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20 years after the end of the brutal civil war that ravaged Sierra Leone (1991-2002), two former child soldiers that were abducted by rebel forces and forced to fight, reflect on their experiences during the war and their lives since.
The aurora borealis made a rare appearance over Stockholm, Sweden, on the night of January 14-15.Timelapse video taken by Nathalie Ek shows the shimmering light display. “After living in Stockholm for 10 years, this is the first time I’ve ever seen it with my own eyes,” Ek told Storyful. Credit: Nathalie Ek via Storyful
Mandatory credit: BBC Breakfast. 60-second use only. Armed Forces minister James Heappey warned Russia that tens of thousands of people could die in a conflict with Ukraine. The UK Government has supplied the Ukraine with anti-tank missiles in preparation for a possible assault. Mr Heappey adds that Russian premiere Vladimir Putin is being lied to if advisors are telling him that the conflict can be 'bloodless'.
Last week I found myself trying a supermarket’s new plant-based ‘fishless’ fish and chips. The faux fish, made with rice and potato, wasn’t fishy at all, the double potato somewhat overwhelming.
After weeks of work from home guidance, Plan B restrictions will be lifted on 26 January, heralding the return of commuters to central London offices. What is needed now is a concerted effort to return London to its pre-pandemic state.
At least one child was killed in northern Syria this week when a storm blanketed tented camps in snow and brought freezing temperatures, compounding the misery of thousands of people displaced by the Mediterranean country's decade-long war. The child died and its mother was in intensive care after snow caused their tent to collapse in the Qastal Miqdad area, as a result of the storm that struck on Jan. 18, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. "I was scared the tent would fall down on the kids," Abu Anas said in Zaitoun camp in northern Syria, after his family fled from eastern Gouta, an area on the outskirts of Damascus that was devastated by the conflict.
She posted on Instagram to mark the personal milestone.
Israel is hoping the U_N_ General Assembly will unanimously adopt a resolution rejecting and condemning any denial of the Holocaust and urging all nations and social media companies “to take active measures to combat antisemitism and Holocaust denial or distortion.”
It’s time for a thoroughly refreshing change
Thursday briefing: Johnson vows to battle on after bruising day. PM suffers defection and demands to quit … Biden marks first year in office … and lessons from the man who has read every Marvel comic
More than 100 millionaires say current tax systems are “not fair” and increasing wealth taxes would help resolve inequalities made dramatically worse by the Covid-19 health crisis Millionaires from around the world have signed an open letter asking governments to tax them at higher rates.The letter was published online Wednesday, mid-way through Davos, the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting being held virtually this year.The signatories of the letter –which was the result of a joint initiativ
Former pope Benedict XVI has been heavily incriminated in a new report on the handling of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church in Munich and Freising when he was the Archbishop Cardinal Ratzinger, says the law firm that carried out the probe.
In the wake of Ashling Murphy’s murder, Micheal Martin said a new strategy on gender-based violence would be before the Government in March.
Some 70.7% of popular swimming locations were rated ‘excellent’ but environmental campaigners said they were sceptical real progress was being made.
A former Conservative MP who defected and joined Labour has claimed he was threatened with the loss of a school in his constituency if he did not vote the way party bosses wanted him to. Christian Wakeford, who represents Bury South, switched parties on Wednesday. Speaking on Thursday, Mr Wakeford said the "threat" left him questioning his position in the Conservative Party.
‘Congrats you just killed off the joke as usual,’ wrote one viewer
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The eruption of a Tonga volcano sent "violent" waves across the Pacific and caused a boat loading oil about 6,600 miles away to topple, spilling thousands of barrels into Peruvian waters. Dozens of fishermen have protested outside Peru's main oil refinery, La Pampilla, which processes around 117,000 barrels a day and is managed by Spanish company Repsol. An Italian-flagged ship was loading the oil into La Pampilla when strong waves moved the boat and caused it to spill its cargo into the ocean.
Britain's armed forces have flown some 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Ukraine this week amid fears of an imminent, new Russian invasion. British surveillance aircraft have also been spotted. Open source flight-tracking software has plotted Royal Air Force C-17 transport aircraft flying back and forth between the UK and Ukraine.
The fourth and final season of family crime drama Ozark arrives with a brilliant bang as the violence, danger and stakes get higher and higher.