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Disabled people told to ‘drink bleach’ as levels of online hate crime soar

Online hate crimes against disabled people soared by a third in one year – but the numbers recorded are just the “tip of the iceberg”, a charity has warned. Police forces across England and Wales revealed there were 313 incidents reported in 2017-18 – up from 235 in the previous 12 months, according to the […]

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Multi-billion pound renovation of Parliament moves a step closer

A multi-billion pound renovation of Parliament has moved a step closer after legislation was tabled by the government. Efforts to safeguard the historic Palace of Westminster have been given fresh impetus by the devastating blaze at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris last month. MPs from all parties have voiced fears of a similar tragedy unfolding […]

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Scientists figure out new way to remove salt from water

Brine water produced by the oil and gas industry contains even more dissolved salts than ocean water, and is a growing environmental concern – but scientists have figured out a new way to treat it. These hypersaline brines can pollute the fresh water resources which communities depend on, and are difficult to treat. But a […]

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Government: New laws to protect UK elections and referendums from foreign interference

The government wants to introduce new laws to protect elections and referendums in the UK from the risk of interference by foreign powers. Announcing the move, the minister for the constitution Kevin Foster MP stated: “There is no evidence that British elections or referendums have been compromised.” However, he added: “But we need to review […]

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Babies among the dead as fragile ceasefire reaches Gaza

Two pregnant women and two babies in Gaza are among the dead after a fresh round of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants. Before the tentative ceasefire was brokered in the early hours of Monday morning, hundreds of rockets were fired into southern Israel on Sunday, killing at least four Israelis in the bloodiest fighting […]

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Citing Iranian Threat, U.S. Sends Carrier Group and Bombers to Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON —The deployment was intended “to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force,” said John R. Bolton, the national security adviser, in a statement released Sunday night. The announcement did not give any further […]

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Brunei says it won’t enforce death penalty for gay sex after backlash

  The Sultan of Brunei has said that his country won’t enforce the death penalty for people found to have had gay sex, following widespread outcry. Earlier this year, the new legislation in the tiny, oil-rich monarchy sparked international condemnation, including from celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John. They called for a boycott on hotels owned […]

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North Korea Launches Short-Range Projectiles, South Says

JEJU, South Korea — In a move likely to raise tensions as denuclearization talks with the United States remain stalled. The North fired the projectiles between 9:06 a.m. and 9:27 a.m. from near Wonsan, a coastal town east of Pyongyang, the capital, the South Korean military said in a statement. They flew 70 to 200 […]

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Boeing plane jets into Florida river with 143 on board

Officials said, with terrified passengers all safely evacuated to shore from the stricken jet’s wings. The plane carrying 143 people including crew from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba slammed into shallow water next to a naval air station in Jacksonville after a hard landing that saw the plane bounce and swerve down the runway, passengers said. […]

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Royal baby: Prince Harry cancels Amsterdam trip amid due date rumours

The Duke of Sussex has cancelled his trip to Amsterdam, where he was due next week, amid furious speculation around his baby’s due date. Prince Harry’s foreign visit was announced on Wednesday and ramped up rumours around when Meghan was going to give birth to their first child. Buckingham Palace had said he would be […]

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