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Catholic bishops scrap welcome to gays

Catholic bishops have scrapped their landmark welcome to gays, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to...

Anyone who wants to ban smoking might think about banning fizzy drinks too

Politicians recently tried – and failed – to get smoking banned in London’s parks and open spaces. But recent research has suggested that a...

Tory defector becomes the UK’s first Ukip MP

Ukip has its first elected MP after a dramatic night which left the two main Westminster parties licking their wounds. Douglas Carswell, who defected from...

New astronauts arrive at ISS for Expedition 41

Nasa astronaut Barry ‘Butch’ Wilmore and Russian astronauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova joined the crew on the outpost to return the ISS to...

UN: 120 million girls sexually abused

About 120 million girls worldwide have been forced to have sex, according to a United Nations report. It also found a fifth of murder victims...

Up to 1,400 children ‘raped by large numbers of men’ and ‘doused in petrol’ in UK town

Around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in one town in England over a 16-year period, a report said today. The report on events in Rotherham,...

Darling and Salmond clash in Scottish independence head-to-head; Salmond wins, says poll

The two leaders in Scotland's independence debate have clashed over the issues of currency, energy and the health service in a TV debate. Scots go...

UK sees first drop in food spending for quarter of a century

Spending in food stores in the UK dropped in July for the first time in at least 25 years as the supermarket price war...

Japanese man, 111, named as world’s oldest

A 111-year-old retired educator from Japan who enjoys poetry has been recognised as the world’s oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness...

Protesters mass in Pakistan capital

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad following the arrival of convoys led by a cricket star-turned-politician and a...

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Saudi Arabia unveils health measures that will allow pilgrims to visit Mecca

Saudi Arabia has released new details on how it plans to gradually allow Muslims back to Islam’s holiest site in Mecca to perform the...

Plaque symbolising Thai democracy removed in less than a day

A plaque symbolising Thailand’s transition to democracy has been removed less than 24 hours after it was installed by anti-government demonstrators in a historic...

Counsellors and psychologists vital for Covid-19 rehab, says expert

Counsellors and psychologists are an important part of coronavirus rehabilitation as people suffer from long-term effects of Covid-19, an expert has said. Patients who have...

Woman arrested over White House poison attempt

A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at New York-Canada border,...

Covid-19 vaccine could be available to some before the end of the year says UK scientific adviser

Small amounts of a coronavirus vaccine could be made available to certain groups of people before the end of the year, according to the...
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