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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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Scots physicists lead £10m project taking quantum technology ‘to another level’

A team of physicists based in Scotland are to lead a £10 million project to take the development of faster, thumbnail-sized quantum technology “to...

Shoebox-sized Covid-19 test kit could make ‘huge difference’ in winter fight

A portable Covid-19 test which aims to diagnose the disease in 90 minutes could make a “huge difference” in hospitals ahead of the winter...

Trump ‘suggested Covid-19 might stop him shaking hands with disgusting people’

A former adviser to US vice president Mike Pence has said Donald Trump once suggested that Covid-19 might be a good thing because it...

BBC defends same-sex Strictly Come Dancing pairing following complaints

The BBC has defended introducing a same-sex pairing on Strictly Come Dancing after receiving complaints about the move. Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Nicola Adams will...

Barack Obama to release first volume of his memoir

The first volume of former US president Barack Obama’s memoir will be released on November 17, two weeks after the country’s election. It will...
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