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There has been a 800% rise in honour killings in India

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:25:15 +0000

India has registered nearly an 800% spike in the number of so-called honour killings reported.(image)


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Huge reaction to Irish journalist’s report on growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:47:16 +0000

A heart wrenching report by a BBC team lead by Irish journalist and BBC war correspondent, Fergal Keane, on the tragic human cost of the long running war in Yemen has received widespread coverage and plaudits across social media today.(image)


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Donald Trump is Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:43:24 +0000

Donald Trump has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.(image)


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Pakistan Airlines plane with 40 on board crashes after take-off

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:24:28 +0000

A government official in Pakistan says there are unlikely to be any survivors following a plane crash in the northern part of the country.(image)


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Syrian rebels propose five-day ceasefire in Aleppo

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:50:00 +0000

Syrian rebel factions have proposed a five-day ceasefire for medical and civilian evacuation from the eastern part of the city of Aleppo.(image)


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Oxfam claims war-torn Yemen is being 'slowly starved to death'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:54:29 +0000

It is thought Yemen is a few months away from running out of food for its whole population.(image)


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A third of the world's polar bears could disappear by 2056 thanks to climate change, research suggests

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:46:50 +0000

There is a 71% likelihood that polar bear numbers will be reduced by more than 30% in three generations, experts calculated.(image)



UK fines drug firms for hiking cost of epilepsy drug 2,600%

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:58:15 +0000

Drug firms Pfizer and Flynn Pharma have been fined nearly £90m (€106m) for "excessive and unfair" pricing to the NHS after hiking the cost of an anti-epilepsy drug by up to 2,600% overnight.(image)


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6 ways to boost your memory that aren't sudoku

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:26:34 +0000

Because sometimes puzzles can get a bit dull.(image)



No confirmed reports of fires starting in Corsa heating systems, says Vauxhall

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:19:05 +0000

Vauxhall said it has received "no confirmed reports" of fires starting in the heating and ventilation systems of some Corsa models after it was reported there may be a risk.(image)


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