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Egypt arrested 10 reporters since virus hit

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian government has arrested at least 10 journalists since the coronavirus was detected in the country, a local human rights group said, accusing authorities of seizing on the pandemic to accelerate a long-running campaign against dissent. The wave of detentions comes even as authorities across the world release inmates in a […]

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Polish hit song on grieving ‘censored’, sparking protests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kazik’s song was widely seen at targeting the leader of Poland’s ruling nationalist party Polish public radio has been accused of censoring an anti-government song that topped the charts and was then removed from the station’s website. Kazik’s Your Pain is Better than Mine is widely seen as criticising […]

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Red Wall voters may be hardest hit by Covid — they are expecting Boris to deliver for them

Coronavirus is ripping up life as we know it. Every-thing has changed. We can barely recognise ourselves any more, especially our natural hair colour which is 50 shades of grey. I’ve even bought a NutriBullet, to keep my pal the kettle company when I go out to meet my friend for a duel in the […]

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Spain unveils aid package for people and businesses hit by coronavirus crisis

The Spanish government approved a €700 million aid package of economic and social measures to assist those affected by the almost total shutdown of the economy amid the coronavirus crisis.  The new measures include the suspension of evictions of vulnerable households for six months. The measure is set to cover people who are unable to meet […]

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Storm Ciara: Floods and travel disruption as UK hit by severe gales

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStorm Ciara has brought severe gales and flooding in its wake Heavy rain and gusts of wind reaching more than 90mph brought widespread flooding and travel disruption as Storm Ciara hit the UK. Trees were toppled, buildings were damaged and some homes had to be evacuated as […]

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UK weather forecast: Snow WHITEOUT to hit Britain with ‘danger to life’ warnings in place | Weather | News

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind in Scotland on Monday and Tuesday. However, this could later be extended to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Some areas will be battered by torrential rain as the weekend’s sunny spell comes to an abrupt end. Sunday morning will see outbreaks of rain and […]

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Person killed after being hit by train in Belfast

A person has died after being struck by a train at Dunmurry in Belfast. The tracks have been closed in both directions as police examine the area. Translink reported disruption to trains on its Bangor to Portadown railway line following a “tragic incident”. PSNI officers carry lights as they attend Dunmurry railway station in west […]

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Teens Who Threaten And Hit Their Parents: That’s Domestic Violence Too : Shots

Hokyoung Kim for NPR and KHN Hokyoung Kim for NPR and KHN Nothing Jenn and Jason learned in parenting class prepared them for the challenges they’ve faced raising a child prone to violent outbursts. The couple are parents to two siblings whom they first fostered as toddlers and later adopted. (NPR has agreed not to […]

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Labour pledges £58bn to compensate women hit by pension age rise

Labour has pledged to compensate nearly 4 million women who lost out on thousands of pounds when the state pension age was increased. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, said the payments – estimated to total £58bn over five years – would settle a “historical debt of honour”. Individual payouts to women born in the Fifties could […]

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