Man, 20, who sparked emergency over fears of ricin poisoning is now 'recovering well in hospital'

Man in his 20s is making a 'good recovery' in hospital after reportedly consuming castor seeds containing the deadly poison ricin. Police were called to Moor Road in Wythenshawe, Manchester, yesterday. ...

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Iranian MPs chant 'death to America' in fist-clenched fury over US drone death of Soleimani

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani compared Soleimani's killing to the 1953 CIA-backed coup that cemented the shah's power and to the U.S. Navy's shootdown of an Iranian passenger plane. ...

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Millions of UK patients are forced to wait more than THREE WEEKS to see their GP

Boris Johnson promised to stop such lengthy waiting times to see a family doctor in his first speech as Prime Minister in July. The latest figures still show a number of patients waiting three weeks. ...

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'Trump will bear full responsibility': Iraq parliament votes to expel US troops as Iran issues dire warnings to White House

'The response will definitely be military and against military sites,' says Iranian military official ...

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Drag queen, former olympian and domestic violence survivor appear in SAS: Who Dares Wins 

Ant Middleton, 35, is set to put 25 men and women to the test in the next series of SAS: Who Dares Wins. Within the ranks are a drag queen, a former Olympian and a domestic violence survivor. ...

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Russia announces plan to ‘use the advantages’ of climate change

Kremlin website recognises global heating as a problem but lists ‘positive’ economic effectsThe Russian government has published a plan to adapt the economy and population to climate change, aiming to mitigate damage but also “use the advantages” of warmer temperatures.The document, published on the government website on Saturday, outlines a plan of action and admits that changes in the climate have had a “prominent and increasing effect” on socioeconomic development, people’s ...

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Massive crowds attend funeral processions as Suleimani's body is returned to Iran – video

In the north-east city of Mashhad, mourners accompanied a casket carrying the Iranian general's remains. Earlier that day, his body had been taken to Ahvaz, in the south-west. Iran has threatened 'harsh retaliation' for the US strike that killed the top military commander.Trump vows to hit 52 sites 'very hard' if Iran retaliates for Suleimani killing Continue reading... ...

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Girl, 1, saved from sepsis death by mother demanding treatment

Rachael Pedrick became concerned about her daughter Holly at their home near Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, on December 23. She said she eventually stormed into the surgery to demand to see a doctor. ...

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Donald Campbell's daughter in row over Bluebird's future

Gina Campbell calls for hydroplane to be returned to scene of father’s death in Lake DistrictA row over the future of Donald Campbell’s restored Bluebird has erupted following the anniversary of his fatal crash 53 years ago.Campbell, who broke eight world records on water and land in the 1950s and 60s, died at Coniston Water on 4 January 1967 while trying to break his own speed record in the vehicle. Continue reading... ...

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General Qassem Suleimani obituary

Military leader regarded as the spearhead of Iran’s influence in the Middle EastQassem Suleimani, who has been killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad aged 62, was widely considered to be the most powerful man in Iran after the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – and its leading military figure. Suleimani’s assassination has plunged the Middle East into a crisis that seems likely to lead to further escalation between Washington and Tehran.Suleimani’s importance depended on his role ...

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