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Democrats release memo rebutting Republican claims about FBI surveillance of Trump campaign

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released a classified memo rebutting Republicans’ claims that the FBI improperly surveilled the Trump campaign. The heavily redacted document claims the FBI did not rely on faulty evidence when securing a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page – an allegation Republicans made in a memo the committee released last month. Donald Trump blocked the release ...

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Sridevi dead: Bollywood star dies, aged 54

Bollywood star Shridevi has died after a cardiac arrest at the age of 54, her family has said. Sridevi was reportedly with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi attending her nephew’s wedding in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, when she died. She was born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan and made her Bollywood debut at the age of four in 1975 drama Julie.  She went ...

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Thousands of African migrants protest against Israel's plans to deport them

Thousands of African asylum seekers, migrants and their supporters are protesting against Israel’s plans to deport them. The government has given the group until 1 April to leave the country for an unnamed African destination in exchange for $3,500 (£2,500) and a plane ticket. They face indefinite imprisonment if they refuse. Demonstrators carrying signs saying ”We’re all humans” and “Refugees and residents refuse to ...

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Archbishop of Canterbury warns about Brexit divisions and austerity 'crushing the weak'

Austerity is “crushing the weak” and Brexit has divided the country, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. In a dramatic assessment of the state of the country, Justin Welby said there is a danger of a “schism” in society that the most vulnerable are falling into. The Anglican leader issued a plea for Britons to be “generous” in adapting to ...

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NHS crisis: Patients face delays for vital treatment amid 'staggering increase' in cancelled operations

Patients are facing delays to life-saving treatment amid warnings over a “staggering increase” in cancellations of urgent surgery. Nearly 1,000 urgent operations have been cut so far this winter for patients with life-threatening illnesses due to pressures on hospital resources, such as beds or staff, according to new analysis of NHS figures. The total represents a 40 per cent increase in cancellations since 2013-14, when 707 ...

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Campaign launches in Scotland on minimum unit price for alcohol as ministers prepare to make recommendations on figure

A campaign is being launched to raise awareness of Scotland’s minimum unit price for alcohol as ministers prepare to make a recommendation on its level. Owners of the 5,300 convenience stores across Scotland will be targeted with posters, leaflets and adverts over the coming weeks highlighting the changes coming in from 1 May. Health secretary Shona Robison is due to ...

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AP McCoy: Better weight advice could have extended my career

Twenty-time champion jockey AP McCoy believes his career could have been extended had he been given better support to manage his weight healthily. McCoy, who retired in 2015, told the BBC he had done “everything you probably shouldn’t do” while racing. Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) experts have created special programmes to help jockeys lose weight safely. McCoy, who took ...

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Children sold corrosive substances in Newham despite voluntary crackdown

Corrosive substances were bought by children in a London borough suffering a record level of acid attacks, despite a voluntary crackdown in local shops, according to Newham Council. In four council enforcement tests, 11 of 23 retailers sold to a child. BBC 5 live Investigates was present at one of the undercover investigations where a 14-year-old girl was able to ...

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The Labour Party Is Still Arguing About Ken Livingstone And Hitler

Labour MPs have warned against re-admitting Ken Livingstone to the party ahead of the end of his suspension over anti-Semitism. The former London mayor was branded an “embarrassment” who would bring Labour into disrepute by prominent backbenchers. It is understood Livingstone will face a fresh investigation by the National Executive Committee (NEC) when it meets in March and he will ...

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New mother says she 'found bandages in my body'

The NHS is investigating claims by a new mother who says she found bandages in her body seven weeks after giving birth at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough. “I took out a large piece of decomposing material from inside me that was soaked in blood,” Alexandra Loredana told BBC News. Ms Loredana added that she had suffered from thrush and ‘light ...

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