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Woman who filmed her maid falling from a building and didn't try to help 'detained by police' in Kuwait

Police in Kuwait have reportedly detained a woman who filmed her Ethiopian maid falling from the seventh floor of a building. The woman did not try to help the maid and simple called to her “Oh, crazy, come back.” Footage, posted by the woman to social media, showed the maid hanging onto a balcony with one hand, shouting “hold me, ...

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Eight things that quietly got more expensive while everyone was enjoying April Fools' Day

All jokes aside, 1 April has been dubbed ‘National Price Hike Day’ after increased costs on everyday items and services came into effect. Prescriptions, utility bills and TV licences are just some of the things that got more expensive, while people were distracted by online jokes and pranks. In addition, nine out of ten local authorities planned to increase council tax, according ...

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Fewer smokers in Wales since ban in enclosed public spaces

There are 94,000 fewer smokers in Wales since a ban on lighting up in enclosed public places came into force 10 years ago, Welsh Government data shows. Sunday marks a decade since the law came in and 19% of adults in Wales now smoke compared to 24% before the ban. There are also 6% fewer teenage boys and 14% fewer ...

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Prince Charles to visit Italian town hit by deadly earthquake

The Prince of Wales will visit an Italian town where more than 200 people died after a devastating earthquake. He will tour the old town of Amatrice on Sunday with mayor Sergio Pirozzi who said after the disaster: “The town isn’t here any more.” Prince Charles will visit a former school which houses emergency services and reconstruction staff and will ...

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Croydon asylum boy assault: Attackers are scum, says MP

A gang who attacked a teenaged asylum seeker in Croydon on Friday have been called “scum” by the area’s MP. The Kurdish Iranian boy, 17, was waiting with two friends at a bus stop in Shrublands Road when he was set upon by about eight youths. He remains in hospital in a “serious but stable” condition. MP Gavin Barwell said: ...

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Sharp fall in prosecutions for death crash drivers

Prosecution and conviction rates for drivers who cause fatal road crashes have fallen sharply – at the same time as police forces have lost thousands of traffic officers. Figures shared with 5 live Investigates by the charity RoadPeace reveal a 23% drop in prosecutions in England and Wales in the five years to 2015. In the same period the number ...

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James Rosenquist, pop art contemporary of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, dies aged 83

James Rosenquist, a key figure in the pop art movement along with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, has died aged 83. His wife Mimi Thompson, told The New York Times that he died at his home in the city after a long illness.  Rosenquist started by painting signs and billboard advertisements in Times Square and other public places. He later ...

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British woman jailed in Iran 'dreams of watching husband and daughter playing' as detention reaches one-year mark

A British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for allegedly plotting to topple the government has told how she dreams of watching her husband and their two-year-old daughter playing. Ahead of the first anniversary of her detention, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe described her wish to see the pair dancing to Michael Jackson in “the middle of our sitting room”. The 38-year-old was arrested at ...

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Nuclear power stations and airports told to 'remain resilient' against potential terrorist attacks

Nuclear power stations and airports have been told to “remain resilient to evolving cyber threats”, amid fears that their systems may be targeted by hackers. Energy minister Jesse Norman told The Telegraph that the government was “fully committed to defending the UK against cyber threats, with a £1.9 billion investment designed to transform this country’s cyber security.” But the threat of ...

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Brendan Rodgers is contender to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, says Charlie Nicholas

Fans are calling for Arsene Wenger to resign as Arsenal manager (Picture: Getty) Brendan Rodgers is a contender to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, according to Charlie Nicholas. Rodgers is on the verge of securing the Scottish title with Celtic, having already bagged the Scottish League Cup with the club this season. Arsene Wenger explains why he will REFUSE to ...

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