Will Connie kill Steph? 10 big Casualty spoilers revealed for tonight

(Picture: BBC) When Steph, the woman who caused the crash that led to Grace’s injuries, is rushed to Casualty after an overdose, it’s fair to say that Connie Beauchamp doesn’t feel much sympathy. And, as she is faced with the woman who almost killed her daughter, she might be tempted to take drastic action. It’s a dramatic visit to the ...

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David Miliband: Labour is 'further from power than any time in the last 50 years'

Labour under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is further from power than any time in the last 50 years, David Miliband has said. As Mr Corbyn made clear he is determined to continue as Labour leader despite a humiliating defeat in the Copeland by-election, Mr Miliband said he was “deeply concerned” about the party. The currently US-based former foreign secretary also refused to rule out a ...

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Syrian cinematographer blocked from entering US for Oscars 2017

A Syrian cinematographer won’t be able to attend this Sunday’s Oscars ceremony having been denied entry to the US by the Department of Homeland Security. 21-year-old Khaled Khateeb, who worked on the Oscar-nominated documentary short The White Helmets, is reported to have been kept from entering the country after officials found “derogatory information” against him. The news comes a month after ...

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Syrian civil war: More than 40 people killed in triple suicide attack targeting government forces in Homs

At least 42 people have been killed and many more injured in a triple suicide bombing attack by al-Qaeda linked militants on security offices in the Syrian city of Homs. The jihadis opened fire before detonating their explosives at two headquarters operated by Syrian government forces, killing at least 42 people including a senior military security officer, General Hassan Daaboul. ...

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'A woman takes pride in being beaten by her husband': The country where domestic violence is a sign of love

Salimata was always told she should be proud to come from a family of wife beaters. “You’re the daughter of a woman whose husband broke her hands. Your grandmother’s legs were fractured by her husband. You must be loved,” Salimata said, citing her mother’s words. The 19-year-old woman from Mauritania’s Soninké  ethnic group, married to a man who also beats ...

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Donald Trump is making his first speech to Congress – and Democrats are inviting immigrants as their plus ones

Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress in an effort to put a face on those who could be hurt by the Republican’s policies.  Lawmakers typically get one guest ticket apiece for presidential addresses, as they will for Tuesday’s prime-time speech, and the invites often go to family, friends or someone from back ...

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US government memo on the danger of leaking to media has been leaked

A US government memo setting out strategies for preventing leaks of classified information, has been leaked to the media. The four-page document details how Donald Trump’s new secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, might be able to prevent the public disclosure of sensitive information, including issues affecting ongoing policy discussions within the department. “When such information is leaked … It chills the willingness of senior ...

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White House says chief of staff Reince Priebus not wrong to ask FBI director James Comey to dispute Russia links

The White House has defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached long standing policy guidelines by asking FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents.  ​President Donald Trump’s spokesman, Sean Spicer, argued that Mr Priebus had little choice but to seek Mr Comey’s ...

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James Comey: The head of the FBI is in the spotlight once again

FBI Director James Comey is again in a familiar spot these days — the middle of political tumult.  As a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration, he clashed with the White House over a secret surveillance program. Years later as head of the FBI, he incurred the ire of Hillary Clinton supporters for public statements on ...

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EFL Cup final: Claude Puel backs Southampton defender Jack Stephens to cope with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Southampton manager Claude Puel has backed his patched-up defence to deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Saints are without key defender Virgil van Dijk for Sunday’s Wembley showdown with Manchester United in the EFL Cup final. Instead teenager Jack Stephens, who is almost half Ibrahimovic’s age, is set to be handed the job of shackling United’s superstar striker. But Puel, who came ...

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