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Michael Nyqvist dead: Swedish actor dies after lung cancer battle, aged 56

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, best known for a leading role in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Swedish film series, died in Sweden on Tuesday after a year-long battle with lung cancer, his representative said. He was 56. Nyqvist “passed away quietly surrounded by family” in Stockholm, his spokeswoman Alissa Goodman said in an emailed statement that called him “one ...

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Venezuela Supreme Court attacked with grenade thrown from police helicopter in 'terrorist' act

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has been attacked with a grenade thrown from a police helicopter in what the country’s president, Nicolas Maduro, described as a “terrorist attack”. Speaking on state TV, the 54-year-old embattled leader said special forces were hunting those behind the attack, which follows three months of opposition protests and some dissent from within government ranks. Reports said the ...

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Britain's Political Revolution: Canterbury, Corbyn and a seismic change in the landscape

Political earthquakes, terrorist outrages and man-made disaster are pounding Britain so frequently these days that it is scarcely possible to take in the significance of one before the next is upon us. There has been the referendum on Brexit, the fall of one prime minister and the rise of another, three suicide attacks, the general election with a completely unexpected ...

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Grenfell Tower: Nine hospital trusts are 'category one' for fire risk and 38 hospitals are causing concern

Nine hospital trusts have been found to be covered in cladding similar to that of Grenfell Tower, where a fire spread 60 metres high within 30 minutes and killed at least 79 people. Up to 38 hospital sites have similar characteristics to Grenfell, with nine of the trusts classed as category one risk, meaning the building is over two storeys, ...

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US says China is among worst offenders of human trafficking in new report

The US has named China as one of the worst offenders for human trafficking in an annual Report which could aggravate tensions between the nations as they try to work out how to deal with North Korea. The report lists countries in “tiers,” with Tier 1 countries defined as meeting the minimum standards of the US in terms of combating human trafficking and forced labour. China ...

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Isis fed baby to its mother and raped a 10-year-old girl to death in front of family, Iraqi MP claims

A baby was fed to its own unwitting mother by Isis, who also raped a ten-year-old girl to death in front of her own family, an Iraqi MP has claimed.  Vian Dakhil is a prominent Yazidi politician and has served as an important mouthpiece for the horrors perpetrated by Isis against her people.  The extremist group believe the Yazidi minority ...

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Britain becoming more divided with 'whole tracts of country left behind', says Social Mobility Commission

Britain risks becoming more divided unless there is a renewed effort to reduce the gap between the “haves and have-nots”, the influential Social Mobility Commission has warned. In a damning report the commission found two decades of government efforts had failed to deliver enough progress and urged ministers to adopt new approaches to tackle the problems in British society. The ...

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Hen harrier population crashes in UK as illegal killing takes its toll

Illegal killing of hen harriers has helped cause the population of this “most wonderful” bird of prey to crash by more than a quarter in just 12 years, conservationists have warned. A survey by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and other groups found the bird remained on the brink of extinction in England with just four known pairs ...

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Majority of Britons support UK Government phone tapping at time of heightened terror threat, finds report

More than three quarters of the UK population believe the Government should be allowed to tap into their phones at a time of heightened terrorist threat, a new survey has found. Eight in 10 people think the state should have the right to keep people under video surveillance in public areas, while 50 per cent think they should have the right ...

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Muslim children as young as nine branded terrorists in wake of recent terror attacks, reveals Childline

Children as young as nine are being branded terrorists in the wake of recent terror attacks in the UK, Childline has revealed.  The helpline has seen a spike in children contacting them about faith and race-based bullying in recent months, with the number of sessions on these issues almost doubling following the Westminster atrocity compared to the previous month. It ...

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