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Guatemala expels abortion boat crew

The Guatemalan authorities say they are expelling members of a non-profit “abortion boat” docked on its shores. Officials said they had lied when they applied for tourist visas and would not be allowed to work in Guatemala. The Dutch group, … Continue reading

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New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'

The UN’s new climate chief admits she’s worried about President Donald Trump – but is confident that action to curb climate change is unstoppable. President Trump said he’d withdraw from the UN climate deal and stop funding the UN’s clean … Continue reading

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Ex-inmate returns to film Bolivian jail

Two decades ago, high-living inmates at Bolivia’s chaotic San Pedro Prison ran tours for foreign backpackers. The story was told in a best-selling book, Marching Powder. Now the book’s protagonist – a former inmate – and its author have reunited … Continue reading

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Maps reveal schizophrenia 'hotspots' in England

Maps have revealed “hotspots” of schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses in England, based on the amount of medication prescribed by GPs. The analysis by the University of East London showed North Kesteven, in Lincolnshire, had the highest rates. The lowest … Continue reading

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Oscars: Has anything really changed since #OscarsSoWhite?

Last year, the #OscarsSoWhite controversy cast a shadow over the Academy Awards – it was the second year in a row when the acting nominees were all white. This year, things are different – on the surface at least. Seven … Continue reading

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White House bans certain news media from briefing

The White House has barred several major broadcasters and newspapers from attending an informal press briefing. The BBC, CNN, the New York Times and others were excluded from an audience with Press Secretary Sean Spicer, with no reason given. It … Continue reading

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Oscars 2017: Do the best films and performances win?

The Oscars are supposed to reward the best films and performances of the year. But in reality, lots of other factors influence who gets their hands on a golden statuette. Do the Oscars pick the best films? “God, no,” laughs … Continue reading

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Can community projects offer a way to affordable care?

With health and social care budgets feeling the squeeze, the need to find ways to care for people that are both affordable and effective is one of the country’s biggest challenges. Around the UK many attempts are being made to … Continue reading

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The unravelling of Kim Jong-nam's death

It’s got all the markings of a John Le Carre novel: the killing of the North Korean leader’s brother with one of the deadliest chemical weapons created by man. But who by? And why? Many questions remain unanswered. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Did Trump win because his name was first in key states?

One of the world’s leading political scientists believes Donald Trump won the US presidential election for a very simple reason, writes Hannah Sander – his name came first on the ballot in some critical swing states. Jon Krosnick has spent … Continue reading

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