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Patient's 'agonising' wait for Hep C drug

0SHARESShare Tweet Thirty-three-year-old Ben Franklin from London was diagnosed with Hepatitis C nine months ago. The virus can cause life-threatening liver damage. A new drug which could cure his condition was approved by NHS England last year, but funding is limited to 10,011 people. Ben is now buying a cheaper copy of the drug from Bangladesh, a route which the ...

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Fathers 'struggling with work-life balance'

0SHARESShare Tweet Firms are not helping working fathers enough to take a more active role in childcare, according to a work-life balance charity. Although 70% of fathers can work flexibly, half are finding striking a work-life balance increasingly stressful, Working Families said. Bosses should let parents work flexibly, an employers group agreed. On Monday, MPs are opening an inquiry into ...

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Donald Trump says UK 'doing great' after Brexit vote

0SHARESShare Tweet The UK is “doing great” following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview, with former justice secretary Michael Gove for the Times, Mr Trump said he thought the UK was “so smart in getting out”. Mr Trump promised a quick trade deal between the US and the UK ...

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Pound falls ahead of Theresa May Brexit speech

0SHARESShare Tweet The pound has fallen against the dollar to below $1.20 ahead of a key speech from Theresa May on Brexit this week. Sterling fell 1.5% against the US currency on Sunday to its lowest level since the flash crash in October. Analysts said traders were reacting negatively to reports that the prime minister would signal plans on Tuesday ...

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Serbia-Kosovo train row escalates to military threat

0SHARESShare Tweet Serbia has warned it will defend “every inch” of what it claims as its territory in neighbouring Kosovo. President Tomislav Nikolic accused Kosovo of seeking a war, after a train painted in Serbian colours and the words “Kosovo is Serbia” was prevented from crossing the Kosovan border. Kosovo saw the train as a deliberate provocation. As tensions grew, ...

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Brazil prison riot: 'At least 27 dead' in Natal violence

0SHARESShare Tweet At least 27 people have died during a 14-hour riot in a Brazilian prison, police said. The revised death toll is three times what was initially reported, and could increase further, the sources said. On Saturday afternoon, violence erupted between members of rival gangs at Alcacuz prison, starting a riot which lasted until a dawn raid the following ...

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Turkish MPs back new constitution boosting Erdogan's powers

0SHARESShare Tweet Turkey’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a new constitution which will increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There will be a second round of voting later this week and, if approved, a referendum will follow. Critics claim it amounts to a power-grab by Mr Erdogan. But the president says the changed system will resemble those ...

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Donald Trump says Merkel made 'catastrophic mistake' on migrants

0SHARESShare Tweet US President-elect Donald Trump has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made “one very catastrophic mistake” by admitting more than 1m migrants. He said Mrs Merkel was by far Europe’s most important leader, and that the EU had become a vehicle for Germany. Mr Trump was giving details of his foreign policy goals in an interview with British and ...

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Facebook to roll out fake news tools in Germany

0SHARESShare Tweet Facebook is introducing new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories. The world’s largest social network said it would enable German users to flag potentially false stories. The stories will then be passed to third-party fact-checkers and if found to be unreliable, will be marked in users’ news feeds as “disputed”. It is ...

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Theresa May to star in spread in US Vogue magazine

0SHARESShare Tweet Theresa May is to appear in a spread in glossy fashion magazine US Vogue, Downing Street has confirmed. The prime minister – who is known for her love of fashion, especially eye-catching shoes – posed for the renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz. “The long-planned shoot for US Vogue will come out in April,” a No 10 spokesman said. ...

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