Saturday, 26 May 2018

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Woman found dead at house with 7-year-old son

LONDON: The bodies of a 37-year-old woman and her seven-year-old son have been found at an address in west London, days after she posted ambiguous messages on social media about her emotional state. Registered nurse Sinead Higgins, who had retrained as a lawyer specialising in medical negligence, was found dead ...

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Brave New World: UK Is First To Legalize Three-Parent Babies

LONDON: Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK’s fertility regulator. The historic and controversial move is to prevent children being born with deadly genetic diseases. Doctors in Newcastle – who developed the advanced form of IVF – are expected to be the first ...

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Two men jailed over fatal Bradford shooting

BRADFORD: A man on life licence from prison who murdered a Bradford father-to-be because he felt he had “grassed” him up after a crime they had both committed nearly a decade earlier will serve at least 30 years in jail. Amjad Khan, 31, of New Cross Street, West Bowling, was ...

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Faryal Khan on family abuse: ‘I was bullied but no longer’

LONDON: Boxer Amir Khan’s wife has told of her nightmare living with his family, saying: “I was bullied but no longer.” Faryal Makhdoom, 25, claims she was slapped, had a remote control hurled at her and was cropped out of family photos. The catwalk model also alleges her “controlling” in-laws ...

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‘Wrong baby’ security fears at Royal London Hospital

LONDON: A maternity unit has been ordered to improve security due to fears parents could “leave with the wrong baby”. The Royal London Hospital has been told by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that “lax” checking of name bands left babies and families at risk. A total of 4,645 babies ...

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All new police officers in England and Wales to have degrees

LONDON: All new police officers in England and Wales will have to be educated to degree level from next year, the College of Policing has announced. Under significant changes, prospective officers already with a degree can do a funded post-graduate conversion course. Alternatively, they can do an unfunded degree in ...

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Boxer Amir Khan’s parents respond to Faryal abuse allegations

LONDON: Last week, Faryal Makhdoom, the wife of British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan, alleged that she has long suffered harassment at the hands of her in-laws. In a story on social media platform Snapchat, Faryal claimed that her in-laws attempted to hit her and also tried to engineer a divorce when ...

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Special £5 notes ‘worth £20,000’

LONDON: Four special £5 notes, engraved with a tiny portrait of author Jane Austen, are being put into circulation and could be worth more than £20,000. The first of four notes featuring art by specialist micro-engraver Graham Short was spent in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. Three more notes will ...

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MP Michelle Thomson says she was raped aged 14

A Scottish MP has told a House of Commons debate on violence against women that she was raped at the age of 14, moving colleagues to tears and declaring: “I’m not a victim. I’m a survivor.” Michelle Thomson, who was elected as an SNP member but withdrew from the party ...

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