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Trump says he and China’s Xi to try to end opioid crisis

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BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would be focusing “very strongly” on the U.S opioid crisis, which he has declared a public health emergency. Trump said shortly before arriving in Beijing he would discuss as a “top priority” stopping the “flood ...

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Britain facing social care crisis, charities warn

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LONDON: Britain is facing a social care crisis with many people unaware and unprepared for the potential care costs that come with older age. UK adults underestimated the average weekly cost for elderly residential care by over £300 when asked by think tank the Centre for the Modern Family. While ...

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London mayor pushes for more affordable homes on public land

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LONDON: At least half of the new homes built on London public land will have to be affordable to benefit from faster planning permission, according to the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan. Khan made the announcement yesterday in a new approach to property development. The mayor’s new Supplementary Planning Guidance is ...

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Police should have moved in earlier in Sydney siege: Coroner

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Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, Jieun Bae runs to armed tactical response police officers for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia. Police responding to the deadly hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe underestimated the gunman’s threat ...

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