Are we finally waking up to the threat from the worlds deadliest infectious disease? | Nick Herbert

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The UNs first High-Level Meeting on tuberculosis is a positive step the way TB has been neglected is a scandal, writes Nick Herbert, co-chairman of the Global TB Caucus Imagine if the World Health Organization announced that a new, highly infectious airborne disease would claim 1.6 million lives over the next year. With no vaccine […]

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Home Office failed Windrush victim up to her death, says her MP

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Appalling government treatment devastated Sarah OConnors health, Margaret Hodge tells Sajid Javid A victim of the Sarah OConnor had been treated before her death earlier this month. She said that the compensation and extra support OConnor needed after the Home Offices failings was not offered, leaving it up to Hodges office to step in. As […]

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Amazon investigates claims staff are leaking data for bribes

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Employees are offering confidential information to sellers, according to report Amazon is investigating claims that employees have taken bribes for leaking confidential sales information, particularly in China, as it the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sellers, brokers and people familiar with internal investigations. The practice violates company policy and is common in China, where the […]

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UK and EU to enter continuous talks to resolve Brexit deadlock

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Brexit secretary Dominic Raab acknowledges final-stage negotiations need to speed up The UK and the EU have agreed to hold continuous Brexit talks after a cool encounter between lead negotiators in Brussels appeared to yield little progress. The negotiations are now entering the final stage, said Michel Barnier, the former French minister who is leading […]

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Inside the British military base where young hackers learn to stop cybercrime

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As part of the Cyber Security Challenge UK, law enforcement agencies are putting cyberdefenders through their paces At the heart of a police operation to defend Britain from attack by cybercriminals, a 14-year-old boy was honing his skills to thwart hackers linked to a rogue state. Ben Abrahmason was among a group who gathered at […]

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Barry Chuckle, one half Chuckle Brothers duo, dies aged 73

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Manager says comedy entertainer died peacefully at home with his wife and familyBarry Chuckle a life in pictures The entertainer Barry Chuckle, one half of the comedy duo #Chucklevision Paddy McGuinness (@PaddyMcGuinness) One of my favourites from childhood years, teenage years and as an adult! Gutted. Barry Chuckle RIP sir. August 5, 2018 It has […]

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Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortion

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Leo Varadkar vows legal terminations by end of year after huge vote for change Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic churchs one-time domination of the Republic. The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to 723,632 in favour of abolishing a […]

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