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Technology provides communications for pair rowing across Atlantic

3,000 miles. 43 days. Two rowers. One boat.That was the challenge that Anna and Cameron McLean set themselves by taking ...


How a statue of a Russian princess appeared in Westminster Abbey

History Aug 05 2020 Alexandra Guzeva CEphoto, Uwe Aranas; Getty Images; Archive photo This relative of the last Russian tsar ...


Thirteen Grand Slam winners in U.S. Open draw

Thirteen Grand Slam singles champions headline the list of entries announced on Tuesday for the 2020 U.S. Open women's draw, ...


Tiger, McIlroy, Thomas grouped together for PGA Championship

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will play alongside the world's top-ranked player, Justin Thomas, in a star-studded grouping for the ...


Coronavirus Surges Taxing Europe, Prompting Fears of Social Unrest

LONDON - European governments are scrambling to shape radical plans to cope with a second wave of coronavirus contagion, expected ...


Do we need a national day of mourning after the coronavirus pandemic?

At the end of July, the charity Marie Curie UK launched a campaign for a national day to "reflect, grieve ...


Beijing Olympic bronze medallist Wang eyes her fifth national Games

BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Former Chinese international spiker and Beijing Olympic bronze medal winner Wang Yimei was expecting to ...


Family asked to leave Disney Store after child with autism couldn't keep mask on

A Windsor, Ont. family say they were told to leave the Disney Store in London's CF Masonville Place after their ...


London's Flat Iron Square reopens this week

Whether foru00a0after-work drinks with something tasty on the side or watching football fail to come home, Londonersu00a0once flocked to Flat ...


Suspect sought after man sprayed with u2018noxious substance,' robbed in west London - London

Investigators said it happened around 8:15 p.m. on July 22 near Oxford Street West and Platt's Lane. ...


Dubai restaurants The Maine and Gaia to open in London- 'It's a natural next step'

Two of the city's most popular restaurants are going global in 2021 ...


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Muckamore Abbey- Robin Swann apologises for 'failure of care'

NI health minister pledges inquiry after receiving damning report into hospital leadership. ...

Quadruple amputee's shock at three-month disability payment wait

Caroline Coster questioned whether the delay in payments was in case her hands and feet grew back. ...

Newspaper headlines- 'Andrew's law' call and the 'lost city' of Beirut

The papers report on a grieving widow's sentencing campaign and the aftermath of the Lebanon blast. ...

Why I run with a car tyre on my back

Ben runs in the Peak District to boost his mental health after a suicide attempt two years ago. ...

British Vogue September issue- Edward Enninful showcases activists of 'hope'

British Vogue's Edward Enninful says it was a "no-brainer" that the September issue would be about activism. ...

Gay conversion therapy- I was told I was broken

Organisations promoting the idea that sexuality can be changed argue their practices are ethical but Boris Johnson wants to ban ...

International

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Isreeli empathy for Lebanon draws fire from within

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Lebanese cabinet has ordered port officials who had roles in storing or guarding highly explosive materials ...

Pompeo calls TikiTok, WeChat, and other apps, 'significant threats'

WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from ...

Rebels and government forces clash in Myamar sending locals fleeing

More than 100 villagers fled their homes in Myanmar's northern Shan state into China as fighting broke out between ethnic ...

Flashpoint Beirut: Blast comes on eve of Hariri assassination verdict

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The world has been shocked by the severity of a huge blast which has rocked Beirut, killing ...

No precedent for Trump to take cut of TikTok deal

NEW YORK, New York - President Donald Trump's demand that the U.S. government get a cut from a potential Microsoft ...

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Proposed support for U.S. airlines boost Wall Street

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. support for airlines including a proposed $25 billion support package under negotiation, and an ...


Trump hails rising manufacturing and auto sales

WASHINGTON, DC - President Donald Trump interrupted his press briefing on the coronavirus on Tuesday night to enthuse over the ...


187 countries ratify convention protecting victims of child labor

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labor has been universally ratified. The International Labor ...


$172 million defense department job goes to Hunstville, Alabama plant

SAN DIEGO, California - A subsidiary of Cubic Corporation, GATR Technologies, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $172 million ...


Thailand to get injection of $1.5bn from Asia Development Bank

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on Tuesday it is providing a $1.5 billion loan to Thailand ...


Technology provides communications for pair rowing across Atlantic

3,000 miles. 43 days. Two rowers. One boat.That was the challenge that Anna and Cameron McLean set themselves by taking ...


Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...