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Eleven die and dozens ill after eating rice at Indian temple

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Witnesses say people quickly fell ill after eating rice following a consecration ceremony Eleven people have died and dozens more have fallen ill after eating rice at a temple in India, police say. About 70 people have been admitted to hospital after eating the food following a ceremony in the southern state of Karnataka. ...

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Plan for food waste to be separated

All households in England may be given a separate caddy for food waste, under plans to be announced next week. Ministers are backing the idea, but will offer it for consultation before any changes happen. The scheme would reduce greenhouse gases from landfill, but could lead to less frequent collections of general household waste. Some councils will oppose the policy ...

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Hastings cliff fall: Rock crashes into bedroom

Image copyright ESFRS Image caption The bedroom was empty when a large rock crashed through the rear wall A large rock which fell from a cliff came crashing into the bedroom of a seafront flat. The occupant of the first-floor flat, in Hastings, East Sussex, was not at home when two boulders weighing several tonnes tumbled into a building on ...

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Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018

Mohamed Salah: ‘Now I want to win trophies with Liverpool’ Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row. The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize. The Premier League’s player of the year scored 44 goals in 52 games ...

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UK schoolgirls assaulted in Ghana ‘given specialist support’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption British police are assisting their counterparts conducting the investigation in Ghana A group of UK schoolgirls who were sexually assaulted at gunpoint in Ghana are receiving support, police say. They were attacked on a visit to the west African country last Friday and returned to the UK on Sunday. A British police force – ...

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Theresa May’s week in charts

A confidence vote, a promise to stand down, and thousands of miles travelled – it’s been a quiet week for the prime minister. Theresa May’s week was governed my numbers, as she calculated she wouldn’t get her Brexit deal through parliament for now. She then had to bank on more than half of Tory MPs’ support in Wednesday’s confidence vote. ...

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Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?

Image copyright Reuters A major stadium in Los Angeles has confirmed that it uses facial recognition tech during sport and music events, to spot known troublemakers. The Rose Bowl told news site Gizmodo that it used the tech “inside and outside” the stadium gates. It made the statement after an article in Rolling Stone alleged that Taylor Swift fans were ...

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Capita Army recruitment delays: ‘I felt I had given up my dream’

Image copyright Chloe Burdett and James Tyson Image caption Chloe Burdett and James Tyson The Army needs another 5,500 troops to reach its target for a fully-fledged force. But after giving a £495m recruitment contract to outsourcing giant Capita, the time taken from application to basic training has run as long as 321 days. Some 47% of applicants drop out ...

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