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Mark Drakeford confirmed as new first minister for Wales

Image caption Mark Drakeford was applauded by Labour AMs after he was confirmed as the new first Mark Drakeford has been confirmed as the new first minister after a vote in the Welsh Assembly. The Welsh Labour leader succeeds Carwyn Jones, who resigned yesterday. Mr Drakeford was backed by 30 AMs, versus 12 for the Conservatives’ Paul Davies and nine ...

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Hockey World Cup: England beat Argentina 3-2 to reach semi-finals

Harry Martin scores the winner for England against Argentina England reached the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup in India with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Argentina. Gonzalo Peillat gave Argentina the lead from a penalty corner before Barry Middleton fired in to equalise. Middleton then provided the aerial ball to set up Will Calnan put England in front. Peillat ...

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Santa brings sense of calm and comfort to autistic teen

Image copyright Michelle Arnold Healy Image caption Jack has been visiting Santa for many years Michelle Arnold Healy takes her 19-year-old son Jack to see Santa in their local Philadelphia mall every year. The Father Christmas featured in the photograph she posted on Facebook has set up his grotto at the same shopping centre since her son was a baby. ...

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The India girl who took her dad to the police over a toilet

Image copyright BBC Tamil Image caption Hanifa Zaara told the police in a letter that her father had “cheated” her and should be arrested A seven-year-old Indian girl went to the police after her father broke his promise to build her a toilet. Hanifa Zaara told the police in a letter that her father had “cheated” her and should therefore ...

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Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

Image caption Amanda Cox’s death is being treated as unexplained A new mother has died after she reportedly got lost and collapsed inside Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Amanda Cox, who was 34 and from Peebles, was reported missing on Monday after failing to return to the maternity ward following a visit to see her son at the neonatal unit. She was ...

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No confidence vote in Theresa May: Rules for a challenge

Image caption Theresa May became leader in 2016 after all the other challengers withdrew Theresa May is fighting to stay on as prime minister after a no confidence vote among Conservative MPs was triggered. How does the vote work and what could happen next? As leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May depends on the continued support of her MPs. ...

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Ian Paisley facing new questions over luxury Maldives holiday

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption Mr Paisley was recently suspended from the House of Commons for 30 days for ‘serious misconduct’ Ian Paisley was given a complimentary holiday at a luxury Maldives resort months after advocating on behalf of its government, according to new evidence. BBC Spotlight obtained the evidence which suggested the visit was requested by the Maldivian government ...

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Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPater Fritz describes hearing gunshots and helping a victim of the Strasbourg shooting France has issued a maximum level of alert as police hunt a gunman who opened fire at a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg. Three people were killed and 13 wounded, eight of them seriously. The gunman, ...

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