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US to impose ‘largest’ N Korea sanctions

US President Donald Trump says he is launching the “largest ever” set of new sanctions against North Korea. The new measures will target 56 ships and maritime transport companies. “Today I am announcing that we are launching the largest-ever set of new sanctions on the North Korean regime,” Mr Trump said in released sections of a speech to be delivered ...

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Aid organisations ‘truly sorry’ for sector’s failings

Image copyright Reuters Twenty-two aid organisations have said they are “truly sorry” for the sector’s failings in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct by workers. In a letter signed by chief executives, charities including Save the Children UK and Oxfam GB vowed to do more to protect those they were set up to help. They also promised a series ...

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Winter Olympics: Great Britain’s women lose 10-5 to Sweden in curling semi-finals

XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Great Britain’s women curlers will play for a Winter Olympic bronze medal on Saturday after a 10-5 semi-final loss to Sweden in Pyeongchang. Victory would mean GB record their best ...

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Stephen Fry recovering from prostate cancer surgery

Image copyright Stephenfry.com Image caption Fry made the revelation in a video on his website Stephen Fry is recovering from surgery for prostate cancer and said “it all seemed to go pretty well”. The broadcaster, who had his operation in early January, said on his website: “They took the prostate out,” adding: “So far as we know it’s all been ...

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Europa League: Arsenal to play Italian giants AC Milan in last 16

Arsenal will play seven-time European champions AC Milan in the Europa League last 16. The Gunners will travel to Italy for the first leg on 8 March, with the return match a week later. Milan, who are seventh in Serie A, beat Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad 4-0 on aggregate in the previous round. Arsene Wenger’s Gunners beat Swedish minnows Ostersunds ...

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Operation Sanctuary review finds adult abuse ‘extensive’

Image copyright Northumbria Police Image caption Eighteen people were jailed for their involvement in the sexual abuse of vulnerable young women in Newcastle Vulnerable women are most likely being “extensively” abused across the UK and ministers need to urgently review sex exploitation laws, a report says. David Spicer led a review in the wake of Operation Sanctuary which saw 18 ...

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Coventry ‘hit-and-run’ death scene ‘like bomb went off’

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Brothers Casper (L) and Corey (R) Platt-May were described as “lovely, lovely boys” by their grandfather The scene of a suspected hit-and-run crash in Coventry that killed two young boys was “like a bomb had gone off,” their grandfather says. Casper and Corey Platt-May, aged two and six, were hit by a car on ...

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Bid to change organ law ‘could save 500 lives a year’

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption The MP said he had been “guilty” for some time of thinking of registering but not doing so Up to 500 lives could be saved a year if laws on organ donation in England are changed, MPs have been told. MPs are debating changing the rules on consent so people would expressly have ...

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