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Charity calls on Jeremy Hunt to intervene over blood cancer treatment

Charity calls on Jeremy Hunt to intervene over blood cancer treatment

July 10, 2017

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A charity has urged the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to press the NHS to fund potentially life-saving treatment for blood cancer patients who it claims have been abandoned.

The blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan said the health service should fund …

I was late to pick up my kid once. I’ll never do it again.

I was late to pick up my kid once. I’ll never do it again.

July 10, 2017

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I waited at the doctor’s office staring at nothing in particular trying not to watch the clock. A vision of my teenage son exiting school looking for me flashed through my mind. I saw his face, sagging with disappointment. Not …

French-Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian

French-Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian

July 10, 2017

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A French-Israeli soldier who shot dead an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in jail.

A military court last month convicted Sergeant Elor Azaria of manslaughter, a …

Infrastructure push: Kochi Metro Rail all set to change port city transport system

Infrastructure push: Kochi Metro Rail all set to change port city transport system

July 9, 2017

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. The first stage of Kochi Metro’s Phase I, a 13-km stretch from Aluva to Palarivattom, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 17.

The people of the port and pepper town of Kochi have given a thumbs-up …

Phone that belonged to Hitler — complete with Swastika — sells for $243,000 USD

Phone that belonged to Hitler — complete with Swastika — sells for $243,000 USD

July 9, 2017

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Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling telephone is displayed at Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Md., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The phone sold for $243,000.

When Ranulf Rayner was 10 years old, his father, Brig. Sir Ralph Rayner, returned home from …

Wells Fargo fires four executives in aftermath of scandal

Wells Fargo fires four executives in aftermath of scandal

July 9, 2017

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A Wells Fargo Home Mortgage office in La Habra.

Wells Fargo’s board of directors fired four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank’s sales practices scandal.

Tuesday’s announcement is the first public firing of managers and executives …

Gold Gets a Shot in the Arm from Inflation and China

Gold Gets a Shot in the Arm from Inflation and China

July 9, 2017

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Inflation just got another jolt, rising as much as 2.5 percent year-over-year in January, the highest such rate since March 2012. Led by higher gasoline, rent and health care costs, consumer prices have now advanced for the sixth straight month. …

Could Trump’s radical approach bring peace to Israel and Palestine?

Could Trump’s radical approach bring peace to Israel and Palestine?

July 9, 2017

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Donald Trump declares the US is not committed to two-state solution

A broken watch is right twice a day. Occasionally, so is Donald Trump. In his press conference with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, …

Nine People Beheaded In Kenya As the Country Braces For Election Violence

Nine People Beheaded In Kenya As the Country Braces For Election Violence

July 9, 2017

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This Saturday at least nine men were killed during an attack perpetrated by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in the coastal region of Lamu County, in Kenya. According to eyewitnesses, the militants gathered the villagers before beheading them with knives, the The …

Amnesty chief urges France to ‘stay true to its values’

Amnesty chief urges France to ‘stay true to its values’

July 8, 2017

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This year, London-based Amnesty International took the unusual step of unveiling its much-awaited annual report in France. Amnesty Secretary-General Salil Shetty explains why France is under the human rights spotlight and what it means for the international community.

The 2016/17 …