Keeping more of your own teeth lessen the risk of getting dementia

Old folk with the most teeth are least likely to get dementia, says research. The risk of developing Alzheimer’s within five years rose by 62% for those with 10 to 19 teeth compared to those with at least 20 of their original 32. Those with one to nine teeth remaining were 81% more at risk, a study found. But those ...

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Robbers 'pose as police' in Johannesburg airport heist

Armed thieves masquerading as police have carried out a robbery at Johannesburg international airport in South Africa, reports say. The thieves are said to have driven into a restricted zone and taken containers of cash. Estimates vary but reports suggest that millions of dollars in different currencies may have been stolen. The company that operates OR Tambo Airport, the continent’s ...

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Brexit rebel Lord Heseltine sacked from government role

Conservative former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine has been sacked as a government adviser after rebelling over Brexit in the House of Lords. Lord Heseltine backed the demand for a parliamentary vote on the final deal to be written into Brexit legislation. Lord Heseltine learned hours later that he had been fired from five government advisory roles he had held. ...

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UK tourist in Australia 'rape ordeal' released from hospital

A UK backpacker allegedly held captive and repeatedly raped in Australia is being comforted by family members, police have said. The 22-year-old woman, originally from Liverpool, has been released from hospital, Queensland Police confirmed. Her Australian ex-boyfriend, 22, is facing 23 charges over the alleged ordeal that ended on Sunday. Police on Wednesday said the attacks took place over a ...

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Far-right activist decision to be re-examined by CPS

A decision not to prosecute a far-right activist with links to Nazi sympathisers is to be re-examined, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. Campaigners called for action against Jeremy Bedford-Turner after a speech at London’s Cenotaph in 2015 was filmed. A judicial review of the CPS decision not to charge him with incitement to racial or religious hatred, and its ...

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X Factor star Jahmene Douglas thanks fans for outpouring of support after revealing suicidal thoughts

Former X Factor star Jahmene Douglas has thanked fans for their support after speaking out about his mental health struggles. On Friday, the singer sparked concern among his fans when he revealed he had “suicidal thoughts”. “My mind is plagued with suicidal thoughts whenever my defences are down,” he wrote in a Twitter post titled ‘This Is me’. He continued: ...

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Is this card sexist or not? Clintons removes birthday card featuring bear in X-rated pose after Twitter complaint

Clintons has said it will remove a birthday card from sale after a woman complained on Twitter. Customer Lucy Dunn tweeted an image of the card which features a bear with its legs in the air. The message reads: “After a few drinks, she was up for pretty much ANYTHING!” Ms Dunn described the card as “disgusting” and later “sexist”. ...

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Ed Sheeran reveals he's auditioning members for a boy band to take on tour with him

Ed Sheeran has revealed he’s putting together a boy band. The 26-year-old star, who has written songs for a number of popular artists including One Direction and Justin Bieber, says he plans to put together his very own boy band with the intentions of taking them on tour with him. Speaking in an interview for the new issue of Rolling ...

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Donald Trump's new Muslim travel ban to be challenged by state of Hawaii

Hawaii has become the first state to challenge Donald Trump’s new Muslim travel ban in court. The state said it will ask a federal court on Wednesday for an emergency halt to the President’s executive order restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries. In a court filing on Tuesday, Hawaii said it would seek a temporary restraining order against the new ...

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Tragedy as Fritz the polar bear cub dies aged just four months after suffering liver problems

Fritz the battling polar bear cub has died in captivity aged four months. The cub had attracted international attention after he was born at Berlin’s Teirpark zoo and initially survived despite health problems. The zoo asked for suggestions to name him and the request drew more than 10,000 responses from around the world. Fritz had been celebrated across Germany as ...

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