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Gaza conjoined twins 'need life saving treatment abroad'

The lives of a pair of conjoined twins are in jeopardy unless they are able to leave the Palestinian territory of Gaza, their doctor has warned. Shifa Hospital’s Alam Abu Hamda said the “complicated condition” of the baby girls could not be dealt with by medics in Gaza. He said the hope was that they can be transferred abroad for ...

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McCain in coded attack on Trump Vietnam draft deferment

US Senator John McCain has said it was “wrong” how wealthy Americans avoided the Vietnam War draft in a remark which many view as an attack on Donald Trump. The rich “found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur”, he said in an interview with C-SPAN, appearing to refer to Mr Trump’s 1968 diagnosis. Mr McCain ...

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Stephen Hawking PhD readers crash Cambridge University website

Demand for Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis intermittently crashed part of Cambridge University’s website as physics fans flocked to read his work. Prof Hawking’s 1966 thesis “Properties of expanding universes” was made freely available for the first time on the publications section of university’s website at 00:01 BST. More than 30,000 have so far accessed his work as a 24-year-old postgraduate. ...

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Driver knocks man over in Birmingham then flees

Media playback is unsupported on your device Footage of the moment a motorist knocked over a 65-year-old man as he crossed a road before driving off has been released by police. The father-of-three was on his way home from a Sikh temple on Soho Road, Birmingham, when he was hit by the car turning into nearby Piers Road. The CCTV ...

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Elsie Scully-Hicks: Murder accused denied struggling to cope

A man accused of murdering his adopted 18-month-old daughter denied struggling to cope when questioned by police. Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, of Delabole, Cornwall, denies murdering Elsie Scully-Hicks at their Cardiff home. A transcript of his police interview on 23 June 2016 was read to Cardiff Crown Court on Monday. The jury has previously been told he sent texts to his ...

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Corrie Mckeague: Landfill search for missing airman resumes

Officers searching for missing RAF airman Corrie Mckeague have resumed their examination of a landfill site. Mr Mckeague disappeared on a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in September 2016, when CCTV showed him entering a bin loading bay. Suffolk Police called off a 20-week search for his body at the landfill in Milton, near Cambridge, in July. The ...

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Birmingham boy, 15, charged with preparing for terrorist acts

A boy, 15, has been charged with a terror offence following his arrest at Birmingham Airport. The teenager – who is from the city and cannot be named for legal reasons – has been charged with one count of preparing for terrorist acts. Police said the boy was detained at the airport where he was preparing to travel on 12 ...

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Thirteen people 'interested' in adopting four sisters

A number of people have expressed an interest in adopting four sisters following an appeal by the media, a council has said. The girls, all under age 10, have a care plan approved by a judge that rules they need to remain together. They are in the care of a foster family in South Yorkshire but social workers are looking ...

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Swansea 'unflattering mugshot' man sentenced for assault

A man who asked police to remove his mugshot from a wanted appeal because it was unflattering has been sentenced for assault. South Wales Police posted the photo of Wayne Esmonde, 35, from Swansea, on social media when he was wanted for attacking his then-partner. He had an eight month sentence suspended for 18 months after pleading guilty at the ...

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Dukinfield care home 'bathed residents once a month'

Dementia sufferers living at a care home were only bathed once a month and lived in “disgusting” conditions. A Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in July at Yew Trees in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, said it was “not safe”. Inspectors found nine breaches of health and safety at the home, which has been placed in special measures. The owners said it ...

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