Month: September 2023

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France grapples with bed bug infestation as authorities warn of health problem before Olympics

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France grapples with bed bug infestation as authorities warn of health problem before Olympics

France is grappling with a bed bug problem, with the government warned it must tackle the pests ahead of the Olympics in Paris.The French capital has been particularly affected by the infestation, according to reports, which has become a greater problem in the country over the past few years. Bed bugs have been spotted in homes, cinemas, hospitals and trains - with the issue now compelling the country's transport minister […]

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Las Vegas police arrest man over 1996 shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur

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Las Vegas police arrest man over 1996 shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur

A man has been arrested in Las Vegas over the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur, who was shot dead in 1996.Duane "Keffe D" Davis was arrested early on Friday morning, according to the Associated Press (AP), who cited two unnamed officials with first-hand knowledge of the arrest. However, the exact charge or charges were not immediately clear, with a formal indictment expected later on Friday, according to AP.The arrest represents […]

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State of emergency declared in New York City as ‘life-threatening storm’ causes widespread flooding

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State of emergency declared in New York City as ‘life-threatening storm’ causes widespread flooding

A state of emergency has been declared in New York City and two other surrounding areas after "extreme rainfall" caused widespread flooding in the northeast region.Up to 13cm (five inches) of rain fell in some areas overnight, and as much as 18cm (seven inches) more was expected throughout the day, New York governor, Kathy Hochul, said. Writing on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday morning, she declared a state of emergency […]

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Winter fuel allowance could be removed for most pensioners to pay for triple lock

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Winter fuel allowance could be removed for most pensioners to pay for triple lock

Number 10 has said scrapping the winter fuel allowance for all but the poorest pensioners is now "not happening".Earlier on Friday, Sky News revealed the option was under live discussion between No 10, the Treasury and the Department of Work and Pensions as a way to claw back some taxpayer funds from the elderly. The prime minister is expected to fight the next election on a pledge to keep the […]

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Longest-serving US female senator dies

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Longest-serving US female senator dies

California senator Dianne Feinstein - known for being a vocal advocate of gun control measures - has died aged 90.The Democratic Party politician, who tried to find common ground with Republicans over three decades in the Senate, died despite planning to retire at the end of her term. She was the oldest member of the chamber and had faced calls to resign over concerns about her health.Feinstein was also the […]

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Switzerland has lost 10% of its glaciers in just two years in ‘catastrophic’ ice melt

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Switzerland has lost 10% of its glaciers in just two years in ‘catastrophic’ ice melt

Switzerland has lost 10% of its glaciers in just two years, research shows, after high summer heat and low winter snowfall.The country lost as much ice in the 24 months as it did in the three decades before 1990, researchers said, describing the ice melt as "catastrophic". Switzerland - home to the most glaciers of any country in Europe - has seen 4% of its total glacier volume disappear in […]

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Teenager jailed for serious sexual offences against children

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Teenager jailed for serious sexual offences against children

A teenager has been jailed for five years for serious sexual offences against two children in Dundee.Brandon Wallace, 19, was also handed a further three-year extended sentence when he appeared at the High Court in Aberdeen on Wednesday.Wallace committed the assaults between June 2017 and June 2020, and was found guilty in May of this year.Police Scotland's Detective Constable David Scott said the teenager would now face the consequences of […]

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Average mortgage rate on five-year fixed deal slips below 6% for first time in months

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Average mortgage rate on five-year fixed deal slips below 6% for first time in months

The interest rate on the average five-year fixed mortgage has dropped below 6% for the first time in nearly three months.According to financial information firm, Moneyfacts, the last time the average five-year rate was below 6% was 3 July. As of Thursday, the firm said, the charge for the average five-year fixed mortgage is 5.99%.Mortgage holders can still get cheaper or more expensive deals.But the majority of UK residential mortgages […]

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New 50p coin unveiled featuring The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

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New 50p coin unveiled featuring The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

A new collectable 50p coin featuring the children's book The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe has been issued by the Royal Mint.An original colour illustration of characters has been reproduced in fine detail of Mr Tumnus and Lucy walking through the snowy woods in Narnia, measuring only 27.3 milimetres. It is featured on the back, with them walking through the snowy woods in Narnia.The process required designers to digitally […]

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