Iranian wrestler loses match on purpose to avoid facing Israeli in the next round

An Iranian wrestler intentionally lost a match at the Under-23 World Championship in Poland after his managers instructed him to do so that he would not...

Bitcoin too small to threaten global economy, says Bank of England deputy

Bitcoin isn’t big enough to pose a risk to the global economy, Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe said on Wednesday, as the cryptocurrency hit...

Brexit is UK’s Vietnam as ‘no one wants to say it’s not going well’,...

Brexit has parallels to the Vietnam War in terms of the violation of human rights and British people’s reluctance to criticise it for fear of being...

Help a Hungry Child: 500,000 children go to school on an empty stomach daily...

When money is tight eight-year-old Emma’s parents are forced to send their daughter to school, tummy rumbling, without any breakfast. In the evening, she fills up...

Australian state legalises assisted dying 20 years after country repeals world’s first mercy-killing law

An Australian state parliament has legalised voluntary euthanasia 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill.  The final vote in...

North Korea says latest intercontinental ballistic missile can reach anywhere on US mainland

North Korea said it had successfully tested a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that put all of the US mainland within range, declaring it had...

Brexit to result in a sharp slowdown in UK economic growth, OECD predicts

The OECD expects Brexit to result in a sharp slowdown in UK growth. In its November forecast, the Paris-based multilateral think tank projects UK GDP growth this year...

Damian Green to stand in for Theresa May at PMQs amid extreme pornography investigation

Damian Green will stand in for Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons, despite damaging allegations that extreme pornography was found on his office...

Yeti identity mystery finally solved by scientists

Scientists have revealed the identity of the yeti, in “the most rigorous analysis to date” of specimens supposedly taken from the legendary monster. The creature, also known...

More than 1 million young people to get salary boost, Low Pay Commission says

Up to 1.3 million young people are set for a pay rise, with those on the minimum wage to receive the “biggest hike in hourly earnings...

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