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UK accuses Russia of plotting to install pro-Kremlin leader to head Ukraine’s government amid invasion fears

Britain has accused Russia of a shadowy plot to install a pro-Kremlin government in Kyiv as Moscow weighs up a further invasion of Ukraine.In a highly-unusual move that appeared to be based on specially declassified intelligence, the Foreign Office alleged that a former Ukrainian MP was "being considered as a potential candidate" as a new leader in what would be a significant escalation of the crisis. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is […]

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Afghan musician to play at benefit concert and says ‘people are afraid to perform’ after Taliban takeover

Classical musician Homayoun Sakhi was born in Kabul and plays the Rubab, the national instrument from Afghanistan.This weekend it'll be heard on stage when he performs at a benefit concert in London but for those living in Afghanistan it is a sound they no longer get to hear. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 2:28 Afghan musicians are bringing the music of their ancestors to London […]

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South African doctors fear new COVID variants could evolve in untreated HIV population

As the Omicron variant continues to sweep the world, registering a record number of infections in Japan, Russia and Romania amongst others, the country where the strain was first documented is now preparing to bid it goodbye.Omicron was first picked up by technicians in a laboratory in South Africa. A few weeks later, a handful of doctors at the main hospital in the country's capital, Pretoria, provided the first analysis […]

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Russia accepts UK talks invite amid fears Ukraine invasion is ‘imminent’

Russia's defence minister has accepted an invitation to meet his UK counterpart Ben Wallace amid fears that an invasion of Ukraine is "imminent".The British defence secretary offered earlier this week to hold talks with Sergei Shoigu in London to discuss mutual security concerns, against heightened tensions with the Kremlin over its former Soviet neighbour. 'In communication' with the Russian government But given the last bilateral defence talks between the two […]

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Football coach faces 20 years in jail for allegedly exposing himself on flight in row over food

An Irish football coach could face up to 20 years in prison for alleged "unruly behaviour" on a plane - including exposing himself to cabin crew in a row over the food.Shane McInerney, 29, is said to have caused "numerous disturbances" on the Delta Airlines flight from Dublin to John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York. McInerney, from Galway, is also accused of repeatedly refusing to wear a […]

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NYPD officer killed in Harlem shooting after responding to ‘domestic’ incident

A New York City police officer was killed and a second injured following a shooting in Harlem on Friday.Jason Rivera, 22, died while responding to a call from a mother saying she was fighting with one of her sons. The gunman was shot by a third officer at the scene and taken to hospital in critical condition. He was previously incorrectly reported to have died. Image: Jason Rivera, 22, was […]

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UN condemns airstrike on Yemen detention centre that killed at least 60 people

The UN has condemned an airstrike on a detention centre in Yemen that killed at least 60 people.The temporary facility, which is in a stronghold of the rebel Houthi movement in northern Saada province, was struck on Friday. It marked another deadly day in the war between Saudi led coalition forces and Houthi rebels which has been going on since 2015.A spokesman for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Stephane Dujarric, said […]

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Chaos in Honduran congress as politicians brawl over election of new president

There were chaotic scenes in Honduras's congress after a brawl broke out between members of president-elect Xiomara Castro's party during the swearing in of a new congressional president.Members of Ms Castro's leftist Libre Party fought among themselves after congressman Jorge Calix was elected as congress president instead of Luis Redondo. Ms Castro had earlier agreed with coalition partner the Honduras Saviour Party (PSH) that Mr Redondo would be elected for […]

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Dead man taken to post office ‘in attempt to claim his pension’

A dead man was reportedly taken into an Irish post office in an attempt to claim his pension.The deceased was carried up to the counter by two other men, reports in Irish media said. When the group approached, a "concerned staff member enquired about the wellbeing of the man being propped up", the Irish Times said.At that point, the two others "dropped the man and left the post office", the […]

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas announce birth of first child through surrogacy

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have announced the birth of their first child through surrogacy.The couple were married in India in December 2018 in a two-day event that included Christian and Hindu ceremonies. Revealing the news on Instagram, the 39-year-old Indian actress and 29-year-old singer wrote: "We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. "We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we […]

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