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Save Khaleda Zia: She Needs Urgent Advanced Treatment
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Save Khaleda Zia: She Needs Urgent Advanced Treatment

Begum Khaleda Zia, former Prime Minister of Bangladesh is critically ill. She is now admitted as a patient in Dhaka’s Ever Care hospital. She got admitted to this hospital on 13 November 2021. She was hospitalized several times earlier also with several health problems. This time her condition deteriorated so much that she has to...

Sadiq Khan announces biggest hike in council tax, taking bills to £400
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Sadiq Khan announces biggest hike in council tax, taking bills to £400

Sadiq Khan has announced plans to increase council tax by the biggest amount since he became Mayor. On Wednesday, he proposed increasing his share of bills by an average of £31.93 a year from next April, meaning the average London household will pay almost £400 a year to City Hall. The increase includes an extra £20...

Edward Colston ‘sentenced to death’ as statue thrown in harbour, court told
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Edward Colston ‘sentenced to death’ as statue thrown in harbour, court told

A protester who helped roll the statue of Edward Colston to Bristol Harbour and throw it in the water has said he was staging a symbolic “sentencing” of the slave trader. The memorial to the 17th century merchant was toppled during a Black Lives Matter march in June 2020, before being dragged and rolled 500m and dumped in the harbour. It...

Fewer Covid deaths reported in weekly update
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Fewer Covid deaths reported in weekly update

The number of people who died with confirmed or suspected coronavirus in Scotland fell in the week to Sunday, according to the latest figures. National Records of Scotland (NRS) statistics show that in the week to December 19, 68 deaths were registered that mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, down 17 on the previous week. As of Sunday,...

Libyan presidential vote will not go ahead on Friday, officials confirm
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Libyan presidential vote will not go ahead on Friday, officials confirm

A Libyan parliamentary committee has said it has become “impossible” to hold a long-awaited presidential vote on Friday as scheduled, in a blow to international efforts to end a decade of chaos in the oil-rich country. It was the first official statement that the vote would not go ahead, although the news had been widely...

Chilean president-elect Gabriel Boric urges citizens to back constitution rewrite
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Chilean president-elect Gabriel Boric urges citizens to back constitution rewrite

Chile’s future as a greener, fairer country, depends on the success of efforts to rewrite the country’s dictatorship-era constitution, president-elect Gabriel Boric said on Tuesday. After a meeting with the delegates elected last year to rewrite the 1980 constitution which enshrined the ideological legacy of General Augusto Pinochet, Boric called for Chileans to unite behind the project....

One dead and dozens feared missing after boat sinks off Greek island
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One dead and dozens feared missing after boat sinks off Greek island

Greece’s coastguard says one person has died and dozens are feared missing after a boat sank off the coast of the island of Folegandros. The body of the unidentified man was recovered during an ongoing search and rescue operation. The coastguard said 12 people, all believed to be from Iraq, had been rescued and transported...

Oscar Wilde’s former street named the most expensive in England
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Oscar Wilde’s former street named the most expensive in England

It was once home to literary and artistic greats including Oscar Wilde, but now Tite Street in west London has a new claim to fame after Halifax named it the most expensive street in England and Wales, with an average house price of £28.9m. The mortgage lender said the top 10 priciest streets in 2021 were all...

Taylor Wimpey drops costly leasehold terms after investigation
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Taylor Wimpey drops costly leasehold terms after investigation

Thousands of people who bought leasehold homes from the housebuilder Taylor Wimpey will be liberated from terms where their ground rent charges doubled every 10 years, after a long-running investigation by the UK competition watchdog. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been looking into the contractual cost increases imposed by Taylor Wimpey and other property developers, which have...

Aldi’s £14 champagne becomes UK bestseller after Moët & Chandon
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Aldi’s £14 champagne becomes UK bestseller after Moët & Chandon

A £14 own-label champagne from Aldi has become a hit in the UK and is second only to Moët & Chandon in sales as shoppers seek luxury but without the hefty price tag. Veuve Monsigny, available only at the discounter, has overtaken Lanson, one of France’s most storied names, according to figures from the data firm IRI....