UK drivers warned of icy conditions as wintry weather continues

Yellow warning for ice in place across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, north of England, Yorkshire and Midlands

Motorists are being urged to be wary of ice on the roads after disruption in areas hit by snow this week.

A Met Office yellow “be aware” warning for ice was in place for Saturday morning across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, the north of England, Yorkshire and the Midlands.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/20/uk-drivers-warned-of-icy-conditions-as-wintry-weather-continues

  


Kerber thrashes Sharapova to reach fourth round

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova’s hopes of a title-winning return to the Australian Open were unceremoniously crushed by Angelique Kerber as the battle of the former champions ended 6-1 6-3 in the German’s favour on Saturday.

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Zverev collapses to defeat by relentless Chung

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – South Korean Hyeon Chung does not appear especially intimidating with his Zen-like demeanour and white-framed spectacles but as German wunderkind Alex Zverev will testify, the 21-year-old should come with a health warning.

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Britons in Jamaica's Montego Bay urged to stay in resorts

Warning from Foreign Office comes as Jamaican military carries out crackdown on violent crime in district

Tourists in the Jamaican city of Montego Bay have been urged to stay in their resorts while the military carries out a crackdown on violent crime.

St James Parish, of which Montego Bay is the capital, has been hit by a surge in gang-related killing and violence, according to authorities, and a state of emergency was declared on Thursday.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/20/britons-in-jamaicas-montego-bay-urged-to-stay-in-resorts

  


London cinema workers launch fresh wave of strikes

Staff at Picturehouse chain will walk out for 13 days from Saturday as part of long-running dispute over pay and union recognition

Cinema workers at five theatres across London have launched a fresh wave of strikes in a long-running dispute over pay and union recognition.

Staff at the Picturehouse chain will walk out for 13 days from Saturday in Crouch End, Hackney, East Dulwich and Central Picturehouses, as well as the Ritzy in Brixton.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/20/london-cinema-workers-launch-fresh-wave-of-strikes

  


My son, James Bulger: ‘I don't have the energy for anger any more’

Twenty-five years after her son was murdered by two 10-year-old boys, Denise Fergus looks back

Denise Fergus says her son James is still very much part of the family. A large portrait of him hangs on the living room wall, and her three younger boys regard him as their elder brother; they often talk about him. “James is never far from our minds. I brought the lads up knowing him, even though they never met him.”

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/20/james-bulger-murder-25-years-on-mother-denise-fergus

  


Tickets: is this the system to finally beat the touts?

Ticketmaster’s new software will trawl Facebook and Twitter to check if you’re a ‘genuine’ fan

You might think you’re a real fan of an artist or show, but how far would you be prepared to go to get your hands on tickets to see them?

Would you be willing to hand over your personal information – name, phone number, email address and so on – to a faceless third party, and let someone nose around your Facebook page and Twitter feed, so they can try to establish whether you are a “genuine” fan? Would you be prepared to boost your chances of More Here…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/jan/20/tickets-ticketmaster-facebook-twitter-verified-fan

  


Alexis Jay: ‘I’ve never needed therapy – I did get angry in Rotherham though’

In 2016, she became the fourth chair in two years of the troubled inquiry into child sex abuse. From her early career as a social worker in Glasgow to investigating the Rotherham scandal, how has she been affected by the horrors she has witnessed?

Whenever student journalists ask me how I choose which words to quote, I tell them to pick ones that capture the interviewee’s voice. Verbal informality and vernacular bring the speaker’s personality alive on the page, whereas any line that could have been lifted from the text of an official document does not belong inside speech marks. Sitting More Here…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2018/jan/20/alexis-jay-ive-never-needed-therapy-i-did-get-angry-in-rotherham-though

  


In Touch held Stormy Daniels interview after Trump lawyer threatened to sue

A tabloid magazine held back from publishing an adult film star’s 2011 account of an alleged affair with Donald Trump after the future president’s personal lawyer threatened to sue, four former employees of the tabloid’s publisher said.

Related: Trump is ‘obsessed’ and ‘terrified’ of sharks – but his fears are excessive

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/19/in-touch-stormy-daniels-interview-trump-lawyer-cohen

  


McGregor's reign as lightweight champion set to end says UFC

BOSTON (Reuters) – Conor McGregor’s reign as UFC lightweight champion looks to be over after the organisation’s president Dana White said on Friday that American Tony Ferguson and Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight for the undisputed title on April 7.

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Germany, Denmark move closer to Euro handball semis

ZAGREB (Reuters) – Holders Germany took a stride toward the European handball championship semi-finals with a rugged 22-19 win over the Czech Republic while Olympic champions Denmark followed in their footsteps after a 31-28 victory against Slovenia on Friday.

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Women shouldn't have to travel interstate for abortions, doctor says

Tasmanian gynaecologist says other states should learn from problems arising when private surgical abortion clinics close

Women who need surgical abortions between nine and 14 weeks of pregnancy will be left in the lurch throughout Australia unless state and territory governments learn from Tasmania and start preparing for the closure of private abortion providers, gynaecologist Dr Paul Hyland says.

Hyland has been Tasmania’s primary surgical abortion provider for 17 years, but was recently forced to close his Hobart clinic, the only provider of surgical abortions to women in the state. While public hospitals also carry out surgical abortions, these are not More Here…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/20/women-shouldnt-have-to-travel-interstate-for-abortions-doctor-says

  


With no deal in sight, U.S. Congress faces looming government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.

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Canada's Hydro Quebec unable to meet demand from digital currency miners

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s largest utility, Hydro Quebec, is reviewing its commercial energy strategy after being inundated with demand from global digital currency miners rushing to the province to benefit from political stability and low energy prices.

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FTC makes second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd’s $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc , Broadcom said in a statement on Friday, a move that could indicate heightened antitrust scrutiny.

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Ex-IBM employee from China gets five years prison for stealing code

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former software engineer for IBM in China was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing proprietary source code from the company, prosecutors announced on Friday.

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Judge overseeing AT&T, Time Warner merger trial hears document dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – AT&T , owner of DirecTV, is asking for documents from a long list of companies as part of preparation for a trial to determine if they will be allowed to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner , their lawyer Daniel Petrocelli said in a pre-trial hearing on Friday.

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State minister orders inquiry into claims teenagers spent months in isolated cells

Western Australia corrections minister asks inspector to investigate Amnesty International report on Banksia Hill

The Western Australian government has ordered the inspector of custodial services to investigate the Banksia Hill youth detention centre after an investigation by Amnesty International, published in Guardian Australia, claimed teenagers had been held in isolated cells for more than 250 days.

The state’s corrections minister, Fran Logan, ordered the investigation be conducted on top of an internal inquiry by the Department of Corrective Services, which has already begun.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jan/20/state-minister-orders-inquiry-into-claims-teenagers-spent-months-in-isolated-cells

  


'We will always defend the right to life' says Trump in March for Life rally - video

Donald Trump used a speech to anti-abortion activists to describe plans to give “conscience protections” to medical providers who refuse to perform abortions for moral or religious reasons. Trump, formerly a supporter of a woman’s right to choose, has become the first sitting president to address the annual March for Life in Washington.

Trump hails anti-abortion measures in speech at March for Life

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Mexico requests extradition of former ruling party governor

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s attorney general’s office said on Friday it had requested the extradition of a former ruling party governor accused of corruption and electoral crimes, though it did not identify the country involved.

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