Theresa May must challenge Trump’s ‘contempt’ for climate change, say MPs

MPs from across the political spectrum say the UK prime minister must urge the US president to remain in the global Paris agreement

Prime minister Theresa May must challenge President Donald Trump’s “contempt” for environmental protection and urge him to remain in the global agreement to fight climate change, according to MPs from across the UK’s political parties.

May will meet Trump on Friday in Washington DC and has been warned by MPs that the US president’s approach to global warming could determine whether or not people around the world suffer the worst impacts of climate change, such as severe floods, storms and heatwaves.

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MPs from across the political spectrum say the UK prime minister must urge the US president to remain in the global Paris agreement

Prime minister Theresa May must challenge President Donald Trump’s “contempt” for environmental protection and urge him to remain in the global agreement to fight climate change, according to MPs from across the UK’s political parties.

May will meet Trump on Friday in Washington DC and has been warned by MPs that the US president’s approach to global warming could determine whether or not people around the world suffer the worst impacts of climate change, such as severe floods, storms and heatwaves.

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Labour MPs urge Priti Patel to stand against Trump’s ‘global gag’ rule

Six politicians have written to development secretary after US ruled it would stop supporting charities that provide women with information on abortion

MPs are calling on Priti Patel to take urgent action to support charities that provide women with information on abortion in an effort to limit the impact of one of Donald Trump’s first acts as president.

Six Labour politicians have written to the development secretary suggesting Britain takes similar steps to the Netherlands, which is planning to form an overseas fund after the US ruled that it would stop providing aid to international groups working in this area.

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Six politicians have written to development secretary after US ruled it would stop supporting charities that provide women with information on abortion

MPs are calling on Priti Patel to take urgent action to support charities that provide women with information on abortion in an effort to limit the impact of one of Donald Trump’s first acts as president.

Six Labour politicians have written to the development secretary suggesting Britain takes similar steps to the Netherlands, which is planning to form an overseas fund after the US ruled that it would stop providing aid to international groups working in this area.

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Theresa May wins ‘100% backing’ for Nato from Donald Trump

British prime minister secures major commitment as she becomes first foreign leader to visit president at White House

Theresa May has secured a commitment from Donald Trump that the US is fully behind Nato at a historic press conference with an uncharacteristically emollient president.

May’s wisdom in becoming the first foreign leader to visit Trump in the White House had been questioned, after a series of wayward comments from the president in the run-up to the much anticipated meeting on Friday.

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British prime minister secures major commitment as she becomes first foreign leader to visit president at White House

Theresa May has secured a commitment from Donald Trump that the US is fully behind Nato at a historic press conference with an uncharacteristically emollient president.

May’s wisdom in becoming the first foreign leader to visit Trump in the White House had been questioned, after a series of wayward comments from the president in the run-up to the much anticipated meeting on Friday.

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John Akomfrah wins Artes Mundi prize and attacks UK’s intolerance

Artist says tone of debate on migration is bleak and frightening as he is awarded £40,000 prize in Cardiff

The video artist John Akomfrah has been named the winner of this year’s Artes Mundi, the UK’s biggest prize for international contemporary art, and used the platform to berate the “bleak culture of fear and intolerance” he said had gripped Britain.

The biennial award, held in Cardiff, which comes with £40,000 prize money, focuses on artists who engage with social and political issues and the human condition.

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Artist says tone of debate on migration is bleak and frightening as he is awarded £40,000 prize in Cardiff

The video artist John Akomfrah has been named the winner of this year’s Artes Mundi, the UK’s biggest prize for international contemporary art, and used the platform to berate the “bleak culture of fear and intolerance” he said had gripped Britain.

The biennial award, held in Cardiff, which comes with £40,000 prize money, focuses on artists who engage with social and political issues and the human condition.

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Children saved from Nazis by ‘British Schindler’ plan memorial to parents

Prague to host shrine recognising agonising choice of those who put their youngsters on ‘kindertransport’ trains organised by Nicholas Winton

Their 11th-hour escape on the eve of the second world war became the stuff of legend, earning international recognition for the man who organised it, Sir Nicholas Winton.

Now people spirited out of German-occupied Czechoslovakia when they were children are to pay homage to previously unsung heroes in the affair – the parents who boarded them on to Winton’s “kindertransport” trains bound for Britain in a desperate attempt to save them from the Nazis.

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Prague to host shrine recognising agonising choice of those who put their youngsters on ‘kindertransport’ trains organised by Nicholas Winton

Their 11th-hour escape on the eve of the second world war became the stuff of legend, earning international recognition for the man who organised it, Sir Nicholas Winton.

Now people spirited out of German-occupied Czechoslovakia when they were children are to pay homage to previously unsung heroes in the affair – the parents who boarded them on to Winton’s “kindertransport” trains bound for Britain in a desperate attempt to save them from the Nazis.

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British woman died in Thailand after scooter drove into truck’s path

Badminton champion Rebecca Shaw was killed in accident after her friend steered vehicle across four-lane dual carriageway

An English badminton champion died in Thailand when her friend drove their scooter into the path of a truck, an inquest has heard.

Rebecca Shaw, from Bradley, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was on her way to swim with elephants with Julie Robinson when the accident happened on a four-lane dual carriageway in Phuket in December 2015.

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Badminton champion Rebecca Shaw was killed in accident after her friend steered vehicle across four-lane dual carriageway

An English badminton champion died in Thailand when her friend drove their scooter into the path of a truck, an inquest has heard.

Rebecca Shaw, from Bradley, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was on her way to swim with elephants with Julie Robinson when the accident happened on a four-lane dual carriageway in Phuket in December 2015.

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IPCC investigates police officer’s comments to black DJ he pulled over

DMO Deejay posted video showing officer saying black people in ‘gangster-style clothing’ were more likely to be stopped

The police watchdog has launched an investigation after an officer pulled over a DJ driving a Bentley in central London and told him that black people driving in “gangster-style clothing” are more likely to be stopped.

DMO Deejay, 27, who plays weekly at the Dstrkt nightclub in Leicester Square, posted a video on YouTube, taken in early January, of him being pulled over by police while driving the Bentley GTC convertible in Piccadilly.

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DMO Deejay posted video showing officer saying black people in ‘gangster-style clothing’ were more likely to be stopped

The police watchdog has launched an investigation after an officer pulled over a DJ driving a Bentley in central London and told him that black people driving in “gangster-style clothing” are more likely to be stopped.

DMO Deejay, 27, who plays weekly at the Dstrkt nightclub in Leicester Square, posted a video on YouTube, taken in early January, of him being pulled over by police while driving the Bentley GTC convertible in Piccadilly.

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Ukip’s Paul Nuttall backs Donald Trump’s stance on torture

Party leader says if torturing someone stopped a terror attack, then ‘through gritted teeth’ he would support it

The Ukip leader, Paul Nuttall, has said techniques such as waterboarding could be justified if they saved lives, following comments by President Trump this week that torture “absolutely” works.

The issue has been one of the main focuses surrounding Theresa May’s current trip to visit the new US president. In a television interview on Wednesday, Trump said he believed waterboarding and similar tortures worked, and his country should “fight fire with fire”.

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Party leader says if torturing someone stopped a terror attack, then ‘through gritted teeth’ he would support it

The Ukip leader, Paul Nuttall, has said techniques such as waterboarding could be justified if they saved lives, following comments by President Trump this week that torture “absolutely” works.

The issue has been one of the main focuses surrounding Theresa May’s current trip to visit the new US president. In a television interview on Wednesday, Trump said he believed waterboarding and similar tortures worked, and his country should “fight fire with fire”.

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High court overturns teaching ban on former London ‘superhead’

Greg Wallace was banned for two years last June by Department for Education, which was criticised by judge in latest case

A former London “superhead” has had his ban from teaching overturned in the high court after a judge praised his “inspirational example” as an school leader and rebuked the Department for Education (DfE) for imposing an “intrusive” sanction.

Greg Wallace, the former executive headteacher of the Best Start Federation of schools in Hackney, was banned last June for a minimum of two years by the DfE over allegations of financial misconduct.

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Greg Wallace was banned for two years last June by Department for Education, which was criticised by judge in latest case

A former London “superhead” has had his ban from teaching overturned in the high court after a judge praised his “inspirational example” as an school leader and rebuked the Department for Education (DfE) for imposing an “intrusive” sanction.

Greg Wallace, the former executive headteacher of the Best Start Federation of schools in Hackney, was banned last June for a minimum of two years by the DfE over allegations of financial misconduct.

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Squatters turn oligarch’s empty London property into homeless shelter

Vast £15m home bought by Russian Andrey Goncharenko, who wants to add a pool and leisure centre, is housing about 25 people

A veteran group of squatters has occupied an empty £15m central London property purchased by a Russian oligarch in 2014 and opened it as a homeless shelter.

The extensive, five-storey Grade ll-listed Eaton Square property was bought by Andrey Goncharenko, a little-known oligarch who has bought a number of luxury properties in London in recent years.

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Vast £15m home bought by Russian Andrey Goncharenko, who wants to add a pool and leisure centre, is housing about 25 people

A veteran group of squatters has occupied an empty £15m central London property purchased by a Russian oligarch in 2014 and opened it as a homeless shelter.

The extensive, five-storey Grade ll-listed Eaton Square property was bought by Andrey Goncharenko, a little-known oligarch who has bought a number of luxury properties in London in recent years.

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‘It’s made in Vietnam!’ At inauguration, origin of red Trump hats shocks many

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One of the biggest cheers President Donald Trump received from supporters watching his inaugural address on Friday was his call to “buy American and hire American.”

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One of the biggest cheers President Donald Trump received from supporters watching his inaugural address on Friday was his call to “buy American and hire American.”


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Lookalikes of Trump, North Korea’s Kim grab Hong Kong by surprise

HONG KONG (Reuters) – It is a scene unlikely ever to become reality – American president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hugging and leaning in for a kiss on the bustling streets of Hong Kong.

HONG KONG (Reuters) – It is a scene unlikely ever to become reality – American president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hugging and leaning in for a kiss on the bustling streets of Hong Kong.


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Weird workplaces

The rise of small online shops is powering a new trend – the rise of small businesses based in self-storage warehouses.The rise of small online shops is powering a new trend – the rise of small businesses based in self-storage warehouses.

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First human-pig ‘chimera’ created in milestone study

Prospect of growing human organs for transplantation raised by creation of first ever embryos combining two large, distantly related species

Scientists have created a human-pig hybrid in a milestone study that raises the prospect of being able to grow human organs inside animals for use in transplants.

It marks the first time that embryos combining two large, distantly-related species have been produced. The creation of this so-called chimera – named after the cross-species beast of Greek mythology – has been hailed as a significant first step towards generating human hearts, livers and kidneys from scratch.

Related: Human-pig embryos Q&A: how would ‘chimeras’ make transplant organs?

Related: Human-pig chimeras and the history of xenotransplantation

Related: ‘Chimera’ monkeys created in lab by combining several embryos into one

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Prospect of growing human organs for transplantation raised by creation of first ever embryos combining two large, distantly related species

Scientists have created a human-pig hybrid in a milestone study that raises the prospect of being able to grow human organs inside animals for use in transplants.

It marks the first time that embryos combining two large, distantly-related species have been produced. The creation of this so-called chimera – named after the cross-species beast of Greek mythology – has been hailed as a significant first step towards generating human hearts, livers and kidneys from scratch.

Related: Human-pig embryos Q&A: how would ‘chimeras’ make transplant organs?

Related: Human-pig chimeras and the history of xenotransplantation

Related: ‘Chimera’ monkeys created in lab by combining several embryos into one

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Labour MPs urge Priti Patel to stand against Trump’s ‘global gag’ rule

Six politicians have written to development secretary after US ruled it would stop supporting charities that provide women with information on abortion

MPs are calling on Priti Patel to take urgent action to support charities that provide women with information on abortion in an effort to limit the impact of one of Donald Trump’s first acts as president.

Six Labour politicians have written to the development secretary suggesting Britain takes similar steps to the Netherlands, which is planning to form an overseas fund after the US ruled that it would stop providing aid to international groups working in this area.

Related: This photo sums up Trump’s assault on women’s rights | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

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Six politicians have written to development secretary after US ruled it would stop supporting charities that provide women with information on abortion

MPs are calling on Priti Patel to take urgent action to support charities that provide women with information on abortion in an effort to limit the impact of one of Donald Trump’s first acts as president.

Six Labour politicians have written to the development secretary suggesting Britain takes similar steps to the Netherlands, which is planning to form an overseas fund after the US ruled that it would stop providing aid to international groups working in this area.

Related: This photo sums up Trump’s assault on women’s rights | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

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