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Source: BBC

Historic Brexit deal vote awaited

Tuesday 22:45 GMT

Including both Brexit supporters and opponents - say that leaving without a deal would be a disaster for the UK: driving up food prices, leading to shortages of goods and gridlock on some roads in the South East resulting from extra border checks.

Earlier in the Commons, she said: "It is not perfect but when the history books are written, people will look at the decision of this House and ask, 'Did we deliver on the country's vote to leave the EU, did we safeguard our economy, security or union or did we let the British people down?'". Mrs May also tried to reassure MPs over the controversial Northern Irish "backstop" - the fallback plan to avoid any return to physical border checks between the country and Ireland. She pointed to new written assurances from the EU that the contingency customs arrangement being proposed would be temporary and, if it was ever triggered, would last for "the shortest possible period".

Source: The Guradian

Woman denied abortion in Dublin despite new legislation

Friday 14:30 GMT

A hospital in Dublin has refused an abortion to a woman with a fatal foetal abnormality, raising questions over Ireland’s recent introduction of abortion services.

“So hospitals in Ireland have an obligation to make decisions in a way that is consistent with that new legislation.”

Source: Common Domain

The Morning Download: Hey Big IT Spenders

Friday 14:30 GMT

Those doubting that technology is now the business may want to review International Data Corp.'s recent report on 2018's top IT spenders.

It’s flu season and as good as time as any for another column attacking the open office plan, made popular over the last decade by big technology firms. "Forget free snacks and on-site laundry, the next big Silicon Valley perk could be workplace privacy,” the FT’s Elaine Moore argues.

Source: Global News

Kidnapped Canadian found dead in Burkina Faso: security officials

Thursday 14:30 GMT

A Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso on Tuesday has been found dead, a spokesman for the security ministry told Reuters on Thursday.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday the government was aware that a Canadian was missing in Burkina Faso and said it was working with local authorities. Earlier this month, another Canadian woman and an Italian man went missing in Burkina, the security minister said.

Source: DW

Australian Open: Andy Murray conjours up magic in first round loss

14-Jan-2019

Second-seed Angelique Kerber cruised into the Australian Open second round beating Polona Hercog 6-2, 6-2, a straight sets win that underlined her title credentials.

With Andy Murray opening up on the extent of his long-term hip injury last week, it was an emotionally charged match even before the first serve was taken. While it didn’t produce a fairy-tale ending in a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-1 loss, Murray stayed true to himself in fitting fashion.

Source: Fox News

Trump accuses Pelosi of being 'controlled by the radical left,' hours before White House statement on shutdown

Sunday 15:24 GMT

President Trump on Saturday accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of being controlled by the far-left, hours before he is due to make an "important" White House announcement on the partial government shutdown and border security. "She's being controlled by the radical left, which is a problem, and you know she's under total control of the radical left.

Pelosi wrote to Trump earlier this week calling on him to either delay the State of the Union address or submit it in writing.

Source: Common Domain

Why Europeans Won’t Catch Wall Street’s Bandwagon

Friday 14:30 GMT

There is a catch: The big U.S. groups made gains mostly in traditional domestic lending, equities trading and mergers and acquisitions.

The only bright spot in markets last year was equities trading, and U.S. banks all had great fourth quarters with the surprising exception of Morgan Stanley , which is usually a leader in the field. Barclays has been enjoying a strong rebound in its equities business, too, with revenue up 36% over the first nine months.

Source: The Guradian

A nude direction: why is Avril Lavigne posing naked with a guitar?

Friday 14:30 GMT

The latest extremely limited variation on a theme dreamed up by a middle-aged record label exec in need of some fresh thrills after his wife ditched him for a hench personal trainer from Potters Bar comes courtesy of Avril Lavigne.

Stripping off, jumping in a large puddle and strategically manoeuvring her body behind an acoustic guitar, we can see neither nipples nor pudenda but plenty of leg, a smidge of sideboob and a Brigitte Bardot bouffant.

Source: BBC

Designing the cities of the future

Friday 14:30 GMT

Simulation software that can create accurate "digital twins" of entire cities is enabling planners, designers and engineers to improve their designs and measure the effect changes will have on the lives of citizens.

Research firm Gartner predicts that by 2021 half of large industrial companies will use digital twins and estimates that those that do could save up to 25% in operational running costs as a result.

Source: Fox News

Conservative Student Organization Threatened for Inviting Ben Shapiro to Speak on Campus

Friday 14:30 GMT

Ahead of Ben Shapiro's Thursday speech at George Washington University, the conservative student organization that sponsored the event posted a picture of a threat made against the group.

"I know a lot of people on my campus and on other college campuses that want to speak out, want to be bold in their conservative beliefs, but are scared of the backlash by their peers, professors and the administration," Triania said.

Source: BBC

Google Maps 'deter outback tourists'

Wednesday 09:55 GMT

Tourism operators in Australia claim inaccuracies in Google Maps are deterring potential visitors, by making remote attractions appear further away than they actually are.

In one case, the journey time from Birdsville, on the Queensland border, up to the Western Star Hotel in Windorah, in the centre of the state, was estimated to be close to 11 hours by Google Maps. "People will get frightened of travelling in the outback, because they don't have any confidence in the mapping," the general manager of the small town museum added.

Source: DW

Asian Cup: Cold War in the Gulf as Qatar embarrass political rivals Saudi Arabia

Friday 14:30 GMT

Saudi Arabia fans expressed their dislike of Qatar with fervor, but in the 80th minute of their Asian Cup group clash on Thursday they suddenly fell silent at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The game had been billed in the media as the "Cold War in the Gulf" because in June 2017, Saudi Arabia imposed a trade blockade on Qatar. The reasons: the small country's alleged ties to terrorist organizations and a perceived relationship with Iran, which was too close for the liking of regional rivals.

Source: Reuters

Consumer giants spurn risks to chase online subscribers

Friday 14:30 GMT

The question mark is how long will it take to become more mass, and I think nobody has the answer to that question,” said Bernard Meunier, who runs Nestle’s Purina Petcare business in Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

Major consumer companies including Unilever (ULVR.L), Procter & Gamble (PG.N) and Nestle (NESN.S) are chasing consumers who want food and household goods delivered automatically, even though this kind of business has not always worked.

Source: The Guradian

Why are we so obsessed with young, successful people like Sally Rooney?

14-Jan-2019

When 27-year-old novelist Sally Rooney became the youngest-ever winner of the Costa Book Prize last week, it was to deafening cheers of critical acclaim that have characterised her brief career.

The slightly frenzied reaction to Rooney seems to be symptomatic of the way we now react to achievements by young people. Last year, another 27-year-old author, Daisy Johnson, became the youngest person to be shortlisted for the Man Booker prize for her debut novel, Everything Under.

Source: BBC

'I’m just ill – respect me for who I am'

Thursday 09:54 GMT

"I could walk outside and look completely able-bodied and no-one would ever know - but add the stick I become something different."

Speaking to BBC Scotland, Ellen, who uses a walking stick, said: "I get stares and comments virtually every time I go out - people can say things that are just very inappropriate. It's encounters like these that have made the 20-year-old Edinburgh student believe people need to rethink how they interact with disabled people.

Source: Common Domain

Patriots are the early Super Bowl favorites against Rams

Today 19:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Israeli military strikes Iranian targets inside Syria

Today 15:25 GMT
Source: Fox News

Video shows tension between Native Americans, high school students before viral clip

Today 15:25 GMT
Source: Fox News

Controversial non-call overshadows Rams-Saints NFC Championship Game

Today 15:25 GMT
Source: Global News

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria, military says

Today 11:45 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump has Democrats ‘in a corner’ with compromise to end partial shutdown, Dan Bongino says

Today 19:05 GMT
Source: Global News

Mexico’s plan to stop fuel theft under scrutiny after blast kills 79

Today 11:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Drugmakers Raise Prices Amid Shortages, Recalls

Saturday 17:14 GMT
Source: Fox News

Shirley Boone, wife of singer Pat Boone, dead at 84: report

14-Jan-2019
Source: BBC

Cricket World Cup 2019 tickets being resold for more than £12,000

Friday 13:35 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Bling and beauty: Dakar's fashion comes of age – photo essay

Saturday 02:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields extend weeklong climb as stocks surge on U.S.-China trade optimism

Saturday 19:04 GMT
Source: Fox News

Law firm tied to Manafort's Ukraine work reaches settlement with Justice Department

Friday 20:55 GMT
Source: Fox News

VA Secretary Wilkie: The VA is making real progress on suicide prevention for veterans

Tuesday 05:08 GMT

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