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North Korea unveils new submarine-launched missile

Publishedduration16 hours agomedia captionKim Jong-un has been overseeing a huge military showcase broadcast by state media in North KoreaNorth Korea has unveiled a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile, described by state media as "the world's most powerful weapon". Several of the missiles were displayed at a parade overseen by leader Kim Jong-un, reported state…

Indonesia earthquake: Sulawesi hospital among collapsed buildings

Publishedduration9 hours agomedia captionRescuers pull a woman from the rubble after the 6.2 magnitude earthquakeA powerful earthquake has rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 42 people, with more feared dead as rescuers search for survivors.The 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck on Friday morning, just hours after an earlier, smaller tremor.Hundreds of people were injured and thousands…

Coronavirus: Fake news ‘causing BAME people to reject Covid jab’

By Sima KotechaBBC NewsPublishedduration16 hours agomedia captionAt Fullwell Cross Medical Centre, north London, they are now vaccinating almost 1,000 people a weekFake news is likely to be causing some people from the UK's South Asian communities to reject the Covid vaccine, a doctor has warned.Dr Harpreet Sood, who is leading an NHS anti-disinformation drive, said…

Technical issue resolved after ‘150,000 police records lost’

Publishedduration18 hours agoimage copyrightGetty ImagesThe government is assessing the impact of a "technical issue" that led to 150,000 records being deleted from police databases.The error, first reported in the Times, saw data including fingerprint, DNA and arrest histories wiped after being accidentally flagged for deletion.The Home Office said the lost entries related to people who…

Marcus Rashford and top chefs demand free school meals review

By Jennifer ScottOnline political reporter, BBC NewsPublishedduration18 hours agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionFootballer Marcus Rashford has led campaigns over child povertyMarcus Rashford and a group of celebrity chefs and campaigners have called on Boris Johnson to review the government's free school meals policy.The group, including Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Tom Kerridge, have written to the PM…

‘I was not well’

Blackpool keeper Chris Maxwell said saving three shootout spot-kicks in the Seasiders' FA Cup upset of West Bromwich Albion made up for a Christmas spent suffering from coronavirus.The 30-year-old Welsh stopper thwarted Kyle Edwards and Darnell Furlong from the spot before his match-winning save from Matheus Pereira sent Blackpool through.Maxwell, along with team-mate Matty Virtue,…
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