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Norse code: what’s the secret of the Norwegians’ Winter Olympics success?

Norse code: what’s the secret of the Norwegians’ Winter Olympics success?

Hailing from a nation of only 5.2 million people, Norway’s squad is outperforming teams from much bigger countries – and, no, it’s not just because they have so much snowEleven days into the
Oxfam: '7,000 people have cancelled their regular donations' – video

Oxfam: '7,000 people have cancelled their regular donations' – video

Mark Goldring, Oxfam’s chief executive, tells MPs that about 7,000 individuals have cancelled their regular donations to the charity after revelations of the Haiti sex scandal. Goldring also said that
Plastic bans worldwide will dent oil demand growth, says BP

Plastic bans worldwide will dent oil demand growth, says BP

But oil giant expects demand for crude to grow and not peak until late 2030sBans around the world on single use plastic items such as carrier bags will dent growth in oil demand over the next two
Bristol FGM trial hears girl, 6, may have been burned with knitting needle

Bristol FGM trial hears girl, 6, may have been burned with knitting needle

Consultant examined child after her father allegedly admitted she had undergone ‘small’ procedure Continue reading...
Florida shooting survivors are fighting back. Here's what they need to know about gun control

Florida shooting survivors are fighting back. Here's what they need to know about gun control

The current battle to reshape gun laws can feel like a stalemate, but there have been victories too. This is what the landscape looks like right now The students who survived a shooting at Marjory
Woman who left abusive note on ambulance admits public order offence

Woman who left abusive note on ambulance admits public order offence

Kirsty Sharman told emergency crew in Stoke to ‘move your f***ing van’ from outside houseA woman has pleaded guilty to a public order offence after she verbally abused paramedics and left a
Accusations about Berlusconi's ties to Sicilian mafia revived

Accusations about Berlusconi's ties to Sicilian mafia revived

Alessandro di Battista, main rival in Italy’s election, launches scathing attack on former PMAccusations about Silvio Berlusconi’s historic ties to a close associate of the Sicilian mafia are being
'It's not a war. It's a massacre': scores killed in Syrian enclave

'It's not a war. It's a massacre': scores killed in Syrian enclave

Aid groups warn situation in eastern Ghouta could unfold into worst atrocity of war so farAlmost 200 civilians have been killed in dozens of airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s Bashar
This is eastern Ghouta, where hundreds are being killed and injured by Assad's forces

This is eastern Ghouta, where hundreds are being killed and injured by Assad's forces

More than 100 people have died in eastern Ghouta in Syria in one day of violence. The bombardment of the opposition-controlled enclave continues Continue reading...
Study reveals North Korean cyber-espionage has reached new heights

Study reveals North Korean cyber-espionage has reached new heights

Spying unit is widening its operations into aerospace and defence industries, according to US security firm An increasingly sophisticated North Korean cyber-espionage unit is using its skills to widen
Oxfam loses 7,000 donors since sexual exploitation scandal

Oxfam loses 7,000 donors since sexual exploitation scandal

MPs tell boss Mark Goldring that charity treated vulnerable women in Haiti ‘like trinkets’Oxfam has lost 7,000 regular donors since it was revealed that staff sexually exploited victims of the Haiti
Bodycam footage shows children being rescued from rubble in eastern Ghouta, Syria – video

Bodycam footage shows children being rescued from rubble in eastern Ghouta, Syria – video

Footage from the White Helmets, a volunteer rescue group, shows children being saved from a house purportedly hit by a Syrian regime airstrike in rebel-held eastern Ghouta. The video, filmed in the
Eastern Ghouta is another Srebrenica, we are looking away again | Simon Tisdall

Eastern Ghouta is another Srebrenica, we are looking away again | Simon Tisdall

The horror of the Bosnian Muslim massacre of 1995 is being repeated today in SyriaWith every child who dies, with every act of brutality that goes unpunished, eastern Ghouta more closely resembles
Gun owner destroys rifle after Florida shooting: ‘Now there’s one less’ – video

Gun owner destroys rifle after Florida shooting: ‘Now there’s one less’ – video

Gun owner Scott Pappalardo has destroyed his AR-15 rifle in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting. Pappalardo posted a video of himself explaining his decision before chopping
Netherlands becoming a narco-state, warn Dutch police

Netherlands becoming a narco-state, warn Dutch police

Officers say many victims do not report incidents and organised gangs have a free reinThe Netherlands is starting to resemble a narco-state with the police unable to combat the emergence of a parallel
'Disappointing': UK revives aid scheme halted over alleged payments to Syrian jihadists

'Disappointing': UK revives aid scheme halted over alleged payments to Syrian jihadists

Shadow development secretary Kate Osamor questions depth of Foreign Office inquiry as project funding Free Syrian Police is reinstatedThe government has resurrected a controversial multimillion-pound
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to share stage with US conservatives

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to share stage with US conservatives

Niece of far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen to address conference after vice-president Mike Pence on ThursdayMarion Maréchal-Le Pen, the former young star of France’s far-right Front
Addis Ababa massacre – in pictures

Addis Ababa massacre – in pictures

The Addis Ababa massacre or Graziani massacre, in which 20,000 to 30,000 Ethiopians were killed by Italian occupying forces on 19 February 1937, is commemorated at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the
Israeli police name Netanyahu associates in corruption inquiry

Israeli police name Netanyahu associates in corruption inquiry

Pair suspected of helping telecoms company in return for favourable coverage of PM Israeli police have named the two close associates of Benjamin Netanyahu who have been arrested for their suspected
Japanese man wins sole custody of 13 surrogacy children

Japanese man wins sole custody of 13 surrogacy children

Children were taken into Thai state care in 2014 but will now move to Japan with fatherA wealthy Japanese man at the centre of a “baby factory” scandal in Thailand has won sole parental rights to 13