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Trump to attend Davos despite criticizing forum during his campaign

Trump to attend Davos despite criticizing forum during his campaign

The president will attend the World Economic Forum after his campaign disparaged the elite annual meeting of billionaires, businessmen and politiciansDonald Trump is set to attend the World Economic
'Yeah, I'll beat Oprah': Trump says he'd defeat Winfrey in presidential race

'Yeah, I'll beat Oprah': Trump says he'd defeat Winfrey in presidential race

Asked whether he would win contest, Trump said: ‘Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah’Speculation of possible White House run blew up after Winfrey’s speechDonald Trump said on Tuesday he could beat Oprah Winfrey in
Meghan Markle chooses M&S for Brixton walkabout with Prince Harry

Meghan Markle chooses M&S for Brixton walkabout with Prince Harry

Wellwishers quickly identified the clothes worn by the prince’s fiance as the couple visited a London radio stationMeghan Markle signalled her clear intent to fully embrace Britishness by choosing to
Joe Arpaio, pardoned racial profiler, to run for Arizona Senate seat

Joe Arpaio, pardoned racial profiler, to run for Arizona Senate seat

Ex-sheriff was pardoned by Donald Trump for racial profiling convictionRepublican, 85, to run as ‘a big supporter of President Trump’Controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio announced on Tuesday that
Thousands of tourists stranded in Swiss ski resort – video

Thousands of tourists stranded in Swiss ski resort – video

Thousands of tourists are awaiting evacuation by helicopter in the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt. Days of heavy snowfall, causing an 'exceptional' risk of avalanches, has prevented people from leaving
Police dig up Stockport garden after woman says she killed man

Police dig up Stockport garden after woman says she killed man

Murder inquiry launched after woman went into police station and claimed she had killed man and buried bodyA murder investigation has been launched after a woman went to a police station in Greater
Poland's prime minister sacks ministers in move to mend ties with EU

Poland's prime minister sacks ministers in move to mend ties with EU

Defence, foreign and environment ministers dismissed after Brussels accused Warsaw of subverting democratic valuesMateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has dismissed several cabinet-level
Yoga, basketball and a test kitchen: Obama’s presidential library plans

Yoga, basketball and a test kitchen: Obama’s presidential library plans

Presidential libraries are usually all-American vanity projects – but critics of the former POTUS say his radical proposals may be unworthy of the traditionGeorge W Bush put bronze statues of his
Iran reopens investigation into Rafsanjani death

Iran reopens investigation into Rafsanjani death

Relatives of former president say his body had high radiation levels and they doubt the official finding of cardiac arrestIran has reopened an investigation into the death of its former president Ali
Security taken with a pinch of salt: alarm at Parliament House white powder scare

Security taken with a pinch of salt: alarm at Parliament House white powder scare

A security officer’s response to a suspicious substance in a public area has prompted accusations of ‘recklessly ignoring proper protocols’The white powder in a populated public area of Parliament
NSW animal welfare inspector accepted $35,000 from puppy retailer it audits

NSW animal welfare inspector accepted $35,000 from puppy retailer it audits

Move by Animal Welfare League criticised as ‘conflict of interest’, but Kellyville Pets denies responsibility for the donationsA New South Wales animal welfare inspecting body has accepted $35,000
Record number of lorries using Dover port raises fears of Brexit delays

Record number of lorries using Dover port raises fears of Brexit delays

Port and freight chiefs say free flow of traffic across Channel must be ‘top priority’ to avoid damaging UK industries Lorry traffic in Dover has increased by a third in the past five years, the port
Israel’s BDS blacklist is straight out of apartheid. The UK can’t condone it | Asad Rehman

Israel’s BDS blacklist is straight out of apartheid. The UK can’t condone it | Asad Rehman

Banning groups, such as War on Want, that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is a desperate attempt to silence human rights defenders • Asad Rehman is executive director of War on
'Hero' lorry driver helps stranded woman get to hospital to give birth

'Hero' lorry driver helps stranded woman get to hospital to give birth

Justin Tacey put Kelly Brinkman’s car on his lorry after high tide water submerged crossing at Mersea Island, Essex A new mother has thanked a “hero” driver who loaded her car onto his lorry so she
Minister rejects call for in-depth inquiry into John Worboys case

Minister rejects call for in-depth inquiry into John Worboys case

David Gauke backs proposals for greater Parole Board transparency, and Worboys victim reveals fears over his releaseThe new justice secretary, David Gauke, has rejected calls for an “end-to-end
Trump mocked for 'executive time' – but other presidents liked to take it easy too

Trump mocked for 'executive time' – but other presidents liked to take it easy too

Historians say Trump’s erratic schedule is unusual but not unprecedented: Nixon and Eisenhower liked a nap, and Woodrow Wilson tried to play golf every dayThe recent report that Donald Trump spends
'Bodies can go further than you think': Peeping Tom's bamboozling shows about parenthood

'Bodies can go further than you think': Peeping Tom's bamboozling shows about parenthood

Zombie janitors and living sculptures rattle the nerves in the world of the surrealist Belgian duo who have created a terrifying trilogy from family lifePaintings swallow people whole. Sketches bleed.
Thai PM leaves cardboard cutout to take questions from the media – video

Thai PM leaves cardboard cutout to take questions from the media – video

Thailand’s prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, produced a lifesize cardboard cutout of himself in an attempt to avoid questions from the media. He told the press conference: ‘If you want to ask any
Netanyahu's son 'sorry' for boasts about gas deal outside strip club

Netanyahu's son 'sorry' for boasts about gas deal outside strip club

Israeli prime minister also issues statement after continued fallout over leaked taped and use of official driver and bodyguardBenjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair has issued an apology amid continuing
Aberdeen and Orkney priests threaten to quit over first female bishop

Aberdeen and Orkney priests threaten to quit over first female bishop

Open letter from seven of the diocese’s 14 priests calls the appointment of Anne Dyer ‘divisive and disrespectful’Priests in Aberdeen and Orkney are threatening to resign over the appointment of