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Babies may be able to link certain words and concepts, research suggests

Babies may be able to link certain words and concepts, research suggests

Study indicates infants as young as six months old may realise certain words are related – and that interaction with adults boosts understandingBabies as young as six months old may have an inkling
London loses EU agencies to Paris and Amsterdam in Brexit relocation

London loses EU agencies to Paris and Amsterdam in Brexit relocation

Paris takes European Banking Authority and European Medicines Agency goes to Amsterdam as EU’s chief negotiator mocks Theresa May’s ‘Brexit means Brexit’ stanceLondon is losing the European Medicines
Man who murdered adopted daughter was 'Jekyll and Hyde' character

Man who murdered adopted daughter was 'Jekyll and Hyde' character

Family court judge raises concerns about how injuries sustained by Elsie Scully-Hicks were dealt withA senior family court judge has described a man convicted of murdering his adoptive baby daughter
Canadian American family on surviving Taliban captivity: 'We tried to make it fun'

Canadian American family on surviving Taliban captivity: 'We tried to make it fun'

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle used lessons about British history and constellations to help their children after being abducted in AfghanistanAn American woman kidnapped in Afghanistan and held for
Japan’s ghostly housing problem | Letters

Japan’s ghostly housing problem | Letters

Death in a housing unit must be noted and pointed out to potential renters, writes Giovanni FazioYour article (17 November) on why Japanese houses tend to be torn down after a 30-year period was quite
In Zimbabwe it’s hello China, goodbye Britain | Letters

In Zimbabwe it’s hello China, goodbye Britain | Letters

Zimbabwe is one of many countries where China is acquiring an overseas empire of investment and influence, says Otto InglisOne aspect of the coup d’etat in Zimbabwe (Chaos in Zimbabwe after Mugabe
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is off the menu for me because of its racial stereotyping | Letters

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is off the menu for me because of its racial stereotyping | Letters

Electric lorries | Mickey Rooney as Mr Yunioshi | Uber benchmark | Pre-latte days | Mispronouncing Italian | Theresa May’s church visitsDespite what Elon Musk says (Keep on trucking: a swipe at rail
Jana Novotna on Wimbledon defeat and the Duchess of Kent's comforting words - archive video

Jana Novotna on Wimbledon defeat and the Duchess of Kent's comforting words - archive video

The Czech tennis player, who has died of cancer at 49, recalls the time she began crying after being defeated by Steffi Graf at Wimbledon in 1993, before the Duchess of Kent put an arm around her and
Argentinian navy releases video of search for missing submarine – video

Argentinian navy releases video of search for missing submarine – video

A vast search by a multinational taskforce for an Argentinian submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members four days ago has failed to provide details of its possible
Hugh Sacker obituary

Hugh Sacker obituary

My father-in-law, Hugh Sacker, who has died aged 92, was hit by a bolt of enlightenment when he stumbled while out on a walk in September 1978. Hugh was convinced that years of philosophical anguish
Zimbabwe in confusion as Robert Mugabe ignores latest deadline to leave

Zimbabwe in confusion as Robert Mugabe ignores latest deadline to leave

Draft impeachment motion published by Zanu-PF party but support of opposition parties may be necessary after arrest or flight of some MPsRobert Mugabe faces being stripped of his office by parliament
Fourth death at Lincoln immigration removal centre prompts inquiry

Fourth death at Lincoln immigration removal centre prompts inquiry

Death of 27-year-old Iraqi man at Morton Hall immigration removal centre is fourth fatality at centre in a yearAn investigation has been launched into the fourth death at a Lincoln immigration removal
Argentina's navy says fresh noises are not from missing submarine

Argentina's navy says fresh noises are not from missing submarine

Sounds detected during search for ARA San Juan came from ‘biological source’ Search enters critical phase amid concern oxygen running outArgentina’s navy has said sounds detected from the bottom of
Second woman comes forward to say Al Franken inappropriately touched her

Second woman comes forward to say Al Franken inappropriately touched her

Lindsay Menz, 33, said the senator grabbed her buttocks in 2010 while the two were posing together for a photo at a state fair in MinnesotaA second woman has come forward and accused Al Franken of
‘No exams until Mugabe resigns’: Zimbabwe students in mass boycott

‘No exams until Mugabe resigns’: Zimbabwe students in mass boycott

University students take to streets over leadership crisis, as dismal jobs market renders their degrees almost worthlessUniversity of Zimbabwe students were doing last-minute revision, still savouring
'Welcome to sunny Preston': city welcomes students displaced by Irma

'Welcome to sunny Preston': city welcomes students displaced by Irma

Civic ceremony held for 700 trainee medics from devastated island of Dutch St Maarten who say Lancashire residents ‘could not have been warmer’When 700 students arrived en masse in Preston two months
Donald Trump plans to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror

Donald Trump plans to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror

President says move is part of US ‘maximum pressure campaign’US officials cite killing of Kim Jong-un’s half-brother at Malaysian airportDonald Trump has announced that the US will designate North
Children in the UK feel more disempowered than those in India

Children in the UK feel more disempowered than those in India

Unicef says young people feel their voices are unheard on global issues, as study finds prospects for 180 million worldwide bleaker than those of their parents A poll of children from 14 countries
Holocaust survivor, 102, meets nephew after thinking all family died in war - video

Holocaust survivor, 102, meets nephew after thinking all family died in war - video

Eliahu Pietruszka escaped from Poland at the beginning of the second world war thinking his entire family had perished. But two weeks ago he discovered that a younger brother had also survived and
'Vigorous thumbs up': Ipswich is welcoming One Nation back, Malcolm Roberts says

'Vigorous thumbs up': Ipswich is welcoming One Nation back, Malcolm Roberts says

Former Queensland senator – considered a long shot to win seat – says interactions with voters have been ‘fabulous’Ipswich will always be linked to Queensland political infamy.Set amid a flat expanse