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Drug firms preparing for no-deal Brexit told to sign 'gagging orders'

Drug firms preparing for no-deal Brexit told to sign 'gagging orders'

More than 60 non-disclosure agreements in force across Whitehall as part of planningPharmaceutical organisations working with Whitehall to maintain medicine supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit
Banksy anti-pollution artwork in Port Talbot targeted

Banksy anti-pollution artwork in Port Talbot targeted

Man reported to have tried to pull down protective fencing around muralAn artwork by Banksy that has attracted hundreds of visitors a day to Port Talbot in south Wales was targeted on Saturday night
Trump stance on shutdown is 'useless' and 'puerile', senior Republican says

Trump stance on shutdown is 'useless' and 'puerile', senior Republican says

Mulvaney: standoff ‘very likely’ to extend into 2019 Corker blasts president as Democrats hold firm Robert Reich: the US is at the edge of the economic precipiceDay two of the third US government
Drone footage shows damage caused by Indonesian tsunami – video

Drone footage shows damage caused by Indonesian tsunami – video

Aerial footage of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait shows the extent of the damage from a tsunami that has killed more than 200 people. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman from the disaster management agency,
Wave crashes into stage at Indonesian pop band concert – video

Wave crashes into stage at Indonesian pop band concert – video

Footage posted online shows the tsunami that struck Indonesia smashing into an open-air concert, hurling members of the pop band Seventeen from the stage and slamming into the audience. Riefian
How to survive Christmas… one step at a time

How to survive Christmas… one step at a time

’Tis the season to be jolly grateful if you can get through it in one piece. Here’s a five-point plan on making it to New YearIt’s useful to have a scapegoat at Christmas so mine is the industrial
Gatwick: suspects exonerated as confusion deepens over drone attack

Gatwick: suspects exonerated as confusion deepens over drone attack

Detective says it is possible there was no drone activity as pair from Crawley return homeDetectives were examining a damaged drone for clues on Sunday night after they had to release two people who
South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

Musa Manzini plays while tumour is removed to give doctors real-time feedback A South African musician with a brain tumour has played several notes on his guitar while undergoing a successful
Sicilian journalist cleared of harassing top government official

Sicilian journalist cleared of harassing top government official

Patrizia Monterosso accuses Accursio Sabella of causing anxiety attacks with reportingA Sicilian journalist has said he was just doing his job after magistrates dismissed harassment and stalking
Why are Guatemalans seeking asylum? US policy is to blame | Gabriel Schivone

Why are Guatemalans seeking asylum? US policy is to blame | Gabriel Schivone

The death of seven-year-old Jakelin Caal in US custody follows decades of US-sponsored devastation in her home countryA grainy cellphone image from a small indigenous Guatemalan village shows
Need a last-minute Christmas gift? Share of French castle offered for €51

Need a last-minute Christmas gift? Share of French castle offered for €51

Crowdfunding campaign aims to save Ebaupinay château in Deux-Sèvres from ruinLooking for an unusual last-minute Christmas gift for the person who has everything?For €51 (£46) anyone can become
Warsaw ghetto uprising fighter Simcha Rotem dies at 94

Warsaw ghetto uprising fighter Simcha Rotem dies at 94

Holocaust survivor among last-known Jewish fighters from 1943 uprising against the NazisSimcha Rotem, an Israeli Holocaust survivor who was among the last-known Jewish fighters from the 1943 Warsaw
Extent of damage unfolds after deadly Indonesia tsunami - video

Extent of damage unfolds after deadly Indonesia tsunami - video

Residents of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait pick their way through debris after a deadly tsunami struck tourist beaches and coastal areas on Saturday night. A volcanic eruption thought to have been caused
Anak Krakatau tsunami - in pictures

Anak Krakatau tsunami - in pictures

At least 222 people are dead and 584 injured after a tsunami hit the coastal regions of the Sunda Strait, according to the Indonesian authorities Continue reading...
Japan's abdicating emperor calls for young to be taught about horrors of war

Japan's abdicating emperor calls for young to be taught about horrors of war

Akihito expresses relief for peaceful era in last birthday address before stepping down from the throneJapan’s emperor has marked his last birthday before his abdication next year by calling for his
Der Spiegel takes the blame for scandal of reporter who faked stories

Der Spiegel takes the blame for scandal of reporter who faked stories

US ambassador says revelations prove magazine guilty of institutional bias, as far-right groups seek to exploit the caseThe US government has waded into the scandal of the German journalist for Der
Port Talbot’s Banksy cordoned off from fans

Port Talbot’s Banksy cordoned off from fans

Traffic wardens drafted in to protect the steel town’s new artworkResidents of Port Talbot have for months been complaining about a thick layer of black dust they believe is coming from the town’s
Child sex trafficking rife in Colombia's picturesque Cartagena | Mathew Charles

Child sex trafficking rife in Colombia's picturesque Cartagena | Mathew Charles

The historic city is cracking down on an industry that targets children and young women from poor neighbourhoodsCartagena’s colonial architecture and easy access to white sand beaches have made it one
If we African women want hairstyle advice, we won’t ask you, Mr Museveni … | Patience Akumu

If we African women want hairstyle advice, we won’t ask you, Mr Museveni … | Patience Akumu

President’s comments about the Miss World Africa winner expose double standardsLast week, Quiin Abenakyo from Uganda was crowned Miss World Africa. A dinner invitation from Uganda’s leader of 32
Woman who Bolsonaro insulted: 'Our president-elect encourages rape'

Woman who Bolsonaro insulted: 'Our president-elect encourages rape'

Congress member Maria do Rosário – who was told by Bolsonaro: ‘I would never rape you because you don’t deserve it’ – fears increased violence in Brazil In profiles of Brazil’s far-right