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Doctors should avoid saying ‘cancer’ for minor lesions – study

Doctors should avoid saying ‘cancer’ for minor lesions – study

Researchers say patients are scared into invasive treatments for conditions unlikely to do harmThe word “cancer” should be dropped from some medical diagnoses because the term can scare people into
Churches should lose charity status over child abuse, former tax head says

Churches should lose charity status over child abuse, former tax head says

Terry Hamilton writes to tax office and charities watchdog about failures royal commission found in Catholic and other churchesIt is unacceptable for churches that failed to protect children from
The bizarre spat with Canada shows Mohammed bin Salman’s true colours | Nesrine Malik

The bizarre spat with Canada shows Mohammed bin Salman’s true colours | Nesrine Malik

The Saudi crown prince has been feted as a moderniser. But his petulant foreign policy should set alarm bells ringingWhen western media and the punditocracy fawn over an Arab political figure who is
Home Office stopped author from speaking at UK festival, says publisher

Home Office stopped author from speaking at UK festival, says publisher

Visa refusals mean Palestinian Nayrouz Qarmout unlikely to get to Edinburgh book festivalThe publisher of a Palestinian author denied a visa to appear at the Edinburgh book festival this year says the
Six arrested on suspicion of murder after man found dead in Rochdale

Six arrested on suspicion of murder after man found dead in Rochdale

Two pensioners among suspects after victim’s body was discovered at a flatSix people, including two pensioners, have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man’s body was found in a
Omarosa claims she has heard tape of Trump using N-word

Omarosa claims she has heard tape of Trump using N-word

Former Trump ally also claims to have recorded John Kelly firing her in the high-security White House Situation RoomFormer White House aide and reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman claims she has
Charlottesville anniversary: anger over police failures simmers at protest

Charlottesville anniversary: anger over police failures simmers at protest

The subject of the protesters’ chants on Saturday was anger over law enforcement officers’ inaction last year when they stood by as white supremacists attacked counter-protestersIn the darkness, at
Up, up and away: the Bristol balloon fiesta – in pictures

Up, up and away: the Bristol balloon fiesta – in pictures

Europe’s largest hot-air balloon meeting returns for its 40th anniversary with over 130 inflatables taking to the skies Continue reading...
'Hell no': counterprotesters outnumber white supremacists at White House rally

'Hell no': counterprotesters outnumber white supremacists at White House rally

Hundreds gather to demonstrate against ‘white civil rights’ rally on anniversary of violence in CharlottesvilleA tiny group of white supremacists made their way to the White House on Sunday,
Global markets braced for hectic trading as Turkish crisis unfolds

Global markets braced for hectic trading as Turkish crisis unfolds

Erdoğan accuses foreign interests of waging trade war after lira goes into freefallGlobal markets are braced for another hectic day of trading amid Turkey’s unfolding economic crisis after the
Mali votes in runoff election amid heavy security presence

Mali votes in runoff election amid heavy security presence

Soldiers search voters in presidential poll in which Cissé is challenging incumbent KeïtaMillions of Malians are voting in an unprecedented runoff presidential election that has been overshadowed by
Woodward and Bernstein: Watergate echoes loud in Donald Trump era

Woodward and Bernstein: Watergate echoes loud in Donald Trump era

Veteran journalists may have thought their biggest story was behind them, then Trump came along. ‘This is worse than Watergate’, says BernsteinCarl Bernstein received an email from Bob Woodward the
Idris Elba appears to dismiss James Bond rumours on Twitter

Idris Elba appears to dismiss James Bond rumours on Twitter

Actor tweets ‘don’t believe the hype’ as another slew of stories links him to the film franchiseIdris Elba appears to have mocked continued rumours he is in line to take over as the star of the James
Bride wades up the aisle during Philippines flood – video

Bride wades up the aisle during Philippines flood – video

Even heavy flooding could not keep Jefferson and Jobel de los Angeles from exchanging their vows in Bulacan in the Philippines on Saturday.The bride and her parents waded down the aisle through murky
More than 100 large wildfires in US as six new blazes erupt

More than 100 large wildfires in US as six new blazes erupt

The fires have scorched states from Washington to New Mexico, with California among the hardest hit Six large new wildfires erupted in the United States, pushing the number of major active blazes
'I don't think I look like a stoner': the women changing the face of the cannabis industry

'I don't think I look like a stoner': the women changing the face of the cannabis industry

US cannabis laws are slackening, and a number of enterprising women are tapping into female interest in the drug through magazines, cooking, health and fashionAs weed’s legal status loosens across the
Welsh rail tunnel could reopen as two-mile walk and cycle route

Welsh rail tunnel could reopen as two-mile walk and cycle route

Campaigners hope to convert disused Rhondda tunnel for benefit of locals and tourists A Welsh valley will become home to Europe’s longest walking and cycling tunnel if volunteers succeed in their
Emboldened Viktor Orbán cracks down on friend turned foe

Emboldened Viktor Orbán cracks down on friend turned foe

Hungarian PM has moved to neutralise threat posed by Lajos Simicska’s media empireIn Hungary, where the anti-migration prime minister Viktor Orbán has steadily tightened his hold on power since
Steve Bannon praises Boris Johnson and Tommy Robinson

Steve Bannon praises Boris Johnson and Tommy Robinson

Former Trump adviser says MP has ‘nothing to apologise for’ after burqa remarksDonald Trump’s outspoken former adviser Steve Bannon has praised Boris Johnson and Tommy Robinson in the same interview,
Donald Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'lowlife' – video

Donald Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'lowlife' – video

Donald Trump has called Omarosa Manigault Newman “a lowlife” in his first public response to the former White House aide’s tell-all book.Manigault Newman’s book, Unhinged, characterises the US