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Campaigner loses bid for gender-neutral passports

Friday  13:45,   22 june 2018

Campaigner Christie Elan-Cane has lost a High Court action against the government's current policy on gender-neutral passports. Elan-Cane has been fighting for 'X' passports for people who define as neither 'M' nor 'F'.The campaigner argues the [...]

House of Horrors: 6 Harrowing Revelations as Investigators Describe Alleged Abuse

Friday  11:45,   22 june 2018

<p>In the small voice of a much younger child, reading from a piece of paper with her family’s address on it, the 17-year-old daughter of David and Louise Turpin called 911 early on Jan. 14 to report that they were allegedly abusing and even[...]

Spyhole used by gunman before 'Goldfinger' killing

Friday  09:50,   22 june 2018

Pictures have been released of a small hole in a fence believed to have been used by a suspected hitman to spy on John "Goldfinger" Palmer before he killed the notorious criminal. Palmer, 65, was found dead three years ago in the garden[...]

Man who suffered 15 heart attacks praises medics

Friday  09:45,   22 june 2018

A man has thanked medics after surviving 15 heart attacks in three hours - saying their efforts to save his life amounted to "a miracle".Ian Clark collapsed at home in August last year in front of his wife and youngest[...]

Airbus threatens to leave UK over Brexit

Friday  09:25,   22 june 2018

Airbus is making plans to leave the UK in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit, which could lead to the loss of tens of thousands of jobs. The company employs 14,000 people directly at several sites including Bristol, Stevenage, Portsmouth and [...]

Where the Next Cold War May Be Taking Shape

Friday  08:25,   22 june 2018

Two global powers are jostling like never before for influence over Indian Ocean islands.For decades, the Himalayas — where India and China fought a war in 1962 — and other land neighbors have been the focus of that competition. The Maldives,[...]

Where are England’s 7,000 missing schoolchildren?

Friday  08:05,   22 june 2018

Up to 7,700 pupils left secondary schools between 2012 and 2017 in unknown circumstancesOf the 553,000 children who started Year 7 at state schools in England in 2012, 531,000 were still enrolled in 2017, when they would be due to sit their GCSEs,[...]

Charles and Camilla visit Salisbury to boost city after nerve agent attack

Friday  07:25,   22 june 2018

During their visit, Charles and Camilla will meet local businesses and people in the city centre before joining a reception in the Guildhall.Charles and Camilla’s visit will support the recovery programme under way in Salisbury which has[...]

The Mysterious ‘Jumping Gene’ That Appears 500,000 Times in Human DNA

Friday  06:55,   22 june 2018

For years, Miguel Ramalho-Santos tried to convince researchers in his lab to study a segment of DNA he personally thought was quite extraordinary:[...]

How Some Immigrant Families Are Avoiding Separation

Friday  06:30,   22 june 2018

<p>The respite center is the work of Sister Norma Pimentel, who for the last 15 years has been the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.</p>Angel Bonilla spent eight days in an immigrant-detention facility with his [...]

Koko: gorilla who ‘spoke’ in sign language dies aged 46

Friday  05:30,   22 june 2018

Celebrated gorilla befriended Robin Williams and Leonardo Di Caprio“Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” the Gorilla Foundation said in a statement announcing[...]

Javid 'dragging feet' on Windrush compensation

Friday  05:15,   22 june 2018

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is being accused of "dragging his feet" on compensation for Windrush citizens. The call is being led by the shadow home secretary Diane Abbott on the 70th anniversary of the arrival in the UK of the Empire[...]

This ancient Chinese tomb held a royal, her extinct ape — and a warning

Friday  05:07,   22 june 2018

Thousands of years ago, a gibbon was buried with a member of the Chinese elite. Now these gibbons are gone.And humans, the scientists say, are the likely agents of these gibbons'[...]

Family: Kate Spade's father dies on eve of her funeral

Friday  03:30,   22 june 2018

Family: Kate Spade's father dies on eve of her funeralThe family said 89-year-old Earl Brosnahan Jr. had been in ill health before passing away Wednesday night at his home. The statement said he was "heartbroken over the recent death of his[...]

Eurozone gets deal to pave way for end to Greece's bailout

Friday  02:45,   22 june 2018

Eurozone nations agreed on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program and make its massive debt more manageable.&nbsp;The finance ministers of the 19 nations took daylong talks into Friday and reached a[...]