Syria war: '250 killed' in Eastern Ghouta bombardment

Media playback is unsupported on your device The death toll from two days of bombing by Syria’s government of a rebel-held area has risen to 250, reports say. It is the worst violence in the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus since 2013, according to activists. More than 50 children are among the dead, they say.…

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Mistake allows Messi to salvage draw for Barca at Chelsea

Lionel Messi’s first goal in nine Champions League games against Chelsea gave Barcelona a vital away goal as they rode their luck to earn a draw in this last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had subdued Messi and Willian had struck the woodwork twice in the first half before a fine low finish from the…

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Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Scientists uncover faulty genes behind a rare blood vessel disorder and say cancer drugs could treat it. BBC News – Home

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Ex-Save the Children boss 'faced complaints'

A former chief executive of Save the Children faced three complaints of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff before leaving the charity, the BBC has learned. Justin Forsyth was accused of sending texts to young female staff about how they looked and what they were wearing. Mr Forsyth said he had “apologised unreservedly” to the three…

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Aguero avoids FA punishment over altercation with fan

Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will not be punished by the Football Association following a post-match confrontation with a fan after Monday’s FA Cup defeat by Wigan. Television footage appeared to show Aguero pushing a supporter and he later claimed he was spat and sworn at. Both…

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Syria war: Pro-government forces enter Kurdish-held Afrin

Syrian pro-government forces have entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, provoking an immediate response from Turkish forces besieging the area. The government was asked for military help by a Kurdish militia that has been trying to repel an offensive by Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels. Fighters were seen passing through a checkpoint in armoured…

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'When I saw the Man City line-up, I did not give Wigan a chance'

Media playback is not supported on this device Wigan’s win over Manchester City was an amazing game to witness and it has to go down as one of the greatest FA Cup shocks of all time. When the Latics beat City in the 2013 final it was a big enough upset, but that was when…

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KFC shuts more stores in chicken crisis

KFC has closed more of its outlets in the UK after delivery problems meant it ran out of chicken. Its website shows that 575 of the fast-food chain’s 900 outlets in the UK and the Republic of Ireland were shut as of 21:00 on Monday night. That compares with 562 that were closed at 15:45…

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Syria war: Scores of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed scores of civilians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, monitors say. If confirmed, it would make Monday one of the deadliest days for the district since it came under siege in 2013. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights…

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Key gig economy case reaches Supreme Court

A plumber’s legal battle for working rights will be closely watched by “gig economy” workers when it reaches the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Gary Smith, who worked for Pimlico Plumbers for six years, began his fight when he wanted to reduce his hours following a heart attack. Lower courts have ruled that he is entitled…

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