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20 Jan 2:21pm Labour leadership: Keir Starmer wins backing of second trade union
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Shadow Brexit secretary assured of place on final ballot after nomination by Usdaw Sir Keir Starmer has guaranteed a place on the final ballot to become Labour’s next leader after becoming the first candidate to be backed by a second major trade union. Usdaw, the retail union and Labour’s fourth largest affiliate, on Monday nominated the shadow Brexit secretary for leader and Angela Rayner for deputy leader.
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20 Jan 1:13pm China confirms human-to-human transmission of coronavirus
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Authorities on alert ahead of lunar new year holiday as 139 new cases of strain detected China’s National Health Commission has confirmed human-to-human transmission of a mysterious Sars-like virus that has spread across the country and fuelled anxiety about the prospect of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for lunar new year celebrations. Zhong Nanshan, a respiratory expert and head of the health commission team investigating the outbreak, confirmed that two cases of infection in China’s Guangdong province had been caused by human-to-human transmission and medical staff had been infected, China’s official Xinhua news agency said on Monday.
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20 Jan 11:45am Libya oil production nosedives as Haftar ignores calls to end war
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Increasingly erratic general shows no sign of relenting despite international pressure Libya’s oil production and exports have almost ground to a halt as the increasingly unpredictable Gen Khalifa Haftar, the military leader in the country’s east, ignores international calls to seek a negotiated political settlement to the civil war. World leaders
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20 Jan 10:08am Five killed in Russian hotel as scalding water floods room
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Criminal inquiry opened after child dies in incident caused by burst heating pipe
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20 Jan 9:03am Prince Harry and Meghan could face costly fight for Sussex Royal brand
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Future of name in doubt after Queen bans pair from using HRH titles The Duke and Duchess of Sussex face an “expensive and complicated” battle if forced to change their Sussex Royal brand, experts have said. The future of the brand name is in doubt after the Queen banned Harry and Meghan from using their HRH styles, and announced they would no longer act as official representatives of the royal family.
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20 Jan 7:12am Live export: animals at risk in giant global industry
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More demand for meat sets nearly 2 billion farm animals on the move a year despite concerns about poor transport conditions and inhumane slaughter
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19 Jan 9:12pm Coronavirus spreads to Beijing as China confirms 139 new cases
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Two new cases confirmed in Chinese capital and one in southern Guangdong province amid fears of virus spreading over lunar new year A mysterious Sars-like virus has spread around China - including to Beijing - authorities said on Monday, fuelling fears of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for the Lunar New Year in humanity’s biggest migration. The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003.
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