Hospitals in England are on the brink of collapse, warn NHS chiefs

Theresa May urged to boost funding or ration care to head off escalating cash crisis and avoid 1990s-style decline The body that represents hospitals across England has issued a startling warning that the NHS is close to breaking point because of its escalating cash crisis. Years of underfunding have left the service facing such impossible […]

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Syrias bitter foes weigh up chance of peace, but prepare for war to rage on

Scepticism towards agreement among Aleppos opposition groups is strong, particularly over insistence that al-Qaida elements must be weeded out Inside east Aleppo, talk of ways to bring a lasting peace were long ago discounted. On the eve of the latest deal being implemented by Russia and the US to bring calm to a five-year war, […]

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Angelique Kerber beats Karolina Pliskova in thrilling US Open final

Angelique Kerber defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the final of the US Open Angelique Kerber was on the ropes in the third and deciding set of Saturdays US Open final, having fallen behind a break against the big-serving Czech Karolina Pliskova. But the second-seeded German fought back, showing the finishing kick of a […]

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Woman kissed by sailor in famous V-J Day photo dies aged 92

Greta Friedman, whose photograph in Times Square came to symbolise end of second world war, had been suffering from pneumonia Greta Friedman, the woman in white kissed by a sailor in New Yorks Times Square in a photograph symbolising the end of the second world war, has died aged 92. Her son, Joshua Friedman, said […]

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Broncos’ Brandon Marshall dropped by sponsor after kneeling during anthem

Denver linebacker loses endorsement deal with Air Academy Federal Credit Union after following Colin Kaepernick in refusal to stand for national anthem The Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall has lost an endorsement from a sponsor after following Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, in refusing to stand for the national anthem before an NFL […]

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Kell Brooks brave title bid ended by fearsome champion Gennady Golovkin

The Kazakh world champion Gennady Golovkin showed his class and forced Kell Brooks trainer to throw in the towel in the fifth round Kell Brooks audacious bid to climb two weight divisions and dethrone the most fearsome puncher in boxing came to a brave but bloody end when his trainer Dominic Ingle threw in the […]

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Chicago’s crime conundrum: More homicides, fewer detectives

Chicago police solved just 21% of 2016 homicides, a statistic due to more murders, fewer detectives and gang culture of silence, experts say Chicago police are solving homicides at a far lower rate than their counterparts in some other major cities, which may reflect how hard it is for detectives to crack the culture of […]

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Galaxy Note 7 owners told to turn off phones due to exploding battery risk

US product safety agency says owners of the smartphones should stop using their device, and that its working on an official recall just weeks after launch The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their […]

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Oakland police sex scandal: seven officers face charges for abusing teen

Prosecutors will charge San Francisco Bay Area officers involved in sexual misconduct case as disciplinary action has begun for 12 of them, mayor said Prosecutors will charge seven current and former San Francisco Bay Area police officers in a sexual misconduct scandal involving a teenager. Alameda County district attorney Nancy OMalley said she was waiting […]

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What a difference a year makes: Donald Trump tailors message to evangelicals

The Republican nominee, reading from a teleprompter, highlights school choice to conservative Values Voters Summit while steering clear of controversy Practice may not make perfect for Donald Trump but the Republican nominee has clearly refined his appeal to evangelical voters in the past year. One year after Trump was his speech a year ago which […]

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