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50 Dead In Taiwan Tunnel Train Crash

BBC At least 50 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a train carrying nearly 500 crashed and then derailed in a tunnel in Taiwan. The eight-carriage train reportedly hit a construction vehicle that had slipped onto the tracks at the tunnel’s mouth. Rescuers combed badly damaged carriages inside the tunnel to find

Finland Ranked Happiest Country In The World – again

BBC Finland has been named the happiest place in the world for a fourth year running, in an annual UN-sponsored report. The World Happiness Report saw Denmark in second place, then Switzerland, Iceland and the Netherlands. New Zealand was again the only non-European nation in the top 10. The UK fell from 13th to 17th

Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s Army Seizes Power, Detains Aung San Suu Kyi

Reuters MYNAMAR’S military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids. The army said it had carried out the detentions in response to “election fraud”,

US President Joe Biden quickly signed executive actions on coronavirus, climate change and racial inequality

Biden sets to work on reversing Trump policies with executive orders

BBC In his initial acts as the 46th US president, he signed 15 executive orders – the first to boost the federal response to the coronavirus crisis. Other orders reversed the Trump administration’s stance on climate change and immigration. President Biden set to work at the Oval Office having been sworn in earlier on Wednesday

The so-called Rutte III government has been in power since 2017 and he could return to form another coalition after elections.

Dutch Government Resigns Over Child Welfare Fraud Scandal

BBC MARK Rutte’s government has stepped down after thousands of families were wrongly accused of child welfare fraud and told to pay money back. Families suffered an “unparalleled wrong”, Dutch MPs decided, with tax officials, politicians, judges and civil servants leaving them powerless. Many of those affected were from an immigrant background and hundreds were

26 missing, at least 13 dead in Indonesia landslides

AP Rescuers are searching for 26 people still missing after two landslides hit a village in Indonesia’s West Java province over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. At least 13 people were killed and 29 others injured in the landslides that were triggered by heavy rain on Sunday in Cihanjuang, a village in West Java’s Sumedang

Donald Trump

Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump’s Account

BBC US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”, the company says. Twitter said the decision was made “after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account”. It comes amid a Big Tech purge of the online platforms used by Trump and his

UK PM Boris Johnson

Brexit: New Era For UK As It Completes Separation From EU

BBC A NEW era has begun for the United Kingdom after it completed its formal separation from the European Union. The UK stopped following EU rules at 23:00 GMT, as replacement arrangements for travel, trade, immigration and security co-operation came into force. Boris Johnson said the UK had “freedom in our hands” and the ability

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

UK Finally Seals Brexit Deal

Mailonline Boris Johnson today declared that a Brexit deal has been done after four years of desperate wrangling – with a furious propaganda war already underway. The PM has made history by sealing future trade terms to avert a chaotic split when the transition period ends on January 1, after Lord Frost and Michel Barnier

Donald Trump

Trump urges Congress to amend ‘wasteful’ coronavirus aid bill

BBC US President Trump has urged Congress to amend a $900bn (£670bn) coronavirus relief bill to more than triple its stimulus payments to Americans. In a video message posted on Twitter, he said the package “really is a disgrace”, full of “wasteful” items. “It’s called the Covid relief bill, but it has almost nothing to