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'Today is the day I will die' - Nun who opposed Myanmar military says she begged them for mercy

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:40:00 +0000

A nun who knelt in front of armed security forces in Myanmar to stop them firing on civilians has said she was prepared to die to save protestors' lives.





Pope Francis meets with senior Iraqi Shi'ite cleric

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 06:06:00 +0000

Pope Francis has met and spoken to Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani - southern Iraq's top shi'ite cleric - in a historic meeting of Catholic and Shi'ite Muslim leadership.





UK 'plans to cut hundreds of millions in aid to countries in conflict zones', report says

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 20:23:00 +0000

The government is reportedly planning to cut hundreds of millions of pounds from foreign aid given to countries in conflict zones.





'I'm on the move!': NASA's Perseverance rover takes its first test drive on Mars

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:30:00 +0000

NASA's Perseverance rover has taken its first drive on Mars, just weeks after landing on the Red Planet.





Domestic abuse is the world's hidden pandemic - but victims are being left with nowhere to go

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 23:57:00 +0000

As COVID-19 spread throughout the world, another pandemic was growing - hidden in the homes where we have been ordered to stay.



National News




'Bankrupt of decency' - Meghan's former Suits co-star hits out at Royal Family

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:36:00 +0000

The Royal Family's handling of bullying claims against the Duchess of Sussex shows it is "bankrupt of decency", one of Meghan's former Suits co-stars has said.





Royal 'construct' is 'different than what people imagine', says Meghan in new Oprah clip

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:29:00 +0000

The Duchess of Sussex has said it is "really liberating" to be "able to make a choice on your own" in the latest teaser clip of her interview with Oprah Winfrey.





US jobs surge beats forecasts in signs of labour market recovery

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:50:00 +0000

US jobs grew more than expected last month amid falling COVID-19 cases, rising vaccination rates and extra government support putting the labour market recovery back on firmer footing.





Followers of 'doomsday cult' QAnon believe Donald Trump will retake power today

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:05:00 +0000

Their messiah is no longer in power, but some followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory believe that Donald Trump will return to the throne today.





Great apes given experimental COVID vaccine after becoming infected at US zoo

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 09:28:00 +0000

A number of great apes have been given an experimental COVID-19 vaccine following an outbreak of the virus at a zoo in California.



Business News




'Vital tool' for staying afloat: All businesses in England to be given free rapid COVID tests

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 22:45:00 +0000

COVID test kits will be made available free of charge to small firms as well as larger companies, in a move aimed at giving employers and staff peace of mind.





'Record number of new businesses' predicted as UK comes out of COVID lockdown

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:43:00 +0000

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on many businesses across the UK.





Rates relief cap threatens stores, warns Mike Ashley's Frasers Group

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:07:00 +0000

Mike Ashley's Frasers Group has branded the chancellor's new business rates holiday "near worthless" for larger firms and is an obstacle to it taking on old Debenhams shops.





US jobs surge beats forecasts in signs of labour market recovery

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:50:00 +0000

US jobs grew more than expected last month amid falling COVID-19 cases, rising vaccination rates and extra government support putting the labour market recovery back on firmer footing.





BT chief Jansen gave board ultimatum over chairman's future

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:00:00 +0000

Philip Jansen, the chief executive of BT Group, gave boardroom colleagues an ultimatum over his own future that led to the departure this week of the company's chairman, Jan du Plessis.



Sports News




Brier in the bubble: Gushue begins title defence with opening draw win over Epping

Sat, 6 Mar 2021 00:18:15 EST

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Some of the top men's curling teams in the country returned to the ice after a long absence Friday as the Tim Hortons Brier kicked off in a bubble setting at the Markin MacPhail Centre.





Hockey world paying tribute to the Great One's late father, Walter Gretzky

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 14:43:45 EST

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman released a statement on Friday following the announcement of the death of Wayne Gretzky's father late Thursday night. Walter Gretzky was 82.





Walter Gretzky was Canada's hockey dad

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 17:36:07 EST

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Reflecting on the life of Walter Gretzky and why so many Canadians felt a special connection to him.





Walter Gretzky: Celebrating Canada's most beloved hockey dad

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 11:54:14 EST

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Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky, died Thursday at the age of 82 after a nine-year battle with Parkinson's disease.





Watch World Cup women's alpine skiing from Slovakia

Wed, 3 Mar 2021 13:19:08 EST

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Watch live action from the women's alpine skiing World Cup stop in Jasna, Slovakia.



Health News