Harvey Weinstein released on $1m bail over rape and abuse charges

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAs Harvey Weinstein turns himself in, an accuser, Rose McGowan, reacts Former Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein has been released on $1m (£751,000) bail after being charged in New York with rape and sexual abuse. Mr Weinstein, 66, also agreed to wear a GPS tracker and to surrender his passport after turning …

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Pepe’s story: How I survived Spanish flu

Image caption José Ameal, here with his mother José Ameal remembers his aunt and uncle would keep the curtains by his bed drawn “so I wouldn’t see the funeral processions”. But like any four year old, Mr Ameal – Pepe to his friends and family – was curious enough to peer outside on to the streets of Luarca, a fishing …

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Tragic tale of nursing mother’s snakebite shocks India

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The saw-scaled viper is found from west Africa to the Indian Subcontinent A mother and her three-year-old daughter have been killed in India after the woman was bitten by a snake. Not realising she had been attacked, the woman began breastfeeding her child. Both died before they could reach a hospital. The news comes the …

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Exercising regularly ‘can keep heart and arteries young’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Arteries transport blood out of the heart and to all parts of the body Exercising four to five times a week is necessary to stop the main arteries to the heart from stiffening up, research suggests. Two or three exercise sessions a week kept only some arteries healthy, a study of 100 people in …

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Frances Tiafoe: The janitor’s son who became a French Open hope

Frances Tiafoe (left) aged nine at the tennis club where he grew up, and at this year’s Australian Open (right) 2018 French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 27 May-10 June Coverage: Daily live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website Frances Tiafoe is speaking from a bedroom in a five-star hotel in …

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Period power brings free sanitary towels to school

“Are you due on?” Teenagers at the Discovery Academy in Stoke-on-Trent, which has introduced free sanitary towels, tackle the stigma around “that time of the month”. Video journalist: Stephanie Barnard Midlands Live: Murder charge over teen’s stab death; Hour-long delays after five-car pile-up Source link

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Patients lose hip replacement court case

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain’ Hundreds of patients have lost the first round of a legal battle for compensation at the High Court over allegedly “defective” hip implants. A judge ruled that manufacturer DePuy was not liable to the 312 patients who claimed they had been injured by the …

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British men ‘increasingly’ targeted by sextortion

There’s been a three-fold rise in the number of cases of sextortion being reported to police in the UK over the last three years, where criminals trick their victims into sexual activity online and then blackmail them. Experts say that Ivory Coast in West Africa has become a hotspot for the scammers, as Angus Crawford finds out. Source link

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Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is not yet clear what kind of mushroom the victims ate, but the poisonous Amanita phalloides, or death cap, is found in Iran More than 800 people have been poisoned after eating toxic wild mushrooms in around 10 provinces in the west of Iran. At least 11 people have died from the effects …

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Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vaccines were first used in a limited trial during the 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have begun an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The experimental vaccine proved effective when used in limited trials …

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BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals ‘incurable’ cancer

Image copyright Claire Wood Image caption Rachael Bland hosts the podcast You, Me and the Big C with Lauren Mahon and Deborah James BBC presenter Rachael Bland, who blogs about having cancer, says her hopes now rest on clinical trials after being told her breast cancer was “incurable”. The 40-year-old said she had become a “lab rat”, in her latest …

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‘Wolf-like’ creature shot near Montana ranch puzzles experts

Image copyright Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Image caption Bizarre theories have circulated online that it could be a werewolf or relative of Bigfoot US wildlife experts are baffled by a “wolf-like” animal that was killed by a Montana farmer. The rancher near the town of Denton shot the creature last week when it came within several hundred metres of …

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Missing microbes ’cause’ childhood cancer

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Our modern germ-free life is the cause of the most common type of cancer in children, according to one of Britain’s most eminent scientists. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia affects one in 2,000 children. Prof Mel Greaves, from the Institute of Cancer Research, has amassed 30 years of evidence to show the immune system can become cancerous …

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