Category: General News

US shutdown: Senate bill on verge of collapse amid rancour

President Trump holds last-ditch talks with the Democratic Senate leader at the White House. BBC News – Home

Suicide pact trial: Natasha Gordon jailed over Rutland Water death

Natasha Gordon was described as a “suicide advocate” who encouraged a postman to end his life. BBC News – Home

What makes immigration deals so hard

Specifically, a deal that offers a reprieve for the 700,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the country as children and temporarily protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? Republicans, who hold majorities in both the House and the Senate, are split over whether or not to provide so-called Dreamers some protections in exchange for reforms, like tighter border security measures, that their constituents have long called for. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Oxford student Oliver Mears rape case dropped by CPS

Oxford scholar Oliver Mears paused his studies while the accusation was “hanging over his head”. BBC News – Home

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she “thought 2017 was a big year”. BBC News – Home

John Worboys release will not be challenged by government

The government will not seek judicial review over the decision to release rapist John Worboys. BBC News – Home

Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’

Scientists move nearer to one of the biggest goals in medicine – a universal blood test for cancer. BBC News – Home