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Steve Bannon quits Breitbart News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bannon left his White House job amid reports of a power struggle Ex-Trump strategist Steve Bannon has stepped down from the right-wing Breitbart News organisation where he built his reputation. The move comes amid a furore over remarks he reportedly made about President Donald Trump’s …

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Alps snow strands thousands of tourists in Switzerland

Image copyright AFP Image caption Snow at Zermatt train station Thousands of tourists have been left stranded after heavy snow in the Alps cut off towns and villages across Switzerland, France and Italy. In the Swiss resort of Zermatt, more than 13,000 tourists are trapped and some visitors who wanted …

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Singing 'speeds up' recovery from post-natal depression

Image copyright Getty Images Singing could help mothers recover from post-natal depression more quickly, a study suggests. Researchers found that women who took part in group singing sessions with their babies experienced a much faster improvement in their symptoms than those who did not. The study, published in the British …

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Airbus to increase aircraft production in China

Image copyright Getty Images Airbus has struck a deal to increase the number of planes it makes in China as part of a state visit by French President Emmanuel Macron. The European giant aims to produce six of its A320 jets each month by 2020 at its final assembly plant …

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Wales smacking ban plan goes to public consultation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShould Wales impose a smacking ban? Plans to outlaw smacking children in Wales are going out to a three-month consultation. Ministers said removing the defence of reasonable punishment would make it clear smacking was “no longer acceptable”. Charities including the NSPCC said …

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Sam Gyimah is new universities minister, replacing Jo Johnson

Image copyright PA Sam Gyimah has been made Higher Education Minister for England in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle. Mr Gyimah’s role straddles the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He replaces Jo Johnson, who has been made Transport Minister. Mr Gyimah, 41, will work …

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Zimbabwe anti-corruption body investigates Grace Mugabe's PhD

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mrs Mugabe obtained the degree after just months of study Zimbabwe’s anti-corruption agency is investigating whether the former First Lady Grace Mugabe fraudulently obtained a doctorate. Lecturers at the University of Zimbabwe filed a petition last week asking to investigate. She was awarded the PhD …

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How universities replied to that Brexit letter

Image copyright UK Parliament There were big differences in the responses of universities to the controversial letter asking for details of Brexit teaching sent to them in October by the government whip, Chris Heaton-Harris. While some denounced it as “sinister” and having the “whiff of McCarthyism”, others were very happy …

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