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‘I thought we were the unlucky ones’: the experimental treatment that inspired a murder mystery | Books

Twice a day, every day for almost a month, Angie Kim and her then-two-year-old son would enter a hyperbaric oxygen tank, and be sealed inside. Kim’s son had ulcerative colitis, a condition that caused him great pain, and the constant vomiting had left him underweight. The theory behind...

Bosses force female workers making jeans for Levis and Wrangler into sex, report claims | Global development

Women producing jeans for American brands including Levi Strauss, Wrangler and Lee have been forced to sleep with their managers to keep their jobs or gain promotion, an investigation into sexual harassment and coercion at garment factories in Lesotho has found. Brands have responded to the “extensive” allegations by...

Three in court over Lincolnshire mustard gas find | UK news

A man has appeared in court charged with possession of a machine gun and mustard gas canisters and with discharging mustard gas into fresh inland waters. Martyn Tasker, 39, appeared before Lincoln magistrates along with Michaela Tasker, 31, and Stuart Holmes, 50. The three were arrested after the discovery...

Trump urges Israel to block entry of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib – live

President attacks Muslim congresswomen as a ‘disgrace’John Hickenlooper to drop out of 2020 Democratic raceSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.33pm BST Former Israeli diplomats encouraged the prime minister to allow Tlaib and Omar to visit, arguing that giving in to Trump’s requests...

Lockdown outside Home Office as man detained after stabbing | UK news

A man has been attacked with a knife outside the Home Office in London, prompting a lockdown of the government department. A suspect was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following the incident and taken to a police station, the Metropolitan police said. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said...

More than 3,000 hunger strikes at immigration centres in UK since 2015 | UK news

There have been more than 3,000 hunger strikes in UK immigration removal centres since 2015, according to the Home Office’s own figures. There were 1,024 hunger strikes – when someone refuses to eat or drink for at least a 48-hour period as a form of protest – in England...

Remainers will do anything to stop Brexit, except install Corbyn as PM. Why? | Rafael Behr | Opinion

Brexiters stop at nothing to get what they want and remainers stop at everything. The laws of political motion then dictate which direction things move. Jeremy Corbyn has written to MPs inviting them to install him in Downing Street, having deposed Boris Johnson with a vote of no confidence....

Drug-poisoning deaths in England and Wales at highest level ever recorded | Society

More people died from drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2018 than in any other year since records began, with victims aged between 30 and 49 driving the surge in fatalities. Deaths involving opiates have increased to their highest ever level, accounting for more than half of the...

Ashes 2019: England v Australia second Test, day two – live | Sport

5.37am EDT 05:37 If you were concerned that the loss of an entire day’s play might lead to the playing out of a pedestrian draw, think again. Andrew Samson (@AWSStats) The last 7 Tests matches worldwide which had no play on the first day all produced an outright result. #bbccricket August 14, 2019 Although... Ric...

UK receives report documenting Saudi cover-up of unlawful Yemen airstrikes | World news

An international law group has submitted new evidence to the UK government alleging that the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has covered up evidence of its unlawful airstrikes on civilian targets. The allegations will put pressure on the UK government as it prepares its response to a court order directing...