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Regulator in China seizes control of Anbang as chairman prosecuted - 23 Feb 2018 at 1:06am - BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd and said its chairman had been prosecuted, a dramatic move that highlighted Beijing's willingness to curtail big-spending conglomerates as it cracks down on financial risk.

Australian deputy prime minister resigns after affair with staffer - 23 Feb 2018 at 12:48am - SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's deputy prime minister said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer that brought him into open conflict with his premier and threatened to shatter a decades-old coalition.

Newspaper headlines: Charity chief quits and transplant plea - 23 Feb 2018 at 12:40am - Friday's papers cover Justin Forsyth's resignation from Unicef, Europeans leaving the UK and a campaign for opt-out organ donation.

U.N. Security Council to vote on Friday on demand for Syria truce - 23 Feb 2018 at 12:26am - UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will vote on Friday on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day truce in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations, but it was not immediately clear if the text had won the support of Syrian ally Russia.

South Korea says approved visit by sanctioned North Korean to pursue peace on... - 22 Feb 2018 at 11:40pm - SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said it approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship, in the pursuit of peace and asked for public understanding.

Armed deputy who failed to confront gunman at Florida school resigns - 22 Feb 2018 at 10:53pm - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The armed sheriff's deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the attack, the county sheriff said on Thursday.

Asia shares rebound as fidgety U.S. rate fears ebb again - 22 Feb 2018 at 10:39pm - SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rebounded on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve official eased worries about faster rate rises in the United States, while the safe-haven yen held on to its gains amid heightened volatility across markets.

Trump administration to target North Korea with new sanctions on Friday - 22 Feb 2018 at 10:05pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to announce on Friday what is being billed as the largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to increase pressure on Pyongyang for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, a senior administration official said.

Why Ruth Wilson is having an identity crisis - 22 Feb 2018 at 9:18pm - The actress wonders if she'll ever escape her alter ego as her name reappears in two new roles.

Special counsel files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates - 22 Feb 2018 at 9:11pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel in the Russia probe filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year.

The 10-a-game poker player who won $2.6m - 22 Feb 2018 at 8:57pm - Caravan salesman John Hesp plays poker once a month, so it was a huge shock when he went to Las Vegas and won a small fortune.

'Fat cat' academy bosses face challenge over pay - 22 Feb 2018 at 8:35pm - The bosses of large academy chains of schools are going to be challenged if their pay is over 150,000.

Drug errors cause appalling harm and deaths, says Hunt - 22 Feb 2018 at 8:28pm - Mistakes made by GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes could be a factor in more than 22,000 deaths a year.

Sipping acidic fruit teas can wear away teeth, says study - 22 Feb 2018 at 8:14pm - Even unsweetened drinks are acidic and should not be drunk between meals, researchers say.

Ministers conclude crunch Brexit talks at Chequers - 22 Feb 2018 at 7:34pm - Brexit sub-committee meets for eight hours over Brexit strategy, ahead of a speech by the PM next week.

Sex establishment licences in England fall by a third - 22 Feb 2018 at 7:10pm - The internet and a change in social attitudes are reasons given for a fall in sex establishments.

British Rail could be revived under Labour - 22 Feb 2018 at 7:10pm - The shadow chancellor says a Labour government would bring together tracks and trains again.

Charity boss Justin Forsyth resigns from Unicef - 22 Feb 2018 at 6:55pm - Justin Forsyth resigns from Unicef after allegations about his behaviour while at Save the Children.

After war cabinet, Britain's May to set out "way forward" on Brexit - 22 Feb 2018 at 6:29pm - LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out "the way forward" for Brexit next week after a meeting with top aides on Thursday intended to resolve differences over strategy that are dividing her team, and frustrating European Union negotiators.

Jonathan Udall dies after Grand Canyon helicopter crash - 22 Feb 2018 at 5:54pm - Jonathan Udall had been in hospital since the crash in the Grand Canyon while on his honeymoon.

Haiti suspends Oxfam GB's operating right amid misconduct probe - 22 Feb 2018 at 5:52pm - PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti has temporarily revoked Oxfam Great Britain's right to operate in the Caribbean country after allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity's staff there, Planning and External Cooperation Minister Aviol Fleurant said on Thursday.

University strikes: What do students think? - 22 Feb 2018 at 5:07pm - As university staff start a 14-day strike across 64 universities, we ask four students how they feel.

Labouring over Brexit - 22 Feb 2018 at 3:40pm - BBC political correspondent Iain Watson on Labour's Brexit policy 'evolution'.

Brothers, 6 and 2, killed in 'hit-and-run' in Coventry - 22 Feb 2018 at 3:14pm - A man, 53, and woman, 41, are arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.

Syrian refugees in the UK: 'We've lost nothing but our country' - 22 Feb 2018 at 2:47pm - This family is among 10,000 Syrian refugees settled in the UK. But they left many more behind.

The iconic CND symbol is 60-years-old - 22 Feb 2018 at 1:28pm - Gerald Holtom unveiled his design on a protest march against Britain's production of the atom bomb.

Are sick migrants avoiding NHS doctors over deportation fears? - 22 Feb 2018 at 1:12pm - Should doctors continue to hand over names and addresses to immigration officers, asks the NHS in England.

Pair jailed for UK homemade bomb attack plan - 22 Feb 2018 at 12:43pm - Munir Mohammed and Rowaida El-Hassan met on a dating app and exchanged messages about ricin.

UK net migration falls to 244,000 - 22 Feb 2018 at 12:30pm - About 130,000 EU citizens emigrated from the UK in year to September, but a higher number arrived.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU - 22 Feb 2018 at 11:56am - A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union after the 2016 referendum.

Channel 5 ordered to pay 20,000 damages to evicted couple - 22 Feb 2018 at 11:32am - A judge rules a Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away showing of an eviction violated their right to privacy.

M1 crash deaths: Lorry driver 'twice drink-drive limit' - 22 Feb 2018 at 11:29am - The crash which killed eight people who were in a minibus was "entirely avoidable", a court hears.

Conservative and Labour bid to attract dog and cat lovers - 22 Feb 2018 at 11:18am - Political parties have been talking quite a bit about animal welfare, in a bid to win over the millions of pet owners who vote.

Devon town Ashburton joins the plastic-free movement - 22 Feb 2018 at 10:31am - Communities across Devon and Cornwall are signing up to a national plastic-free initiative.

Ex-UKIP leader Henry Bolton and Jo Marney: We're not racists - 22 Feb 2018 at 9:47am - Henry Bolton has quit UKIP the party says, as he appears alongside girlfriend Jo Marney on the ITV sofa.

McDonnell: UK economy suffering 'chronic illness' - 22 Feb 2018 at 9:45am - Working people are suffering the worst living standards in generations, John McDonnell says.

MPs moving private phone chats from WhatsApp to Confide - 22 Feb 2018 at 9:33am - Some MPs are reportedly moving their private phone chats from WhatsApp, which has been used in recent years, to a new app.

UK economic growth revised downwards - 22 Feb 2018 at 7:07am - Economic growth was a worse than expected 0.4% in the last three months of 2017, official figures say.

Baroness Paisley: DUP 'as much to blame' for stalemate - 22 Feb 2018 at 4:11am - Baroness Paisley says the Stormont crisis would not have happened under her husband and Martin McGuiness.

The two-year-old boy beating paralysis - 22 Feb 2018 at 4:01am - Toddler Alfie was paralysed as a baby but is now learning to walk one step at a time.