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Health chief: letter backing 'whatever is necessary' on contracts was not agreed

Jeremy Hunt’s claim to have the backing of 20 NHS bosses for his decision to impose new contracts on junior doctors unravelled overnight as three-quarters of the names on the list said they had never agreed to support forcing the deal.<p>A letter from the chief negotiator in the dispute, Sir David …

Radiation Therapy

Eating breakfast leads to obese people doing more physical activity, a study claims

University of Bath researchers analysed the links between breakfast and health for overweight individuals<p>Eating breakfast causes obese people to be more active, a new study claims.<p>Researchers at the University of Bath analysed the links between breakfast and health for individuals classed as obese, …

Breakfast

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Free For All: Movie Popcorn, Romance Novels & Gourmet Chocolate!

Review Podcast: Top 5 Free Visual Novels.

Free Kindle Books: Good For Romance Readers

Made With Love: Top 5 Chick lit novel, Young Adult love books and best selling free kindle books

The best romantic bookish gifts – in pictures

If you want to add a literary twist to your Valentine’s consumerism, we have scouted out the best book-themed presents. From Mr Darcy’s proposal on a cushion to Great Gatsby necklaces, here are 12 favourites

Literature

WorldRemit Gets $45M At A $500M Valuation To Grow Its Mobile Money Transfer Business

A year after raising $100 million, London-based startup WorldRemit has picked up more funding. To compete against the likes of Western Union in the world of money transfers — and tap a remittance market that the World Bank estimates will be worth $610 billion in 2016 — the company has added another …

UN urges Turkey to open borders, end bombing of Aleppo

The United Nations urged Turkey to let in tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a regime offensive around Aleppo on Tuesday, adding to calls for Russia to end air strikes ahead of fresh peace efforts.<p>Up to 31,000 people have fled Aleppo and surrounding areas since last week, as government forces …

Middle East

'Critical times' for EU say the bloc's founding members

Against a backdrop of deep divisions within the EU over the migration crisis, the bloc’s six founding members put on a united front at a meeting in Rome on Tuesday.<p>Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg pledged to pursue “ever closer union”, although they acknowledged that …

ISIS forced to cut fighters' pay 50 percent because of airstrikes, says Glaser

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes have had a substantial impact on the money Islamic State (IS) makes from oil, and have helped force the militant group to cut its fighters’ pay by up to 50 percent, a senior U.S official said on Monday.<p>An Islamic State flag hangs amid electric wires over a …

Islam

Google will begin showing anti-ISIS ads to counter terrorism

Not all weapons have a trigger, but that doesn't make them any less effective. No, I'm not talking about bombs, but rather about Google's new strategy to use its highly targeted advertising system in the battle against ISIS. Last week, Anthony House, the senior manager for public policy and …

Counterterrorism

U.S. Air Force veteran accused of Islamic State support faces trial | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Tuesday in the case of a U.S. Air Force veteran accused of trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State, the first person to face a U.S. trial for attempting to support the militant group.<p>Questionnaires were distributed to the first batch of 500 …

U.S. Air Force

West 'can't fight Isis in Libya without a unity government'

Islamic State (Isis) in Libya has become a threat to all of Europe and western military intervention may now be required, but only so long as the Libyans can first form a coherent national government, Sir Peter Ricketts, David Cameron’s former national security adviser, has warned.<p>Ricketts, who has …

Middle East

The Latest: MSF says 23,000 flee Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):<p>11:29 p.m.<p>Doctors …

Middle East

Norway investigates child abuse at asylum-seekers' centers

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian police said Tuesday that they are investigating several cases of sex offenders allegedly abusing children at …

Asylum Seekers

Hundreds of refugees died on way to Europe this year

More than 400 people have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, and refugee crossings in the first six weeks of 2016 are running at nearly 10 times the rate of the same period last year, the International Organization for Migration said.<p>The IOM reported on Tuesday that the number of …

North Africa

Germany, Turkey vow diplomatic effort to end Aleppo violence

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — As tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence massed at Turkey's border, Turkish and German leaders pledged Monday to redouble diplomatic efforts to end the fighting around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and prevent more refugees making their way into Europe.<p>German …

Middle East