Older people shun public transport because smartphone users are too engrossed to give up seats

New research from care provider Anchor Hanover found that 42 per cent are more likely to be looking down at their phone or tablet than checking to see if someone might need a seat. ...

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British man facing 15 years in notorious Bali prison says he 'is sick with fear'

Pip Holmes, 45, from Cornwall, was arrested in December after being caught with cannabis oil in Bali. The father-of-two says he was using it for medicinal purposes but now faces 15 years in jail. ...

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Plane skids off a snow-covered runway at Tokyo's Narita Airport

Crews scramble to assist 201 passengers on board ...

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Comedian Jeremy Hardy dies of cancer aged 57 

Comedian Jeremy Hardy died of cancer early on Friday, his publicist Amanda Emery has said. ...

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Jamie Dornan admits he was in TEARS as he filmed A Private War

Jamie Dornan has admitted he was left in tears as he filmed harrowing death scenes with Rosamund Pike for the Marie Colvin biopic A Private War ...

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Woman posing as pharmacist for 11 YEARS handled over 700,000 prescriptions

For most of Kim Thien Le's tenure at three Walgreens locations - from 2006 to 2017 - she did not, according to a new 14-page accusation filed by the California State Board of Pharmacy. ...

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US judge rules Assad regime liable for killing of Marie Colvin

Bashar al-Assad's regime was complicit in the death of American journalist Marie Colvin in Syria in 2012. She was killed while trying to escape a shelling attack on the building where she was working. ...

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Five icy videos from the heart of the polar vortex

Frozen winds have brought record-low temperatures to the US midwest as a blast of Arctic air, known as the polar vortex, unnerves residents accustomed to brutal winters... Wet clothes freeze after 10 minutes, ice arrives after a hot shower and ships break their way through the Chicago RiverPolar vortex: eight dead as Arctic air spreads across midwest'Cold as ºF': Chicago residents make best of life in 'Chiberia' during polar vortex Continue reading... ...

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Question Time audience insists Britain can live without fresh lettuces in a no deal 

One man got a huge round of applause for telling a panel including Remain campaign Gina Miller they were talking 'absolute rubbish' about no deal. ...

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MoD accused of 'poor financial planning' over £7bn kit blackhole

Public spending watchdog says armed forces’ equipment plan is incoherent and lacks credibilityThe Ministry of Defence has a funding blackhole of at least £7bn in plans for equipment for the armed forces due to government dithering over which projects to fully finance, cancel or scale back, the Commons public spending watchdog said.MPs on the public accounts committee (PAC) said in a report that the MoD “lacks the capability to accurately cost programmes within its equipment plan”, and ...

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