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Friday, January 19, 2018
A Middle Of The Road Viewpoint

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World News

Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’
Scientists move nearer to one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer.
Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'
The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them.
Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant
Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal
Travis Kalanick is selling shares worth $1.4bn as a consortium invests $9.3bn in Uber.
Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24, scientists say
Delayed marriage and parenthood has pushed back perceptions of when adulthood starts.
Fishermen escape crash by split-second
Watch how fishermen in Oregon react as a boat speeds straight towards them.
US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate
A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.
Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos
A fierce storm sweeping across northern Europe kills eight people and halts Dutch and German trains.
'Shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia
Malaysia Airlines says the jet experienced a "technical" issue on its way to Kuala Lumpur.
Pope Francis arrives in crisis-hit Peru
Peru has been rocked by protests against the authorities' decision to pardon ex-President Fujimori.
Car hits pedestrians near Rio's Copacabana beach
A baby dies and 15 people are hurt when a car hits crowds on a promenade near Copacabana beach.
HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe
Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.
Ukraine crisis: Kiev defines Russia as 'aggressor' state
Ukrainian MPs pass a law defining areas seized by separatists as temporarily occupied by Russia.
Popemobile causes horse to throw police officer in Chile
The vehicle swerved to avoid hitting the police officer, when her horse reared up in the air.
Jacinda Ardern: Working mums on how to survive a short maternity leave
The New Zealand prime minister will be taking six weeks maternity leave before returning to her job.
London is lit up by Lumiere festival
The four-night festival is illuminating landmarks across the city.
Australia's Channel 9 news promo looks like BBC's version
Channel 9's promo for its Today show was copied, at moments, word for word from the BBC's promo video.
Cosmetic firms 'need to do more for women of colour'
Beauty blogger Jackie Aina wants the cosmetic industry to do more for women of colour.
What do children draw when asked about their future jobs?
A survey of thousands of young people across the world reveal what influences their career aspirations.
Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'
Habitat fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say conservationists.
Plane that skidded off Turkey runway recovered
All 168 passengers and crew survived when it slid down a cliff overlooking the Black Sea in Turkey.
Africa's week in pictures: 12 - 18 January 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
How to survive in Moscow without sunshine
Moscow endured a December without sunshine - Oleg Boldyrev describes a hundred shades of grey.
US government shutdown: How did we get here again?
The US is days away from a potential government shutdown. It's happened before. What is going on?
North Korean skiers dream of Paralympic success
Two novice skiers are set to represent their country for the first time at the Winter Paralympics.
Do Trump's 'business conflicts' still matter?
What happened to worries about President Trump's potential conflicts of interest?
Israel's Indian Jews and their lives in the 'promised land'
Indian-origin Jews moved to Israel soon after its creation, but their lives have not been easy.
Cancer in a country with no radiotherapy machine
Uganda's only machine broke in 2016, leaving Monica Kyotazala and hundreds of other cancer patients without adequate care.
Will we ever be able to trust driverless cars?
As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.
Bollywood film breaks the taboo around periods
The story of one man's quest to make cheap sanitary pads has been made into a comedy.
I begged social services to take my children away
Sam spent more than 20 years as an addict before overcoming a cycle of trauma and abusive relationships.
Australian Open: Kyle Edmund battles extreme heat to reach fourth round
Kyle Edmund fights back in punishing heat to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in five sets and reach the Australian Open fourth round.
Masters 2018: Mark Allen beats Ronnie O'Sullivan at Alexandra Palace
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has been struggling with illness and says he is "glad" to be out of the Masters after losing 6-1 to Mark Allen.
Newcastle United: Amanda Staveley still interested in takeover
Businesswoman Amanda Staveley says she still wants to buy Newcastle United despite owner Mike Ashley ending £250m takeover talks this week.
Ronnie O'Sullivan loses in Masters to Mark Allen
Watch the five best shots as Mark Allen beats Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-1 in a shock quarter-final Masters win at London's Alexandra Palace.

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