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Salvini faces setback in Italian regional election

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Matteo Salvini has focused on the Emilia-Romagna region Italy's far-right firebrand Matteo Salvini is facing a setback after his League Party looks set to be beaten by the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) in a closely watched election in the country's north. The left has governed Emilia-Romagna since the end of World War Two.Mr Salvini focused on the area ahead of Sunday's local election.But an

Early Grammys for Dolly Parton and Lil Nas X

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The genre awards are being handed out ahead of the main ceremony Dolly Parton has won her 10th competitive Grammy Award, as "music's biggest night" kicks off in LA.The country legend picked up best contemporary Christian song for God Only Knows, a duet with Australian rock duo King & Country.Rap star Lil Nas X also picked up his first Grammy in the best
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Holocaust: Dutch PM apologises over failure to protect Jews

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Mark Rutte, left, lay a wreath at the Holocaust remembrance event in Amsterdam Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has apologised on behalf of his country's government for its failure to protect Jews during World War Two.Mr Rutte said that while some Dutch officials resisted during the Nazi occupation, too many simply did as they were told. It was the first such apology to be
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MOTs: More details released about exemptions after test centre problems

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images More details of plans to deal with the ongoing disruption at vehicle test centres have been released.Some drivers had MOT tests cancelled after inspections of test centres found "signs of cracking" in 48 of 55 vehicle lifts.On Saturday, the infrastructure minister said temporary MOT exemptions would be issued to affected drivers from Monday.It has now been revealed this will not apply to taxis or four-year-old
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Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash – US media

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters US basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash in California, US media report. Bryant was travelling in a private helicopter when it burst into flames above the city of Calabasas, according to the reports. The LA County Sheriff's department said that five people died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday, with no survivors. It did not immediately publish any names.
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Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Liverpool: Jason Cummings scores twice in fightback

[ad_1] 'Super sub' Cummings stuns Liverpool with equaliser for Shrewsbury Substitute Jason Cummings scored two goals against runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool as League One Shrewsbury Town staged a magnificent fightback from 2-0 down to earn an FA Cup fourth-round replay at Anfield.Liverpool looked to be heading into the fifth round for the first time since 2015 after a fine first-half finish by 18-year-old Curtis Jones was followed by Donald
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In pictures: India marks Republic Day with military parade

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The event included dances from schoolchildren India has celebrated its 71st Republic Day with a parade showing off its military might and cultural diversity.The holiday marks the anniversary of India officially adopting its constitution.Thousands of people gathered on a ceremonial boulevard in Delhi to watch the colourful parade amid tight security.Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the event offered "glimpses of India's military and security
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Gas supplies cut at 1,200 Richmond homes after pipe burst

[ad_1] Image caption Engineers are slowly pumping out water from the gas pipe network More than a 1,200 homes in south-west London have been without gas for four days after water from a burst main entered local gas pipes.The leak was fixed but for safety reasons gas supplies were cut off in the TW9 area of Richmond on Thursday.Distributor Cadent said it had now started pumping out some of the

Para-swimmer Grace Harvey speaks about walking in a robotic suit

[ad_1] Para-swimmer Grace Harvey has revealed what it was like to walk for the first time in a robotic suit. The European medallist, who is in Suzuka in Japan training for Tokyo 2020, told BBC Radio 5 Live that she was 'overwhelmed' by the experience. She said she cried afterwards, adding 'I had experienced the life that I was never destined for.' The Paralympic hopeful was invited to Sazuka University

Brexit: Plaid Cymru switch focus to Wales’ future

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Adam Price is ready to stop fighting "yesterday's battles" over blocking Brexit Plaid Cymru is now focussed on making Brexit work for Wales "as best we can", according to the party's leader.Adam Price said it had been in Wales' best interests for Plaid to oppose the UK's departure from the European Union in December's general election.But with the UK set to leave the