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Day: May 30, 2016

PM hails extraordinary coalition as he joins Sadiq Khan in EU campaign
ENGLISH, London

PM hails extraordinary coalition as he joins Sadiq Khan in EU campaign

    David Cameron hailed the extraordinary coalition rallied behind Britain remaining in the European Union as he campaigned alongside Labour's Sadiq Khan. The Prime Minister shook hands with the London Mayor and hailed the election of the proud Muslim and proud Brit just weeks after being accused of racist slurs against him. They joined forces to launch a five point guarantee card and a campaign battle bus as the PM sought to refocus attention away from increasingly public Tory dissent against his leadership. In a clear effort to steer public attention from the bitter battles dividing his own party, he said his appearance with Mr Khan was symbolic of the wider agreement across the political spectrum. "It has brought together this extraordinary coalition - Labour, Liberal, Con...
Medical concierges: The smart new way to tackle illness
ENGLISH, Life Style

Medical concierges: The smart new way to tackle illness

    It’s a bewildering, scary time when you’re seriously ill, which is why a new breed of healthcare companies aim to take you by the hand and lead you through the maze of diagnostics, specialists and treatments. ‘I didn’t know anything about cancer (who wants to?) but when you get it you have to suddenly become an expert. And frankly, I didn’t know where to start,’ says Sarah. Now, Sarah, 50 and from Solihull, knows more about cancer than most: she’s had it seven times over the past 11 years. Four years ago she decided to try something other than the treatment she was being offered. Google came up with ‘bad news and bad ideas’, until she found a company called Harley Street Cancer Concierge . ‘As soon as I called them I felt positive,’ she says now. ‘They found a specialist w...
Iraq Forces Break Into IS Held Fallujah
Arab world, ENGLISH

Iraq Forces Break Into IS Held Fallujah

    Iraqi forces have entered Fallujah under coalition air cover as a new phase begins to win back one of Islamic State's key cities. Troops backed by artillery and tanks went into the city from three directions, commanders told the AFP news agency. The offensive was also confirmed to a crew from Reuters - who reported hearing explosions in the city's southern Naimiya district. "Iraqi forces entered Fallujah under air cover from the international coalition, the Iraqi air force and army aviation and supported by artillery and tanks," Lieutenant General Abdelwahab al-Saadi told AFP. "Counter-terrorism service (CTS) forces, the Anbar police and the Iraqi army, at around 4am (0100 GMT), started moving into Fallujah from three directions." The commander said troops were meeting "re...
5 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN: police sources
ENGLISH, United Nation

5 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN: police sources

    At least five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali by suspected militants on Sunday, the UN and police sources said. The attack is the first time the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, has recorded fatalities in the centre of a country long beset by violence in its vast and desolate north. "According to preliminary information, five peacekeepers were killed. Another was seriously hurt and is being evacuated," MINUSMA said in a statement. The UN did not immediately confirm the nationality of the dead soldiers but a Bamako police source indicated a group of Togolese peacekeepers "came across a mine and a terrorist attack some 50 kilometres out of Mopti." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack, according to a statement from his spokes...
David Cameron facing most serious leadership coup of premiership as third Tory MP goes public
ENGLISH, London

David Cameron facing most serious leadership coup of premiership as third Tory MP goes public

    A third Tory MP has broken cover and said he is ready to demand David Cameron goes unless he tones down attacks in the EU referendum as a leadership coup erupted in public on Sunday. Sir Bill Cash, who chairs the European Scrutiny committee, told The Telegraph he has grown infuriated by the Prime Minister’s “monumentally misleading propaganda” and demanded a more conciliatory tone. The veteran Eurosceptic said he was “certainly considering” submitting a letter calling for a no confidence vote and gave the leadership 10 days to drop “inaccurate” warnings over leaving the EU. The warning came as a Tory MP issued a remarkable attack on the Prime Minister on live television by accusing him of having “lied profoundly” over the EU referendum. Nadine Dorries, a frequent critic of...