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Day: November 29, 2017

Why your body wakes you up five minutes before your alarm
ENGLISH, Life Style

Why your body wakes you up five minutes before your alarm

    You may have stumbled across the term 'circadian rhythm' before. It keeps you energised in the morning and drowsy in the evening, prompting sleep. It's essentially a 24 hour-internal clock controlled by a part of your hypothalamus in your brain, called the suprachiasmatic nucleus. It loves routine. If you go to bed and wake up at the same time every night, your body will become accustomed to that behaviour. Your sleep cycle is also regulated by certain proteins, the levels of which rise and fall throughout the day, affecting blood pressure and heart rate. They'll also affect your attention and cognitive ability - you'll get sleepier. If you follow a routine, your body learns to increase the levels of these proteins (PER) in time for your alarm. They'll start increasing an ...
Former Bosnian Croat military leader Slobodan Praljak dies after downing vial of poison in war crime court
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Former Bosnian Croat military leader Slobodan Praljak dies after downing vial of poison in war crime court

    A former Bosnian Croat politician who downed poison at a war crimes hearing has died, according to Croatian state TV. Slobodan Praljak produced a small vial of liquid which he gulped down in front of the court after a judge upheld a 20-year-jail sentence he had been given. After learning the verdict the 72-year-old drank from the small bottle and yelled I am not a war criminal, I oppose this conviction. Croatian former general Slobodan Praljak stands prior to the start of his appeal judgement at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. His lawyer, Natasa Faveau-Ivanovic, later said: My client says he drank poison this morning. Croatian TV said Praljak died this afternoon after his appearance at the court in The Hague. Questions will be raised over how...
Pound soars against the euro on Brexit divorce bill breakthrough
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Pound soars against the euro on Brexit divorce bill breakthrough

    The pound bounced back on currency markets on Tuesday after the Telegraph revealed that British and EU negotiators have broken the deadlock on the Brexit divorce bill. After being dragged down earlier in the day by Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s gloomy warning of potential Brexit “pain”, sterling spiked above €1.12 against the euro as traders piled into the currency on news of a breakthrough in talks. The long-awaited progress propelled the pound from a 0.6pc loss to a 0.6pc gain against the euro in a matter of minutes while it soared back above $1.33 against the dollar. Uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations has proved a major impediment to the pound’s recovery this year with stumbling talks offsetting gains made as the Bank of England prepared markets for th...
Reason Behind Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Whirlwind Wedding Date and Venue
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Reason Behind Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Whirlwind Wedding Date and Venue

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are wasting no time with their nuptials, confirming they plan to get married in May, within six months of announcing their engagement. And according to royal expert Kate Nicholl, the prince’s special bond with his aging grandfather, Prince Philip, is behind both the timing and venue for the wedding. He didn't want to get married at the same place as his brother,” Nicholl told ET about the couple’s choice to hold the ceremony at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the Queen and Prince Philip reside. “He didn't want to have such a big royal wedding at Westminster Abbey -- it doesn't need to be as big as William's wedding. Harry really wanted to have something a little bit more intimate. The second reason is that he wanted something clos...
Theresa May has condemned Donald Trump for retweeting anti Muslim hate videos from the British far right
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May has condemned Donald Trump for retweeting anti Muslim hate videos from the British far right

    Theresa May has condemned U.S. President Donald Trump for retweeting inflammatory videos about Muslims from a leader of the British far-right. The Prime Minister said via a spokesperson that it was "wrong" for Trump to have broadcast the footage to his 46 million Twitter followers this morning. Theresa May Trump reposted three videos by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, the UK's most well-known far-right group. A spokesperson told journalists: Britain First seeks to divide communities and cause anxiety to law abiding people. The spokesperson added: "It is wrong for the President to have done this.
Brits face polar chill as temperatures plummet to -10C amid warnings of eight inches of snow
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Brits face polar chill as temperatures plummet to -10C amid warnings of eight inches of snow

    Brits will be hit with a polar windchill as temperatures plummet to -10C tonight - making it colder than the closest village to the North Pole. Forecasters predict up to eight inches of snow will fall in parts of the country while temperatures fall to a record low, sparking a Government health alert. A Yellow Ice and Snow warning has been issued across Scotland, the east Midlands, the east of England, north east England and Yorkshire tonight and tomorrow. PA The Met Office has warned there will up to eight inches of snow in North Yorkshire and Scotland tonight and some flurries could be seen in London and the south east. Public Health England declared a Level 2 cold weather health alert until Saturday, warning hospitals to prepare to be busier than normal. Health staff hav...