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1,450 people evacuated from London hotel and nightclub after gas main ruptures
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1,450 people evacuated from London hotel and nightclub after gas main ruptures

    Approximately 1,450 people have been evacuated from a nightclub and a hotel and a major railway station is closed after a gas main ruptured in the Strand, central London. Witnesses described chaos as doormen at the Heaven nightclub ordered them to leave after the alarm was raised at around 2am, while guests at the hotel were moved into emergency accommodation. Strand after a gas leak forced the evacuation of 1,450 people from a nightclub and a hotel and closed Charing Cross station in central London London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it was called to the scene at after high levels of natural gas were detected at the scene in Craven Street near Charing Cross station. The Strand, a major route through central London, has been closed entirely and a 150m cordon put in plac...
L’Oreal’s first hijab wearing model quits over her anti Israel tweets
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L’Oreal’s first hijab wearing model quits over her anti Israel tweets

    Amena Khan, from Leicester, said she deeply regret the tweet and apologised for the upset and hurt caused by the posts. Ms Khan was set to be the first woman in a hijab to be a part of an advert for hair care and would have started alongside the likes of pop star Cheryl Tweedy. She announced the news on Instagram and said: I deeply regret the content of the tweets I made in 2014, and sincerely apologise for the upset and hurt that they have caused. Championing diversity is one of my passions, I don’t discriminate against anyone. I have chosen to delete them as they do not represent the message of harmony that I stand for. In the tweets Ms Khan said Israel is an illegal state and Israel Pharaoh. Both are child murderers, according to the. A spokesperson for L’Orea...
Trump reportedly uses an Indian accent to mimic Modi at meetings
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Trump reportedly uses an Indian accent to mimic Modi at meetings

    are on Narendra Modi, reportedly the first Indian prime minister in 20 years to attend the high-profile gathering of business leaders, economists, and journalists. While French president Emmanuel Macron, German chancellor Angela Merkel, and even US president Donald Trump are all scheduled to deliver speeches, it’s Modi who’s going first, delivering the inaugural keynote address on Jan. 23. That may be a sign of India’s growing clout, which has helped develop closer relationships with the US and other Western economies in recent years. But a recent report in The Washington Post suggests that the more things change, the more they stay the same at least for India. In the report, which discusses the US’s plans to increase the number of troops deployed to Afghanistan, ...
Cyber attack on UK a matter of when not if says security chief
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Cyber attack on UK a matter of when not if says security chief

    The head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has warned that a major cyber-attack on the UK is a matter of when, not if, raising the prospect of devastating disruption to British elections and critical infrastructure. In remarks underlining newly released figures showing the number of cyber-attacks on the UK in the last 15 months, Ciaran Martin said the UK had been fortunate to avoid a so called category one (C1) attack, broadly defined as an attack that might cripple infrastructure such as energy supplies and the financial services sector. The US, France and other parts of Europe have already faced such attacks. Interference in elections would also constitute a C1 attack, as would a deliberately provocative move by a hostile state. During an hour-long inte...
Boris Johnson set to confront Theresa May face to face with misleading Brexit demand for £100m a week NHS cash
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Boris Johnson set to confront Theresa May face to face with misleading Brexit demand for £100m a week NHS cash

    Boris Johnson is set to confront Theresa May face-to-face tomorrow with his controversial demand for £100million a week for the NHS after Brexit. Allies said the Foreign Secretary has vowed to raise the much-disputed Brexit dividend in Cabinet risking a new Tory row. It piles fresh pressure on the Prime Minister's leadership after a senior Tory MP, Nicholas Soames, complained her offering to voters was dull, dull, dull". Sir Nicholas added today: It really won't be enough to get people to vote against The Corbini. Mr Johnson is said to be planning the intervention despite Labour reporting him to the UK Statistics Authority when he resurrected the misleading NHS pledge, originally made during the EU referendum , a week ago. An ally of Mr Johnson said: Boris believe...