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Day: November 16, 2019

Patel blocks British IS children rescue
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Patel blocks British IS children rescue

    Home secretary Priti Patel intervened to block a recent rescue operation to bring British orphans and unaccompanied minors home from Syria, sources have revealed. During National Security Council meetings last month and internal discussions, Patel, backed by several other ministers including defence secretary Ben Wallace, objected to the extraction of British children from the war-ravaged country, sources say. Their opposition meant that a discussed late October rescue operation was abandoned at the last minute because Patel, Wallace and chancellor Sajid Javid felt the children posed security concerns. More than 60 British minors, including at least three orphans, had been identified, and a quick and safe route identified to take them out of north-east Syria and th...
Man accused of murdering pregnant ex-wife wanted to get her attention
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Man accused of murdering pregnant ex-wife wanted to get her attention

    A man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-wife with a crossbow has claimed he only intended to get her attention when he fired the bolt. Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo is accused of murdering Devi Unmathallegadoo, 35, after their marriage broke down and she left him for another man. The 51-year-old armed himself with two crossbows and hid in a shed at the home Ms Unmathallegadoo shared with her new partner Imtiaz Muhammad on the morning of November 12 last year. Unmathallegadoo claimed he only had the loaded weapons to prevent himself being intimidated by Mr Muhammad when he came to confront them. But the jury were told on Friday that Unmathallegadoo had been stockpiling weapons and equipment for more than a year before the killing. He had acquired two crossbows and ...
Scientists reveal why we feel so tired in the morning
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Scientists reveal why we feel so tired in the morning

    If you’re the type of person who snoozes your alarm every morning or can’t function before (or even after) your morning coffee, there might be a genetic reason for that. New research by DNA testing company, 23andMe, has discovered that genetic programming plays a part in our wake up time. The research studied over 1,500 British people to determine that 7.55am was the UK’s average genetic wake up time. This means that the average Brit will wake up naturally just before 8am each day. Many people set their alarms for much earlier than that, hence our feelings of tiredness and lack of productivity. Interrupting your body’s circadian rhythm (which is the official term for our body clock) can leave us feeling out of sorts at the beginning of the day. If you don’t feel...