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Universities could face fines over ‘no-platforming’

Image copyright Getty Images Universities must protect free speech and “open minds, not close them,” Universities Minister Jo Johnson will say in a speech in Birmingham later. Addressing the Limmud Festival, Mr Johnson will reaffirm his concerns over “no platforming” and “safe spaces” stifling debate in higher education. It comes ...

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Are surgery weight restrictions on the rise?

Image copyright Getty Images Most overweight patients in England face being denied surgery, even when this goes against national guidelines on clinical best practice. The Reality Check team asked the 213 local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), responsible for planning and buying healthcare services, in England whether they limited funding for ...

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Tembin: Vietnam braces for killer storm

Image copyright EPA Image caption People have been evacuated from the Vietnamese province of Ben Tre Nearly a million people in southern Vietnam face evacuation from the path of a deadly tropical storm sweeping in from the South China Sea. The national disaster prevention committee said more than 70,000 people ...

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Eat these foods to keep lungs young

Eating fresh fruits can keep lungs young, a new study rom the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. Ex-smokers with a diet high in apples and tomatoes in particular and other fresh produce have better chances of restoring their lung functions than those who ...

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Twitter #joinin campaign by comic Sarah Millican helps lonely

Image caption Comedian Sarah Millican launched the campaign People spending Christmas Day alone are finding company thanks to a Twitter campaign called #joinin. Launched by comedian Sarah Millican several years ago, it encourages people to use the hashtag and link with one another so as not to feel lonely. People ...

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Kabul blast: Suicide attack near Afghan intelligence HQ

Six people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack near the compound of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency in Kabul, officials say. Another three people were injured when the attacker, who was on foot, blew himself up as agency employees were on their way to work. The Afghan capital has been ...

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