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Woman blown off fourth floor balcony by gale-force winds

Gale-force winds have blown a woman off her balcony on the Pacific island of Sakhalin, according to Russian media reports. The Interfax news agency reported Tuesday that the 65-year-old woman from the town of Shakhtyorsk went out for a smoke on the balcony and was blown off, ...

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Kids who eat fish are smarter, sleep better

Eating fish is good for kids’ zzz’s and IQ’s. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania found that children who eat fish at least once a week boosted their intelligence test scores and the quality of their sleep. The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, ...

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Police officer and woman killed in Sheffield crash

Image copyright Google Image caption The collision happened on the A57 between Coisley Hill and Moss Way A police officer and a 61-year-old woman died in a crash on Christmas Day. The 46-year-old officer was responding to an incident when the marked BMW 3 Series he was driving was in ...

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Brexit: German minister sees model for Turkey and Ukraine

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sigmar Gabriel is foreign minister in Germany’s current, caretaker government A “smart” Brexit deal could serve as a model for the EU’s future relations with other non-EU states, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says. Turkey and Ukraine were two states that could benefit from ...

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Hate group set up ‘shrine’ for Australian woman killed by cop

Minneapolis police have removed a memorial created by a white supremacist group to honor an Australian woman killed by a Somali-American officer last summer. The hate group Identify Evropa took credit for the “shrine” honoring Justine Damond outside the Minneapolis police headquarters on its Twitter account on ...

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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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