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New weight loss drug may be an effective strategy for preventing or treating high blood pressure

The new weight loss medication tirzepatide significantly lowered the systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) for nearly 500 adults with obesity who took the medication for about eight months, according to new research published today in Hypertension , an American He...


Ten Hag receives ultimate put-down as Man Utd sack nears; Ratcliffe told which Prem rival he must copy

Ten Hag has come in for a particular piece of criticism that will sting, while claims from the Netherlands state the Man Utd boss won't be at the helm next season


Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed another aircraft, over 1,100 occupiers in one day

The Defense Forces have eliminated another 1160 Russian invaders in the past day, bringing the total losses of the Russian army in personnel since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine to approximately 416,800 soldiers. Ukrainian soldiers have also destroyed another aircraft and 16 enemy tanks, according to the General Staff of the Ar...


Disney Plus is just £1.99 per month right now — how to get it

Disney is celebrating the end of the month with an epic discount on its Disney Plus streaming service. Here's how to get it.


A historic house set in Dartmoor National Park is on sale for first time due to Royal Family "change of guard"

A historic house set in Dartmoor National Park is on sale for first time due to Royal Family "change of guard" - Torgate House has been owned by the Duchy of Cornwall for centuries – but is now being sold amidst a Royal shake-up


Stormont Assembly challenged to reform and prevent future collapses

Stormont Assembly challenged to reform and prevent future collapses - Monday will see the first official Opposition day at Stormont when motions challenging the Assembly to act to reform will be debated.


Helmut Marko addresses Red Bull collapse fears as Christian Horner turmoil continues

Red Bull may be winning on the track but it's the off-track saga that's creating most of the headlines.


Following special envoy's visit to Moscow, China considers Ukraine-Russia talks again

China believes that Russia's war against Ukraine should be resolved through negotiations and urges not to abandon the dialogue. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has posted on its website a report on the results of talks between Special Representative for Eurasia Li Hui and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin. According to the Chinese Foreig...


US businesswoman and fashion star Iris Apfel dies aged 102

US businesswoman and fashion star Iris Apfel dies aged 102 - The self-proclaimed ‘geriatric starlet’ died on Friday.


History shows us fake news has always existed

Commentators lament a 'post-truth' world, but was it ever a 'truth world', where reality was so easy to discern?


Ukraine's Armed Forces on Avdiivka battles: Situation stabilizing, but enemy has local successes

The situation in the Avdiivka direction is stabilizing. But Russian forces are experiencing local successes, according to the spokesperson for the Defense Forces of the Tavria sector, Dmytro Lykhoviy. He noted that in the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 14 enemy attacks during the day. "According to the confirmed data, in the area ...


Chinese envoy arrives in Moscow, discusses Ukraine with Lavrov's deputy

Special Representative of China Li Hui visited Moscow. He discussed the war in Ukraine with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, according to Reuters and Chinese media. The Chinese diplomat arrived in Moscow on Saturday, March 2nd. There, he met with Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, Mikhail Galuzin. The Russian Minist...


White House in ‘freakout mode’ as polling looks woeful for Biden

The question is no longer 'if' but 'when' Trump will become the Republicans’ standard-bearer for the November election


Investor group raises bid for US retailer Macy's to $6.6 bn

An investor group that offered to buy the struggling US department store chain Macy's in December and was turned down said Sunday it has sweetened its bid. “We remain frustrated by the delay tactics adopted by Macy's Board of Directors and its continued refusal to engage with our credible buyer group," the investors said.


Keane highlights 'scary' Man Utd stat and casts doubt over Ten Hag after City defeat

Are Ten Hag's days numbered at United?


Country Garden faces heat from liquidation suit to get cracking on debt revamp talks

By Marc Jones, Xie Yu and Scott Murdoch LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) -A liquidation petition filed against China's Country Garden will ramp up pressure on the embattled developer to come to the negotiating table for debt restructuring talks, some of its offshore creditors, advisers, and analysts said. The liquidation order against peer China Evergrande in January will also inject urgency into


German air force chief reveals secret UK operation in Ukraine in security breach

The air force general is believed to have joined the conversation from his mobile phone from a hotel room in Singapore


A Supreme Court decision could come Monday in a case about barring Trump from the 2024 ballot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court decision could come as soon as Monday in the case about whether former President Donald Trump can be kicked off the ballot over his efforts to undo his defeat in the 2020 election. Trump is challenging a groundbreaking decision by the Colorado Supreme Court that said he is disqualified from being president again and ineligible for the state's primary, which is Tuesday. The resolution of the case on Monday, a day...


Warning Iceland volcano eruption is ‘imminent’ as tourist attraction evacuated

Warning Iceland volcano eruption is ‘imminent’ as tourist attraction evacuated - The spa has faced a series of closures over recent months as a wave of seismic activity continues to affect the country


The warning signs of a peptic ulcer – and how to treat them

At the age of 73, Bruce Springsteen has long been renowned for his extraordinary stamina as a performer. In 2016, he performed a 34-song set which clocked in at more than four hours. But the rock legend, who has earned the nickname The Boss, has been undone by a peptic ulcer, a sore in the stomach lining or small intestine. Having already cancelled...


How the new BT Tower hotel could look after architects draw up 're-imagined' designs

The designs include 'Instagrammable moments' and new restaurants.


California prisoner donates earnings from 13-cent hourly wage to Gaza

Donors have raised more than $100,000 for an incarcerated man in the US who, earning 13 cents an hour in a California prison doing janitorial and porter work, donated his paycheck of $17.74 to Gaza relief efforts. Last month, Los Angeles-based filmmaker Justin Mashouf who has been in correspondence with the 56-year old man – known only by the name Hamza – shared photos on social media of Hamza’s October time log and a check of $17.74 with the...


'Extreme' blizzard hits western US burying some areas in 10ft of snow

An "extreme" blizzard has caused widespread disruption in the western US - with more than 10ft of snow piling up in places.


Death toll rises from Russian drone strike on Ukrainian port city, as China's envoy tours Moscow

Death toll rises from Russian drone strike on Ukrainian port city, as China's envoy tours Moscow - The death toll has risen to 10 from a Russian drone strike that destroyed an apartment block in Ukraine's southern port city of Odesa


Latest COVID-19 booster halves risk of moderate or severe disease in adults

The most recent COVID-19 booster shot reduces adults' risk of moderate or severe COVID by more than half, according to a new nationwide data study from September 2023 through January 2024, a period of JN.1 variant dominance. The new study is one of the first to evaluate protection provided ...


Bergerac set to return to screens with Poldark’s Aidan Turner in frame to play troubled detective

Bergerac is poised to return to British screens, with Aidan Turner tipped to star. The crime drama revolving around the fictional detective Jim Bergerac had largely been confined to the history books since its decade-long run of shows finished in 1991. Now Jersey, which provided the idyllic backdrop to the hit Eighties show, is trying to revive it....


Israel agrees to revise Eurovision song lyrics that evoked Hamas attack

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has agreed to revise the lyrics of its potential submission to the Eurovision Song Contest after the contest organizers took issue with verses that appeared to reference Hamas' Oct. 7 attack, Israel's national broadcaster Kan said on Sunday. Eurovision, which this year will take place on May 7-11 in the Swedish city of Malmo, bills itself as a non-political event and


Savile Row tailor Richard James opens £2m bespoke store amid suit ‘resurgence’

Savile Row tailor Richard James opens £2m bespoke store amid suit ‘resurgence’ - The third Richard James store opened in Clifford Street, just off Savile Row, on Friday.


A Star Trek episode is still 'banned' in Ireland 34 years after its release

'I wanted to get into that; discuss the fact that one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist.'


Post Office: MPs seek report on chief’s alleged £1m pay demands

MPs have urgently asked to see a Post Office whistleblower report after claims emerged that chief executive Nick Read demanded a £1m pay package.


Health chiefs voice fears over MP’s move to cut abortion limit

Health chiefs voice fears over MP’s move to cut abortion limit - Exclusive: President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said they are against any reduction in abortion time limits


Roy Keane obliterates 'dreadful, shocking and embarrassing' Premier League side

'You wouldn't see it on a Sunday morning, it's dreadful.'


Mining blast gets out of control: Boulders devastate settlement

Huge boulders destroyed several Longmen County houses in the Chinese province of Guangdong last weekend. The blast of a mining project had previously gotten out of control. Huge rocks then tumbled down a slope and onto the settlement.


AI bot 'Jennifer' calling California voters for Congress hopeful

Jennifer spent her weekend calling California voters, urging them to cast their ballot in Tuesday's primary election for Democrat Peter Dixon. My name is Jennifer and I'm an artificial intelligence volunteer," she says, immediately declaring her identity in calls to Silicon Valley voters in the US congressional race.


Revolutionary stem cell culture method produces full model of human central nervous system

The first stem cell culture method that produces a full model of the early stages of the human central nervous system has been developed by a team of engineers and biologists at the University of Michigan, the Weizmann Institute of Science, and the University of Pennsylvania. Models like...


Explained: Why Valtteri Bottas suffered a 52-second pit-stop at Bahrain Grand Prix

"That was my second-worst pit stop..."


Americans drop guidance to self-isolate with Covid

US health authorities have dropped their guidance to self-isolate for five days if a person has symptoms of Covid, bringing it into line with flu and colds. In its first major update since 2021, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention now advises Covid sufferers to rest at home if they are ill, and to return to school or work once they feel ...


Star Wars and Gremlins actor Mark Dodson dies aged 64

'May the force be with you my friend, always.'


The full list of Body Shop stores closing across the country

The full list of Body Shop stores closing across the country - The closures across the whole of the UK come on top of seven others announced


Jurgen Klopp discusses Liverpool U-turn

Jurgen Klopp has responded to claims that he could reverse his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.


Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet

Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet - Teachers at Head Start child care centers are paid far less than public school teachers, even though they have similar credentials


Pope Francis, recovering from bronchitis, calls for end of Gaza conflict

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for an end to the conflict in Gaza, as he showed signs of recovery after suffering from bronchitis. On Saturday the 87-year-old pope delegated the reading of a speech at a ceremony to an aide, and on Wednesday he made a brief trip to a Rome hospital after he missed reading at his weekly audience, saying he had "a bit of cold". "Each day I


Battery life showdown — Galaxy S24 Ultra vs iPhone 15 Pro Max vs OnePlus 12 vs Pixel 8 Pro

After testing and reviewing all the major flagship phones released this season, we compare how the Galaxy S24 Ultra, iPhone 15 Pro Max, OnePlus 12, and Pixel 8 Pro stack up against each other in this battery life showdown.


MH370 May Get New Search, as Malaysia Working on Details with U.S. Company

Almost 10 years after a jumbo jet disappeared, Malaysia’s government may be ready to search for it again. Knewz.com has learned about new remarks by the country’s transport minister about the hunt for Flight MH370. “The Malaysian government is committed to the search… and the search must go on,” Anthony Loke said Sunday, March 3. He spoke at a reme...


Dutch Prime Minister talks about Russian aggression after his visit to Kharkiv

Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, has recorded a video from Kharkiv train station, detailing the ongoing situation in the city. Rutte discussed the aid efforts, the outcomes of his visit to Ukraine, and the lives of the people, according to the former Dutch Prime Minister. Rutte stated that Kharkiv is currently experiencing heavy shelling, destruct...


Questions over St Petersburg drone strike

Sky's military analyst Sean Bell on the latest drone strike in St Petersburg as questions remain on who is responsible for the attack.


Number of reports about suspected fraud filed by banks set to hit one million a year for first time

Fraud is one reason individuals or companies may have their account forcibly shut down, otherwise known as being 'debanked'.


US vice president says there must be 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza and more aid - as Israel 'boycotts' talks

US vice president Kamala Harris has said there must be an "immediate ceasefire" in Gaza as she called on the Israeli government to do more to increase the flow of aid, with "no excuses".


Frasers Group buys brand name of online cycling and sports equipment retailer Wiggle out of administration

The deal has cost Frasers, which already owns Evans Cycles, less than £10m. Wiggle collapsed into administration last October.


ITV profits set to halve amid advertising slump, City forecasts predict

The broadcaster - whose shows include Love Island and Mr Bates Vs The Post Office - is expected to report earnings of £363 million for 2023.