Rise in ‘preventable’ emergency readmissions to hospital

Rise in ‘preventable’ emergency readmissions to hospital

Image copyright Science Photo Library Increasing numbers of people are being readmitted to hospital in England with preventable conditions such as pneumonia and pressure sores, according to Nuffield Trust research. Better care in hospital and at home afterwards could have...
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Italy’s Populist Parties Win Approval to Form Government

Italy’s Populist Parties Win Approval to Form Government

ROME — After 88 days of impasses and negotiations, two Italian populist parties with a history of antagonism toward the European Union received approval Thursday night to create a government that has already unsettled the Continent’s political order. Only ...
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Sultan of Yogyakarta: A feminist revolution in an ancient kingdom

Sultan of Yogyakarta: A feminist revolution in an ancient kingdom

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ‘I am very lucky to have parents that never said that is not a woman’s job.’ The Sultan of Yogyakarta holds a powerful political and spiritual position on the Indonesian island of Java. He...
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Giuseppe Conte given new mandate to form Italian government

Giuseppe Conte given new mandate to form Italian government

Trump awaits Kim letter as North Korea summit edges nearer Read more EU, others vow swift riposte as Trump kicks off trade war Read more Conte given new mandate to form Italian government Read more Spain’s PM Rajoy close to...
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Subtropical depression Alberto: Latest updates

Subtropical depression Alberto: Latest updates

Subtropical Storm Alberto has fizzled into a subtropical depression as it hit the US state of Alabama, but it is still expected to bring heavy rain and flash flooding even as winds dropped to 48 kilometres per hour. At its...
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US confident on plans for Trump-Kim talks

US confident on plans for Trump-Kim talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPompeo: North Korea security greater after denuclearisation US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said denuclearisation talks with North Korea are “moving in the right direction”. After meet...
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Colombia’s Hidroituango dam: ‘There’s a new war taking place’

Colombia’s Hidroituango dam: ‘There’s a new war taking place’

Ituango, Colombia – Ruby Posada escaped from her home on her son’s back, under the stark light of the moon in northern Colombia, when the waters reached waist height. Her house, like dozens of others close to Colombia’s immense River...
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Spain PM Mariano Rajoy faces defeat in Friday no-confidence vote

Spain PM Mariano Rajoy faces defeat in Friday no-confidence vote

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Rajoy is facing a vote of no confidence on Friday Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is likely to be forced out of office after a key party said it would support a motion of no...
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US tariffs: Steel and aluminium levies slapped on key allies

US tariffs: Steel and aluminium levies slapped on key allies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The EU has threatened “all necessary measures” in response The US is to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from key allies in Europe and North America. The US said a 25% tax on...
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