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Trump impeachment: Failed witnesses vote paves way for acquittal

Trump impeachment: Failed witnesses vote paves way for acquittal

World
US President Donald Trump is set to be acquitted in his impeachment trial after senators voted against calling witnesses or admitting new evidence.Democrats hoped four swing Republicans would vote for witnesses, which would have extended the trial without in all likelihood changing its outcome.In the end, only two of the four Republicans voted with Democrats.The trial now moves forward to a vote on whether to acquit President Trump, which he is all but certain to win.Senior members of President Trump's Republican Party pushed from the outset for a speedy trial with no witnesses or new evidence. Above all, they wanted to avoid senators hearing from former National Security Adviser John Bolton.According to reporting by the New York...
Greta Thunberg: ‘Leaders failed us on climate change’

Greta Thunberg: ‘Leaders failed us on climate change’

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg has made a passionate speech to world leaders at the UN, accusing them of failing to act on climate change. "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," she told a UN climate summit in New York.About 60 world leaders are taking part in the one-day meeting organised by UN Secretary General António Guterres. He earlier said countries could only speak at the summit if they came with action plans to cut carbon emissions. US President Donald Trump, a climate change sceptic, had not been expected at the meeting - but he was briefly spotted in the audience.Brazil and Saudi Arabia are among the countries staying away.What did Greta Thunberg say?In an emotional spe

Frail elderly ‘failed by care deserts’

Health
The system for looking after frail older people in England is falling apart, with what are being dubbed "care deserts" emerging, a charity says.An analysis carried out for Age UK indicates about 30% of areas now have no residential care beds.The situation is even worse for nursing homes - needed for the most frail - with more than 60% having no places.Recruiting staff and keeping services running were proving a real challenge some areas, the charity said.Age UK believes the situation is now so bad that about 1.4 million older people are not getting the care they need - nearly one in seven of the over-65 population.Ruthe Isden, from Age UK, said: "The system is failing people - and that is having catastrophic consequences."The government has promised plans...
Jarrell Miller reacts to failed drugs test ahead of Anthony Joshua fight; strongly denies knowingly taking banned substance

Jarrell Miller reacts to failed drugs test ahead of Anthony Joshua fight; strongly denies knowingly taking banned substance

Sports
‘SHOCKED’ The heavyweight tested positive for GW1516 with his clash with Anthony Joshua now in doubt Jarrell Miller claims he was ‘totally shocked’ when told he’d failed a drugs test ahead of his heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua on June 1. News broke yesterday that the American tested positive for GW1516 (a metabolic modulator also known as cardarine and endurobol) in a VADA test taken March 20. Jarrell Miller claims he has never knowingly taken a banned substance The New York State Athletic Commission has subsequently denied him a licence as a result, meaning that his fight with AJ is now off as things stand. To have any chance of regaining a licence, Miller must request that his ‘B sample’ of the drugs test be opened a
Newborn hip checks ‘have failed to prevent late diagnosis’

Newborn hip checks ‘have failed to prevent late diagnosis’

Health
The current system of checking newborns for hip problems is failing, resulting in too many late diagnoses and corrective surgery, a study suggests.All newborns in England have their hips examined but only those at risk or with problems receive a scan.Surgeons from Southampton Children's Hospital said the rate of late diagnoses had not improved since screening started, over 30 years ago.But Public Health England said scanning all newborns could cause more problems. Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), if picked up early in babies, can be treated using a removable splint worn for two to three months.But if there is a delay in diagnosis of up to a year or more, untreated hip dysplasia can lead to a shortened leg, surgery and the risk of continuing hip p...