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Business Brexit 'threats' are 'inappropriate' says Hunt

Business Brexit 'threats' are 'inappropriate' says Hunt

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that "threats" by business over Brexit are "completely inappropriate".He was responding to warnings by Airbus and BMW that investments in the UK could be jeopardised by Brexit uncertainty.Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, Mr Hunt said Brexit discussions were at "critical moment" and needed unity.He also refused to rule out scrapping cuts to corporation tax in order to fund extra spending on the NHS.Last week, Airbus warned it could leave the UK if Britain were to exit the single market and customs union without a transition deal.BMW followed the warning by saying that clarity over Brexit is needed by the end of the summer.In response Mr Hunt said: "It's complete...
MH370: Four-year hunt ends after private search is completed

MH370: Four-year hunt ends after private search is completed

World
The four-year hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has ended with the latest, privately funded search coming to a close.US-based Ocean Infinity had been using a deep-sea vessel to survey a vast area of the southern Indian Ocean.But it found nothing and Malaysia's government says it has no plans to begin any new searches.The plane disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Official search efforts ended last year and there are still fierce debates about what happened to the flight.Grace Nathan, whose mother was on MH370, said she was opposed to ending the hunt. "People might think: 'Why are these people still harping on about this, it's been four years'. It's important for peo...
Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Technology
Jeremy Hunt has threatened social media firms with new laws if they don't do more to protect children online.In a letter to companies including Facebook and Google, the health secretary accused them of "turning a blind eye" to their impact on children. The firms have until the end of April to outline action on cutting underage use, preventing cyber bullying, and promoting healthy screen time. Mr Hunt said the current situation was "unfair to parents".The age requirement to sign up to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat is 13 - although Snapchat has launched a version for under 13-year-olds. To use WhatsApp or to have a YouTube account, you must also be at least 13. Mr Hunt met with social media companies six months ago to discuss how to improve the mental health of young people who u...
Bollywood star gets five years for illegal hunt

Bollywood star gets five years for illegal hunt

Entertainment
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been jailed for five years for killing an endangered species of antelope in a wildlife preserve two decades ago.The 52-year-old actor, who was at the hearing in Jodhpur, in Rajasthan state, was also handed a 10,000 rupee (£109) fine as he was led into custody.Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri reportedly described the star as an "habitual offender" as he was sentenced.Khan was driven away amid chaotic scenes outside court and is expected to start serving his sentence at a local prison."A warrant has been issued in his name and he will be sent to Central Jail," said Prosecutor Mahipal Bishnoi.Image:Indian blackbucks, also known as Indian antelopes. File picIndian media reports suggest it could take days for Khan's legal team to apply for bail and
Police hunt gunman after two killed at US university

Police hunt gunman after two killed at US university

World
Two people have been shot dead at Central Michigan University and police are still searching for the gunman.The US university said the shooting began on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall at around 8.30am local time.The two people killed were not students or staff, police said.There were no other injuries.CMU Police Lieutenant Larry Klaus said police had contact with the suspect, James Eric Davis Jr, the previous evening, when he had been taken to hospital "due to what police believe might have been a drug-type incident, an overdose or bad reaction to drugs".Image:Campbell Hall at Central Michigan UniversityLt Klaus would not give any details on a possible motive for the shooting or the suspect's relationship to the victims.He said only that the shooting was believed to be "a domestic-type ...