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Hope fades in Norway landslide that left 7 dead; 3 missing

Hope fades in Norway landslide that left 7 dead; 3 missing

World
Norwegian officials are insisting that there's “still hope” of finding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people as it carried away homes in a village near the capitalByThe Associated PressJanuary 4, 2021, 10:11 AM• 2 min readCOPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Norwegian officials insisted Monday that there was “still hope” in finding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people as it carried away homes in a village north of the capital. Three people are still missing.Police spokesman Roger Pettersen said search efforts in the landslide-hit village of Ask, 25 kilometers (16 miles) northeast of Oslo, are still considered “a rescue operation.” But only bodies have been found in the last few days.The region's below-freezing tempe
Deadline comes knocking: Is there hope left for Brexit deal?

Deadline comes knocking: Is there hope left for Brexit deal?

World
The chief negotiators from the European Union and United Kingdom are making last-ditch efforts to bridge differences on a post-Brexit trade deal that have proved insurmountable for the best part of the yearBy RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS Associated PressDecember 13, 2020, 9:51 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBRUSSELS -- Facing yet another self-imposed Brexit deadline on Sunday, the chief negotiators from the European Union and United Kingdom were making last-ditch efforts to bridge differences on a trade deal that have proved insurmountable for the best part of the year.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are expected to speak early Sunday afternoon. They have said they will decide whether to continue n
Covid-19 left me jobless – but what happened next?

Covid-19 left me jobless – but what happened next?

Business
Back in the springtime, when Covid-19 was tightening its grip on the UK, the BBC spoke to a number of people whose jobs were facing the axe as a result of the virus.So how have they fared on the jobs front in the past six months? The BBC went back to talk to them to find out how they are getting on.When Katherine Densham first spoke to the BBC at Exeter airport in early March, she was understandably upset. The airline Flybe, her employer of 13 years, had just collapsed into administration. Cabin crew member Katherine and the good friends she'd made through work were being made redundant.Flybe was described as one of the first corporate casualties of the coronavirus outbreak. A few weeks later, lockdown restrictions were brought i...
Apple Fortnite players left behind in new update

Apple Fortnite players left behind in new update

Technology
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Violent clashes erupt between left and right-wing protesters in Oregon

Violent clashes erupt between left and right-wing protesters in Oregon

World
Violent clashes have erupted between left-wing and right-wing protesters in Portland, Oregon - prompting authorities to force them away from a plaza near a federal building.The area, which has been the site of numerous recent protests, houses both county and federal buildings. Protests against police brutality and racism began several months ago, in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Image: Some protesters were seen flushing their eyes clean of pepper spray on the street Demonstrations kicked off around midday near the Multnomah County Justice Center in Oregon's biggest city, according to local media.Fights quickly broke out with demonstrators hurling rocks and other missiles at one another. ...