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Clinical waste ‘backlog’ pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

[ad_1] Image caption The waste was piled on top of containers at health centres in Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media.The images - from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld - showed bags of waste on top of large waste containers.It comes after the collapse of the firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), which had
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un visits China’s Xi Jinping

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Kim is visiting China with his wife Ri Sol-ju, state media report North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri Sol-ju, according to state media reports.The visit comes amid reports that negotiations are under way for a second
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Syria war: Turkey warns of fresh anti-Kurd offensive in north

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Turkey will launch a new operation against US-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria "in the next few days", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.The move, which he said would focus on territory to the east of the Euphrates river, risks confrontation with the US.America's support for the Kurdish YPG forces has strained relations with Turkey, which considers the YPG to be part of a terrorist group.Turkey
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Four men found stabbed in Edmonton, north London

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Four men in their in their 20s have been found with stab wounds in north London, the Metropolitan Police said.Officers were called to reports of a fight on Fraser Road, Edmonton, at 17:55 GMT.Police said they were waiting for updates on the condition of the men, who were all taken to hospital for treatment.On Saturday, two men and a teenage boy were injured in a shooting
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North Korea to expel detained US citizen, state media say

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A US man of the same name was arrested near the demilitarised zone in Yeoncheon, South Korea, last year North Korea says it will deport a US citizen who was detained in October after entering illegally from China.State news agency KCNA said the man, whom it named as Bruce Byron Lowrance, had told officials he was "under the command" of US spy agency
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Man, 98, fighting for life after robbery in north London home

[ad_1] Image copyright Met Police Image caption Peter Gouldstone is being treated in hospital after sustaining bruising and a head injury A 98-year-old man is fighting for his life after he was attacked and robbed in his home. Peter Gouldstone was found with bruising and a head injury at a house in Evesham Road, in the Bounds Green area of north London, on Tuesday.His son Simon said he "feared the
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Amnesty bins yield thousands of drugs in north west

[ad_1] Image caption The RAPID scheme launched in 2010 and was expanded to the north west in September More than 6,000 prescription and illegal drugs have been dumped in the first six weeks of an amnesty scheme in the north west.The Public Health Agency (PHA) said the majority of drugs disposed of have been prescription medications.Cannabis with an estimated street value of £4,000 has also been dumped in one of
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un signed what they say is "a leap forward" North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country's main missile testing and launch sites.He signed a pledge to permanently close the Tongchang-ri facility, after talks in Pyongyang with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in.Both leaders also "agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation" on the Korean
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North Korea holds parade without ballistic missiles, reports say

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption It is unclear whether Mr Kim (L) gave a speech North Korea did not display any intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at a military parade to mark its 70th anniversary, reports say.It is also unclear whether leader Kim Jong-un made a speech at the event.The parade is being scrutinised for clues about North Korea's weapons arsenal and professed commitment to denuclearisation.Some analysts had predicted that
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Trump accuses China of stalling progress with North Korea

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption 'It's all China's fault' says Trump US President Donald Trump has lashed out at China for undermining its work with North Korea, as criticism over progress on denuclearisation mounts. In a series of tweets he also said the US should not be spending on war games with South Korea, but if it did restart them they would be "bigger than ever". The US called