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Tuesday
21st January 2020

Around the world

Davos: Trump decries climate 'prophets of doom' with Thunberg in audience

The US president attacks activists at the World Economic Forum, with Greta Thunberg in the audience.

'Forget about net zero, we need real zero'

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has addressed world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

In the UK

NHS faces huge clinical negligence legal fees bill

Doctors' groups say the current system is not fit for purpose and requires "fundamental" reform.

Harry and Meghan: Prince arrives in Canada ahead of new chapter

He lands in Vancouver to be reunited with his wife as they prepare for a life away from royal duties.

Politics

Labour leadership: Jess Phillips set to quit Labour leadership race

The Birmingham Yardley MP does not currently have the support of any unions or local parties.

Terrorism laws to get tougher within weeks, government vows

Offenders will face more time in jail as "hard truths" are faced after attacks, the Home Office says.

Education

BAME foster care shortage in two-thirds of English councils

Two-thirds of councils in England have a shortage of black, Asian or minority ethnic foster carers.

France apology after history textbook links CIA to 9/11

The statement aimed at students echoed a debunked conspiracy theory and was spotted by teachers.

Health

NHS faces huge clinical negligence legal fees bill

Doctors' groups say the current system is not fit for purpose and requires "fundamental" reform.

Sperm donations from dead men should be allowed, study says

Research suggests the method could help curb a growing shortage of UK donations.

Business

Rise in full-time female workers boosts employment

The number of women in work has grown by 0.5% in the three months to November, the highest rise for a year.

Dixons Carphone gets its sales figures the wrong way round

Currys PC World owner reissues its Christmas trading statement to say sales went down, not up.

Science

New UK housing 'dominated by roads'

Roads are dominating new housing developments, a report says, despite more people wanting to drive less.

Davos: Trump decries climate 'prophets of doom' with Thunberg in audience

The US president attacks activists at the World Economic Forum, with Greta Thunberg in the audience.

Technology

Disney+ to launch a week earlier than planned in the UK

The US media giant also confirmed the service will cost more than its earlier DisneyLife platform.

DDoS: Man who sold website defences pleads guilty to attacks

The US resident co-founded a service to help firms protect themselves from web attacks.

Entertainment

Van Gogh self-portrait is genuine, experts decide

A portrait that has puzzled art experts for decades is finally declared a real Van Gogh.

Peter Hobday: Former Today programme host dies at 82

For 14 years he was known for his affable, relaxed style on the Radio 4 flagship news programme.