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Wednesday
12th December 2018

Around the world

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after three killed and 12 injured

The gunman opened fire near a Christmas market in the French city causing widespread panic.

Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive

The president says he could act for the good of US trade, as Canada releases Meng Wanzhou on bail.

In the UK

Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs

Senior Brexiteers are increasingly confident they have enough support to trigger a no-confidence vote.

Grace Millane: Backpacker's body returned to family

New Zealand detectives say Grace Millane's family are "in the process of organising to take her home".

Politics

Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs

Senior Brexiteers are increasingly confident they have enough support to trigger a no-confidence vote.

'Gold-plated' investor visa scheme 'not suspended'

The £2m fast-track to settling in the UK remains open, contrary to announcements, the Home Office says.

Education

Teenage victims 'more likely to self-harm'

Schemes to stop adolescents becoming victims may lower the likelihood of them self-harming, a study says.

Young highly sceptical of social mobility

Many young adults think your social background gets you further in life than talent, a survey says.

Health

Cervical screening error: More women affected

An additional 3,591 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters, says Capita.

Ex-minister Norman Lamb urges cannabis legalisation

Norman Lamb calls for government regulation of the production, distribution and sale of cannabis.

Business

Is the US heading for a recession?

Investors are worried a recession might be about to hit the US, so do they have reason to be concerned?

Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive

The president says he could act for the good of US trade, as Canada releases Meng Wanzhou on bail.

Science

'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world

With around 23 billion chickens on the planet, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.

Nasa's IceSat space laser makes height maps of Earth

One of the most powerful Earth observation tools ever put in orbit is now gathering data about the planet.

Technology

Google chief denies political bias claims

US lawmakers accused firm of "programming" bias against conservative views into its algorithms.

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada

A Canadian court releases Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on bail, as the US seeks her extradition.

Entertainment

50 Cent expresses sorrow after on-set death

Crew member Pedro Jimenez was killed while working for Starz series Power on location in New York.

Ellie Goulding 'won't stop shouting about homelessness'

The singer talks about the small things everyone can do to help homeless people.