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Wednesday
16th January 2019

Around the world

Kenya attack: DusitD2 siege over as attackers killed

The 19-hour siege by gunmen that killed 14 people in Nairobi is over, President Kenyatta says.

Brexit vote: Donald Tusk hints UK should stay in EU

The European Council president sends a cryptic tweet after Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected.

In the UK

Brexit and no-confidence vote: Corbyn targets 'zombie government'

Labour's leader attempts to oust the government and force a general election, after Theresa May's Brexit deal defeat.

Kenya hotel attack: Luke Potter named as Briton killed

British charity worker Luke Potter is among at least 14 people killed during a siege in Nairobi.

Politics

Brexit and no-confidence vote: Corbyn targets 'zombie government'

Labour's leader attempts to oust the government and force a general election, after Theresa May's Brexit deal defeat.

David Cameron: I don't regret calling EU referendum

Former UK prime minister David Cameron says he backs Theresa May's efforts to secure a Brexit deal.

Education

Ofsted pledges new ranking for schools in tough areas

Inspectors to focus on good teaching and a broad curriculum alongside results, says Ofsted.

Rich students save by paying fees up front

About 10% of students pay tuition fees in England without a loan - with claims this helps the wealthiest.

Health

Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved

It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs.

What is the right age to lose your virginity?

More than a third of women and a quarter of men think they got it wrong, research suggests.

Business

Patisserie Valerie says accounting scandal worse than thought

An accounting probe has found thousands of false entries in the firm's ledgers, its owner says.

Goldman boss apologises for 1MDB scandal

The bank's new chief executive David Solomon also distances the bank from the deal.

Science

Cern plans even larger hadron collider for physics search

The Future Circular Collider could be Europe's £20bn successor to the existing Large Hadron Collider.

World's 'loneliest' frog gets a date

Scientists find a Juliet for water frog, Romeo, once thought to be the last of his kind in the world.

Technology

Roku U-turn over streaming Alex Jones's InfoWars

Roku bans Alex Jones after initially defending its decision to stream the conspiracy theorist's channel.

Domino's Pizza app must be accessible to blind people

A blind man had complained that he was unable to change toppings or complete his order online.

Entertainment

UK film age rating rules get stricter for scenes of sexual violence

Film ratings body the BBFC says under-15s will no longer be able to see scenes of sexual violence.

Ghostbusters: Original director's son Jason Reitman to direct new film

He is directing a new film in the series his dad Ivan began in 1984 - but says it won't be a reboot.