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Horoscope Today: Astrological prediction for December 6, what’s in store for Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius and other zodiac signs

Are the stars lined up in your favour? Find out the astrological prediction for Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius and other zodiac signs for December 6. WT24 Desk The positions of the sun, moon and planets determine our daily horoscope. Each sign has its own characteristics and traits which tell us a lot about a person’s personality. Now wouldn’t it be helpful ...

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From Johnson’s lies to Corbyn’s promises – this election is about trust

Labour needs to start tying Johnson’s untrustworthiness to Brexit. And stop promising new things Gary Younge The appeal of any presidential candidate, said Richard Nixon’s speechwriter, Raymond Price, is based on a “gut reaction, unarticulated, non-analytical, a product of the particular chemistry between the voter and the image of the candidate … [It’s] not what’s there that counts, it’s what’s projected.” That ...

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Denial, obfuscation, apathy: why it’s so hard to get Islamophobia on the political agenda

I’ve been trying to hold Boris Johnson’s Tories accountable for their anti-Muslim members. Here’s what I’ve learned Miqdaad Versi Islamophobia is apparently a “natural reaction” to Islam, with the faith being “the most viciously sectarian of all religions in its heartlessness towards unbelievers”. So wrote Boris Johnson in the Spectator in 2005. It’s far from the only item on the charge ...

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Channel 4 apologises over subtitle error on viral Boris Johnson clip

Tory anger after tweet claims PM said ‘people of colour’ instead of ‘people of talent’ WT24 Desk Channel 4 News has apologised after a subtitling error wrongly claimed Boris Johnson had discussed whether “people of colour” should be allowed into the UK, prompting the Conservatives to accuse staff at the channel of being campaigners rather than journalists, The Guardian reports. In a ...

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Cutting air pollution ‘can prevent deaths within weeks’

Asthma and heart attacks fall rapidly and babies born healthier, review finds WT24 Desk Cutting air pollution can prevent deaths within weeks, according to scientists. They found the health benefits of clean air were “almost immediate and substantial” and stretched into the long term, saving billions of dollars, The Guardian reports. The review examined the evidence for the reduction of ...

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City attempting Christmas tree world record in Michigan

WT24 Desk A Michigan city is tallying up decorated conifers in a bid to break the Guinness World Record for largest display of illuminate Christmas trees, UPI reports. The record attempt, masterminded by former Adrian Mayor Jim Berryman, will be official at 7:30 p.m. Friday, when the trees will be illuminated with a ceremony in Comstock Park. Berryman said the town needs to more ...

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Trade hopes lift Asia markets but investors eye deadline

WT24 Desk HONG KONG – Optimism over the China-US trade talks kept Asian markets buoyant on Friday, with investors betting the two will eventually sign a partial deal, though they remain nervous as next week’s deadline for fresh tariffs draws closer, AFP reports. Sentiment across trading floors has ebbed and flowed through the week asobservers try to gauge the state ...

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TV umpire to call no-balls in India-Windies series

WT24 Desk Cricket is to trial using a TV umpire instead of the on-field official to call no-balls in the series between India and West Indies, following a rash of mistakes, AFP reports. The Twenty20 and one-day games, starting with the first T20 in Hyderabad on Friday, “will be contested trialing technology to call front foot no balls”, the International ...

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Cinematographer Mahfuzur Rahman dies at 70

WT24 Desk Celebrated cinematographer Mahfuzur Rahman Khan died at a city hospital of Dhaka early Friday, Agencies report. He was 70. Mahfuzur Rahman breathed his last at the United Hospital around 12:26am, said organising secretary of Bangladesh Film Directors Association Kabirul Islam Rana. Mahfuzur, the nine-time National Film Award winner, fell sick on 25 November and was admitted to Green ...

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