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PENSION THREAT: Warning for pensioners over government plans to sell off retirement income

Amid fears consumers will lose out, Hargreaves Lansdown has said it won’t facilitate the sale of annuities by pensioners to investors. Prior to April last year, retirees were obliged to use their pension savings to buy the insurance products that pay a set income for the rest of their life. The requirement was scrapped after pensioners all too often ended ...

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Kratom Ban Leads To A Petition With Over 80,000 Signatures

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced its plan to ban kratom – an herb also known as mitragyna speciose. A petition against the Kratom ban has gained over 80,000 signatures with 100,000 needed to get a response from the White House. Kratom has been popular in the US among people self-managing chronic pain and those trying to get clean ...

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Merkel in migrant nightmare as political partners warn of ‘defeat’ over open door policy

The chancellor of Germany has been heavily criticised for her open door policy and her vow to all Syrians they would be welcome in her country. With just one year to go before a federal election the Christian Social Union (CSU) – her key coalition partners – are growing colder towards their partnership. Last week the CSU threatened to pull ...

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Third Irish Olympic Council chief wanted by police in Brazil over the illegal sale of Rio 2016 tickets 

A third Irishman is wanted in connection with the Rio ticket scandal  Police want to arrest the sports director of the Olympic Council of Ireland   Martin Burke could be extradited to Brazil where he could face charges He would join OCI’s chief Patrick Hickey and THG executive Kevin Mallon By Simon Holmes For Mailonline Published: 09:03 EST, 9 September 2016 | Updated: 10:19 ...

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Clashes over opium in Golden Triangle

Clashes have erupted in northern Myanmar between farmers and Christian anti-drug vigilantes attempting to destroy opium poppy fields. The vigilantes had earlier been locked in a stand-off with security forces, who have been monitoring the conflict. Activists from the Baptist church-connected Pat Jasan group said three were injured in an ambush, and farmers were holding about 30 others. Myanmar is ...

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Don't Forget Donald Trump Is Currently Fighting Off Two Multimillion Dollar Lawsuits Over the Super Fake “Trump University” 

Late last year, on December 10, Donald Trump briefly slipped away from the public eye to give a closed-door, pretrial deposition in a class-action lawsuit filed against him in California, Yahoo News reports, relating to the now-defunct Trump University. The lawsuit revolves around the school Trump launched in 2005, promising to turn “anyone into a successful real estate investor,” but ...

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Hillary Clinton wins Nevada caucuses over Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton scored a victory in Nevada’s Democratic caucuses Saturday — holding off an unexpectedly strong challenge from rival Bernie Sanders. The win gives Clinton a much-needed boost against the surging socialist as the race moves to South Carolina next weekend. The former secretary of state sought to further separate herself from Sanders in her victory speech. LIVE MAP: SEE ...

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Zika Worries Mothers In Columbia Over The Future Of Babies Exposed To The Virus

Zika is a worrisome disease for many pregnant women, especially in Brazil, but in Columbia the disease is impacting expectant and new mothers in a different way. The mosquito borne illness has affected the fetuses of expectant mothers in Brazil on an astounding level. Hundreds of babies have been born with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads which will affect the ...

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Egypt author jailed over explicit novel

An Egyptian court has sentenced an author to two years in jail after sexually explicit extracts from his novel were published in state media. The case was filed by a private citizen who complained that the passage caused him distress and heart palpitations. The author, Ahmed Naji, was initially acquitted but prosecutors appealed, leading to this sentence. High-profile Egyptian writers ...

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Water crisis fears in Delhi over unrest

The Indian capital Delhi is on the brink of a severe water crisis after a key supply was cut during protests over jobs in a neighbouring state. Demonstrators from the Jat community damaged equipment in the Munak canal, a major source of water to Delhi. The city has introduced strict water rationing. Some areas could run dry on Sunday, officials ...

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