Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 13 Jan 2018

UN and the Vatican join Trump condemnation

Donald Trump is under fire for his description of African and other nations as “shitholes”. The UN said it was impossible to describe his remarks as anything other than racist, while the Vatican said the US president’s words were “particularly harsh and offensive”. Meanwhile, his lawyer has denied claims that the president had an affair with a porn star 12 years ago.

Stocks of flu vaccine running low as UK panics

Chemists are running low on supplies of the flu vaccine, reports the Daily Telegraph. As panic grows of an epidemic if the virus continues to spread at its current rate, the paper contacted pharmacies across the Midlands, East of England, the South and South West. It discovered that all 10 branches had no jabs left. Meanwhile, a hospital in Calais is offering to treat British patients denied NHS operations as a result of the winter crisis.

Bombing of Syrian province ‘worse than Aleppo’

Bombing in the Syrian province of Idlib has become “worse than Aleppo”, says a humanitarian worker. The shelling is so intense that families have drawn diagrams for neighbours of where rescuers might find them if their homes are destroyed. Some 100,000 civilians have fled the rebel stronghold in a matter of weeks. The Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented the death of 120 civilians.

Liam Neeson describes ‘Me Too’ as a ‘witch hunt’

Liam Neeson has described sexual misconduct allegations in the entertainment industry as “a bit of a witch-hunt”. Speaking on The Late Late …read more

Source:: The Week – All news

      

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