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Hand saws, chain saws, even lasers: Magic’s famous trick celebrates 100 years

File photo dated 2/6/2015 of Magician Jamie Allan and his assistants Amy Berry (centre) and Natalia Villalowga-Stanton performing a laser sawing illusion. Magicians will celebrate a century of sawing people in half with an online event looking at the history of the trick. This weekend will mark 100 years since PT Selbit completed the trick at the Finsbury Park Empire - it has been a mainstay of the magic scene ever since.




A hundred years ago, an enthralled audience gasped as magician PT Selbit sawed through a wooden crate while a woman was lying inside.



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Second variant from Brazil ‘likely’ already in the UK, SAGE scientist says

A second coronavirus mutation from Brazil is now thought to be in the UK




The second of two new coronavirus variants from Brazil is likely to already be in the UK despite the government imposing a travel ban, a leading epidemiologist has warned.



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Duke of Cambridge: Trauma makes the world seem a ‘darker, blacker place’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Scottish Ambulance Service response centre in Newbridge, Edinburgh, on the second day of a three-day tour across the country.




The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his concern about the pressure faced by emergency workers during the coronavirus pandemic, saying his work as an air ambulance pilot showed him that being surrounded by trauma and sadness can make you see the world as a “darker, blacker place”.



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More Republicans are braving Trump’s wrath in the hope of saving their party

Laurie Arbeiter protests against U.S President Donald Trump near the U.S. Capitol building, as the House of Representatives debates impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump a week after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Brandon Bell




Bravery takes many shapes and forms but increasingly it is emerging that crossing Donald Trump and calling out his behaviour takes guts.



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WHO scientists arrive in Wuhan to begin investigating origins of pandemic

Local officials at Wuhan Airport wait in protective suits for WHO officials to arrive




World Health Organisation experts have arrived in Wuhan to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese state media has confirmed.



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PM acknowledges ‘teething problems’ with new GB-NI trade rules

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament, London




The prime minister has acknowledged there are “teething problems” with trade between Britain and Northern Ireland in the wake of the Brexit transition period coming to an end.



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‘The state failed you’: Irish PM apologises over mother and baby homes scandal

The entrance to what is believed to be the site of a mass grave in Tuam.




The Irish prime minister has issued an apology following a report into the deaths of 9,000 children in institutions for unmarried mothers and their babies.



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NHS may move patients into hotels – as Hancock says end of restrictions ‘impossible to know’

Members of the public cycles passed a coronavirus related advert on a bus stop in Glasgow , where strict lockdown measures for mainland Scotland are in force.




The NHS is considering plans to discharge patients into hotels as hospitals become swamped with COVID patients, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed – as he said it was “impossible to know” how long lockdown restrictions might last.



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‘You need nerves of steel’: Prosecutor in Mafia ‘maxi-trial’ says he won’t be intimidated

Nicola Gratteri




An Italian prosecutor, who has been called “dead man walking” by members of the Mafia, has told Sky News he will not be intimidated at the start of the biggest trial against the criminal syndicate in decades.



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Trump dismisses ‘impeachment hoax’ and says 25th Amendment is ‘zero risk’ to him

Trump dismisses 'impeachment hoax' and says 25th Amendment is 'zero risk' to him




Donald Trump has dismissed moves by the Democrats to impeach him for a second time as a “hoax” and part of the “greatest and most vicious witch-hunt” in US history.



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Investigators warn that hundreds of people are expected to be charged over deadly Capitol riots

Steven D'Antuono, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington field office, left, and Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, participate in a news conference at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 12, 2021. The acting attorney for Washington and FBI provided an update on criminal charges related to the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol. Sarah Silbiger/Pool via REUTERS




More than 170 individuals are being investigated over their involvement in last week’s riot at the US Capitol – and 70 have been charged.



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China attacks PM after he suggests COVID-19 could have spread from people grinding pangolin scales

China attacks PM after he suggests COVID-19 could have spread from people grinding pangolin scales




China has accused Boris Johnson of engaging in “groundless conjecture” after he suggested that coronavirus could have spread from people grinding up the scales of pangolins.



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