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Junior doctors to stage second 24-hour strike

Junior doctors and their supporters staged a 'masked march' protest in London over pay and conditions at the weekend. Credit: PA

Thousands of junior doctors across England are going on strike after last-ditch talks failed to reach an agreement.

Junior doctors - which refers to all doctors below consultant level - will only provide emergency care from 8am Wednesday morning in the 24-hour walkout.

It is the second day of strike action by the British Medical Association (BMA) in a bitter dispute with the Government over a new contract.


Lords battered by MPs in annual pancake race

The 2016 Parliamentary Pancake Race took place in Victoria Tower Gardens near the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday morning. Credit: PA

Peers from the House of Lords and members of the press have taken a battering from MPs in the annual parliamentary pancake race.

MPs led by skipper Stephen Pound (Labour, Ealing North) completed the race in just six minutes and eight seconds to claim their first victory since 2013.

Teams from both Houses of Parliament, as well as the political media, ran nine laps of the course in Victoria Tower Gardens, in the shadow of the Palace of Westminster, to raise funds for disability charity Rehab's brain injury centres in Birmingham and Newcastle.

Taiwan earthquake: Three arrested over building collapse

Soldiers stand guard in front of 17-storey apartment building collapsed after an earthquake. Credit: Reuters

Three building firm bosses have been arrested and accused of negligence following the deadly collapse of an apartment building in southern Taiwan.

They have been detained on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in death.

Ted Cruz calls to congratulate Donald Trump

Rival Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz has called Donald Trump to congratulate him in his victory in the New Hampshire primary.

Alice Stewart, Mr Cruz's Senior Communications Advisor, tweeted this photograph of the call.


Bernie Sanders tweets his thanks to New Hampshire voters

Democratic US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hastweeted his thanks to the New Hampshire voters.

"When we stand together, we win!" the message reads. "Thank you New Hampshire."

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