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Bathing in Baku: How to hammam like a local

Editor’s Note — Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) — A place for cleansing and contemplation, for relaxation and conversation. Azerbaijan‘s old hammam culture may have waned in recent […]

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Demands for rape victims' mobile phone data hampering investigations, police say as prosecutions plummet

Rape prosecutions have plummeted by almost a quarter in a year as police admit vast quantities of mobile phone data are slowing down investigations and causing victims to drop out. New figures released by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) show a 23 per cent year-on-year drop in the number of rape suspects prosecuted in 2017-18, […]

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Rape charges down by 23% in year despite rise in police reports

The number of people being charged with rape has fallen by almost a quarter, despite a rise in attacks being reported to police. New figures released by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) show a 23 per cent drop in the number of rape suspects prosecuted in 2017-18 from the year before. But in the same […]

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NHS trust's letter of apology after a patient died from drinking cleaning fluid criticised by senior coroner

The chief nurse at the NHS trust responsible for the hospital where a pensioner died after drinking Flash floor cleaner has apologised after a coroner’s strident criticism of its “serious failings”. Joan Blaber died six days after drinking the fluid at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton last year. The 85-year-old, from Lewes, East Sussex, […]

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Immigration myths that fuelled Brexit blown apart by major government-commissioned report

Key myths on the negative impacts of EU immigration have been blown apart by a major report commissioned by the government. The document found EU citizens have little impact on UK workers’ wages, pay more in taxes, have no adverse impact on young Britons’ schooling, are not linked to increasing crime and contribute “much more” […]

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Yom Kippur 2018: What you need to know about the holiest day of the Jewish year

The Jewish festival of Yom Kippur is perceived as the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Taking place just over a week after the Jewish New Year, the festival is commemorated with a day-long fast. The aim of the fast is to encourage Jewish people to reflect on their past year, repent for any wrongdoings and wish for […]

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EU migrant workers contribute £2,300 more per year to UK than average British citizen, study reveals

Taxes will have to rise if Brexit brings strict curbs on EU workers because they pay far more to the public purse than British-born residents, a study warns today. Migrants from the EU contribute £2,300 more to the exchequer each year in net terms than the average adult, the analysis for the government has found. […]

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