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Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of Covid complications.

Colin Powell, the first black US secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 from Covid-19 complications, his family said in a statement.

“He was fully vaccinated. We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” Mr Powell’s family said in a post on his Facebook page.

As a four-star army general, he was chairman of the military’s joint chiefs of staff under President George HW Bush during the 1991 Gulf War in which US-led forces expelled Iraqi troops from neighbouring Kuwait.

Mr Powell, a moderate Republican and a pragmatist, later served as secretary of state under President George W Bush. – Reuters

Minister says 'lifestyle drug users' could be targeted.

Minister says 'lifestyle drug users' could be targeted.

The government has unveiled a £300 million plan to crack down on drug crime in the UK, at the same time that the Commons speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle calls on the Met Police to investigate drug use within Parliament. Policing minister Kit Malthouse h...

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Labour: 'We have moved backwards in tackling drug crime and treatment'.

Labour: 'We have moved backwards in tackling drug crime and treatment'.

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has said 'we have gone backwards' in terms of tackling drug crime and treatment, as the government announced its 10-year drug strategy. Meanwhile, when asked about the alleged Christmas party at Downing Street l...

Arthur Labinjo-Jones: Sentences to be reviewed as vigil remembers six-year-old.

Arthur Labinjo-Jones: Sentences to be reviewed as vigil remembers six-year-old.

THE grandad of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes last night said his killers must never go free — as Boris Johnson was poised to back a sentence review. Peter Halcrow, 61, hit out as a national probe was ordered into blunders over the tragic six-year-old. Ste...

Ric Grenell: California school system is 'unacceptable'.

Ric Grenell: California school system is 'unacceptable'.

Co-chairs of 'Fix California' Ric Grenell and Gloria Romero discuss their efforts to promote school choice through a ballot initiative in the 2022 California primary elections on 'The Next Revolution' #FoxNews #TheNextRevolution Subscribe to Fox N...

US to Host Summit for Democracy Amid Questions About Its Own.

US to Host Summit for Democracy Amid Questions About Its Own.

Gathering will bring together world leaders, civil society, and the private sector to counter authoritarianism, fight corruption and promote respect for human rights Originally published at -