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All The News You Need to Read This Morning

Read it all here so you don't have to open Twitter.

by VICE Staff
12 January 2018, 10:45am

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The news is part overwhelming and part boring, so here's a quick list of all the stuff we thought was significant today:

The mainstream media outlets which door-stopped Manchester Arena victims' families immediately after the attack are coming under scrutiny.

Five women accuse James Franco of inappropriate behaviour, including removing plastic guards covering genitalia while filming sex scenes. Meanwhile, he won Best Actor at the Critic's Choice Awards.

Donald Trump's not visiting the UK to open the new US embassy, definitely because he's annoyed about the sale of the old embassy and not at all because he's worried about the millions of people who'll protest his trip.

A quarter of UK grads are reportedly getting first class honours.

Millennials watch 'Friends' for the first time. Find it problematic.

Britain will be in the midst of a flu epidemic in a month's time if trends continue.

An 18-year-old woman from Scotland has died from a killer flu strain.

This guy from Newcastle is making artistic sculptures out of Babybel wax.

A woman who'd been in the UK for 50 years, then detained in Yarl's Wood, wins leave to remain.

Trans Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton dies unexpectedly. [UPDATE 14:45, 12/1/18: Rebekah Shelton has not died. This afternoon she posted a video message in which she said the statement about her death, posted on her Twitter account, was fake. "Someone used my Twitter account to write that stupid status about me," she explained.]

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