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Landlords are to be banned from evicting tenants without justification, but will be more easily able to kick out anti-social renters, under new reforms being introduced to parliament. Meanwhile, Keir Starmer has said a Labour government would allow building on the green belt to help revive “the aspiration of homeowning”. Liz Truss is visiting Taiwan – the most senior British politician to do so since Margaret Thatcher in the 1990s – where she has made a speech urging the West to resist “Chinese global dominance”. Beijing’s London embassy described it as a “dangerous political stunt”. Ear acupuncture can help with losing weight, according to a new Japanese study. During the three-month trial, tiny beads were taped to pressure points on the ear believed to control appetite. The 81 participants lost more than a stone on average.