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More than 1,200 people have died after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria early this morning, followed by a second 7.5-magnitude tremor that officials in Ankara say was “not an aftershock”. The US Geological Survey warns that the death toll could reach 10,000. Nurses and ambulance staff are staging the biggest strike in NHS history. Maria Caulfield, a health minister, says the government “just can’t afford inflation-busting pay rises” after union bosses confirmed they’d stop walkouts if nurses were given a further 3% wage boost on top of the 4% increase they’ve been offered. Beyoncé has become the most awarded artist in Grammys history, after her four gongs at last night’s ceremony took her total to 32. But the singer once again missed out on the biggest prize – album of the year – which went to Harry Styles for Harry’s House.