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Jared O'Mara: Labour MP resigns from equalities committee after series of sexist comments revealed

Labour MP Jared O’Mara has resigned from the Women and Equalities Select Committee after a series of sexist and homophobic comments  he made in the past resurfaced online. The Sheffield Hallam MP made a series of remarks on online forums when he was in his early twenties saying he would like to have an orgy with four members of Girls ...

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Brexit: Theresa May urged to guarantee rights of EU nationals to break deadlocked talks

Campaigners have urged Theresa May to enshrine the rights of millions of EU nationals in a new treaty amid growing concern over the Government’s plans for Europeans residing in the UK after Brexit. The issue of citizens rights – both in the UK and Europe – has proved to be a major stumbling block in the Brexit talks as both sides ...

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Conservative Party receives warning from Information commissioner over secretive election campaign call centre

The Conservative Party has received a “warning” from the Information Commissioner over its use of a controversial “secretive” call centre during their election campaign. More follows… Reuse content Click here to Read from the source

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Simple reading test predicts chance of developing Alzheimer's disease, say scientists

Scientists have devised a simple test that could detect whether someone is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.  Researchers found that a delay in processing the written word suggested patients with mild memory problems were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s.  Using a device that measures brain activity, a team at the University of Birmingham were able to measure how quickly an ...

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Have Everton acted too quickly in showing Ronald Koeman the door?

For someone as fiercely ambitious as Ronald Koeman, this would have hurt. In football circles it is no secret that Koeman has eyes for the top jobs in world football and has made every effort to make those wishes known to the relevant clubs. Barcelona, where he won the European Cup as a player, is the most obvious example. To ...

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Fifa president Gianni Infantino wants VAR technology at 2018 World Cup

Fifa president Gianni Infantino wants VAR technology at next summer’s World Cup in Russia and hopes to sanction such a move in the spring.  The world football chief told Marca that trials have proven the need for video assistance for match officials, and that he feared a major tournament being decided by a refereeing error.  “We need it,” he said ...

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Brazilian police accidentally shoot Spanish tourist dead in Rio favela

Brazilian police accidentally shot dead a Spanish tourist in a Rio de Janeiro favela after the car she was in failed to stop at a police roadblock. The woman has been named by local media as 67-year-old Maria Esperanza Ruiz Jimenez. She is reported to have been travelling with two other Spaniards, an Italian and a guide. Police said in ...

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Low-income Northern Irish women seeking NHS abortions to receive government travel grants

Deprived women from Northern Ireland seeking an abortion in England will be offered help with their travel costs under new Government plans to allow them free access to terminations.  Women and Equalities minister Justine Greening said Northern Irish women would be able to apply for ‘hardship’ grants to travel to England where they will be eligible for free, fully funded ...

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Catalonia says it will ignore orders from Spanish government when it imposes direct rule

Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region in a dispute that is raising fears of unrest among Spain’s European allies. The Spanish government has invoked special constitutional powers to fire the regional government and force elections to counter an independence drive. A vote in ...

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North Korea's letter attempts to drive a wedge between the United States and its Asian partners

The latest round of North Korean public diplomacy, an “open letter” attacking Donald Trump, comes at a time when major political events have taken place in China and Japan, and on the eve of a high-profile visit to Asia from the US President. As a result, two big stories, one a long-term process of great power competition in Asia, the ...

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