Iran: New US sanctions target supreme leader

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump has said he is imposing hard-hitting new sanctions on Iran, including on the office of the country’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Mr Trump said the additional sanctions were in response to the shooting down of a US drone and “many other things”. He added that they would “continue […]

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Tube pusher Paul Crossley jailed for life

Image copyright British Transport Police Image caption Paul Crossley carried out two attacks in “terrifying circumstances”, a judge said A man who pushed a former Eurotunnel boss on to Tube tracks in central London has been jailed for life. Paul Crossley shoved 91-year-old Sir Robert Malpas at Marble Arch in April 2018, after earlier trying […]

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Eurostar defends alcohol limits on trains

Image copyright Getty Images Eurostar has defended limiting the amount of alcohol passengers can carry on its trains as necessary to “maintain a pleasant environment”. The train operator explained its position after customers complained on social media about changes to the policy. It allows one bottle of wine or four cans of beer and no […]

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What is a vote of no confidence?

Image copyright Getty Images The Conservative leadership contenders have been warned that around a dozen Tory MPs might support a vote of no confidence in the government to prevent a no-deal Brexit. Boris Johnson – the frontrunner ahead of Jeremy Hunt – says the UK must leave the EU by 31 October, come what may. […]

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MPs debate call for ban on non-recyclable packaging

Image copyright Christopher Furlong/Getty Images MPs are debating a petition urging the government to ban the use of all non-recyclable and unsustainable food packaging. It comes after the petition received 247,048 signatures from the public in just six months. Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge and a member of The Petitions Committee, will open the debate. […]

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Ethiopia Amhara ‘coup ringleader killed’

Image copyright YOUTUBE/ALEM GENA TUBE Image caption The renegade general was released from prison last year The suspected ringleader of Saturday’s failed coup attempt in Ethiopia’s Amhara region has been shot dead, police say. Brig-Gen Asaminew Tsige was killed as he attempted to escape from his hideout in Amhara’s capital, police added. Ethiopia’s army chief […]

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Missing YouTuber Etika’s belongings found

Image copyright Etika/YouTube The belongings of a gaming YouTuber who has been missing for five days have been found on Manhattan Bridge in New York. Desmond Amofah, known as Etika, had uploaded an eight-minute video in which he talked about suicidal thoughts. Etika was known for playing and discussing Nintendo games on YouTube and streaming […]

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Is it OK to tell someone to ‘man up’?

Image copyright Getty Images According to the Oxford English Dictionary, to “man up” is to “demonstrate toughness or courage when faced with a difficult situation“. By linking those admirable qualities with men, the phrase is viewed by some as sexist. So when Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt used it to try to get rival Boris Johnson […]

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