Brexit: Bill approved after May sees off rebellion

Media captionLiam Fox tells Laura Kuenssberg rebels have not changed Brexit stance The government’s Brexit bill has passed through Parliament after Theresa May saw off a revolt by Tory MPs. Peers accepted the amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill sent to them from the House of Commons, meaning the bill now goes for Royal Assent, […]

Girl on Fire: Kenya schoolgirl’s Alicia Keys cover becomes viral hit

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UK’s Lord Sugar apologises for Senegal tweet

Lord Sugar has now deleted the tweet he posted on Wednesday Lord Sugar has been criticised for an “unhelpful and ignorant” tweet comparing Senegal’s World Cup team to sellers on the “beach in Marbella”. A picture of the team was posted next to pictures of sunglasses and handbags. Lord Sugar, 71, later deleted the post […]

Inside South Sudan’s civil war

Five years of civil war in the world’s youngest nation has left almost two-thirds of the population in need of food aid. Hopes have been raised for peace in South Sudan after the meeting on Wednesday between the country’s President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar, the first between the bitter rivals for […]

Trump backs down on migrant family separations policy

Media captionDonald Trump: “You’re going to have a lot of very happy people” US President Donald Trump has bowed to public pressure and signed an executive order promising to “keep families together” in migrant detentions. Mr Trump reversed his own policy amid international fury over the separation of undocumented parents and children. He said he […]

XXXTentacion: Controversy rages after rapper’s shooting death

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Before his death the 20-year-old found fame online, racking up hundreds of millions of streams The killing of US rapper XXXTentacion has set social media ablaze: vicious arguments have broken out about how to memorialise such a problematic figure, as fans pore over conspiracy theories about the perpetrator and even […]

New Jersey school sued over bullied girl’s suicide

Image copyright Mallory’s Army/Facebook Image caption Mallory had faced months of cyber-bullying from her classmates The parents of a 12-year-old girl who took her own life are suing the school district in the US state of New Jersey, saying it failed to prevent bullying. Dianne and Seth Grossman say the school ignored repeated complaints that […]

Former WWE wrestler star Vader dies at 63

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Leon White pictured with his son Jesse in 2004; Jesse also became wrestler under the name Jake Carter Former US professional wrestling superstar Leon White – better known as Vader by his fans – has died aged 63. His son tweeted: “Around a month ago my father was diagnosed […]

Canadians can buy recreational cannabis from October

Image copyright Reuters Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that recreational use of cannabis will be legalised on 17 October, later than initially expected. Parliament passed a law legalising recreational marijuana on Tuesday but it still needs to be implemented. The law was expected to go into effect on 1 July, but the bill […]

Hungary passes ‘Stop Soros’ law banning help for migrants

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hungary erected fences after the big migrant influx in 2015 and few asylum seekers have been accepted The Hungarian parliament has passed new legislation that criminalises lawyers and activists who help asylum seekers. Anyone “facilitating illegal immigration” will face a year in jail. Viktor Orban’s government has dubbed the […]

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