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UK bans nationals from entering or remaining in war-torn Syria

The U.K. government has announced plans to ban British nationals from entering or remaining in parts of war-torn Syria, utilizing powers granted by a controversial new counterterrorism law. Interested in United Kingdom? Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who oversees domestic security policy, cited the recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka and New Zealand, as well as […]

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UK’s top-rated Jeremy Kyle Show canceled after guest suicide

One of British daytime TV’s most popular shows, The Jeremy Kyle Show, has been cancelled by channel ITV following the suicide of a guest who appeared on an episode filmed recently. The show is a tabloid-style talk show, similar to the Jerry Springer Show, where host Kyle moderates — often in an aggressive and confrontational […]

Sport

Roger Bannister dies, the 'lone wolf miler'

Bannister was the first sub-four-minute miler in history. Roger Bannister has died, aged 88, but will live forever in the annals of athletics history as the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. A statement from his family on Sunday said: “Sir Roger Bannister died peacefully in Oxford on 3 March, aged […]

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Russia-UK tensions risk escalating over ex-spy's poisoning

Russia has missed Britain’s deadline for answers on the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has asked for answers as to why a Soviet-era nerve agent was used to poison former Russian spy Skripal and his daughter. The Kremlin says it will not respond without samples […]

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Thousands 'stand up to racism' and the far right in London

Protesters blame the rise of the far right and capitalism for the racism seen across Europe. London, England – Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures in London to unite against the “evil of racism” and the growth of far-right movements. Protesters gathered near Oxford Circus on Saturday for the Stand Up To Racism march to oppose […]

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Whistle-blower: Brexit vote part of Facebook data scandal

Christopher Wylie, speaking to a UK government committee, claims that Cambridge Analytica also manipulated the Brexit vote, as well as elections in Nigeria and Trinidad. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is to testify before Congress over his social network’s role in the harvesting millions of users’ data without their knowledge. Zuckerberg turned down a similar request […]

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Thousands 'stand up to racism' and the far right in London

Protesters blame the rise of the far right and capitalism for the racism seen across Europe. London, England – Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures in London to unite against the “evil of racism” and the growth of far-right movements. Protesters gathered near Oxford Circus on Saturday for the Stand Up To Racism march to oppose […]

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Top UK sports stars accused of doping

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and fellow Olympic champion Mo Farah are the biggest names accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs, using a medical loophole. Top UK sports stars have been accused of “cheating the system” after British MPs published a new report on doping. Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and fellow […]

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UK politicians brand Saudi aid deal a 'national disgrace'

Kate Osamor, the shadow international development secretary, denounces $140 million humanitarian deal with Riyadh. Politicians from the UK’s main opposition party have denounced a $140 million humanitarian deal with Saudi Arabia, saying it “made a mockery” of Britain’s reputation as a global leader in delivering humanitarian aid. Kate Osamor, the shadow international development secretary, denounced an […]

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UK investigates Facebook over Cambridge Analytica data breach

Facebook has lost over $60bn in market value over the past two days, following revelations that personal data of millions of users was obtained by a data analytics firm. Politicians in Britain and the US are pushing for Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to appear before them to answer questions about the scandal involving the […]