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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote

General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote

Image copyright Raluca Enescu Three million citizens of other European Union countries live in the UK. Many never sought British citizenship because they never imagined Brexit would happen. Now that it is happening, how do they feel about a general election dominated by Brexit, in which they cannot vote? ‘I desperately wish I could vote’ […]

Mosul battle: ‘Dozens of civilians killed’ fleeing IS-held district

Mosul battle: ‘Dozens of civilians killed’ fleeing IS-held district

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Civilians have been seen fleeing western Mosul, some carrying injured children Dozens of civilians have been killed in Mosul while fleeing a district held by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Iraqi city, reports say. A Reuters TV crew found the bodies of men, women and children laying in a […]

Elation and despair

Elation and despair

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rival claims to East Jerusalem remains one of the most burning issues From a monastery rooftop just outside Jerusalem’s ancient walls there is a spectacular view of the Dome of the Rock, rising in gold above the Old City. The author Meir Shalev was brought to this spot as […]

‘Fatalities’ after central London vehicle and stabbing incidents

‘Fatalities’ after central London vehicle and stabbing incidents

Image copyright PA Image caption People running down Borough High Street on the south side of London Bridge More than one person has died after an incident involving a vehicle and stabbings in the London Bridge area of the capital, police have said. Armed police responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on the […]

UK PM May defends tax plans

UK PM May defends tax plans

Media captionTheresa May: “Our position on income tax hasn’t changed” Theresa May has insisted Tory tax plans have not changed after a senior cabinet minister signalled there would be no income tax increase for higher earners. The prime minister said it was her party’s “firm intention to reduce taxes on ordinary working families”. But Sir […]

Resorts World Manila: Police release CCTV footage of gunman

Police in the Philippines have released surveillance footage of the gunman who set fire to Resorts World Manila casino on Friday leaving 36 people dead. The Islamic State militant group said they carried out the attack – but police say the incident appears to have been a botched robbery. Resorts World Manila: Police release CCTV […]

Champions Trophy 2017: India v Pakistan – the biggest match in sport?

Champions Trophy 2017: India v Pakistan – the biggest match in sport?

Pakistan captain Sarfaz Ahmed (left) and Indian counterpart Virat Kholi face a big occasion on Sunday “It’s not just a game of cricket, it’s a lot more than that.” Those are the words of former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal before arguably the biggest match in sport this year. On Sunday, Edgbaston will host India v […]

Malaysia gay ‘prevention’ competition seeks videos

Malaysia gay ‘prevention’ competition seeks videos

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Homosexual activity is illegal in Malaysia under both secular and religious laws The Malaysian government has defended its decision to encourage young people to make videos about “preventing” homosexuality. A competition launched on the health ministry’s website offers up to $1,000 (£780) for the best videos tackling “gender confusion”. […]

Jack O’Neill, surf wetsuit pioneer, dies aged 94

Jack O’Neill, surf wetsuit pioneer, dies aged 94

Image copyright O’Neill Image caption Jack O’Neill wore an eye patch after a 1970s accident with a surf leash Jack O’Neill, the pioneering US surfer and designer, has died aged 94. He passed away peacefully at his seaside home in Santa Cruz, California, with his family by his side, O’Neill’s friends told KSBW news. He […]

Comedian Bill Maher apologises for racial slur on live TV

Comedian Bill Maher apologises for racial slur on live TV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “I regret the word I used… and am very sorry,” Maher said the following day Comedian Bill Maher has apologised for using a racial slur on live television. The host of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO used a derogatory term for African-Americans while interviewing Nebraska Senator Ben […]