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Sexist slur inflames Canada village school's dress code row

Sexist slur inflames Canada village school's dress code row

Image copyright Wild Rose School Division Image caption Breton High School in rural Alberta has about 125 students between Grade 7 and 12 A note posted in a Canada village school telling girls to “value the male education and dress conservatively” has sparked a sexism row. The sign in the hallway of a school in […]

Cosby trial: Andrea Constand 'frozen in sex attack'

Cosby trial: Andrea Constand 'frozen in sex attack'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andrea Constand shares her story publicly for the first time during Mr Cosby’s sex assault trial The woman at the centre of Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial testified she was “frozen” after the US comedian drugged and molested her at his home in 2004. Andrea Constand, 44, shared her account […]

Uber fires more than 20 staff after harassment investigation

Uber fires more than 20 staff after harassment investigation

Image copyright David Ramos/Getty Uber has reportedly fired more than 20 people after a company investigation of sexual harassment claims. The taxi-app firm has been under fire over its treatment of women in the workplace since earlier this year, when a former employee wrote a scathing blog post about her experience. The post prompted two […]

'Pilot error' blamed for wrong South Dakota airport landing

'Pilot error' blamed for wrong South Dakota airport landing

Image copyright NTSB Image caption The flight landed about six miles prematurely Federal investigators are blaming pilot error for causing a Delta Air Lines flight carrying 129 people to land at the wrong airport in South Dakota. The flight from Minneapolis landed at the Ellsworth Air Force Base, about six miles (10km) from Rapid City. […]

Omran Daqneesh, Aleppo's bloodied boy, shown in new images

Omran Daqneesh, Aleppo's bloodied boy, shown in new images

Image copyright @khalediskef Image caption Journalist Khaled Iskef took a selfie with Omran Daqneesh (2nd left) and his family New pictures have emerged of Omran Daqneesh, the young Syrian boy who became a symbol of civilian suffering in the city of Aleppo last year. A bloodied Omran was filmed after what activists said was an […]

Clooneys welcome twins Ella and Alexander

Clooneys welcome twins Ella and Alexander

Image copyright Getty Images George and Amal Clooney have welcomed their twins – a girl and a boy called Ella and Alexander. They were born on Tuesday morning, according to the actor’s publicist Stan Rosenfield. He said both are “happy, healthy and doing fine,” before joking: “George is sedated and should recover in a few […]

Overseas French back Macron movement in first round of voting

Overseas French back Macron movement in first round of voting

Image copyright AFP Image caption Of the 1.3 million eligible expatriate voters, 19.1% cast early votes in the first round of legislative elections which takes place in France this Sunday France’s overseas voters have overwhelmingly backed candidates for the nascent party of its new President Emmanuel Macron. Candidates for La République en Marche came first […]

'Gunshots' at Paris's Notre Dame

'Gunshots' at Paris's Notre Dame

Police respond to alert at Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral amid reports of gunshots and panic This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the […]

Chinese Moutai University to offer liquor degree

Chinese Moutai University to offer liquor degree

Image copyright Javier Petrucci Image caption A bottle of the fiery Chinese liquor can cost around £128 The world’s most valuable alcoholic beverage company is setting up a university to allow hundreds of students to study the science of liquor. The Chinese state-run Kweichow Moutai company is to open Moutai University in the city of […]

Calls to halt Trump's UK visit rejected

Calls to halt Trump's UK visit rejected

Image copyright PA Image caption This is not the first time Donald Trump and Sadiq Khan have argued in public Boris Johnson has rejected calls to cancel Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK after the US president’s Twitter attack on London’s mayor. Mr Trump criticised Sadiq Khan in the wake of the London Bridge […]