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MPs pass amendment seeking to thwart no-deal Brexit prorogation

Amendment is passed by 41 votes in potentially crucial Commons decision WT24 Desk MPs have easily passed a backbench amendment which seeks to block any attempt by a future government to prorogue parliament to ensure a no-deal Brexit, in what is likely to be seen as a pre-emptive strike against Boris Johnson’s authority, The Guardian reports. The amendment, tabled by a ...

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Footage of Trump and Epstein together at a party in 1992 emerges

Video from the NBC archive shows Trump making friendly conversation with Epstein and pointing out womenWT24 Desk Footage of a friendly exchange between Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein at a party has surfaced after the president tried to distance himself from the wealthy financier who was arrested earlier this month over the alleged sex trafficking of minors,The Guardian reports. The video was released on Wednesday ...

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Over 820 mln people hungry in 2018

World hunger is on the rise in absolute number, says UN report WT24 Desk World hunger is on the rise in absolute number and more than 820 million people were hungry in 2018, a UN report said Monday, Agencies report. After decades of steady decline, the trend in world hunger, as measured by the prevalence of undernourishment, reverted in 2015, ...

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India, Russia have a plan to skirt US sanctions on defence deals: Report

India and Russia have agreed on a new payment method for multi-billion-dollar defense deals. The arrangement would enable India to pay the first installment soon for two warships that Russia is building for its navy. WT24 Desk India and Russia have agreed on a new payment method through their national currencies for multi-billion-dollar defense deals, in a bid to avoid ...

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Extinction Rebellion protests block traffic in five UK cities

Group brings boats with slogan ‘Act Now’ to London, Cardiff, Leeds, Bristol and Glasgow WT24 Desk Extinction Rebellion has carried out protests in five UK cities, marking the start of what it describes as a “summer uprising”, The Guardian reports. The environmental activist group is calling for greater government action against the climate emergency. Monday’s demonstrations – targeting London, Cardiff, ...

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Impending immigration raids across US spark anxiety and protests

Raids expected to target 2,000 migrants in nearly a dozen citiesVigils held from Los Angeles to Berlin WT24 Desk Immigration raids conducted by the Trump administration are expected in major US cities on Sunday, a prospect that has sparked vigils, protests, condemnation and fear, The Guardian reports. The raids are expected to target roughly 2,000 migrants in the US illegally ...

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Protesters and police clash in Hong Kong after peaceful march

Police use pepper spray and truncheons after protest about cross-border tradersWT24 Desk Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday after thousands took part in a peaceful march in an out-of-town district in Hong Kong, The Guardian reports. After the end of the Reclaim Sheung Shui protest against parallel traders who snap up goods such as foreign-made ...

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UK to send a second warship to the Gulf amid crisis with Iran

MoD says destroyer will be deployed within days to protect British commercial oil tankers WT24 Desk The UK is stepping up its military presence in the Gulf by sending a second warship to the region to protect British commercial oil tankers, the Ministry of Defence has said, The Guardian reports. The HMS Duncan, a Type 45 destroyer, will be deployed ...

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Mali crisis worsens as hundreds of thousands flee militia attacks

More than 200,000 people have been displaced since start of 2019 and about 600 killed WT24 Desk Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing their homes in Mali, where deadly attacks on villages are destabilising an already critical situation in the country’s centre, The Guardian reports. More than 200,000 people have fled since the start of the year, almost six times ...

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