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Christine Hamilton axed from charity over burka tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Christine Hamilton with her husband, UKIP politician Neil Christine Hamilton has been removed as a charity ambassador after comparing burkas to the hoods of the Ku Klux Klan. The broadcaster and wife of UKIP Welsh Assembly member Neil Hamilton sparked outrage on Twitter with ...

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Iranian female photographer defies football match restrictions

Image copyright Abolfazl Amanollah Image caption Images of Parisa Pourtaherian covering a football game from afar have been widely shared An Iranian photographer has caught the world’s attention after she defied restrictions that prevent women from covering men’s sporting events. Parisa Pourtaherian, 26, was unable to enter the Vatani Stadium ...

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Gridlock Sam: Lots of action at the Stadium this week

Busy week at The Stadium in the Bronx with eight straight games including a one-game subway series makeup with the Mets. The Rangers finish their series at 1 p.m. today. Next the not-so-Amazin’s fly in from Miami to confront their cross-borough rival at 7 p.m. Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday it’s ...

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Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Image copyright Getty Images Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at his home in London aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, was known for works including A Bend in the River and his ...

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Romania protests: Thousands hold new rally after clashes

Image copyright EPA Image caption Many demonstrators are calling for the government to resign Thousands of people are taking part in an anti-government rally in Romania’s capital Bucharest, a day after more than 400 people were injured. So far the demonstration near the government offices has been peaceful. On Friday, ...

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Inquiry call in Robert Gordon University ‘cronyism’ row

Image copyright RGU Image caption The new principal is to be Prof John Harper A union has called on the Scottish Funding Council to investigate the appointment of Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) new principal. Prof John Harper was chosen to lead the Aberdeen university after the departure of Prof Ferdinand ...

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