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Author Philip Roth dies aged 85

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Philip Roth wrote more than 30 books One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist’s work drew its inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American ideals. His works included ...

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Teenage terror suspect tells court of ‘ninja’ jibes

Image copyright Julia Quenzler A teenage girl accused of plotting an attack on the British Museum in London said she was drawn to Syria after facing discrimination in the UK, a court has heard. Giving evidence to the Old Bailey, Safaa Boular, 18, said people called her names like “ninja, ...

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Manchester attack: Anniversary to be marked in city

Image copyright Various Image caption Twenty-two people were killed in the blast on 22 May 2017 Ariana Grande has tweeted “thinking of you all” ahead of a day of remembrance to mark the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack. Twenty-two people were killed and hundreds injured when a bomb ...

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Why Spanish speakers in US are getting into trouble

Image copyright Ana Suda Two high-profile incidents of Spanish speakers being challenged for not using English have raised familiar arguments over language and immigration in America. Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez were queuing inside a petrol station in rural Montana when the Border Patrol agent demanded to see their identification. ...

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Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

WONSAN, North Korea — A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country’s nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate. Pyongyang is allowing the limited access to the ...

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Ken Livingstone to quit Labour amid anti-Semitism row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKen Livingstone: “It’s better for Labour if I resign” Ken Livingstone has said he is resigning from the Labour Party. The ex-London mayor has been suspended since 2016 in a row over allegations of anti-Semitism following comments he made about Hitler and ...

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US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS vows ‘unprecedented pressure on Iran’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran. In a speech in Washington, America’s top diplomat said Iran would be “battling to keep its economy alive” ...

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