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Women’s March: What’s changed one year on?

Image caption Hanna, 26 (second from left), says her work have taken positive action to improve the conversation around sexual harassment over the last year “Time’s up, time’s up” was the message continuously chanted by thousands of protesters gathered in London to support a rally highlighting women’s rights. It came ...

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Syria: Turkish ground troops enter Afrin enclave

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish tanks rolled across the border into Syria on Sunday morning Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey’s PM says. Binali Yildirim said the aim was to establish a 30km ...

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Newspaper headlines: ‘Cash for Brexit’ sting and Labour hit lit

Image copyright Empics Image caption The Mail on Sunday reports claims by Channel 4’s Dispatches programme that three ex-ministers were secretly filmed discussing the possibility of being paid for telling Chinese tycoons how to make money out of Brexit. Ex-chief whip Andrew Mitchell has strenuously denied any wrongdoing, saying he ...

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US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMajority Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell accuses the Democrats of “irresponsible political games” Recriminations have begun over the failure of the US Senate to pass a new budget and prevent the shutdown of many federal services. A bill to fund the federal ...

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Serial stowaway busted for sneaking past airport security

A fraudulent frequent flyer was arrested again last week after she sneaked past security at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and illegally boarded a London-bound plane. Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman, 66, who has a history of flying without a passport or boarding pass, made it overseas before authorities ...

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‘Ice Maiden’ team celebrates Antarctica ski record

Image copyright British Army Image caption The team took 62 days to complete the challenge Six women from the British Army have become the largest all-female group to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica. The Ice Maiden team began the 1,000-mile expedition on 20 November – each pulling an 80kg sledge behind ...

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Syria: Turkey war planes ‘launch strikes on Afrin’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish war planes hit Kurdish positions on the Syrian side of the border on Saturday Turkey’s military says its war planes have launched air strikes on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, in a move likely to cause tensions with the US. It is seeking to ...

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Rape trial collapse and Worboys fury

Image caption Juries could be deterred from convicting people in future sexual assault trials as recent prosecution failings have undermined the public’s confidence, The Times reports. It comes after four recent trials have collapsed at the last minute because of last-minute evidence disclosures. Image copyright Empics Image caption The Daily ...

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US shutdown: Politicians work to agree stopgap funding deal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Donald Trump has called off a trip to his Florida golf club this weekend until a deal can be struck Last-ditch efforts are being made in Washington to prevent a shutdown of the US government. With a Senate vote due shortly before the Friday ...

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