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Government given two weeks to respond to Brexit legal challenge

Government lawyers have been given a two-week deadline to respond to the latest legal challenge over the legitimacy of the Brexit vote. A judicial review has been launched by the UK in EU Challenge group, which represents Britons living in France, Italy and Spain. It argues that the Electoral Commission’s findings on BeLeave and Vote Leave, which resulted in two officials being reported to ...

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England and Wales see fewest prosecutions since records began

The number of prosecutions in England and Wales has reached a record low despite an increase in recorded crime overall, according to Ministry of Justice figures. The data showed 1.61 million people were either prosecuted or given an “out-of-court disposal” in the year ending March 2018, a fall of 7% and the lowest number since records began in 1970. Out-of-court ...

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The Oldest Airlines in the World That Are Still Flying Today

Not so long after the Wright brothers’ first flight on the beaches of Kitty Hawk in 1903, commercial airlines began forming around the world. The very first would be over 100 years old now — if they were still around. However, there are some airlines still flying today that are well into their 90s and going strong. Pinpointing which airlines ...

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Lancashire man pleads guilty to infecting two women with HIV

A Lancashire man has pleaded guilty to infecting two women with HIV. Aaron Sutcliffe, 29, of Fleetwood, admitted unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm by having sex with one of his victims on a date between January and May 2016. He had been due to go on trial at Preston crown court over the matter. He pleaded guilty at ...

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Man sneaks into hospital ward to make love with sick wife

A Zimbabwean man who reportedly sneaked into his sick wife’s hospital ward to make love to her is currently in trouble. It was gathered that the man, who is a prominent restaurant owner in the city was reported to have stormed the Masvingo Provincial Hospital around 03:00am to engage in a brawl of words with the hospital’s nurses in the ...

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Stolen Lumley Castle key returned 40 years later

The key to a castle’s banqueting hall has been returned 40 years after it was stolen by a drunken visitor. The key disappeared from Lumley Castle in County Durham in the 1970s, but has arrived unexpectedly in the post with a letter of apology signed “John”. He explained he had taken the antique after an “intoxicating evening” and it had ...

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Freed Palestinian teen icon, Ahed Tamimi, invited to receive award in South Africa

HERO’S WELCOME: Palestinian protest icon, Ahed Tamimi, speaks during a press conference in the village of Nabi Saleh in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) on Sunday after being released from an Israeli prison. (Photo: Majdi Mohammed/Associated Press) Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi – who was released on Sunday from an Israeli prison after serving an eight month sentence for slapping ...

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121 Nigerians Killed in South Africa in 18 months – Falana reveals, accuses FG of not being proactive to end killings

The federal government has been accused by Femi Falana, famous human rights lawyer, of being indifferent towards the xenophobic killing of Nigerians in South Africa Falana urged the governments of both nations to end the crime by making the declaration to facilitate access to the African court on human and people’s rights without further delay He recalled that at least ...

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South African model receives 10-year ban from Israel

THREAT? South African model, Shashi Naidoo (right) was banned by Israel for wanting to learn more about the occupation of Palestine. (Photo: Mary Nazzal-Batayneh/Facebook) Israel has banned yet another African from entering occupied Palestine. On Wednesday, South African model and actress, Shashi Naidoo, received a 10 year ban from Israel after she tried to enter the West Bank to educate herself ...

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BREAKING: Hundreds missing after dam bursts releasing 5BILLION litres of water

HUNDREDS of people are missing after a dam burst unleashing 5billion litres of water. The hydroelectric dam collapsed in Laos, south east Asia, last night, triggering flash floods in its southern Attapeu province. “Several human lives have been claimed”, Laos News Agency reports – with “several hundreds of people missing”. And more than 6,500 people have been made homeless by the ...

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