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Brexit negotiations not a done deal: Senior Cabinet members

Brexit is not a done deal. That’s the message from Senior Cabinet ministers, who say the United Kingdom is ready to walk away from ongoing Brexit talks without a deal. Liam Fox warned doubters that Theresa May was “not bluffing” over her threats to quit negotiations. Anti-Brexit campaigners will march in London later today as […]     Read More

US Navy could soon house immigrants at its bases

The US Navy could soon house up to 25,000 immigrants on its bases and other facilities. According to a leaked document obtained by Time magazine, the planned accommodation will cost an estimated $233 million (AED 885 million) over the next six months. It marks the first time in American history that the Navy has been […]     Read More

No casualties after massive London fire

There have been no reports of causalities after firefighters put out a large fire near London’s Euston train station. According to the capital’s fire brigade, ten fire engines and more than 70 firefighters were needed to tackle the blaze. The fire happened at a bar between three of London’s biggest railway stations: Euston, St. Pancras […]     Read More

Mexican airline offers free flights to separated children

A Mexican airline is offering free flights for children who’ve been separated by the US’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy. Volaris said its working closely with authorities to give free flights on its pre-existing routes to reunite children with their parents. In a statement, the Mexican airline said “It hurts us to see these children without […]     Read More

USA renews sanctions on North Korea

The USA has renewed sanctions on North Korea. It comes after US President Donald Trump said the nation’s nuclear weapons pose an “extraordinary threat.” Just over a week ago, Trump said he was assured that there was no risk from Pyongyang. That statement came just a day after his historic meeting with the country’s leader […]     Read More

Kate Spade’s father dies on the eve of her funeral

The father of American fashion designer Kate Spade has died, two weeks after the suicide of his daughter. Earl F. Brosnahan Jr., 89, who health was failing, was said to be ‘heartbroken over the recent death of his beloved daughter’, his family said in a statement. Known to his loved ones as Frank, Brosnahan died […]     Read More

Trump’s immigration overhaul delayed

US President Donald Trump’s efforts to reshape immigration laws in the US have been dealt another blow. Republican division over a proposed bill means it’s now being pushed into next week. Kevin McAleese reports from Washington.     Read More

Philippines drug war to target schools next

Schools in the Philippines will be inspected in the latest crackdown on drugs in the country. Law enforcement agencies are planning to step up the anti-drugs campaign by proposing random drug testing in primary schools on teachers as well as on 10-year-old fourth-grade students. The move to have 14 million primary school students from fourth […]     Read More

Indonesian court sentences IS-linked cleric to death

An Indonesian court today sentenced to death an IS-linked cleric for masterminding from his jail cell a string of deadly militant attacks across the country. 46-year-old Aman Abdurrahman is considered the ideological leader of Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD),  a loose grouping of IS sympathisers in Indonesia. The court said Abdurrahman had been found guilty of […]     Read More
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