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    Britain’s Labour backs new election to solve Brexit

    Reuters . Liverpool | Updated at 01:44am on September 24, 2018

    Britain’s opposition Labour Party prefers a new election to a second referendum on Brexit, its leader said on Sunday, heaping pressure on prime minister Theresa...

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    Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 05:39pm on September 23, 2018

    A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional ‘burqa ban’, after voters in St Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public...

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    Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organisation said Friday, adding that...

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    Theresa May facing ministerial resignations over Brexit plan

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    Some of British prime minister Theresa May’s ministers will demand a ‘Plan B’ on her Brexit proposal next week and could quit if she does...

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    Tensions rise as EU prepares for final Brexit stretch

    Agence France-Presse . Salzburg | Updated at 11:10am on September 20, 2018

    EU leaders will on Thursday make preparations for the final stretch of Brexit negotiations, after clashing with Britain over how to bridge their differences to...

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    Support my Brexit deal or face no deal: May

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:12am on September 18, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May has warned rebels in her party that unless they support her potential Brexit deal with the EU then they will...

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    London mayor calls for second Brexit referendum

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:50am on September 17, 2018

    London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, saying the prime minister’s handling of Brexit negotiations had become ‘mired...

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    ICC decision on crimes against Rohingyas offers real hope: UN rights chief

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 03:50pm on September 13, 2018

    UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet has said the decision by the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court offers real hope for...

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    UK ‘failing’ to save thousands of children from modern slavery

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:39am on September 12, 2018

    Britain is failing to protect thousands of children from being trafficked and enslaved, activists said on Tuesday, criticising the government for lacking a clear strategy...

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    World hunger levels rise for third year running

    Reuters . Rome | Updated at 12:37am on September 12, 2018

    World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardising a global...

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