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Byanyima heartbroken after Oxfam Haiti sex scandal

  Byanyima heart broken, Oxfam deputy head resigns after Haiti sex scandal London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The executive director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima has spoken out on the emerging sex scandal involving the organisations staff in Haiti and Chad. “My heart is broken. I am appalled. Angry. …

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London City Airport closed after WWII bomb found

London, United Kingdom | AFP | London City Airport announced its closure on Sunday after a World War Two bomb was discovered in the nearby River Thames. The ordnance was discovered in King George V Dock, close to the runway of London’s most central airport, during planned works. “A 214m …

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UK accuses EU of bad faith over Brexit transition plan

London, United Kingdom | AFP | A senior British minister on Thursday accused the European Union of acting in bad faith over a plan to sanction London if it breaks the rules of the post-Brexit transition period. “What we’re about is building an implementation period, which is to build a …

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Britain hits back at Trump over attack on healthcare system

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain reacted angrily on Monday to a tweet from US President Donald Trump attacking its public healthcare system in the latest spat to strain US-UK ties, casting further doubt on his possible visit to London. “The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands …

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Thousands protest over UK health service

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday in support of the country’s embattled National Health Service (NHS), which is straining under the weight of winter demand. NHS staffing levels have been in crisis for months, an issue made worse by a winter flu …

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UK police probing Weinstein assault claims by 9 women: media

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British police are now investigating sexual assault allegations brought by nine women against US film mogul Harvey Weinstein, according to media reports Saturday. Scotland Yard confirmed that its “Operation Kaguyak” was investigating 14 separate claims brought by nine women, but it doesn’t identify suspects unless …

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EU presidency slaps down May on post-Brexit citizens’ rights

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Bulgaria, which holds the presidency of the EU, warned British Prime Minister Theresa May against plans to deny residency rights to Europeans arriving during the post-Brexit transition period. Lilyana Pavlova, the Bulgarian minister for the EU Presidency, told AFP that she was “worried” by May’s stance …

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British PM says she is ‘not a quitter’: reports

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May batted away critics of her leadership on Wednesday, saying she was “not a quitter”, according to media reports. May is under pressure from across her Conservative party over her Brexit strategy and her domestic policy programme, with one veteran …

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Ed Sheeran picks up two pop Grammys

New York, United States | AFP | English pop songwriter Ed Sheeran, one of the most successful artists of the past year, on Sunday won his third and fourth Grammys — both outside the major categories. Sheeran won Best Pop Vocal Album for “Divide” and Best Pop Solo Performance for …

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BBC launches Ethiopian and Eritrean radio services

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The BBC on Monday launched new daily radio services producing news, current affairs, features and English language training for Ethiopians and Eritreans. The BBC World Service programmes will be broadcast from Monday to Friday in the Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya languages and will …

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