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Nairobi hotel: British man killed in attack

Image copyright Reuters A British man is among at least 14 people killed in an attack on a luxury hotel complex in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Gunmen began the attack on Tuesday. Gunfire and explosions continued into Wednesday before President Uhury Kenyatta announced the siege had ended. The UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, confirmed the death of the as-yet unnamed British man on social media The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack. The UK Foreign Office said it was “in contact with the Kenyan authorities”…

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South Asian women who led a strike in a British factory

South Asian women workers led a strike against poor working conditions in a British factory in 1976. Lakshmi Patel was one of the women who picketed the Grunwick film-processing factory in North London for two years, defying the stereotype of submissive South Asian women. They gained the support of tens of thousands of trade unionists along the way. Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there. Source link

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Grace Millane: Man denies murdering British backpacker

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption Miss Millane had been travelling alone in New Zealand A 26-year-old man has denied murdering British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand. Miss Millane, 22, from Wickford, Essex, was last seen at a hostel in Auckland on 1 December. Her body was found a week later on the outskirts of the city. The defendant, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared in the High Court in Auckland. He entered a not guilty plea, and a trial date was set for 4 November.…

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British Cycling: BBC obtains email at centre of testosterone delivery

July 2018: Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Freeman – We never crossed the line An email at the centre of the controversy over a mystery delivery of testosterone to the National Cycling Centre has been obtained by the BBC. The correspondence, dated 18 October 2011, is from a staff member at one of the country’s leading medical suppliers, Fit4Sport Limited, to Dr Richard Freeman, the former chief medic at British Cycling and Team Sky. The email contains confirmation that a pack of testosterone gel sent to him five…

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Brexit: British people have a right to vote on PM’s deal, says Lord Hattersley

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lord Hattersley has said that leaving the European Union would be a “disaster” Former Labour deputy leader Roy Hattersley has said he supports another Brexit referendum “very strongly”. The politician said Britons have “a right” to have their say on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, which goes to a vote in the Commons on Tuesday. A People’s Vote event has been held in Sheffield, with Dame Margaret Beckett and Sir Vince Cable speaking. Meanwhile, hundreds of people have been attending an anti-austerity march in central…

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YouGov survey: British sarcasm ‘lost on Americans’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “With the greatest respect…” Britons like to think they have a “special relationship” with the US, based on a common language and cultural, historical and political ties. But, according to one of the UK’s most respected polling companies, there’s one chasm the English language can’t always bridge – the British love of passive-aggressive statements. In the words of YouGov, “half of Americans wouldn’t be able to tell that a Briton is calling them an idiot”. YouGov showed a number of common British phrases, including…

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Two British soldiers injured in Syria

Two British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured after being hit by a missile in an Islamic State attack in Syria. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Source link

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James DeGale v Chris Eubank Jr: British super-middleweights to meet at O2 Arena

DeGale (left) has two defeats from 28 bouts, while Eubank Jr has two losses in 29 outings James DeGale says his super-middleweight fight with Chris Eubank Jr is a “retirement fight” because it will be “game over” for the loser. DeGale, 32, faces his British rival in a non-title contest at London’s O2 Arena on 23 February. Eubank Jr, 29, won in September after being beaten by George Groves in February, while DeGale vacated the IBF world super-middleweight title in July. “After he has lost to me I am not…

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New Year Honours 2019: ‘Super model’ Daphne Selfe receives British Empire Medal

Image copyright Philip Toscano/PA Wire Image caption Daphne Selfe was photographed for the leading fashion and style magazine Vogue at the age of 70 A 90-year-old fashion model who helped boost opportunities for older women in the industry has received the British Empire Medal. Daphne Selfe, of Baldock, Hertfordshire, began modelling in 1949. Her long career has helped to challenge negative views of ageing which has helped put older people in front of the camera as models, she said. Official recognition in the New Year Honours now stands beside her…

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Iceland crash: British people killed were two women and baby

Image copyright Adolf Ingi Erlingsson Image caption The accident took place on a 200-300 metre bridge over the area of Núpsvötn on Iceland’s ring road The three British tourists killed in a car crash in Iceland were two women in their 30s and a baby, police have confirmed. They were travelling in a Toyota Land Cruiser on Thursday when it crashed through the barrier of a bridge and fell eight metres onto a river bank. Four others in the car – including two children – were seriously hurt. Police have…

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