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Labour warned more MPs ‘thinking long and hard’ about futures

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMPs resign from Labour over Brexit and anti-Semitism More Labour MPs could quit the party unless it listens to their concerns, Jeremy Corbyn has been warned.Following the decision of seven Labour MPs to walk out on Monday, colleagues expressed anger with the leadership during a "tense" meeting in Parliament.Corbyn-critic Ian Austin said others would "think hard" about leaving unless it fixed
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Birmingham bin row: Workers start latest strike action

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Unite workers initially went on strike in June 2017 in a dispute over job losses More than 300 Birmingham bin workers are starting the first of a series of strikes in a dispute with the council.The Unite members have been working to rule since 29 December over a payment given to GMB members who did not take part in previous strike action.Collections in
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Stephen Lawrence: How has his murder changed policing?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The murder of Stephen Lawrence led to a wide range of changes to policing Twenty years ago, an inquiry into the death of teenager Stephen Lawrence led to widespread changes of police procedures and their attitudes towards race. But how much has changed? One of the first acts of the Labour government in 1997 was to announce a public inquiry into the murder
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US states sue Trump over border wall

[ad_1] Coalition of 16 US states sues Trump administration over decision to declare emergency over border wallThis 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. [ad_2] Source link
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Sheela-na-gigs: The naked women adorning Britain’s churches

[ad_1] Image copyright Sheela Na Gig project Image caption This sheela-na-gig at Oaksey in Wiltshire boasts "pendulous breasts" and a vulva "extended almost to her ankles" For hundreds of years carvings of naked women have sat provocatively on churches across Britain. But who created them - and why? Look at these, my child-bearing hipsLook at these, my ruby red ruby lips...Sheela-na-gig, Sheela-na-gigYou exhibitionistThe year is 1992 and the singer-songwriter PJ
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Australia’s drought leading to ‘suffering’ of children, UN warns

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChildren speak to the BBC about their experiences last year A prolonged drought in Australia is having a devastating impact on children and forcing them to "grow up" prematurely, a UN report warns.Large parts of eastern Australia have endured severe drought for months, crippling farming communities.Children in these areas are resilient but endure a growing psychological toll, said the UN's children's
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Female mechanic helps women learn about cars

[ad_1] Mechanic Louise Baker said she was fed up with her female friends and family being ripped off or feeling intimidated when they took their cars to be fixed.So the 37-year-old from Birmingham set up a service aimed at women. She says her own business gives her the flexibility to work around the school run and family time.Video journalist: Jennifer Meierhans [ad_2] Source link
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Viewpoint: Should Britain apologise for Amritsar massacre?

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Visitors can inspect a bullet-ridden wall at the site of the massacre Hundreds of Indians attending a public meeting were shot dead by British troops in the northern Indian city of Amritsar in 1919. Historian Kim Wagner sifts fact from fiction as the UK House of Lords prepares to debate the massacre, including if Britain should apologise.On 13 April 1919, Sergeant WJ Anderson witnessed
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Meet the women helping fill Russia’s rural healthcare gap

[ad_1] In vast, sprawling Russia, many people still live in small villages far from the nearest medical clinic. The government has been busy "optimising" medical care, a euphemism for the closure of thousands of rural hospitals and clinics, to save cash. The situation has got worse in recent years, so now one region has taken matters into its own hands.Dozens of old people, mostly women, have been training as first-aiders
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The Syrians returning home after years of fleeing war

[ad_1] After years of people fleeing Syria and its civil war, there are now long queues to enter the country each day. Jordan opened its Jaber border crossing last October after Syrian government troops defeated rebels who had controlled the other side. Now several thousand people pass through each day. They include small-scale merchants reviving cross-border trade and returning Syrian refugees who hope to rebuild their lives. Middle East Correspondent