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Brexit: What will six-month extension mean? Short and long story

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Theresa May sought a 30 June deadline - but that was rejected It is a longer delay than UK Prime Minister Theresa May asked for, but shorter than most EU leaders wanted.By extending the Brexit deadline to 31 October, they have prompted headlines of "Halloween Brexit" and fuelled controversy over UK participation in next month's European elections.So what will happen next? I've boiled it
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Sudan: Defence minister Awad Ibn Ouf says president Omar al-Bashir arrested

[ad_1] Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir has been removed from power and arrested, according to the country's defence minister.Speaking on state TV, Awad Ibn Ouf declared a three-month state of emergency and said the army had decided to oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.Protests against Mr Bashir, who has governed Sudan for nearly 30 years, have been under way for several months. [ad_2] Source link
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China fury at Terracotta Warrior thumb case mistrial

[ad_1] Image copyright TRIPADVISOR Image caption Museum staff noticed the missing thumb in January Chinese social media users are voicing their outrage after the prosecution of an American who stole a thumb from a Chinese Terracotta Warrior ended in a mistrial.Michael Rohana, 24, admitted taking a thumb from a statue in Pennsylvania in December 2017.It was during a visiting exhibition at the Franklin Institute museum His lawyer argued that Mr
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Omar al-Bashir: Sudan military says it has ousted ruler after protests

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Bashir has been in power since 1989 After nearly 30 years in power, Sudan president Omar al-Bashir has been ousted and arrested, the defence minister says.Speaking on state TV, Awad Ibn Ouf said the army had decided to oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.He also said a three-month state of emergency was being put in place.Protests against Mr Bashir, who has
Technology

Can Nintendo make virtual reality gaming a success?

[ad_1] Virtual reality has been described in recent years as the future of gaming. Headsets like the Playstation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE have moved the technology on, but have failed to break into the mainstream.Now Nintendo is bringing out a special range of its cardboard Labo kits.Newsbeat's gaming reporter Steffan Powell has been to find out how it's different to the other VR headsets already on the market.
UK News

Bikers join Gorleston funeral cortege for ‘biker chick’

[ad_1] An online plea for riders to take part in a funeral saw people travel from across the east of England to take part.Sally Elliott, a heavy-metal-loving "bike chick" from Gorleston, Norfolk, died from cancer in March, aged 57.Her family turned to social media to ask for people to escort her on her final journey.Mitchell Fobbester, her son, said: "It was the first time I smiled, once I saw how
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German couple lose fight over cows’ clanging bells

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Bavarian cows: A higher court dismissed the noise pollution claim Cowbells can continue ringing out on a Bavarian farm despite the neighbours' long-running complaints, a Munich court has ruled.It was the latest setback for a couple from Holzkirchen, a peaceful market town, who first sued five years ago. But they plan to appeal again. They argue that dairy farmer Regina Killer's cows keep them
UK News

Graffiti scrawled on Ring of Brodgar standing stone in Orkney

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Ring of Brodgar is a Neolithic ceremonial site Police are investigating vandalism at Orkney's Ring of Brodgar.Built 5,000 years ago, the Neolithic ceremonial site near Stenness is the third largest stone circle in the British Isles.Graffiti was scratched into one of the ring's 27 standing stones sometime between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.Police Scotland described the stones as "priceless artefacts" and the
Entertainment

Strictly Come Dancing: Who might replace Darcey Bussell?

[ad_1] Image caption Dame Darcey Bussell with Strictly judges Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Shirley Ballas The news that Dame Darcey Bussell is to step down from Strictly Come Dancing has left a giant gap on the judges' desk.The former Royal Ballet principal dancer said on Wednesday she is stepping down after seven series to focus on "other commitments" in dance.Her spokesperson said reports in a tabloid newspaper suggesting
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Sudan protests: Demonstrators wait for army statement

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters remain outside the army headquarters Sudan's army has told the nation to expect an announcement following growing protests calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down.The army's message sparked jubilant scenes among Sudanese convinced that a coup was under way, but it remained unclear what was happening.Thousands marched through Khartoum, some chanting: "It has fallen, we won."Protests against Mr Bashir, who has governed