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Kabul wedding attack: Dozens feared dead after suicide bombing in Afghanistan

Dozens of people have been killed or wounded in Afghanistan, after a suicide bomber attacked a wedding party.  More than 1,000 guests were at the wedding, leading to fears that it could be the deadliest attack in Kabul this year. Interior ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said there was no immediate information about the cause of the blast. We’ll […]

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‘Our country is on the brink’: More than 100 MPs ask Boris Johnson to recall parliament

More than 100 MPs from all sides of the House of Commons have urged Boris Johnson to recall parliament immediately. “Since the Second World War, parliament has been recalled multiple times in every decade for a wide range of political, security and economic reasons,” the MPs said, in a letter sent to the prime minister. “Our country […]

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Dayton mayor given security detail after spat with Donald Trump sparked deluge of hate messages

The mayor of Dayton, Ohio – where nine people were murdered this month in a mass shooting – was given a round-the-clock security detail following her war of words with Donald Trump. Initially, a two-person team of detectives guarded Nan Whaley for six days after they sparred, the Dayton Daily News reports. The precaution was made following […]

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Missed flights, ‘aggressive’ sales and long delays: The reality of Britain’s expensive visa extras

Rohit Sharma had been looking forward to watching the Cricket World Cup in England for years. He and his wife Khusaboo, along with eight relatives including his parents, bought tickets to watch England play India, coming together from across the globe to reunite as a family. Wanting to “be on the safe side”, the 34-year-old, who lives in Washington […]

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How Home Office makes millions a week from outsourcing visas to Dubai-based firm accused of exploitation

The Home Office has increased its profit on UK visas by millions of pounds a week since outsourcing visa operations to a Dubai-based firm that has been deluged with complaints and accused of exploiting vulnerable applicants for profit, The Independent can reveal. VFS, which has its headquarters in the UAE but is owned through holding companies in […]

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Ashes 2019: Steve Smith’s brave defiance in duel with Jofra Archer ignites stop-start second Test

The second ball Steve Smith faced after lunch was met with a lavish straight drive. He was on 57 and there was an inevitability about what was coming. Before lunch, he reached his half-century lifting Jack Leach over wide long-on, rotating an unnecessary 180 degrees after making contact. The crowd forgot to boo. Through the […]

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Man City vs Tottenham: Pep Guardiola explains Sergio Aguero argument after dramatic Etihad draw

Pep Guardiola insisted that he “loves” Sergio Aguero despite their argument during Manchester City’s dramatic 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday night. Guardiola and Aguero shared a heated exchange when the City striker was brought off shortly after Lucas Moura’s header from a corner had levelled the score. Aguero felt Guardiola was blaming him for […]

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Man City vs Tottenham result: VAR denies Gabriel Jesus’ late winner as Spurs hang on for draw

An extraordinary end but, for Manchester City, one that feels all too familiar. Four months on from their Champions League elimination at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur, when they were denied victory in the tie by a late goal disallowed by VAR, the same technology dented their Premier League title defence. The champions have dropped […]