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A Male Response To #MeToo (Probably A Few Days Late)

Over seven years ago at about 2am, on a warm September night, I was violently mugged. On a residential street in Islington, North London, I was jumped from behind and thrown to the ground, punched in the head into the pavement, ordered to empty my pockets and told that if I made any noise I’d be stabbed. The whole event ...

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Badass 94-Year-Old Rides Motorbike With Rufus Hound, Proves You’re Never Too Old To Chase Your Dreams

Mary Johnston, 94, fell in love with motorbikes while touring Europe with her late husband. But when she moved into the Royal Hospital Chelsea, it looked like her riding days were behind her. That was until Movember ambassador Rufus Hound heard about Mary’s dream, and agreed to help make it become a reality.  Max Thurlow This short, heart-warming film shows Mary ...

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Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Stokes Fears About Banking Post-Brexit With Frankfurt Tweet

The CEO of Goldman Sachs has stoked fears that the banking giant could pull more staff out of London after he took a thinly-veiled shot at the UK over Brexit.  In a rare tweet, banking boss Lloyd Blankfein sang the praises of Frankfurt – Germany’s financial centre – adding that he would be “spending a lot more time there”.  “Just ...

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Photo Of Theresa May With 'Whispering' Angela Merkel And Emmanuel Macron Sparks Hilarious Theories

In classic Theresa May fashion, the Prime Minister’s trip to Brussels has thrown up a less-than-optimal photo opportunity.  May jetted over to the Belgian capital today for an EU summit, where it is thought she will attempt to push Brexit negotiations out of their current stalemate with an after-dinner speech.  But after an usual snap emerged of the Tory leader ...

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Richard Spencer: Speech By White Supremacist At University Of Florida Sparks Huge Protests

A speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida has sparked huge protests, with hundreds of demonstrators descending on the campus.  The talk comes two months after Spencer was a featured speaker at the ‘Unite The Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which led to a deadly clash between neo-Nazis and counter-protestors.  Protesters chanting “Go home Nazis” sought ...

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Chris Robshaw demands proper off-season as players await details of new 11-month Premiership season

Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw says a proper off-season is crucial to recover physically and mentally, as he and his England team-mates wait to be told details of the longer season proposed by the Premiership for the season after next. Several top players have commented unfavourably recently on the idea of the Premiership running from the start of September through to ...

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Home Office reverses decision to deport Palestinian-Syrian asylum seeker after family's pleas

The Government has performed an unexpected U-turn to allow a Palestinian-Syrian asylum seeker to remain in the UK after desperate appeals from his family. Home Office officials had threatened deport Yousef Hassan to Italy – the country where he first arrived in Europe after surviving the deadly boat crossing over the Mediterranean Sea. The 22-year-old was told he could be ...

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Sergio Garcia claims share of the lead after first round of Andalucia Valderrama Masters title defence

Tournament host Sergio Garcia claimed a share of the lead after the first round of his belated title defence in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters. Garcia, who won the last staging of the event in 2011, carded seven birdies and two bogeys in an opening 66 to finish five under par alongside Holland’s Joost Luiten. Fellow Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal and England’s ...

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How Russia's election meddling could spell the end of an era for Facebook, Google and Twitter

<![CDATA[ <!–*/ */ /*–>*/ ]]> One consequence of a bitterly contested presidential election came into clearer focus this week: politicians aren’t letting Silicon Valley off the hook. Long accustomed to lauding technology companies as paragons of American creativity and entrepreneurship, legislators sifting through evidence of Russian election influence are turning their attention to how the freewheeling world of online speech ...

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Richard Spencer&apos;s first major speech since Charlottesville drowned out by chanting protesters

Protesters at the University of Florida have drowned out white supremacist Richard Spencer’s first major speech since the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. As Mr Spencer took the stage, most of the half-filled Phillips Centre theatre stood and chanted: “F*** you Spencer!” Many raised their fists in a Black Power salute. Mr Spencer started by welcoming the crowd ...

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