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Donald Trump travel ban: Jeff Sessions says 300 refugees probed for terror but refuses to name countries of origin

White House officials have refused to clarify Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions’ unsubstantiated claim that more than 300 refugees are being investigated for terrorism offences. The administration repeatedly pedalled the statistic on Monday to justify a revised executive order restricting travel to the US for people from six Muslim-majority countries. But officials will not say how many of the 300 come from ...

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Budgens stores closures: List of 34 branches shutting down as more than 800 workers lose their job

More than 800 supermarket workers will lose their jobs after the company behind the Budgens chain revealed it would be closing 34 of its stores. Food Retailer Operations Limited (FROL), appointed administrators at PricewaterhouseCoopers a month ago after hitting “difficult” trading conditions. The stores were bought from the Co-op in 2016. Administrators said they had been unable to find a buyer ...

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Swedish teenagers claim Russian TV crew offered to bribe them to cause trouble after Trump comments

Teenagers in a Swedish suburb claim they were offered money by a Russian TV crew in exchange of “action” for the camera after Donald Trump said the country’s “large-scale immigration was not working out”.  The youngsters were from Rinkeby, a district in the northern outskirts of Stockholm, where riots broke out after the US President was ridiculed for suggesting there had been ...

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David Letterman explains why Alec Baldwin deserves the Medal of Freedom for his Donald Trump SNL impression

David Letterman left late-night television in May 2015, just one month before Donald Trump officially announced his bid for Presidency. While his Late Show replacement – Stephen Colbert – has done a wonderful job calling out the President’s administration, the satirical tone of Letterman has been dearly missed. Speaking to New York Magazine, the host spoke candidly about Trump – ...

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St Luke Passion, Royal Festival Hall, London, review: Dietrich Henschel's attractive light baritone made for a pleasing Christ

Penderecki’s monumental St Luke Passion was his breakthrough work in Soviet bloc Poland. It premiered in 1966 with several repeat performances worldwide: ‘… one of those pieces of modern music for people who hate modern music?’ enquired Harold Schoenberg. Certainly, it boasts all the bells and whistles of the modernist’s vocabulary, at times as eerie as anything in Ligeti’s contribution ...

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Canada told to prepare for Russian political interference

Canada’s foreign affairs minister has said that her country should be prepared for Russia to try to destabilise its political system, saying it would be similar to its efforts in the United States. Chrystia Freeland, who is a critic of Russia and is barred from entering that country, was asked whether Russia had engaged in a smear campaign against her after ...

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Ugly is the next big trainer trend for 2017

When did shoes get so ugly? From crocs to pool slides, fashionable footwear designers have been championing the idea that gaudy is cool – now it seems the world of sneakerheads is following suit.  A decade ago it was starkly minimal, fade-into-the-background shoes that the fashion crowd favoured, reaching fever pitch in 2014 with the re-launch of Adidas’ Stan Smith. But alas, ...

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Former model Victoire Dauxerre on speaking out about her anorexia triggered by fashion industry

Victoire Dauxerre survived on a diet of three apples a day, one replacing each meal, when she worked as a high-fashion model. The 24-year-old was scouted while walking with her mother at age 17 in Paris and was told by a casting agent from prestigious firm Elite Model Management, who represent the likes of Cara Delevingne, Adriana Lima and Kendall ...

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Virat Kohli rages at rival Steve Smith's 'cheating' as India vs Australia turns ugly

Virat Kohli‘s war of words with Steve Smith reached boiling point as the second Test between India and Australia turned ugly. Ravi Ashwin spun the hosts to a thrilling victory in Bangalore, but it was the actions of the Australian skipper when dismissed which became the talking point as India levelled the series at 1-1. Chasing 188 to win, Australia looked ...

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US Supreme Court throws out transgender bathroom case after Donald Trump retracts anti-discrimination law

A major transgender rights case that was due to be heard at the US Supreme Court has been cancelled after Donald Trump rescinded one of President Obama’s anti-discrimination laws. The justices had been due to  hear the case of Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old Virginia high school student who was born a girl and identifies as male.  He sued his local school board to win the ...

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