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Ukip sacks Henry Bolton as leader in wake of racism row to spark fourth leadership contest in 18 months

Henry Bolton has been ejected as the leader of Ukip at an emergency conference, throwing the future of the party into further uncertainty.  The decision at the crisis meeting of around 1,500 Ukip members gathered in Birmingham came after the party’s ruling body – the National Executive Body (NEC) – voted no confidence in the 54-year-old leadership last month. After Mr ...

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Scientists discover painting hidden behind Picasso masterpiece

Scientists examining a work by Pablo Picasso using x-ray technology have discovered that he painted it over a landscape painting by an unknown artist. In 1957, when he was in his 70s, the Spanish painter mused that x-ray technology could one day discover a lost work underneath one of his early paintings. That prediction came to fruition when a team of researchers ...

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George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr: How can I watch and stream the fight, what is the ringwalk time, latest odds

Chris Eubank Jr and George Groves finally go head-to-head in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final tonight. The two Britons meet in one of the most highly-anticipated British boxing match-ups in years, with two world titles on the line. Groves will be defending his WBO title, with Eubank Jr offering up the rather less respected IBO title. Though WBA champion ...

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Florida Shooting: Suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz was 'investigated for cutting himself'

The man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school had reportedly been investigated for self-harm and saying he wanted to buy a gun. Suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz spurred investigations by law enforcement and welfare officials after cutting his arms and professing a desire to purchase firearms on social media, according to records obtained by the South Florida ...

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Ahmadreza Djalali: Sweden grants citizenship to academic facing death penalty in Iran

An Iranian scholar facing the death penalty in Iran has been granted Swedish citizenship. Ahmadreza Djalali, a resident in Sweden who had been working as a researcher at the Karolinska Institute of medicine in Stockholm, was arrested during a trip to Iran in April 2016. In October 2017, he was found guilty of spying activity which led to the Israeli ...

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Hiding in plain sight: Russia's private mercenaries and the lengths Moscow goes to deny them

For a private army without an official name, and in a country where its activity is illegal, we already seem to know a lot about Russia‘s Wagner.  We apparently know where their soldiers are trained (a newly built compound in Krasnodar Krai, near Ukraine); how much they earn (up to 200,000 roubles, seven times the Russian average); where they fought ...

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The world's best and worst cabin crew uniforms

Air travel entails certain basic truths: the defiance of gravity, the company of strangers and the ups and downs of the in-flight menu. But when it comes to cabin crew uniforms, all bets are off. While some airlines favour the everyday, others go all out when it comes to what their staff can, can’t or must wear.  To celebrate this year’s London ...

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How Mozambique horse riding holidays allowed an exiled family to start again

We slide down a steep path engulfed in clouds of kicked-up ochre dust. Pushing through the last of the palm fronds, we emerge onto a slice of white sand. The tide has come in, swallowing the beach – and our route home.  “Might get a bit damp,” says Pat, urging his horse out into the clear water. We follow him. ...

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Jamie Foxx walks out of live interview after being asked about Katie Holmes

Jamie Foxx walked away from a live interview during a celebrity basketball game when the presenter asked him about Katie Holmes. Reports that the pair were dating emerged in 2013, but the couple only went public in September last year. Holmes divorced ex-husband Tom Cruise in June 2012. Foxx was taking part in the “NBA All-Star Celebrity Game” on 16 February when host Michael Smith brought up ...

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Brexit: UK to split from EU's foreign policy body next year, Theresa May announces

Britain will pull out of the EU’s joint foreign policy-making body next year, Theresa May has announced, in a move that will delight Brexit-backing Conservative MPs. No 10 pledged to reclaim a “truly independent and sovereign foreign policy” in 2019, even if – as the Prime Minister hopes – a transition period of about two years is agreed with Brussels. ...

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