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Liberty fails in legal bid aimed at preventing no-deal Brexit
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Court of appeal unanimously rejects request for urgent hearing before Commons voteAll the latest Brexit developments – live The court of appeal in London has refused the human rights organisation Liberty permission to hear an urgent application seeking to prevent Boris Johnson crashing out of the EU without a deal.Three senior judges, the lord chief justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, the master of the rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, and president of the Queen’s bench division, Dame Victoria Sharp, agreed that there was no need for the matter to be considered by the English courts immediately.Richard Hermer QC, representing Liberty, argued that delaying any hearing until next week would allow the prime minister over the weekend – if parliament rejects a deal – to persuade the EU to refuse an extension to UK membership. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Nasa makes history as first all-female spacewalk begins
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Christina Koch and Jessica Meir venture outside ISS to replace faulty device in mission expected to last five and a half hoursNasa began the first ever all-female spacewalk on Friday morning, sending two American astronauts out into the void to effect repairs to the International Space Station (ISS), following a power system failure at the laboratory high above Earth.US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history as they stepped out of the orbiting lab and began floating around its structure in order to replace a faulty part of the solar power unit, which stopped working over the weekend. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Alaska: plane carrying high school swim team goes off runway
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Two people critically injured and 10 others receiving medical care, Peninsula Airways saidA commuter plane carrying 42 people, including a high school swimming team, went off the runway while landing late on Thursday at a small Alaska community on the Bering Sea.Peninsula Airways said in a statement that two passengers were critically injured and 10 others were receiving medical care. A school official said the swim team was fine and eating pizza shortly after the incident about 5.40pm at the airport in Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands. Unalaska is home to Dutch Harbor, one of the nation’s busiest fishing ports. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Green surge expected in Swiss elections as climate concern grows
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Polling suggests climate crisis will be a key factor for more than a quarter of votersMore than 27% of Swiss voters say the climate crisis will be a determining factor in their vote, prompting predictions of a green surge and a fall in support for the nationalist Swiss People’s party (SVP) in parliamentary elections on Sunday.Most voters have already cast their ballots by post in the nationwide poll, which elects 245 members of Switzerland’s federal assembly – 200 to the lower house, known as national council, and 46 to the upper house, the council of states. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
UN investigates alleged use of white phosphorus in Syria
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Kurdish Red Crescent says six people, some civilians, in hospital with mysterious burnsUN chemical weapons inspectors have announced they are gathering information following accusations that burning white phosphorus was used by Turkish forces against children in Syria earlier this week.The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Friday morning that “it was aware of the situation and is collecting information with regard to possible use of chemical weapons”. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'Feed the ducks bread' sign sparks heated online debate
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Experts and commenters disagree on whether it helps or harms ducks and swansA sign urging people to feed “starving” ducks with bread has gone viral and sparked a heated debate about whether it is in the animals’ best interests.A neatly designed sign appeared in a park in Buxton, Derbyshire, but the managers of the park denied any responsibility. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Trump compares Turkey and Kurds fight to 'two kids in a lot' – video
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Donald Trump said the US had to let Kurdish allies and Turkey 'fight a little while' before agreeing to a five-day ceasefire with Ankara. In a rally held in Texas, he said: 'Sometimes you have to let them fight like two kids in a lot, you gotta let them fight, and then you pull them apart.'Turkey launched its cross-border offensive in northern Syria on 9 October following Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from the region Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Hong Kong protesters in UK say they face pro-Beijing intimidation
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Police have had to intervene and separate groups at events in university citiesSupporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests say they are being intimidated and harassed by pro-Beijing Chinese students and others at their events around the UK, forcing police to step in to separate them from counter-demonstrations.Below-the-radar tensions have boiled over into incidents that include the arrest of a 19-year-old Chinese student after bottles were thrown at a Sheffield event, while police and university security have intervened in other town centres and campuses. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
K-pop under scrutiny over 'toxic fandom' after death of Sulli
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Anger grows at culture of exploitation and failure of agencies to protect performersThe death this week of the South Korean singer and actor Sulli has turned the spotlight on the darkest corners of the highly pressurised K-pop industry and sparked anger over the failure of management agencies to protect their stars from the menace of “toxic fandom”.Sulli, a former member of the group f(x), had spoken publicly about her mental health problems and shock at her death has led to calls for greater support for performers. Authorities said she was suffering from severe depression and are investigating suicide as a possible cause of death. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
‘You are not alone’: Justin Welby reveals he sought help for depression
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Archbishop of Canterbury says daughter’s honesty about illness helped remove stigmaThe archbishop of Canterbury has revealed he sought help for depression last year and has urged others who are “walking in darkness” to reach out.Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day slot before a mental health conference at Lambeth Palace in London on Friday, Justin Welby said: “Last year I realised I was depressed. I have a daughter who has been very open about her experiences of depression, and she helped me see that it wasn’t something to be ashamed of. It’s just life – and I got help.” Continue reading... (The Guardian)