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Professor sacked for showing students 1965 film with Laurence Olivier in blackface

Professor sacked for showing students 1965 film with Laurence Olivier in blackface The University of Michigan removed Bright Sheng from his post after student Olivia Cook said she thought there was something “strange” about Othello. Ms Cook added: “I was stunned.” Speaking to the Michigan Daily she said: “In such a school that preaches diversity and making sure that they ...

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‘Opening a new page!’ Taliban and US hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

‘Opening a new page!’ Taliban and US hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal According to reports, the talks held in Doha discussed a number of issues from foreign policy to the economy with the US offering coronavirus vaccines to Afghans. On the Taliban side, members of the militant group requested for the US to remove the ban on Afghan central reserves, ...

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Charles’ planning permission nightmare escalates as locals turn on prince’s ‘monstrosity’

Charles’ planning permission nightmare escalates as locals turn on prince’s ‘monstrosity’ The Duchy of Cornwall has been slammed over proposals to build 2,500 homes on Grade I agricultural land in the market town of Faversham in Kent. The Prince of Wales has been accused of “spearheading a monstrosity” by furious local residents in Faversham. One couple who lived in the ...

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‘Very tired’ EU officials ready to trigger termination clause in Brexit deal

‘Very tired’ EU officials ready to trigger termination clause in Brexit deal Senior EU officials are reportedly “very tired” and are on the brink of caving in over the Northern Ireland Protocol, which aims at preventing a hard border on the island of Ireland. According to the European Managing Director of geopolitical risk firm Eurasia Group, Mujtaba Rahman, European Union ...

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Sebastian Kurz resigns as Austria’s Chancellor amid corruption probe

Sebastian Kurz resigns as Austria’s Chancellor amid corruption probe Mr Kurz is said to be stepping back from his duties as Austrian Chancellor following the launch of a corruption investigation earlier this week. The Austrian chief faces claims that he and party allies used public money to pay pollsters & journalists for favourable coverage. Today, the chancellor announced his plans to step down in ...

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Barnsley shooting: Armed police swoop as gunshots erupt in park while children play

Barnsley shooting: Armed police swoop as gunshots erupt in park while children play Armed police are responding to reports of gunshots being heard at Live Locke Park in the Kingstone area of Barnsley, just metres away from playing children. Emergency services including multiple ambulances, the air ambulance and police are responding to the incident. The police descended on the location ...

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China’s Xi ramps up Taiwan war fears in chilling threat: ‘Don’t underestimate us!’

China’s Xi ramps up Taiwan war fears in chilling threat: ‘Don’t underestimate us!’ China: Xi Jinping ‘in a hurry’ over Taiwan claims expert China’s President did not directly mention the use of force after a week of tensions with the Chinese-claimed island that sparked international concern. Nevertheless, he made clear China’s determination to regain control of the autonomous island, which ...

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Time to quit, Nicola? Sturgeon branded ‘knackered’ over leading ‘vipers nest’ SNP

Time to quit, Nicola? Sturgeon branded ‘knackered’ over leading ‘vipers nest’ SNP Alex Cole-Hamilton also said it was “hard to see” the Scottish First Minister leading the SNP at the next Holyrood election in 2026. The Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader made clear the support for the SNP would “crumble” if she resigned. Speaking as the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference got under ...

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Royal Family LIVE: Meghan and Harry ‘planning alternative Jubilee in US’ – bombshell claim

Royal Family LIVE: Meghan and Harry ‘planning alternative Jubilee in US’ – bombshell claim The Queen, 95, will celebrate a remarkable 70 years on the throne next June. The historic occasion is scheduled to take place across a bumper four-day weekend from June 2-5 and will see members of the Royal Family attend public events up and down the country – ...

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