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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge Arouca 516 opens in Portugal – video

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The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been completed in Portugal. The bridge, Arouca 516, sits 175 metres above the River Paiva in the north of the country. Its 516 metre-long walkway breaks the record ...

PMQs live: Johnson faces Rayner after Speaker allows vote on move to stop Paterson suspension

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Latest updates: crunch vote - which will see Tory MPs told to shelve a report from the cross-party standards committee - will go ahead after 3pm

World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal

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The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been completed in northern Portugal, where residents of the nearby town hope the tourist attraction will help revive a region whose economy was devastated by the Co...

Scotch whisky makers toast five-year suspension of US tariffs

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Whisky makers are raising a glass after the UK and US agreed to suspend retaliatory tariffs on goods including Scottish malts for five years, in the de-escalation of a transatlantic trade dispute stretching back almos...

WHO experts to discuss Oxford vaccine after suspension in some countries

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World Health Organization safety experts are preparing to meet over the AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine, whose rollout has been halted in several European countries over blood clot fears. The three largest EU n...

Libya’s prime minster rejects foreign minister’s suspension

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Libya’s chronic political instability has been exposed, with the country’s foreign minister, Najla El-Mangoush, suspended from office and banned from leaving the country by the president, only for the disciplinary act...

Ex-finance secretary Derek Mackay quits SNP after suspension

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Scotland’s former finance secretary has resigned from the Scottish National party after he was suspended over messages he sent to a teenage boy. Derek Mackay resigned as finance secretary hours before he was due to de...

We walked the world’s longest suspension bridge in Portugal’s natural playground

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‘Three, two, one, and … jump!” yelled Rafael, our rafting guide. Into the air my youngest son leapt, not a moment’s hesitation, arms akimbo, legs kicking vainly against emptiness. Below him swirled the freezing, froth...

‘You don’t resign after you’re fired’: Russia quits human rights council after suspension – video

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The UN general assembly has voted to suspend Russia from its leading human rights body over allegations of horrific rights violations by Russian soldiers in Ukraine, which the US and Ukraine say are tantamount to war ...

Why are stakes so high in Owen Paterson suspension vote?

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Owen Paterson, the Conservative MP for North Shropshire and a former minister, is preparing to try to avoid a 30-day Commons suspension and possible byelection after the standards committee watchdog last week conclude...

Tory MP avoids suspension after Boris Johnson intervenes in sleaze row

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The Conservative MP Owen Paterson has escaped suspension from the Commons for 30 days and a possible byelection, after the government intervened at the last minute to pause the process and review the watchdog that inv...

Jacob Rees-Mogg questions fairness of Owen Paterson suspension vote

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Jacob Rees-Mogg has questioned the fairness of the Conservative MP Owen Paterson facing a six-week suspension from parliament and possible byelection, after he was found to have committed an “egregious” breach of lobb...

Evergrande shares rise as they resume trading after suspension

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Shares in the embattled Chinese property developer Evergrande rose on Tuesday after they resumed trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange following a suspension. China’s second-biggest developer halted trading on Monda...

San Francisco judge rejects Trump lawsuit challenging Twitter suspension

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A US judge on Friday dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter that challenged his suspension from the platform. In a written ruling, US district judge James Donato in San Francisco rejected Trump’s argument th...

David Warburton goes into psychiatric hospital after suspension from Tory party

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An MP has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for severe shock and stress after he was suspended from the Conservative party over allegations relating to sexual harassment and cocaine use. David Warburton, who rep...

Bid to reform NSW’s out-of-home-care system in peril after suspension of MP Gareth Ward

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The suspension of Kiama MP Gareth Ward from the New South Wales parliament has jeopardised a bill based on a landmark inquiry that found the removal of Aboriginal children from their families was escalating “at an ala...

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