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Veteran objecter: Christopher Chope’s history of dissent in the Commons

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Conservative MPs have turned their ire on a colleague, Christopher Chope, for prolonging the sleaze scandal engulfing the party by blocking the ratification of a report that found another backbencher breached lobbying...

Lionel Blair: veteran actor, dancer and entertainer dies aged 92

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Lionel Blair, the veteran actor, dancer and entertainer, has died at the age of 92, his agent has said. Born Henry Lionel Ogus, he grew up in Stamford Hill, north London after his family moved from Canada, worked on t...

‘Necessary for security’: veteran Taliban enforcer says amputations will resume

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One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan has said the hardline movement will once again carry out executions and amputations...

Preston teenager charged over death of army veteran

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A teenager has been charged with the manslaughter of an army veteran who was assaulted outside his home. Frank Fishwick, 86, was found with a facial injury after police were called to The Paddock in Preston, Lancashir...

India deploys troops in Srinagar after veteran Kashmir separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani dies

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Indian Kashmir politician Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a veteran separatist, has died in Srinagar. He was 91 years old. In response to the news, authorities deployed troops around the city. “Troops are being deployed at se...

City veteran Simon Laffin on the challenges posed by controversial takeovers

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Responsible business is all the rage in the City but you wouldn’t necessarily know it: a healthcare company that makes inhalers to treat lung diseases is being sold to big tobacco and Bradford awaits its fate as the h...

A softball veteran to a surfing champ: 10 US athletes to watch at Tokyo 2020

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Age: 32 Event: Men’s archery Why you should watch: US fans are fascinated with people trying to round out their legacies by winning Olympic gold. Ellison was ranked first in the world in 2011-12 and reclaimed that po...

Bay of Pigs veteran among victims of Miami condo collapse

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As workers continue to search the rubble of the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, stories of the extraordinary lives of victims are starting to emerge, among them a Cuban exile who took part in the calami...

‘Is this patriot enough?’: Asian-American veteran shows battle scars – video

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Lee Wong, an Asian-American and former soldier, lifts his shirt to reveal scars he sustained while serving with the US military. Wong, 69, an elected official in West Chester, Ohio was speaking in a town hall meeting ...

Bertrand Tavernier, veteran French director of Round Midnight, dies aged 79

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Bertrand Tavernier, the veteran French director of a host of acclaimed films including A Sunday in the Country, Round Midnight and These Foolish Things, has died aged 79. The news was announced by the Institut Lumière...

Senate estimates sit as government under pressure to call veteran suicide royal commission – politics live

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Senior officials face questions in environment and communications, finance and public administration. Follow all the latest news and updates, live