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Brits 2019: The real winners and losers

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images It was a night of upsets, pirouettes and statuettes, as the 2019 Brit Awards took place at the O2 arena.The 1975 took home the top prize, album of the year, while George Ezra won best male and Jorja Smith grabbed best female.But the best bits aren't always on stage. So here's our selection of the real winners and losers at this year's ceremony.Best humble-brag -
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India vs Pakistan: BCCI could ask ICC to ban Pakistan from World Cup | Cricket News

[ad_1] MUMBAI: The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has drafted a letter addressed to Shashank Manohar, the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), asking that the game's global governing body should ban Pakistan from participating in the 2019 50-over World Cup or India may consider withdrawing themselves from the tournament. TOI understands that CoA chairman Vinod Rai will take a call on Thursday, after thorough legal consultations, on
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Shamima Begum case: How do you deradicalise someone?

[ad_1] Image caption Shamima Begum has said she is willing to return to the UK and "rehabilitate" The case of teenager Shamima Begum has sparked a debate about how to deal with people linked to Islamic State - and how, if at all, to reintegrate them back into British society.When she was tracked down in a Syrian refugee camp, the 19-year-old was described as an "indoctrinated IS bride" by the
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UK rehomes some 100 Syria White Helmets and family members

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Some 100 volunteers and family members from the Syria White Helmets civil defence group have been resettled in the UK, the Home Office has confirmed.The White Helmets group has saved more than 115,000 lives in Syria's war zones, according to the UK government.The volunteers were evacuated with the help of the UK last year, when their lives were in danger.One former member told the BBC's
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CO2 emissions from UK housing ‘go up’

[ad_1] Image copyright Andrew Aitchison Greenhouse gas emissions from your heating boiler are fuelling climate change, a report by MPs has said.UK government advisers warn that emissions from housing have actually gone up last year.This is despite attempts to drive down emissions from the housing sector.The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report says that all homes in future will have to virtually eliminate emissions from home heating to meet climate
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Mail order knife site linked to Cambridge murder

[ad_1] Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police Image caption Police believe a knife seen in Ashraf Hussan's lap before the murder was bought from an online store A mail order website selling machetes, swords and a knife "mystery box" has been criticised by police who believe one of its blades was used in a murder. Ashraf Hussan was pictured with a knife police believe he bought from the website hours before he
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‘Religion cannot stop LGBT education’, says Ofsted boss

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLGBT equality teaching row: "Protests won't change things" All children must learn about same sex couples regardless of their religious background, the head of Ofsted says.Chief inspector Amanda Spielman told the BBC it was crucial children were exposed to differences in society.She spoke after hundreds of parents protested outside a Birmingham school over it teaching pupils about same sex couples and
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Jeremy Corbyn calls on eight Labour defectors to quit as MPs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie and Chuka Ummuna quit Labour to join an independent group Labour MPs who have quit the party should "resign and put themselves up for election", Jeremy Corbyn has said.In a Twitter video, the Labour leader said it was the "democratic thing to do" because they wanted to "abandon the policies on which they were elected". Eight ex-Labour MPs have
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Brexit: What happens to the Erasmus student scheme in a no deal?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Erasmus scheme is an EU programme that helps students study in other countries.Currently 53% of UK university students who do learn abroad, do so through the scheme.In 2016-17, 16,561 UK students participated in overseas programmes, while 31,727 EU nationals came to the UK.Erasmus is also involved in vocational training and work overseas, as well as with teachers who want to work or train abroad.The