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Lyra McKee killing: ‘New IRA admits responsibility’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lyra McKee was observing rioting in Londonderry’s Creggan estate when she was shot The New IRA has admitted responsibility for the killing of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee, according to an Irish newspaper. In a statement given to The Irish News using a recognised code word, the group offered “full […]

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Brexit: Cross-party talks to resume

Image copyright PA The government will resume Brexit talks with the Labour Party as MPs return to Westminster following the Easter break. Cabinet ministers, including the PM’s defacto deputy, David Lidington, will meet senior opposition figures in an attempt to solve the Brexit impasse. But the resumption of talks has provoked anger among a number […]

US & World

Sri Lanka attacks: Family attends funeral

Monique Allen was killed in one of the attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. She was on holiday with her three sons and husband, Lewis, when the Cinnamon Grand hotel was bombed. The rest of the family, who live in Thailand, survived the attack. Speaking at her funeral, Mr Allen recalls searching for his […]

India Top News

Can BJP hold on to Lingayat bastion?

Having earned the Kannada sobriquet of ‘Solillada Sardara’ (chieftain who has never lost) after winning 12 elections, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun M Kharge’s 13th election today could be his most difficult yet. Alongside Kharge’s electoral fate in Kalaburagi, the political future of many will be decided in the last phase of elections in […]

UK News

Have the poorest councils had the biggest cuts?

Image copyright Getty Images The most deprived council areas of England have seen more cuts than their better-off neighbours, according to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. He was speaking following the launch of his party’s local election campaign. So, what do the figures show? Spending power Councils receive their money from a mix of central government […]

US & World

African women on the shame of hair loss

Image copyright Bandile Image caption Bandile says giving her hair a break could have prevented her baldness Years of styling, braiding, pulling, relaxing and sewing in weaves have left a 31-year-old aspiring South African model with a balding head. “Every time I took out my weave at the salon, I would have them chemically ‘relax’ […]

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Pedro Sánchez: Spain’s accidental PM on a roll

Image copyright AFP Image caption From crushing defeat to top of the polls – the prime minister’s fortunes have utterly reversed Less than a year ago, Pedro Sánchez was lagging in the polls as the leader of Spain’s opposition, bruised by two resounding electoral defeats. Yet he goes into this Sunday’s general election as prime […]