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Belarus row over church bells ban story

Belarus row over church bells ban story

Image copyright Uladzislaw Chakhovich via Wikicommons Image caption The Red Church was built before the First World War Reports that a landmark Catholic church in Minsk has been banned from ringing its bells have caused commotion on Belarusian social media, but may be based on a misunderstanding. Canon Uladzislaw Zavalnyuk, the rector of the Church […]

Iraqi Kurd referendum: Erdogan warns of sanctions hunger

Iraqi Kurd referendum: Erdogan warns of sanctions hunger

Image copyright EPA Image caption Iraqi soldiers joined Turkish troops for exercises on the Turkish side of the border on Tuesday Turkey’s president has said Iraqi Kurds could go hungry as a result of the punitive measures it is considering after Monday’s independence referendum. Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government […]

Belgian 'sugar daddy' ads prompt outcry for luring students

Belgian 'sugar daddy' ads prompt outcry for luring students

Image copyright Corinne Torrekens Image caption This van was seen at Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) telling students to “improve your lifestyle” A website’s ad campaign telling young women they could fund their studies by dating a sugar daddy has provoked a wave of anger at Belgian universities. Vans have been driven around universities displaying […]

Jinx Falkenburg 1919 – 2003

Eugenia Lincoln “Jinx” Falkenburg was an actress, expert swimmer and tennis star, and one of the highest-paid and a ubiquitous cover-girl models in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s – one of the first supermodels. Wikipedia Done Jinx Falkenburg 1919 – 2003

Pulis accuses Arsenal’s Sanchez of cheating

Pulis accuses Arsenal’s Sanchez of cheating

Media playback is not supported on this device West Brom should have had penalty – Pulis West Brom manager Tony Pulis has accused Alexis Sanchez of “cheating” during Arsenal’s 2-0 win over the Baggies in the Premier League. Referee Bobby Madley also failed to give the Baggies what Pulis felt was a certain penalty for […]

Liz Dawn: Coronation Street’s Vera Duckworth dies at 77

Liz Dawn: Coronation Street’s Vera Duckworth dies at 77

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Liz Dawn played Vera Duckworth on Coronation Street for 34 years Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in the soap for more than 30 years, has died. Her family said they were “devastated” after the death of the “incredible” 77-year-old. They added: “She has been the […]

Thomas Cook predicts Spanish holiday prices to rise

Thomas Cook predicts Spanish holiday prices to rise

Image copyright Getty Images Travel company Thomas Cook has said it expects the price of Spanish holidays to rise by another 5% to 10% next year because of the weak pound. Chief executive Peter Fankhauser told the BBC that Spain’s renewed popularity because of safety fears elsewhere was also driving prices higher. “We have not […]

British woman ‘may have been attacked by wolves’ in Greece

British woman ‘may have been attacked by wolves’ in Greece

Image copyright Wiltshire Times Image caption Celia Hollingworth was reported missing on Thursday A British woman who died in northern Greece after apparently being mauled by a pack of stray dogs may have been attacked by wolves, a coroner has said. Celia Hollingworth, from Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire was reported missing on Thursday after visiting an archaeological […]

Using one comparison site ‘not enough’

Using one comparison site ‘not enough’

Image copyright Getty Images Consumers need to hunt for deals as they do on the High Street when using switching websites for energy, holidays or insurance, a review has found. Price comparison websites worked best for car insurance and worst for broadband, the study by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said. Consumers should use […]

Poland President Andrzej Duda backtracks on appointing top judges

Poland President Andrzej Duda backtracks on appointing top judges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Duda reversed himself after finding he had little backing from MPs Polish President Andrzej Duda has withdrawn proposals that would have given him a say over the nomination of judges, hours after unveiling them. He announced the reversal after it became clear that there would be no majority in […]

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