Saudi movie goers Marvel as first cinema opens

Saudi movie goers Marvel as first cinema opens

Saudi Arabia will open its first new cinemas in 35 years. The Islamic kingdom had some in the 1970s but clerics closed them due to influence from hardliner religious beliefs. But that’s about to change as the nation’s first new cinemas are set to open on the 18th of April...

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Trump to send US military to Mexico border

Trump to send US military to Mexico border

President Donald Trump has pledged to send military forces to America’s border with Mexico ‘until we can have a wall’. The promise to deploy military guards followed discussions with the Defence Secretary, Jim Mattis. These were triggered by reports of a number of Honduran migrants heading towards the southern border...

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Google bans crypto-mining browser extensions

Google have added more salt to the cryptocurrency wounds as the US tech giant moved to ban cryptocurrency mining browser extensions from its Chrome store. The decision, made in early April, will mean that as of July, it will begin to remove existing browser extensions that facilitate mining. Other blockchain-related...

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Journalist’s murder plunges Slovakia into political crisis

Journalist’s murder plunges Slovakia into political crisis

Following the death of 27-year-old journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancé, Martina Kusnirova, Slovakia has plunged deeper into a political crisis amid deteriorating relations between its Prime Minister Robert Fico and President Andrej Kiska. Both Kuciak and Kusnirova were found shot dead in Kuciak’s house on February 24th. The journalist...

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Macron outlines plans to bring back national service

Macron outlines plans to bring back national service

French President Emanuel Macron has reiterated a controversial campaign promise to bring back compulsory military service for young French people. Earlier this month, Macron announced that his new “universal national service” would include a compulsory period of three to six months for all young people, who would either join the...

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Winnie-the-Pooh banned under Chinese censorship law

Winnie-the-Pooh banned under Chinese censorship law

Winnie-the-Pooh is one of Britain’s most beloved exports, but the cuddly teddy bear is now banned under new Chinese censorship laws. Following the Communist Party of China’s proposal to remove a clause in the constitution which limits presidencies to two five-year terms, government censors are enacting a series of bans...

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German car-makers have “blood on their hands”

German car-makers have “blood on their hands”

German car-manufacturers have “blood on their hands” the UK government’s former chief scientist said. Professor Sir David King said that it was “simply astonishing” that VW, BMW, and Daimler-Benz, had undergone rigged experiments on monkeys and that their deception has caused a large number of deaths in the UK. Sir...

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The United Kingdom increases its global education fund by 50%

The United Kingdom increases its global education fund by 50%

The UK is increasing its support for a global education fund for developing countries by 50% to £75m per year. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt made the announcement at a global conference in Senegal, as part of a new emphasis on targeting aid at education projects. Ms Mordaunt said supporting...

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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma agrees to resign with immediate effect

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma agrees to resign with immediate effect

Following heightened pressure from within his own party, Jacob Zuma has agreed to step down as South Africa’s president. In a televised statement, Zuma promised to resign with immediate effect but he said that he disagreed with the ANC’s decision. Following negotiations with the current ANC leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, Zuma...

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UK’s iconic Bangkok embassy sold for £420 million

UK’s iconic Bangkok embassy sold for £420 million

In its largest ever sale of Foreign Office property, the UK government announced last month that it had sold its iconic Bangkok embassy for £420 million. Nestled inside the heart of Bangkok, the sales of the UK Embassy is part of government plans to raise money to renovate other embassies...

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