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UK and France seek EU help over Calais

Migrants in Calais are making nightly bids to cross the Channel The UK and France have urged other EU nations to help address the root causes of the Calais migrants crisis.In the Sunday Telegraph, Home Secretary Theresa May and her French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve said the situation was a "global migration crisis".Migrants in Calais are making nightly bids to cross the Channel. The appeal comes as more details emerge of bolstered security measures agreed between

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Canada sees topless rights rally

Hundreds of topless women joined the march Hundreds of Canadian woman joined a topless protest march after three sisters were allegedly stopped by police for cycling without shirts.Saturday's "Bare with us" march took place in Waterloo, Ontario. The women say that police told them to cover up whilst cycling in the neighbouring town of Kitchener last month.They have filed a formal complaint with the police. It is legal for women to be topless in Ontario

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New US rights march starts in Selma

The Journey for Justice march ends in Washington DC on 16 September Civil rights campaigners in the US have begun a 40-day march to highlight what they say is a fresh attack on equal rights for African Americans.They set out from Selma, Alabama - the starting point 50 years ago for a march in support of watershed legislation enabling black people to vote. Activists say a 2013 Supreme Court decision has allowed some states to

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Who Was Maureen Dowd’s Source?

But then stop for a minute. Ask this question: Who gave Maureen Down the details of the conversations between Joe Biden and his sons? The details are, after all, pretty ... detailed: There are direct quotations from Beau, Hunter, and Joe; a sentence capturing the thought process of Joe; a brief description of Beau's physical state. It's great reporting, and it's a story well-told; but we can ask, how did Maureen Dowd know this?

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IAAF files show ‘extent of cheating’

Athletics is facing a new crisis after fresh allegations of suspected doping emerged following a leak of test data. The Sunday Times  and German broadcaster ARD/WRD  have obtained access to the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. According to the newspaper, the evidence - which has been seen by the BBC - reveals the "extraordinary extent of cheating" by athletes at the world's biggest events. The investigation used two of the

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Outburst mars Bobbi Brown memorial

Bobbi Kristina Brown was hospitalised twice with anxiety after her mother's death The memorial for Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has been marred by an outburst that reflects the continuing tensions in the family.Bobbi Kristina's aunt, Leolah, left the service after venting anger at the role of another relative, Pat Houston.Bobbi Kristina, 22, died at a hospice last Sunday, six months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub.She is expected

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Trump: The Documentary

Recounted to Diamond, the documentary was intended to be the first of a few Stern-funded documentaries on “men whose persona took on a life of its own,” according to Stern's wife Allison, a former television producer. People like George Steinbrenner, Donald Trump, Ross Perot, and Lee Iococca, the article suggests. Narrated by a Robin Leach-sounding British man, allegedly Peter Foges, the trailer teases the documentary by comparing The Donald of the late 1980's to The

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VIDEO: ‘Why can’t we get married?’

The annual Gay Pride parade has been held in Belfast marking its 25 year anniversary in the Northern Irish capital with a renewed push for same-s*x marriage.It is the only part of the UK where same-s*x marriage is not legal, and it was also recently brought in in the Republic of Ireland.However the ruling Democratic Unionist Party has threatened to block any attempts to change the law.John Barr and Gerry McGrillen explain why they believe

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