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Backlash over Jay-Z’s NFL partnership

Backlash over Jay-Z’s NFL partnership

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jay-Z said the partnership would "inspire change" Jay-Z is facing criticism for teaming up with the NFL following anger about the body's response to footballer Colin Kaepernick's 2016 kneeling protest.The rap star, who once rapped "I said no to the Super Bowl, you need me, I don't need you",…
US congresswoman rejects Israel’s offer of visit

US congresswoman rejects Israel’s offer of visit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (left) and Ilhan Omar are critics of Israeli policy US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has rejected Israel's offer to allow her to make a "humanitarian" visit to her grandmother in the occupied West Bank.Ms Tlaib said that she could not comply with the "oppressive conditions" being imposed.A…
How cool heads glided a Russian jet down to safety

How cool heads glided a Russian jet down to safety

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage from inside the plane showed it striking birds after take-offThe Russian pilots who crash-landed a fuel-laden Airbus jet in a corn field, without any serious harm to the 233 people on board, are being hailed as heroes.The A321 was moments into its flight, after taking off…
Could Donald Trump actually buy Greenland?

Could Donald Trump actually buy Greenland?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans Greenland has said it is "not for sale" after President Donald Trump stated that he would like the US to buy the world's biggest island. The president is said to have discussed the idea of purchasing Greenland,…
Strength of British military falls for ninth year

Strength of British military falls for ninth year

Image copyright Getty Images The size of Britain's armed forces has fallen for the ninth consecutive year, new Ministry of Defence figures show. The Army, the RAF and the Royal Navy have all seen a decline in the number of fully-trained personnel - with the Army experiencing the biggest fall.Labour said the government was "running…
Double celebrations at twin festival

Double celebrations at twin festival

The town of Pleucadeuc in northwest France holds an annual festival for twins.Around 1,500 twins, triplets and quadruplets from all ages gathered to listen to music, play games and take part in a parade.Every year for the past 25 years it has held a summer gathering for twins to meet other twins.
John Hickenlooper drops out of presidential race

John Hickenlooper drops out of presidential race

Image copyright The Washington Post/Getty Images Image caption Mr Hickenlooper speaks to voters at the Iowa State Fair in August Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ended his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.Mr Hickenlooper announced his decision to quit the race in an online video and said he was considering a run for…
The 1975 frontman defies Dubai gay laws with kiss

The 1975 frontman defies Dubai gay laws with kiss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption "I don't think we'll be allowed back due to my 'behaviour'," Healy said Matt Healy, the frontman of Brit Award-winning band The 1975, has defied Dubai's anti-LGBTQ laws by kissing a male audience member during a gig.Fan footage showed Healy venturing into the crowd and kissing a man on…
Banks’ ‘vile’ Thunberg tweet reported to Twitter

Banks’ ‘vile’ Thunberg tweet reported to Twitter

Image copyright PA Media/BBC Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has complained to Twitter over a tweet by Brexit campaigner Arron Banks aimed at climate change activist Greta Thunberg.On Wednesday, Mr Banks referred to Ms Thunberg's sea voyage across the Atlantic and tweeted: "Freak yachting accidents do happen in August..."Ms Thunberg, who chooses not to fly,…
Israel ‘to bar two US members of Congress’

Israel ‘to bar two US members of Congress’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (left) and Ilhan Omar Israel is blocking two US Democratic lawmakers, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government, from visiting.Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were due to visit the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem next week.Both have supported the boycott movement against Israel, but…