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MPs' 'grave concern' about returning Rohingya people

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of Rohingya have been forced to live in camps MPs have raised “grave concern” about the plight of thousands of Rohingya people being returned to Myanmar. The Commons International Development Committee said it was “clear” that rape and sexual violence remain weapons of war used by the Burmese military. […]

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Litter bug

Image copyright PA Fines could be imposed on people – without them being taken to court – if their rubbish ends up in an illegal tip, under a proposed new law. The measure is being suggested as part of a government consultation to tackle fly-tipping in England and Wales. Under the plans, households could be […]

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Momentum founder Jon Lansman voted on to Labour's NEC

Image caption Jon Lansman has been a key figure on the left of the party for four decades Jeremy Corbyn has extended his influence over Labour’s governing body following elections to the National Executive Committee. Jon Lansman, the founder of the Corbyn-supporting Momentum group which wants more grassroots say over policy, was among three new […]

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Women and voting: Suffragist Millicent Fawcett

In the 100th anniversary year of women winning the vote in the UK, Westminster Hour reporter Ellie Price looked back at the life of suffragist Millicent Fawcett. The Fawcett Society’s chief executive Sam Smethers said she “was there from the beginning to the end, built the movement, saw it through and was there to negotiate […]

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Bolton: Views not Marney's 'core beliefs'

UKIP leader Henry Bolton says he has ended his relationship with his girlfriend after she reportedly made racist comments about Meghan Markle. He said their romance was “obviously quite incompatible” with his role as party leader but he had no intention of resigning. He told the Today programme that he didn’t believe those views were […]

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Developing countries warned UK could cut foreign aid

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPenny Mordaunt says countries need to be encouraged to invest in themselves The UK could cut its aid to developing countries that fail to invest in their own people, the international development secretary has said. Penny Mordaunt told the Daily Telegraph she “won’t invest” when others should […]