Buyer is offering decorations for museum display and sale proceeds will go to charity projects across the globeThe descendant of a war hero has bought his great-uncle's Victoria Cross and other medals for £840,000, so they can be shared with the public. Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza paid a world-record price for the collection at auction, 100 years after the VC was awarded to V-Adm Gordon Campbell. Continue reading... [...]
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Robert Mugabe 'guaranteed immunity' according to sources in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety will be protected in his home country under a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. Mr Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe from independence in 1980, stepped down on Tuesday after the army seized power and the ruling party turned against him. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president sacked by Mr Mugabe earlier [...]
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Decision dashes hopes of cities such as Dundee and Leeds, which were preparing bids costing hundreds of thousands of poundsThe EU will not allow a British city to become European capital of culture in 2023 after Brexit, dashing the hopes of Dundee, Leeds and others that were preparing bids costing hundreds of thousands of pounds.The European commission said it would not be possible because only countries that were in the EU, the European Economic Area [...]
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Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change
After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana. [...]
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The Moto Z is a phone built around a strong gimmick, but it's a gimmick nonetheless. A little over a year after release, the company has added some interesting Mods to its selection, but none have offered an entirely compelling justification for the phone's modular system. That certainly applies to the new Alexa Smart Speaker. Read More [...]
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Representative Scott Taylor of Virginia says if his daughter had been among Senate candidate's alleged victims, ‘I'd break his fingers and worse'A Republican congressman has said he would have beaten up Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for a US Senate seat in Alabama, if any of the women who have made sexual misconduct allegations against the judge had been his daughter. Related: Trump hails 'invisible' plane in remarks to coast guard: 'The enemy cannot see [...]
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Friday: former president of Zimbabwe told he can remain in the country in deal with army. Plus: Argentinian navy confirms explosion on day submarine went missingGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 24 November 2017. Continue reading... [...]
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Sean McGrotty was over the drink-drive limit when his car slid off Buncrana pier in Donegal killing him and four of his familyThe driver of a jeep that slid off a pier and into an Irish lough killing him and four of his family died from misadventure, an inquest has found.Sean McGrotty was over the drink-drive limit when his Audi 4x4 slid down Buncrana pier into Lough Swilly in County Donegal in the Irish Republic. [...]
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Zimbabwe must reform after Mugabe, says first British minster to visit country in two decades
Britain called on the incoming president of Zimbabwe to make good on promises to establish a new democracy following Robert Mugabe's fall from power as the first government minister to visit the country in nearly 20 years landed in Harare. Rory Stewart, Britain's minister for Africa, called on Emmerson Mnangagwa to show "clear resolve" on reform as he arrived in the capital for talks with officials and civil society activists on Thursday. The [...]
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