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El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madrid postponed because of fears over civil unrest

[ad_1] This month's El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been postponed because of fears of civil unrest.The match was scheduled for 26 October but there have been days of protest in Barcelona after nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed on Monday.Earlier this week, La Liga asked the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to switch the game to Madrid.The clubs must agree a new date by Monday.More to follow [ad_2]
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Five charged over Extinction Rebellion Tube protests

[ad_1] Image copyright Extinction Rebellion Image caption Protesters climbed to the top of a train carriage at Shadwell station Five people have been charged following climate change protests at three London Tube stations.Some of the activists were dragged from the roof of trains by commuters at Stratford, Canning Town and Shadwell during Thursday's rush hour.Two men and two women have been charged with obstructing a train at Shadwell.One man has

Lady Gaga plummets off stage in a fan’s arms during Vegas show

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star has been performing her Enigma show in Vegas since December 2018 Lady Gaga fell head over heels off into the audience during the latest date of her Las Vegas residency.The star had invited a fan called Jack to join her on stage and jumped into his arms - but he lost his footing and the pair plummeted to the floor."We legitimately
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Sainsbury’s to stop selling fireworks

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some have called for firework sales to be banned to protect pets and the vulnerable Sainsbury's has become the first major supermarket to stop selling fireworks at its 2,300 stores across the UK.The company said it made the decision following a regular yearly review of all its products.Last year, a petition to ban the public sale of fireworks to protect animals, children and

Robot learns to deliver packages, plus other tech news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Omar Mehtab looks at some of the week's best technology stories including: A robotic hand solves a Rubik's cube Nasa unveils a new prototype spacesuit which could be worn by astronauts on the Moon A robot learns to how identify a package, avoid obstacles while it walks and place it in its final location See more at Click's website and @BBCClick [ad_2] Source link
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Motorbiking to Everest: Landslides, monsoons and altitude

[ad_1] These bikers have become the first all-female motorcycling group to reach Everest base camp.As if the 1,500-mile (2,400km) journey through the Himalayas was not tough enough, monsoon rain caused landslides that blocked some mountain passes and turned others into rocky mud-baths.They also had to negotiate ice-cold waterfalls.Some 24 women set off from Kathmandu, Nepal, raising money for charities and good causes.But broken bones, exhaustion and altitude sickness meant only
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Brexit: DUP ‘encouraging’ Tory MPs to reject deal

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption DUP MP Sammy Wilson says the party wants Conservatives to "take a stand" against the deal The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has said it is "encouraging" Conservative MPs to vote down Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal on Saturday.The UK and EU announced a revised plan that includes different proposals to avoid a hard Irish border.But the DUP will not support it and has
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Autism: Strangers help Abertillery girl celebrate birthday

[ad_1] Image copyright PJ Robins Image caption The local community rallied after friends failed to show up for Remi's birthday The father of an autistic girl said he was "blown away" when strangers responded to a desperate plea to help his daughter celebrate her birthday.Remi was so upset when only two children turned up for her fifth birthday party that she asked her mother "where are all my friends?"So her
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Trump on Turkish-Kurdish conflict: ‘Sometimes you have to let them fight’

[ad_1] Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw.The deal came after US Vice-President Mike Pence and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met for talks in Ankara.President Trump reacted to the deal as he held a rally in Texas, suggesting that Turkish and Kurdish forces had needed to "fight a little while". [ad_2] Source link