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In pictures: Capturing a tumultuous time for Westminster

[ad_1] The House of Commons has been the scene of dramatic and highly charged exchanges in recent months as MPs debate the best way forward for the UK's Brexit strategy. Marathon late-night sittings have become the norm and a number of historic votes have meant all eyes have been on Westminster. This year marks 30 years since video cameras were installed in the Commons to allow the public to watch
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Endangered lemur twins born at Isle of Man wildlife park

[ad_1] Image copyright Carly Gough Image caption The new arrivals, which have not yet been named, are classified as endangered A ring-tailed lemur has given birth to twins at an Isle of Man wildlife park.The new arrivals, which have not yet been given names, were born to mother Acorn.Known for their black and white striped tails, the animals are indigenous to Madagascar and classified as endangered by the International Union
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Saudi Arabia ‘arrests seven including US citizens’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The latest arrests follow criticism from human rights groups Saudi Arabia has detained at least seven people, including two dual US-Saudi citizens and a pregnant woman, a London-based rights group says. Those arrested are not said to be frontline activists, but writers and bloggers who have discussed reform.They had already been under a travel ban since February, rights group ALQST says.The latest arrests come
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Thousands flock to Grand National’s Ladies Day at Aintree

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Racegoers don their finest outfits for the Grand National's Ladies Day From flamingo fascinators to fashionable frocks, thousands of women have been putting on the style for the Grand National festival at Aintree. Ladies Day is traditionally one of the biggest days in Merseyside's social calendar when women - and men - are invited to dress to impress. Taking place ahead of Saturday's Grand

Fleabag will not return, says co-star Sian Clifford

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFinal Fleabag episode is 'perfect ending' Fleabag won't return after the current series comes to an end next week, one of its stars has told BBC Breakfast."There will not be a third series," Sian Clifford said. "This is it."Clifford, who plays Fleabag's uptight sister Claire in the BBC Three comedy, said the final episode would conclude with a "beautiful, perfect ending".Her

UK scientists discover world’s tallest tropical tree

[ad_1] Image copyright Unding Jami Image caption The university said the tree is longer than a standard football pitch Scientists in the UK and Malaysia say they have discovered the world's tallest tropical tree measuring more than 100m (328ft) high. The lofty yellow meranti was spotted in a Borneo rainforest by a team from the University of Nottingham last year. Researchers from the University of Oxford then carried out 3D

Was this the weirdest week in Westminster?

[ad_1] Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Some found the week's activities funnier than others Here in Westminster, things haven't been "business as usual" for quite some time.But this week outdid itself, with every day delivering an odd surprise - and the funny reactions to match. These are just some of the weird and wonderful things to have taken place in SW1A over the past five days. Monday: BumdayWe all

US jobs rebound but wage growth slows

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US companies added 196,000 jobs in March, marking a significant rebound from poor growth in February. The US non-farm payroll figure for March was ahead of analysts' forecasts, and much stronger than the 33,000 jobs created the month before.February's figure was revised up from the initial reading of 20,000, but remains a 17-month low.Earnings data showed that the annual rate of wage increases slowed to
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Birmingham Pub bombings: Victims were unlawfully killed

[ad_1] Image copyright Birmingham Inquests Image caption The bombs killed 21 and injured 220 at the two pubs in November 1974 A botched IRA warning contributed to or caused 21 deaths in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, an inquest has found.The blasts at the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs on the night of 21 November also injured 220 people.Inquest jurors also concluded there was no error or

Microsoft responds to female harassment claims

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The email chain began with women sharing stories about Microsoft's glass ceiling Microsoft has vowed to respond after female employees shared dozens of incidents of sexual harassment and discrimination.News site Quartz said employees gathered 90 pages of testimony before Microsoft reacted.The list was begun by women frustrated that many claims of harassment had been dismissed by human resources.The list logged incidents in different divisions