Women gain ground in Jordan election despite yawning gender gap

Women claim 20 parliamentary seats as move to proportional representation reaps dividends for record number of female candidates Womens rights campaigners in Jordan believe the country is slowly moving towards more progressive political representation after female MPs won 20 of 130 seats in parliamentary elections on Tuesday, compared with 18 out of 150 in the […]

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‘This is our reality’: NFL players grapple with reactions to anthem protests

Cam Newton, Richard Sherman, Michael Thomas and Jelani Jenkins spoke Wednesday in the wake of the latest police shootings NFL players continue to wrestle with the implications of the national anthem protests that have made headlines around the league over the past few weeks. Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas and linebacker Jelani Jenkins said on […]

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Derrick Rose rape accuser’s name to be made public during trial, judge rules

Judge cites precedence for civil trial set to begin 4 October despite defenses argument that dropping anonymity could lead to harassment The woman who accused New York Knicks player Derrick Rose of gang-rape will be unable to remain anonymous during the upcoming civil trial, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday, despite her lawyers arguing […]

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What’s next for Apple’s 13bn tax battle?

Margrethe Vestager is on a US charm offensive, making the case about recovering alleged unpaid taxes but she has been met with more offense than charm In the wake of last months controversial decision by the European Commission to

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Marcus Rashford helps stuttering Manchester United beat Northampton

Manchester United stuttered to a 3-1 win over Northampton Town in the EFL Cup thanks to late goals from Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford The passion and drama of Jos Mourinhos first meeting in English football with Pep Guardiola continues to feel fresh. The Manchester United manager at Swansea City and Mourinhos team were too […]

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Congress scolds Mylan CEO for trying to get ‘filthy rich’ off EpiPens

Heather Bresch tells House committee the company should have better anticipated severity of price hikes and says generic version will be sold soon US politicians have accused the boss of drug company Mylan of attempting to get filthy rich by jacking up the price of life-saving allergy treatment EpiPen. Speaking at a congressional hearing on […]

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Gridlock was ‘important to Trenton,’ says George Washington Bridge official

The head of the agency that operates the George Washington Bridge testified Wednesday that he was told Chris Christies office was briefed on lane closures The head of the agency that operates the George Washington Bridge testified on Wednesday that a former colleague charged with causing gridlock for political retribution tried to persuade him to […]

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Researchers say there are no benefits of testosterone treatments for men

Analysis of more than 200 studies conducted since 1950 finds no validity to drug industrys portrayal of testosterone as akin to a miracle drug for ageing men A little more than a year ago, the Food and Drug Administration put the brakes on a massive push by drugmakers to market testosterone treatments to the average […]

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Japan PM calls North Korea threat ‘substantially more serious’ than in past

Shinzo Abe calls on UN to step up action to thwart Pyongyangs plans, as the country has launched 21 ballistic missles and conducted two nuclear tests in 2016 The threat posed by Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday. In an address to the annual United Nations general assembly, Abe said the world needed to thwart North […]

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Chuk Iwuji: ‘My Hamlet is an ugly beast about to be unleashed’

A stalwart of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Iwuji is finally playing Hamlet, in a production inspired by Black Lives Matter and which is being performed in homeless shelters and prisons For the Nigerian-born British actor Royal Shakespeare Company, watching from the wings as celebrated actors spoke the famous soliloquies. As the ambassador Cornelius, Iwuji had […]

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