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Supreme Court Brexit case told Scotland should get say on Brexit

Supreme Court Brexit case told Scotland should get say on Brexit

Scotland’s top legal officer has said the Scottish Parliament’s consent is needed before the UK triggers Brexit. Lord Advocate James Wolffe said he was not arguing Holyrood had a veto, but said its consent was required because of the “significant changes” Brexit would make to its powers. He was speaking on day three of the […]

Lib Dems fined £20,000 by watchdog over undeclared payments

Lib Dems fined £20,000 by watchdog over undeclared payments

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg resigned in 2015, after the party kept just eight of the 57 seats won in 2010 The Liberal Democrats have been fined £20,000 by the Electoral Commission for failing to declare all their spending in the 2015 general election campaign. An investigation by the commission […]

Pakistan crash pilot called ground control over engine problem

Pakistan crash pilot called ground control over engine problem

Image copyright EPA Image caption Flight PK-661 was flying from Chitral to Islamabad The pilot of a flight that crashed in Pakistan made a mayday call just before losing contact, the airline said. He also told flight controllers of an engine problem at 16:09 local time (11:09 GMT) on Wednesday, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chairman […]

Indonesia quake: Search for survivors continues

Indonesia quake: Search for survivors continues

Image copyright AP Image caption Many residents have been left homeless after their houses were toppled by the earthquake Rescuers are continuing their search for survivors in Indonesia’s Aceh province a day after a powerful quake struck the area killing 97 people. The magnitude 6.5 tremor damaged or toppled more than two hundred buildings, and […]

Giraffes facing 'silent extinction' as population plunges

Giraffes facing 'silent extinction' as population plunges

Image copyright IUCN Image caption A combination of factors has helped drive down giraffe populations in many parts of Africa A dramatic drop in giraffe populations over the past 30 years has seen the world’s tallest land mammal classified as vulnerable to extinction. Numbers have gone from around 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 in 2015 […]

'Limping giant'

'Limping giant'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Muhammadu Buhari was the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali, editor-in-chief of Nigeria’s Daily Trust paper, looks at why the Nigerian president is finding it hard to please anyone. Muhammad Buhari’s second coming as Nigeria’s […]

Perls

Perls

Quelque part dans cette vie: Pierre Dux and Jane Birkin on stage (on film in 1990)

“Quelque part dans cette vie” was a two-character play by Israel Horowitz Done Quelque part dans cette vie: Pierre Dux and Jane Birkin on stage (on film in 1990)

Jeanne Moreau the Great defines glamour on tv (on film in the 90s)

The film is Joseph Losey’s much over-rated “Eva”: elegant black and white photography and couture gowns, but trash all the same… Done Jeanne Moreau the Great defines glamour on tv (on film in the 90s)

Singer/Actor Sammy Davis, Jr. with His Wife, Swedish Actress May Britt, & Two of Their Children, 1966, Ebony

One of several photos that accompanied a 1966 article on the at-the-time controversial topic of interracial marriage, written by popular black entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) about his marriage to Swedish actress May Britt (b. March 22, 1934).   Article title: “Is My Mixed Marriage Mixing Up My Kids?” […]