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Day: February 26, 2018

Corbyn backs staying in UK-EU customs union after Brexit
Featured, United Kingdom

Corbyn backs staying in UK-EU customs union after Brexit

    Jeremy Corbyn has called for Britain to form a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union after Brexit, as he set out his party's new policy on leaving the European Union. The Labour leader said that it was necessary for Britain to retain close ties to Europe in order to prevent a hard border between Ireland and the UK. We have long argued that a customs union is a viable option for the final deal. So Labour would seek to negotiate a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union to ensure that there are no tariffs with Europe and to help avoid any need for a hard border in Northern Ireland, he said. However he insisted that any new customs union would "need to ensure the UK has a say in future trade deals" conducted between the EU and other countries. Leaving the European Unio...
Bollywood superstar Sridevi drowned in bathtub
Asia, Featured

Bollywood superstar Sridevi drowned in bathtub

    Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor drowned in her hotel bathtub after fainting this weekend, police have said. The 54-year-old actress, described as India's first female superstar, died on Saturday night in Dubai. Her brother-in-law, actor Sanjay Kapoor, told the Indian Express on Sunday she had suffered a heart attack and had no known heart condition. On Monday Dubai police, citing a post-mortem, tweeted: "The death of Indian actress Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment's bathtub following loss of consciousness." Police have now referred the case to the public prosecutor. Sridevi, who was known only by her first name, was in the Gulf to attend a wedding with her husband, Boney Kapoor, and younger daughter Khushi. Videos appearing to show her ...
Family feared dead as death toll rises to five in Leicester explosion
Featured, United Kingdom

Family feared dead as death toll rises to five in Leicester explosion

    A man is desperately seeking information about members of his extended family after the explosion that flattened a building in Leicester on Sunday evening, killing at least five people. Firefighters using search and rescue dogs are continuing to search the collapsed property amid fears there are people who remain unaccounted for. A Leicestershire fire and rescue spokesman said emergency services were searching for gaps in the building in which people could have survived. The search is expected to continue throughout Monday. He [my brother-in-law] doesn’t know what’s happened to his other children, he said. His two older sons are missing, his wife is missing and one of his son’s girlfriends is believed to be missing. We’ve been waiting [for news] since 7pm last nigh...