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New £50 bank note ‘must recognise ethnic minorities’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Punch magazine tribute to Mary Seacole in 1857 (left) and a London statue of British-Indian agent Noor Inayat Khan Comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar and presenter Sandi Toksvig are among those calling for a historic figure from a black and ethnic minority background (BAME) to feature on the new £50 note. The Bank of England ...

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Australia appoints military leader as next governor general

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has named a distinguished military leader as its next governor general, who represents Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the country’s head of state, ahead of an election in May. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Sunday that David Hurley, former Australian Defence Force chief and current governor of the state of New South Wales, has been appointed to ...

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Newspaper headlines: ‘PM’s team plots new referendum’ and Strictly winner

Newspaper headlines: ‘PM’s team plots new referendum’ and Strictly winner By BBC News Staff Image caption Reports of ministerial pleas for a second referendum on Brexit make Sunday’s front pages. The Observer says the PM is being urged to give MPs free rein to vote for another public ballot. The paper also reports that a cross-party group of MPs have ...

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Deep in the red: Chinese county pays price for vanity-project binge

RUCHENG COUNTY, China (Reuters) – In the heart of an impoverished village in southern China, a life-sized statue of Mao Zedong sits on a platform adorned with intricate stonework, flanked by a diorama of Red Army soldiers and traditional brick-and-tile homes with curved roofs. Women visit a statue of late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong in Shazhou village, Rucheng county, Hunan ...

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Nations agree global climate pact rules, but seen as weak

KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming. COP24 President Michal Kurtyka is greeted after adopting the final agreement during a closing session of the COP24 U.N. Climate ...

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European Rugby Champions Cup: Leinster 42-15 Bath

Johnny Sexton has signed a new deal with the IRFU, meaning he will play for Ireland and Leinster until 2021 European Rugby Champions Cup – Pool 1 Leinster: (28) 42 Tries: Conan, O’Loughlin, Lowe, Byrne, Leavy, Gibson-Park Cons: Sexton (5), Byrne Bath: (10) 15 Tries: Louw, Underhill Cons: Wilson Pens: Wilson Champions Cup holders Leinster made up ground on pool ...

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Ruud Gullit says it is ‘almost impossible’ for black players to speak out about racism

Football Focus: Does football have a racism problem? Black footballers find it “almost impossible” to speak out over racism because they are cast in a “victim role” when they discuss it, says former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit. Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling was subject to alleged racist abuse from Chelsea fans last week. He said newspapers are helping to “fuel ...

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