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News Daily: Smoking firm ‘hypocrisy’ and Khashoggi murdered

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here ‘Just stop making cigarettes’ Image copyright Science Photo Library “Staggering hypocrisy.” That’s the verdict of charity Cancer Research after one of the world’s biggest tobacco firms launched an advertising campaign urging smokers to quit. The Hold My Light campaign is the brainchild of Philip Morris, maker of the ...

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Afghanistan election: Female MP refutes ‘heavy’ make-up news report

Afghan news channel, Ariana, has focused on female candidates’ appearance in the run-up to the parliamentary election on 20 October. Naheed Farid – who has been a member of the country’s national assembly since 2010 – says news reports like this one “damage the process of democracy”. BBC Monitoring reports and analyses news from TV, radio, web and print media ...

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Kleenex bins ‘Mansize’ tissues – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Kleenex is scrapping “Mansize” branding from its tissue boxes after 60 years on the shelves as consumers called it out for being sexist. The company said the tissues would now be called “Extra Large”. The change comes as one customer questioned the firm after her four-year-old son asked if “girls, boys and mummies” can use them. ...

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News Daily: Canada legalises cannabis, and low hopes as Brexit summit starts

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Canada legalises cannabis use Canada has legalised the possession and use of recreational cannabis, but there are doubts about whether it’s prepared. It becomes only the second country – after Uruguay – to make the move. A nationwide market selling the drug has opened, ...

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Newspaper headlines: Call for Bercow to quit and Meghan baby news

Newspaper headlines: Call for Bercow to quit and Meghan baby news By BBC News Staff Image caption A “damning” inquiry into the “toxic” work culture in the House of Commons is the front page story in the i. The paper says “disturbing” cases were covered up and female staff were “repeatedly grabbed and propositioned”. Image caption The Times reports calls ...

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