'It's OK to be white' bill defeated in Australian Senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say the motion by Pauline Hanson, pictured in 2017, was a publicity stunt Australia’s Senate has narrowly defeated a motion condemning “anti-white racism”, by just three votes. Pauline Hanson, the leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party, wanted backing for her motion which …

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Hostage held at Cologne main train station

Image copyright AFP Image caption So far reports speak of one hostage held at the station Cologne’s main railway station is being evacuated because of a hostage-taking emergency, German police say. An armed man has taken a woman hostage at a chemist’s there, a police spokesman says. The area in …

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Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey 'to search Saudi consulate' in Istanbul

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance Turkish officials investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will search Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul later on Monday, according to reports. Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate …

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MJ Akbar: India minister sues #MeToo accuser

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Akbar has strongly denied the allegations Indian minister MJ Akbar has filed a defamation case against a woman journalist who named him as part of a #MeToo movement gripping the country. Priya Ramani’s allegations against Mr Akbar inspired more women to talk about …

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Katie Hopkins musical wins UK Theatre Award

Image caption Katie Hopkins is a former Apprentice contestant turned divisive TV personality A musical that uses the imagined death of contentious columnist Katie Hopkins as its starting point has been named best musical at the UK Theatre Awards. The Assassination of Katie Hopkins ran at Theatr Clwyd in Wales …

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China star detained for 'anthem insult'

Image copyright Weibo Image caption Ms Yang has over one million followers on Weibo, arguably China’s most popular social media platform A Chinese live-streaming celebrity has been detained for five days for “insulting” the country’s national anthem. Yang Kaili, a 20-year-old with tens of millions of followers, had appeared on …

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