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Men's Football Chelsea book a place in the Europa semi-finals

CHELSEA have booked their place in the Europa League semi-final after holding off a late fightback from Slavia Prague to win 4-3 (5-3 on aggregate) at Stamford Bridge.

The hosts flew out of the blocks, scoring all four of their goals in the opening half hour but manager Maurizio Sarri was ...

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British soldiers must help investigate Iraqi teen’s death

BRITISH soldiers must help an investigation into the drowning of an Iraqi teenager, a retired High Court judge has said.

Iraq Fatality Investigations (IFI) chief Sir George Newman wants to meet the soldiers’ lawyers to discuss his probe into the death of 18-year-old Saeed ...

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Ocasio-Cortez defends suggestion US should cut military aid to Israel

UNITED STATES Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has defended her suggestion that military aid to Israel should be axed after the re-election of “Trump-like” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

She has faced criticism after explaining in an interview with the Yahoo News ...

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Konta remains upbeat for Fed Cup despite slipping down the rankings

JOHANNA KONTA remains positive about progress after slipping down the Women’s Tennis Association rankings.

At the beginning of 2018 Konta ranked in the world’s top 10 but now sits 46th, despite this, she remains Britain’s top-ranked female player.

British number one, Konta ...

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Derry reporter's life ‘snuffed out by a single barbaric act’

JOURNALIST Lyra Mckee had her life “snuffed out by a single barbaric act,” her partner said at a rally in her memory today after she was shot dead by a dissident group in Derry.

Sara Canning told the thousands gathered to pay tribute to Ms McKee that she had lost the love of her life ...

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Ocasio-Cortez has exposed Israel’s role as imperialism’s essential ally

THE results of the Israeli election which confirmed Benjamin Netanyahu as premier marked another stage in that country’s transition to a fully apartheid state.

Despite well-founded investigations into corruption and an appalling record of racist hate-mongering against Israel’s Arab ...

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Morning Star NUJ chapel is appalled by the tragic killing of Lyra McKee

THE Morning Star NUJ chapel is appalled by the killing of fellow journalist and NUJ member Lyra McKee in Derry last night. 

The Star chapel would like to send its condolences and solidarity to her family and colleagues.

Lyra McKee was a courageous investigative journalist and LGBT ...

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Interserve workers to strike over job cuts

AGENCY workers employed by Interserve for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will strike from May Day against the firm’s refusal to negotiate on job cuts, contract changes and sick pay.

Cleaners, messengers, print workers and porters who are members of the PCS union are set to ...

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Men's Football From joy to despair in seconds, Manchester City crash out of the Champions League

by James Nalton at Eastlands

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR are through to the Champions League semi-finals following a memorable night of football and a rollercoaster ride of emotions at Eastlands.

A unbelievable end to their meeting with Manchester City followed a crazy start, with VAR ...

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Harlow hospital cleaners vote on strikes against outsourcing plan

NHS cleaners at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, are voting on strike action over plans to privatise their services.

The cleaners have warned that patients will suffer if their jobs are transferred out of the NHS as a new private company would cut corners to make ...

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Former Iranian President quotes Tupac in tweet mourning the death of US rapper Nipsey Hussle

FORMER Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has caused astonishment after quoting lyrics from 2Pac as he expressed his sorrow at the death of US rapper, Nipsey Hussle.

He tweeted his condolences in a message that said: “Was recently informed about the death of @NipseyHussle and I was ...

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The merry-go-round of Irish border warnings is not what it seems

THE Establishment-backed campaign against Brexit bears some resemblance to that against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Almost every day, there’s a report highlighting something negative about them. That’s only to be expected.

But it’s the merry-go-round reappearance of the same ...

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Prison officers jailed for ‘brutality’

TWO prison officers who inflicted “brutality and violence” on young people at Medomsley Detention Centre in Co Durham in the 1970s and 1980s were jailed today.

Brian Greenwell, 71, and Alan Bramley, 70, were convicted at Teesside Crown Court.

A witness said that Mr Greenwell, ...

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British state accused of cruel and inhumane cover-up over child killings in the north of Ireland

RELATIVES have warned of a scandal over hidden files on the murder of children by British state forces in the north of Ireland during the Troubles and demand the immediate release of official papers.

They have written to Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley, calling on her to hand ...

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European Parliament votes for £11bn subsidy to arms companies

CAMPAIGNERS have condemned a European Parliament decision to support a multibillion-pound budget for an EU army.

Yesterday, 328 MEPs voted in favour of a partial deal with EU ministers, with 231 against and 19 abstaining.

The proposal was for £11.2 billion (€13bn) to be ...

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Extinction Rebellion protesters to disrupt flights out of Heathrow

EXTINCTION REBELLION protesters are planning to disrupt Heathrow airport tomorrow, their fifth consecutive day of action.

The anti-climate change campaign group confirmed today that it plans to occupy runways at London’s main airport over the Easter weekend as part of an ...

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Press freedom organisation warns journalists face a ‘cycle of fear’

A LEADING press freedom organisation warned of a “cycle of fear” yesterday as it released its annual report highlighting increased attacks on journalists and media workers across the world.

In its 2019 world press freedom index, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said that 2019 has seen ...

2019-04-18 19:35 open_in_new
NEU Conference ’19 Union leader calls on parents to mobilise against school funding cuts

PARENTS must mobilise against school funding cuts as the next election “will be fought on education,” the leader of Britain's biggest teaching union said yesterday.

The rallying cry came from National Education Union (NEU) joint general secretary Kevin Courtney in his keynote address ...

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Facebook bans far-right groups

FACEBOOK has banned far-right groups in a belated attempt to remove white supremacist content from the  social media platform.

The tech giant was lambasted last month after the massacre of 50 Muslims in New Zealand was livestreamed on its website.

Today, Facebook kicked the ...

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Jack Straw gives Erdogan’s wife humanitarian award

FORMER Labour foreign secretary Jack Straw has dished out a “humanitarian award” to the wife of Turkish autocrat Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a ceremony in London.

Tony and Cherie Blair were also keynote speakers at the World Humanitarian Forum, a two-day event ending today that critics ...

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Xi calls on China's communists to alleviate poverty

CHINESE President Xi Jinping called on Communist Party officials to step up efforts to alleviate poverty and build a prosperous society for all today during a tour of the country.

“Not a single person should be left behind in the building of a moderately prosperous society in all ...

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