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Who’s Allowed to Wear a Black Panther Mask?

Advertisement In an interview with BuzzFeed News in the fall, Sterling K. Brown, a star of “Black Panther,” thrilled at the prospect of children, black and white, dressing up as the title character. “This Halloween, the first time I see a little kid, a white kid, dressed up as Black Panther, I’m taking a picture,” he said. “You better believe I’m taking a picture, because that’s the crossover.” Chadwick Boseman, who plays Black Panther in the film, had already witnessed said crossover, he said in the same interview: “I’ve seen…

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Victims allowed to challenge Worboys release

Two of John Worboys’ victims have been given the go ahead to challenge the decision to release him. The full judicial review hearing will take place in the High Court on 13 March and Worboys will stay in jail until then. Sir Brian Leveson called him to appear in person at the Royal Courts of Justice due to video link issues. Worboys’ victims were unaware he would be present, but Sir Brian said it was important he was there. Earlier in the hearing, Worboys agreed that the victims and the…

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Jeremy Hunt says doctors must be allowed to discuss mistakes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said doctors need to be able to reflect openly and freely about mistakes they have made. He was speaking on the Today programme following the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, who was struck off after being found guilty of the manslaughter by gross negligence of a six-year-old boy. Mr Hunt warned of the “unintended consequences” of the ruling. Patients would be safer if doctors were able to learn from mistakes, he said. “In medicine, all over the world…

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British IS fighters 'should not be allowed back into the UK'

No British citizen who has fought for so-called Islamic State should be allowed back into the country, the defence secretary has said. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Gavin Williamson said: “Quite simply, my view is a dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain.” He said everything should be done “to destroy and eliminate that threat.” At least 800 Britons have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight for IS and 130 of those have been killed in conflict. Mr Williamson, who took over as defence secretary last…

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Mark Clattenburg: ‘I allowed Tottenham to self-destruct and lose Premier League title in 2016’

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has admitted he allowed Tottenham to “self-destruct” when they lost the title to Leicester last year.  The official took charge of Spurs’ bad-tempered 2-2 draw at Chelsea in May 2016 which allowed the Foxes to clinch a shock top-flight crown.  Needing to win to keep their title hopes alive, Tottenham lost a 2-0 lead at Stamford Bridge as Clattenburg booked nine players and Chelsea and Spurs received fines of £375,000 and £225,000 respectively from the Football Association.  But the 42-year-old said he went into…

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Women in Saudi Arabia cheer news they will be allowed into sport stadiums

Women in Saudi Arabia on Monday welcomed the announcement that from next year they will be allowed to watch sporting events in previously all-male stadiums for the first time. The move is the latest in a series of reforms in the deeply conservative Sunni Muslim kingdom that last month granted women the right to drive. In this September 23, 2017 photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi men and women attend national day ceremonies at the King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Women will be allowed into sports…

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Women in Scotland allowed abortion pill at home

Women in Scotland are the first in the UK to be allowed to take the abortion pill at home. Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer has written to all health boards to say the drug misoprostol can be taken by women outside of a clinical setting. The change brings Scotland in line with other countries such as Sweden and France. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service has been lobbying to change the law in the UK for years. Two tablets The medical abortion treatment involves taking two different medicines. The first tablet is…

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