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Government rejects call for vaginal mesh implants ban

The government has rejected a call for an inquiry and a ban on surgical mesh implants across the UK. It follows a debate on the matter by MPs in the House of Commons. A number of women from Northern Ireland were among those who travelled to London to hear the debate take place. The women said they had been left in chronic pain after they were given mesh or tape implants, which are used to treat organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Use of the devices to treat those conditions has…

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Juan Mata rejects mega-money Chinese Super League offer to extend Manchester United stay

Mata is expected to extend his stay at Manchester United by a further year Thursday, October 12, 2017 Juan Mata has turned down a money-spinning move to join the Chinese Super League and is now likely to extend his stay at Old Trafford. Mata is expected to stay at United with boss Jose Mourinho poised to trigger a clause in his contract that would extend his stay by a year. The Spain international was approached by representatives from China to gauge his interest in moving and was offered a huge rise…

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UK rejects terminally ill man's request to die

Britain’s High Court has rejected a terminally ill man’s request to be killed with medical help. In a ruling on Thursday, three judges turned down Noel Conway’s request for assisted suicide. Conway, 67, has motor neurone disease and has been given less than six months to live. Conway had applied to the court in July, asking for a declaration that Britain’s outlawing of suicide is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. After the ruling, Conway said he was “deeply disappointed” and intended to appeal. He said that since…

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Fifa rejects appeal over Silva's move to Leicester

Fifa has rejected the Football Association’s appeal to rubber-stamp midfielder Adrien Silva’s move to Leicester City from Sporting Lisbon. Leicester submitted paperwork on Silva’s £22m switch 14 seconds too late on the 31 August transfer deadline. Fifa withheld Silva’s International Transfer Certificate so the Foxes could not register him to play. Leicester will now only be able to add Silva to their playing squad when the transfer window reopens in January. Silva returned to Sporting’s Estadio Jose Alvalade on Sunday and wished his former club’s fans an emotional farewell before…

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects Trump bias claims

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has dismissed comments made by Donald Trump that the site has always been against him. The US president accused the social network of “collusion” on Twitter, branding it “anti-Trump”. He made the same claim against the New York Times and the Washington Post. Facebook will shortly hand over 3,000 political adverts to congressional investigators probing alleged Russian meddling in the US election. The site believes the ads were probably purchased by Russian entities during and after the 2016 presidential contest. Facebook, Twitter and Google have been…

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Strictly Come Dancing: Judge Rinder rejects same-sex dance pairings

Strictly Come Dancing shouldn’t have same-sex couples because it would “politicise” the show, according to former contestant Judge Rinder. “Would it be a big step forward for the LGBTQI community if there were same-sex couples on Strictly? Do me a favour!” he told the Radio Times. “Some things ain’t politics and Strictly is one of them.” The debate over whether gay contestants should dance with people of the same gender has been a talking point. Comedian Susan Calman said she received criticism on social media for taking part in the…

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Everton's Barkley rejects Chelsea after agreeing terms and passing medical

Ross Barkley has turned down a move to Premier League champions Chelsea in order to stay at Everton, according to the club’s majority shareholder. Farhad Moshiri said the club had accepted a bid and Barkley had agreed personal terms, before changing his mind after passing a medical. Everton had initially rejected a £25m offer from Chelsea for the 23-year-old England midfielder on Wednesday. “It is a big surprise but that is football,” Moshiri told Sky Sports. Barkley has less than a year left on his contract and has turned down…

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