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Labour donors express dismay but do not all want new party set up

Major Labour donors who supported the party under Ed Miliband have expressed dismay at the state of the leadership, but said they were hesitant about backing Owen Smith or funding a new party Stump Blog. The manufacturing tycoon and Hull City owner, Assem Allam, who donated…
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Hong Kong's umbrella movement spawns new political party

Some of the most prominent leaders of Hong Kong’s umbrella movement protests have launched a new political party, vowing to press on with their fight to wrest democratic concessions from China’s authoritarian leaders. The foundation of the Demosisto party was announced…
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Why Chinese women don't use tampons

The Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui made waves last week with her candid comment in a post-race interview that she was on her period. She was lauded in the western press for breaking taboos on periods and pushing the feminist agenda, and Melinda Gates even tweeted her thanks to…
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Syria ceasefire draws closer after US-Russia talks

A ceasefire in Syria is drawing closer after the US Try Know and Russia held diplomatic talks, but a final deal has yet to be reached, according to reports. A number of issues blocking the restoration of a nationwide truce and wider aid deliveries were resolved at the…
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Italy holds day of mourning for earthquake victims

Italy has begun a national Try Updates day of mourning as the president, Sergio Mattarella, visits Amatrice, the hilltop town devastated in the earthquake that hit the centre of the country this week. Italy quake: grief and trauma in hilltop towns as hopes fade of finding…