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The White House has excluded several news outlets from a media briefing, leading to accusations Donald Trump is retaliating for unwelcome reporting. Among organisations denied access were the BBC, CNN, the Daily Mail, The Guardian and BuzzFeed. CNN attacked the block, saying: "This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House.
A man takes a picture in front of a mural of Claudio Ranieri in Leicester city centre. Claudio Ranieri has admitted his “dream died” when he was sacked by Leicester City, with the Italian paying tribute to the supporters for the “amazing adventure” which led to the club being crowned Premier League champions last season for the first time. As numerous figures, from the Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, to England rugby union’s head coach, Eddie Jones, expressed their solidarity following his departure on Thursday, Ranieri released a statement via the League Managers Association in which he expressed his sadness at leaving the role he had occupied since replacing Nigel Pearson in July 2015.
The pair played husband and wife Karen and Harry in the 2003 romantic comedy. Rickman, also famous for roles including villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, died of cancer aged 69 in January 2016. Speaking at the premiere of her latest film, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Thompson said it was "too soon" after his death for her to appear in the charity revival by director Richard Curtis.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on Saturday, addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of stepping down.
Ronald Koeman believes European qualification would help attract players to Everton. Ronald Koeman hopes Manchester United beat his former club Southampton in Sunday’s EFL Cup final to enhance Everton’s prospects of qualifying for Europe. Southampton are bidding for their first major trophy in 41 years at Wembley but, despite enjoying two successful seasons at St Mary’s Stadium, Koeman will not allow sentimentality to shape his view of the League Cup final.
Nigel Farage has piled pressure on his successor over UKIP's defeat in Stoke-on-Trent Central, claiming he should have done better in the crunch by-election. The former UKIP leader said his party's messaging was too "mainstream" and its campaign machine lacked professionalism. Speaking to Sky News from the Conservative Political Action Conference in the US, Mr Farage said: "The message could have been clearer on issues like immigration.
Tributes have been paid to a an "irrepressibly optimistic and kind" university worker who died after being struck by debris during Storm Doris. Tahnie Martin was walking past a Starbucks cafe in Dudley Street, in Wolverhampton city centre, when she was hit by a large piece of wooden roofing just before midday on Thursday. The 29-year-old, who worked at the University of Wolverhampton, died at the scene after suffering "very serious" head injuries.
By linking the details of that vein pattern to a bank card, you can then close the circle. Instead of using a contactless card to pay for a round of drinks, you instead use your finger. This is very clever technology, being used in a very small test, but so far it is working.
Kuala Lumpur airport is to be swept for chemicals, nearly two weeks after the murder of Kim Jong-Nam with a toxic nerve agent. Following test results which showed the 45-year old was killed by the banned substance VX, officials have said they will be conducting a "forensic sweep" of one of the terminals. The checks, which will take place at 1am on Sunday local time, will be carried out by police forensic teams as well as their hazardous materials unit, the fire service and the Atomic Energy Licensing Board.
David Miliband has thrown himself into Labour's by-election infighting by declaring the party is at its weakest for 50 years, while also refusing to rule out a comeback. The former foreign secretary and Blairite standard bearer says Labour is now weaker than it was in the 1980s and must confront the "historic nature" of the challenge it faces. Mr Miliband was speaking in an interview in The Times after Labour's defeat by the Conservatives in the Copeland by-election, which has prompted calls from some Labour MPs for Jeremy Corbyn to quit.
Tens of thousands of children in a quarter of London schools are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can cause lifelong health problems, a study has found. The research shows that 802 of the capital's 3,261 nurseries, primaries, secondary schools and colleges in 2013 were within 150 metres of nitrogen dioxide levels that breach EU legal limits. London is not alone in facing an air pollution crisis - Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton are also badly affected, experts say.
Kendall Jenner is gorgeous - duh. In fact, and no shade here, but she just may be my favorite of the Kardashian clan. There’s just something about her, right? Well, maybe it’s because she takes after her mother, Kris Jenner. You’re gonna have to do a double take with you see Ken’s latest photos. Cause this girl looks JUST LIKE HER MOTHER! Hair and all. Kendall rocked the runway for Milan fashion week in several shows - but one of the more prestigious events was the Moschino show last night. Kendall was flawless opening the show as she confidently walked down the runway in a khaki suit and matching hat. But when the 21-year-old model removed the hat for her second look of the event, we had to take a second look of our own. Kendall is the spitting image of her mother, Kris Jenner. She had her mom’s stare down pat. All she really needed was her mom’s signature shades and they’d be twins. Which look do you prefer? Kendall as herself, or Kendall as Kris? Let us know in the comments below.
By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Friday as worries about rising U.S. supplies outweighed OPEC pledges to boost compliance with output curbs. U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a sixth consecutive week, extending a nine-month recovery, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said. Brent crude oil settled down 59 cents, or 1.04 percent, at $55.99 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate ended the session 46 cents lower at $53.99 a barrel.
Iraqi forces are advancing again, pushing further into western Mosul. With Islamic State positions under fire the infantry soon rolls into action. Like many of Iraq's fighting forces taking part in this campaign, they are on a personal mission of revenge and redemption.
La La Land actor Ryan Gosling says he had two choices when making the Oscar nominated movie - learn to play piano or "shatter the dreams" of director Damien Chazelle. "Luckily for Ryan and Emma they were not supposed to be Fred and Ginger.
The video from the Fairtrade Foundation has been released to encourage customers to think before they buy. Child workers are seen delivering fruit and veg to people’s doors to show their reaction when buyers realise what they’re supporting with their money. Farmers in countries such as Malawi, Kenya and Ivory Coast all contribute to produce that is sold in the UK, but surveys show many of them, including children, are still living in poverty.
Telegraph subscribers have the chance to win a very special Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle prize package, which includes travel expenses and luxury accommodation in picturesque surroundings. Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle is a partnership between four of the North’s most influential visual arts organisations: Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. As well as receiving tickets to each site, goodie bags and special private tours including lunch, the lucky winner will enjoy a night of luxury plus breakfast at Oulton Hall and £75 towards travel expenses.
LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways "mixed fleet" cabin crew members are to strike for another seven consecutive days from March 3, trade union Unite said on Friday. The mixed fleet crew, who make up around 15 percent of the total BA cabin staff, have been in a long-running dispute over pay and Unite said that the solid results announced earlier on Friday by BA's owner IAG meant they could meet the union's demands. In previous mixed-fleet strikes, British Airways has said it would keep disruption to customers to a minimum, with all customers able to reach their destinations. ...
The top US military commander for the Middle East made a secret trip to northern Syria to meet a US-backed alliance fighting the Islamic State group, the alliance's spokesman said.
Four pigs with genomes edited to try to make them resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), which can result in lung problems and abortions, have been created. Initial tests in the laboratory have shown that the pigs' immune cells that are the target of the PRRS virus are resistant to it. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute used the CRIPSR/Cas9 gene editing technique to alter the pigs' genomes to make a change in a protein called CD163, which is present on a type of immune cell called a macrophage.
The United Nations has handed a working paper on procedural issues and ideas for a political process to the Syrian opposition, its lead negotiator said after holding talks with mediator Staffan de Mistura. "There is a paper about the procedural issues and some ideas to begin the political process," Nasr al-Hariri told reporters after at least two hours of talks. The government delegation had earlier said it would study a paper after seeing de Mistura.
Kim Dotcom is an unlikely folk hero for the tech world – neither a preppy Ivy League grad in a suit, a hipster, nor a Silicon Valley-esque geek in a hoodie. Kim Dotcom, 43, born Kim Schmitz in Germany, shot to fame during the dotcom boom and the launch of his file hosting site Megaupload in 2005 would change the course of his life. Once one of the biggest sites on the internet, it was shut down in 2012 with Dotcom accused of copyright infringement, money laundering and racketeering.
What is a solar eclipse? A solar eclipse happens when the moon casts a shadow on the earth as it passes between the earth and the sun, blocking out the light. The diameter of the Sun is 400 times that of the moon but it lies 400 times further away - which means if you are in exactly the right alignment on the surface of the Earth at the right time, you will see the two celestial bodies overlap.