Cecile Richards' message: Now is the time to get involved

Cecile Richards, who stepped down from the helm of Planned Parenthood this week after 12 years as one of the nation's most visible activists, has a message for her fellow women: Now is the time to get involved. Not soon, not next year. Now.

  • A Chechen warlord is unhappy with UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov because he slapped Conor McGregor instead of punching him
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    A Chechen warlord is unhappy with UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov because he slapped Conor McGregor instead of punching him

    A Chechen warlord is unhappy with the UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov's behaviour at UFC 229. Tukhugov was one of Khabib Nurmagomedov's teammates who was seen on video invading the UFC octagon and attacking Conor McGregor after the Irishman's stunning loss. Tukhugov then bragged on Instagram that he "slapped" McGregor during the post-fight brawl.

  • Blue Peter's Tim Vincent becomes father to twins – find out names and gender
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    Blue Peter's Tim Vincent becomes father to twins – find out names and gender

    Congratulations to former Blue Peter presenter Tim Vincent, who has become a father for the first time. The TV star has welcomed twin boys with his partner Gemma Charles, revealing the joyous news to HELLO! Baby Jasper Oliver (6Ilbs) and Felix Samuel (5Ilbs) arrived on Thursday 18 October. Tim, 45, had hinted at his baby news on Tuesday, saying it was "ironic" that he was covering Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal baby announcement.

  • The one thing Meghan doesn't miss about life before joining royal family
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    The one thing Meghan doesn't miss about life before joining royal family

    The Duchess of Sussex has revealed the one thing she doesn’t miss about her life before marrying Prince Harry – and it may surprise you. Meghan explained how quitting social media had been "freeing" as they chatted with surfing community group OneWave on Sydney’s Bondi Beach on the fourth day of their royal tour. Speaking to local resident Jessina Oakes, Meghan shared her experience of quitting social media, after famously closing her public Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts, along with her lifestyle blog The Tig, once her relationship with Prince Harry became serious.

  • Jose Mourinho must end Chelsea hoodoo to avoid another nail in his coffin at Manchester United
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    Jose Mourinho must end Chelsea hoodoo to avoid another nail in his coffin at Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho was on his way out of Manchester United. United had already spent the eve of the match desperately trying to quash reports their under pressure manager would be sacked regardless of the result, so his departure during the international break seemed unlikely, even his position remain precarious. Such talk will continue until Mourinho can dramatically turn his side’s fortunes around.

  • Ayda Williams just wore THE most stunning dress on Good Morning Britain
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    Ayda Williams just wore THE most stunning dress on Good Morning Britain

    READ MORE: How are Robbie Williams and Ayda Field friends with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank? The wife of Robbie Williams was a guest at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Saturday, and her six-year-old daughter Theodora accompanied the royal up the aisle as a bridesmaid.

  • Strictly Come Dancing curse strikes again as couple split up
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    Strictly Come Dancing curse strikes again as couple split up

    The Strictly curse has struck again as professional dancer Dianne Buswell has split from Emmerdale actor boyfriend Anthony Quinlan. The dancer, who has been partnered up social media sensation Joe Sugg this year, embarked on a long-distance relationship with the soap star in 2017.

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    Turkey suggests Khashoggi's remains taken out of consulate

    A Turkish official says investigators are assessing the possibility whether the remains of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been taken to a forest in the outskirts of Istanbul or to another city, if and after he was killed inside the diplomatic mission earlier this month. The official told The Associated Press on Friday that police have established that two vehicles belonging to the Saudi consulate left the building on Oct. 2 — the day Khashoggi had walked into the consulate and vanished. The official says one vehicle went to the Belgrade Forest outside Istanbul while the other traveled to the city of Yalova.

  • Now even the government admits it: no-deal would ground our aircraft
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    Now even the government admits it: no-deal would ground our aircraft

    Hidden away in the government’s latest batch of no-deal preparedness notices this week was the dirty little secret that Brexiters have spent the last two years denying. Brexit’s most tangible disaster and Project Fear’s most lurid poster-child is at last being dryly reported in government ink: grounded aircraft. The government says it "envisages” granting permission for EU airlines, but only “expects” EU countries to reciprocate.

  • Pictures of the Week: Pies, pumpkins and Prince Harry
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    Pictures of the Week: Pies, pumpkins and Prince Harry

    Here’s our selection of some of the most memorable moments from around the world over the past week.

  • Love Island's Dr Alex reacts to Sam & Georgia backlash
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    Love Island's Dr Alex reacts to Sam & Georgia backlash

    First comes the shade, and then the response.

  • Emmerdale spoilers: Ross Barton's exit revealed as he plans to take this person with him?
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    Emmerdale spoilers: Ross Barton's exit revealed as he plans to take this person with him?

    Emmerdale fans have been anticipating Ross Barton's exit storyline for the past few months, when actor Michael Parr revealed his plans to quit the ITV soap earlier in the year. Elsewhere, Chas and Paddy struggle as they say a heartbreaking goodbye to their baby daughter Grace at her funeral, while Bernice's affair is threatened to be exposed when she is confronted by Kerry. Ross then suggests that they leave Emmerdale and make a fresh start.

  • MPs must not bow to Theresa May's pressure on this Brexit proposal for fear of no deal – there are other options
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    MPs must not bow to Theresa May's pressure on this Brexit proposal for fear of no deal – there are other options

    Theresa May has finally managed to unite her party’s warring factions on Brexit. With time running out to get a deal, previously loyal cabinet ministers wonder how long they should let May flog her dead Chequers horse. Eurosceptic and pro-EU Tory MPs are furious about a plan – confirmed by EU sources (to May’s frustration) at Thursday’s Brussels summit – to extend the transitional period after the UK’s departure by a year, until December 2021.

  • Election thumping on the cards for Merkel coalition parties - polls
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    Election thumping on the cards for Merkel coalition parties - polls

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) both face a drubbing in a regional election on Oct. 28 that risks further weakening their crisis-plagued national government, polls showed on Thursday. The drop in support for Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) comes after their Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), suffered its worst performance since 1950 in a state vote on Sunday. Poor back-to-back results for Merkel's conservative alliance would undermining her standing going into a CDU party conclave followed by the party's annual congress in early December.

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    Talking Politics

    The only remaining issue preventing a deal is the Irish backstop. This is the promise that, no matter what, there will be a frictionless border in Ireland. Theresa May’s solution is to make sure it’ll be never be used, by signing up the whole of the UK to the customs union and the single market for goods.

  • West Ham captain Mark Noble: It’s frightening how much Harry Kane has played... it’ll catch up with him for sure
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    West Ham captain Mark Noble: It’s frightening how much Harry Kane has played... it’ll catch up with him for sure

    A home game against Tottenham is always a special one for West Ham fans — and I am no different. Seriously, though, it’s frightening when you look at how much football Harry Kane has played in recent months.

  • 'We Love You!' Aussies Greet Relaxed, Hand-Holding Royals at Bondi Beach
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    'We Love You!' Aussies Greet Relaxed, Hand-Holding Royals at Bondi Beach

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle strolled onto Bondi Beach to cheers from an adoring Australian crowd on Friday, October 19. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex then removed their shoes before walking along the beach, breaking royal protocol in favour of comfort. The royal pair were visiting mental health organisation OneWave at Bondi Beach. Credit: leesupercharged via Storyful

  • People's Vote march: More than 100,000 set to descend on streets of London for huge anti-Brexit rally
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    People's Vote march: More than 100,000 set to descend on streets of London for huge anti-Brexit rally

    More than 100,000 people are set to take to the streets of London on Saturday to demand a people’s vote on Brexit. The central London march, which will start in Park Lane and end in Parliament Square, is expected to be the biggest public protest so far against the current Brexit situation. Activists will march through the capital demanding the government give the British people another vote on the final deal with the European Union.

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs won't back 'waffly' plan to extend Brexit transition period
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    Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs won't back 'waffly' plan to extend Brexit transition period

    Jacob Rees-Mogg rejects plan to give Britain an extended transition period to leave the European Union, saying Parliament would not back the idea.

  • Total ban on new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward to 2032, MPs say
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    Total ban on new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward to 2032, MPs say

    A total ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans should be brought forward to 2032 to boost sales of electric vehicles, MPs have urged. Ministers must "get a grip" and tackle a lack of charging points, one of the main barriers to people buying electric cars, the parliamentary Business Committee warned. The Government outlined a goal for an end to sales of new "conventional" petrol and diesel cars by 2040 as part of efforts to clean up transport which causes air pollution.

  • BBC says Amazon and Netflix may get surplus rural broadband funds
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    BBC says Amazon and Netflix may get surplus rural broadband funds

    Digital minister Margot James said the money would fund ‘high-quality content that entertains and informs’. Private media firms such as Netflix and Amazon could be subsidised with public money originally taken from the BBC’s budget to pay for rural broadband, the public broadcaster has claimed. The government finalised plans for the scheme’s £60m surplus to be handed to private production companies on Friday.

  • Doctors sent home sepsis sufferer who told them he 'felt like he was dying', inquest hears
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    Doctors sent home sepsis sufferer who told them he 'felt like he was dying', inquest hears

    A student was failed by doctors who didn't spot he had sepsis, a coroner ruled at his inquest after medics sent him home despite him telling them he "felt like he was dying”.

  • Foodie foraging trend fuels sharp rise in the flouting of picking bans
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    Foodie foraging trend fuels sharp rise in the flouting of picking bans

    A trend for foraging has caused a sudden spike in the number of people flouting bans on picking wild produce in London’s Royal Parks.

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    Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

    Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention. Some argue the quickest way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four dams on the Lower Snake River, a tributary of the Columbia River, to help migrating fish. The whales struggle from pollution, boat noise and lack of chinook salmon, which have been declining because of dams, habitat loss and overfishing.

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    Man who fell into Arizona mine 'fortunate' to survive

    An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the head of a rescue team. "He is a very fortunate individual," Operations Commander Roger Yensen of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Mountain Rescue Posse said Thursday of 62-year-old John Waddell. Waddell owns the land where the shaft is located north of Phoenix and was using a rope to lower himself into it on Monday when he lost control and fell at least 50 feet (15 meters) to the rocky ground.

  • Healthcare Cuts Have Undermined Plan To Tackle Ageing Population Crisis, MPs Warn
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    Healthcare Cuts Have Undermined Plan To Tackle Ageing Population Crisis, MPs Warn

    The Government still lacks an effective overall strategy to integrate the