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Ryanair flight delayed by ‘drunk jihadist jokers’

Image copyright PA Image caption Ryanair says that it treats security on its flights with the utmost seriousness A flight from Brussels to Madrid was delayed by more than two hours while police searched for explosives after a party of Belgian men started making jokes about being Islamists with bombs. Passengers were evacuated as police conducted their search, officials say. ...

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Lenstore test reveals if you’re prone to spotting patterns

Pareidolia describes seeing faces or patterns in random objects You may think you see a face in the clouds or a pattern on burned toast  Those who experience Pareidolia are more likely to be female and religious By Siofra Brennan For Mailonline Published: 08:29 EDT, 2 September 2017 | Updated: 09:16 EDT, 2 September 2017 If you’ve ever done a double ...

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Brexiteer MEP urges Davis to take UK out of EU now and then complete Brexit talks | UK | News

Gerard Batten, who is the Brexit spokesman for Ukip, derided British officials for their “obedience” to Brussels during the ongoing Brexit talks. The latest round of Brexit talks ended this week with Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, attacking the lack of “decisive progress” so far. The fractious negotiations have hit a stumbling block over settling the controversial divorce bill.  ...

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Brexit latest Jacob Rees-Mogg blasted Juncker’s ‘unreasonable’ bill demands | UK | News

The Tory politician pilloried the EU chief after an intense week of talks between Brexit Secretary David Davis and Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier. Mr Rees-Mogg said: “The position the EU has set out that it should have money first is a completely unreasonable one. “This stance comes very directly from the Commission.” Speaking on the BBC’s Any Questions programme, the man ...

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IS convoy stranded in Syria desert after US bombing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US-led coalition says the militants are “experienced fighters” The US-led coalition says it will keep blocking a convoy of evacuated Islamic State militants in Syria from reaching IS-held territory on the Iraq border. The hundreds of fighters recently surrendered an enclave on Syria’s border with Lebanon. They agreed with Hezbollah and the Syrian government ...

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Politico rides wave of Brexit interest with new UK news service

US media group Politico is bringing its brand of in-depth political coverage to Westminster, with the launch of a UK edition of its Playbook newsletter — the latest step in an ongoing European expansion backed by Axel Springer, the German media company. The London Playbook launches on Monday, with a dedicated editor, Jack Blanchard, who was hired from the Daily ...

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Alex Scott: England defender retires from international football

Alex Scott: Tearful defender explains England retirement England and Arsenal defender Alex Scott has retired from international football. The 32-year-old right-back is the second most-capped player in England history, with 140 appearances. She has played at three World Cups and four European Championships since her debut in 2004, scoring 12 international goals during her 13-year career. England manager Mark Sampson ...

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EU negotiators have ‘thrown steering wheel out of Brexit car’ | UK | News

Think Scotland said the European Union was becoming increasingly confused and divided in the face of UK negotiators – whose energy was described as a “welcome surprise”.  Consultant Miles Saltiel, writing for the think tank, said the UK faced a far easier task gaining support for its policies than the EU, who would eventually crumble under infighting.  He said Prime ...

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