Wednesday, January 18, 2017 

World News

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns against 'punishment beatings'
Boris Johnson tells the EU not to treat the UK's Brexit "escape" like a "World War Two movie".

Climate change: Data shows 2016 likely to be warmest year yet
Temperature data for 2016 shows it is likely to have edged ahead of 2015 as the world's warmest year.

'Wheelchair v buggy': Disabled man wins Supreme Court case
Bus drivers will have to do more to help wheelchair users after a disabled man's court victory.

City banks warn of Brexit job moves
Two major City of London investment banks say that some staff will have to move abroad when the UK leaves the EU.

Rachael Heyhoe Flint dies aged 77
The women's cricket pioneer and Wolves vice-president dies aged 77 after a short illness.

African News

Senegal troops move to Gambia border as Jammeh crisis grows
Nigeria also joins a show of force to pressure President Jammeh to accept electoral defeat.

Mali car bomb 'kills at least 50 people' in Gao
At least 50 people are killed in northern Mali in a car bomb attack on a military base, officials say.

Afcon 2017: Gabon hit back to deny Burkina Faso
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores his second goal of the Nations Cup to earn hosts Gabon a 1-1 draw with Burkina Faso.

Cameroon 2-1 Guinea-Bissau
Cameroon fight back to earn their first Afcon victory since 2010, denying debutants Guinea-Bissau a historic first win.

Nigeria air strike error: Urgent plea to evacuate wounded
The victims of Tuesday's accidental bombing should be compensated, Human Rights Watch says.

Entertainment and Art News

Who'll replace Michael Buble at the Brits?
As Michael Buble takes time off to care for his son, who could replace him as host of the Brit Awards?

Wife Swap to return for Brexit special on Channel 4
Channel 4 announces it will bring back Wife Swap for a one-off Brexit special.

Kim Kardashian will appear in the all-female Ocean's Eight
The all-female Ocean's Eight film adds two new cast members - Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner.

When Shakira met Gordon Brown, and other politician-celebrity friendships
Shakira explains why she was talking to ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown after they were photographed together.

Jackie Kennedy role 'portrait of sorrow'
The actress says her latest role is "a portrait of grief and incredible sorrow".


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