Government loses key Brexit bill vote after Tory rebellion

Media playback is unsupported on your device The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by 12 Tory MPs. In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels.…

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Alabama election: Trump says Senate loss proves him right

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has distanced himself from Roy Moore after the Republican suffered a historic defeat for the party in conservative Alabama. The victory for Democrat Doug Jones narrows the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49, which could complicate Mr Trump’s legislative plans. Mr Moore’s campaign…

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Wales football chief faces investigation over next manager 'definitely not English' comment

Media playback is not supported on this device The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has begun disciplinary action against its chief executive Jonathan Ford for saying the next Wales manager could be “foreign”, but “definitely not English”. The FAW has set up a three-person panel to investigate a BBC Sport Wales interview in which Ford…

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Salford house fire: Lia Pearson dies in hospital

A three-year-old girl has become the fourth child to die after a house fire which also killed three of her siblings. Lia Pearson was left critically ill after the blaze in Walkden, Salford, on Monday. She died in hospital. Demi, 15, died at the scene on Jackson Street. Her brother and sister, Brandon, eight, and…

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Conte defends title concession comments following win at Huddersfield

Manager Antonio Conte defended his remarks that Chelsea are out of the title race after his side bounced back from defeat against struggling West Ham to comfortably win away to Huddersfield Town. The Blues were criticised after losing to the Hammers on Saturday, a result which led Conte to concede the 2016-17 champions could not…

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Leeds crash: Boy, 15, admits causing deaths

A 15-year-old boy has admitted causing the deaths of five people who were killed when the stolen car they were in hit a tree in Leeds. Ellis, 12, and Elliott Thornton-Kimmitt, 14, died along with Darnell Harte, 15, Anthony Armour and Robbie Meerun, both 24, in the crash on 25 November. The boy, who cannot…

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DR Congo crisis: On Kasai's hunger road

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Fergal Keane reveals the crisis in DR Congo’s Kasai region, where millions face starvation. BBC News – Home

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'We still have mountain to climb' – Hodgson warning as Palace escape drop zone

Manager Roy Hodgson said Crystal Palace’s problems are far from over despite two late goals in a dramatic win over Watford moving them out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season. The game turned when Watford’s Tom Cleverley was sent off for a second yellow card in the 87th minute,…

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Democrat defeats Roy Moore in Alabama race, dealing setback to Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Doug Jones has become the first Democrat in 25 years to win a US Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Republican Roy Moore. The 63-year-old former prosecutor’s victory deals a blow to Republicans, narrowing their majority to 51-49 in the Senate. With 99% of the…

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Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill

The government is facing the threat of a defeat by rebel backbenchers when MPs vote on its flagship EU legislation. Led by the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, the rebels want to insert a legal guarantee that MPs should get a vote on any final Brexit deal before it is finalised. The government has no…

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