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Twitter on faced a temporary boycott by some critics in Britain and a backlash from the government over its handling of a series of anti-Semitic posts by a high-profile rapper.

The UK government has reportedly rebuffed demands for information on when stranded children will be repatriated.

Calls for UK to halt deportation of Sudanese child

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Calls for UK to halt deportation of Sudanese child

More than 300 lawyers, MPs and other prominent figures have signed a petition to see Jasmine, 11, stay in the UK.

Three people reportedly killed in UK stabbing incident

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Three people reportedly killed in UK stabbing incident

Three people have been killed in a stabbing incident in the city of Glasgow in Scotland, according to preliminary media reports, and the suspect ...

Reading stabbings declared a terrorist attack by UK police

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Reading stabbings declared a terrorist attack by UK police

The Thames Valley police said three people were also seriously injured and a 25-year-old suspect from the historic town 60 kilometres (35 miles) ...

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UK slave trader's statue toppled in anti-racism protests

British protesters tore down the statue of a renowned slave trader and threw it in the harbour on the second day of weekend protests against George Floyd's death.

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UK scraps controversial bereavement decision after Syrian refugee's plea

Families of hospital porters, cleaners and social care staff will now be able to remain in the UK indefinitely if their relative working in the ...

Malia Bouattia

UK's coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder burden

Comment: UK communities of colour are propping up the stay-at-home privileged class, and putting themselves at risk in the process, writes Malia ...

Mat Nashed

Help us fight coronavirus, but don't expect to stay

Comment: After years of anti-migrant legislation, the US and UK are calling on foreign medics, but denying them the rights they deserve, writes ...

British children of IS recruits could be repatriated

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British children of IS recruits could be repatriated

The United Kingdom may repatriate four British children of Islamic State recruits from a Syrian camp if their mother does not return with them.

Paul McLoughlin

Does the UK's 'anti-BDS law' suggest a pro-Israel shift?

Analysis: Just days after the Conservative Party won another general election, the government has suggested it could implement new anti-BDS ...

Labour to launch race manifesto to tackle inequality

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Labour to launch race manifesto to tackle inequality

The UK's main opposition Labour Party unveiled a special manifesto on race and faith, proposing that children be taught about colonialism, ...

UK to repatriate British orphans of IS fighters

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UK to repatriate British orphans of IS fighters

The orphaned children have been handed over to a Foreign Office delegation and have reportedly left Syria.

UK to repatriate citizens from Syria 'in coming days'

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UK to repatriate citizens from Syria 'in coming days'

The BBC reported that the individuals being brought back from the region will return in the coming days, without providing further details.

Conservative UK ministers ‘blocked IS orphans’ rescue from Syria

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Conservative UK ministers ‘blocked IS orphans’ rescue from Syria

Home secretary Priti Patel was allegedly among cabinet hardliners who deemed children as young as six ‘security concerns’, ...

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UK government 'secretly' planning to repatriate IS children, wives

The UK government is reportedly planning to repatriate the wives and children of IS fighters currently held in Syria, against the advice of key government ministries.

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UK wants to spy on your WhatsApp messages

Ministers from the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US urged the creation of a 'back door' to end-to-end encrypted messaging apps such ...

Sophia Akram

Muslim or not, Sajid Javid does not represent me

Comment: The appointments of Javid and Patel show that minorities can succeed in Tory Britain, but only in exchange for abandoning ...

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Johnson appoints MP accused of Islamophobia as junior minister

The long-time supporter of Boris Johnson has been at the centre of controversial decisions in the past.

Boris' cabinet is a roll call of disgraced Tories

Malia Bouattia

Boris' cabinet is a roll call of disgraced Tories

Comment: In addition to her shady dealings with the Israel lobby, Priti Patel has a disturbing track record of waging war on ...

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Inside Boris Johnson's new cabinet

The appointment of Priti Patel, who was forced to resign over undisclosed meetings with Israeli ministers, is 'extremely ...

Britain could withdraw from UNESCO, following Israel, Trump administration

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Britain could withdraw from UNESCO, following Israel, Trump administration

Labour frontbencher Emily Thornberry said the suggestion was "an act of political petty-mindedness and shameless cultural vandalism".

Why the Israel lobby fears it's losing Labour

Hilary Aked

Why the Israel lobby fears it's losing Labour

Comment: The consolidation of a left-wing, pro-Palestinian leader's power, has been bad news for Israel's supporters in Labour, writes Hilary ...

UK minister <em>Priti</em> <em>Patel</em> faces sacking over Israel meetings

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UK minister Priti Patel faces sacking over Israel meetings

Under-fire aid minister Priti Patel's future hangs in the balance after news of two further unsanctioned meetings with Israeli ...

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