Susanna Dinnage pulls out of becoming new Premier League chief executive
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Susanna Dinnage pulls out of becoming new Premier League chief executive

The Premier League has been rocked by the shock withdrawal of Susanna Dinnage from the role of chief executive, to which she was appointed with some fanfare only last month. Currently the global president of Animal Planet, part of the Discovery group of TV channels, Dinnage was described as “the outstanding choice” when she was…

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DRC opposition blames election day problems on government
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DRC opposition blames election day problems on government

Opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo have accused electoral authorities of deliberately blocking people from casting their ballots in an election on Sunday marred by widespread logistical problems. Observers hope that the election, which passed off mostly peacefully, will bring about the vast central African country’s first ostensibly democratic transition of power in…

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Labour demands inquiry into private schools evading GCSE reform
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Labour demands inquiry into private schools evading GCSE reform

The Labour party is demanding an inquiry into GCSE reforms that it says are putting state school pupils at a disadvantage by forcing them to sit harder exams than students in the private sector. The Department for Education describes the reformed GCSEs, which started to be introduced last year, as “gold standard”. But official figures…

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The eagle has landed: Clark the Cotton Bowl mascot descends on fans
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The eagle has landed: Clark the Cotton Bowl mascot descends on fans

A bald eagle that flew during the national anthem before Saturday’s college football playoff semifinal between Notre Dame and Clemson never made it to his designated landing spot, on the opposite end of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Instead, after bypassing his landing platform inside the stadium, in which the roof was closed and which…

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Kim Jong-un vows to meet South Korea’s leader frequently in 2019
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Kim Jong-un vows to meet South Korea’s leader frequently in 2019

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has vowed in a rare letter to meet the South’s president, Moon Jae-in, “frequently” next year to discuss denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, Moon’s office said on Sunday. The leader of the isolated North met Moon three times this year, twice at the border truce village of Panmunjom and once…

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Petitions to parliament in 2018 include Danny Dyer peerage request
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Petitions to parliament in 2018 include Danny Dyer peerage request

White chocolate Creme Eggs, a ban on the computer game Fortnite and a peerage for Danny Dyer were among the suggestions in thousands of rejected petitions to parliament in 2018, revealing a unique picture of a nation’s thwarted desires. Brexit was the issue most frequently raised, but other topics on the nation’s mind included plastic…

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