Corbyn faces frontbench exodus if he fails to seek new Brexit referendum
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Corbyn faces frontbench exodus if he fails to seek new Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn faces up to 10 resignations from the Labour frontbench if he fails to throw his party’s weight behind a fresh attempt to force Theresa May to submit her Brexit deal to a referendum in a fortnight’s time, frustrated MPs are warning. With tension mounting among anti-Brexit Labour MPs and grassroots members, several junior…

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Caster Semenya: IAAF denies it wants to classify athlete as biological male
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Caster Semenya: IAAF denies it wants to classify athlete as biological male

The IAAF has emphatically rejected a report that it wants the women’s Olympic 800m champion, Caster Semenya, to be classified as a biological male when her landmark case is heard next week. Athletics’ governing body told the Guardian it was not classifying any athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs) as male, “accepted their legal…

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Nasa confirms Mars rover Opportunity is dead
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Nasa confirms Mars rover Opportunity is dead

Nasa declared the 15-year mission of the veteran Mars rover Opportunity finally over on Wednesday, crediting the robot as having “transformed our understanding of our planet”. The golf buggy-sized vehicle last made contact with Earth eight months ago, after being caught in a global dust storm. Announcing the mission’s end, Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator…

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Nicolás Maduro claims foes ‘totally failed’ to topple him as efforts falter
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Nicolás Maduro claims foes ‘totally failed’ to topple him as efforts falter

Venezuela’s embattled leader, Nicolás Maduro, has claimed he has seen off a dramatic opposition challenge to his rule, as those efforts appeared to falter and the United States conceded it was “impossible to predict” how long he might remain in power. In an interview with Euronews, Maduro boasted that his political foes had “failed totally”…

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Video of woman in Canada throwing chairs from 45th floor sparks outrage
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Video of woman in Canada throwing chairs from 45th floor sparks outrage

A 19-year-old woman has turned herself in to Canadian police to face charges of allegedly throwing two chairs from a 45th storey balcony in Toronto, narrowly missing cars on a road below. Video of the incident sparked widespread outrage. Detective Todd Higo said Marcella Zoia would appear in court later Wednesday. A widely-viewed video shot…

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Shutdown latest: Congress expected to vote tomorrow on deal – live
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Shutdown latest: Congress expected to vote tomorrow on deal – live

This Motion to Recommit states it is in the national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad. With an unfortunate rise in anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize Israel, the United States House of Representatives must emphasize the importance of combating anti-Semitism and reject all movements that deny Israel’s right to…

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