Politics

House of Commons recess: How much time off do MPs get?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMPs cheer Easter break for the House of CommonsThere was a collective sigh of relief around Westminster when MPs were told last week that their Easter recess would be going ahead.But others have criticised politicians for taking a break while Brexit remains up in the air - especially after a direct warning from the EU not to waste time during the
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Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket hits house

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIsraeli jets carried out several air strikes in Gaza after a rocket hit a home north of Tel AvivIsrael has carried out strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, hours after a rocket hit a house north of Tel Aviv.The Israel Defense Forces said the office of Hamas's political leader and the group's military intelligence headquarters were among the targets.Gaza's
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House launches probe of US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia

[ad_1] Image copyright MANDEL NGAN VIA GETTY IMAGES Image caption President Trump at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh in 2017 The US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, according to a new congressional report. A Democratic-led House panel has launched an inquiry over concerns about the White House plan to build nuclear reactors across the kingdom.Whistleblowers told the panel it could destabilise the
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Police confirm seven children dead in a house fire in Halifax

[ad_1] Image copyright Robert Short/CBC Image caption Seven children were killed in the fire Seven young children, all believed to be from the same family, have died in an early morning house fire in the Canadian city of Halifax, police say. A man and a woman were also injured in the fire that broke out around 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT) on Tuesday. Fire crews encountered a blaze that had
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Four children die in Stafford house fire

[ad_1] Image copyright HANDOUT Image caption Keegan, Tilly Rose, Olly and Riley, seen here in a photo taken from social media, died in the blaze in the early hours of Tuesday Four children have died in a house fire which also left a toddler and two adults - who leapt to safety from a first-floor window - injured.Neighbours reported hearing screams as the blaze, in the Highfields area of Stafford,
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Trump orders ‘300 burgers’ to White House amid shutdown

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDo you want fries with that? Trump's fast food feastUS President Donald Trump has put on a fast food feast at the White House, blaming the lack of catering staff on the partial government shutdown.He welcomed the winners of the national college football championship, the Clemson Tigers, with more than 300 burgers as well as fries and pizzas."Because of the shutdown...
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US House Democrats challenge Trump on shutdown

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPelosi said she was privileged to serve with more than 100 women in CongressThe Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to end a partial government shutdown, but the move looks certain to be vetoed by President Donald Trump.Mr Trump has said he will reject any measure that does not provide funding for his proposed US-Mexico border wall.New House Speaker Nancy
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Andover house explosion: Man found dead

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice remain at the scene alongside workers from the gas boardA man's body has been found in the wreckage of a house that was destroyed in an explosion. Neighbours said they were awoken by a "loud bang" when the blast occurred in Andover, Hampshire, at about 02:30 GMT.Photos from the scene of the collapse in Launcelot Close, off King Arthurs Way,
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Mid-term elections: Trump hails ‘big victory’ despite House losses

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe story of election night in two minutesPresident Donald Trump has hailed a "big victory" in US mid-term elections after Democrats seized the House of Representatives but Republicans consolidated their grip on the Senate.The Democratic majority in the lower chamber will be in a position to block Mr Trump's legislative programme.But controlling the Senate ensures Mr Trump can still make key