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Malala is ‘humbled’ by honorary Canadian citizenship

Nobel Peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says she is “humbled” to become the sixth person to receive an honorary Canadian citizenship. At 19, she is also the youngest ever person to receive the honour. During the official ceremonies in Ottawa, she called on Canadian politicians to use their influence to help fund education for girls… read more »

Syria war: Anger after Russia vetoes resolution at UN

Russia has vetoed a draft resolution at the UN Security Council that would have condemned last week’s alleged chemical attack in Syria and demanded that Damascus cooperate with investigators. The resolution was presented by the US, UK and France, who reacted angrily to Russia’s decision. It was the eighth time Russia has protected its ally… read more »

US comedian Charlie Murphy dies of leukaemia aged 57

US comedian Charlie Murphy, the older brother of actor Eddie Murphy, has died of leukaemia aged 57, reports say. The TMZ website quoted his manager as saying he died on Wednesday morning in hospital in New York. Murphy starred on comedian Dave Chappelle’s show and also appeared in films including Jungle Fever, Night at the… read more »

Egypt mourns Coptic church attack victims

Funerals have been held in Alexandria for victims of one of the two bomb attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt by so-called Islamic State (IS). The ceremony at the Monastery of St Mina took place under heavy security. At least 45 people died in the bombings in Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta… read more »

United Airlines: Passenger forcibly removed from flight

The footage taken inside the airliner shows a man being violently pulled out of his seat and dragged down the aisle as passengers prepared to take off from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday evening. The airline in question – United – has tweeted an apology for what happened and says it is investigating. One 50-second… read more »