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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ten Things of Go and Away

Campaign telling the Turkish president it's time to go/Iad Tawil
  1. A campaign calling for the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to step down has flooded social media. The campaign comes after Mr Erdogan, who has ruled Turkey for 15 years, said in a speech to Parliament on Tuesday that "if one day our nation says 'enough', then we will step aside".
  2. Families of students detained in Turkey for protesting against military action in Afrin say they are being wrongly targeted.
  3. The father of a British woman killed while fighting in Syria has accused the UK government of "back-pedalling" as he tries to bring her body home and says Turkey is breaching the Geneva Convention by failing to retrieve the body.
  4. In North Korea, where leader Kim Jong-un has almost godlike status, to question him out loud is for many unthinkable - but some North Koreans are daring to speak out.
  5. The Hungarian government has drafted new laws to criminalise those who help irregular migrants seeking asylum.
  6. A man has shot dead two police officers and a civilian in the eastern Belgian city of Liège. The incident is being treated as terrorism.
  7. A Welsh woman who took her 93-year-old father to die at a Dignitas facility in Switzerland says she is prepared to go to jail over assisted suicide.
  8. A planning battle between music icons Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page is to drag on after a council failed to reach a decision on the singer's swimming pool plans for his west London home.
  9. High fashion label Balenciaga is selling a men's indigo T-shirt shirt which looks like it's had a chequered shirt pinned to the front of it for £935 as part of their autumn 2018 collection.
  10. BBC Monitoring - the service which listens to, analyses, and summarises news from 150 countries in 100 languages for the corporation - is moving from its home of 75 years.

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