The British parliament will offer a final vote on the eventual Brexit negotiations outcome. This means that MPs will get a “take it or leave it” vote on the eventual agreement, if any is achieved, between Britain and the EU. Should parliament vote against the deal, the UK could well be facing a hard Brexit, with zero concessions or agreements in place. What could possibly go wrong?
General Constantino Chiwenga, chief of the Zimbabwean army, has warned of intervention should the political purge by the ZANU-PF continue. Chiwenga was speaking at a media conference on Monday, where he stated “the current purging which is clearly targeting members of the party with a liberation background must stop forthwith”. The expulsion and exile of vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa could well be the trigger for a much larger reaction inside Zimbabwe.
A British doctor surfing in Australia – the land of nope – has punched a shark to escape becoming dinner. Charlie Fry, 25, was surfing at Avoca Beach when the shark leapt out the water right at him. Fry said he “just punched it in the face”. Local rescue services spotted a three-metre bronze whaler in the area.
South Africa failing to qualify for the World Cup may be a plausible reality we have to face, but Italy has now been added to that unfortunate list. The Italian squad lost 1-0 on aggregate after a goalless draw with Sweden last night dashed Italian hopes for qualification. This is the first time Italy has failed to qualify since 1958.
The height restrictionimposedby Swaziland on flying witches.
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Today isPrince Charles’ birthday.Given the family’s links to the Paradise Papers, perhaps a new tax haven would be the perfect gift.
The filming ofThe Beachpermanently damaged the ecosystem on the Thai island it was located on.
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