The Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) has stated that Brexit has been damaging relations between the Republic of Ireland and the UK. Leo Varadkar has claimed that the Irish border issue has been complicating the relationship between the nations and has been undermining the Good Friday Agreement.
Turkey have directly blamed the Saudi government for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Turkish government have claimed that Khashoggi’s dismembered body was dissolved in acid by the Saudi officials that they claim were sent to murder him inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month.
Two women have been killed in Florida after a shooting at a yoga class. Five more were injured after a man opened fire on the yoga studio before turning the gun on himself. A motive for the crime is as yet unclear, but Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21, were left dead by his attack.
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Football referee Lee Probert has received criticism from the world of football after booking Leicester player Demarai Grey who removed his shirt after scoring, revealing a tribute to the clubs late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. It is illegal to remove your shirt during the game and Probert was largely forced to give the yellow card, however, it appeared he did so begrudgingly. Fans are now calling for the yellow card to be rescinded.
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