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Israel to join US in quitting Unesco

Israel to join US in quitting Unesco

World
Israel has said it will join the US in pulling out of the UN's cultural organisation Unesco, after US officials cited "anti-Israel bias".Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US decision as "brave and moral", a statement said.The agency is known for designating world heritage sites such as Syria's Palmyra and the US Grand Canyon.Unesco head Irina Bokova earlier called the US withdrawal a matter of "profound regret".The US withdrawal will become effective at the end of December 2018 - until then, the US will remain a full member. The US will establish an observer mission at the Paris-based organisation to replace its representation, the state department said.Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu tweeted he had instructed his foreign ministry to "prepare Israel's withdrawal... in ...
Ed Speleers and Maria Doyle Kennedy join Season 4 of 'Outlander'

Ed Speleers and Maria Doyle Kennedy join Season 4 of 'Outlander'

Entertainment
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Starz has announced the casting of two key roles for its time-travel romance, Outlander."Clan, we have our Jocasta and Stephen Bonnet! Please welcome @mariadkennedy and @RealEdSpeleers as Season 4 of #Outlander begins filming!" the cable network tweeted Wednesday, along with photos of new cast members Ed Speleers and Maria Doyle Kennedy.Speleers' credits include Eragon and Downton Abbey. Kennedy has also appeared in Downton Abbey, as well as in the series The Tudors and the films The Commitments, The General, The Matchmaker, Sing Street and The Conjuring 2.Based on Diana Gabaldon's popular novels, the small-screen drama Outlander follows British Claire [played by Caitriona Balfe,] a married, former World War II military nurse who magically travels back in time where she me...
New England Under-21s recruit Jack Harrison forks out £1,200 to join squad after missed flight

New England Under-21s recruit Jack Harrison forks out £1,200 to join squad after missed flight

Sports
New England Under-21s recruit Jack Harrison is paying to play for his country after almost being grounded by a missed flight.The New York City forward was late for his original trip from America on Sunday but forked out £1,200 from his own pocket to book himself on the next plane to London.Harrison then had to come up from Heathrow to St George's Park near Burton to link up with the Young Lions ahead of their Euro 2019 qualifiers against Scotland on Friday and Andorra next Tuesday, eventually arriving late on Monday.It was his first call-up after he replaced Sheyi Ojo but Harrison, who had played in New York City's 1-1 draw at Chicago Fire on Saturday, admitted his plans were initially up in the air.He said: "We flew back from Chicago and landed at Westchester Airport. I then had to go hom
Dallas players & owner kneel before anthem to join NFL protest

Dallas players & owner kneel before anthem to join NFL protest

Sports
The Dallas Cowboys players, staff and owner Jerry Jones took a knee before the US national anthem at Monday's game against the Arizona Cardinals in a protest against President Donald Trump.Boos were heard in the stadium before both teams stood and linked arms on their own sidelines for the anthem. Trump said on Friday that NFL players who fail to stand during the national anthem should be sacked or suspended.Jones was one of seven NFL owners to donate to Trump's inauguration. NFL row 'nothing to do with race' says TrumpThe fans react: #TakeAKnee versus #BoycottNFL Media playback is not supported on this device In widespread protests at the weekend, players responded by kneeling, linking arms or staying in the locker room.Basketball star L...
Join us for free yoga at The Shard

Join us for free yoga at The Shard

Health
Love yoga? Join us for a morning of stretching and a delicious breakfast at London's iconic ShardMornings, let’s be honest, can be a struggle. As the darkness closes in there’s a very real danger of all your plans about meditation/chin-ups/fancy omelettes falling away when faced with the lure of a lie-in. Shh, it’s OK. We know, the snooze alarm must have turned itself on.Listen, though: what you need is a proper reason to get out of bed, and that’s where Women's Fitness comes in. We’ve teamed up with California Walnuts to offer you a chance to Wake Up To Wellbeing on the 4th October from 7.00am, a morning double-header of yoga and a delicious, nutritious breakfast – all set at The Shard in London.You’ll start with a 60-minute wake-up stretching session designed to energise you for the day