News Headlines - 25 June 2020

Israel annexation: New border plans leave Palestinians in despair - BBC News

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could annex parts of the occupied West Bank this summer. He says the move, stemming from US President Donald Trump's peace plan, will write another "glorious chapter in the history of Zionism".
The Palestinians are defiant. They say they are pulling out of previous agreements, risking their own fragile governing authority. To them, the move means the loss of vital land for a future state and a death blow to dreams of self-determination.
Much of the global community looks on with growing concern over what they see as a clear violation of international law, while warnings echo of a "hot summer" of boiling tensions.

Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked from Labour front-bench by Keir Starmer for sharing anti-semitic theory

CORBYNISTA shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked from the Labour front-bench for sharing an anti-semitic conspiracy theory on Twitter.
Sir Keir Starmer said she had been asked to step down after sharing an article which claimed the tactic used by US police to kill George Floyd was "taught by the Israeli army".

O2 sends surprise refund cheques after 15 years - BBC News

Mobile network O2 has been sending some of its former customers refunds, 15 years after the end of their contracts.
Several people posted on Twitter that they had received a letter and cheque from parent company Telefonica stating: "You've got a refund."... O2 confirmed that it had sent cheques to a group of people who were over-charged more than 10 years ago - with interest.
"We identified a billing issue which meant some customers were charged twice on their final bill before leaving O2. We have been contacting those affected to apologise and send their refund," the company said in a statement.

Liverpool on course to smash five more Premier League records on march to title - Liverpool Echo

But this Liverpool team has still set new Premier League records this season, including the best start to a campaign (61 points from the first 63 available) and the most home wins on the bounce (21).
And as it continues its march towards title glory, there are still several other records Klopp’s side can break.
Most points in a season
Most wins in a season
Most home wins in a season
Biggest winning margin
Earliest title triumph

Australia and New Zealand Will Host 2023 Women’s World Cup - The New York Times

Australia and New Zealand will serve as co-hosts for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, FIFA announced Thursday, sending one of its two biggest tournaments - and its first 32-team women’s championship - to two nations that have embraced the women’s game.
FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, announced its decision after its governing council held a vote by videoconference. It also announced that the council had approved $1 billion in investment in women’s soccer over the next four years, funding that could prove vital in developing enough competitive national teams to fill the 32-team field.







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