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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (Thursday 9 February) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: Closure of world’s largest refugee camp blocked by Kenyan court, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon lashes out at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit Bill and easy D Trump.
News: Closure of world’s largest refugee camp blocked by Kenyan court
Daadab camp size of a city the product of strife in Somalia
A Kenyan court has blocked the country’s government from closing the world’s largest refugee camp. The Daadab camp is currently home to some 260,000 Somali refugees, who have fled from ongoing violence in their country.
Politics: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon lashes out at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit Bill
Bill to trigger Article 50 passes third reading in House of Commons
Nicola Sturgeon has lashed out at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after the passing of the UK Government’s Brexit Bill at its third reading. Accusing Corbyn of complacency in calling for Labour support for the bill, in a tweet the SNP leader said: “You didn’t win a single concession but still voted for the Bill.” Having passed its third reading the legislation, which would give the power to Prime Minister Theresa May to quit the EU, will pass to the Lords for approval.
Candidates announced in Northern Ireland election
Voters in Northern Ireland have been presented with candidates for the snap election to the Stormont Assembly. A reduced number of candidates are being fielded in the snap election, which was called after a renewable energy scheme was widely abused to the cost of hundreds of millions of pounds. The DUP and Sinn Fein are fielding the largest number of candidates.
Sport: The Scots to watch in the Winter Olympics
Scots preparing for winter athletics in South Korea
Scots winter sports athletes are preparing for the forthcoming Winter Olympic in South Korea. The BBC has compiled a list of Scots to watch ahead of the winter sports festival.
Culture: Plans for an M8 Glasgow roof park unveiled
Plans to close enormous scar through Glasgow city centre
Architects have unveiled the first images of a planned park to cover the section of the M8 that severs Glasgow city centre from the west end of the city. The M8’s passage through the city centre is considered a planning catastrophe by many.
Weather: Some sun!
Parts of the Highlands will witness glorious winter sunshine
Though there will be a mix of cloud and sun across most of Scotland Today, and it will remain chilly with highs of 6 degrees. But there will be plenty of sunshine, especially in parts of the Highlands, including Portree.
And another thing: Easy D?
Donald Trump’s raving twitter account continues unabated. His latest anti-refugee patter though is…sub school playground.
Picture courtesy of Henri Bergius, Twitter, markjdos, Ming Sum Raymond Shek, Jacqueline Newman, Gage Skidmore
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