Bollywood’s first major LGBTQ film

A new Bollywood film, one of the first to focus on same-sex relationships, has been released in India. How I Felt When I Saw That Girl is the first mainstream Indian release with a star cast that focuses on a lesbian love story. The film’s director Shelly Chopra Dhar spoke to the BBC about the significance of this film for …

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Labour ‘dealing with’ split rumour issues

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour split ‘would be like 1980s’ – John McDonnell Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said the Labour Party is “dealing with” any issues that might cause a split. Rumours continue to circulate that some MPs are close to resigning the whip. But Mr McDonnell insisted the party was “holding together on Brexit” …

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Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Crystal Palace in FA Cup fifth round

FA Cup: Crystal Palace’s Max Meyer scores second goal against Doncaster Rovers Crystal Palace moved into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup as they proved too good for League One side Doncaster Rovers. There are 36 league places between the two teams and the Eagles only needed eight minutes to take the lead when Jeffrey Schlupp shot low into the …

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Boy ‘scared’ after finding racist graffiti at Salford flats

Image copyright Jackson Yamba Image caption The graffiti was painted on three doors at the block of flats A 10-year-old boy says he is “too scared” to walk to school after racist graffiti was daubed outside his home. David Yamba found “No Blacks” painted on three doors in his block of flats in Salford on 8 February, five days after …

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West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from ODI cricket after 2019 World Cup

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from one-day international cricket after this year’s World Cup. Gayle has played 284 ODIs since his debut in 1999 and has scored 9,727 runs with 23 hundreds. The 39-year-old opener is in the squad to play England in the five-match ODI series, which begins in Bridgetown on Wednesday. Gayle is West Indies second-highest …

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Six pro-Brexit protesters charged after London ‘yellow vest’ march

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Six people have been charged after clashes broke out at a pro-Brexit “yellow vest” protest march in central London Six people have been charged after a number of police officers and emergency workers were attacked at a pro-Brexit yellow vest protest march in London. Footage posted on social media appears to show some activists …

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Laura Muir in record GB squad for European Indoor Championships in Glasgow

Muir records third fastest indoor mile of all time British Athletics have named a record-equalling 48 athletes for the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Double European indoor champion Laura Muir, sprinter Asha Philip and hurdler Andrew Pozzi will all be defending their titles from Belgrade in 2017. Pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw and heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson are among five former European …

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Bristol City 0-1 Wolves: Wanderers reach FA Cup quarter-finals

Ivan Cavaleiro put Wolves ahead with his fifth goal of the season Wolves overcame resilient Bristol City at Ashton Gate to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2003. After a quiet opening, Ivan Cavaleiro stroked home the only goal with the game’s first shot following good work by Matt Doherty down the right. Bristol City improved …

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Engineers of the future create Lego robots

Teams of young engineers have competed in the national finals of a Lego robot-building competition. Over 70 teams of schoolchildren from the UK and Ireland took part in the Institution of Engineering and Technology event in Bristol. Groups of nine to 16- year-olds tested their robotics, computer programming, problem solving and communication skills. The top teams now have a chance …

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Porsche warns UK customers of Brexit price rise

Image copyright Reuters Porsche is warning new customers they might have to pay 10% extra for their car in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The German manufacturer is asking buyers to sign a clause in contracts agreeing to pay the potential tariff on cars delivered after 29 March. Porsche said: “This is a precautionary step in the interests of …

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Saidaiji Eyo: Near-naked crowds hunt for lucky sticks at Japan festival

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of near-naked men seeking luck have scrambled to find two sacred sticks as part of an ancient Japanese festival. It’s thought about 10,000 men wearing white loincloths took part in the ceremony at the Kinryozan Saidaiji Buddhist temple in Okayama on Saturday. Participants were purified in water before scrambling to find sticks that had been …

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Real Madrid 1-2 Girona: Sergio Ramos sent off in shock La Liga defeat

Cristhian Stuani played for Middlesbrough for two years before joining Girona in 2017 Real Madrid missed the chance to go second in La Liga as Girona came from behind to record a surprise away win. Casemiro powerfully headed in from Toni Kroos’ deep cross from the right wing to give the hosts a first-half lead. Cristhian Stuani’s penalty made it …

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Abdul Deghayes death: Brother of Syria war pair stabbed to death

Image caption Mr Deghayes had a number of stab wounds when he was found in a car A man found stabbed to death in a car was the brother of two young men who died fighting in Syria, police have confirmed. Abdul Deghayes, 22, was in the passenger seat of a Volkswagen Polo which collided with other cars in Brighton …

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