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    The Queen and Prince Charles have reportedly overruled Prince Harry's bid to set up a separate court independent of Buckingham Palace, according to The Sunday Times.Rumours of further disquiet in the royal family come as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided to split their household from that of his younger brother, with each maintaining a separate staff.The newly married couple who are expecting their first child in late April have reportedly hired a former advisor to Bill Clinton with their team being based at the Palace. The royal pecking order22Elle magazine reported that Prince William sought advice and guidance from Prince Phillip before making the decision to part ways with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Sources told the Sunday Times that the "institutional structure of the royal family didn't allow for an autonomous court". The Palace is believed to have felt that it was better to keep the Sussex's under the watchful eye of officials close to the Queen and Prince Charles.

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  • Mosque massacre: Anger at news reports 'humanising' Christchurch killer

    In the wake of the Christchurch massacre, families of the fallen anxiously wait to recover the bodies of their loved-ones. Australia’s Sky News was taken off the air in New Zealand following complaints that it was ignoring instructions not to broadcast video of the attack. Non-violent parts of the footage shared by Australian newspaper sites was slammed by readers demanding that it be removed.An article by one newspaper reporting on gunman Brenton Tarrant’s life growing up the Australian town of Grafton said he was a "dedicated” fitness instructor who ran free programmes for children.British press reports, meanwhile, published a photograph of Tarrant as a toddler - describing him as an “angelic child who grew into an evil far-right mass killer”.Countless people online have called out the western media for choosing to focus on the life of the perpretrator rather than the lives of his victims.Tarrant’s social media accounts have since been removed, and Facebook has taken down 1.5 copies of the video, which had been live-streamed on the platform.Official images of Tarrant's face taken during his court appearance were pixelated due to a court order, but a white-power hand signal he gave was not obscured.As the death toll rose to 50, a moving Haka war dance tribute was performed by the indigenous Maori community outside Christchurch’s Al Noor mosque, the scene of the worst of the two attacks.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugged mourners and laid a wreath outside a mosque in Wellington in tribute to the victims.Ardern, whose office was sent the gunman’s manifesto just minutes before the shooting, has promised changes to gun laws in New Zealand - where figures published by the Maori Council say roughly one in three people own the country’s 1.5 million guns.

  • Shamima Begum's lawyer visits Syrian refugee camp where she is living, but is barred from meeting her by guards

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  • Brexit crisis tipped for British asparagus as EU seasonal workers stay away

    ROSS-ON-WYE, England (Reuters) - For almost 100 years, Chris Chinn's family has farmed asparagus in the rolling hills of the Wye Valley in western England. This year, he fears uncertainty around Britain's departure from the European Union will keep his eastern European workers away and the asparagus will stay in the ground. Asparagus grown in Britain is feted by chefs as among the world's best but the seasonal worker shortage threatens the country's asparagus industry and the viability of Chinn's Cobrey Farms business.

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