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    The latest news after some of the Gulf states and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed a land, sea and air blockade. The latest developments since several countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, cut ties with Qatar on June 5. Qatar said it remains committed to settling international disputes through peaceful means despite a unilateral blockade imposed against the Gulf nation by its Arab neighbours.

  • Hunt for HIV cure turns to cancer drugs

    The outstanding progress in boosting the immune system to treat cancer may help unlock a cure for HIV, according to scientists meeting in Paris. The body's normal defences struggle to clear the body of HIV and cancer. But the rapidly emerging field of immunotherapy has seen some patients with terminal cancer go into complete remission. The hope is that a similar approach could clear someone of HIV, although some experts have urged caution. HIV treatment requires daily antiretroviral drugs to kill any active virus. Left unchecked, HIV can destroy the immune system, causing Aids. A cure is currently impossible because drugs and the immune system fail to detect the sleeping or "latent" HIV hiding

  • Doctor Who Christmas special: First look at Peter Capaldi's final outing

    Details of Peter Capaldi's final outing in Doctor Who have been revealed as the first trailer for the Christmas special was released online. The one-minute clip for the episode, titled Twice Upon A Time, sees Capaldi and the First Doctor team up. It features the return of Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, who had seemingly left the show at the end of series 10. The clip also showed a guest appearance from Mark Gatiss, who plays a World War One soldier called The Captain. The release of the trailer coincided with the cast appearing at Comic-Con in San Diego on Sunday, where they talked about the upcoming episode, the last series and looked back at Capaldi's time on the sci-fi drama. Gatiss described

  • Actors audition to play teen Dumbledore

    Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman, Patton Oswalt, and more audition to play a teenage Albus Dumbledore at Comic Con in San Diego, California.

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  • Scaramucci says 'TV cameras are back on' at White House briefings

    After weeks of darkness, the cameras will roll once again in the White House press briefing room. New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Monday on Twitter that the "TV cameras are back on." Scaramucci confirmed later in the day that his tweet meant that the White House will once again be allowing the press briefings to be televised. On Friday, his first day on the job, Scaramucci appeared on camera at the outset of the briefing, hours after Sean Spicer stepped down as White House press secretary. It was the first on-camera briefing that the White House had done in three weeks. In the past few months, with Spicer as press secretary, televised briefings -- long a fixture

  • Glastonbury gap year to be filled by new BBC Music festival

    With Glastonbury taking a year off in 2018, there's already one new festival hoping to fill the mud-and-music gap. The BBC has announced plans to host The Biggest Weekend while Glasto has its traditional fallow year. The four-day festival will take place in May across four sites in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The last time Glastonbury had a year off, in 2012, BBC Radio 1 brought its Big Weekend festival to Hackney. It coincided with the London Olympics, which took place in the capital a few weeks after the festival. The Biggest Weekend is scheduled for the late May bank holiday weekend (25-28 May) - earlier than when Glastonbury normally is. More than 175,000 tickets will be