News round-up: 19-24 November

24 Nov


We’ve done a round-up of the week’s top news stories so you don’t greet your fellow diner’s topical chat with a blank stare.

Tuesday – The Church of England General Synod votes against allowing women bishops, prompting outcry against the “stained-glass ceiling”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20443718

Wednesday – Israel-Hamas ceasefire announced in Cairo. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/meast/gaza-israel-strike/index.html

Thursday – Senior Egyptian judges condemn President Mohamed Morsi’s power grab. Morsi’s new decree grants him a whole new range of powers. http://gu.com/p/3c444/tw

Friday – Larry Hagman, Dallas actor, dies aged 81 following long battle with cancer. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2237668/Dallas-star-Larry-Hagman-dies-aged-81-battle-cancer.html?ito=feeds-newsxml 

Friday – Tens of thousands of Egyptians protest against President Morsi’s power grab on Thursday. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2012/nov/24/egypt-protest-mohamed-morsi-in-pictures

Photo: Stefano Costanzo

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