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”.

Wednesday – Israel-Hamas ceasefire announced in Cairo.

Thursday – Senior Egyptian judges condemn President Mohamed Morsi’s power grab. Morsi’s new decree grants him a whole new range of powers.

Friday – Larry Hagman, Dallas actor, dies aged 81 following long battle with cancer. 

Friday – Tens of thousands of Egyptians protest against President Morsi’s power grab on Thursday.

Photo: Stefano Costanzo


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