Manchester Arena bombing, new US embassy, Saudi Arabia football
Inquiry to examine the media's conduct following Manchester Arena bombing; Trump cancels trip to UK over "bad" US embassy deal; women allowed to attend live football matches in Saudi Arabia (Photos: Getty Images) 

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Donald Trump cancels trip to UK

The president of the United States has cancelled plans to visit the UK in February, over what he perceived to be a “bad deal” for the new US embassy in south-west London. Donald Trump had originally planned to be in attendance for the opening of the new embassy – a trip that only last week Theresa May maintained was going ahead. Blaming the “Obama administration” on Twitter for his decision to cancel the visit, Trump said:

The Times

Women in Saudi Arabia permitted to attend live football games

For the first time in history, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to enter Saudi football stadiums to watch live football matches. Today's match, between teams Al-Hilal and Al-Ittihad at Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium, will see women joining men inside the stadium as part of government reforms announced in late 2017. Women who had previously attempted to sneak into football stadiums were subject to arrest, with the most recent incident occurring just four years ago, according to Time.
Time

the Media’s conduct around the Manchester Arena bombing to be examined

An inquiry into the media’s conduct regarding the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017 is to scrutinise the “role of both mainstream and social media during the response phase”. The progress report for the Kerslake arena review will examine whether or not the media’s response in the aftermath of the attack was appropriate, following claims from families of victims that members of the press had harassed them. The inquiry will also look at responses from emergency services and local authorities, following the deadly attack last year. 
The Guardian

BBC management "deeply unimpressed" over John Humphrys' leaked pay-gap jokes

A leaked conversation, between BBC Radio 4 Today host John Humphrys and BBC North America editor Jon Sopel, has been condemned by BBC management over comments from Humphrys that made light of the recent pay-gap debate sparked by former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie. In the recording, made on Monday, the Today host said: “Oh dear God. [Gracie has] actually suggested that you should lose money – you know that don’t you? You’ve read the thing properly have you?” A BBC spokesperson called the incident “an ill-advised off-air conversation which the presenter regrets”.
The Guardian

BRCA gene mutation doesn’t increase risk of death from breast cancer

A 10-year study of 2,733 British women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations found that double mastectomies did not improve survival rates. The genes increase the risk of breast cancer by four to eight times, but The Lancet Oncology study found that a third of women with the BRCA mutation who’d had a double mastectomy did not have their chances of survival improved after 10 years. Women with the BRCA mutation were also said to have had equal chances of surviving breast cancer as those without it, the BBC reports.
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