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In today’s briefing update, We start with Iran’s warning to the US and its allies – saying if they cross the red line they will be destroyed. In Israel, prime minister Netanyahu is allowed to remain in power despite being indicted on charges of corruption. And in Germany, two thieves have pulled off the biggest art robbery since WW2.

In the UK, the chief Rabbi has attacked Labour and criticised its anti-Semitism record- saying the party was not doing enough to root out anti-Semitism. Mike Ashley plans to rebrand Sports Direct as Frasers Group in an attempt to move the company’s image beyond sportswear. And an elderly Labour campaigner was attacked on a doorstep whilst out on the campaign trail in South Yorkshire. The victim was left with a suspected broken jaw. 

Entertainment and Sport, Vue has defended its decision to pull the gangland film – Blue Story after 25 serious incidents in just 24 hours, many in their own cinemas. And in cricket, New Zealand Cricket has apologised to Jofra Archer after a fan racially abused the England cricketer. 

All this and more in today’s news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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Iran Guard chief warns US and allies not to ‘cross red lines’

Aljazeera reports Iran has issued a strong warning saying they will destroy the United States and its allies if they cross Tehran’s red lines, according to the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps. The warning was issued in an address to a pro-government rally denouncing last week’s violent protests over the gas price hike. Iran Guard Cheif warns US and allies not to ‘cross red lines’

Speaking to thousands of demonstrators in the capital, General Hossein Salami accused the US, UK, Israel and Saudi Arabia of stoking the unrest. 

“We have shown restraint… we have shown patience towards the hostile moves of America, the Zionist regime [Israel] and Saudi Arabia against the Islamic Republic of Iran… but we will destroy them if they cross our red lines,” he said.

The demonstrators burned American flags and held signs reading “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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Netanyahu not required to resign in wake of the indictment, Israel AG says

Fox News reports Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not required to leave office despite indictment on corruption charges according to Israel’s attorney general Mandelblit. Political leaders in Israel have called for the PM to resign. Netanyahu not required to resign in wake of indictment, Israel AG says

In a statement released on Monday, Mandelblit said the PM can remain interim prime minister despite Mandelblit serving him with charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery days earlier. 

According to the law, an indicted PM can remain in office whilst fighting criminal charges. But requires other public figures including Cabinet ministers to resign if they are charged with a crime. 

Read the full story on Fox News

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Biggest art robbery since WW2: How two thieves snatched priceless jewellery from a German museum

RT News says an incredibly audacious jewel heist was mounted on a German treasure trove in Dresden in the early hours of Monday. Biggest art robbery since WW2: How two thieves snatched priceless jewellery from German museum

Two thieves forced their way into Dresden’s Green Vault Museum via a grilled window. They were filmed on security cameras as they made their way in. They reportedly cut the power to the local street lighting by damaging a nearby supply box just before the heist. 

However, despite the power being cut at around 5 am local time police have not confirmed that it is linked to the robbery.

The pair focused on the museum’s collection of impressive and immensely valuable gemstones. They smashed display cases to grab an array of historic jewellery and made a swift escape back out through the same window.

Read the full story on RT News

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Chief Rabbi attacks Labour and anti-Semitism record

BBC News reports the Chief Rabbi has criticised Labour, saying the party is not doing enough to root out anti-Jewish racism. The Chief Rabbi encouraged people to “vote with their conscience” in the general election. Chief Rabbi attacks Labour and anti-Semitism record

In the Times, Ephraim Mirvis said “a new poison – sanctioned from the very top – has taken root” in Labour. And said the party’s claim they have investigated all cases of anti-Semitism in its ranks was a “mendacious fiction.”

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour is tackling anti-Semitism by expelling members. And the party has launched a “race and faith manifesto” which aims to improve protections for all faiths and tackle prejudice. 

Read the full story on BBC News

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Labour supporter, 72, in hospital after being attacked on a doorstep while campaigning

The Independent says an elderly Labour supporter was attacked on a doorstep while campaigning for Labour in South Yorkshire. Labour supporter, 72 left in hospital after being attacked on doorstep while campaigning

The 72-year-old was taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw. He was allegedly assaulted by a man whilst campaigning in the village of Hellaby, in Rotherham, on Sunday afternoon. 

Police have arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of causing GBH. Tony Griffin, 62, who knows the victim from the campaign trail, said the man ended up in A&E after suffering injuries to his jaw and teeth during the incident. 

He told The Independent: “I don’t know exactly what this other person did apart from he punched him and damaged his jaw to the point where he can’t eat properly at the moment and needs dental work to a couple of teeth that have been chipped.”

Read the full story on The Independent

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Sports Direct plans to rebrand itself as Fraser Group

The Guardian reports Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct International has announced its plans to rebrand itself as Frasers Group. Sports Direct International has faced serious criticism from politicians and investors over working conditions and its approach to business. Sports Direct plans to rebrand its self as Frasers Group

The retail group said it was seeking to elevate its image beyond sportswear. 

Stakeholders will vote on the name change on 16 December. The company will need 75% of the votes to change the name – Mike Ashley owns 65% of the shares. 

Its an unusual move for  FTSE 250 company, says the Guardian. It comes after Ashley led a year-long buying spree of struggling retailers – including House of Fraser. Other retailers bought by Ashley include Evans Cycles, Sofa.com and Game Digital.

Read the full story on The Guardian

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Blue Story: Vue defends dropping gang film after 25 ‘significant incidents in 24 hours’

Sky News reports  Vue has defended its decision to pull the gangland film Blue Story, saying there were 25 “significant incidents” in 24 hours after the film’s release.Blue Story: Vue defends dropping gang film after ‘25 significant incidents in 24 hours’

The cinema chain said the decision was not taken lightly or without consideration. And confirmed 16 of its cinemas had faced problems linked to the film. 

“This is the biggest number we have seen for any film in such a short time frame,” the chain said.

The company added: “Despite a range of precautionary measures in place, including increased security, removal of late-night showings and reduced screenings of the film, the decision to withdraw Blue Story in its entirety was made on Saturday evening on grounds of safety alone.”

Read the full story on Sky News

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New Zealand Cricket apologises after fan racially abuses Jofra Archer

ITV News says New Zealand Cricket has apologised to England Cricketer Jofra Archer after he was racially abused at the end of the first test. New Zealand Cricket apologises after fan racially abuses Jofra Archer

The fast bowler took to Twitter after England’s defeat saying an individual in the crowd had insulted him while he was at the crease. 

“A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team,” he tweeted.

Read the full story on ITV News

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