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Special forces have rescued 24 British diplomats, staff and family members from Sudan, as the bloody power struggle between leading generals continues to escalate. Africa Minister Andrew Mitchell says officials are now “exploring every single possible way” of extracting the 2,000 UK citizens still stuck in the country. Diane Abbott has apologised after being suspended from the Labour Party for claiming that Jewish people do not suffer from racism. In a letter to The Observer, the Hackney North MP said Irish, Jewish and Traveller people merely suffer from “prejudice”, of the sort experienced by “redheads”. Space tourists may have to sign a legal waiver promising to abstain from sex during their cosmic voyage. According to astrobiologist David Cullen, microgravity and radiation could lead to harmful effects on any resulting embryo.