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Sandringham Summit and Fly Me to the Moon

FROM the Queen's emergency summit to decide Meghan and Harry's fate to the Japanese billionaire looking for love in space, This Reporter brings you the news headlines on Monday 13th January 2020.

The Queen will meet with senior royals at an emergency summit at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk today (Monday) to discuss the future of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. ("Off with their heads".)
The meeting will be attended by Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry, with Meghan expected to drop in via Skype, due to being ensconced back in Canada with son Archie.
It will be the first time they have all met since the "Sussex crisis" exploded last Wednesday with the bombshell news Harry and Meghan wanted to step back from their roles as senior royals and live a more independent life.
It is thought the Queen will not make it easy for Harry, though rumours swirl that the Duke and Duchess may threaten a reveal-all interview with Oprah, should they not get what they want.
Protests against the government have entered their second day in Iran's capital, Tehran, after it was revealed Iran was behind the shooting down of a Ukraine passenger plane last week, which killed all 176 on board.
The Iranian government had previously denied having anything to do with it, which has led to fury from demonstrators, with shouts from the crowd including: "They tell us the lie that it is America, but our enemy is right here".
Meanwhile US defence secretary Mark Esper has revealed he "didn't see" any specific evidence indicating an imminent threat from Iran before President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike which killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Trump had justified his drone strike on supposed evidence Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack four American embassies.
A black female MP has told how she has been mistaken for other black female MPs and for parliamentary staff during her first few weeks working at Westminster. Abena Oppong-Asare has claimed that a Conservative MP who saw her outside the Commons chamber put his bag into her hands and asked her to look after it, not realising she was an MP too. She also said an MP had confused her with another black MP, and on realising his mistake expressed surprise there were "more of you".
Ms Opping-Asare said: "I'm thinking I might need to write my name on my forehead as I think some people are struggling to tell the difference". Labour MP Dawn Butler has spoken in the past of being confused for the cleaner.
And finally, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for a "special woman" to join him on Elon Musk's mission around the moon. The 44-year-old founder of Zozo, Japan's largest online fashion retailer, invited women interested in accompanying him on Musk's Big Falcon Rocket in 2023 to apply online for a "planned match-making event".
Mr Maezawa, who has recently split up with his model and actress girlfriend Ayame Gorika, said he was lonely and wanted to find a life partner. "With that future partner of mine, I want to shout our love and world peace from outer space."
Women hoping to join Maezawa  on Musk's SpaceX project must be over 20, have a "bright and positive" personality and, of course, have an interest in space.

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