FACTS OF THE DAY

6 April 2017

The Israeli Labor Party, currently in opposition, has postponed its leadership election because it clashes with a Britney Spears concert in Tel Aviv.

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To take his job at the White House, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s 36-year-old son-in-law, had to resign from 260 boards and businesses.

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A leading professor of neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine has said that drinking wine ‘engages more of our brain than any other human behaviour’.

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A plan to charge people £750 for ‘the full crucifixion experience’ in Manchester’s Cathedral Gardens has been cancelled for health and safety reasons.

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A leading LGBT charity has said that transgender people should be able to identify themselves as ‘X’ on their passports rather than male or female.

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There are 60,065 species of tree in the world, more than half of which only occur in a single country.

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