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Kosovo parliament evacuated over tear gas stunt

Parliament in Kosovo was disrupted after protesting members threw tear gas canisters to delay an important vote.

The government chamber was evacuated after tear gas filled the arena on Wednesday.

Several MPs had sought to disrupt a vote on a newly proposed border between Kosovo and neighbouring Montenegro.

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Rory Stewart elected Defence Select Committee chair

Conservative MP Rory Stewart has been elected the new chair of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee, taking over from fellow Tory James Arbuthnot.

Tory MP Rory Stewart will be the new chair of the Defence Committee. Credit: Bob Collier/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Mr Stewart, who represents the Cumbria constituency of Penrith and The Border, has served in the army and the diplomatic service, along with running a charity in Afghanistan.

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