The funeral of MP Jo Cox Air Max 270 Dusty Cactus , whose murder shocked Britain in the run-up to last month's EU referendum, was being held on Friday in the northern English constituency she represented.

Cox, a 41-year-old mother of two young children, was shot and stabbed in the street in the village of Birstall Air Max 270 Teal , West Yorkshire, on June 16 as she made her way to an advice session for the people she represented in parliament.

The slaying of the opposition Labour Party lawmaker a little over a year after she was elected, horrified politicians and the public, and overshadowed the final days of referendum campaigning.

Cox Air Max 270 Hot Punch , who was an ardent supporter of Britain remaining in Europe, had campaigned for Syrian refugees and had praised the positive impact immigration had had on her constituency, Batley and Spen, a semi-rural area near the city of Leeds.

Her husband Brendan Cox said on Twitter before the private service he was "thinking of all victims of hatred today".

"Jo would ask us not to fight hate with hate but draw together to drain the swamp that extremism breeds in Air Max 270 Light Bone ," he said.

A 52-year-old local man, Thomas Mair, has been charged with Cox's murder and will go on trial in November.

MANILA, June 11 (Xinhua) -- A Philippine columnist on Saturday called on the incoming Philippine government to drop a defense pact between the Philippines and the United States, arguing it was reducing the country into one big U.S. military base.

"For as long as we have foreign military bases on our soil, the country can never formulate its own independent foreign policy," Rod Kapunan wrote in an article published on Saturday, calling the foreign policy of outgoing Benigno Aquino's government "a carbon copy of the U.S. policy for the Asia-Pacific region."

Manila and Washington signed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement in 2014, which allows the U.S. troops to build facilities to store equipment in the Philippines, in addition to giving broad access to Philippine military bases.

"As a lawyer, (incoming President Rodrigo) Duterte could see the implication in allowing the reinstallation of the U.S. bases," Kapunan wrote in an English newspaper the Standard.

He called on Duterte to drop the defense pact, which he said would be used as an example by future administrations to sign agreements that would allow other countries to establish their own military bases in the Philippines.

He slammed the Aquino administration for bringing the dispute with China in the South China Sea to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, saying it would give the United States the leverage to continue "its provocative patrol in the South China Sea."

Kapunan pointed out that the defense pact has been unduly stretched by the United States to allow it to conduct regular naval patrol and reconnaissance flight in the disputed waters, and that invoking freedom of navigation to conduct regular naval patrol would lose its viability if the Philippines decides to scrap the pact.

"Nobody would believe that its continued patrol in the area is to secure the freedom of navigation. Rather, the whole military infrastructure it built would be exposed as a facade to contain China," Kapunan wrote. Enditem

NEW DELHI, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah Saturday invited Chief Minister of the eastern state of Bihar Air Max 270 Kids , Nitish Kumar, to join the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Shah said that he met the chief minister, also the head of Bihar's regional Janata Dal (United) party, on Friday and extended him the offer in the wake of the two parties' recent alliance government in the state.

"I met JD(U) president Nitish Kumar at my residence yesterday. I invited JD(U) to join the NDA Air Max 270 Mens ," the BJP chief tweeted.

If Kumar joins the NDA, then some of his party's lawmakers could get cabinet berths in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

"Kumar will take a call on joining the country's ruling alliance this month itself," a senior party leader said.

Kumar pulled out of the opposition Congress-party led United Progressive Alliance and formed a coalition government with the BJP in Bihar, following corruption allegations on his then Deputy Chief Minister Air Max 270 Womens , who belonged to former ally Rashtriya Janata Dal.

"NDA will also be stronger with Kumar's party joining it," a BJP leader said.

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EDINBURGH, Aug.12 (Xinhua) -- The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is looking to invite Chinese performers next year, and plans to take its show to China in 2020 Air Max 270 , its producer David Allfrey has said.

His team is currently in talks to bring some 300 young Chinese performers to the 69th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo next year, Allfrey said in a recent interview with Xinhua.

Allfrey was appointed the chief executive and producer of the event in 2011, which takes place each August as part of the Edinburgh Festival. The 57-year-old producer has delivered seven consecutive Tattoos in Edinburgh and brought the show overseas to Australia and New Zealand.

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