UK's Priti Patel resigns over secret meeting in Israel

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The UK's embattled government has suffered yet another blow - the resignation of a second cabinet minister within a week.

International Development Secretary Priti Patel stepped down after it was revealed she failed to disclose meetings with Israeli officials while on holiday.

Patel said her actions have fallen below the 'high standards' expected of her position.

Her departure deprives Theresa May of a strong ally who had supported the push for Brexit. It also follows the resignation of the defence secretary amid claims of sexual harassment.

Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from London.

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