North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to the members of the Korean People’s Army in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) May 13, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS


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Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will leave Paris climate deal – Axios

FILE PICTURE: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks between Vice President Mike Pence (L) and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt prior to signing an executive order on ”Energy Independence,” eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, during an event at the Environmental… REUTERS/Carlos Barria


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BA aims to resume most UK flights after IT failure

British Airways says it is aiming to run a “near normal schedule” at Gatwick and the “majority of services” from Heathrow on Sunday after a “major” IT failure saw all flights cancelled. Serious problems with BA’s systems led to thousands … Continue reading


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Pub-lic service

Real ale-loving Derby North was England’s narrowest won seat in the last general election when just a handful of votes changed its political makeup. Can the men and women behind the beer pumps shed any light on how punters will … Continue reading


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Rare cigarette paintings up for auction

Original artwork of people smoking and children handing out cigarettes, which once hung inside England’s last tobacco factory, are set to go to auction. About 120 “artefacts” are up for sale following the closure of Imperial Tobacco’s Horizon factory in … Continue reading


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Castlemorton Common: The rave that changed the law

On a hot bank holiday weekend 25 years ago, 20,000 people descended on land in the shadow of the Malvern Hills. The word was spread by an answering machine message: “Right, listen up revellers. It’s happening now and for the … Continue reading


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Why St Nicholas works wonders for Russians

The Soviet Union turned its back on religion but modern Russia, under Vladimir Putin – the former KGB officer – has made religion, nationalism, patriotism and conservatism cornerstones of the Russian state, reports BBC Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg. One hundred … Continue reading


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Kidnapped and enslaved in a forest for three years

When Faith was 16 she was kidnapped by Islamist militants. She was held captive in a forest on the Kenya-Somali border where she gave birth to a baby girl. Faith’s name has been changed for this video. Her story is … Continue reading


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Election 2017: What if I can't afford to pay the rent?

“Every year the estate agent tries to put up the rent by £50 a month. Every year I go through that, begging, pleading, ‘please don’t’.” But even at its present level, Nadine Masseron – a single mother from Wokingham in … Continue reading


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Medical research centre frozen in time

Evgenia Arbugaeva photographs the people maintaining the Amani Hill Research Station, a semi-abandoned colonial research facility in the jungle of Tanzania. Started by the Germans in the late 19th Century as a botanical garden, the facility was converted by the … Continue reading


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Profile: Green Party co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley

The Green Party of England and Wales has two co-leaders under what they say is a pioneering job-share arrangement. Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas is the Greens’ first, and so far only, MP and after seven years in the Commons she … Continue reading


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Kenya's prayer train: A commute of prayers and songs

The daily journey to work can be a stressful, exhausting or plain boring experience. It may not be to everyone’s tastes but one husband-and-wife team of preachers in Kenya believes the time is best used for spiritual upliftment and has … Continue reading


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Uber CEO Kalanick's mother dies in boat accident

The mother of car hire company Uber’s co-founder Travis Kalanick has died in a boating accident in California. Mr Kalanick’s parents Bonnie and Donald were out on a lake in Fresno when their boat sank on Friday. Mrs Kalanick, 71, … Continue reading


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Mother of Uber CEO killed in boating accident – newspaper

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, addresses a gathering at an event in New Delhi, India, December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi


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Errol Spence Jr beats Kell Brook to take IBF world welterweight title

Errol Spence Jr produced a stunning display to defeat Kell Brook and take the IBF world welterweight title from the Briton in Sheffield. Brook’s fourth defence was gutsy but ended in the 11th round when damage to his swollen left … Continue reading


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