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Friends reunited? Boris Johnson and David Cameron spotted having dinner in New York
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Despite a very public falling-out over Brexit, which scuppered prime ministerial ambitions of both, the two Etonians are back on speaking terms As far as political uncouplings go, the breakup of David Cameron and Boris Johnson was a fairly spectacular public affair. But it seems they might have buried their Brexit hatchet and resumed the […]

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Rex Tillerson says US will set up safe zones for refugees from Isis
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Unclear where interim zones of stability would be located as US secretary of state gives few details of plan at 68-country coalition meeting could ratchet up US military involvement in Syria and mark a major departure from President Barack Obamas more cautious approach. Asked about Tillersons remarks, coalition spokesman Col Joseph Scrocca said the US […]

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The numbing afternoon when I saw a police officer die outside parliament | John Crace
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Working in the Commons on the day of the attack, I became a witness to the loss of a man I had almost certainly spoken to The mind goes numb at times like these. A disconnect between brain and feeling. So it took me the best part of an hour to make sense of what […]

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South Korean ferry in which hundreds died raised after three years
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Parents of children lost on the Sewol and not yet recovered are maintaining a vigil at the site of the salvage operation Salvage operators have raised South Koreas sunken now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye. The vast majority of the dead in the countrys worst-ever maritime tragedy were schoolchildren, and parents of victims had earlier urged people […]

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French schoolchildren badly injured in Westminster attack
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Three teenagers with group from Brittany on visit to London are taken to St Thomas hospital, where two are in critical condition Three French schoolchildren from Brittany on a visit to London were injured two critically in the

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Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500,000 children a year
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Positive outcome of trials in Niger fuels hope that vaccine can protect children in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond from infection that causes often fatal diarrhoea A vaccine capable of enduring scorching temperatures for months at a time could strike a decisive blow in the fight against rotavirus, preventing nearly half a million children around the […]

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UK bans laptops and tablets on flights from six Middle East countries
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Nothing larger than smartphone allowed in cabins on planes from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia The UK government has announced a sweeping cabin ban on laptops and tablets on inbound flights from six countries, following a ban on citizens from Muslim-majority countries travelling to the US. It is understood the ban was […]

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Remember This Viral Live TV Screwup? Here’s How A Mom Would’ve Handled It
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Earlier this month, Professor Robert Kelly became a viral hero when he was live on air with the BBC discussing serious world news and the kiddos decided to derail everything. The way he handled it was hilarious and the reason why it went viral isn’t hard to understand. All parents know that “WHY IS MY […]

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‘Disputed by multiple fact-checkers’: Facebook rolls out new alert to combat fake news
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Feature which flags content as disputed trialled on story that falsely claimed thousands of Irish people were brought to the US as slaves Facebook has started rolling out its third-party fact-checking tool in the fight against fake news, alerting users to disputed content. The site announced in December it would be partnering with independent fact-checkers […]

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