Theresa May’s DUP-Tory deal criticised as ‘shabby and reckless’ – BBC News

June 27, 2017

… for Northern Ireland. Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said any extra money for Northern Ireland was a good thing, and the restoration of power-sharing was the only way to ensure it was fairly distributed. “We may be able to say well done Arlene, when we have the executive in place,” he said. The DUP and Sinn Fein have been holding talks at Stormont in attempts to restore power-sharing, with negotiators working into the night on Monday. The leaders of all the main political parties …

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Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

June 26, 2017

… “June,” “today,” “student movement,” “tank man,” or “square,” and no use of the numbers 4, 6, 8, 9 or any combination that adds up to 64 or 89, or even “May 35.” In 2013, even ducks were banned, after a giant yellow duck art installation was adopted as a way to bypass the censors. ‘I want true universal suffrage’ A key demand of the 2014 protests — which were sparked after Beijing refused allow …

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Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

June 26, 2017

… the real Moby Dick What orcas teach us about the menopause Lost whaling station at the end of the world They go from what is essentially just a ball of cells that’s perhaps only a few weeks old, all the way through to a specimen that appears to be a perfect humpback in miniature. This larger foetus, about half a metre in length, is probably seven to eight months into the gestation period. It has everything you would expect to see in a humpback, including those long, tell-tale …

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Archbishop tells PM to ‘draw the poison from Brexit’ – BBC News

June 25, 2017

… by a senior politician, but without the authority to bind Parliament. “We need the politicians to find a way of neutralising the temptation to take minor advantage domestically from these great events,” the archbishop wrote. He added that Britain’s decision to leave the EU was the third time in two centuries that the UK had to “redefine the place of our country in the world”. …

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China landslide: Desperate search for survivors continues

June 25, 2017

(CNN)Thousands of rescuers are searching through rubble to find 109 people missing after a landslide devastated their village in Sichuan province, southwestern China. The missing range from an 80-year-old man to a girl aged just two and a half, according to a list released by Aba Prefecture’s government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. …

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‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… touch with Arka Original Funerals – a Brighton company that is part of a movement in the UK to re-personalise and de-industrialise death, dying and funerals. Image copyright Gilli Davidson Image caption Niamh and her twin brother Zach aged five – a year before her diagnosis Niamh would remain at home for nearly three weeks, with her eyes closed. “We try and slow things down for loved ones, to give time to digest the news of a death. We don’t have a prescribed way …

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Saving the twins: Health scares and rehab for once-conjoined boys

June 23, 2017

Valhalla, New York (CNN)Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway. Nicole makes this trip every day from her home in upstate New York to see her twin sons, Jadon and Anias. The 21-month-old boys are at Blythedale Children’s Hospital 40 miles to the south, where they’ve been undergoing rehabilitation since mid-December. The twins, born joined at the head, captured the world’s attention after a …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

(CNN)What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it’s likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier’s parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son. “No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier’s death have been drawn at this time, as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview,” the statement said. …

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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 21, 2017

… Secretary of Defense under President Obama between 2011 and 2013, noted that “we have sanctions in place,” adding that “they could be enforced in a more vigorous way by ourselves as well as the Chinese.” Panetta said that in the wake of Warmbier’s death, the Trump administration’s options include demanding an explanation from China, diplomatic protests, and increased sanctions. “This is not acceptable and the Chinese government needs to find out …

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 19, 2017

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Brexit talks get under way Almost a year after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Brexit talks are finally starting. Brexit Secretary David Davis has promised a “deal like no other in history”, with subjects of early negotiations including the status of expats, the UK’s “divorce bill” and the Northern Ireland border. Things get started at about 11:00 BST. Grenfell Tower tragedy ‘preventable’ …

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Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

… criminal justice system in this way … the President is on very tenuous ground here,” Ben-Veniste told CNN’s Don Lemon Friday. The scorched-earth approach may have grave political consequences. Trump and his aides may well end up in the clear, but months of recriminations ahead will further polarize the capital and cast a shadow over his administration, which is already struggling for traction after a tumultuous first five months. If Mueller decides there is a case to answer …

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London fire: Syrian victim Mohammed Alhajali family ‘can come to UK’ – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… known to be dead or missing, presumed dead, after the fire. The BBC understands this could rise to about 70 people in total. Mr Alhajali’s older brother Omar – who was with him in their flat on the 14th floor – survived after they were separated on the way out of the burning tower block. Image copyright Getty/AFP A Home Office spokeswoman said: “We have established processes in place which allow us to consider visa applications outside the immigration rules on …

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Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 17, 2017

… voluntarily file his financial disclosure forms months ahead of time will become a new talking point for Trump and his aides whenever the questions regarding his taxes inevitably arise again. The key point to remember: Financial disclosures are simply no substitute for tax returns when it comes to understanding someone’s financial standing and various commitments. Think of it this way. You go to a baseball game. Financial disclosure forms are like sitting near the top of the upper deck. …

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US Open 2017: World’s top three miss cut as quartet battle for lead

June 17, 2017

… the cut mark all the way through his second round late Friday. But he faltered in the closing stages and rounds of 75, 73 for four over gave the 32-year-old extra time to be with fiance Paulina and second child River Jones, who was born Monday. McIlroy, who has missed the last five weeks because of a rib injury, said in the build-up if players couldn’t hit the wide Erin Hills fairways they should “pack their bags and go home.” Well, McIroy was forced to practice what he …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… caption The Kerry Town centre has been demolished to make way for a hospital Image caption Pauline ran despite having a weak leg and sore joints as a result of her Ebola Image caption Isetu looks after her granddaughter Mariama and her seven siblings Related Topics Sierra Leone More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVyper Interactive Popup Interactive PopupB-Roll Club Platinum 6m VidPenguin PRO 197 Lifetime (1-time downsell offer) The first and simplest …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… concerned about their own safety are now talking about the need to conduct political debate in a more civil way. Many connected the shooting rampage to the fearsome tone of current political rhetoric, since the shooter, James Hodgkinson, from Illinois, left anti-Trump screeds on his social media page. “The poisonous atmosphere in Washington and the polarization in our country causes warped, twisted minds to do terrible things,” Maine Sen. Susan Collins told CNN on Thursday. …

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Lindsey Vonn wants “Battle of Sexes” ski race before Olympics

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Hurtling down the mountain at speeds of over 80 miles-per-hour, Lindsey Vonn has never let anything get in the way of achieving her goals. In the 1973 “Battle of the Sexes”, tennis star Billie Jean King easily beat Bobby Riggs in three straight sets. Ski stars thrill crowds in St. Moritz Top 5 moments of the 2016/17 Alpine Edge year …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with a woman who doesn’t like media interviews, then you have to …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… turnout. However, the prime minister has said she will not resign and will find a way to form a minority government, indicating the Conservatives will seek the support of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, general elections take place on the first Thursday in May every five years but there are some ways in which another election could be called. First, it could happen if two-thirds of MPs back a motion calling for an early election. It’s …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 11, 2017

… opportunity over the past 24 hours to cast Corbyn’s strong showing as further proof that, as their saying goes, “Bernie would have won.” The phrase, a meme that serves as a love note to Sanders and mocks the argument that he was unelectable in 2016 (it is also frequently used to troll Clinton supporters), flooded social media as it became clear that Labour was on its way to serious gains. Moumita Ahmed, founder of “Millennials for Revolution,” told CNN in Chicago …

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Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 10, 2017

… reconciliation and pointed to the human cost of the Saudi-led blockade, mentioning shortages of food, the way families had been separated and they way some children have been pulled out of school. “Unintended consequences” “We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during the holy month of Ramadan,” Tillerson said, referring to the most important holiday on the Muslim calendar. “They can be addressed immediately,” he said. The White House …

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Merkel says EU is ‘ready to start Brexit negotiations’ – BBC News

June 10, 2017

A spokesman for Mrs Merkel had previously refused to be drawn on the issue out of “politeness and respect” while the process of forming a new UK government was under way. Mrs May says she will form a government with the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats. Can Theresa May stay as PM? May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks What the election result means for Brexit Brexit delays over UK hung parliament? Image copyright PA Image caption Mrs May …

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Is refusing terrorists funerals a deterrent? – BBC News

June 9, 2017

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Theresa May: UK will change human rights laws if needed for terror fight

June 7, 2017

(CNN)British Prime Minister Theresa May says human rights laws will be changed “if they get in the way” of the country’s fight against terror. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMake Money Online Success Kit Upsell 2 Get your hands on our 4 additional Biz-in-a-Boxes for the price of One and add 5 new earning streams TODAY. Limited time 80% Discount!Warlord Mobile Leads LIFETIME Get PRIMARY email addresses and REAL names of ALL your leads! …

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EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… opportunity for public and private sectors to define a new way of working together in order to drive further economic growth. “Business investment is imperative to the long-term health and growth of the Scottish economy but is currently subdued. “Government can help de-risk investment by supporting the development of skills and infrastructure that businesses need so that companies can feel confident they can maximise their investment.” Labour market ‘improving’ …

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Election 2017: 10 things we’ve learned over seven weeks – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… there is no mention of Jeremy Corbyn on Labour’s battle bus Prof Fielding says it is not unusual for parties to use their leaders in this “all encompassing way”. “In the 1945 election, the Conservatives knew they were not popular – but they also knew that Winston Churchill was incredibly popular, so they actually called their manifesto Mr Churchill’s Declaration of Policy,” he says. However it did not work. Mr Churchill lost. General election 2017: …

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