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California wildfires: Drone footage shows Paradise devastation

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Grandpa paints his Taiwanese village in cats and dogs

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Khmer Rouge surviving leaders face genocide verdict

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The pair are already serving life sentences The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal is set to deliver its verdict on whether the last two surviving leaders of the Pol Pot regime are guilty of genocide. Nuon Chea, 92, was Pol Pot’s deputy, and Khieu Samphan, 87, was the regime’s head of […]

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Lion Air crash: Boeing sued by victim’s family over aircraft design

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Investigators examine one of the engines from the doomed Lion Air flight JT 610 The family of a passenger killed when a Lion Air flight crashed into the sea near Indonesia are suing Boeing over an alleged fault with the jet’s design. The lawsuit accuses the US aircraft manufacturer of […]

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Garima Arora: Indian chef cooks her way to a Michelin star

Image copyright Courtesy of Gaa, Bangkok Image caption Garima Arora has become the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star Chef Garima Arora has become the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star for her restaurant Gaa in Bangkok, Thailand. The BBC’s Nikita Mandhani spoke to her about the journey to get there. […]

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Theresa May under pressure after Gove rejects Brexit secretary job

Media captionBBC’s Laura Kuenssberg asks the PM if she is “in office, but not really in power?” Theresa May will continue to sell her Brexit withdrawal deal on Friday, as cabinet minister Michael Gove is understood to be considering quitting. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said she understood Mr Gove had rejected the PM’s offer […]

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Flu vaccine delays for over-65s ‘resolved by weekend’

Image copyright Science Photo Library GPs and patients frustrated by a shortage of the new flu vaccine for over-65s are being told the final delivery batch will arrive by Saturday. NHS England said there would be enough vaccines for everyone to be protected ahead of winter. But doctors’ leaders said more guidance should have been […]

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NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening

Image copyright Science Photo Library Cancer screening programmes are to be reviewed following high-profile mistakes that have put thousands of patients in England at risk. NHS England has asked former government cancer tsar Sir Mike Richards to look at what changes are needed. Three national schemes cover breast, cervical and bowel cancers. On Wednesday, it […]

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Pollution linked to ‘stunted lung capacity’ in London schoolchildren

Image copyright Queen Mary University of London Image caption An approximate 5% reduction in children’s lung capacity was linked to exposures to diesel-dominated air pollution Children living in London boroughs with high diesel pollution suffer from stunted lung capacity, putting them at risk of early death, a study has said. Pupils living in areas that […]

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Prince William criticises social media firms

Image copyright Getty Images The Duke of Cambridge has accused social media firms of being “on the back foot” when dealing with fake news, privacy issues and cyber-bullying. In a speech given at the BBC, Prince William said social networks had allowed “misinformation and conspiracy to pollute the public sphere”. “Their self-image is so grounded […]

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