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Charlottesville: Trump repeats ‘both sides’ rhetoric

Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionMr Trump drew bipartisan criticism for his comments on Charlottesville US President Donald Trump has repeated the controversial argument that “both sides” were at fault in white supremacist violence last month. “A lot of people are saying… ‘Gee, Trump may have a point’,” he said. Mr Trump made ...

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Hurricane Irma: OECD ‘not keen’ on aid rule changes

Image captionThe foreign secretary visited the British Virgin Islands, where communities suffered devastating damage The international organisation that decides what counts as official foreign aid has told the BBC that it is “not keen” on reopening the rules. Senior OECD official Charlotte Petri Gornitzka said any change would need the ...

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Starting from scratch in Uganda

In today’s Magazine ‘I didn’t mean to plead guilty’ The Liverpool app that sidesteps the banks ‘I dye my hair brown to be taken seriously at work’ I wish I’d told my son he could start again The country that took in the most refugees in the world last year ...

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How to make money the Instagram way

Image copyrightSULKY DOLLImage captionFashion stylist Donna McCulloch says Instagram “is your shop front” Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo app, has become a lucrative shop window for many small entrepreneurs. So what are the secrets of its success? When Facebook bought the photo app Instagram in 2012 for a cool $1bn (£760m), ...

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North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan

Image copyrightAFPImage captionThe launch has been condemned by Japan and South Korea North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, its second such move in weeks. South Korea’s military said the missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea ...

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Revised UK child sexual ‘consent’ rules provoke backlash

Exclusive: Children as young as 12 could be refused compensation under guidelines criticised as ‘victim blaming’ Sexually abused children as young as 12 could still be refused compensation by a government body on the grounds that they “consented,” under revised rules seen by the Guardian.The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) began ...

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Hostages shown in al-Qaeda Mali video as Macron flies in

A Mali-based al-Qaeda affiliate has released a video of six foreign hostages ahead of a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the country. They include a French NGO worker, an elderly Australian surgeon and a Colombian nun. No “genuine” negotiations to release them have taken place, the video says. ...

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Listen to review bodies on public sector pay, says Gove

The government should listen to review bodies’ recommendations for public sector pay, Michael Gove has said. His comments come as the prime minister and chancellor face increasing pressure from ministers and backbenchers to end the 1% public sector pay cap. The environment secretary did not call directly for the cap ...

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