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September, 2017

  • 15 September

    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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  • 15 September

    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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  • 15 September

    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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  • 15 September

    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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  • 15 September

    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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  • 15 September

    UK could need ‘5,000 more customs officials after Brexit’

    Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The head of the UK tax agency has said Britain could need up to 5,000 extra staff to handle customs and border checks after Brexit. HRMC boss John Thompson also said a new customs arrangement with the EU could cost as much as £800m and take seven ...

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  • 15 September

    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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July, 2017

  • 2 July

    Trump defends his use of social media in a series of tweets

    US President Donald Trump has defended his use of social media in a series of tweets, following a row over comments he made about two MSNBC TV presenters. “My use of social media is not presidential – it’s modern day presidential,” he tweeted on Saturday. Earlier in the week, the ...

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  • 2 July

    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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  • 2 July

    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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