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In pictures: The long road from Scotland to Russia – BBC News

Image copyright James Parker Image copyright James Parker Image copyright James Parker Driving such an unusual car was also often a benefit. “We would stop for a rest and to stretch the legs, next thing we knew, coffee sprung out from nowhere,” he remembered. “Ten ‘mechanics’ turned up, the bonnet was open and it was like a Formula 1 pit crew… albeit with a few more bellies!” Image copyright James…

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Kim Jong Il Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of the late Kim Jong Il, former Leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Details of his life were mysterious and varied from source to source. Death date: December 17, 2011 Birth place: Sources vary between Khabarovsk, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics/Siberia and Mount Paektu, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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Luxury travel: The most remote resorts in the Philippines

(CNN)Whether you’re in search of an all-inclusive luxury resort or a chilled-out beach villa, the Philippines has no shortage of remote retreats to whisk intrepid travelers off the grid. But you’ll want to get there soon. The country’s natural beauty has caught the eye of international jet-setters and tourism has grown at a rate of 8% per year since 2010, according to a report by Oxford Business Group.

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NHS cyber-attack: Bosses fear further infections from ransomware – BBC News

‘Be patient’ The ransomware, which locks users’ files and demands a $300 (230) payment to allow access, spread to organisations including FedEx, Renault and the Russian interior ministry. BBC analysis of three accounts linked to the ransom demands suggests about $38,000 had been paid by Monday morning. In England, 47 trusts reported problems at hospitals and 13 NHS organisations in Scotland were also affected. How did the attack start? Is…

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No clear path for Trump to quell uproar over Comey

Washington (CNN)A reeling White House has no obvious path out of one of the most intense self-imposed crises in modern political history, as the shockwaves of President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey intensify. Six days on, the administration is dealing with damaging consequences of that decision. The White House staff faces a credibility crisis following their shifting explanations for Comey’s dismissal. Republican leaders in Congress are dealing…

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Flying Scotsman set for second Scottish tour – BBC News

Precise detail The Flying Scotsman, which is based at the National Railway Museum in York, made its first post-restoration visit to Scotland a year ago. Hundreds of enthusiasts lined the route and were later praised for their responsible behaviour. Image copyright PA She said: “For many people this is the trip of a lifetime and some have been on waiting lists for this trip since February 2016. “We will be…

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Office sauna: Must-have or hot air? – BBC News

Dolly Parton sings that “you’re just a step on the boss-man’s ladder” – not much motivation for workin’ nine to five. So how can the modern office attract people to tumble outta bed and commute into work, especially when many employees could simply turn on their laptop and get things done? And how can that office make you more productive? One idea, popular among new technology companies, is to mix…

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When a lion prowled the streets of Birmingham – BBC News

Image copyright Artokoloro Quint Lox Limited / Alamy Stock Photo Image caption An illustration from The Graphic newspaper shows men pulling a lion from a sewer using a rope while two other men threaten it with guns Frank C Bostock, the owner of a menagerie, was himself responsible for fooling both the public and the police over the whole lion-in-a-sewer affair. He later described the event as “thrilling”. World-famous as…

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Trump on Russia allegations: ‘There is no collusion’

(CNN)President Donald Trump denied allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives in an interview Saturday night on Fox News, adding that he wants “to get to the bottom” of the questions about Russian influence in the election. “Everybody’s convinced: They say there is no collusion,” Trump said. “There is no collusion. We had nothing to do with Russia.” But the President said it is “very important” to him…

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Two more die from injuries sustained in auto auction crash

(CNN)Two more people died this week from injuries sustained when an SUV sped into a crowd of people at an auto auction Wednesday in Billerica, Massachusetts, north of Boston. The deaths were confirmed by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan. A total of five people died and at least five others were injured. Those killed ranged in age from 36 to 55. A family member of one of those killed was…

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Former WH official: Obama did not record private meetings

(CNN)President Barack Obama did not record private meetings in the White House, a former White House official tells CNN. “We obviously didn’t record private meetings,” the former official said. “The Obama White House didn’t secretly record private meetings” The White House press office had a stenographer in meetings with journalists in order to have an independent transcript of the interviews, a common practice, the former official said.

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China’s new world order: Xi, Putin and others meet for Belt and Road Forum

Belt and Road Forum, Beijing (CNN)China’s leaders are ringing in what they hope is a new world order at a major international conference in Beijing Sunday. The Belt and Road Forum is China’s answer to Davos or the G20, centered around the colossal One Belt, One Road (OBOR) trade initiative, which takes its inspiration from the ancient Silk Road trading route. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chinese President Xi Jinping…

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FBI agents concerned about future of Russia probe

(CNN)Some FBI investigators are worried the Trump administration could try to interfere with probes, including on Russia, by shifting resources and priorities away from counterintelligence investigations, FBI sources tell CNN. There is a “general fear that the White House will try to interfere with the investigation” into Russian election meddling, one FBI source said. “The first target will be the leak investigation, and then, long term, if Donald Trump appoints…

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Democratic Rep.: ‘Very strong case’ for obstruction of justice against Trump

Washington (CNN)Rep. Jerrold Nadler said in an interview Friday that President Donald Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey and subsequent tweet that Comey “better hope” their conversations weren’t taped add up to a “strong case” that Trump tried to obstruct justice. The New York Democrat’s comments come after news reports that Trump requested Comey pledge his loyalty to the President at a dinner shortly after Trump took office. Nadler’s…

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Vice chair of ‘Election Integrity’ group repeatedly backed Trump’s unfounded claim that millions voted illegally

(CNN)The man Donald Trump appointed Thursday to be vice chair of a commission to investigate voter fraud repeatedly backed Trump’s unfounded charge that millions voted illegally in the 2016 election. President Trump signed an executive order creating the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity and named Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as vice chair. For the past decade, Kobach has advocated for strict immigration laws and tough voter identification…

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Isolated and agitated, Trump rattles White House from within

Washington (CNN)A buoyant President Donald Trump reemerged into public for the first time in more than a week on Friday, offering few signs of the malaise that has gripped his administration since the hasty dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. “It’s such an honor to be here,” Trump declared to a group of military mothers gathered in the East Room for a Mother’s Day event. “So bright and festive.” Downstairs,…

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U.S. Nears $100 Bln Arms Deal for Saudi Arabia: White House official

The United States is close to completing a series of arms deals for Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100 billion, a senior White House official said on Friday, a week ahead of President Donald Trump’s planned visit to Riyadh. The official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the arms package could end up surpassing more than $300 billion over a decade to help Saudi Arabia boost its…

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NHS cyber-attack: Experts strive to restore NHS computers – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionExperts discuss the attack: “The most terrifying thing about this is how simple it is.” IT experts are “working round the clock” to restore NHS computer systems hit by Friday’s ransomware attack. Ciaran Martin, head of the UK’s cyber security agency, said it was doing “everything in our power” to get “vital services” back up and running. The BBC understands about 40…

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Wales’ top speed camera snaps 8,400 offences in 2016 – BBC News

Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation, said there should be no perception that cameras are more about raising revenue than they are about safety. He added: “We have made repeated calls for camera site accident data to be made public so we can all see the facts. “The best camera would be one which detected no one speeding. Where hundreds if not thousands of people are being caught then…

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Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary – BBC News

The manuscript and jewellery were taken during the break-in between 13 and 24 April, West Midlands Police said. The force is issuing the plea for information almost one month on, in the hope “the appeal goes far and wide among Harry Potter fans throughout the world”. Related Topics Harry Potter JK Rowling More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsUpSpy Spy on your visitors and see exactly why they aren’t…

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Officer accused of misconduct after making racist toy complaint – BBC News

A misconduct panel concluded last month that Det Sgt Andrew Mottau was not being racist but should have realised the toy animal could be offensive. Thames Valley Police officer ‘not racist’ Stuffed toy The incident involving the Metropolitan Police began in September 2013 when the Indian-born detective constable claimed to have seen a large monkey toy in the office of the Case Progression Unit at Belgravia police station. He said…

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Trump’s anger could lead down a dangerous road

(CNN)Presidents often get angry, but most go to great lengths to hide their fits of rage and the impression that red faced fury rules their actions. Not Donald Trump. In three-and-a-half months in office, the 45th President has shown that indignation, impulsiveness and a prickly desire to protect his own self image are at the core of his governing philosophy. Trump: I planned to fire Comey Trump: Russia story made…

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Trump says he considered ‘this Russia thing’ before firing FBI Director Comey

(CNN)US President Donald Trump said Thursday he was thinking of “this Russian thing” when he decided to fire FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. His statement undercuts those made by other administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, who both said the decision to fire Comey was based on the recommendation of the…

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Duterte follows Xi’s lead with military build-up in South China Sea

Hong Kong (CNN)The Philippines has begun sending troops and supplies to an island it controls in the disputed South China Sea, setting the stage for a potential dispute with Beijing. Plans are underway to reinforce and upgrade facilities on Pagasa Island, in the Spratly Islands chain,senior Philippine military officials toldthe official Philippine News Agency (PNA). The country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, last month said he had ordered military personnel to occupy…

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