• Margaret Thatcher aides used Prince William in media war

    Margaret Thatcher's senior aides used photos of a baby Prince William to try to distract attention from a 1983 anti-nuclear march, official papers reveal. Ministers feared protests might be so "widespread and powerful" that they could stop US cruise missiles from being based at RAF Greenham Common. Newly-released files also show they were prepared for clashes between armed troops and objectors outside the base. But they feared a public backlash if a protester was shot by US military. To prevent that, Mrs Thatcher's ministers ordered British troops to be ready to tackle protesters as the American nuclear warheads were delivered in November 1983, documents released to the National Archives in Kew,

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  • Two Muslim Women Kicked Off JetBlue Flight for ‘Staring’ at Flight Attendant

    In what would have been a shocking but is now an all-too-familiar Islamophobic incident, two Muslim women were led off a passenger plane as a flight attendant did not like the way the women ‘stared’ at her, according to DailyMail. On Saturday, two Muslim women in hijabs onboard JetBlue Flight 487 between Boston and Los Angeles were escorted out of the airliner by police as one of the flight attendants was concerned about the way the two women were looking at her. A video showing the two women being escorted out for questioning was posted on YouTube on Monday by Mark Frauenfelder, taken by his friend Sharon Kessler. In regards to the incident, Kessler told DailyMail that "it was a terrible moment

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  • Disney alligator attack: Family of dead boy won't sue

    (CNN)The family of Lane Graves, the toddler killed by an alligator at a Disney World hotel in June, won't sue the Walt Disney Company, his parents said Wednesday in a statement. "Melissa and I are broken," Matt Graves said. "We will forever struggle to comprehend why this happened to our sweet baby, Lane. As each day passes, the pain gets worse, but we truly appreciate the outpouring of sympathy and warm sentiments we have received from around the world." The Graveses, who are from Nebraska, said they have started the Lane Thomas Foundation. According to its website, the foundation will donate funds to charitable organizations. When asked whether it provided a contribution to the foundation,

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  • Why ice cream won't help your sunburn but oatmeal will

    After catching some rays on the hottest day of the year, some of us may be feeling a bit pink today. Obviously the best way to avoid sunburn is to wear sunscreen but what if you forgot and got burnt? There's lots of advice on what to do and some of it can be a bit misleading. Newsbeat's been speaking to Dr Nisith Sheth from the British Skin Foundation who tells us what is good - and what isn't - for burnt skin. Ice cream When your skin is burning up, it may be tempting to cool off with the coldest thing you can find on the beach. But Dr Nisith Sheth says putting ice cream on your skin is not a good idea. "Whilst the cooling affect of the ice cream may reduce the inflammation, the contents of

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  • Saudi FM Adel Al Jubeir responds to Iran criticism in Brussels

    During his lecture about terrorism and hosted by Egmont Research Center and organized by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels, Saudi Foreign Minister Ade4l al-Jubeir received a question by the Iranian General Consul who repeated baseless accusations. Watch the response from AL-Jubeir.

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  • Saudi Arabia regains top spot in China crude supply

    BEIJING: Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, regained its position as China's top crude supplier in June, after losing out to Russia over the previous three months, customs data showed on Thursday.China imported 4.569 million tons of crude from Saudi Arabia in June, or 1.112 million barrels per day (bpd), down 14.2 percent on the year but beating 961,000 bpd in May. Saudi imports edged up 0.24 percent in the first six months of the year versus a year ago to an average of 1.06 million bpd. Russian exports to China have benefited from good demand by independent refiners since late 2015 after the country allowed them to import crude for the first time. China imported 4.107 million tons,

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  • Egypt Becoming a Global Gas Giant After Another Massive Discovery In the Mediterranean Sea

    Although Egypt isn’t currently rich with tourists, it’s proving to extremely rich in resources from gold to gas. On Thursday British oil company BP and Italy’s Eni announced that they have discovered yet another ‘significant gas discovery off the coast of Egypt. According to Eni’s press release the latest discovery is located in the Baltim South West area which is 12 kilometres from the coast, 25 metres deep, and 10 kilometres north of the Nooros field, and will be jointly owned by both companies. "Baltim South West discovery further confirms the significant potential of the so called 'Great Nooros Area,' which is now estimated to hold 70-80 billion cubic metres of gas in place," read Eni's statement.

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  • Love Island will return for a third series

    Good news for fans of Love Island - ITV has announced it will be back next year. Bosses have ordered a third season of one of the summer's most talked about shows. Its second run is thought to have doubled last year's viewing figures, with an average of 1.3 million people watching each episode. "We can't wait to do it all again next year," said ITV Studios creative director Richard Cowles. Although the series officially finished last night with Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde crowned champions, it will return for a special episode on Sunday 17 July. Love Island: Heading Home will follow the islanders as they're reunited at the wrap party. Which will no doubt mean clashes as exes come face-to-face

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  • US Election 2016: Who are the next generation of Trumps?

    "Congratulations, Dad, we love you!" shouted Donald Trump Jr. His father had just clinched the presidential nomination at the Republican Party Convention in Cleveland. The 38-year-old was among four of Mr Trump's five children in attendance. His offspring are taking on an increasingly visible role in his campaign - but who are they? Time to meet the family. Donald Junior Donald senior has three children - Donald Jr, Ivanka, 34, and Eric, 32 - from his first marriage to Ivana Trump, a daughter - Tiffany, 22 - from his second marriage to Marla Maples and a son - Barron, 10 - with his wife Melania. He also has eight grandchildren. Ivana Trump, nee Zelnickova, was a Czech model and Donald Jr grew

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  • Oil prices continue to drop

    NEW YORK: Oil prices fell 2 percent on Friday, with losses accelerating after the US oil rig count rose for a fourth week in a row, putting crude on track for a weekly loss and dragging Brent to two-month lows.Crude futures were already down as investors braced for expected growth in Iraqi crude exports that could add to the global glut. "The oil complex is already struggling with oversupply issues. More than ample inventories and upcoming refinery turnarounds and maintenance have the bulls on the defensive," said Pete Donovan, broker at Liquidity Energy in New York. "An increase in rigs is the last thing they need." Brent was down 98 cents, or 2.1 percent, at $45.22 a barrel by 1:21 p.m. EDT

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  • Mud run health probe into diarrhoea outbreak

    Public Health England is investigating why dozens of people suffered bouts of vomiting and diarrhoea after taking part in an "extreme" obstacle race. About 3,000 people took part in the X-runner mud run, which involved open water swimming, at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham on 9 July. The health body is trying to identify the cause of the illness which affected a number of competitors. Event organisers said water quality test results had been "normal". One runner named Sarah said she had been suffering from sickness, diarrhoea, headaches, fever and aching limbs and was still not well more than a week after the event. She said test results had ruled out food poisoning and still

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  • Cleric flags fatwa against Pokemon

    A leading Saudi cleric has urged followers to shun Pokemon Go. Sheikh Saleh al-Fozan said a fatwa (religious ruling) issued against an earlier Pokemon card game also applied to the new mixed-reality app. The 16-year-old edict said the game contained "forbidden images" and violated an Islamic ban on gambling. Pokemon Go, first released on 6 July, is proving popular in the Middle East despite not having officially launched there yet. The game has proved so popular that Nintendo - which owns a stake in the Pokemon Company - has seen its shares double in value. The game challenges players to visit real-world locations to catch cartoon monsters, which can be seen superimposed over views of the surrounding

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  • Shakespeare Lives - Ballet, Opera and the Bard

    Great music and performance from the world of ballet and opera, presented by Ore Oduba. We join Royal Ballet stars Lauren Cuthbertson and Edward Watson as they rehearse The Winter’s Tale. Also featured; the potion scene from Kenneth MacMillan’s classic Romeo and Juliet and music from Verdi’s two great Shakespearean operas Otello and Falstaff. Watch live and on demand via the BBC Live page

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  • South China Sea: Beijing calls KFC, Apple protests 'irrational'

    In Changsha in Hunan province, residents held up a banner outside a KFC restaurant that reads: "Get out of China, KFC and McDonald's." On Tuesday, police in central China's Henan province detained three people outside a KFC outlet over organizing a disruptive boycott. Meanwhile, a campaign of smashing iPhones has taken off on social media, in protest against U.S. tech giant Apple. Defiant rap and patriotic mango Since the South China Sea ruling was handed down, a musical video compiling Chinese citizens rapping "South Sea arbitration, who cares?" has gained nearly 4.9 million views on social media platform Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter. At one point the video, which was backed by the Chinese

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  • Pokémon Go-playing Saudi motorist receives hefty fine

    Saudi Arabia also, the general director of the traffic department, Major General Abdullah Al-Zahrani, stressed that using the game of "Pokémon Go" while driving, will cost the driver three hundred Riyals. The traffic included this on the list of violations of using the mobile phone while driving. Al-zahrani said that there will a serious step for giving tickets for those using the "Pokémon." He pointed out that there are other security agencies that have the authority to issue a traffic ticket for those who are playing the game while driving.

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  • So hot in Saudi you can fry an egg on the road

    A video from Saudi Arabia shows a group of Indian workers preparing a meal of fried eggs on the main

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  • Fruit of labor

    A farmer plucks dates in a farm in Wadi Al-Dawasir, about 600 kilometers south of Riyadh, the traditional way. With the summer getting hotter, the annual date harvesting season has begun in most parts of the Kingdom.

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  • How people in Turkey feel, one week on

    "State of emergency means military rule and so does the coup, so what is the difference? I don't know who was behind the coup. You want to believe it was Fethullah [Gulen] because there were so many dead and injured. But then you see tens of thousands of government personnel had their jobs taken away." Ridvan, a 26-year-old cook "Those who did this to us are in the wrong. But Turkey will deliver unto them justice, God willing. The state of emergency doesn't make me concerned. This is a coup that was against Turkey in its entirety. We will make them all pay for their actions. This coup won't affect my daily life." Ali, a 70-year-old teacher "I'm worried because the people's freedoms will be limited.

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  • What it's like looking like Taylor Swift

    Olivia Sturgiss is like many 19-year-old women. She's studying at uni, she works in a clothes shop and she lives in a house share. Except Olivia looks rather a lot like Taylor Swift. And it could make her a lot of money. "I wore the red lipstick like any other fan does, and I wore a sparkly outfit and then ever since then, it was something commented on every day," Olivia told Newsbeat. "Even when I was wearing no make-up at work, I'd have just have my hair tied back, natural face and I'd still get comments on it. "It's always been a natural resemblance and it's always been an ongoing thing since I was really young." Olivia's been a fan of Tay's for more than seven years and says it's flattering

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  • Rebels: Boy beheaded in Syria 'a mistake'

    (CNN)- Gruesome video footage has emerged of Syrian rebels beheading a young boy, in what leaders of the group involved called an "individual mistake." The video that emerged on social media showed a visibly frightened boy lying in the back of a truck alongside what appeared to be several rebel fighters. The rebels claimed the boy was a prisoner from Liwa al-Quds -- a pro-regime militia force made up mostly of Palestinians in Syria -- and that he was captured from an unofficial refugee camp north of war-torn Aleppo. The footage then shows one of the men taking a knife to the child's head. The boy appears to be quite young, perhaps around 10, though CNN cannot verify his age or identity. 'Individual

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