Meghan and Harry attend Royal Ascot

    (CNN)Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has made her first appearance at the UK's prestigious Royal Ascot -- the jewel in the crown of the British horse racing calendar. Harry and Meghan, who got married at Windsor Castle one month ago, are expected to present the winning trophy for the St James's Palace Stakes, according to the Royal Ascot program. The couple arrived in a horse-drawn carriage -- a practice which began in 1825 with members of the royal family entering the course every day from Windsor Castle. The Duchess of Sussex arrived dressed in a cream coat, with a cream and black hat; the Queen wore yellow.

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    Hen party 'shocked' by cancelled flight

    A hen party whose flight was cancelled at the last minute said they were made to feel "like criminals" after being escorted out of the airport by police. The Bristol to Malaga flight had to be abandoned after what EasyJet referred to as a "crew welfare" issue. The party of 20 women were told there was not an EasyJet flight for another week, so they paid £6,000 for new flights with another airline. EasyJet said it did everything possible to minimise disruption. Abi Parker from Newport was one of the group. She said they first heard the flight was off while they were sitting in the departure lounge. "It was quite shocking. The flight was originally delayed for 40 minutes, but then it came over

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    MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018: Photos from the red carpet

    See what celebrities wore at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards in Santa Monica, California.

  • PICTURES: UAE presents evidence of Iran weapon links to Yemen’s Houthi militia

    PICTURES: UAE presents evidence of Iran weapon links to Yemen’s Houthi militia

    The UAE presented on Tuesday evidence of what it described as Iranian support for the Houthi militia in Yemen. The UAE is part of an Arab Coalition fighting against the militia to restore the country’s legitimate government and allow it to retake key areas across the country. The evidence, presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) and the UAE Armed Forces showcased “a wide range of military weapons and equipment acquired by the Arab Coalition during operations in Yemen on behalf of the legitimate Yemeni government,” a statement from Emirati news agency WAM said.

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    Man drowns in Hacienda Bay after being sucked into uncovered pipe

    Ahmed Wasfy, 28, has drowned while swimming at the North Coast’s Hacienda Bay resort after being sucked into an uncovered circulation system. Eyewitnesses said that the man was swimming too close to the pipe and his body was sucked in by the air motors. His body was retrieved when the engines were shut down. A resort official claimed that the instructions warned visitors not to swim too close to the circulation systems. However, bystanders at the scene reported that there were barely any lifeguards present at the time of the incident. Eyewitness Abanoub Ezzat wrote on his Facebook account that “We tried in the beginning to rescue him, but it was impossible because the pipe sucked his head strongly

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    How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

    Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies prevent this? The world is getting hotter, indeed 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001, say climatologists. It's no wonder demand for air conditioning systems is going through the roof. The energy they consume is likely to triple between now and 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says. This would mean that by 2050, the world's air conditioners would be using the current electricity capacity of the US, the European Union and Japan

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    Why is this photo such a talking point?

    Family portraits often prove popular on social media, but this one has inspired people to click the like button more than most. American couple Aminat and Justin McClure posted it to celebrate their family's mixed heritage, prompting thousands of people to share their own stories about growing up in dual and multi-cultured families. The couple, who live in New Jersey, US, posed with their three children in West African-inspired outfits to honour Aminat's Nigerian heritage. She left Lagos, in south west Nigeria, when her family moved to the US when she was little. "We wanted to give the girls a lesson about how much diversity there is in the world so they learn to enrich themselves by opening