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    Harry and Meghan attend first royal event

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have attended a Buckingham Palace garden party for their first royal engagement as a married couple. The duchess wore a dress by Goat and a hat by Irish milliner Philip Treacy to the party, which was part of the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday celebrations. She and the Duchess of Cornwall started laughing when Prince Harry's speech was interrupted by a bee. Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, were married at Windsor Castle on Saturday. The garden party, which is being held six months ahead of Prince Charles' actual 70th birthday in November, celebrated the future king's charity work, patronages and military affiliations. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were

  • Al Jazeera

    Trump's threats are empowering hardliners in Iran

    In a speech delivered on May 21, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out 12 demands that Iran has to fulfill in order to negotiate another nuclear deal with Washington. Pompeo's list came just two weeks after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and promised to impose new tougher sanctions on Tehran.  Feeling intensifying pressure at home, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had to respond forcefully: ""Who are you to decide for Iran and the world? The world today does not accept that the United States decides for the world. Countries have their independence," he said in a statement published on Iran's ILNA. This new list of demands and Washington's

  • BBC News

    Prison without guards or weapons in Brazil

    On the first day in her new cell, Tatiane Correia de Lima did not recognise herself. "It was weird to see myself in a mirror again," says the 26-year-old mother-of-two who is serving a 12-year sentence in Brazil. "At first I didn't know who I was." The South American country has the world's fourth largest prison population and its jails regularly come under the spotlight for their poor conditions, with chronic overcrowding and gang violence provoking deadly riots. Lima had just been moved from a prison in the mainstream penitential system to a facility run by the Association for the Protection and Assistance to Convicts (Apac) in the town of Itaúna, in Minas Gerais state. Unlike in the mainstream

  • BBC Sport

    World sport: 10 photos we liked this week

    A selection of some of the most striking sports photographs taken around the world this week: Watch: Farah leads Manchester bomb anniversary tribute See some of the best news pictures from the week. All photographs are subject to copyright. Where next? 'The biggest impact in sport since Tiger Woods' Quiz - how well do you know Motty?

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    'Hero' nurse who died battling Nipah

    "I don't think I will be able to see you again. Sorry. Please raise our children well." Lini Puthussery, a 28-year-old nurse, wrote this note to her husband as she succumbed to the deadly Nipah virus on Monday in India's southern state of Kerala. She has two sons, aged five and two. At least nine other people have died in the outbreak in Kozhikode, formerly Calicut. Two others who have tested positive for the virus are critically ill. Some 40 people have been put into quarantine following the deaths. Health authorities across Kerala have been on alert, setting up medical camps and a control room to tackle the situation. The virus, which can be transmitted from animals to humans, is hard to diagnose.

  • CNN Travel

    The gigantic cruise ships taking over the seas

    (CNN) - When Symphony of the Seas, an 18-deck cruise ship measuring longer than a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, sailed out of port for the very first time this April, it smashed yet another size record in the cruise industry. But the current largest passenger ship in the world is hardly one of a kind. Her slightly smaller sister ships -- the Harmony of the Seas, the Allure of the Seas and the Oasis of the Seas -- each held the honor of this title at the time of their launch, only to be dethroned shortly after in what seems like an endless race to build ever larger cruise ships. If the names of these four floating cities sound similar, it's not by coincidence. "Most of the largest ships in

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    Businesswoman of the Year shares her top tips

    Liv Garfield, winner of the Businesswoman of the Year award, has lots of tips for workplace success. She runs Severn Trent, one of the UK's largest water companies. "Don’t create a work persona", is her number one piece of advice. Video journalist: Hannah Gelbart See more at CEO Secrets