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Cameron puts corruption on G7 agenda after Fifa bribery scandal

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David Cameron is preparing to warn fellow world leaders at the two-day G7 summit that starts in Germany on Sunday that the Fifa bribery scandal must be a trigger for international action against corruption. The prime minister will criticise what he will call a widespread “taboo” in pointing the finger at corrupt institutions, and will […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in Politics,Society | Read More »

Steve Martin receives AFI tribute

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A host of stars paid tribute to Steve Martin as he received the American Film Institute’s life achievement award, its highest honour, on Thursday. Steve Carell, Diane Keaton and Martin Short were among those who joined Martin at the Los Angeles ceremony. Tina Fey called him “the first rock star comedian”, while Jack Black sang […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in Art & Ents,Films | Read More »

Charles Kennedy died of ‘haemorrhage linked to alcoholism’

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Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy died of a major haemorrhage linked to alcoholism, his family have said. Mr Kennedy, who led the party between 1999 and 2006, died at his home in Fort William on Monday aged 55. Following a post-mortem examination, his family issued a statement saying his unexpected death was “a consequence […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in News,Scotland | Read More »

Steve Wright: Ipswich serial killer’s father ‘feels responsible’

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The father of serial killer Steve Wright has said he “feels responsible” for the deaths of his son’s five victims, nearly a decade on. Conrad Wright, 78, from Felixstowe, said he still feels “rough” about the murders committed by his son. Wright was given a whole life jail term for murdering five women in Ipswich […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in England,News | Read More »

Pope celebrates stadium Mass in Bosnia

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Pope Francis is celebrating Mass in front of tens of thousands of Catholics at a stadium in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The pontiff’s visit to the capital, Sarajevo, is aimed at promoting peace and reconciliation across the country. The Pope will also meet members of the Muslim, Orthodox Christian and Jewish communities during his one-day trip. Bosnia remains […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in Europe,World | Read More »

Umstrittene Gasförderung: Merkels Berater trommeln fürs Fracken

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Forscher, die Kanzlerin Merkel nahestehen, mischen sich in die Fracking-Debatte ein. Sie halten die Technik für beherrschbar – und kritisieren Gesetzespläne, die die Fördermethode weitgehend verbieten. Kaum ein Umweltthema polarisiert Deutschland stärker als Fracking. Bei dieser Methode wird Gas mithilfe von Wasser und Chemikalien tief aus dem Erdgestein gefördert. Für die einen ist es Teufelswerk, […]

June 5th, 2015 | Posted in Deutschland | Read More »

The problem of Hannah’s sweets solved: the GCSE question that stumped Britain’s students

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After the date of Cheryl’s birthday left people all over the world stumped, now a GCSE Maths exam has done the same. Students taking Edexcel’s GCSE Maths paper took to Twitter to vent their frustration over a problem involving how many sweets a girl called Hannah has. But what actually was the problem and how […]

June 5th, 2015 | Posted in Education,Society | Read More »

Facebook video could ‘eclipse’ YouTube if it tackles piracy says Fullscreen boss

Facebook’s native video features have the potential to “eclipse” YouTube according to the boss of multi-channel network Fullscreen – but only if the social network tackles the issue of videos being uploaded without the permission of their creators. Fullscreen is one of the MCNs that has built a big audience on YouTube, with its network […]

June 5th, 2015 | Posted in Computers,Internet,Technology | Read More »

How to dress for summer as an older woman

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I’ve never believed in age-appropriate dressing – when you’ve rocked out to the Rolling Stones or pogoed to the Pistols, that’s never going to happen. But there was a pivotal point in my mid-40s when I threw away my collection of shoestring-strap vests. The less-than-toned arms and too-lazy-for-the-gym attitude called time on skimpy tops. Admittedly, […]

June 5th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

Should I stop drinking bottled water?

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It’s the world’s bestselling soft drink – more people buy bottled water than fruit juice or fizzy drinks. In 2013, the UK glugged 2.4bn litres of it, and by 2014 this had risen to 2.6bn litres. Yet, remarkably, you can get this particular beverage from the tap, for free. Bottled water can cost between 500 […]

June 5th, 2015 | Posted in Health,Society | Read More »