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  • Samantha Markle accuses Meghan's mother Doria Ragland of 'cashing in' on Oprah interview in Twitter rant
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    Samantha Markle accuses Meghan's mother Doria Ragland of 'cashing in' on Oprah interview in Twitter rant

    Meghan Markle's half-sister has hit back at “haters” in a string of Twitter posts following the royal wedding. Samantha Markle, 53, criticised the newlywed's mother, Doria Ragland, of taking cash for an interview with Oprah Winfrey and dubbed Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan a “pasty old troll”. The Florida-based writer was not invited to Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding on Saturday in Windsor.

  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex official portraits released
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    Duke and Duchess of Sussex official portraits released

    Kensington Palace has released three official photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from their wedding day. Surrounded by the full bridal party, the newlyweds are pictured standing in the green drawing room of Windsor Castle alongside the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the bride's mother, Doria Ragland and the couple's bridesmaids and page boys. The images were taken by royal photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who was also responsible for taking the couple’s official engagement photos.

  • Summer is coming, and these are the best convertibles for under £2,000
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    Summer is coming, and these are the best convertibles for under £2,000

    Thinking of opting for a soft-top? These good value options could be a smart choice for those after the wind-in-your-hair experience on a budget

  • Ramadan 2018: Why Muslims celebrate the revelation of the Koran
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    Ramadan 2018: Why Muslims celebrate the revelation of the Koran

    Ramadan 2018: Why Muslims celebrate the revelation of the Koran

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    The Kremlin hits out over Roman Abramovich's UK visa

    The Kremlin has said that Russian businesses "often encounter unfriendly and unscrupulous actions", after Roman Abramovich's UK visa expired. The billionaire Chelsea owner is yet to have his UK visa renewed following its expiry in April, a source close to the oligarch has confirmed to Sky News.

  • Royal Wedding photos: first official pictures of Duke and Duchess of Sussex released
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    Royal Wedding photos: first official pictures of Duke and Duchess of Sussex released

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the newly issued official photographs of the royal wedding. Photograph: Alexi Lubomirski/PA

  • Suits star criticised for shaming woman after royal wedding
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    Suits star criticised for shaming woman after royal wedding

    He posted a picture of her sleeping on Instagram.

  • First Drive: VW’s new Touareg is a technological tour de force and a deserving flagship
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    First Drive: VW’s new Touareg is a technological tour de force and a deserving flagship

    Volkswagen’s Touareg is now in its third generation. Tom Wiltshire heads to Austria to see what it’s like…

  • The 12 best F1 car liveries...ever
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    The 12 best F1 car liveries...ever

    You'll probably hate some of these, but we think they're cool.

  • Royal Ascot 2018 dress code: what to wear to the races
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    Royal Ascot 2018 dress code: what to wear to the races

    Royal Ascot is only a few weeks away. Normally attended by royals, Ascot is considered the most sartorially superior event in the racing calender thanks to its strict dress code. This is a must for the majority of the enclosures, but the more casual Windsor Enclosure does state: "While no formal dress code applies here, we encourage racegoers to dress for the occasion" In plain speak, that's smart attire and hats are strongly suggested.

  • Tesco scraps ‘best before’ labels from fruit and veg to reduce preventable food waste
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    Tesco scraps ‘best before’ labels from fruit and veg to reduce preventable food waste

    Tesco has revealed plans to remove ‘best before’ labels from scores of fruit and vegetable products in a bid to prevent food being unnecessarily thrown away. The supermarket said it made the decision to remove the labels after a survey revealed most customers do not understand what they actually mean. Tesco said the policy change will apply to nearly 70 fruit and vegetable products “to help prevent perfectly edible food from being thrown away”.

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    Hundreds apply for asylum in Australia after Commonwealth Games

    More than 200 people who travelled to Australia for last month's Commonwealth Games have applied for asylum, an official has said. A total of 205 competitors or support staff "are now lawfully in the country because they've applied for a visa of some type", Ms Golightly said. Some 190 applied for a "protection visa", while another 10 to 15 had sought other types of visa.

  • China and the US drives Volvo away from diesel for next-generation S60
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    China and the US drives Volvo away from diesel for next-generation S60

    The traditionally petrol-dominant markets are expected to be the brand’s largest for new premium saloon

  • Nasa shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies
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    Nasa shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

    The Antares rocket set off from Wallops Island in Virginia en route for the International Space Station.

  • Man Found With Endangered Tortoises Planned to Eat Them, Sheriff's Office Says
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    Man Found With Endangered Tortoises Planned to Eat Them, Sheriff's Office Says

    A man in Florida was caught by deputies scavenging for an unusual Sunday night meal, Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. Responding to a call of a "man down," sheriffs found Robert Lane on the ground as he was attempting to grab endangered gopher tortoises. According to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, gopher tortoises are considered a "keystone species" in Florida, where they’re listed as threatened." The moderately sized reptiles can live for 40 to 60 years and are the only tortoise species in the U.S. that live east of the Mississippi River.

  • Google collected highly personal data about iPhone users, High Court hears
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    Google collected highly personal data about iPhone users, High Court hears

    Google collected highly personal data about millions of iPhone users without them knowing, the High Court has heard. The litigation is being brought by campaign group Google You Owe Us, led by former Which? At the first hearing of the case in London on Monday, lawyers for Mr Lloyd told the court information collected by Google included racial or ethnic origin, physical and mental heath, political affiliations or opinions, sexuality and sexual interests and social class.

  • Queen visits Chelsea Flower Show in first public appearance since royal wedding
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    Queen visits Chelsea Flower Show in first public appearance since royal wedding

    The Queen has made her first public appearance since the wedding of Harry and Meghan, visiting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Queen was greeted in the evening sunshine by the president of the Royal Horticultural Society, Sir Nicholas Bacon, who was at the royal wedding on Saturday.

  • Pakistani Girl Killed in Santa Fe Shooting Wanted to Experience American Culture
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    Newsweek

    Pakistani Girl Killed in Santa Fe Shooting Wanted to Experience American Culture

    A Pakistani exchange student who was killed in the Texas shooting last week decided to study in the U.S. because she wanted to “experience a new culture” and aspired to be a diplomat. Sabika Sheikh, 17, was shot and killed when a teenage gunman opened fire in Santa Fe High School on Friday. Joleen Cogburn, Sheikh’s host mother in Texas, said the student chose to do an exchange program because she "wanted to experience American culture" and to share Pakistan’s culture with her peers in the U.S., reported Indian Express.

  • Man calls police to report he is being followed by a pig
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    Man calls police to report he is being followed by a pig

    Officers from North Ridgeville police department (NRPD) in Ohio came across the scene at about 5.30am on Saturday. “We will mention the irony of the pig in a police car now so that anyone that thinks they’re funny is actually unoriginal and trying too hard,” they said.

  • Tech tracker round-up: Tailwise raises £200,000 in a bid to tackle puppy farming, Zuckerberg faces EU parliament hearing
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    Tech tracker round-up: Tailwise raises £200,000 in a bid to tackle puppy farming, Zuckerberg faces EU parliament hearing

    The website and app allows dog seekers to set up a profile detailing their homelife, lifestyle, dog preferences, and why they want a dog. It then matches the dog buyer to verified breeders. The company was started by chief executive and dog lover Sam Worthy and chief operating officer Dan Baird.

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    AP names Susannah George as intelligence reporter

    The Associated Press on Monday announced that award-winning journalist Susannah George will join its Washington bureau to cover U.S. intelligence agencies and national security. The appointment was announced by Julie Pace, AP's Washington bureau chief. "Susannah is a dogged reporter with a track record of producing standout journalism on complex issues," Pace said.

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    China considers scrapping birth limits by 2019: Bloomberg

    China is considering ending the limits it sets on the number of children a family can have, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. China's population is aging rapidly, with the number of births falling by 3.5 percent to 17.23 million last year despite the country's decision in late 2015 to relax the controversial "one-child" policy and allow couples to have a second child. The State Council, or cabinet, has commissioned research on ending the country's birth limits on a nationwide basis, the Bloomberg report said.

  • Jamie George: Saracens must plug gaps for Premiership Final
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    Jamie George: Saracens must plug gaps for Premiership Final

    Going into Saturday’s Premiership semi-final against Wasps, Saracens’ focus was on starting the game with a bang. As Jamie George explained: “We’ve been having slow starts, easing our way in. In the second minute, Owen Farrell, who amassed a play-off record 27 points, jinked between two forwards and released Alex Lozowski to score.

  • Bitcoin price bounces back as cryptocurrency returns above $8,500
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    The Independent

    Bitcoin price bounces back as cryptocurrency returns above $8,500

    The price of bitcoin has risen by $500 over the last three days to reverse a slide in value that saw the cryptocurrency briefly fall below $8,000 last week. Bitcoin has experienced a downward price trend since 5 May, when it looked set to break above the $10,000 price point. Despite the recent price falls, predictions for bitcoin continue to be positive, particularly from those within the cryptocurrency space.

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    Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

    DUBLIN (AP) — Debate is raging in homes, pubs and streets across Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion.

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