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A North Korean military officer looks through his binoculars on a boat on the Yalu River (HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features)

North Korea: Life on the border

Rare views of North Korean life are revealed thanks to a set of vantage points at its borders with China, South Korea and Russia that allows photographers a glimpse into the secretive state. North Korea has intensified its threats towards South Korea and the US in recent weeks and a missile test could be imminent. South Korea and its northern neighbour have technically been at war since the cessation of armed conflict in 1953 as a peace treaty was never signed.

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    The man had a heart attack while trying to rescue the vehicle that was stranded at Burnham-on-Sea.

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    Royal family tree: How the line of succession to the British throne has changed with the new royal baby boy

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    Amir Khan set for world title fight before clash with Kell Brook

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  • Meghan Markle: How old is Prince Harry's fiancée, what is her net worth, and what do we know about her family?
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    Meghan Markle: How old is Prince Harry's fiancée, what is her net worth, and what do we know about her family?

    In less than a month’s time, Meghan Markle will officially become a member of the royal family when she exchanges vows with Prince Harry. Living a real-life fairytale, Ms Markle will leave her American roots and career behind and join her new husband in London. Here’s everything you need to know about Meghan Markle’s age, future royal status, net worth and family.

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    Ukip may have collapsed, but where it led others will follow

    ‘It was no coincidence that the Immigration Act was passed into law in 2014. A walking ghost will be contesting next week’s local elections in England. Its most visible recent activity was a fundraising drive to stave off bankruptcy, after a grim mini-scandal centred on racist Facebook posts and texts sent by the girlfriend of a leader who managed five months in the job.

  • Severe weather 'bounce-back' is predicted for UK economy
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    Severe weather 'bounce-back' is predicted for UK economy

    A halving of UK economic growth in the first quarter of 2018 will prove a temporary blip as pressure on household finances eases, according to a closely-watched forecast. The EY ITEM Club said it expected effects from the so-called 'Beast from the East' to hit the first official reading of growth for the first three months of the year - due this coming Friday. The independent economic forecast body said it was expecting gross domestic product (GDP) to rise by between 0.2% and 0.3% - largely a result of disruption caused by the cold weather in February and March.

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    G7 united against Russia, doubts remain on Iran deal

    The Group of Seven industrialized nations presented a stern common front against Russian aggression Sunday at their foreign ministers conference in Toronto.

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    The birth of a Royal baby is a national event and cause for national celebration. Such protocol includes letting the monarch know before anyone else and displaying bulletins outside Buckingham Palace, telling out the news to the world at large. Believe it or not, witnesses once had to be present at the birth of every Royal baby to verify its regal legitimacy.

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    LGBT rights are on the line today in the government's Brexit bill

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  • Bus plunge in North Korea kills 32 Chinese tourists
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    Bus plunge in North Korea kills 32 Chinese tourists

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    Images released of suspects in Palestinian assassination

    Malaysian police Monday released computer-generated images of two men suspected of assassinating a Palestinian scientist in a drive-by shooting in Kuala Lumpur, as they stepped up a hunt for the pair.

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    Fear the beards! The spectacular hirsute entrants aiming to win 'Facial hair World Cup'

    Men travelled from as far as New Jersey, America this weekend for independent facial hair club The Wessex Beardsmen’s annual competition. The club welcomed as many as 120 guests to the event on Saturday, where beards and moustaches defied gravity in their quest to be the best. The Beardsmen’s fifth Beard and Moustache Competition was held at Club 94 in Yeovil, Somerset, and saw men with impressive facial hair travel from all over the country. There was even a Best Costume category, won by Gary Swain, and a Freestyle category, for curly, swirly and even spiky beards and ‘taches. Club president Andy Teague from Chard, Somerset, said: ‘It’s all good fun, nobody takes it particularly serious. ‘It’s just a good, fun day out, for the men and also for their families. ‘It takes a hell of a lot of work to maintain a beard – you’ve always got to make sure it’s not getting caught on things,’ he added. The finest facial hair from the British Beard and Moustache Championships The Weird And Wacky Entries In The Annual Beard And Moustache Competition From eyelashes to cat tails: The best Guinness World Records 2018

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    Syria's chief opposition negotiator said the United States cannot afford to leave Syria as it has yet to achieve any of its goals in the region, even though President Donald Trump said recently Washington would withdraw its troops. "I personally think the U.S. is not capable of withdrawing its fighters from Syria," Nasr Hariri told Reuters on Friday. Washington for years supported rebels militarily against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but ended its train-and-equip programme last year after changing its focus to the fight against Islamic State.

  • Exclusive: After crackdown, Philippines plans fresh mining curbs
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    Exclusive: After crackdown, Philippines plans fresh mining curbs

    The Philippines is planning to limit the amount of land that miners can develop at any one time to boost environmental rehabilitation, a move that miners say may cut output of nickel ore in last year's top supplier to China. President Rodrigo Duterte, who warned miners to follow tighter environmental rules or shut down shortly after he took office in 2016, has so far upheld a ban on new open pit mines, despite a push by senior officials to soften the policy.

  • Brexit news latest: Government 'committed to leaving customs union', Theresa May insists
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    The Government has stressed its commitment to leaving the EU's customs union as Theresa May is faces a week of fresh parliamentary battles over Brexit. Clashes centred on staying in a customs union with Brussels continue to dog the Government, with flagship Brexit legislation vulnerable to further attacks in the House of Lords.

  • Few Britons expect Bank of England to raise rates next month - survey
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    Expectations among the British public for higher interest rates in the near future cooled in mid-April, even before comments from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney last week muddied the outlook, a survey showed on Monday. The IHS Markit Household Finance Index showed 28 percent of Britons expected the BoE to raise rates over the next three months, down from 33 percent in March. Only 7 percent said they expected a rate hike in May - a view in sharp contrast to economists polled by Reuters earlier this week, most of whom expected rates to rise to 0.75 percent from 0.5 percent.

  • 17-year-old deaf and blind dog leads rescuers to missing girl in Queensland
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    17-year-old deaf and blind dog leads rescuers to missing girl in Queensland

    A 17-year-old, part blind and deaf dog has been hailed a hero after looking after a three-year-old child who had got lost, alone in the Australian bushland overnight. Max the family dog stayed by the side of little Aurora for more than 16 hours, after the youngster went missing after going for a walk outside the vast expanse of rural space outside her family’s property in Queensland. The elderly pet was named an “honorary police dog” by Queensland police for helping keep the toddler safe and warm overnight and helping reunite her with her family.

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    Korean Air chair's daughters resign as smuggle probe widens

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  • TSB 'data breach' sees customer credited with £13k
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    TSB 'data breach' sees customer credited with £13k

    TSB has apologised after a string of customers complained of problems with their mobile and online accounts, including claims some had "access" to other people's bank details. One customer said he could see other people's accounts totalling more than £20,000, while another reportedly discovered he had been wrongly credited with £13,000 after logging back in. It came several hours after the bank had warned its account holders that some of its services, including online banking, making payments or transferring money, would not be possible over the weekend because of a system upgrade.

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    In Denver, trying to put a price on the value of a newspaper

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