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Thandie Newton at the launch of One Billion Rising with Jahmene Douglas, Yvette Cooper and Ruby Wax (Ray Tang/Rex Features)

 Thandie Newton at the launch of One Billion Rising with Jahmene Douglas, Yvette Cooper and Ruby Wax (Ray Tang/Rex Features)

One Billion Rising: Over 200 countries join in mass campaign to end violence against women

Over 200 countries have supported "One Billion Rising", a movement to end violence against women. Women and men joined rallies, flashmobs and marches in support of the cause. According to the UN, one in three women around the world are subjected to violence at some point in their lives - that's one billion women. Supporters in the UK attended a dancing flashmob outside Parliament, while movements were also seen in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Congo.

  • Man dies of heart attack while trying to rescue stranded Mercedes wedged in mud from Somerset beach
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    Man dies of heart attack while trying to rescue stranded Mercedes wedged in mud from Somerset beach

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

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

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

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

    Amir Khan will return to action in August but he may seek another world title before any potential domestic clash with British rival Kell Brook. A range of options opened up for Khan after he marked his comeback from two years of inactivity in the ring with a 39-second knock-out of Phil Lo Greco. Promoter Eddie Hearn is planning another tune-up contest for Khan before he will make a concerted effort to secure a word-title date or even a fight with veteran Manny Pacquiao.

  • 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.

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

    Peers will, in effect, vote on whether to shrink human rights protection in the UK. This is because the government wants to discard the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as part of its Brexit legislation. At the moment, it doesn’t matter who you are, whether you are an individual or a business, an asylum seeker or an EU national from outside the UK: if EU law is engaged, the Charter applies.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Jaguar XE range expanded with new Landmark Edition
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    Jaguar XE range expanded with new Landmark Edition

    New special-edition compact saloon from British firm is unveiled, bringing unique styling touches to the range

  • Royal baby births: the unusual traditions attached to the arrival of royal newborns
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    Royal baby births: the unusual traditions attached to the arrival of royal newborns

    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.

  • Images released of suspects in Palestinian assassination
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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.

  • Matt Smith breaks silence over Claire Foy pay gap on The Crown
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    Matt Smith breaks silence over Claire Foy pay gap on The Crown

    It emerged that he was paid more than the star of the royal drama.

  • Kim's 'bitter sorrow' as N. Korea bus crash kills 32 Chinese tourists
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    Kim's 'bitter sorrow' as N. Korea bus crash kills 32 Chinese tourists

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed his "bitter sorrow" after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged off a bridge.

  • Syrian opposition says U.S. cannot afford to leave Syria yet
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    Syrian opposition says U.S. cannot afford to leave Syria yet

    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.

  • Few Britons expect Bank of England to raise rates next month - survey
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    Few Britons expect Bank of England to raise rates next month - survey

    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.

  • Royal baby: Timeline of Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy
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    Royal baby: Timeline of Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy

    The Duchess of Cambridge has had a busy few months leading up to the birth after initially battling with severe morning sickness.

  • 6 of the best salad dressings, put to the test
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    6 of the best salad dressings, put to the test

    6 of the best salad dressings, put to the test

  • 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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    HRW: 'Men only' job ads show ongoing discrimination in China

    A human rights group says gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese work force, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants and using the attractiveness of female co-workers as a draw. Human Rights Watch released the report Monday after looking at more than 36,000 job advertisements posted between 2013 and 2018 from recruiters, companies and the government. China bans discrimination in both hiring and job advertising, but enforcement is weak.

  • Sky Bet sale agreed in deal worth up to £2.6bn
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    Sky Bet sale agreed in deal worth up to £2.6bn

    Sky Betting and Gaming, known as Sky Bet, is being sold in a deal worth up to £2.6bn. Sky News reported at the weekend how Stars Group - the owner of PokerStars - was closing in on securing the company following weeks of talks. Sky Bet is majority-owned by CVC Capital Partners, the private equity firm which used to control Formula One motor racing, and had been planning a £3bn flotation of the gaming company.

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    GM, Korean union reach tentative agreement on wages, workers

    General Motors says it has reached a tentative agreement with its South Korean labor union to a set of measures to cut costs and allocate new car models to existing GM Korea factories. The agreement Monday between GM and its union steers the American carmaker away from filing for bankruptcy protection for its loss-making Korean unit and paves the way to gain support from the Korea Development Bank, which holds a 17 percent stake in GM Korea. The agreement reached by GM and its union after 14 rounds of negotiations calls for freezing wages this year.

  • A simple guide to the customs union and its impact on Brexit
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    A simple guide to the customs union and its impact on Brexit

    A simple guide to the customs union and its impact on Brexit

  • Our Student Cost Of Living Crisis Means Poor Students Are Being Penalised For Being Poor
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    Our Student Cost Of Living Crisis Means Poor Students Are Being Penalised For Being Poor

    The narrative around students is all wrong. Many of the general public hold

  • Hong Kong country club bans domestic helpers from pool
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    The Guardian

    Hong Kong country club bans domestic helpers from pool

    Hong Kong is home to more than 350,000 domestic helpers, mostly from the Philippines, as well as Indonesia and Thailand. A sign at a country club in Hong Kong prohibiting domestic helpers from its pool has prompted anger after it was circulated on social media.

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