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A woman is rescued from deadly floodwater by a man standing on top of her car during heavy rains in Athens (Reuters)

A woman is rescued from deadly floodwater by a man standing on top of her car during heavy rains in Athens, Greece (Reuters)

Pictures of the week: From a dramatic eruption at Mount Etna to giant pandas at Edinburgh Zoo

Here's our pick of the pictures from around the world this week

  • Smallville's Allison Mack was allegedly a 'top member' of cult that abused women
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    The Guardian

    Smallville's Allison Mack was allegedly a 'top member' of cult that abused women

    Prosecutors claim Allison Mack was second-in-command at the upstate New York headquarters of an alleged cult. As she was led from court in Brooklyn on Friday, Allison Mack appeared to wipe away a tear. Flanked by lawyers and closely shadowed by FBI agents and federal marshals, the 35-year-old’s distress provided the first glimpse of what the future may hold for senior members of an alleged cult known as Nxivm.

  • How An Obscure British Blogger Became Russia's Key Witness Against The White Helmets
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    HuffPost UK

    How An Obscure British Blogger Became Russia's Key Witness Against The White Helmets

    Vanessa Beeley is a British blogger who believes the attack on French

  • Prince Harry arrives at London Marathon after Queen starts it off
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    The Telegraph

    Prince Harry arrives at London Marathon after Queen starts it off

    Prince Harry arrives at London Marathon after Queen starts it off

  • Verne Troyer dead: The Austin Powers actor battled alcohol addiction and was hospitalised a month before dying
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    The Independent

    Verne Troyer dead: The Austin Powers actor battled alcohol addiction and was hospitalised a month before dying

    Verne Troyer had been battling alcohol addiction throughout his lifetime and was admitted to hospital earlier this month. The actor – best known for playing Mini-Me in Austin Powers – died Saturday (21 April) aged 49. Troyer’s battle with alcohol addiction was first documented in 2002, when the actor nearly died from alcohol poisoning following a breakup.

  • Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge's due date, possible names and all the latest news
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    The Telegraph

    Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge's due date, possible names and all the latest news

    Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge's due date, possible names and all the latest news

  • German transport minister wants diesel fix answers
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    motor1

    German transport minister wants diesel fix answers

    Millions of cars still needs to be fixed.

  • Even its authors agree this is an appalling scandal. So why has no one resigned?
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    The Guardian

    Even its authors agree this is an appalling scandal. So why has no one resigned?

    Amber Rudd: trying to think of the most damning label for her department before others. Earlier this year, Michael Bates, an obscure minister in the House of Lords, offered his resignation because he was “ashamed” at having not been in his place in the chamber in time to answer questions. The prime minister advised the Queen not to accept it.

  • 'Delete Facebook' online searches more than double across the UK... and Londoners are most likely to want rid
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    Evening Standard

    'Delete Facebook' online searches more than double across the UK... and Londoners are most likely to want rid

    The number of people searching "how to delete Facebook" online doubled in March - with Londoners most likely to want rid of their accounts. The social media platform's reputation has suffered greatly in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. It is believed around 50 million users worldwide had their data accessed - with approximately one million victims based in the UK.

  • Tammie Jo Shults was a hero long before she saved lives of 148 people
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    The Guardian

    Tammie Jo Shults was a hero long before she saved lives of 148 people

    Tammie Jo Shults in 1992 was one of the earliest female fighter pilots in the US Navy. After one of its engines appeared to explode in midair, a flight from New York to Dallas ended terribly and tragically with the death of a passenger, Jennifer Riordan, who had been partially sucked out of a broken window. When Captain Chesley Sullenberger brought US Airways Flight 1549 down on to the Hudson river in 2009, after geese took out both engines, he was lauded as a hero.

  • Stars like Tom Jones and Kylie Minogue shine for Queen's 92nd birthday party
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    Sky News

    Stars like Tom Jones and Kylie Minogue shine for Queen's 92nd birthday party

    Sir Tom Jones started off the event with It's Not Unusual before Her Majesty took up her seat in the Royal box at London's Royal Albert Hall. With numerous members of her family around her, she then enjoyed Kylie Minogue, Sting, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Shaggy, among others. Another of the acts was a George Formby tribute act featuring politician turned entertainer Ed Balls, and comedians Frank Skinner and Harry Hill.

  • Air strikes pound insurgent enclave close to Damascus
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    Business Insider UK

    Air strikes pound insurgent enclave close to Damascus

    Air strikes pounded an insurgent-held area near Damascus on Sunday, footage broadcast by state TV stations showed, as the Syrian government stepped up efforts to wipe out the insurgency's last foothold near the capital. The area is part of an enclave just south of Damascus that includes the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk and is controlled by jihadist insurgents from Islamic State and the Nusra Front. It is adjoined by a pocket held by other rebel groups fighting under the Free Syrian Army banner.

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    Reuters

    Zimbabwe nurses end strike, challenge dismissal in court

    Zimbabwean nurses have called off a strike against poor working conditions and will return to work on Monday, a nurses union said on Sunday. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga last week announced the sacking of 16,000 striking nurses, accusing them of a "politically motivated" walkout. Zimbabwe National Union (ZINA) said on Saturday that the strike by its members had become "politicized".

  • Restrictions on children's social media
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    Restrictions on children's social media

    Children's social media use could be restricted under plans by Culture Secretary Matt Hancock.

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    Business Insider UK

    Pope ordains 16 priests, tells them always 'be merciful'

    Pope Francis is reminding priests to always be merciful, as he ordained 16 men in a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica. In remarks Sunday to the new priests from several nations, Francis said: "Please, don't tire of being merciful" since they themselves sin. Encouragement toward mercy and selfless service is a hallmark of Francis' 5-year-old papacy.

  • Showing Black Panther in Saudi Arabia is one of the first steps to fighting radical Islam
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    The Independent

    Showing Black Panther in Saudi Arabia is one of the first steps to fighting radical Islam

    At its screening in Riyadh this week, Black Panther was also the first commercial film to be shown in public cinemas in Saudi Arabia in more than 30 years. No longer will Saudis have to travel outside the Kingdom’s borders to fill the coffers of Dubai or Bahraini cinema complexes to witness T’Challa’s battle against evil in the fictional kingdom of Wakanda. Few in the West realise that restrictions on entertainment were imposed fairly recently.

  • Millie Bobby Brown posts Stranger Things season three hint
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    PA Entertainment

    Millie Bobby Brown posts Stranger Things season three hint

    The 14-year-old British actress posted a picture to Instagram alongside a Stranger Things producer

  • 'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117
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    AFP

    'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117

    A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday.

  • Paul O’Grady heartbroken after death of pet dog and TV star Olga
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    PA Entertainment

    Paul O’Grady heartbroken after death of pet dog and TV star Olga

    The presenter’s 14-year-old Cairn terrier cross has died.

  • Jeremy Hunt Attacks Tech Giants For Not Making Enough Progress On Protecting Children's Mental Health
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    HuffPost UK

    Jeremy Hunt Attacks Tech Giants For Not Making Enough Progress On Protecting Children's Mental Health

    Jeremy Hunt has accused social media platforms of failing to protect children

  • 'Jungle police' risking their lives for endangered gorillas in the DR Congo
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    Sky News

    'Jungle police' risking their lives for endangered gorillas in the DR Congo

    The rangers of Kahuzi-Biega National Park take part in a parade every morning before setting out to do their jobs guarding one of the world's most critically endangered group of gorillas. Earlier this month, five rangers and a staff driver were killed during an ambush at the sister operation in the Virunga National Park. The risk is real - not just to the rangers trying to protect the gorillas but also to the primates themselves.

  • Think twice before revealing what you were paid at your last job
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    The Independent

    Think twice before revealing what you were paid at your last job

    “The only reason that employers ask this is so that they can low-ball you when they make you an offer," says one career coach. It’s claimed that women and ethnic minorities sometimes arrive at a new firm with a low salary relative to their peers because employers (roughly) matched their job and pay offer to that of their previous salary, which may well itself have been unfairly low. Another complaint over the question is that employers sometimes treat an existing salary as a signal of how much an individual was valued by a previous employer – and may make a judgement about whether to offer a job at all on the basis of it.

  • 'Nut rage' sisters leave Korean Air, father apologises
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    Reuters

    'Nut rage' sisters leave Korean Air, father apologises

    Korean Air Lines Co Ltd Chairman Cho Yang-ho apologised on Sunday for the behaviour of his two daughters and said they would immediately step down from their positions at the company. One of the daughters, Cho Hyun-min, a senior vice-president at the airline, is under investigation by police for suspected assault for allegedly throwing water at an attendee of a business meeting. "As chairman of Korean Air as well as a father, I am terribly sorry for my daughter's misstep.

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    Business Insider UK

    Tourists at French abbey evacuated after threat

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France after a visitor apparently threatened to attack security services.

  • Body found on uninhabited island in search for missing father Dean Tate
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    The Independent

    Body found on uninhabited island in search for missing father Dean Tate

    A body has been found on an uninhabited island in the hunt for a Somerset man last seen two months ago. Dean Tate, 40, from Highbridge, went missing in Burnham-on-Sea in the early hours of Saturday, 24 February. The body was recovered by Avon and Somerset Police with the help of the Coastguard and Burnham Area Rescue Boat.

  • The UK's Brexit deal 'will not be as good as the single market'
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    Yahoo News UK

    The UK's Brexit deal 'will not be as good as the single market'

    ‘I don't think the single market could be substituted by something and be better or even be the same.’

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