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China now has two spectacular great walls. Josh Chalmon in front a giant mosaic made from 85,794 Rubik's Cubes, Macau, China. The wall is 220ft long and 13ft tall and shows the skyline of Macau. Canadian Josh Chalmon had to hand twist all of the Rubik's Cubes before assembling the wall - which is now in the Guinness World Records as the 'Largest Rubik's Cube Mosaic Ever Created' (Solent News/Rex Features)

China now has two spectacular great walls. Josh Chalmon in front a giant mosaic made from 85,794 Rubik's Cubes, Macau, China. The wall is 220ft long and 13ft tall and shows the skyline of Macau.  Canadian Josh Chalmon had to hand twist all of the Rubik's Cubes before assembling the wall - which is now in the Guinness World Records as the 'Largest Rubik's Cube Mosaic Ever Created' (Solent News/Rex Features)

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

  • Ant McPartlin latest: ‘Presenter will be back on TV next year, but WON'T return for I’m a Celebrity’
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    Evening Standard

    Ant McPartlin latest: ‘Presenter will be back on TV next year, but WON'T return for I’m a Celebrity’

    Stephen Mulhern has appeared to confirm that Ant McPartlin will be back on television screens next year, but won’t be returning for the 2018 series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here. McPartlin confirmed that he would be taking a break from his TV commitments for the “foreseeable future”, but it was unknown whether or not he would return for his annual presenting gig in the Australian outback. “Fingers crossed, Ant will get the treatment he needs and be back to his old self for next year,” Mulhern told Best.

  • BBC mercilessly mocked for headline that appears to quote Royal baby
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    Evening Standard

    BBC mercilessly mocked for headline that appears to quote Royal baby

    The BBC was mercilessly mocked for a headline that appeared to quote the Royal baby. "That's really mature of him but I think I'm more surprised he's already learned to speak," wrote one man on Twitter. "Fair play to the BBC for getting a quote out of the royal baby," wrote another.

  • AS Roma could not cope with Liverpool's 'constant long balls', says Daniele De Rossi after Champions League thriller
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    Evening Standard

    AS Roma could not cope with Liverpool's 'constant long balls', says Daniele De Rossi after Champions League thriller

    Daniele De Rossi admits AS Roma struggled to cope with Liverpool's "constant long balls" as they conceded five in Tuesday's thrilling Champions League semi-final first leg. Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane shared the goals once again before Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti's two goals in the final 10 minutes put a different sheen on the game.

  • Brexit negotiators ‘handed EU power to freeze UK out of Galileo satellite project’, despite Theresa May's protest
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    The Independent

    Brexit negotiators ‘handed EU power to freeze UK out of Galileo satellite project’, despite Theresa May's protest

    Britain handed the EU the power to freeze UK companies out of its lucrative Galileo satellite navigation project, MPs have concluded, in a major embarrassment for Theresa May. Under the planned Brexit transition deal – agreed by both parties – Brussels “merely have to notify the UK Government” that British firms cannot bid for contracts, in order to protect security, their report says.

  • Royal baby latest: Mums make hilarious comparisons between photos of themselves and Kate Middleton after giving birth
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    Evening Standard

    Royal baby latest: Mums make hilarious comparisons between photos of themselves and Kate Middleton after giving birth

    Women have compared their own post-natal pictures to those of Kate Middleton who emerged in full make-up and high heels hours after giving birth. When the Duchess of Cambridge emerged from the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, the world's paparazzi was waiting to snap the first shots with her new son. Mothers took to Twitter to compare their own post-birth experiences, observing that expectations of Kate seem impossibly high.

  • Exclusive - Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home: witnesses
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    Reuters

    Exclusive - Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home: witnesses

    The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defence ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed. Molkino in southwestern Russia is where the Russian 10th Special Forces Brigade is based, according to information on the Kremlin website. The destination of the Russians arriving from Syria provides rare evidence of a covert Russian mission in Syria beyond the air strikes, training of Syrian forces and small numbers of special forces troops acknowledged by Moscow.

  • Patrick Vieira admits Arsenal manager's job would be hard to turn down
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    Evening Standard

    Patrick Vieira admits Arsenal manager's job would be hard to turn down

    Patrick Vieira has said he is ready to coach any club in Europe and admitted it would be hard to turn down an approach from Arsenal. Vieira said Arsenal have not contacted him about replacing Arsene Wenger but the former Gunners captain has not ruled out a return to the club. Carlo Ancelotti, Mikel Arteta and Luis Enrique are the leading candidates to take over from Wenger but Vieira has confirmed he is open to a dream return to Arsenal.

  • Prince Alexander of Cambridge? William jokingly hints at Royal baby's name
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    The Telegraph

    Prince Alexander of Cambridge? William jokingly hints at Royal baby's name

    Prince Alexander of Cambridge? William jokingly hints at Royal baby's name

  • Minister on collision course with Boris Johnson after criticising Foreign Secretary's illegal immigrant amnesty plan
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    The Telegraph

    Minister on collision course with Boris Johnson after criticising Foreign Secretary's illegal immigrant amnesty plan

    Minister on collision course with Boris Johnson after criticising Foreign Secretary's illegal immigrant amnesty plan

  • Meghan moved by touching Anzac Day dawn ceremony
    Press Association video

    Meghan moved by touching Anzac Day dawn ceremony

    Meghan Markle appears emotional during an early-morning Anzac Day ceremony with Prince Harry to commemorate New Zealand and Australia's war dead.

  • Celebrating 70 years of Aston Martin DB cars
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    Celebrating 70 years of Aston Martin DB cars

    David Brown would be proud

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

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

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

  • Toronto van attack: Queen sends heartfelt message of condolence to Canada after 10 killed when driver ploughed into crowds
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    Evening Standard

    Toronto van attack: Queen sends heartfelt message of condolence to Canada after 10 killed when driver ploughed into crowds

    The Queen has sent a heartfelt message of condolence to the people of Canada following the deadly Toronto attack. The driver of the van, Alek Minassian, 25, was charged on Tuesday with 10 counts of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder. "It was like he was playing a video game, trying to kill as many people as possible," said Panna Patel, 42, who stopped by the memorial and had been at the scene a day earlier, getting cash from an ATM as it occurred.

  • The Waugh Zone Wednesday April 25, 2018
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    HuffPost UK

    The Waugh Zone Wednesday April 25, 2018

    # 1\. CRETINAL DETACHMENT

  • Ferrari has put its new electric model on hold
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    motor1

    Ferrari has put its new electric model on hold

    But there are hybrids on the way first, says Maranello.

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    Business Insider UK

    Kim, Moon seek to control optics at their historic summit

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un will be in unchartered territory when the third-generation autocrat crosses over to the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone separating the rival Koreas on Friday, possibly on foot, and greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

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    Business Insider UK

    Outrage in China over pressure on student to stop activism

    Chinese students are expressing rare public outrage over Peking University's efforts to pressure a student to stop her activism over a decades-old alleged rape case. The backlash, regarded as a pivotal moment in China's nascent #MeToo movement, began this week after Yue Xin, a Peking University senior, published a letter online detailing the university's efforts to threaten and intimidate her into silence. An open letter said to be from students and faculty and dated Wednesday condemned the school's "unjust treatment" of Yue.

  • Inuka, first polar bear born in the tropics, is put down
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    AFP

    Inuka, first polar bear born in the tropics, is put down

    Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, was put down Wednesday after a rapid decline in health, with Singapore Zoo mourning the loss of one of its best-loved animals.

  • Grenfell: Official fire tests for combustible cladding found "utterly inadequate"
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    Sky News

    Grenfell: Official fire tests for combustible cladding found "utterly inadequate"

    Building insurers have condemned what they call the "utter inadequacy" of government-backed tests used to certify cladding systems containing combustible plastics. The Association of British Insurers claims to have created a more realistic test which shows fires in real buildings can burn 100C hotter with flames spreading up to four times further than in official tests. According to the FPA, factors "overlooked" in official testing of combustible plastics include test fires not being hot enough and cladding not including gaps and openings.

  • Kiwi Soldiers Perform Haka at London Anzac Memorial
    Storyful

    Kiwi Soldiers Perform Haka at London Anzac Memorial

    Kiwi soldiers marked the end of the Anzac dawn service on April 25 in Hyde Park, London with a powerful haka in front of the New Zealand War Memorial. Wednesday was the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, a key battle where Australian and British troops liberated the French town of Amiens from the Germans during the First World War. Credit: British Army via Storyful

  • Whitbread bows to investor demand for Costa split within two years
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    Sky News

    Whitbread bows to investor demand for Costa split within two years

    Whitbread (Frankfurt: WHF4.F - news) is to spin-off its Costa coffee empire from its hotel and other interests following pressure from shareholders. The company said Costa would be listed as a separate business within two years under its plans which were announced after so-called activist investors clamoured for greater value. It emerged earlier this month that Elliott Advisors had become Whitbread's largest shareholder and was seeking the so-called demerger on the grounds it could potentially value separated firms at a combined £10bn as opposed to the current £7.7bn within the Whitbread stable.

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    Business Insider UK

    Meek Mill attends NBA playoff game after prison release

    Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill attended an NBA playoff game in his first public appearance since being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court on Tuesday directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed him to immediately issue an order releasing him on unsecured bail. Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, was sentenced in November to two to four years behind bars for probation violations.

  • Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged
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    AFP

    Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

    Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch effort to halt the six-month closure.

  • Novartis' digital drive continues with eye-disease app
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    Business Insider UK

    Novartis' digital drive continues with eye-disease app

    Novartis's foray into digital technology intensified on Wednesday as the Swiss drugmaker launched a mobile-phone based app to help collect data from people participating in eye disease studies. It is using Apple's ResearchKit for its "FocalView" application to help researchers track ophthalmic disease progression by collecting data directly from patients without requiring them to travel to a doctor. As Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan focuses the Basel-based company on innovative medicines via acquisitions like this month's $8.7 billion takeover of U.S.-based AveXis, he is also plowing resources into digital technology in a bid to boost trial success, save time and cut costs.

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