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The beetle can change colour by altering the reflectivity of its outer layer (Chime Tsetan/Caters)

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

  • Britain warns that freezing UK out of Galileo satellite could cost EU billions
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    The Telegraph

    Britain warns that freezing UK out of Galileo satellite could cost EU billions

    Britain warns that freezing UK out of Galileo satellite could cost EU billions

  • Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Manchester United target double deal before World Cup, Mauricio Pochettino reaction
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    Evening Standard

    Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Manchester United target double deal before World Cup, Mauricio Pochettino reaction

    Can’t see the transfer news, rumours LIVE blog? Tottenham and Manchester United have started negotiating over a possible summer move for £75million-rated defender Toby Alderweireld, according to the Daily Mirror. Set to expire in 2020, the Belgium international's contract is said to have a £22million release clause that activates in summer 2019.

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

    Ramadan 2018: Why Muslims celebrate the revelation of the Koran

    Ramadan 2018: Why Muslims celebrate the revelation of the Koran

  • Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 diesel – long-term test: still a viable alternative to Audi, BMW and Mercedes?
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    The Telegraph

    Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 diesel – long-term test: still a viable alternative to Audi, BMW and Mercedes?

    Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 diesel – long-term test: still a viable alternative to Audi, BMW and Mercedes?

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    Business Insider UK

    Hawaii volcano produces methane and 'eerie' blue flames

    Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes fountains of lava in the background, offering a look at a new dimension in the volcano's weeks-long eruption. The volcano produces methane when hot lava buries and burns plants and trees. It's very eerie," Jim Kauahikaua, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist, told reporters.

  • Meeting NHS Pressures Is Likely To Require Substantial Tax Increases
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    HuffPost UK

    Meeting NHS Pressures Is Likely To Require Substantial Tax Increases

    The NHS turns 70 on 5 July this year. Whilst birthdays are usually a cause for

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    Business Insider UK

    Tropical storm hits Yemen's Socotra, state of emergency declared

    Yemen declared a state of emergency on Socotra on Thursday after a tropical storm flooded several villages and capsized boats on the island and left at least 17 people missing, government officials said. Socotra, which lies between the Arabian Peninsula and Horn of Africa, has been largely untouched by a three-year-old war in Yemen and is under the control of the internationally recognized government whose president remains in exile in Saudi Arabia. The island "requires urgent aid to help people stranded in their villages or those who reside in the mountains", government spokesman Rajeh Badi told the state news agency SABA.

  • Best bookcases that double as aesthetic interior features
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    Evening Standard

    Best bookcases that double as aesthetic interior features

    With its chic antique brass finish and tiered clear glass shelves that appear to float above a mirrored glass base, the Terrace Tower is an Instagram lover’s dream. Made from a combination of durable wood and metal, this handmade restoration shelving unit will bring a dose of industrial luxe to your home or office space. Take your style credentials to new heights with the Versailles decorative ladder bookcase.

  • Russia claims that Yulia Skripal is being held 'against her own will' after first interview since poisoning
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    Yahoo News UK

    Russia claims that Yulia Skripal is being held 'against her own will' after first interview since poisoning

    The Russian Embassy posted a accusatory response to Yulia Skripal's first interview.

  • Investigators in MH17 crash to make public appeal
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    Business Insider UK

    Investigators in MH17 crash to make public appeal

    Investigators will appeal to the public on Thursday to assist in their inquiries into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago over eastern Ukraine. The Joint Investigation Team, comprising the authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine said it would give an update on its work but would not identify suspects. The Dutch Safety Board concluded in an October 2015 report that the Boeing 777 was hit by a Russian-made Buk missile, killing all passengers and crew, who came from 17 countries, including 38 Australians.

  • Oxford University Apologies To David Lammy Over Retweet Calling Him 'Bitter' About Diversity Stats
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    HuffPost UK

    Oxford University Apologies To David Lammy Over Retweet Calling Him 'Bitter' About Diversity Stats

    Oxford University has apologised to David Lammy for retweeting a message

  • Moses Farrow defends father Woody Allen in new essay
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    Digital Spy

    Moses Farrow defends father Woody Allen in new essay

    He also claims Mia Farrow was an abusive mother.

  • Police Rescue Small Children Taken by Agitated Mother Onto House Ledge
    Storyful

    Police Rescue Small Children Taken by Agitated Mother Onto House Ledge

    Police in Delray Beach, Florida, on May 19 rescued two children from the second-floor ledge of a house after they were seen there with their mother, who onlookers described as being on “Molly,” or MDMA, bodycam footage released on May 23 shows. Police said that the 23-year-old woman was acting erratically and was standing on a narrow ledge over the garage of a townhouse about 15-20 feet above the ground, with a one-year-old boy and three-year-old girl beside her. Two officers can be seen in the video going through the house to go out onto the ledge. The woman is heard asking to see the officers’ badges, and saying that they are not real police. Police said the children were taken into the custody of Florida’s Department of Children and Families. Their mother was committed to a mental health facility and may face charges upon her release, they said. Credit: Delray Beach Police Department via Storyful

  • GDPR memes and jokes: The funniest reactions to pesky data protection emails
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    Evening Standard

    GDPR memes and jokes: The funniest reactions to pesky data protection emails

    Exasperated customers have taken to the internet to poke fun at businesses scrambling to comply with new EU data protection laws.

  • Ford's new virtual reality project teaches motorists how cyclists feel in danger on road... and vice versa
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    Evening Standard

    Ford's new virtual reality project teaches motorists how cyclists feel in danger on road... and vice versa

    Car giant Ford today launched a radical new virtual reality experience showing motorists how cyclists feel in danger when car drivers overtake too closely, swerve in front — or suddenly open a car door. “WheelSwap”, launched in London, also shows cyclists what it’s like for motorists when they jump red lights, cycle the wrong way down one-way streets and swerve unexpectedly. Unveiled by Ford’s Europe president Steven Armstrong, as part of the firm’s new “Share The Road” campaign, WheelSwap was trialled by more than 1,200 participants across Europe with “dramatic results”.

  • Prison governors too afraid to make controversial decisions in wake of John Worboys case
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    The Telegraph

    Prison governors too afraid to make controversial decisions in wake of John Worboys case

    Prison governors too afraid to make controversial decisions in wake of John Worboys case

  • May bank holiday Monday: 10 things to do, from Jam on Rye to Tate Liverpool
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    The Independent

    May bank holiday Monday: 10 things to do, from Jam on Rye to Tate Liverpool

    The late May bank holiday is just around the corner on 28 May, with people in England and Wales revelling in a day off work and – hopefully – splendid weather. From nautically themed prosecco brunches to afrobeat and jazz in south London, we round up 10 of the best things to do this bank holiday Monday. A fleet of tall ships will sail along the Mersey on bank holiday Monday.

  • Wild, untidy gardens better for mental health, designer claims at Chelsea Flower Show
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    The Telegraph

    Wild, untidy gardens better for mental health, designer claims at Chelsea Flower Show

    Wild, untidy gardens better for mental health, designer claims at Chelsea Flower Show

  • Volkswagen rejects 'protectionism' after US car tariff threat
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    AFP

    Volkswagen rejects 'protectionism' after US car tariff threat

    Car behemoth Volkswagen warned Thursday against "one-sided protectionism" after the United States said it was considering new taxes on auto imports in the name of national security.

  • House of Hackney's collaboration with & Other Stories has dropped and we predict a sell-out
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    Evening Standard

    House of Hackney's collaboration with & Other Stories has dropped and we predict a sell-out

    Founded in 2011, by wife-and-husband team Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle, House of Hackney is the Shoreditch-based cool crowd of maximalist interior design.

  • How remorse alone can sometimes change the past for those who have been wronged
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    The Conversation

    How remorse alone can sometimes change the past for those who have been wronged

    Remorse is a vital, but often overlooked and underused aspect of justice, for both the victim and the offender.

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    Business Insider UK

    Publicis starts test phase of 'Marcel' internal network aimed at performance boost

    Advertising group Publicis will unveil its internal collaborative network "Marcel" on Thursday and hopes to have 90 percent of its staff using it by 2020, in a move designed to improve the interaction between Publicis' various agencies. Chief Executive Arthur Sadoun stunned the industry last year by announcing Publicis would skip all awards events and trade shows, including the Cannes Lions event -- the world's biggest advertising industry conference -- to develop the network. "Marcel" will provide a daily digest to all employees who opt in, Publicis said in a statement.

  • Love Island 2018: Start date, contestants and series details
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    The Independent

    Love Island 2018: Start date, contestants and series details

    With thousands of people from across Britain eager to watch a bunch of young people flirt, fight, and dress up, ITV has finally announced the series return date, along with other snippets of information. The new series starts 4 June at 9pm on ITV 2, the first episode scheduled to last one hour 35 minutes. The date has been confirmed by the official Love Island Twitter account.

  • MH17 Investigators Make Public Appeal For Information Four Years On
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    Newsweek

    MH17 Investigators Make Public Appeal For Information Four Years On

    Four years on from the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine, investigators are making a public appeal for information, Reuters has reported. It comes as the families of the victims made an emotional plea to the Russian people to demand answers from their leaders about the tragedy. Trending: What Happened to George Zimmerman?

  • I miss Britain – but Brexitland could never be my home
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    The Guardian

    I miss Britain – but Brexitland could never be my home

    ‘No doubt the wave of publicity in this case will force the government into a U-turn.’ Inga Lockington gives the football manager Bobby Robson the freedom of Ipswich in 2008. When I moved back to the Netherlands this summer after six lovely years in Britain, I knew I was going to miss the place and that every now and then I would wonder if I had made the right decision. The reason: the Home Office “cannot be satisfied” that Inga Lockington, who moved from Denmark in 1979, is a permanent resident.

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