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'Survivors' by GMB Akash in Bangladesh. The decreipt building houses eighty families of sweepers, the lowest in the caste system and regarded as 'untouchables' (GMB Akash)

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

  • Illegal migrants hope Brexit provides opportunity
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    Illegal migrants hope Brexit provides opportunity

    Brexit may mean instability for businesses and EU citizens living here but an unlikely group of people are eagerly awaiting Britain's divorce from Europe. It is estimated that more than a million migrants are living in the UK illegally, according to a former head of Home Office immigration enforcement.

  • Jenson Button claims drunk Richard Branson touched his girlfriend's face and made her 'uncomfortable'
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    Jenson Button claims drunk Richard Branson touched his girlfriend's face and made her 'uncomfortable'

    Formula One driver Jenson Button has claimed he was forced to confront Sir Richard Branson after the Virgin boss touched his girlfriend’s face while drunk at a restaurant. The 2009 world champion said the incident with his then girlfriend Jessica Michibata took place at an expensive Japanese restaurant called Nobu during the 2009 Australian Grand Prix. Writing in his new book Life to the Limit, the British racing driver said he was eating dinner with Michibata, a Japanese fashion model, Richard Goddard, his manager, his father, and a few others when Sir Richard approached their table and sat down.

  • Quentin Tarantino knew of Harvey Weinstein mistreating women
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    Quentin Tarantino knew of Harvey Weinstein mistreating women

    Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has admitted he had known of incidents of Harvey Weinstein mistreating women before the scandal broke earlier this month. It comes as Los Angeles police confirmed they are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against the film producer. The investigation follows those launched by officers in New York and London into a number of allegations of rape or sexual assault against Weinstein.

  • Macron demands trade discussion at EU summit
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    Macron demands trade discussion at EU summit

    French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing for increasing protectionism in Europe

  • Penny Lancaster breaks down on Loose Women after revealing she was sexually assaulted as a teen model
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    Penny Lancaster breaks down on Loose Women after revealing she was sexually assaulted as a teen model

    Penny opened up during a discussion about sexual harassment on the TV show

  • Ed Sheeran: Abuse 'definitely happening' in music industry as well as Hollywood
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    Ed Sheeran: Abuse 'definitely happening' in music industry as well as Hollywood

    Ed Sheeran has told Sky News he believes sexual abuse and harassment is "definitely happening" in the music industry, as well as in Hollywood. In the wake of allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, the 26-year-old singer said that, while he had not "come across it" himself, he believes the music industry also suffers from the problem. Speaking about the #MeToo social media campaign, Sheeran said: "I think it's dreadful that this stuff wasn't talked about before.

  • Former head of MI6 suggests Brexit may not happen as he warns leaving EU could reduce UK's diplomatic power
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    Former head of MI6 suggests Brexit may not happen as he warns leaving EU could reduce UK's diplomatic power

    Former head of MI6 suggests Brexit may not happen as he warns leaving EU could reduce UK's diplomatic power

  • London Stock Exchange CEO Rolet to step down by end of 2018
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    London Stock Exchange CEO Rolet to step down by end of 2018

    Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Group , will step down at the end of next year, just under a decade after he took charge and transformed the company with a string of deals. Rolet has broadened the exchange's focus beyond share trading into derivatives and data through these acquisitions, including clearing house LCH and global indexes firm Russell. Rolet, who joined the group from Lehman Brothers, said last year that he would leave if a merger with Deutsche Boerse went through.

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    Excerpts from letters written by a young Barack Obama

    The letters were released by Emory University. "I must admit large dollops of envy for both groups, my American friends consuming their life in the comfortable mainstream, the foreign friends in the international business world.

  • Cesar Azpilicueta admits morale is low at Chelsea after Roma draw extends winless run
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    Cesar Azpilicueta admits morale is low at Chelsea after Roma draw extends winless run

    Cesar Azpilicueta admits Chelsea's poor run of results is having a damaging effect on the player's morale. Chelsea had to rely on a late equaliser from Eden Hazard to secure a 3-3 draw against Roma in the Champions League last night despite going 2-0 up at home. It means Antonio Conte's side have gone three games without a win in all competitions and will be under pressure when they face Watford in the League on Saturday.

  • Millennials and Generation Z interact more through phones and apps than in real life, report finds
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    Millennials and Generation Z interact more through phones and apps than in real life, report finds

    The majority of millennials and Generation Z communicate digitally more than they do in person, a new report claims. The report, which was commissioned by technology company LivePerson, found that 65 per cent of millennials and Generation Z interact with each other digitally more than they do in the real world. When asked to choose between their handset’s phone app and messaging app, 69.4 per cent of respondents picked the messaging app.

  • The CEO of Deliveroo said the only thing he can cook is an omelette
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    The CEO of Deliveroo said the only thing he can cook is an omelette

    "The only thing I can make is an omelette," he told The Evening Standard. Apparently his recipe involves stewing tomatoes down and finely minced onions. Shu also said he hadn't owned a TV since 2004. Shu's interview comes as Deliveroo faces considerable scrutiny for its role in the "gig economy", the term used to describe companies which rely heavily on independent contractors rather than full-time employees.

  • Ancient Egypt: 4,000-Year-Old Statue Of Pharaoh Queen Uncovered Near Great Pyramid
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    Ancient Egypt: 4,000-Year-Old Statue Of Pharaoh Queen Uncovered Near Great Pyramid

    Archaeologists working in the shadow of the ancient pyramids of Saqqara in Egypt have uncovered the head of a 4,000-year-old statue they believe to be the likeness of Sixth Dynasty Queen Ankhesenpepy II. The excavation work, carried out just eight miles from the Great Pyramid at Giza, was led by a Swiss French team which has made a series of discoveries in the necropolis near Ankhnespepy’s burial pyramid. Related: Who Built Ancient Egypt’s Great Pyramid?

  • Apparently, a bit of Dutch courage can help boost your foreign language skills
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    PA Science

    Apparently, a bit of Dutch courage can help boost your foreign language skills

    But it doesn’t work if you have one too many.

  • Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration is a sunny sensation
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    Evening Standard

    Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration is a sunny sensation

    A rapturous start to the Kenneth Macmillan season with three companies celebrating the choreographer’s infinite variety and jewel-thief imagination over his 50-year career at Covent Garden. It is the 25th anniversary of his death in 1992, excuse for this glorious raid on the archive.

  • People can still be conscious after they have ‘died’, researcher says
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    Yahoo News UK

    People can still be conscious after they have ‘died’, researcher says

    People who have been declared dead can sometimes remember real events after ‘death’

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    Sons of slain journalist call for Malta leader's resignation

    Caruana Galizia, a harsh critic of Muscat's who reported extensively on corruption on the island nation, was killed by a car bomb on Monday. Muscat has denounced her assassination, and has proposed a reward to find her killers.

  • Sir James Craig: Diplomat whose grasp of Arab issues eased tensions with Saudi Arabia
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    The Independent

    Sir James Craig: Diplomat whose grasp of Arab issues eased tensions with Saudi Arabia

    Sir James Craig was a diplomat and academic who became Britain’s top Arabist and go-to man on Anglo-Arab relations in a career that spanned four decades. The son of a miner, he was not your run-of-the-mill public school British diplomat. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir got to face Craig’s tough talking in a two-hour stand-up row over who started the 1967 Six Day War.

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    UPDATE 1-FBI opens investigation into South Africa's Guptas - FT (HSBA, STAN)

    The FBI has opened an investigation into U.S. links to South Africa's Guptas, escalating a scandal over the family's alleged use of a friendship with President Jacob Zuma to control state businesses, the Financial Times said on Thursday. Separately, Britain's banking regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), said it was in contact with two UK banks over any possible links to the Gupta family.

  • The Lady From The Sea review: A mixed take on Ibsen's classic
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    Evening Standard

    The Lady From The Sea review: A mixed take on Ibsen's classic

    Kwame Kwei-Armah’s recent appointment to run the Young Vic has rightly met with warm enthusiasm. Elinor Cook’s new version of the play is set not in Ibsen’s nineteenth-century Norway, but on a Caribbean island in the Fifties. Nikki Amuka-Bird, recently on the big screen in The Children Act and on TV in an adaptation of Zadie Smith’s NW, is the conflicted Ellida.

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    Novartis to shut U.S. generics plant, cut 450 jobs

    Swiss drugmaker Novartis is to cut 450 jobs in the United States over the next two years as it gradually shuts a generics manufacturing plant in Colorado and discontinues some products in the face of intense price pressures. "To remain competitive in the U.S., Novartis will discontinue or divest limited growth products in saturated markets," a company spokesman said on Thursday. The shutdown of Novartis's Sandoz division plant in the Denver suburb of Broomfield was originally reported by the Denver Post.

  • Alexandra Burke in 60 seconds
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    Alexandra Burke in 60 seconds

    Alexandra Burke, the 2008 X Factor winner, is part of the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line-up. But what else do we know about her?

  • Malaysia negotiating with US firm to resume MH370 hunt
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    AFP

    Malaysia negotiating with US firm to resume MH370 hunt

    Malaysia is negotiating with a US firm to resume the hunt for missing flight MH370, a minister said Thursday, in news welcomed by the widow of one of those who had been on board.

  • Everything you need to know about the Orionid meteor shower
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    Everything you need to know about the Orionid meteor shower

    Debris from Halley’s Comet will strike the Earth’s atmosphere, illuminating the skies with streaks of light.

  • Stonehenge was the site of huge feasts with animals driven down from Scotland to eat, researchers find
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    The Independent

    Stonehenge was the site of huge feasts with animals driven down from Scotland to eat, researchers find

    The people who built Stonehenge would have taken part in huge, beautiful feasts, scientists have said after finding the huge amounts of meat and pottery they threw away. People may have come from hundreds of miles around to take part in the huge feasts, the research found. As well as eating the animals, those living near Stonehenge would have had milk as a central part of the ceremony, according to researchers.

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