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Pictures of the week: From car in a sinkhole to auto in the snow

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

  • ​Royal family tree: How ​the Duchess of Cambridge's third baby changes the line of succession
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    The Telegraph

    ​Royal family tree: How ​the Duchess of Cambridge's third baby changes the line of succession

    ​Royal family tree: How ​the Duchess of Cambridge's third baby changes the line of succession

  • 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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    The Independent

    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.

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

    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.

  • Severe weather 'bounce-back' is predicted for UK economy
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    Sky News

    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.

  • G7 united against Russia, doubts remain on Iran deal
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    AFP

    G7 united against Russia, doubts remain on Iran deal

    The Group of Seven industrialized nations presented a stern common front against Russian aggression Sunday at their foreign ministers conference in Toronto.

  • New son for Britain's Prince William and Kate
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    AFP

    New son for Britain's Prince William and Kate

    Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a baby son on Monday, the couple's third child who is fifth in line to the British throne.

  • Home Office agencies at heart of Windrush scandal rife with discrimination and harassment, employees say
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    The Independent

    Home Office agencies at heart of Windrush scandal rife with discrimination and harassment, employees say

    The government immigration agencies at the centre of the Windrush scandal are “rife” with discrimination and harassment, a survey of their own employees reveals. Official documents show staff at Border Force reporting high levels of discrimination, with almost one in four (23 per cent) saying they had experienced it. The rate is almost double the civil service average and the second highest of more than 100 government departments and agencies.

  • Porsche officials have been charged with doctoring emissions results to make cars meet Korea’s environmental standards
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    Business Insider UK

    Porsche officials have been charged with doctoring emissions results to make cars meet Korea’s environmental standards

    Officials from Porsche AG South Korea have been charged with falsifying gas emissions documents. Volkswagen's emissions scandal cost the company $25 billion in the US alone. South Korea is currently targeting Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for years of emissions cheating.

  • Westworld's season 2 opener just snuck by a game-changing revelation
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    The Independent

    Westworld's season 2 opener just snuck by a game-changing revelation

    What with all the vengeful homicidal hosts and laboratory shoot-outs, you could be forgiven for overlooking a crucial discovery Bernard made in Westworld season 2 episode 1, 'Journey into Night'. "We're not having that conversation Bernard," Charlotte snaps dismissively, appearing to confirm his suspicions. Logging Westworld visitors' experiences in the park, not to mention their DNA, would constitute a major privacy infringement, a reaping of data that guests did not agree to when signing up.

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    Sky News

    Glasgow leads Britain's satellite space race

    Glasgow has become the unlikely capital of Britain's satellite-building industry. It now makes more satellites than any other city outside the United States. Scotland's first satellite, built by Clyde Space, was launched just four years ago.

  • Australia competition regulator flags scrutiny of Uber Eats
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    Business Insider UK

    Australia competition regulator flags scrutiny of Uber Eats

    The head of Australia's competition regulator said on Monday it will scrutinize contracts between Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and restaurants that use its food delivery app Uber Eats. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Sunday several restaurateurs were disgruntled with contract terms they said left them, and not Uber, responsible for late deliveries despite being charged by Uber for the service. "Certainly, we'll have a look at it," Rod Sims, head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, told ABC radio on Monday when asked about the report.

  • UK finance firms urged to work together to fight cyber crime
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    Business Insider UK

    UK finance firms urged to work together to fight cyber crime

    Britain's financial firms need to pull together to fight cyber crime, working with government and law enforcement to attack criminals' infrastructure and put them out of business, a report by KPMG and industry body UK Finance said on Monday. The report argues the growing threat cyber crime poses to the financial sector cannot be countered just by spending more money, and that a revamped approach is needed. This includes working together and with governments and law enforcement to render the markets, tools and systems cyber criminals use ineffective, it said.

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    Business Insider UK

    Colombia's Transandino pipeline halted after bomb attack

    Colombia's southern Transandino pipeline was halted after a bomb attack by an illegal armed group spilled crude oil into a river, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Sunday. The attack, which occurred on Saturday near the city of Tumaco in Narino province, has not affected exports or crude production at fields in the southern jungle zone along the border with Ecuador, Ecopetrol said. The 306-kilometer (109-mile) Transandino has the capacity to transport 85,000 barrels of crude per day.

  • Spring Has Sprung With Adorable Goat Kids
    Storyful

    Spring Has Sprung With Adorable Goat Kids

    With the new arrival of adorable goat kids, spring has definitely sprung at the Sunflower Farm in Cumberland, Maine. The kids were only two days old when it finally stopped raining and they were able to explore the farm. While jumping and leaping around they couldn’t have looked more content in their new surroundings. Credit: Sunflower Farm Creamery via Storyful

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

    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

  • Men 'dominate in every sector of society', says damning report
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    The Independent

    Men 'dominate in every sector of society', says damning report

    Analysis of the top jobs in the art, business and public sectors found men made up more than 50 per cent of the workforce in every position apart from two. More women than men were magazine editors, while the shadow cabinet was found to have equal numbers of men and women. Top jobs with the lowest proportions of women were in the business sector, with women making up just 6 per cent of FTSE 100 chief executives and 9.8 per cent of other business executive roles.

  • 10,000 march in Chile against Pinochet-era pensions
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    AFP

    10,000 march in Chile against Pinochet-era pensions

    Some 10,000 people marched through the Chilean capital Sunday demanding an end to the privatized pension system created under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, demanding improved conditions.

  • Shark bite victim previously attacked by bear and rattlesnake
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    The Telegraph

    Shark bite victim previously attacked by bear and rattlesnake

    Shark bite victim previously attacked by bear and rattlesnake

  • Rare American Bittern sparks 'mega-twitch' in Suffolk
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    The Telegraph

    Rare American Bittern sparks 'mega-twitch' in Suffolk

    Rare American Bittern sparks 'mega-twitch' in Suffolk

  • Martin Lewis to sue Facebook over fake ads which scam people out of thousands  
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    The Telegraph

    Martin Lewis to sue Facebook over fake ads which scam people out of thousands  

    Martin Lewis to sue Facebook over fake ads which scam people out of thousands  

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    Business Insider UK

    Predators beat Avs 5-0 in Game 6 to win first-round series

    Mattias Ekholm ignited the offense early with the first goal by a Nashville defenseman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators advanced to the second round with a 5-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 on Sunday night. Austin Watson , Filip Forsberg , Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson also scored to help the Predators move on to face Winnipeg.

  • Calls for stalkers and domestic abusers to be fitted with electronic tags to alert victims 
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    The Telegraph

    Calls for stalkers and domestic abusers to be fitted with electronic tags to alert victims 

    Calls for stalkers and domestic abusers to be fitted with electronic tags to alert victims 

  • Westworld season 2 episode 1 confirms there are six parks, hints at an Indian world
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    The Independent

    Westworld season 2 episode 1 confirms there are six parks, hints at an Indian world

    Back in February, an eagle-eyed Westworld fan decoded a binary sequence hidden in the season 2 trailer which signposted an unlisted website called Delos Destinations, an apparently consumer-facing brochure for Westworld offering reservations. The site appeared to disclose that there are in fact six parks, a big jump from the three expected due to their being three in the original 1973 film. This is now no longer rumour and extrapolation, however, as the season 2 opening episode confirmed it.

  • Online myth busters fight tide of fake news in India
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    AFP

    Online myth busters fight tide of fake news in India

    As grief and outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old crescendoed in India last week, a wrenching video of the supposed victim singing "her last song" lit up phones across the country.

  • Entrepreneur on Buy It Now walks away with life-changing retail order
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    PA Entertainment

    Entrepreneur on Buy It Now walks away with life-changing retail order

    Buy It Now gives Britain’s inventors and entrepreneurs the chance to sell their products to major retailers.

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