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Winner: 'One day in history' by Andrea Gjestvang, Norway. Pictured is Iselin Rose Borch, 15, and her dog who sleeps with her at night to help ward off the nightmares from that tragic day (Andrea Gjestvang/ Moment/ Sony World Photography Awards)

Sony World Photography Awards: Professional winners

Winners of the Landscape, Sport, Current Affairs categories and more are featured in this gallery, including the L’iris D’or winner - otherwise known as the Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year.

  • Theresa May needs to quit as Prime Minister over 'Greek tragedy' Brexit talks - major Tory donor
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    The Telegraph

    Theresa May needs to quit as Prime Minister over 'Greek tragedy' Brexit talks - major Tory donor

    Theresa May needs to quit as Prime Minister over 'Greek tragedy' Brexit talks - major Tory donor

  • Burglar who attacked D-Day veteran, 96, with claw hammer leaving him for dead, given 20 year sentence
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    Yahoo News UK

    Burglar who attacked D-Day veteran, 96, with claw hammer leaving him for dead, given 20 year sentence

    Jim Booth, 96, was left with multiple skull fractures and lacerations to his head, hands and arms.

  • Superstar Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah personifies the hope and expectation of a great but deeply troubled country
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    The Independent

    Superstar Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah personifies the hope and expectation of a great but deeply troubled country

    If you want to trace the recent history of the most populous country in Africa, then the life story of Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah would be a good starting point. As the star player prepares for a European Cup final with his club, Liverpool, and then a World Cup in Russia, the nation Salah left while still a teenager is in desperate need of the sense of hope and expectation he provides. Salah had only just reached adulthood when Egypt exploded into arguably the most widely watched revolution in modern times.

  • Meghan wore a tiara and now we all want one: here, we trace the tiara trend
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    Evening Standard

    Meghan wore a tiara and now we all want one: here, we trace the tiara trend

    For a long time regarded as overly fussy - or indeed deeply uncool - bridal tiaras have experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Google searches for tiaras have increased 18 per cent in the past year and on the day of the wedding the there were 25 times the normal number of tiara searches in the UK, and 12 times more globally. Debenhams – who stock an extensive range of reasonably priced tiaras, clips and twinkly headbands – have also noticed searches for ‘bridal hair accessories’ up 48 per cent on last year and searches for ‘bridal tiara’ up a whopping 117 per cent.

  • Royal wedding preacher Michael Curry leads march against Donald Trump in Washington
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    Evening Standard

    Royal wedding preacher Michael Curry leads march against Donald Trump in Washington

    The minister who delivered a rousing sermon at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding last night led a march against Donald Trump's 'America First' agenda. Bishop Michael Curry, who became an internet sensation with his eccentric soliloquy on the power of love, delivered another speech at an anti-Trump rally on Thursday. According to Sky News, he said: "Love your neighbour.

  • The Londoner: Divorce pair fight over art treasures
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    Evening Standard

    The Londoner: Divorce pair fight over art treasures

    Farkhad Akhmedov, the Russian billionaire at the centre of the UK’s biggest divorce case, has warned his estranged wife Tatiana Akhmedova that he will fight “in every jurisdiction” her efforts to seize his art collection — understood to be in excess of £90 million — after his £34 million Rothko and nine Warhols were impounded as part of financial proceedings. In 2016 a High Court judge ordered Akhmedov (left) to pay Akhmedova (far left) £453million: which included his £350,000 Aston Martin, his modern art collection, valued at £90 million and the contents of their former home, valued at almost £2.5 million. In March lawyers for Tatiana alleged that Farkhad had “sought to conceal his assets to avoid paying her”, including a 377ft super-yacht originally built for Roman Abramovich, and sought a freezing order on his assets.

  • Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean
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    Business Insider UK

    Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean

    A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marines Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route. Six huge fissures sent rivers of molten rock through a blackened, volcanic wilderness that was once jungle, farmland and rural homes. Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, entered the fourth week of what may be an unprecedented, simultaneous eruption at its summit crater and along a six-mile (9.7-km) string of fissures 25 miles (40 km) down its east flank.

  • Oregon family finds Amazon's Alexa has a mind of her own
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    Business Insider UK

    Oregon family finds Amazon's Alexa has a mind of her own

    Amazon on Thursday described an "unlikely... string of events" that made Alexa send an audio recording of the family to one of their contacts randomly. The episode underscored how Alexa can misinterpret conversation as a wake-up call and command.

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    Reuters

    Cuba retrieves second black box from deadly plane crash

    Cuban search teams have retrieved the flight data recorder from the passenger plane that crashed last Friday, killing all but two of the 113 people on board, Cuban state-run television announced on Thursday in the evening news broadcast. Videos of the tragedy taken by passers-by and locals, plus their testimony had helped investigators locate the second recorder. The Boeing 737, leased by the little-known Mexican company Damojh to Cuba's flagship carrier Cubana, had been destined for the eastern city of Holguin and 100 of the victims were Cuban.

  • Every doodle from 13 Reasons Why s2 credits explained
    Digital Spy

    Every doodle from 13 Reasons Why s2 credits explained

    Did you spot Clay's new car? From Digital Spy

  • Catholic priest 'infected with Ebola' in DR Congo
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    AFP

    Catholic priest 'infected with Ebola' in DR Congo

    A Catholic priest has been quarantined after being infected with the Ebola virus in the town of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of Congo, medical sources said Thursday.

  • Just zipping out to the shops - mountain dwellers soar over angry rapids in China
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    Reuters

    Just zipping out to the shops - mountain dwellers soar over angry rapids in China

    Cha Huilan, a mother of two living in a Chinese mountain village cut off by a raging river, dangles from a harness hooked to a zipline every time she crosses its violent rapids and jagged rocks on frequent trips to buy medicine for her mother.

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    Business Insider UK

    FDA approves BioMarin rare metabolic disorder drug, shares rise

    The drug, an injected enzyme replacement therapy, will have a list price of $267,000 a year, but after discounts mandated by government health plans and other concessions the net price will be $192,000, the company said in an emailed statement. BioMarin said the drug will be available in the United States by the end of June. Shares of BioMarin, which closed at $88.28 in regular trading, were up $2.72 at $91 after hours.

  • Lava Fountains Form From Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii's Leilani Estates
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    Lava Fountains Form From Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii's Leilani Estates

    At least 22 lava fissures have opened in lower Puna, Hawaii, since a May 4 earthquake near the Kilauea volcano. This video shows activity from fissure 5 in the Leilani Estates subdivision on May 23. Big Island Now said lava fountains formed from fissures 5, 6, 13 and 19, which feed the lava flow west of fissure 22. The flows were expected to continue towards the ocean entry point by late evening. Hawaii News Now said rivers of lava continued to threaten homes, with eruptions releasing dangerous gases. Lava entering the ocean was also creating high levels of gas, Hawaii Civil Defense said. Credit: Travis Sanders via Storyful

  • Deutsche Bank axes at least 7,000 jobs in trading retreat
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    Reuters

    Deutsche Bank axes at least 7,000 jobs in trading retreat

    Deutsche Bank is slashing more than 7,000 jobs to cut costs and restore profitability, while keeping its international reach as its new CEO seeks to reassure investors and clients. Deutsche Bank did not give a specific number, but a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters ahead of the lender's annual general meeting on Thursday that it was aiming to axe 10,000 positions. Christian Sewing, who became CEO in an abrupt management reshuffle last month, said the bank was committed to its international presence, fleshing out his plan to scale back its global investment bank and refocus on Europe and its home market after three consecutive years of losses.

  • ‘Fortnite’ Moisty Merman Added to Item Shop: Be The Creature From Loot Lake
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    Newsweek

    ‘Fortnite’ Moisty Merman Added to Item Shop: Be The Creature From Loot Lake

    Fortnite just updated its Item Shop, adding the scariest cosmetic since Skull Trooper. Mosity Merman, a creature from Loot Lake, is finally available in the Item Shop for 2,000 V-Bucks. To complete the set, you can get the Director’s Cut Harvesting Tool to capture your inner movie maker for 800 V-Bucks. This skin is gorgeous, a callback to movies of old where giant plastic monster suits terrorized innocent people eating popcorn in their drive-in movie theaters. The skin will be available for a full day, but then it will rotate out and you’ll have to wait for it to return.

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    Business Insider UK

    Cyclone Mekunu to be 'extremely severe' on landfall in Oman

    SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Meteorologists are warning that Cyclone Mekunu is expected to be "extremely severe" when it makes landfall on the Arabian Peninsula this weekend, after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra.

  • Homebase sold to owner of HMV for £1
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    Sky News

    Homebase sold to owner of HMV for £1

    Sky News learnt on Thursday that Hilco Capital had edged ahead of rivals after convincing management about its plan for Homebase, which is losing about £20m a month . Australia's Wesfarmers said it expects to record a loss on the disposal of £200m to £230m. Its been a disastrous foray into the UK market for Westfamers, which was hoping to use the purchase of Homebase to take on Britain's biggest DIY chain B&Q.

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    Sky News

    Exporters hampered by skills shortages - study

    UK exporters are being held back because of widespread labour shortages, a study has found. The shortages are especially bad in the manufacturing sector, according to research by the British Chambers of Commerce and DHL. Two-thirds of manufacturers are struggling to find suitably skilled staff, and three out of five services firms are also having problems recruiting.

  • Who is to blame for the designer dognapping crimewave? People like me
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    The Guardian

    Who is to blame for the designer dognapping crimewave? People like me

    Dog owners tend to worry about their pets a whole lot. A recent Freedom of Information request to UK police forces showed that on average, five dogs a day were stolen in 2017 – a rise of 7%. Despite the precautions owners take – such as microchipping their pets – our canine family members are increasingly at risk from those looking to sell them on for a quick profit or, in some horrifying cases, for dog fighting.

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    Business Insider UK

    APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot sped up before Utah crash

    A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked up speed for 3.5 seconds shortly before crashing into a stopped firetruck in suburban Salt Lake City, the report said. The police report, which was obtained Thursday through an open records request, provides detail about the vehicle's actions immediately before the May 11 crash and the driver's familiarity with its system.

  • 10 things in tech you need to know today
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    Business Insider UK

    10 things in tech you need to know today

    Amazon said the Echo speaker had misinterpreted background noises as commands to wake up and send a message, and said the case was extremely rare. 2. The self-driving Uber car that killed a pedestrian was not designed to automatically brake in an emergency, according to new report from the National Transportation Safety Board. 3. Essential — the startup founded by Android creator Andy Rubin — plans to sell itself, according to a new Bloomberg report.

  • HMS President: Former deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine backs bid to save First World War ship from scrapyard
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    Evening Standard

    HMS President: Former deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine backs bid to save First World War ship from scrapyard

    Michael Heseltine has backed an ambitious bid to save one of Britain’s last remaining First World War ships by towing her back to London. Two years ago, the HMS President was moved from her mooring in Blackfriars to Chatham, Kent, to make way for the Thames “super-sewer”. Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine , who wants to see the ship return before events in November marking 100 years since the Great War ended, said: “The HMS President is an important part of British history.

  • May Bank Holiday 2018 weekend events and things to do in London
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    Evening Standard

    May Bank Holiday 2018 weekend events and things to do in London

    This is the last bank holiday we have until the end of August, so make the most of it and fill it up to the brim. Here’s our round up of what to get up to this bank holiday weekend in London. Flamingo Pier are throwing their only party of the year in Hackney Wick on May 26.

  • China's Hebei fires, reprimands city officials for rising smog: Xinhua
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    China's Hebei fires, reprimands city officials for rising smog: Xinhua

    Northern China's Hebei, the country's smoggiest province, has fired and reprimanded more than a dozen city-level officials for failing to control air pollution last year, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday. It said 16 officials were punished, including five who were dismissed, for failing to do their duty when it came to fighting smog, with many of the problems focused on Handan, a heavily polluted steel and chemical producing city in Hebei.