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UK local elections 2016: Jeremy Corbyn insists he will not resign as MPs brand him 'incompetent'

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎6 hours ago‎
David Cameron has phoned Nicola Sturgeon to congratulate her after the SNP won a third victory in the Scottish Parliament election as the Scottish Conservatives became the second-largest party at Holyrood.
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Canada wildfire: Images show Fort McMurray devastation

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pictures obtained by the BBC show large parts of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray in ruins following a devastating wildfire. The exact scale of the damage is difficult to assess, as access to the city is restricted.
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Welsh Election 2016: Labour just short as UKIP wins seats

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Labour has fallen short of a majority in the Welsh Assembly as UKIP wins its first Senedd seats with all results in. Former Tory MPs Neil Hamilton and Mark Reckless were among seven UKIP AMs elected via the regional lists.
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'Boaty McBoatface' ship to be called RRS Sir David Attenborough

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
The decision to name the £200m state-of-the-art vessel after the naturalist comes days before his 90th birthday, and is in recognition of his legacy in British broadcasting.
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Pope Francis castigates Europe in speech on solidarity

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pope Francis said Europe was founded on a commitment to peace and the common good. Photograph: Pacific/Rex/Shutterstock. Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome.
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N. Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress

Daily Mail - ‎58 minutes ago‎
North Korea kicked off its first ruling party congress for nearly 40 years Friday, with state media lauding the isolated country's "prestige" as a nuclear power while maintaining a news blackout on the event itself.
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Strike on Syrian refugee camp could be a war crime, says UN

The Week UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
An attack on a refugee camp in Syria could amount to a war crime if found to be deliberate, the United Nations has warned. Stephen O'Brien, the UN humanitarian affairs chief, said he was "horrified and sickened" by the air strike, which killed at least ...
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Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

Daily Mail - ‎32 minutes ago‎
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.
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Tata Steel Buyout Team Would Cut 1000 Jobs

Sky News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Further clarification emerges on what a management buyout of the UK operations would mean as the team goes in search of finance. 10:33, UK, Friday 06 May 2016.

Stocks head for worst week since mid-February

Daily Mail - ‎48 minutes ago‎
LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) - Stock markets in Europe and Asia struggled on Friday, with only monthly U.S. non-farm payrolls numbers standing in the way of shares globally racking up their biggest weekly fall since mid-February.
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Mortgage terms lengthen as house prices rise

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The chart illustrates the steady growth in the proportion of mortgage borrowers signing up for lengthier repayment terms. All types of borrowers - first-time buyers, home movers and those remortgaging - are opting to take longer to repay their loans, ...
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Tim Cook signs SAP for iOS – SANA app pact

The Register - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple and SAP are partnering to create native iOS apps for the enterprise firm's HANA platform. The pair plan an iOS SDK for HANA Cloud Platform, targeting those building enterprise apps on Apple's iPhones and iPad using SAP's platform-as-a-service.
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Uncharted 4 single-player review - a rollicking, globetrotting adventure

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
There have been very few video game characters as well conceived as Nathan Drake. Exuding charm and determination, strength and vulnerability, he is the sort of male lead great Hollywood screenwriters aspire to create, but that video games have tended ...
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Vodafone takes on Three and Tesco Mobile with free roaming in 40 destinations

Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
VODAFONE IS FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS of Three and Tesco Mobile with the announcement that it'll make data roaming free in 40 countries.
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I Saw The Light, film review: It's not just the musical numbers that disappoint

Evening Standard - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tom Hiddleston is the opposite of Marmite. By rights, he should be an acquired taste (he resembles a debonair skeleton). Yet we all agree that he's delicious.
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James Blake: The Colour in Anything review – toweringly accomplished, heart-wrenchingly frail

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
On his third album, James Blake is where he has always been. A world of reverberating space, sparsely populated by stirring electronics and vocals both exquisite and distorted by the intensity of emotion (and a vocoder).
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'Our Kind of Traitor' premieres in London

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
The latest film adapted by a book by John le Carre premiered in London on Thursday (May 5), with stars Naomie Harris and Damian Lewis taking to the red carpet at the screening in London's Mayfair.
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Why Peaky Blinders 'is better than ever' in season three

The Week UK - ‎2 hours ago‎
Period crime drama Peaky Blinders has returned for its third season - and it's being hailed as better than ever. Creator Stephen Knight's series follows a gangster family in Birmingham after the First World War, the Peaky Blinders, named for the razor ...
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Grant Leadbitter still feels pain of Boro's play-off final defeat at Wembley

Gazette Live - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Grant Leadbitter still feels the pain of Boro's play-off final defeat but, a year on, insists the squad is stronger. The skipper is hoping to end an seven season quest to play Premier League football again when Middlesbrough FC take on promotion rivals ...
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West Ham know Stratford makes sense but Upton Park goodbye will be hard

The Guardian - ‎31 minutes ago‎
When West Ham moved to their current home in 1904, it was at the invitation of Brother Norbert rather than Boris Johnson. But the switch of surroundings was to prove almost as good value, if markedly less controversial, than the club's looming ...
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Sunderland 15:00 Chelsea

BBC Sport - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sunderland have just one injury doubt, with defender Billy Jones hampered by a hip problem this week. Manager Sam Allardyce has fielded the same starting XI for the last five matches but could make changes for the visit of Chelsea.
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Scientists unveil the strange and wonderful creatures living in the Mariana Trench

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are providing people with a unique insight into life at the deepest part of the Earth's oceans.
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Welsh scientist wins 'world's top' animal conservation prize

ITV News - ‎May 3, 2016‎
A scientist from Carmarthen has won the world's top prize for animal conservation for his work in saving nine species from extinction.
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NASA's Valkyrie Humanoid Robot Readied For Ride To Mars

Tech Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Valkyrie robot designed by NASA is taking shape, and that form is surprisingly human. This robot, built in the image of humans, could help lead the way to Mars.
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Hospital weekend death rates 'skewed by fewer admissions'

BT.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
Death rates following a hospital admission at the weekend are higher than during the week only because fewer patients are admitted at the weekend and they tend to be more unwell - skewing the figures, according to a new study.
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Air pollution: Benefits of cycling and walking outweigh harms - study

BBC News - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the harmful effects of air pollution, a study has suggested. Air pollution contributes to 40,000 early deaths each year in the UK and we gulp in more of it when we exercise.
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Teenage boy forced to undergo surgery after his liver is ruptured during paintball

Daily Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
It has become a favourite activity at stag parties and for those who enjoy rough-and-tumble sports. Now doctors have warned about the dangers of paintballing - after a teenager's liver was damaged during a game.
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