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Boris Johnson and Donald Trump speak ahead of G7 meeting

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Boris Johnson has spoken to US President Donald Trump ahead of meeting him for the first time since becoming prime minister on Sunday.The leaders, who will meet at the G7 summit in France, discussed "foreign policy issues and global trade".No 10 said they "looked forward to speaking further" at the summit.Mr Trump has praised Mr Johnson, calling him "Britain Trump", and predicted a speedy US-UK
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High Street: Five ways UK shopping has changed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Hardly a month goes by without news of another wave of shops shutting.So, how many shops have closed recently - and what's behind the High Street crisis?What shops are closing?A record 2,481 shops disappeared from UK High Streets last year - up 40%, according to the accountancy firm PwC and the Local Data Company. Big chains such as Toys R Us, Maplin and Poundworld went
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The new mobile phone scam delivering a problem

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A brand new top-of-the-range phone is delivered to your door. The package has your name on it but you don't remember ordering it.There is another knock at the door and a courier asks for the phone back explaining: "We delivered it by mistake."Would you hand it over? If you do, it could prove to be an expensive mistake.It is a scam and yet another way
US & World

Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for cancer

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has received treatment for a cancerous tumour on her pancreas, a court spokeswoman says.She "tolerated treatment well" and the tumour was "treated definitively", the court added in a statement.Ms Ginsburg, 86, has survived previous battles with cancer, as well as fractured ribs from falls. As the most senior liberal justice, her health is watched closely as a possible indicator
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Fire at Betley Court manor house

[ad_1] Image copyright Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Image caption Betley Court is Grade II listed A fire has torn through a Grade II listed manor house in Staffordshire.The blaze at Betley Court, near Newcastle-under-Lyme, was reported at 16:03 BST and six crews were sent to tackle it.The fire service said it wasn't aware of any reported injuries but an ambulance had been sent to to the scene.The owner of
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Thailand hotel fight: Briton Amitpal Singh Bajaj killed

[ad_1] Image copyright The Bajaj family Image caption Amitpal Singh Bajaj and his wife Bandhna had been staying at the five-star Centara Grand Hotel A British man died in a fight at a Thai hotel after telling another guest to keep the noise down as his wife and son tried to sleep, his family said.Amitpal Singh Bajaj, 34, from London, complained about noise from the next room at the five-star
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Kashmir unrest: Clashes at protest after Friday prayers

[ad_1] Image copyright Abid Bhat Image caption The protest was initially peaceful, the BBC's Aamir Peerzada reports Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir have clashed with protesters in the city of Srinagar.Hundreds of people took part in a demonstration after Friday prayers in the Soura neighbourhood.The march turned violent as protesters threw stones at security forces, who retaliated with tear gas and pellets. At least two were injured.Tensions have been escalating
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Jeffrey Epstein case: France launches rape inquiry

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges when he was found dead in his cell French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into rape allegations against the late US financier Jeffrey Epstein.The 66-year-old died in a New York prison cell on 10 August as he awaited trial over allegations that he had run a network using underage girls for sex.He had an apartment in Paris,
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‘Donkey Kong’ ecstasy drug dealer from Barry is locked up

[ad_1] Image copyright South Wales Police Image caption Bags of pills were found in Iannucci's bedroom A drug dealer sold eight "Donkey Kong" ecstasy tablets to a "vulnerable" 16-year-old girl, who was hospitalised after taking them, a court heard.Michael Iannucci, 20, was sentenced to five years and four months in a young offenders institution for selling drugs "far and wide on a commercial basis".Police raided his home in Phyllis Street,