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Sewol ferry phone data recovered: ‘Don’t die, stay alive’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The phones were recovered after the ferry was salvaged in March Data has been restored from at least two phones found on the Sewol ferry, which sank in 2014 off South Korea, giving insights into the victims’ last moments. “Don’t die, stay alive,” was ...

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UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar

Image copyright Getty Images A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday as Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said. It said 8.7 gigawatts (GW) had been generated at lunchtime, representing 24.3% of total generation across the UK. The level ...

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Comedy of errors

Image copyright Getty Images Hell hath no fury like a teenager scorned. No, that quote is not from Shakespeare but neither was the exam question about Romeo and Juliet that GCSE English Literature students were asked to answer on Friday morning. Teenagers sitting the OCR board exam today turned to ...

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Radical response

In the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bomb attack, the government’s approach to tackling radicalisation has once again come under scrutiny. Reality Check has been looking at the government’s Prevent programme – asking how it works and why it divides opinion. What is Prevent? Prevent is one of four strands ...

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Rolf Harris jury considers verdict

Image copyright Reuters A jury is considering whether former TV personality Rolf Harris is guilty of indecently assaulting three teenagers. His accusers, now adults, claim that Mr Harris groped them at TV recordings and public events between 1971 and 1983. The Australian-born presenter previously appeared at the trial via video ...

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Kingsmills detective apologises to victims’ families

Image caption Ten workmen, aged from 19 to 58, were murdered by the IRA at Kingsmills in 1976 The detective who led the investigation into the Kingsmills murders has apologised to the victims’ families for not getting the satisfaction they hoped for. Det Ch Insp Mitchell said the “workload at ...

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Sri Lanka floods: Scores die as monsoon triggers mudslides

Image copyright AFP Image caption Torrents of mud swept into villages in Kalutara district, burying houses Flooding and mudslides triggered by monsoon rains have left at least 91 people dead and more than 100 missing in Sri Lanka, officials say. About 20,000 have been forced from their homes in the ...

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Adam Sandler: Oscar-buzzed and critically bashed

This may come as a surprise to some, whose idea of Sandler is limited to a 10-year streak of terribly quoted films, irritating voices and apparent disregard for public opinion. But for those who grew up in the 90s, piously watching Saturday Night Live sketches and re-renting the same VHS ...

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The Nokia 3310 is back so here’s a celebration of all things 2000

The Nokia 3310 first appeared in shops in September 2000 offering calls, texts and a battery that lasted days. The phone is back 17 years later offering the same features but goes on sale in a very different world. Back then Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had just got married ...

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Girl, 11, accuses school of war crime in feedback form

Image copyright Twitter/MasonCross An 11-year-old girl’s assertion that her school was guilty of a war crime has gone viral. Her father, Gavin Bell (also known as author Mason Cross), revealed on Twitter that she had gone rogue on a pupil feedback form. She criticised the policy of punishing a whole ...

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Wonder Woman women-only screenings in Texas spark row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot pictured at the film’s Hollywood premiere A cinema chain in Austin, Texas, has caused uproar after scheduling women-only screenings of Wonder Woman. The big-budget superhero film, which stars Gal Gadot, is set for US release on 2 June. And ...

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US growth rate revised up to 1.2%

Image copyright Reuters The US economy grew at a faster pace than initially thought in the first three months of the year. The latest official figures indicated the economy expanded at an annual pace of 1.2% in the quarter, up from the previous estimate of 0.7%. The change came after ...

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