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Trump’s $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

Trump’s $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

Image copyright Reuters The White House has unveiled a $4.1tr (£3.1tr) budget that would take the axe to the social safety net for the poor. The plan would sharply slash food stamps, healthcare for low-income patients and disability benefits, and eliminate student loan subsidies. The budget also features an Ivanka Trump plan for paid parental […]

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US ‘fresh air’ speech

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US ‘fresh air’ speech

Media captionWhat did Maryland university students think of the ‘fresh air’ speech A Chinese student has apologised following a furious reaction to her US graduation speech that praised the “fresh air of democracy”. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping drew a parallel between air pollution in China and the country’s restrictions on free […]

Fox retracts Seth Rich murder conspiracy

Fox retracts Seth Rich murder conspiracy

Image copyright LinkedIn Fox News has retracted a report about a US Democratic party employee whose murder last year has fuelled a right-wing conspiracy theory. The cable network’s report made an unsubstantiated link between Seth Rich’s death and Wikileaks’ leak of hacked DNC emails. The victim’s own family have debunked the report, imploring Fox News […]

Aerial footage of sinkhole at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

A sinkhole has opened outside President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida. City officials in Palm Beach tweeted that the hole had formed “directly in front of Mar-a-Lago” and was close to a newly installed water main. Sinkhole opens at Trump’s Florida retreat Aerial footage of sinkhole at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

The world’s most unusual wineries

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The world’s tastiest rail journey

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Ipoh: A guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

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Manchester attack: UK threat level raised to highest

Manchester attack: UK threat level raised to highest

Image copyright European Press Agency The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of “critical”, meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said. The move came after investigators were unable to rule out whether Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted alone, the prime minister said. Military personnel will now […]

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Roger Moore has died at the age of 89 following “a short but brave battle with cancer” Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let […]

Manchester attack: The search for missing loved ones

Manchester attack: The search for missing loved ones

Media captionCharlotte Campbell hasn’t heard from her daughter Olivia since the concert Thousands of people turned to social media to help find missing relatives following the terror attack at Manchester Arena. Charlotte Campbell has been trying find her daughter Olivia, 15, who has not been seen since the Ariana Grande concert, scene of the blast […]