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    Trump threatens additional $200bn in tariffs on China

    Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect if China "refuses to change its practices".The move would be a major escalation of the dispute, which threatens to take the US and China into a trade war. Mr Trump insists that China has been unfairly benefitting from a trade imbalance with the US for years.Last week, he announced the US would impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods.Beijing responded by saying it ...
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    Cannabis war ‘comprehensively lost’, says William Hague

    Image copyright Reuters Former Conservative leader Lord Hague has called for a "decisive change" in the law on cannabis - suggesting that the Tories should consider legalising recreational use of the drug.Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said "any war" has been "irreversibly lost". Lord Hague goes further than senior Tories who have suggested a law change after a boy with epilepsy was given a special licence to use cannabis oil.The government is creating an expert panel to look into individual cases.Last week officials at Heathrow Airport confiscated Billy Caldwell's cannabis oil, which the 12-year-old's mother Charlotte had been attempting ...
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    E3 2018 Roundup – Sony’s Positioning of VR, New PSVR Titles Hands-on, Ready at Dawn Interview & More

    Following the wave of pre-show announcements and conferences, here’s a final roundup of all our E3 2018 coverage. Vive Wireless Adapter news, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot platforms clarified, Ready at Dawn interview, and we go hands-on with Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Trover Saves the Universe, Blood & Truth, Megalith, Beat Saber, and Firewall: Zero Hour. Hands-on With Astro Bot Rescue Mission Image courtesy Sony Japan Studio Featuring the cute bots first seen in The Playroom (2013), Sony Japan Studio’s upcoming platformer Astro Bot Rescue Mission uses similar controls and gameplay mechanics as any other 3D platformer, but it has been created from the ground ...
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    Sen. Kamala Harris: Trump’s “intent” to put “children in cages”

    Senator Kamala Harris calls for the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen, saying she’s not “equipped” to do her job in line with American “values” as NBC News learns more than 11,000 children are in the care of HHS. Sen....Read more Sen. Kamala Harris: Trump's "intent" to put "children in cages"Senator Kamala Harris calls for the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen, saying she's not "equipped" to do her job in line with American "values" as NBC News learns more than 11,000 children are in the care of HHS. Sen ...
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    Matthews: Trump’s family separation policy is cruel

    Chris is calling for immigration reform, especially with the effects of the Trump ‘zero tolerance’ policy.Read more Matthews: Trump's family separation policy is cruelChris is calling for immigration reform, especially with the effects of the Trump 'zero tolerance' policy ...
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    ‘Ditch predicted grades’ from university admissions

    Image copyright Getty Images Universities in the UK should stop using predicted grades when people are applying for places, say lecturers and head teachers.A study from the University and College Union says no other developed country uses such a system of forecasts of results for university admissions.The lecturers say most predicted grades turn out to be incorrect.Head teachers have backed calls for a change, saying the current approach is "no longer fit for purpose".A study from the UCU lecturers' union has examined admissions systems from 30 major countries and found no others using the UK's approach of pupils applying on ...
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    Pogba and more: World Cup haircuts to watch

    The World Cup is a showcase for a footballer's skills, but it is also a chance to show off new hairstyles.Nikky Okyere trims a lot of famous footballers, including several who are competing at the tournament in Russia.He spoke to BBC Africa's Victoria Uwonkonda about who he thinks will have the snappiest haircut.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-44521679 ...
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    Northern Rail: Guards row sparks fresh strikes

    Image copyright PA Image caption The dispute has been running for two years Passengers on Northern Rail services are facing further disruption with a fresh strike in a long-running dispute over guards on trains.Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union are staging a 24-hour stoppage, with further walkouts planned for Thursday and Saturday.The company said it would run as many services as possible between 07:00 and 19:00 BST.The union claims imposing driver-only services is a risk to public safety.Regional director for Northern, Sharon Keith, said: "On each day of the strike action we will be running fewer services ...
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    Northern Rail: Guards row sparks fresh strikes

    Image copyright PA Image caption The dispute has been running for two years Passengers on Northern Rail services are facing further disruption with a fresh strike in a long-running dispute over guards on trains.Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union are staging a 24-hour stoppage, with further walkouts planned for Thursday and Saturday.The company said it would run as many services as possible between 07:00 and 19:00 BST.The union claims imposing driver-only services is a risk to public safety.Regional director for Northern, Sharon Keith, said: "On each day of the strike action we will be running fewer services ...
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    Susanna Reid in ‘constant battle’ with Piers Morgan

    Image copyright ITV Image caption Morgan and Reid have been co-presenting on ITV since 2015 Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid has revealed she feels she wages "a constant battle for airtime" with her outspoken co-host Piers Morgan."Sometimes I open my mouth to ask a question and hear Piers's voice come out," she told the Radio Times."You can't help but go into battle with him every morning," continued Reid, who quit the BBC for ITV in 2014.Morgan and Reid have proved a winning partnership for ITV, though its morning show still trails behind BBC Breakfast.BBC One's breakfast programme has an ...
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    Does Iran hold key to Dutch murder mystery?

    By Anna Holligan BBC News. Amsterdam Image copyright Dutch police Image caption Ali Motamed was one of Iran's most wanted fugitives The Iranian ambassador to the Netherlands has refused to comment on allegations Iran was behind an assassination that has baffled Dutch police for more than two years.It follows reports that the victim, named by police as Ali Motamed, had been living near Amsterdam under an assumed identity and was actually one of Iran's most wanted fugitives.The 56-year-old was suspected of planting a bomb that resulted in the deadliest attack in modern Iranian history.Two assailants shot him dead at point ...
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    The Rolling Stones: How Eel Pie Island shaped the band’s career

    Image copyright Mike Peters Image caption Mick Jagger performing at Eel Pie Island in 1963 The Rolling Stones' return to Twickenham on 19 June is more than just another tour date - it's a rock 'n' roll pilgrimage five decades in the making.Back in 1963, exactly 55 years ago to the day, the young band took to the stage just a short walk away from Twickenham Stadium, as part of their five-month residency at the Eel Pie Island Hotel - one of the birthplaces of the '60s revolution. To mark the anniversary, those involved in the haze of The Stones' ...
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    Water firms failed customers during ‘Beast from the East’

    Image copyright Getty Images Some of the UK's biggest water companies did not properly support customers during this winter's Beast from the East snow chaos, causing "significant hardship", Ofwat has said. The regulator said more than 200,000 customers were left without water for more than four hours and tens of thousands were cut off for days.It accused firms of bad planning, communication and a lack of support.Severn Trent, South East, Southern and Thames Water performed worst, it found.The regulator also said it was concerned the £7m of compensation paid out to customers may not have been enough and that it ...
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    How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption What's the best way to keep cool in a warming world? Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies prevent this?The world is getting hotter, indeed 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001, say climatologists.It's no wonder demand for air conditioning systems is going through the roof. The energy they consume is likely to triple between now and ...
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    XXXTentacion: Controversial rapper shot dead in Florida

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rapper's latest album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart US rapper XXXTentacion, who shot to fame with consecutive hit albums, has been killed aged 20.He was reportedly shopping for a motorcycle in south Florida when a gunman opened fire on his vehicle.Police in Broward County said XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was taken to hospital and later pronounced dead. He was often described as one of rap's most controversial artists and was facing domestic violence charges.A witness told celebrity news website TMZ that multiple shots rang out outside ...
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    Newspaper headlines: NHS tax ‘headache’ and England’s Captain Marvel

    By BBC News Staff Image caption England skipper Harry Kane is pictured on the front pages after scoring the last-gasp winner in the 2-1 World Cup win over Tunisia. The Times describes him as Captain Marvel. It leads on the planned increase in NHS spending - reporting claims that the chancellor has warned there will now be no extra spending in other areas such as schools or defence. Image caption The i focuses on the prime minister's acknowledgement that tax rises will be needed to pay for part of the planned £20bn increase in funding for NHS England by 2023 ...
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    World Cup 2018: How the England players rated v Tunisia

    Highlights: Tunisia 1-2 EnglandEngland made a winning start at the 2018 World Cup as Harry Kane scored twice to give Gareth Southgate's side a 2-1 victory over Tunisia in Volgograd.But who impressed and who had a night to forget?This is BBC chief football writer Phil McNulty's verdict from Russia, along with the ratings you provided courtesy of our player rater.Jordan Pickford (goalkeeper) 6Had little to do other than face Ferjani Sassi's penalty - which he got fingers to but could not keep out.Your rating: 5.91Kieran Trippier (right wing-back) 7Excellent night for the Spurs defender. A constant threat at set-pieces and ...
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    Finsbury Park attack: Minute’s silence held to mark anniversary

    Image copyright PA Image caption People will gather at Islington Town Hall's steps at 09:30 BST on Tuesday to pay their respect to the victims A minute's silence will be held to mark the first anniversary of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack.One man - Makram Ali - died, and nine others were injured when a van was driven into a crowd of people near a north London mosque on 19 June 2017.The prime minister said it was "an attack on all of us" and the community's bravery "sent a message that terrorism will never succeed".The silence will be held at ...
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    Kane’s date with Tunisia in 13 tweets

    Kane's winner gave England a rare victory in an opening World Cup matchPhew! Who would be an England fan? Come to think of it, who would be an England player?Social media summed up the highs and lows of supporting England - and playing for the national side - during the country's opening 2018 World Cup match with Tunisia.Captain Harry Kane had a night to remember, scoring two goals in the World Cup game in Volgograd, and getting very well acquainted with the Tunisia defenders. Gareth Southgate's youthful side started well, and their zip and pace saw the usual cynicism of ...
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    Trump immigration: ‘We’re not bad guys’ say teens training for border patrol

    With international attention this week on US border policy, teenagers who hope to become patrol agents speak to the BBC as they receive training.The class was in a small border town in Arizona with a large population of immigrant families. Video by Angélica M Casashttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44503984 ...
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    Turkey issues warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter’s father

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Enes Kanter has criticised the Erdogan government in Turkey The Turkish government has issued an arrest warrant for the father of an NBA basketball player from Turkey.Turkish prosecutors say the father of Enes Kanter, a New York Knicks player, had been in touch with members of a banned organisation.Turkey seeks to imprison Mehmet Kanter, a university professor, for 15 years.NBA star Kanter has criticised the Erdogan government, which imposed a state of emergency after a failed military coup in 2016.It claimed Mehmet Kanter had contacted 127 suspected members of the Gulenist groups FETO and PDY, ...
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    World Cup 2018: Lineker, Shearer, Lampard & Ferdinand react to Kane’s winner

    Watch how the BBC's World Cup studio in Moscow reacted to Harry Kane's last-minute winner for England against Tunisia in their opening group G game at the World Cup.MATCH REPORT: Tunisia 1-2 EnglandWATCH MORE: Highlights: Tunisia 1-2 EnglandAvailable to UK users only. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44528941 ...
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