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Jamal Khashoggi death: King Salman speaks but ignores murder

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Salman has handed over extensive authority to the crown prince King Salman of Saudi Arabia has praised the country's judiciary, as foreign pressure over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues to grow.In his first public remarks since Khashoggi was killed in Istanbul last month, the king said his country would "never deviate" from serving justice.However he did not directly refer to the
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Adverse weather clips in updated driving theory test

[ad_1] Image copyright DVSA Image caption A deer can be seen crossing a snowy country road in one clip Computer-generated clips of snow, wind, rain and other adverse weather conditions are being included in an updated driving theory test.The hazard perception section requires learner drivers to watch a simulated journey and spot "developing situations" on the road.The 23 new scenarios added by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency also include
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California wildfires: Concern over rain in search efforts

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Recovery crews say rain could turn ash on the ground into a sludgy paste Officials battling the largest wildfire in California history say the rain forecast to arrive this week may complicate search and recovery efforts.Firefighters say rains will aid efforts to contain the blaze but will also turn ash on the ground into a thick sludge.Workers combing through homes and cars will
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Grenfell inquiry: 12-year-old victim pleaded for fire crews to hurry

[ad_1] Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Jessica Urbano Ramirez was described as 'loving, kind-hearted and caring' A 12-year-old girl who died in the Grenfell Tower blaze begged firefighters to hurry up in a 999 call and was told they were on their way.The inquiry into the fire, which killed 72 people in June 2017, heard Jessica Urbano Ramirez had left her flat on the 20th floor.She went up three

Bitcoin falls below $5,000 – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The value of Bitcoin has fallen below $5,000 (£3,889) for the first time since October 2017.The fall brought the total value of all Bitcoin in existence to below $87bn.On Thursday, 15 November, Bitcoin Cash - an offshoot of Bitcoin - split into two different crypto-currencies, which are now in competition with each other.And some observers have blamed this for creating turmoil in the crypto-currency markets,

Pompeii dig reveals erotic Leda and Swan fresco

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Eventually the fresco is likely to be displayed in a museum Archaeologists at Pompeii have found an erotic Roman fresco depicting Leda and the Swan - a Greek myth that has inspired artists for centuries.The latest find is believed to have decorated a bedroom in a wealthy home near the ancient city centre. Pompeii was buried under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in
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San Ysidro border crossing briefly shut to beef up security

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The crossing is the busiest land border point of entry into the US The US temporarily closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico to boost security after a migrant caravan arrived in northern Mexico. Northbound traffic and half the pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro border point were shut to install new movable wire-topped barriers.Around 110,000 people enter the US daily through the crossing.
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Iceland lists most eligible rams

[ad_1] Image copyright Southram/Halla Eyglo Sveinsdottir Image caption Strumpur is new, but "knows what's expected of him" Iceland has published an illustrated guide to the country's most eligible rams, ahead of the next breeding season.The Ram Registry is an annual catalogue of rams available for breeding at insemination facilities in the south and west of the country, the Vísir online newspaper reports. The registry is "one of the most eagerly-anticipated

New work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd on benefit changes

[ad_1] The new work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd has said the UK will have a "fair, compassionate and efficient welfare system".Addressing the Commons for the first time in the role, Amber Rudd admitted there were "problems with universal credit despite its good intentions" and that she would be "listening and learning" from experts.She defended the record of her predecessor, Esther McVey, after Labour MP Liz McInnes brought up critical
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Thousands flee as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Almost 4,000 people have been evacuated from the slopes of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala. Image copyright EPA Image caption Firefighters helped people living on the slopes of the volcano to evacuate Image copyright AFP Image caption Many took shelter in a sports stadium where the authorities erected tents The stratovolcano southwest of the city of Antigua began erupting on Sunday, with ash and lava spewing

TalkTalk hack attack: Friends jailed for cyber crimes

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Two Staffordshire men admitted charges after an attack on the TalkTalk website Two friends who took part in a £77 million hack on the TalkTalk website have been jailed.Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Tamworth in Staffordshire, admitted their roles in the massive 2015 data breach which affected 1.6 million accounts.Hanley, described as a "dedicated hacker", shared details of more
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Yaxley dog attack leaves baby in ‘critical’ condition

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The attack happened in Wykes Road, Yaxley, at about 01:45 GMT on Sunday A baby is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being attacked by a dog.The attack happened at a property in Wykes Road, Yaxley, near Peterborough, with emergency services called at 01:47 GMT on Sunday.The boy is said to be in a "critical condition" and has been transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.A
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Diddy pays tribute to Kim Porter

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Porter and Diddy in 2009 Diddy has paid tribute to his ex Kim Porter, who died last week.The American rapper said they "were more than soulmates" in a series of emotional posts on Twitter and Instagram.The model and actress was 47 and was the mother to three of Diddy's children.Numerous celebrities including Rihanna, 50 Cent and Missy Elliott paid tribute to her
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‘Black cab rapist’ John Worboys to stay in prison

[ad_1] The "black cab rapist" John Worboys must stay in prison, the Parole Board has ruled after reconsidering his case.Worboys, 60, who is now known as John Radford, was jailed in 2009 for assaults on 12 women in London.After serving 10 years of his sentence, the Parole Board announced in January that Worboys would be freed from jail.However, the High Court overturned the board's the decision to release him following

MP Fiona Onasanya trial: MP ‘overwhelmed by emails’, court hears

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Fiona Onasanya denies perverting the course of justice A Labour MP accused of plotting to avoid a speeding prosecution said she was overwhelmed by "thousands" of emails when she first started her job.Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya said a Russian man was behind the wheel when her car was clocked doing 41mph in a 30mph zone, the Old Bailey has heard.Giving evidence, Ms Onasanya said

Vicar of Dibley’s John Bluthal dies, aged 89

[ad_1] Image caption John Bluthal played Frank Pickle in the Vicar of Dibley John Bluthal, who was best known for playing Frank Pickle in the Vicar of Dibley, has died at the age of 89.The actor also appeared in a number of Carry On and Pink Panther films, in a career spanning over 60 years.His co-star, Dawn French, led the tributes to Bluthal, who passed away on Thursday in New

Tory-DUP relationship ‘broken over Europe’ – Ken Clarke

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKen Clarke said DUP politicians had reached the "limit of their patience"The Conservative Party's relationship with the DUP on the issue of Europe is "completely broken", Ken Clarke has said. The former chancellor described his party's confidence-and-supply pact with the DUP as a "bit irregular".He said DUP politicians had reached "the limit of their patience" over Theresa May's Brexit approach.The prime

Universal credit: Amber Rudd to ‘signal shift in approach’

[ad_1] The new Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd is poised to signal a shift in approach on the government's controversial universal credit benefits reform, the BBC understands. The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg said sources suggested there will not be a pause in the rollout of the single benefit due next summer. But she said there will be a change in tone and a commitment to fix problems.The ex-home