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Teenage migrant portrait wins photography prize

Image copyrightCĂ©sar Dezfuli A hard-hitting picture of a 16-year old migrant has won a prestigious photography prize. The photograph of Amadou Sumaila was taken moments after his rescue while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in August 2016. Cesar Dezfuli was named winner of the Taylor Wessing prize for the …

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Taylor Swift sells 1m albums in four days

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Since 2012, only Swift and Adele have sold a million copies of an album in a single week After just four days, Taylor Swift has sold more albums in the US than any other artist this year. The star’s sixth album, Reputation, has sold 1.04 million …

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Supreme Court backs minimum alcohol price

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Scotland can set a minimum price for alcohol, rejecting a challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). Legislation was approved by the Scottish Parliament five years ago but has been tied up in court challenges. In a unanimous judgment, seven Supreme Court judges …

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UK workforce sees biggest fall in two years

UK employment fell in the three months to September to 32 million people, down by 14,000 from the previous quarter. But while the number of people in work fell, the number of jobless fell by 59,000 in the same period, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. The unemployment rate …

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Star Wars game faces further backlash

Image copyrightEA Games publisher EA has faced further criticism over its latest Star Wars game, Battlefront II. Many players were unhappy about the credits that unlock key Star Wars characters. The number required has now been reduced but so has the number that can be earned through gameplay. The alternative …

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How Russian bots appear in your timeline

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence displayed examples of Russian bot posts Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of “planting fake stories” online as part of a “campaign of cyber-espionage and disruption“. Her comments come after prominent social media accounts were exposed as Russian bots. …

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May accuses Putin of election meddling

Image copyrightPAImage caption The prime minister said a “global Britain” would continue to exert its influence around the world The successful completion of a Brexit trade deal will help counter the threat posed by Russia to European security, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. She cited the use of disinformation …

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