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Ronaldo’s superhuman match in pictures

Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Spain has been hailed as one of the all-time great World Cup performances. Here, in pictures and social media posts, is how the Portuguese star’s game unfolded. Ronaldo began by returning a smile to one of the mascots – to the boy’s delight and a fellow mascot’s ...

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Harvard University ‘discriminates against Asian-Americans’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard is one of the world’s most prestigious universities Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a non-profit group suing the flagship US academic institution has claimed. Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) said Harvard preferred white, black and Hispanic applicants, some less qualified than ...

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Thousands of council tenants could get water payouts

Image caption Tenants could see money back from their landlords Up to 460,000 council and housing association tenants could get a payout after a London borough was ruled to have overcharged its tenants for water. The ruling against Southwark sets a legal precedent that means other councils and housing associations ...

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Speed limit cut on French roads angers rural voters

Image copyright Getty Images The Macron government’s decision to cut the speed limit on country roads from 90km/h (56mph) to 80 is proving deeply unpopular. Between now and 1 July a mini-makeover will take place on French roads. About 20,000 signs bearing the number 90 are to disappear. In their ...

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North Dakota voters want school board minutes in newspapers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Voters in about a dozen North Dakota school districts have overwhelmingly approved publishing local school board minutes in newspapers, while lawmakers consider a bill draft allowing counties to move their minutes online. The Bismarck Tribune reports that election results Tuesday for publication of school boards’ minutes ...

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