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Eurovision 2018: Ireland among 10 countries through to final

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy reached the Britain’s Got Talent final in 2012 Ireland will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest final for the first time since 2013 after making it through the first semi-final in Lisbon. Israel, Cyprus and Finland – featuring former X Factor ...

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UK Punjabi alcohol support services ‘see rise in users’

Image copyright Vik Kainth Some ethnic minority alcohol support services have seen an increase in inquiries following a BBC survey suggesting 27% of UK Punjabis had a family member with a problem. There had been a rise in contacts from both alcoholics and people offering to volunteer, the organisations said. ...

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King Tut’s tomb didn’t have any hidden rooms like many suspected

CAIRO — New radar scans have provided conclusive evidence that there are no hidden rooms inside King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said Sunday, bringing a disappointing end to years of excitement over the prospect. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said ...

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Boris Johnson: No 10’s post-Brexit customs plans ‘crazy’

Image copyright Reuters Boris Johnson has described one of No 10’s proposals for a post-Brexit customs arrangement as “crazy”. A “customs partnership”, thought to be favoured by the PM, would involve the UK collecting import tariffs on behalf of the EU, Mr Johnson said. In a Daily Mail interview, the ...

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Belgian singer Maurane dies days after comeback aged 57

Image copyright AFP Image caption Maurane had interrupted her career in 2016 because of vocal chord problems Belgian singer Maurane has died at the age of 57, days after returning to the stage after a two-year absence. Maurane, born Claudine Luypaerts, was found dead at her home in Schaerbeek, near ...

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Oxford shooting: Police and gunman in standoff

Image copyright PA Image caption Witnesses heard armed police shout “put your hands up” Armed police are locked in a stand-off with a gunman after a shootout in Oxford. Thames Valley Police said shots had been fired from a property in Paradise Square and officers returned fire. Officers are currently ...

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Melania Trump unveils ‘Be Best’ campaign

Image copyright Reuters US First Lady Melania Trump has announced a campaign to teach children the importance of social, emotional and physical health. The “Be Best” initiative aims to promote healthy living, using social media in positive ways and combating opioid abuse, she said. Mrs Trump said it was “our ...

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Gun violence on London’s streets ‘must stop’

Image caption Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton was “trying to make a difference” by learning to work with children, his mother said The mother of a 17-year-old boy who was killed over the weekend has called for an end to violence on London’s streets. “Let my son be the last and be ...

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Kilauea: Hawaii volcano destroys dozens of homes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLava flows are continuing from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii The eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has destroyed 26 homes and is threatening hundreds more, with new fissures opening overnight on Sunday. Nearly 2,000 people have so far been evacuated. ...

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