• Poor behaviour ‘not taken seriously enough in schools’ – BBC News
  • Strike action begins at Faslane and Coulport naval bases – BBC News
  • Lawmakers demand information on Flynn’s Russia ties
  • San Francisco: Insider Travel Guide
  • Koh Samui Travel Guide

Poor behaviour ‘not taken seriously enough in schools’ – BBC News

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Strike action begins at Faslane and Coulport naval bases – BBC News

The Faslane base on the Clyde is home to the UK’s fleet of Trident nuclear submarines. Unite has accused Babcock of a “systematic campaign to undermine workers”, claiming it had withdrawn facilities for shop steward meetings and was “failing to meaningfully consult and negotiate with the trade union”. ‘Major disruption’ The union represents a range of workers at the two bases, including cleaners, housekeepers, logistics operatives, drivers and mail staff….

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Lawmakers demand information on Flynn’s Russia ties

Washington (CNN)Republicans and Democrats are demanding more information about connections between President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and several foreign entities — including the Kremlin-backed media outlet RT. The top Democrat and Republican on the House Oversight Committee sent individual letters to four top Trump administration officials requesting any documents they have related to Flynn’s communications with and payments from Russian, Turkish or other foreign sources. “We…

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San Francisco: Insider Travel Guide

(CNN)San Francisco is small by urban standards, a compact swath of rambunctious hills, windswept bays and rainbow-colored Victorian homes. But it’s seen enough upheaval for a town twice its size. And it’s been the adopted home of numerous seismic social — and geological — movements. As a result, San Francisco is a crossroads of commerce and counterculture, suffused with noir moodiness as well as Gold Rush bravado.

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Koh Samui Travel Guide

(CNN)Gazing on the developing island of today: Five-star hotels. Upmarket dining scene. Plentiful shopping. While the isle’s built-up northern and eastern coasts increasingly cater to the tourists, in the south and west locals still stick to the simple life, and traditions that brought backpackers on rickety fishing boats from the mainland to this island paradise in the first place. Sheraton Samui Resort

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Source: ICE is targeting ‘sanctuary cities’ with raids

(CNN)Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been targeting so-called “sanctuary cities” with increased enforcement operations in an effort to pressure those jurisdictions to cooperate with federal immigration agents, a senior US immigration official with direct knowledge of ongoing ICE actions told CNN. A sanctuary city is a broad term applied to states, cities and/or counties that have policies in place designed to limit cooperation or involvement in the enforcement of federal…

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Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

Economies that trade with the 11 founding members of the single market, using World Trade Organization (WTO) terms, have increased their exports to the EU five times faster than the UK has, over the past 20 years, the study says. Michael Burrage, the report’s author, said that before joining the single market in 1993, the UK’s exports to the EU grew at a faster rate than major economies such as…

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Sinn Fin oppose any extension to Stormont talks deadline – BBC News

“It is possible for agreement to be reached in the coming days,” he added. Parties’ red lines in Stormont talks Q&A: NI Assembly election 2017 The assembly election held at the beginning of March saw an end to the unionist majority at Stormont, with Sinn Fin now holding just one seat fewer than the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). That election was held just 10 months after the previous one in…

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Morse’s Oxford: The city that inspired Colin Dexter – BBC News

Image copyright Randolph Hotel Image caption Colin Dexter poses with some of the staff at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford, where a bar is named after Inspector Morse Famous haunts from the books and television series, such as the Ashmolean museum and the Bodleian library, have expressed sorrow at his death. But, perhaps more significantly, so have lesser-known Oxford institutions, demonstrating Dexter was very much a man of the people…

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Kochs pledge millions to GOPers in 2018 — if they vote no on health care bill

Washington (CNN)In a last-minute effort to sink the Republican health care bill, a powerful network of conservative donors said Wednesday it would create a new fund for Republican 2018 reelection races — but they’ll only open it up to GOPers who vote against the bill. The advocacy groups helmed by Charles and David Koch have unveiled a new pool of money for advertisements, field programs and mailings that would exclude…

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India becomes second country to give rivers human status

New Delhi (CNN)A decades-long fight against river pollution in India has been given a much needed boost. On Monday, a court in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand declared the Yamuna and Ganges rivers “living entities.” The court justified its ruling on the grounds that the rivers were “losing their very existence” and the situation required “extraordinary measures to be taken to preserve and conserve the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna,” using…

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Why maternity and mental health coverage may decide health care bill’s fate

(CNN)House GOP leaders are now looking to change an Obamacare provision that guarantees all health insurers cover services such as maternity, mental health and prescription drugs, in hopes of wooing conservative lawmakers to their side. The dramatic shift — which would strike at blow at the heart of Obamacare — comes after conservative Freedom Caucus members lobbied President Donald Trump Wednesday to eliminate the provision, which is not in the…

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$27,000 melons? Unwrapping the high price of Japan’s luxury fruit habit

(CNN)It looks like a jewelry shop with its high-end exterior. But a peek inside the sparkling glass display cases at any of Sembikiya‘s Tokyo outlets reveals expensive treasures of a surprising kind. From heart-shaped watermelons to “Ruby Roman” grapes, which are the size of a ping pong ball, this retailer specializes in selling mouth-watering produce at eye-watering prices. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH

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‘Stay brave’ on school funding, ministers urged – BBC News

Is school funding the next crisis? Big city schools hit in funding crisis But, she said lack of money in the education system overall meant some schools that had expected to gain under the new funding formula would in fact lose. “People do understand that the current system can’t be defended and we do need a way of making sure we are distributing money across the country fairly.” But underlying…

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Fathers ‘afraid to ask for flexible working’ – BBC News

How working dads juggle their roles MPs will look at how well fathers feel their current working arrangements help them to fulfil caring responsibilities for children of all ages – and if they have the financial support to carry these out. The inquiry comes in the wake of the 2017 Modern Families Index, which found that while family was the highest priority for fathers, half of those interviewed felt their…

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Two new prisons planned in south Wales and Yorkshire – BBC News

The two jails being redeveloped – HMP Rochester in Kent and HMP Hindley in Wigan – will both be shut while extensive rebuilding work takes place. The construction programme will be offset by the closure of a number of older prisons, the details of which have yet to be confirmed. ‘Reckless overuse’ In prisons in England and Wales, levels of violence, suicide and self-harm are up, staff numbers are down…

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The women still working into their 70s – BBC News

The proportion of women working into their 70s in the UK has doubled in the last four years and is starting to catch up with men. Analysis of official data reveals that 5.6% of women only stopped working after the age of 70 in 2012. This had risen to 11.3% in 2016. Worries over pension income and a motivation to stay active have pushed up working ages. An estimated 15.5%…

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Discrimination And Fear Are The Norm For Many Muslim Americans

American Muslim Poll 2017: Muslims at the Crossroads, banning travelers from several Muslim-majority countriesthe input of advisers who hold anti-Islamic viewsIslam hates usdebunked claim Muslims are the most racially diverse religious group among those surveyed, according to ISPU, with no one race holding a majority. Half of American Muslims were born in other countries. Women wearing U.S. flag hijabs gather at an “I Am Muslim Too” rally in New York City…

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While Washington Investigates Russian Meddling, Moscow Is Expanding Its Global Influence

For all the Russia-related chatter coming from Washington of late, United States policy towards the Kremlin has been difficult to discern. But while much of official Washington and American media focus on the politically charged investigation of alleged Russian meddlingin the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Moscow isnt standing still but rather capitalizing on the distraction. With all eyes on U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin is advancing his…

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Airplane seat patents that will make you gulp

(CNN)You know that blissful feeling when you finally sit back in your airplane seat, giddy with the anticipation of being served delectable dishes on your way to an exotic destination? And with airlines under pressure to slash fares and cram in ever more people without extending cabin space, passengers might soon be stacked on top of each other — literally. Airbus has offered a chilling glimpse into what the future…

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‘Making sure your ad doesn’t end up by an Isis video’ – BBC News

Image copyright AWE 2017 Image caption Advertising Week Europe 2017 now attracts up to 40,000 visitors In a world that is going through a surge in smartphone ownership (there are now 2.7 billion smartphone users and there will be five billion by 2020) coupled with an explosive growth in digital video advertising, automation does make sense. Done well it can allow brands to target specific consumers, but it can also…

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To The Women Of The View: Don’t Normalize Tomi Lahren

To the Ladies of The View, Then you invited Tomi Lahren. This phenomenon is called normalizing. It is deeply troubling to our civic discourse. Three months ago she was talking about ‘baby killers’ like Lena Dunham. Now, many passionate yet fact-driven citizens (like you and me, Joy!) both know that Lahrens opinions are grounded in InfoWars-level propaganda, but her viewers dont see that. Say you bring her on with the…

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U.N. Nuclear Inspector: North Korea’s Capability Has Entered A ‘New Phase’

WASHINGTON North Koreas nuclear weapons program has entered a new phase, with the country having doubled the size of its uranium-enrichment facility in recent years, Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told The Wall Street Journal. And while Amano believes a diplomatic solution, like the one he helped broker between world powers and Iran in 2015, is essential,hes skeptical such an agreement can be reached with…

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Republicans change health care bill in search for votes

(CNN)House Republican leaders released a package of amendments Monday evening to modify the GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare — the culmination of days of negotiations and closed-door meetings to win over critics and skeptics of the proposal. The amendments mark efforts by GOP leaders and the White House to appease both conservatives and moderates who have expressed reservations about the bill. As of Monday, senior Republicans were continuing…

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