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Porthcawl Elvis festival set to attract 35,000 fans

Image caption Fans from around the world gather in honour of “The King” About 35,000 Elvis fans will arrive in Porthcawl this weekend for the world’s largest festival celebrating the king of rock’n’roll. This year’s event, in Bridgend county, coincides with the 40th anniversary of the singer’s death. Some festival-goers ...

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Wildlife park visitor snaps perfectly-timed tiger selfie

Image copyright Donna Martin A visitor to a Scottish animal park captured a perfectly-timed selfie with a large male Amur tiger. Donna Martin took her image at the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig, as tiger Marty put a paw on a pane of protective glass behind her. Marty is one ...

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Anthony Cavanagh murder: £10,000 reward over 2005 one-punch death

Image copyright Handout Image caption Anthony Cavanagh was assaulted 12 years ago this weekend Police investigating the death of a sailor 12 years ago have offered a £10,000 reward for information about his killer. Anthony Cavanagh was punched on 24 September 2005 outside the Walkabout bar in Liverpool’s Concert Square. ...

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Belfast emergency services free person trapped under bus

A man has been freed after being trapped under a bus in Belfast City Centre. He was taken out from under the vehicle and received treatment at the scene near Custom House Square. Emergency services used equipment to lift the vehicle after the incident at about 11:30 BST on Saturday ...

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North Korea: Tremor detected near weapons’ test site

A magnitude-3.4 earthquake has been detected in North Korea. The earthquake occurred about 50km from a nuclear test site, monitors say. Previous quakes have occurred during weapons’ tests. Chinese seismologists said it was a “suspected explosion”. But South Korea says that it could be a natural quake not caused by ...

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Obama-era campus sex assault rules rescinded

Image copyright Reuters The Trump administration has overturned rules introduced under President Barack Obama for handling university sex assault allegations. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the previous administration’s guidance was unfairly tilted against the accused. Mrs DeVos said campuses would continue to confront such “horrific crimes”. But she added: “The ...

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James Comey: Protests disrupt speech to Howard students

Image copyright Howard University Protesters shouting “no justice, no peace” have disrupted a speech by former FBI director James Comey to university students in Washington DC. Mr Comey was giving a convocation address at Howard University, a leading historically black college. It took some 13 minutes before Mr Comey, fired ...

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US Health Secretary Tom Price’s private air travel probed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The former Georgia congressman has been tasked by Trump with overhauling the US healthcare system An internal investigation has been opened into Health Secretary Tom Price over his private plane travel on official government business. A spokesman for the agency’s inspector general told the ...

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Busiest US-Mexico border crossing shuts for construction work

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tens of thousands of people pass through the border crossing every day California officials are warning of travel chaos over the weekend, as one of the largest land border crossings in the world closes for construction. The San Ysidro Port of Entry – between ...

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It’s all gravy?

Image caption Hungry yet? They have been around for hundreds of years but now Yorkshire puddings have found themselves thrust into the culinary spotlight. This week a BBC video about a Yorkshire pudding wrap was viewed more than 13 million times online, making the dish and how to eat it ...

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‘Living in the dark’

Image caption Maria and Kim say they were paid nothing for their work One woman clutches a tissue. Then, a simple question: “What happened to you?” That’s when the tears come. “My employer is not good for me…” Maria has barely got her first words out when the emotion overwhelms ...

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Strictly stars in quotes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Reverend Richard Coles and Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins are raring to go After two weeks of rehearsals, this year’s Strictly Come Dancing stars are preparing to return to the dance floor this weekend for the first live show of the series. Here’s ...

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