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Melania Trump public opinion poll results SOAR – but is she ahead of Donald?

Melania Trump, 47, and Donald Trump, 71, have been First Lady and President of the USA for nearly a year. Now a new opinion poll has revealed how the couple are faring the eyes of the American public. Since moving into the The White House in June, Melania has been busy accompanying her husband on foreign tours and hosting events in Washington. Famed for her glamorous style, she has become one of the most photographed women in the world. And it seems her approach is working, as she has seen…

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Crowd including ‘schoolchildren’ watch as 10 sentenced to death in public trial in China

In a “tragic” trial, residents in Lufeng in southern Guangdong province were invited to see the trial via an official notice on social media to see the sentencing of seven people accused of drug-related crimes and others found guilty of murder and robbery. After the sentencing – which took place in a huge stadium – eight of the accused were taken away and immediately executed. William Nee at Amnesty International said it was “absolutely tragic”. Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Nee said: “The mass sentencing rally that took place — including…

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America has banned China firms from doing THIS – EU and UK welcomes them

Security services in the US are considered among the best in the world, yet Brussels has decided against advice from Washington over tech firm Huawei. The European Commission has backed the Chinese company which will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the 5G wireless technology roll out. The tech giant has a range of mobile phones and the company’s 5G technology is among the cheapest and most advanced in the world. Huawei, believed to be in bed with the Chinese state, will be involved in critical networks for decades…

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Science 

'All Dogs Can Smell Marijuana, But Only A Few Of Them Are Snitches'

Separated from their cellphones, standing under running water often allows people’s minds to run free. More The shower isn’t just a place to sing. Separated from their cellphones, standing under running water often allows people’s minds to run free. Reddit has an entire “Shower Thoughts” subreddit dedicated to “the miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the familiar.” In honor of those weird, wonderful and sometimes profound musings, here are 25 of the best posts from the last week: All dogs can smell marijuana, but only a few…

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Science 

UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling

A full 44.7 million tonnes of so-called e-waste was generated around the world in 2016, up eight percent from 2014, according to the UN’s International Telecommunication Union, the UN University and the International Solid Waste Association (AFP Photo/CHARLY TRIBALLEAU) More Geneva (AFP) – The UN warned Wednesday that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide, and it urged far better recycling of the often hazardous rubbish. A full 44.7 million tonnes of so-called e-waste was generated around the world in 2016, up eight…

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Helen Skelton: Flash balm, spare keys, wet wipes – Five things I can’t live without

1 – Flash balm Even before I had children I was always a bit last minute and would end up getting changed in the back of the car before a posh event. Now that I’m a mum I don’t have the time to do a full face of make-up in the morning and if I manage to brush my hair and put on lipstick I know I’m doing well. However the one thing I never forget is Elemis Flash Balm, which is a radiance primer fortified with vitamins. I think…

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North Korea allows smartphones in ‘Orwellian’ move to monitor citizens and bolster power

Mobile phones are becoming commonplace in North Korea and are seen as status symbols. But, access to the internet is limited and people are being employed by the regime to monitor people round the clock. Director of strategic threat development at Recorded Future, Priscilla Moriuchi, said: “In an Orwellian sense, North Korea is innovating on surveillance.” Nearly all North Korean phones, tablets, laptops and computers run on locally developed operating systems stocked with censorship and surveillance tools. GETTY Mobile phones are becoming commonplace in North Korea and are seen as…

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Science 

World's nations adopt plan 'towards a pollution-free planet'

Pollution has become the biggest killer of humans, claiming nine million human lives every year — one in six deaths worldwide (AFP Photo/JOSEPH EID) Nairobi (AFP) – The world’s nations vowed Wednesday to curb plastic and chemical contamination of the air, soil, rivers and oceans, requiring a complete overhaul in the way goods are produced and consumed. Changing the behaviour of producers and buyers would be key to achieving the vision of a “pollution-free planet” outlined in a political declaration adopted at the third UN Environment Assembly (UNEA). “Pollution is…

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Sport 

World Cup 2018 draw LIVE: England get Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in World Cup draw

GETTY World Cup draw LIVE: Latest updates from World Cup draw World Cup draw 2018 LIVE from Russia TV coverage starts at 3pm on BBC, we expect draw to start at 3.30pm (UK times) Gary Lineker is hosting the draw Group of Death? 16:19: The usual search for a “Group of Death” looks to be a fruitless one as, partly down to the new rankings-based format none of the “bigger” teams face more than one tough-looking rival. Defending champions Germany probably have the most difficult of the top seeds as…

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Pokémon Go isn’t the only app that may cause fatal car crashes

Distractions can killDaren Fentiman/Zuma/Eyevine By Timothy Revell Using a mobile phone while driving is dangerous. Trying to catch Pokémon at the wheel could be even worse. According to a new analysis, the mobile game Pokémon Go may have contributed to nearly 150,000 traffic accidents, 256 deaths and economic costs of $2 billion to $7.3 billion in the first 148 days after its introduction to the US. These figures come from extrapolating the effects of Pokémon Go on Tippecanoe county in Indiana to the whole of the US, so should be…

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