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How to build the perfect sandcastle – according to science
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How to build the perfect sandcastle – according to science

Whether we prefer water sports or relaxing with a good book, the humble sandcastle is often a seaside must. But what’s the secret to building a majestic sandcastle that will withstand the tide of time? Luckily, there’s a scientific formula …

Mali security minister: 4 jihadis killed in resort attack
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Mali security minister: 4 jihadis killed in resort attack

United Nations armored personnel vehicles are stationed with an ambulance outside Campement Kangaba, a tourist resort near Bamako, Mali, Sunday, June 18, 2017. A security official says suspected jihadists have attacked the… (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Security …

Amazon sale on smartphones: Major discounts on Apple iPhones, OnePlus 3T, Moto G4, Lenovo Z2 Plus, Samsung Galaxy and others; find out here
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Amazon sale on smartphones: Major discounts on Apple iPhones, OnePlus 3T, Moto G4, Lenovo Z2 Plus, Samsung Galaxy and others; find out here

Amazon smartphone sale on Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 6, OnePlus 3, iPhone SE, Moto G4, Lenovo Z2 Plus, Samsung Galaxy series and others.

India has just announced a sale on smartphones and the offer period starts from today. The three-day …

How Trump is tackling and drawing fire on women’s issues
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How Trump is tackling and drawing fire on women’s issues

President Donald Trump has repeatedly sparked outrage among women since he entered the political fray in the 2016 race.

On one hand, he has garnered praise from some corners for promoting women to top positions within his company and to …

Death haunts Frida Kahlo’s long and clumsily winding road to the lyric stage
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Death haunts Frida Kahlo’s long and clumsily winding road to the lyric stage

Laura Virella as Frida Kahlo in the Long Beach Opera production of Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s "Frida." (Keith Ian Polakoff / Long Beach Opera)

When Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s “Frida” had its premiere in 1991 at the American Music Theater Festival in …

New hospitality trends expected to be more technology friendly in 2017
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New hospitality trends expected to be more technology friendly in 2017

Customer-facing interactions are quickly being replaced with self-scan, self-check transactions, which have enabled the customer to become more self-sufficient. (Reuters)

Nowadays, technology is advancing at a rapid pace, especially in the hospitality and tourism industry. Customer-facing interactions are quickly being …

Rescuers Race to Find Survivors of Colombia Mudslide That Killed Over 230
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Rescuers Race to Find Survivors of Colombia Mudslide That Killed Over 230

Rescue workers raced on Sunday to find survivors of a mudslide that destroyed a mountain town in Colombia as the death toll rose to more than 230, the authorities said.

The surge of mud and water appeared to have wiped …

Talking about death is a part of my work – I worry I say the wrong thing
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Talking about death is a part of my work – I worry I say the wrong thing

I am a NHS hospital consultant and work in a healthcare team that specialises in the care of adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). This is a genetic condition that affects various organs, but primarily the lungs. It results in recurrent …

Susan Rice requested to unmask names of Trump transition officials, sources say
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Susan Rice requested to unmask names of Trump transition officials, sources say

Multiple sources tell Fox News that Susan Rice, former national security adviser under then-President Barack Obama, requested to unmask the names of Trump transition officials caught up in surveillance.

The unmasked names, of people associated with Donald Trump, were then …

Can I draw a pension and carry on working full time? Will I get stung on tax and NI? Steve Webb replies
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Can I draw a pension and carry on working full time? Will I get stung on tax and NI? Steve Webb replies

I will reach state pension age in five years, on my 66th birthday. Will I be able to draw my FULL pension and continue working full-time (employed/PAYE)?

If so, will the pension be taxable? Will I still have to pay …