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China and Russia are catching up with military power of US and West, say leading defence experts

China and Russia are challenging the military supremacy of America and its allies and the West can no longer rely on the strategic advantage it has enjoyed until now, a leading think tank states in its annual report. The Military Balance 2018 report, produced by the IISS (International Institute of Strategic Studies) warns that while war between the Great Powers ...

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Over a third of adults have lied about their children's ages to get discount tickets, survey finds

More than one third of parents have lied about their children’s age to get discounted tickets for travel, entertainment or events, according to research. A poll of 1,500 mums and dads also found one in 10 have trained their kids to lie about their age if questioned – even practising lines in advance. Other tactics include hiding their little ones ...

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Advertising regulator unveils tough new standards for gambling ads

The UK’s advertising regulator has unveiled a set of new standards for gambling advertisers, on the back of a broad government consultation on the health risks associated with the sprawling industry. The new standards will restrict adverts that create what that the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) deem to convey an “inappropriate sense of urgency” – like those that include ...

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15 best beer and cider subscription boxes

We’re living in a golden age of beer, with more choice than ever before from a constantly expanding global collection of breweries. With most of these operating at small, craft brewing scales, the only struggle for beer guzzlers is trying to get hold of as much of it as possible. And with craft cider gaining in popularity, fans of fermented ...

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Pop Brixton: the south London shipping containers showing councils a different way to do business

Not long ago Reprezent, the London radio station whose training programmes for young people were feted on a visit by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in January, was on the brink of shutting down. In 2015, Reprezent’s local authority funding was reduced to the point where it was having to crowdfund for survival. “We were in a really tight spot,” says manager Adrian ...

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Logan Paul: Following the YouTube controversy, should social media have the same regulations as journalism?

The laws that define websites like Facebook as free from responsibility for the content posted on them have long been seen as what makes the internet’s growth and accessibility possible. That freedom, for the first big online communities, like LiveJournal and Myspace, was the freedom to invite everyone on the internet to have a voice. But as those rules come under closer ...

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George Soros is a man we should all admire – and that's why the right hates him so much

If a person can be judged by their enemies, George Soros may be the greatest man alive. Outraged by his Open Society Foundation’s £400,000 gift to an anti-Brexit pressure group, the anti-Soros forces are on the march again. And once again, the billionaire philanthropist humbles his screeching attackers with a response of understated defiance, by lobbing another £100,000 into the ...

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London warned it's not ready for robot taxis and drone deliveries

Europe’s largest city is a hotbed of ideas to make getting around the metropolis that little bit easier – but it isn’t ready for them on the streets. London’s regulators are unprepared for the introduction of autonomous vehicles, delivery by drone and demand-responsive buses – all of which are on the horizon – the transport committee of the London Assembly ...

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EU to step up fight against migrants when Austria's far-right–conservative coalition chairs European Council later this year

Austria’s chancellor has said he will step up EU efforts against migrants coming to Europe when his government takes its turn chairing the European Council later this year. Sebastian Kurz, who is in a controversial coalition government with the far-right FPO, said the Austrian presidency, which covers the second half of 2018, would hold a summit on illegal immigration on ...

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Thailand's famous Maya Bay from film The Beach to close due to excessive tourism numbers

Maya Bay, best known to movie goers as the shoot location of 2000’s The Beach, is to be temporarily closed due to excessive tourist numbers. The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was a box office smash upon its release at the turn of the millennium, inspiring thousands of visitors to see the beach for themselves.  Found on the Thai island of Ko Phi Phi Leh, Maya Bay ...

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