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18/07/2018


RUSSIA WORLD CUP

The 30 best photos of the 2018 World Cup - 18 July 2018
"Our picture editor, Jonny Weeks, chooses his favourite images from Russia, including some of the more unusual shots that may not have made the papers"
+ The World Cup colour chart – a photographic journey

(theguardian.com)

France win 2018 FIFA World Cup final (July 17, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final of the FIFA World Cup in Moscow on Sunday night."

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(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of players, games and fans - 177 pictures - 16 July 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

How France reacted to World Cup win - VIDEO - 15 July 2018
"Fans in Paris danced and let off flares as their national team beat Croatia 4-2 in Moscow."

(BBC)

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. - 15 July 2018
+ Video: World Cup 2018: Own goal from Croatia's Mario Mandzukic give France early lead
+ Video: World Cup 2018: Paul Pogba's curling shot puts France 3-1 up against Croatia
+ Video: World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe goal stretches lead
+ Video: World Cup 2018: Ivan Perisic fires Croatia level against France in the final
+ Video: World Cup 2018: Howler from France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris gives Croatia lifeline
+ Video: World Cup 2018: Antoine Griezmann tucks away controversial VAR penalty

+ Ridiculous? Or the right decision? Pundits on World Cup penalty
+ How did the players rate?
+ Relive a brilliant World Cup final

+ Mbappe will be the best in the world - the pundits' view
+ World Cup win is 'supreme coronation' - Deschamps
+ Kane wins Golden Boot as Modric named best player

+ A biblical rainstorm & men in suits obscuring the crucial moment
+ World Cup Daily: 'The water carrier can get out the champagne'

(BBC)

French police braced for World Cup weekend amid terrorism alert - 13 July 2018
"With huge street gatherings expected, Paris police chief warns of ‘real terrorist threat’."
+ Riot police fire teargas at unruly France fans celebrating World Cup final place – video

(theguardian.com)

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WEDDING SPEECHES

Every Wedding Speech Ever
"This video from College Humor contains some NSFW language."

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FACEBOOK

Facebook faces £500,000 fine from UK data watchdog - with pictures and a video - 11 July 2018
"The UK's data protection watchdog intends to fine Facebook £500,000 for data breaches - the maximum allowed."
+ Video: Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham says Facebook's fines will damage its reputation

+ Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal
+ Facebook reveals its data-sharing VIPs
+ Cambridge Analytica boss spars with MPs

(BBC)

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NATO SUMMIT

Nato summit: world leaders gather in Brussels – in pictures - 11 July 2018
"Donald Trump and Theresa May pose with other world leaders for traditional ‘family’ photographs at Nato’s Brussels headquarters."

(theguardian.com)


Standing room only: heads of state stand to attention while posing for a traditional ‘family’ photograph
during the Nato summit in Brussels

Donald Trump says Germany 'is totally controlled by Russia' in clash with Andrea Merkel at Nato summit - 11 July 2018
"Donald Trump and Angela Merkel were locked in a heated war of words on Wednesday after the US president claimed Germany was “captive” to Russia."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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RHINOS

Eight of 14 rhinos die after move to Kenyan national park - 13 July 2018
"Relocation of endangered animals carries risks but loss of half of them is highly unusual"

(theguardian.com)

Endangered black rhinos die in Kenya reserve - 13 July 2018
"Eight endangered black rhinos have died while being transported to a new wildlife reserve in Kenya.
They died after drinking water with high concentrations of salt, the Kenyan government says."

+ Black rhinoceros videos, news and facts
+ The rhino wars of central Kenya
+ The snipers trained to protect rhinos

(BBC)

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PIG SAVED FROM SLAUGHTER

YouTube animal rights activist ends up in court after he stole farmer's pig to save it from slaughter - 17 July 2018
"The 23-year-old filmed the theft and posted it on YouTube and Facebook to encourage people to question whether or not they need to eat meat."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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SYRIANS STRANDED IN DESERT

UN calls for access to Syrians stranded in desert after Deraa's fall - 13 July 2018
"Up to 250,000 people are in a ‘dire’ situation having fled birthplace of uprising"

(theguardian.com)

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THAI CAVE RESCUE - CARTOONS

'Takes the edge off': the cute cartoons that portrayed perils of Thai cave rescue - 13 July 2018
(theguardian.com)

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TRUMP-PUTIN SUMMIT

'Putin's poodle': newspapers declare Trump a traitor after Helsinki summit - 17 July 2018
"From Trump’s ‘treason’ in the New York Daily News to a ‘nod and a wink’ in the Daily Express, most see the summit as a triumph for Putin"

(theguardian.com)



Trump-Putin summit: How presidents put Cold War past behind them to put on a united front - 17 July 2018
"Donald Trump praised his talks with Vladimir Putin as “direct, open [and] deeply productive” on Monday
as both leaders promised to work together to solve the world’s problems."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRUMP / UK

US president Donald Trump visits UK, in pictures - 67 pictures - 15 July 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

Trump's UK visit and protests - 13 July 2018
"On the second day of his visit to the UK, President Trump has met Prime Minister Theresa May at Chequers and the Queen at Windsor Castle.
A number of protests against his visit also took place. Here are the day's events in pictures."

(BBC)

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SELF-FLYING 'CORMORANT'

Israel's Self-Flying 'Cormorant' Whisks Wounded Soldiers to Safety - 26 May 2018
(wired.com)


"Tactical Robotics' Cormorant can carry up to 1,000 pounds
and offers a range of 20 miles while flying at more than 100 mph."

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CAMERAS - FACIAL RECOGNITION

The cameras that know if you're happy - or a threat - with pictures - 17 July 2018
+ Chinese police unveil camera sunglasses
+ Singapore airport tests face recognition

(BBC)

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INCREDIBLE ARTWORKS

In pictures: Incredible artworks on show at the World Bodypainting Festival, in Austria - 13 pictures - 14 July 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CHURCHES IN ICELAND

Iceland extraordinary, futuristic churches - with pictures - 13 July 2018
(BBC)

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