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Cliff Richard: New album reflects ‘bad period’ in life

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Sir Cliff Richard is to release a new album which he says reflects the "bad period" he has been through.The singer was awarded £210,000 in damages in July after the BBC breached his privacy with its reporting of a police raid at his home in 2014.He was never arrested or charged during the police investigation.The 77-year-old, who will release Rise Up on 23 November, said
US & World

Nafta: Clock is ticking for Canada in US trade negotiations

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Windsor, Ontario, skyline seen from across the river in Detroit The clock is ticking for Canada to come to a trade agreement with the US after Donald Trump gave an ultimatum - sign an agreement by Friday, or else.Canada's foreign minister has flown to the US to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), a landmark pact dating back to 1994.Her
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Newspaper headlines: Theresa May ‘defiant’ over leadership

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: Theresa May 'defiant' over leadership By BBC News Staff Image caption The Express dubs Theresa May "defiant" after she pledged she was "in this for the long term" when asked about the possibility of former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson trying to take her job. The newspaper also reports that one of her senior officials also claimed the government was "closing in" on a Brexit deal with Brussels.
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Puerto Rico increases Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The island authorities have struggled to repair infrastructure and the power grid and need $139bn in recovery funds Officials in Puerto Rico now say 2,975 people died following Hurricane Maria - a devastating storm that struck the US island territory in September 2017.The revised death toll is nearly 50 times the previous estimate of 64. Governor Ricardo Rossello "accepted" the findings in a long-awaited
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M25 and Dartford Crossing closed after lorry crash

[ad_1] Image copyright Highways England Image caption No-one is believed to have been seriously hurt in the crash Two lorries have crashed near the Dartford Crossing in Kent leading to hours of delays for motorists on the M25.The motorway was closed between J30 and J31 after the crash due to the "extensive recovery and clean-up operations", Highways England said.One of the lorries involved in the collision at about 14:35 BST
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Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFrench and British fishing fleets have come to blows over when they can catch scallopsFrench fishermen have been accused of throwing insults, rocks and smoke bombs at their British rivals in the English Channel in a vicious scrap over scallops.The clash happened around 12 nautical miles (22km) off the Normandy coast, near the Bay of Seine.British boats are legally entitled to
Science/Nature

Galileo: Brexit funds released for sat-nav study

[ad_1] Image copyright Philip Davies/SSTL Image caption UK firms have been integral to the development of Galileo UK ministers are setting aside £92m to study the feasibility of building a sovereign satellite-navigation system. The new network would be an alternative to the Europe Union's Galileo project, in which Britain looks set to lose key roles as a result of Brexit. The UK Space Agency will lead the technical assessment. Officials
Business

Didi blames ‘ignorance and pride’ for carpool murder

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption This is the latest instance of violence against Didi passengers Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing has issued a public apology, blaming "ignorance and pride" for safety lapses that led to the rape and murder of a female passenger.Executives said they would stop using growth to measure the firm's success and prioritise safety instead.The move follows Didi's decision to suspend its carpool service, Hitch, amid