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North Korea ‘hackers steal US-South Korea war plans’

The stolen documents reportedly include a plan to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country’s defence ministry. The compromised documents […]

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California fires: Deadly wildfires sweep through wine country

Wildfires rip through California’s famous wine country Parts of California’s wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 11 people. A state of emergency was declared in northern areas after mass evacuations, with 1,500 properties destroyed. About 20,000 people fled from Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties in response to some the state’s worst-ever wildfires. Such […]

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Healthy lunch ideas for work 

By Sarah Lienard – Senior writer – bbcgoodfood.com Try our delicious, healthy packed lunch ideas. Choose from pasta or rice salads, homemade protein pots, hearty soups or filling wraps and sandwiches. Pack your lunchbox full of nutritious ingredients and look forward to a midday meal that not only tastes great, but is good for you too. Read on for all […]

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The words that can make us calmer

By Fiona Macdonald 27 September 2017 In the introduction to his new book The Poetry Pharmacy, William Sieghart quotes the British playwright Alan Bennett. “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, […]

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Canada’s tiny disputed island

By Robin Levinson-King 28 September 2017 It’s not the puffins of Machias Seal that have the US and Canada fighting- it is what lurks in the oceans just beyond the island. To the lighthouse On Christmas morning, Anthony Ross woke up on an island at the point where the Gulf of Maine meets the Bay of Fundy. Outside, the wind […]

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Anti-nuclear weapons group ICAN wins Nobrl Peace Prize

Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, announces the winner. The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican). Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said it was due to the group’s “groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons. “We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being […]

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