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The Jeremy Corbyn Story: Profile of Labour leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption He remains in the saddle but not everyone thinks he is heading in the right direction Jeremy Corbyn’s election in September 2015 as Labour leader, at the age of 66, counted as one of the biggest upsets in British political history. His re-election to the …

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Swiss climber Ueli Steck dies on Mount Everest

April 30 (UPI) — Mountain climber Ueli Steck, known as the “Swiss Machine,” died Sunday during a training accident near Mount Everest, Nepal’s tourism department said. At around 21,650 feet, Steck, 40, slipped from a common ridge with neighboring peak Nuptse and fell into a crevasse in the early morning, …

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Your next computer could be in a data center

Computers have become more powerful and more portable, letting you execute some compute-intensive tasks on your laptop. But internet connections have also become incredible faster, making it much easier to outsource some tasks to servers sitting in a data center. Most of the apps on your phone already rely on …

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Arizona Diamondbacks Shelby Miller to undergo Tommy John surgery

After mulling different treatment options, Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller will undergo Tommy John surgery. Miller, who had a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, told reporters Saturday that he will have the season-ending procedure that is expected to sideline him for 12 to 18 months. “It’s the …

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Labour reshuffle: Diane Abbott made shadow home secretary

Image copyright PA Image caption The appointments of Diane Abbott, Shami Chakrabarti, Nick Brown and Keir Starmer were announced on Thursday Diane Abbott has been promoted to shadow home secretary in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s front bench reshuffle. Ex-Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti is shadow attorney general and Keir Starmer, who …

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Donald Trump: N Korea's Kim Jong-un a 'smart cookie'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn a TV interview with CBS, Mr Trump talked about the current tension between the US and North Korea US President Donald Trump has described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “pretty smart cookie”. Speaking to CBS, he noted Mr Kim …

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Reasons to be cheerful

I know, I know, it’s been a rough year. Fury, discord, and hatred seem to be on the rise. The super-elite keep getting richer, while young workers keep getting poorer, and economic mobility has plummeted. “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” And yet. …

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