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China releases British consulate worker detained at border

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook A worker at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been released by mainland China after being detained at the border. Simon Cheng went missing on 8 August during a business trip to Shenzhen.China's foreign ministry confirmed that Mr Cheng had been detained for 15 days for violating public security laws. The UK had said it was "extremely concerned" by his detention. It comes as anti-government
Health

Athletes have poor teeth despite brushing

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Great Britain celebrate after winning the Women's Hockey final against the Netherlands in 2016 Elite athletes have bad teeth despite putting more effort into looking after them than other people, a study shows. UCL scientists interviewed 352 British athletes, including those preparing to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.It showed they were far more likely to brush twice a day
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Why Ariana Grande will always be welcome in Manchester

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Ariana Grande hasn't been back to Manchester since she held the One Love Manchester benefit concert in June 2017, following the arena attacks.But, she is returning this weekend to headline the city's Pride celebrations.Although the pop star's current tour doesn't include any shows in Manchester, her return to perform at Pride has been called a " statement that love always wins".Fans have told Radio 1
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Should all frontline police officers use Tasers?

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media If you're a police officer, your chance of being equipped with a Taser depends on your force.Earlier this week, Northamptonshire Police announced it will be the first force in the country to arm all of its frontline officers with the electric stun guns.Days later it was joined by a second force, Durham Constabulary, which said every frontline officer who wants a Taser will undergo training.Although
US & World

The African American who moved to Ghana ‘to escape US racism’

[ad_1] Image copyright Obadele Kambon Image caption Academic Obadele Kambon lives with his family in Ghana's capital African American Obadele Kambon has never looked back since moving to Ghana in 2008.He vowed to quit the US for West Africa after being the victim of what he believed was a racially motivated arrest.Mr Kambon has now built a successful life in the place that was once at the heart of the
Entertainment

Can Daniel Craig complete his biggest mission – modernising James Bond?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Craig has been filming No Time To Die in Jamaica The title of the next James Bond film was announced earlier this week. No Time To Die will see Daniel Craig return as 007 for the fifth time, but there's little to suggest it will be business as usual.It's not just saving the world that will be on his mind for the
US & World

‘This is very scary’: Greenlanders on Trump wanting to buy their island

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US already has an active, and highly contentious, military presence in Greenland This week has seen one of the most bizarre diplomatic rows of Donald Trump's presidency.Insults have been exchanged, tweets have been sent, major visits have been cancelled - and this all happened because the US president said he wanted to buy Greenland.It started with an article in the Wall Street
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Sterns nightclub: The raves in the house on the hill

[ad_1] Image copyright Marmite/Tony Ladd Image caption Flyers for Sterns often referenced well-known household brands At the height of its popularity, ravers blocked the roads of rural Sussex trying to get to a 19th Century mansion whose floors pounded with the sounds of the so-called Second Summer of Love. But the success of Sterns nightclub would partially lead to its downfall. Just three years after it began, the party was
US & World

What is the G7 summit and what does it do?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The G7 group of nations is meeting in the French resort town of Biarritz for what will be its 45th summit. But what is the G7, who are its members and what does it do?What is the G7?The G7 (or Group of Seven) is an organisation made up of the world's seven largest so-called advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and