Inside the secret and lucrative world of ‘the super tutor’ – BBC News

The next thing he knew, he was being woken up by the mother standing over him, shouting “You think this is some kind of holiday?”. Given the high fees charged by such tutors and the intense competition for places at top British schools it’s perhaps not surprising that tensions can sometimes run high. “In an already privileged world, tutoring is an extra level of pushing,” he says. Image copyright Getty…

July 5, 2017
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News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News

Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Grenfell: Survivors express frustration Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have held a meeting with a coroner, expressing frustration at a lack of information from the authorities. During the three-hour discussion, Dr Fiona Wilcox, coroner for Westminster, described the scenes inside the building, where at least 80 people died last month, as “apocalyptic”. Meanwhile, the Grenfell response team says…

July 5, 2017
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How Americas Aircraft Carriers Could Become Obsolete

President Donald Trump has been consistent in his argument that the U.S. Navy has shrunk to a woefully inadequate size. The Republican has repeatedly said he wants the service to expand, including a fleet of a dozen aircraft carriers. That plan isn’t in the Pentagon’s current budget, but on July 22 the Navy will formally commission precautionary signal to North Korean aggression. The is the first of four planned -class carriers,…

July 5, 2017
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This Canada Day, let’s celebrate Justin Trudeau, the guy who distracts us from Trump

Image: Mashable composite: pool/getty images O Canada! it’s a big day, eh? To celebrate Canada Day 2017, which marks 150 years since the country’s founding on July 1, 1867, please allow us to reminisce fondly on Justin Trudeau‘s year in the spotlight. In the midst of America’s own political dumpster fire, Canada’s prime minister has captured hearts and inspired joy with his charming demeanor and undeniably adorable antics. We thank…

July 4, 2017
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Facebook is winning the social networking war, but here’s how Amazon almost did it first

Amazon CEO Jeff BezosImage: David Ryder/Getty Images It may seem like Amazon is suddenly hungry to take over the world, but the company has been focused on dominating the internet for a very long time, a fact we were recently reminded of via a profile on early social networking site PlanetAll. If you’ve never heard of PlanetAll, that’s because it’s one of the few social networks born in the ’90s…

July 4, 2017
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UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News

“Brexit poses very serious challenges to the seafood sector and this announcement will form part of the negotiations,” he said. The Scottish government backed the idea, saying it had been pressing for it “for some time”. The London Fisheries Convention sits alongside the EU Common Fisheries Policy, which allows all European countries access between 12 and 200 nautical miles of the UK and sets quotas for how much fish nations…

July 3, 2017
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The headstones with unusual stories to tell – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images In 1703, Hannah Twynnoy became Britain’s first recorded victim of a tiger. She was a barmaid at the White Lion in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, when a travelling menagerie set up in the pub’s large rear yard, ready to attract paying crowds. Hannah was warned against upsetting the tiger but she enjoyed bothering and poking at the big cat – until one day it discovered the cage door…

July 3, 2017
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Buzz Aldrin Looked As Baffled As We Felt During Trump’s Space Talk

The astronaut was at Trumps side as the president announced a new executive order reestablishing the National Space Council 24 years after it was last active to direct space policy in his administration. Trump also referred to space providing the security that we need to protect the American people. And he sent Aldrins eyebrows shooting up when he added, inexplicably, At some point in the future, were going to look…

July 2, 2017
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EPA Plans New Climate Science Critique, Swapping Peer Review For Red Vs. Blue Politics

The Environmental Protection Agency has already its website dedicated to climate change, of scientific advisory board members, and to alter her congressional testimony to include more political talking points. Now EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to launch a new initiative aimed at challenging the widely accepted conclusion that the climate is changing due to the influx of planet-warming gases caused by burning fossil fuels, industrial farming and large-scale deforestation. The…

July 1, 2017
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Oval Office Press Chaos: ‘You Guys Are Getting Worse,’ Says Trump

Video of the scene appears to show news photographers bumping a small table holding a lamp next to Trump, toppling it. Someone else can be heard in video saying, Stop. This is the Oval Office. Stop it. When things calmed down, Trump called South Korea a major trading partner with the United States. He said the very, very strong relationship is good for American workers, but his administration is renegotiating…

July 1, 2017
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Radio 1: Why is the station struggling to find new DJs? – BBC News

Image caption Jameela Jamil presented T4 before joining Radio 1 in 2012 In recent years, Radio 1’s line-up has sometimes resembled a Sunday morning TV schedule. Fearne Cotton, Nick Grimshaw, Jameela Jamil and many more were hired to present on the station after first cutting their teeth on TV. But Cooper says the issue now with hiring from TV is the fundamental change in the type of personalities which fill…

June 30, 2017
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Avebury neolithic ‘stone square circle’ discovered – BBC News

Dr Joshua Pollard, said its “scale and complexity” was “unheard of”. Image caption The survey took place within the bank and ditch and colossal outer stone circle of the Avebury henge “We have detected and mapped a series of prehistoric standing stones that were subsequently hidden and buried,” Dr Gillings said. “Together, these reveal a striking and apparently unique square megalithic monument within the Avebury circles that has the potential…

June 29, 2017
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle International Trailer #1 (2017) | Movieclips Trailers

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle International Trailer #1 (2017): Check out the new trailer starring Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, and Missi Pyle! Be the first to watch, comment, and share trailers and movie teasers/clips dropping soon @MovieclipsTrailers. ► Buy Tickets to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Watch more Trailers: ► HOT New Trailers Playlist: ► What to Watch Playlist: ► Animation & Family Trailers Playlist: In a brand new Jumanji…

June 29, 2017
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Trailer #1 (2017) | Movieclips Trailers

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Trailer #1 (2017): Check out the new trailer starring Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, and Missi Pyle! Be the first to watch, comment, and share trailers and movie teasers/clips dropping soon @MovieclipsTrailers. ► Buy Tickets to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Watch more Trailers: ► HOT New Trailers Playlist: ► What to Watch Playlist: ► Animation & Family Trailers Playlist: In a brand new Jumanji adventure,…

June 29, 2017
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Stormont power-sharing talks going down to the wire – BBC News

Sticking points as Stormont deadline looms Tory-DUP deal: What you need to know How will the 1bn be spent? How will deal affect Stormont talks? On Tuesday, Secretary of State James Brokenshire said there had been “intensive engagement” but warned that time for a deal was running short, stressing that the deadline was set down in law. The parties have until 16:00 BST on Thursday to restore the executive or…

June 29, 2017
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Adam Driver Brings A Family To Tears With Life-Changing Surprise

Just a warning: Tears may start flowing when you see Star Wars actor Adam Driverdeliver a surprise, life-changing scholarship to the daughter of a disabled veteran. Driver teamed up with Budweiser and the Folds of Honor Foundation to make it happen. The actor, a former Marine, told HuffPost he jumped at the chance to get involved when he heard how the two organizations were helping military families. Over email, Driver…

June 28, 2017
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Theresa May’s DUP-Tory deal criticised as ‘shabby and reckless’ – BBC News

May’s deal with the DUP Where does this leave power-sharing talks? Where will the money go? Who are the DUP? Negotiations lasted 18 days after the general election on 8 June resulted in a hung parliament. The support of the DUP, added to the Tories’ 317 MPs, means Mrs May passes the 326 figure needed for an overall Commons majority under a “confidence and supply” arrangement planned to last until…

June 27, 2017
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United States’ Image Takes A Beating Under Trump, Survey Shows

Five months into Trumps presidency, the survey spanning 37 nations showed U.S. favorability ratings in the rest of the world slumping to 49 percent from 64 percent at the end of Barack Obamas eight years in the White House. Trump took office in January pledging to put America First. Since then he has pressed ahead with plans to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, announced he will…

June 27, 2017
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How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat JK Rowling said about first Harry Potter book in 1997 Can you believe it’s 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone? Joanne Rowling, as she was known then, dreamed up the story of the bespectacled boy wizard on a train trip between London and Manchester. She finished the manuscript in 1995, writing much of it in…

June 26, 2017
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10 miscarriages in 10 years: One couple’s heartbreak – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“I want to look at a child and see my husband looking back up at me” Jen Bickel and her husband Andrew are no strangers to heartache, having suffered 10 miscarriages in as many years. The 39-year-old, from Cardiff, has endured several rounds of punishing IVF, two ectopic pregnancies resulting in surgery, and she is still no closer to finding out the…

June 25, 2017
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UK’s first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial – BBC News

“It is the first British pump to be built for this purpose: to treat blood which is flowing through the pump extremely gently and not to do any damage to the blood. “There are other pumps that have been built that do cause some damage to the blood and, as a result, patients have adverse events that diminish the impact of the implantation and the treatment. Media playback is unsupported…

June 25, 2017
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Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England’s skin – BBC News

Image copyright National Trust Image caption Is it a horse or a dragon? It is said that when King Arthur awakes the hill figure will rise up and dance The Uffington Horse, in the Berkshire Downs, is considered the oldest hill figure of them all. Carved in the Iron Age, there has been an unbroken chain of people caring for this prehistoric monument for the past 3,000 years. Image copyright…

June 24, 2017
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Analyst Warns GOP: House Majority Is In Danger In 2018

David Wasserman, who analyzes U.S. House races for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, wrote Wednesday that the Republican majority could be at risk in next years midterm election. That includes Tuesday nights special elections in Georgia, where Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoffby 4 percentage points, and South Carolina, where Republican Ralph Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnellby 3 percentage points. Over those five special elections, Democrats beat their districts…

June 22, 2017
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Saudi King Names Son As Crown Prince, Upending Royal Succession

Prince Mohammed bin Salman becomes deputy prime minister and retains his defense and other portfolios, the decree issued by the Saudi state news agency SPA said. Even as deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman has been responsible for running Saudi Arabias war in Yemen, dictating an energy policy with global implications and behind the plans for the kingdom to build a future after oil. The surprise announcement follows 2-1/2 years…

June 21, 2017
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6 Tactics For Dealing With Political Stress

Also, it reported the first significant increase in the overall average stress level among Americans since the survey began 10 years ago, based on responses from last August to January. This ranges from [Donald] Trump supporters concerned that the country is not united behind the presidency, to those who believe the president is taking the country down an ill-advised path, he said. Changes in how our government is run, changes…

June 21, 2017
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Annabelle: Creation Trailer #2 (2017) | Movieclips Trailers

Annabelle: Creation Trailer #2 (2017): Check out the new trailer starring Miranda Otto, Javier Botet, and Stephanie Sigmano! Be the first to check out trailers and movie teasers/clips dropping soon @MovieclipsTrailers.  ► Buy Tickets: Watch more Trailers: ► HOT New Trailers Playlist:  ► What to Watch Playlist:  ► Horror Trailer Spotlight Playlist:    Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a…

June 20, 2017
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