Let's paws for some cub cuddles! Mother leopard looks contented as she gives her baby a hug

After her youngster woke her up from a nap, a mother leopard appeared to have a smile on her face as they snuggled together. The sweet moment was captured in Kenya by a wildlife photographer.
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Rathbones Folio prize paid £30,000 to scammers posing as the winner
‘Sophisticated cyber-criminals’ took Valeria Luiselli’s winnings, though a similar fraud attempt on the Baillie Gifford prize was foiledThe Rathbones Folio prize has revealed that it paid £30,000 prize money to scammers posing as the author Valeria Luiselli, who won the award in 2020.Publishing industry magazine the Bookseller revealed on Wednesday that the Folio, which is awarded to the year’s best work of literature regardless of form, was scammed by “sophisticated cyber-criminals”. The scammers posed as the Mexican author Luiselli, who had won with her novel Lost Children Archive, and requested that the £30,000 payment be made through PayPal. Continue reading...
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Texas pupils set prices for classmates in ‘Slave Trade’ chat
‘We want our students of colour to understand that they are loved and supported in Aledo ISD’
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Ivanka Trump causes MAGA meltdown after sharing photograph getting vaccine
Trump supporters called Ivanka a ‘disappointment’ for getting the jab
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Man charged with ‘carrying axe’ near Buckingham Palace
Vladyslav Dryhval, 46, was arrested on Tuesday after being seen by a member of the publicA man has been charged after allegedly wielding an axe near Buckingham Palace.Private security guards working on the Mall were alerted by a member of the public to a man apparently carrying an axe at about 6.30pm on Tuesday. They challenged and detained the man, who was then arrested by armed Metropolitan police officers on patrol nearby. Continue reading...
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The Duchess of Cornwall has launched season two of her book club: These are the titles to add to your list
Camilla is known for being a voracious reader, so you can trust her recommendations
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3 Guys Created A Pink Glove For Disposing Tampons. Give Us Strength
Disposing of tampons isn’t rocket science. You pull the string, wrap it in tissue and stick it in the bin. Job done. But a group of guys from Germany think we’re doing it all wrong.The three men created a product called Pinky – a bright pink glove you’re encouraged to wear while removing a tampon or pad, which then forms its own bag. Yep, it’s essentially a dog poo bag for people who have periods. The invention has gone down like a lead balloon with women on social media, who’ve accused the men of “mansplaining” periods, as well as contributing to the discourse that periods are dirty, shameful and must be hidden.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by Pinky Gloves® (@pinky_gloves)The Pinky glove gained global attention after it was shared by Dr Jen Gunter,  dubbed “Twitter’s resident gynaecologist”. “So these dudes designed pink gloves so tampons and pads can be disposed of properly and discretely. I shit you not,” she tweeted, alongside translated screenshots from the brand’s Instagram. In the screenshots, the men claim they created the product after speaking to female housemates about the challenges of disposing tampons – but people on Twitter are having none of it. You know what the world doesn't need? More men making a fuss about periods and earning a shitload of money by selling products no one really needs. #pinkygloves#HoehlederLoewenhttps://t.co/qbXwdtI8u7— Gabriela Madeleine Greilinger (@ggreilinger) April 14, 20211. Men use a hand urinating, and are constantly adjusting or otherwise handling their junk2. Studies show few men wash their hands after using public restroomsBut sure, men, make and shame women into using female genital gloves because our bodies freak you out. Grow TF up.— Lisa Senecal (@lcsenecal) April 14, 2021One of the absolute dumbest things I have ever come across. And to look so incredibly proud of inventing a "problem" to "solve".
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Too Close viewers furious as ITV freezes 'during the last ten minutes of the finale'
Taking to Twitter, British viewers complained that the psychological thriller stopped playing during an advertisement for home furnishings retailer ScS.
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SNP offers Scots up to £50,000 to move to the islands
Nicola Sturgeon’s party plans bond scheme to stop rural depopulation
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Casemiro's moment with Klopp and Real Madrid message after seeing off Liverpool
Real Madrid booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals at Liverpool's expense, with no-one personifying the pragmatic display from Zinedine Zidane's men quite as much as their Brazilian anchorman
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Anger and violence is the understandable reaction when racism rarely faces consequence
The ‘right kind’ of justice for racism is rarely forthcoming, writes Vithushan Ehantharajah, as Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara would have known only too well when he reacted to abuse in a Europa League game
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What got me through lockdown? Sharing pork belly with the next-door neighbours | Jay Rayner
Swapping missing ingredients and spare custard tarts over the garden wall made difficult times a little easier to live withTrue neighbourliness is a single onion sitting on a garden wall. It’s a nub end of ginger or a roll of greaseproof paper. Over the past year, all of these things and more besides have loitered on the old brick wall that separates our garden from that of our lovely neighbours, Marc and Elvira. The pandemic has written many narratives around food: there have been community projects to make meals for those in need, and schemes to keep frontline healthcare workers fed during long shifts. But alongside the big arching themes are the more intimate stories of people simply finding ways to bring moments of joy into the flatline of lockdown. When I eventually look back at it all I know it will be the story of our garden wall, and the part it played in how we ate, that will make me smile the most.Before Covid-19 we would, of course, knock occasionally on each other’s doors and ask to borrow a missing ingredient. We discovered shortly after they moved in a few years ago that our new neighbours were as up for a cooking project as we were. Marc once showed me a picture of a suckling pig on his phone, like he’d been offered a hot motor, and asked me if I fancied going halves. He’s that sort of man. (His name suggests he might be French, doesn’t it? He isn’t. He’s from Torquay.) Marc and Elvira could always be relied upon to have what we did not and vice vera. Plus, we were all impeccable neighbours. We replaced whatever we had borrowed. Have a couple of onions back. Here’s your lemon. Continue reading...
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While She Sleeps: Sleeps Society review | Ben Beaumont-Thomas's album of the week
(Search & Destroy/Spinefarm Records)The noisy Sheffield band fully realise their pop potential on their fifth album, as they vent thrillingly about society’s manifold illsThe UK album chart is weighted heavily in favour of musicians whose fans actually buy their albums – rightly so, you could argue, given how hard it is for artists to make money these days. One sale of an LP, CD or download is equivalent to 1,000 streams, meaning that if an artist gets their ducks in a row – pre-order campaign, enticing vinyl editions, merchandise bundles – they can gatecrash the Top 5 off the back of fan purchases, as the cult likes of Dry Cleaning, Thunder and RJ Thompson have found in recent weeks. Continue reading...
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In the Thick of It by Alan Duncan review – Johnson is a ‘buffoon’, Gove a ‘freak’
The diaries of the former Tory minister dismiss the PM’s Brexit arguments as ‘puerile junk’, but Britain’s stagnant politics is the real targetSerious times call for serious people. If living through a global pandemic had somehow failed to underline that, then the sight of violence returning to the streets of Northern Ireland in recent weeks should. The argument for grownups in the room could hardy seem clearer. But until recently you might have got good odds against Alan Duncan emerging at its standard bearer.Still, cometh the hour, cometh the diarist. In the Thick of It, this former Tory minister’s account of the four years running up to Boris Johnson’s landslide election victory in 2019, initially grabbed the headlines thanks to the sheer gleeful bitchiness of the insults littered throughout. But there’s a more serious message at the heart of this book, reeking as it does of decline and despair. Continue reading...
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Note helped rescuers find two missing campers in Death Valley
The note read: ‘Two flat tires, headed to Mormon Point, have three days’ worth of water’
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From kangaroo salad to garlic ‘bugs’: Exploring Australia’s 50,000-year-old culinary history
As an island with both Indigenous people and a global array of immigrants, Australia’s food culture is ripe for exploration. A new book does just that, writes Hannah Twiggs
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Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me by John Sutherland review
She was a vile racist, a depressed companion to a constitutionally unfaithful man, but Monica Jones was also the woman who cultivated the aesthetic sensibility of one of the greatest poets of the last century, says Tomiwa Owolade
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Mohamed Salah's Real Madrid transfer audition - and what it means for his agent
Liverpool's leading goalscorer is eyeing up a new contract at Anfield as he looks to secure his future, but the club are in no rush to make a decision with the ball very much in their court
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Rio Ferdinand sends classy message to Liverpool fans on 32nd anniversary of Hillsborough disaster
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Climate crisis pushing polar bears to mate with grizzlies, producing hybrid ‘pizzly’ bears
Scientists say warming Arctic is expanding range of grizzlies, bringing species into greater contact
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8 best tie dye kits to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe
Go bold or go home with the grooviest DIY sets for all the family
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M&S sues Aldi ‘because Cuthbert the Caterpillar is too similar to Colin’
Marks & Spencer wants its rival to remove the cake from its shelves.
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How to watch Prince Philip’s funeral on TV: What time does it start?
Members of public have been advised not to travel to Windsor to pay their respects
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Manchester United know how to save millions on Declan Rice transfer
Declan Rice has been linked with a move to Old Trafford but Man United have another option.
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WHO: Europe has surpassed 1 million COVID-19 deaths
A top official from the World Health Organization says Europe has surpassed 1 million deaths from COVID-19
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Frank explanation needed over top civil servant’s Greensill link – Lord Pickles
The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba) chairman said the public was ‘entitled’ to know about such appointments.
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Harry to go home to Meghan ‘as soon as Prince Philip’s funeral is over’
The Duchess of Sussex is around six months pregnant with their daughter and has been advised not to travel.
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Census 2021 worker says 'system fault' has seen them repeatedly visit houses by mistake
The Office for National Statistics has insisted that it has suffered no IT issues, despite scores of complaints from Britons who were wrongly threatened with £1,000 fines.
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Humans only started assigning men and women different jobs with advent of farming, study suggests
The gendered roles, far from being a sign of early gender inequalities, reveal how dynamic farming societies were
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Biden will kick ten Russian officials out impose sanctions in retaliation for SolarWinds hack
The sanctions, foreshadowed for weeks by the administration, would represent the first retaliatory action announced against the Kremlin for last year's hack.
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Covid eight times more likely to cause rare brain clot than AstraZeneca vaccine, study finds
The risk of developing a rare brain clot from Covid-19 is about eight times greater than vaccination with the AstraZeneca-Oxford jab, according to a new study.
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Idris Elba posts cryptic message amid 'authenticity' debate about BBC's Luther
The BBC crime drama Luther has come under examination for the "authenticity" of its lead character John Luther, played by Idris Elba
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Canada faces third wave as Covid variants leaving young people in intensive care
Canada is facing a devastating third wave of Covid-19 driven by new variants, it has been reported.
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Clare Balding reveals Prince Philip was 'absolutely charming' when she interviewed him in 2010
The veteran broadcaster, 50, spoke to The Duke of Edinburgh in 2010 as part of the Queen's birthday celebrations for the BBC's broadcast of Trooping the Colour.
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Server thought she ruined wedding after spilling gravy - but bride was thrilled
A woman has gone viral on TikTok after sharing a tale from a wedding she once worked at, where she accidentally spilt gravy all over the mother of the groom's dress
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BBC weather presenter leaves job after attending anti-vaxxer march and drink-driving conviction
BBC presenter Jemma Cooper has left the corporation after controversy surrounding her attendance at anti-lockdown marches last year and a recent drink driving conviction in Bristol
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Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to sell Afghan leaders and a wary public on President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all American troops from the country
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Woman ‘raped by 23 soldiers who forced nails and rocks into her vagina’
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Nicola Sturgeon vows income tax freeze in SNP manifesto
The First Minister has set out her party’s plans ahead of the Holyrood election on May 6.
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Tried & tested: where to get eyelash extensions in London
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Coronavirus: Study finds CVST blood clot risk is 10 times higher after Covid than after vaccination
An Oxford University study estimated 39 people out of a million develop cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) after having Covid-19, compared to four to five per million after a vaccine.
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Beer giant Heineken sets goal of being carbon neutral in production by 2030
Beer giant Heineken has said it is aiming to be carbon neutral at its production sites by 2030, as firms and investors increasingly focus on environmental, social and governance credentials.
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Line Of Duty series 6 flooded with hundreds of complaints after character with Down’s Syndrome described as ‘oddball
Terry Boyle was described as the 'local oddball' by Ted Hastings.
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Man charged after ‘carrying axe’ near Buckingham Palace
Vladyslav Dryhval, 46, of Leyton, east London, was charged in the early hours of this morning with two counts of possession of an offensive weapon and a further count of possession of a bladed article.
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Census staff forced to take unpaid leave after death of Prince Philip
Office for National Statistics tells temporary workers in England and Wales to ‘make up their hours’Census staff in England and Wales were forced to take unpaid leave when Prince Philip died, after being told their work would halt out of respect for the Duke of Edinburgh but they would have to “make up their hours”.Thousands of temporary workers at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), many earning just over £10 an hour, were told in an email they should stop working immediately and go home. Continue reading...
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This Morning's Alison Hammond panics over 'awkward' Prince Andrew 'FBI' quip
This Morning's Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary looked mortified as a guest on the show made a cheeky remark about Prince Andrew speaking to the FBI
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'It's a sign': Buddhist temple clock that stopped during Fukushima earthquake restarts after a decade
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Biden's ambassador to the UN says white supremacy is 'weaved' into America's 'founding documents'
United States ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said for the US to play an effective role in the UN's Human Rights Council, it must first acknowledge its own challenges with racism.
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