• Koh Samui Travel Guide
  • Santiago: Insider Travel Guide
  • So Paulo: Insider Travel Guide
  • Schiff: New evidence shows possible Trump-Russia collusion
  • Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

Koh Samui Travel Guide

(CNN)Gazing on the developing island of today: Five-star hotels. Upmarket dining scene. Plentiful shopping. While the isle’s built-up northern and eastern coasts increasingly cater to the tourists, in the south and west locals still stick to the simple life, and traditions that brought backpackers on rickety fishing boats from the mainland to this island paradise in the first place. Sheraton Samui Resort

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Santiago: Insider Travel Guide

(CNN)Head east and in no time you’ll reach the Andes; west and you hit the beaches and coastline of the Pacific Ocean. It’s worth putting off Chile’s other attractions a few days to get to know the best of Santiago’s culture, food and pulsing nightlife. There’s a boomtown feel around Santiago these days. The national economy is buoyant, corruption is low and the city’s infrastructure is solid.

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Schiff: New evidence shows possible Trump-Russia collusion

Washington (CNN)The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that he has been presented with new information on collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russia, suggesting “it’s the kind of evidence” that a grand jury investigation would want to consider. Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN Thursday that he had seen additional evidence, but would not specify what it was. “We continue to get new information that,…

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‘Oldest photo studio’ shows rediscovered images – BBC News

A Heritage Lottery Fund-backed project has restored hundreds of glass plate negatives found in the basement of WW Winter’s Midland Road building. Image copyright WW Winter Image caption Sporting portraits from about 1900 include this Derby rowing club member Image copyright WW Winter Image caption Industry is prominent, here American Pullman cars are assembled in 1874 for use on the Midland Railway Image copyright WW Winter Image caption Party like…

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Morse’s Oxford: The city that inspired Colin Dexter – BBC News

Image copyright Randolph Hotel Image caption Colin Dexter poses with some of the staff at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford, where a bar is named after Inspector Morse Famous haunts from the books and television series, such as the Ashmolean museum and the Bodleian library, have expressed sorrow at his death. But, perhaps more significantly, so have lesser-known Oxford institutions, demonstrating Dexter was very much a man of the people…

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Tokyo: Insider Travel Guide

(CNN)Tokyo is a city that can roar one moment and whisper at the next, a place where almost anything seems possible. After all, 13 million people share this 2,188-square-kilometer piece of the planet, which is home to some of the world’s top restaurants, stores and cafs. It’s also a one-stop center for the best of Japan — culture, quality products and impeccable service.

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A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

London (CNN)The big red buses sit abandoned on the bridge, six of them. Nearby are two black taxicabs, also empty. No passengers, no drivers, no pedestrians. This area is rarely still, and never on a spring Wednesday afternoon. It should be packed with visitors, locals and the occasional parliamentarian. Of course, it’s not still even now. Slowly, then overwhelmingly, the noise takes over the senses — a cacophony of sirens…

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$27,000 melons? Unwrapping the high price of Japan’s luxury fruit habit

(CNN)It looks like a jewelry shop with its high-end exterior. But a peek inside the sparkling glass display cases at any of Sembikiya‘s Tokyo outlets reveals expensive treasures of a surprising kind. From heart-shaped watermelons to “Ruby Roman” grapes, which are the size of a ping pong ball, this retailer specializes in selling mouth-watering produce at eye-watering prices. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.”…

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‘Stay brave’ on school funding, ministers urged – BBC News

Is school funding the next crisis? Big city schools hit in funding crisis But, she said lack of money in the education system overall meant some schools that had expected to gain under the new funding formula would in fact lose. “People do understand that the current system can’t be defended and we do need a way of making sure we are distributing money across the country fairly.” But underlying…

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Fathers ‘afraid to ask for flexible working’ – BBC News

How working dads juggle their roles MPs will look at how well fathers feel their current working arrangements help them to fulfil caring responsibilities for children of all ages – and if they have the financial support to carry these out. The inquiry comes in the wake of the 2017 Modern Families Index, which found that while family was the highest priority for fathers, half of those interviewed felt their…

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The women still working into their 70s – BBC News

The proportion of women working into their 70s in the UK has doubled in the last four years and is starting to catch up with men. Analysis of official data reveals that 5.6% of women only stopped working after the age of 70 in 2012. This had risen to 11.3% in 2016. Worries over pension income and a motivation to stay active have pushed up working ages. An estimated 15.5%…

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Uber Board Stands By Embattled CEO

Controversies be damned. Ubers board still has complete confidence in CEO Travis Kalanick. The fact is that the board has confidence in Travis and we are proceeding ahead with the search for the COO, Huffington said, responding to a reporters question about whether Kalanick would step down if he were asked. This is a completely hypothetical question. It has not taken place. On Sunday, Uber president (and second in command)…

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Zurich layover guide: Make the most of your Swiss stopover

(CNN)Facing a layover of a few hours in Zurich? Don’t waste it in the airport lounge. Check in your suitcase and zip into the city for a brief encounter with a European cultural capital that’s set amidst idyllic natural surroundings. Getting around Zurich airport, voted the world’s seventh best in the recent World Airport Awards, is a mere 10-minute train ride from the city center, with trains leaving about every…

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Grieving father: ‘I don’t play Trump songs anymore’

(CNN)Last year, Kraig Moss sold the equipment for his construction business in upstate New York and stopped making mortgage payments so he could follow Donald Trump on the campaign trail. The amateur country crooner sang pro-Trump ditties while strumming a guitar emblazoned with Trump campaign stickers, earning him the moniker “Trump Troubadour.” International media dubbed him “the voice of unheard America.” See the latest news and share your comments with…

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Airplane seat patents that will make you gulp

(CNN)You know that blissful feeling when you finally sit back in your airplane seat, giddy with the anticipation of being served delectable dishes on your way to an exotic destination? And with airlines under pressure to slash fares and cram in ever more people without extending cabin space, passengers might soon be stacked on top of each other — literally. Airbus has offered a chilling glimpse into what the future…

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Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords – BBC News

“Children inhabit a world in which every aspect of their lives is mediated through technology: from health to education, from socialising to entertainment. “Yet the recognition that children have different needs to those of adults has not yet been fully accepted in the online world,” say the Lords. Fake news Lord Best added: “There is a lot of material which makes the internet harmful but it can also be hugely…

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Baby teeth removals ‘up 24% in a decade’ – BBC News

However, the total number of extractions for children aged nine or under fell slightly last year, from 34,788 extractions in 2014/15 to 34,003 in 2015/16. Lead researcher Prof Nigel Hunt said: “When you see the numbers tallied up like this, it becomes abundantly clear that the sweet habits of our children are having a devastating effect on the state of their teeth. “That children as young as one or two…

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Funds crisis pushes more children into care – report – BBC News

“Local authorities are too often failing to reach children and families who need help whether through early intervention services, statutory support for ‘children in need’ or statutory support for children care,” it said. The inquiry repeatedly heard more resources were being directed towards children who had already suffered abuse or neglect or those at a high risk of harm. Meanwhile, fewer resources were being allocated for early intervention and prevention,…

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‘Making sure your ad doesn’t end up by an Isis video’ – BBC News

Image copyright AWE 2017 Image caption Advertising Week Europe 2017 now attracts up to 40,000 visitors In a world that is going through a surge in smartphone ownership (there are now 2.7 billion smartphone users and there will be five billion by 2020) coupled with an explosive growth in digital video advertising, automation does make sense. Done well it can allow brands to target specific consumers, but it can also…

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Fox News Benches Andrew Napolitano Over Trump Wiretap Claims

Fox News has reportedly suspended judicial commentator Andrew Napolitano over his unverified claims that British intelligence wiretapped Trump Tower last year for President Barack Obama. Napolitanos report was cited last week by President Donald Trumpas evidence to back his repeated claims that he was wiretapped by Obama. Fox News distanced itself from Napolitanos claims. Bret Baier, the networks chief political anchor, issued a similar statement. Baier also sent out a…

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Trump credits his Twitter wrath for Kaepernick’s unemployment

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump veered off message Monday night at a campaign-style rally aimed largely at pushing for the Republican health care overhaul to take credit for a completely different issue: keeping former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick out of a job. While talking to the crowd in Louisville, Kentucky, about the nation’s urban communities, Trump swerved in midstream and cited a report that NFL owners were avoiding hiring…

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9 things we learned from the Comey hearing

Washington (CNN)The FBI is investigating any possible coordination between members of the Trump presidential campaign and Russia, and there is no evidence of wiretaps on Trump Tower. Those were some of the takeaways from a lengthy hearing Monday where the directors of the FBI and National Security Agency testified before the House Intelligence Committee covering Russian interference in the 2016 election. FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director…

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