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Travelling homes

“We’re in the business of making dreams come true.” Not the words of a Hollywood director or even a toy company boss, but what Bart Day was told during his interview for his role as head of marketing for Bailey of Bristol, which is one of Europe’s biggest caravan manufacturers. …

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Love in North Korea

Every night before going to bed, US defector Charles Jenkins turned to Hitomi Soga, the woman North Korea had forced him to marry, and kissed her three times. “Oyasumi” he said, using her native Japanese. “Goodnight”, she replied in English, the language of his North Carolina childhood. “We did this …

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Republicans forge tax deal, final votes seen next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that would slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent and cut taxes for wealthy Americans. Under an agreement between the House of Representatives …

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Debate over property tax 'welcome'

The abolition of stamp duty for many first-time buyers should spark a wider debate over the taxation of property, surveyors say. New buyers purchasing a home of up to £300,000 no longer have to pay stamp duty owing to changes made in last month’s Budget. The Royal Institution of Chartered …

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'The blood is speaking'

The BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasai region, a land littered with tears and mass graves. Day by day the truth recedes from view. It is concealed by thick grasses. Only a few fragments of bone and shreds of cloth reach from …

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Republicans craft tax deal, final votes seen next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation on Wednesday, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that would slash the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent and cut taxes for wealthy Americans. Under an agreement between the House of Representatives …

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The Papers: Rebels' revenge and an Ashes 'plot'

[unable to retrieve full-text content]A Tory mutiny in Westminster and alleged cricket test-fixing plot feature on Thursday’s front pages.

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Toronto airport requires extra security checks after 'customs breach'

TORONTO (Reuters) – Some U.S.-bound flights from Toronto’s main international airport were delayed on Wednesday afternoon due to an incident that prompted authorities to require some passengers to go through customs a second time, a spokeswoman said. “A customs breach” occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. (2030 GMT) in Terminal 3, …

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Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion: source

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said. A screen shows the trading info for The Walt …

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Swansea City 0-4 Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the competitive nature of “animal” David Silva after his goals helped the Premier League leaders thrash Swansea and extend their record run of consecutive top-flight wins to 15. Silva scored twice and further goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero ensured City maintained …