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Wigan hit-and-run crash: Woman dies and six hurt

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Two girls, aged 13 and four, were among the injured in the crash on Bickershaw Lane A woman has died and six people have been hurt in a hit-and-run crash.The 34-year-old mother died in hospital after the Polo she was driving collided with a Mercedes and a Volkswagen in Bickershaw Lane, Wigan.The Volkswagen Amarok failed to stop after the crash at 17:30 BST on
US & World

Sri Lanka explosions: 137 killed as churches and hotels targeted

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDeadly explosions strike across Sri LankaAt least 137 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police and hospital sources say.At least seven blasts were reported. Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo's Kochchikade district were targeted during Easter services.The Shangri-La, Kingsbury, Cinnamon Grand and a fourth hotel, all in Colombo, were
Politics

Brexit: Labour must back another referendum – Tom Watson

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Labour must promise another Brexit referendum to counter the electoral challenge posed by Nigel Farage, the party's deputy leader has said. Writing in the Observer, Tom Watson said his party could not "sit on the fence" about the biggest issue to face the UK for a generation. But ex-UKIP leader Mr Farage said a new referendum would be "a total insult" to five million Labour
Entertainment

Avengers Endgame: The Marvel Cinematic Universe explained

[ad_1] SPOILER ALERT! This article contains details of the plots of some Marvel films, including recent releases. Image copyright Disney Image caption Why so serious? Perhaps the Avengers: Endgame cast are getting theirs heads round the ins and outs of the MCU Marvel sequel Avengers: Endgame hits UK cinemas on 25 April and is widely expected to be the biggest release of 2019.The film will be the 22nd entry in
Technology

Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Liverpool FC topped the list of Premier League club names used as passwords Millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts, suggests a study.The analysis by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) found 123456 was the most widely-used password on breached accounts.The study helped to uncover the gaps in cyber-knowledge that could leave people in danger of being exploited.The NCSC said
Education

ENA: The elite French school that trains presidents

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ENA in Strasbourg is an incubator for France's top talent For France's intellectual crème de la crème a place at the elite Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) is coveted above all others.The school has long selected and trained leaders, including former presidents François Hollande and Jacques Chirac, Orange CEO Stéphane Richard and foreign presidents.Many try repeatedly to pass ENA's notoriously tough entrance exams, so
US & World

Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe toxic legacy of the Vietnam WarThe US has launched a multi-million dollar clean-up operation at an air base in Vietnam it used to store the notorious chemical Agent Orange.The ten-year programme, unveiled more than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War, will cost $183m (£141m).The site at Bien Hoa airport, outside Ho Chi Minh City, is considered the
UK News

Stretford pub attack: Murder probe launched as man dies

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Gavin Brown was assaulted at the Melville Hotel A man has died more than a week after he was attacked in a pub.Gavin Brown, 29, was taken to hospital with serious injuries after police were called to reports of a disturbance at the Melville Hotel in Stretford, Greater Manchester, on 12 April.Three men, aged 30, 39 and 52, were arrested on suspicion of assault