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Trump says North Korea released three US detainees

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The top US diplomat met with the North Korean leader during his visit North Korea has freed three US citizens from prison, according to a tweet from US President Donald Trump.The move is viewed as goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Mr Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un.Mr Trump said he would greet the men when they return with Secretary of State

Tourism’s carbon impact three times larger than estimated

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Travellers from affluent countries are a key part of emissions growth in tourism A new study says global tourism accounts for 8% of carbon emissions, around three times greater than previous estimates. The new assessment is bigger because it includes emissions from travel, plus the full life-cycle of carbon in tourists' food, hotels and shopping.Driving the increase are visitors from affluent countries who

Dame Vera Lynn up for three Classic Brits

[ad_1] Image caption Dame Vera Lynn is the first and only centenarian to earn a Top 10 on the Official Albums Chart Dame Vera Lynn has been nominated for three Classic Brits, as the ceremony returns from a five-year hiatus.The 101-year-old is up for best female and best album, and will also receive a lifetime achievement prize at the show.Organisers hope the legendary wartime singer will attend the event in