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British and Canadian backpackers die in Cambodian hostel

A British tourist and her Canadian friend have been found dead at a backpackers’ hostel in Cambodia.

Map of South East Asia pinpointing the city of Kampot in Cambodia

Natalie Seymour, 22, from Bedfordshire, and 27-year-old Canadian Abbey Gail Amisola are understood to have been feeling unwell in the city of Kampot.

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The special skills power couples cultivate

There’s no question that George Clooney is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. But it wasn’t until he teamed up with Amal Alamuddin, a barrister specialising in public international law and human rights who has represented high-profile clients like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that he suddenly made up one half of another status all together – that of the power couple.

Power couples – those in a relationship who strive for success in their field while supporting each other’s ambitions – come in many different forms. It’s obviously not necessary that both have careers, but research shows that if you are coupled up these days, there’s a good chance both you and your partner are in paid work.

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Banksy Brexit mural of man chipping away at EU flag appears in Dover

A Brexit-inspired mural by Banksy showing a metalworker chipping away at a star on the EU flag has appeared in Dover.

The artwork emerged overnight on the Castle Amusements building near the ferry terminal, which connects the UK with mainland Europe.

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Interview: Richard Dearlove—I spy nationalism

A former head of MI6 says that, though the White House commands our attention, Europe is the greater worry.

Richard Dearlove frowned at the coffee pot on the table before him, as he pondered the phenomenon of Donald Trump. “I think he’s very strongly nationalist,” he said, pouring himself a small cup. The room, at a discreet location in central London, was large and empty of other people, its walls lined with 19th-century portraits. Is Trump the start of something worrying, I asked. “I think it depends on how fundamental this shift in politics in the US and other countries is,” he replied, speaking slowly. “I think the jury’s out on how far it is going to go.”

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Kate Middleton Joins Prince William for St. Patrick’s Day Event, Despite Being “Disappointed” in His Recent Behavior

Kate Middleton is standing by her man—literally and figuratively.

Though a source told E! News Thursday that the Duchess of Cambridge is “disappointed” in Prince William‘s behavior during his recent boys-only ski trip in Verbier, the royal couple made a public appearance in London Friday to honor soldiers from the Irish Guards on St. Patrick’s Day. Middleton, dressed in emerald green, was handed a shamrock, Ireland’s national emblem.

 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton

Kate was dressed in a custom double-breasted Catherine Walker coat, which featured a black velvet trim on the collar, cuffs and pocket flaps. She accessorized her look with a shamrock pin.

William, meanwhile, wore an Irish Guards frock coat to mark his rank as colonel.

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EU threatens UK with astronomical £500BILLION Brexit DIVORCE BILL

THE EUROPEAN Parliament’s top Brexit negotiator has said Britain could face a £500billion (€600bn) Brexit divorce bill – ten times the figure initially expected.

Late last year it was widely reported Eurocrats were planning on slapping the UK with a £50billion (€60billion) exit bill as punishment for voting to abandon Brussels in the June referendum.

The EU defended the demand as it argued Britain had unpaid budget commitments, pension liabilities and loan guarantees to honour.

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Pet dogs could live 15 months longer by taking a simple pill

Pet dogs could live 15 months longer by taking a simple pill which delays the onset of fatal heart disease, a new study suggests.

Around 250,000 dogs suffer from mitral valve disease which can lead to heart failure and eventually early death for around one in 12 dogs in Britain.

Smaller dogs like Kings Charles Spaniels, daschunds, miniature poodles and terriers are most at risk with almost all dying from the condition.

But a trial led by the Royal Veterinary College  (RVC) has found that the drug pimobendan delays the onset of heart failure for an average of 15 months – the equivalent of eight or nine dog years.

Smaller dogs could benefit more than larger drugs from the drug 

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