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White House adviser: U.S.-China trade talks, Huawei arrest are separate

White House trade advisor Peter Navarro looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion about trade in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S. June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Friday said that the U.S. -China trade truce and the recent arrest of a top Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive “are two separate events,” calling the timing of events a coincidence. Navarro, in an interview on CNN, also said if the United States and China could not come to an agreement…

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Why do homes in the UK have separate hot and cold taps?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Traditionally the hot tap is on the left and the cold on the right in the UK British homes have certain quirks which can puzzle people from overseas. Why are there separate taps for hot and cold water? Why are there pull cords instead of light switches in bathrooms? And why are there wheelie bins outside front doors? We asked the experts to answer these questions from curious visitors. Why are there separate taps for hot and cold water? “I’ve always wondered why you…

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Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton and husband Scott Gardner separate

Image copyright John Stillwell/PA Wire Image caption The couple had been together for 10 years and married for five Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton has announced she and her husband are separating. Ms Pendleton, 37, who has also competed on Strictly Come Dancing, said she was “very sad” that she and Scott Gardner “have grown apart”. The couple married in September 2013, five years after they got together during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The announcement comes days after Ms Pendleton revealed she felt “damaged” pulling out of a Mount…

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Twins in school: To separate or not to separate?

Image caption Twins: Is separation in school a good idea? Should twins be taught separately or kept together? Recent research says the decision on whether to separate twins should not be dictated by school policy but should be left to the families themselves. Here are the views of three mothers. Melissa, mum to seven-year-old twins, wanted her children to be kept together “I went for our school because it was one-form entry and the twins could be kept together and there wouldn’t be an issue,” says Melissa. “I just thought…

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