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North Korea anniversary drawing foreign visitors, state media says

North Korea anniversary drawing foreign visitors, state media says

World
Sept. 7 (UPI) -- North Korea is making connections between an upcoming national anniversary and foreign visitors who have been invited to the celebrations in Pyongyang. Pyongyang's Workers' Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun published photographs of foreign groups and civic organizations visiting the regime on Friday, ahead of a planned military parade on Sunday. The photographs did not include members of foreign governments who could potentially attend the anniversary parade that will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean government, according to South Korean news service News 1. North Korea may be seeking maximum media exposure ahead of the anniversary. CNN reporter Will Ripley and others recently uploaded photos of foreign journalists in Beijing, waiting to b...
Man Utd: Why is Jose Mourinho so angry with the media?

Man Utd: Why is Jose Mourinho so angry with the media?

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho betrayed the pressure and irritation eating away at him in the final seconds of a passionate news conference at Old Trafford following the 3-0 home defeat by Tottenham.Mourinho had gone on the front foot to defend his side's performance, telling the assembled media they had to decide what was most important, brilliant football, or results.He had accurately pointed out that last season in particular, he had been castigated for supposed negative football, even when United had won. Mour...
Ant McPartlin breaks social media silence with touching Twitter post

Ant McPartlin breaks social media silence with touching Twitter post

Entertainment
The Saturday Night Takeaway presenter has been absent from our TV screens and social media since his drink-driving bust earlier this year.His best pal and co-host Declan Donnelly has been running their joint Twitter account on his own for months, signing off on all of his posts with a "D".But Ant McPartlin has now made his return to social media on the Geordie duo’s account, sending a touching message to a terminally ill fan.The tweet, sent to 10-year-old Jess Shepherd's Twitter account, read: “Hey @RoarForJess, just a little tweet to send you huge love and a big ROAR!!!“Big hugs and lots of love from us both. A&D xxx.” Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images COMEBACK: Ant returned to social media to...
Patients criticised for rating GPs' looks on social media

Patients criticised for rating GPs' looks on social media

Health
Patients have been criticised for taking photos and videos of doctors and then asking people online to rate how attractive they find them.Social media posts of doctors are being shared without their consent, the British Medical Association's annual meeting heard.Such posts "violate" their privacy, the meeting in Brighton was told. Delegates voted in favour of a motion condemning patients for sharing private appointment recordings online. 'Insidious'Dr Zoe Greaves, a trainee GP who proposed the motion, said in most cases patients who posted photos and videos of their doctors without consent were doing so for baby scans or a child's first GP appointment.But some posts were "far more insidious", she said, like those rating doctors on their attractiveness, a...
Political ads on social media must be transparent – Electoral Commission

Political ads on social media must be transparent – Electoral Commission

Technology
"Urgent" action is needed to make online political advertising more honest and transparent, the UK's election watchdog has said.The head of the Electoral Commission, Sir John Holmes, said voters "need to know who is targeting them and how".He wants digital ads to carry the name of the party or campaign behind them so voters know the source of any claims.The government said it would launch a consultation on making the proposals law "in due course".Election leaflets have to carry the name and address of the candidate's agent and who is paying for it - and the Electoral Commission wants online ads and messages on social media to be the same.Sir John told BBC News voters "can have faith in the democratic process as it stands" but, he added, "what we are seein...