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NHS gets £20bn ‘birthday present’

The PM says it will be part-funded by a "Brexit dividend" that will arise once EU payments cease. Source: BBC

Cannabis oil row prompts legalisation call

The law is 'frankly absurd', says the MP who chairs the all-parliamentary group on drug policy reform. Source: BBC

Home Secretary Sajid Javid reveals moped mugging

Sajid Javid says moped thieves snatched his phone outside Euston station in north London. Source: BBC

Glasgow fire: Art school’s Mackintosh building extensively damaged

The building, being restored in a multi-million pound project, has been extensively damaged. Source: BBC

Upskirting law to be passed soon, says Theresa May

The PM says she is "disappointed" the law failed to progress after her own MP blocked it. Source: BBC

‘It’s devastating’: Glaswegians react to School of Art fire

The building was due to re-open next year following a multi-million pound restoration project. Source: BBC

Leslie Grantham: EastEnders’ Dirty Den dies aged 71

The actor, best known for playing the roguish "Dirty Den" Watts in the BBC One soap, dies aged 71. Source: BBC

Govia Thameslink chief executive Charles Horton resigns

Charles Horton is to step down following major disruption for rail passengers. Source: BBC

Parachute murder bid: Emile Cilliers jailed for life

"Callous" Emile Cilliers must serve at least 18 years in prison after twice trying to kill his wife. Source: BBC

World Cup 2018: Russia thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0 in tournament opener

Hosts Russia make a fine start to their World Cup campaign as they thrash Saudi Arabia in the tournament's opening game. Source: BBC

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N. Korean defectors “disappointed” but hopeful after Trump-Kim summit

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North Korean defector “disappointed” but hopeful after Singapore summit

Lee Ae-ran, founder of the Center for Liberty and Unification and Neungra Bapsang in South Korea, fled North Korea in 1997 with her 4-month-old son. She shares her reactions to President Trump's summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un last week.

Encrypted messages in biological processes

RNA modifications can encrypt the RNA code and are responsible for a very sophisticated control of RNA function. A research team has shown that modified RNA bases have a great impact on the dynamics of gene expression from DNA to functional RNA. The study yields important new insight into how the basis of RNA modifications can affect the function of mature RNA molecules.