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News Daily: Russian fury and baby box concerns

DJ Evans loses listeners

Analysis: What is India's president actually for?

By Soutik Biswas, India correspondent

The Indian presidency differs from most presidencies across the world. The president does not exercise executive powers - he is the head of the state, and is required by the constitution to act on the advice of ministers.

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What the papers say

Tributes are paid across the press to the Duke of Edinburgh, who retired from public duty on Wednesday at the age of 96. "Thank you, Sir" is the Daily Express's headline, while the Daily Mail says: "Farewell, Sir. They don't make 'em like you these days." Meanwhile, the Guardian and the Sun lead with the breakthrough which has seen scientists modify human embryos to remove mutations that cause heart failure. And the Times reports that Highways England is considering covering motorways with "tents made from pollution-absorbing materials" to protect people living nearby.

Daily digest

Bosses' pay FTSE 100 chief executives see income fall 17% in a year

Mental health 91 patients wait more than a year for discharge from acute units

Mocha milkshake Ohio diner makes dying woman's last wish come true

Sharenting Should you post photos of your children on social media?

If you watch one thing today

Why doesn't everybody know about sickle cell?

If you listen to one thing today

Vic Reeves interviews Bob Mortimer

If you read one thing today

Making a film about the young Morrissey

Today's lookahead

12:00 The Bank of England announces its latest interest rates decision - and publishes its quarterly inflation report.

19:45 The England women's football team take on hosts the Netherlands in the semi-final of the Euro 2017 championship.

On this day

1990 A weather station in Nailstone, Leicestershire, recorded a temperature of 37.1C, or 99F, the then highest yet known in Britain.

From elsewhere

Lessons from a survivalist summit (Guardian)

The civil war to end Harvard's fraternities (Vanity Fair)

Why didn't ancient Greeks think the sea was blue? (Aeon)

Fancy a night in a Danish crane? (Daily Telegraph)


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