France wine auction: 1774 Vin Jaune fetches record price

Image copyright AFP Image caption The wine was made using grapes harvested during the reign of King Louis XVI A bottle of wine dating back to 1774 has sold at auction in eastern France for a record €103,700 ($120,800). The bottle of Vin Jaune (yellow wine) comes from the eastern Jura region and was made using grapes harvested during the …

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Tesla Autopilot: Name deceptive, claim groups

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tesla cars come with assisted driving technology Two US consumer rights groups have urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Tesla over its marketing of “Autopilot” assisted-driving software. In a letter sent on Wednesday, the groups called the Autopilot name “deceptive and misleading”. A small number of drivers using the software have been involved …

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Joshua Holt case: Venezuela confirms release of US prisoner

Image copyright Laurie Moon Holt Facebook account Image caption Joshua Holt travelled to Caracas to marry his Venezuelan girlfriend Thamy Candelo A US citizen imprisoned in Venezuela has been released after spending two years in jail on charges of concealing weapons, Venezuelan authorities say. Joshua Holt and his Venezuelan partner Thamy are returning to the US on the orders of …

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The Boxer Rebellion | Ghost Alive Album Review

It is hard to believe that The Boxer Rebellion have been around for seventeen years, yet album number six is set to drop in the shape of ‘Ghost Alive’, released on the band’s own label. This is said to be their most personal album to date; an album that you could say came off the back of a difficult time …

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Trump barred from blocking Twitter users by judge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump – seen through a phone – speaks from the Oval Office at the White House US President Donald Trump may not “block” Twitter users from viewing his online profile due to their political beliefs, a judge in New York has ruled. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan said that blocking access …

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Aston Villa 0-1 Fulham – BBC Sport

Fulham lift the Championship play-off final trophy after beating Aston Villa 1-0 at Wembley Fulham have been promoted to the Premier League after beating Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final at Wembley. Captain Tom Cairney was their goalscorer, finishing neatly underneath Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after latching onto Ryan Sessegnon’s pass midway through the first half. A fractious game …

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Timeline: Ireland and abortion – BBC News

Ireland has voted decisively in a referendum to reform the country’s strict abortion laws, which had effectively banned all terminations. It was Ireland’s sixth referendum on the issue, and the country’s younger voters led it in a two-thirds landslide in favour of ending the ban. Here we look back at how one of the most controversial legal issues in Irish …

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Gwenno | Ramsgate Music Hall 17.03.2018 Live Review

Kent took quite a big hit from the first bout of snow, courtesy of The Beast From The East, so when its mini mate hit this weekend many plans were cancelled or at least disrupted. Making your way to a gig in the biting cold as the snow continued to fall could have been a questionable decision. When your destination …

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Uber ends Arizona driverless car programme

Image copyright Reuters Image caption National Transportation Safety Board investigators have examined the vehicle involved in the crash Uber has pulled the plug on its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a pedestrian was killed in an accident involving one of its cars. However, the ride-hailing company said it hopes to resume self-driving tests in Pennsylvania this summer. …

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Ireland abortion referendum: UK minister hopes for NI law change

Image copyright AFP A landslide vote in favour of overturning Ireland’s abortion ban gives “hope” to Northern Ireland, UK minister Penny Mordaunt has said. The referendum result has sparked calls for the issue to be reassessed in Northern Ireland, where laws are much stricter than the rest of the UK. But Democratic Unionist MP Ian Paisley said it “should not …

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Include whole grains in your diet if you want to lose weight

Including whole grains in your diet is a healthy food option to lose weight. The whole grain food options are nutritious, helps in weight loss and are better for the heart. Made from the entire grain seed, these may or may not contain grain kernel parts such as the bran and the germ. Whole grains are often confused with refined grain …

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Irish abortion referendum: Ireland overturns abortion ban

Image caption Crowds celebrate outside Dublin Castle after the result was announced The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%. A referendum held on Friday resulted in a landslide win for the repeal side. Currently, abortion is only allowed when a woman’s life is at risk, but not in cases of rape, …

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Try these free teen weight loss programs

In today’s times, the number of teens suffering from obesity is startling. In such a scenario the emergence of free teen weight loss programs has come up as a much needed relief. Here is a look at two such programs:     Slim Kids Slim Kids is a weight loss program that first educates teenagers about the things that have …

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Feeder – Rock City, Nottingham 16.03.2018 Live Review

Twenty-five years and still going strong, Feeder prove their lasting relevance by showcasing their distinctive back catalogue at Rock City, Nottingham. Following their stellar latest album ‘All Big Electric’, maybe it is just the right time for a “Best Of” tour, giving them a chance to play a few numbers that you wouldn’t normally hear live.  Feeder take to the …

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