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Woman breaks pi world record

Image copyright Google Image caption Emma Haruka Iwao The value of the number pi has been calculated to a new world record length of 31 trillion digits, far past the previous record of 22 trillion. Emma Haruka Iwao, a Google employee, found the new digits with the help of the Google’s cloud computing service. Pi is the number you get …

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Joss Stone performs in North Korea on world tour

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Joss Stone is trying to perform in every country in the world, and was pictured here seeing in Havana in January British singer Joss Stone has performed at a bar in North Korea, as part of her effort to play in every country in the world. The artist from Devon was pictured singing in …

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Mercedes will be pushed to limits in F1 world title fight, says Toto Wolff

Mercedes drivers have won the past five drivers’ championships, with Lewis Hamilton winning four and Nico Rosberg one Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says he expects his team to be “pushed to our limits” by this year’s World Championship fight. The season starts with the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday and Mercedes go to Melbourne with evidence that Ferrari were …

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Nations Championship: World Rugby ‘flexible’ on plans after opposition

Danny Care needs some help with the proposed World League. Chris and Ugo oblige. World Rugby are prepared to be flexible on the format of the proposed Nations Championship after opposition from players, unions and clubs. Plans for the new tournament include end-of-year semi-finals and a final. This means the finalists would play five weekends in a row, which has …

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We are Bradford: Things the city gave the world

Image copyright Phil Champion Image caption The BBC is running a week of news stories about Bradford on TV, radio and online on national and regional outlets Bradford is a global city. Home to a wider population of more than 500,000 people and some 150 different languages, the BBC’s We Are Bradford project is telling some of its stories. Bradford …

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Kelly Catlin: Three-time world track champion dies aged 23

Kelly Catlin (left) won three straight world titles as part of the USA women’s team pursuit squad Three-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist Kelly Catlin has died aged 23, USA Cycling has confirmed. Catlin won three straight team pursuit world titles on the track from 2016 to 2018, claiming silver in the same event at the Rio 2016 Games. …

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Wildlife World Zoo: Jaguar attacks selfie-taker

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The zoo confirmed that the animal would not be punished (file photo) A woman who stepped over a barrier to take a selfie at a zoo in Arizona, US, has been attacked by a jaguar. It happened on Saturday and the woman’s injuries were not life-threatening. When she crossed the barrier and approached the …

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World Triathlon Series: Alex Yee second on debut in Abu Dhabi

Alex Yee got the better of a host of more experienced rivals in the United Arab Emirates race Britain’s Alex Yee finished second in his first World Triathlon Series event, behind world champion Mario Mola. Yee, 21, earned his first ITU Triathlon World Cup win in Cape Town in February, and is the British 10,000m champion. He and Mola pulled …

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World Cup whisky and the Cold War: When East & West Germany met

East Germany’s Jurgen Sparwasser scored the wining goal against West Germany A historic goal, a risky bet, whisky smuggled beyond the Iron Curtain and a star striker banished by secret police from his national team just before its greatest moment. A remarkable series of events was set in motion after East Germany’s 1-0 victory over West Germany in the 1974 …

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