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  • Brexit news latest: EU chief negotiator warns on 'risks of failure' in Brexit deadlock
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    Brexit news latest: EU chief negotiator warns on 'risks of failure' in Brexit deadlock

    EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier today warned of “risks of a failure” amid deadlock over talks on Britain’s divorce from the union. Mr Barnier said that about a quarter of the divorce settlement still needed to be thrashed out, with the border row top of the list. A No 10 source played down the significance of Mr Barnier’s warning.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding: date, details and latest news
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    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding: date, details and latest news

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding: date, details and latest news

  • Britain confident in Brexit talks, sees no return to hard Irish border
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    Britain confident in Brexit talks, sees no return to hard Irish border

    LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain expressed confidence on Friday that no hard border with Ireland would return following Brexit, but European Union negotiators have dismissed a proposal by Britain on how to ensure goods would flow freely after it quits the EU. At a negotiating session on Wednesday, Brussels officials and diplomats said the EU rejected proposals London first made last summer and introduced into the talks last month. A British suggestion that it could form a "customs partnership" with the EU, collecting duties on behalf of the EU while pursuing its own tariff policy and refusing to be bound by EU courts and regulations, was dismissed last year in Brussels as impractical and a threat to the EU market.

  • Insurgents south of Syrian capital surrender, says state TV
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    Insurgents south of Syrian capital surrender, says state TV

    Insurgents in the last area outside Syrian government control near Damascus agreed on Friday to withdraw, but the army's bombardment continued pending a full surrender deal, state media and a war monitor reported. The development heralds another advance for President Bashar al-Assad's push to retake remaining enclaves and strengthen his position around the capital after retaking eastern Ghouta this month. Large puffs of smoke could be seen on state television rising from a row of buildings as an artillery salvo struck home before one collapsed in a cloud of dust, accompanied by the rattle of automatic fire and the sound of distant blasts.

  • Your FridayFeelGood videos of the week
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    Your FridayFeelGood videos of the week

    From the birth of a western lowland gorilla at a US zoo, to the April heatwave sweeping Britain, here are the most uplifting video clips of the week.

  • English cricketers baffled by ECB plans for new 100-ball format
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    English cricketers baffled by ECB plans for new 100-ball format

    English cricketers have been left shocked and confused by the ECB’s radical proposal to shelve T20 cricket for their new competition from 2020. As few as three current players were aware of the plans for “The Hundred”, which is the working title for the ECB’s new 100-ball format. Eoin Morgan and Heather Knight, England’s white-ball captains, were consulted on the plans for “The Hundred”, while Daryl Mitchell, the chairman of the Professional Cricketers’ Association, was presented with the idea three weeks ago.

  • Oxford University tips off police in attempt to end the 'inconsiderate and entitled' tradition of 'trashing'
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    Oxford University tips off police in attempt to end the 'inconsiderate and entitled' tradition of 'trashing'

    Oxford University tips off police in attempt to end the 'inconsiderate and entitled' tradition of 'trashing'

  • Why people perform better when they are being watched 
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    Why people perform better when they are being watched 

    Why people perform better when they are being watched 

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    Warren to black voters: 'All our fights are interconnected'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the racism and bigotry that shaped housing policies for generations is still preventing African-Americans from owning homes.

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    Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

    NEW YORK (AP) — An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users.

  • KFC is making an unprecedented move to take on Chick-fil-A and McDonald's (YUM)
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    KFC is making an unprecedented move to take on Chick-fil-A and McDonald's (YUM)

    KFC is launching a new chicken sandwich called the Crispy Colonel. For the first time, the chicken chain is bringing back a retired Colonel Sanders to reprise his role — George Hamilton, playing the Extra Crispy Colonel. The Crispy Colonel, which comes in four variations, gives KFC the chance to compete with chicken sandwich king Chick-fil-A as well as traditional fast-food chains like McDonald's and Burger King. 

  • The Get Ahead Cook recipes: from spinach taleggio to Vietnamese prawn rolls
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    The Get Ahead Cook recipes: from spinach taleggio to Vietnamese prawn rolls

    Spinach, mushroom and taleggio galette

  • Corrie’s Shobna Gulati joins Everybody’s Talking About Jamie cast
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    Corrie’s Shobna Gulati joins Everybody’s Talking About Jamie cast

    The actress will play Ray in the West End musical.

  • Mary Berry was arrested at an airport with baggies of flour
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    Mary Berry was arrested at an airport with baggies of flour

    Celebrity baker Mary Berry was mistaken for a drug mule, she has revealed, detailing an unnerving detainment at an airport. "I was arrested 25 years ago," she admitted during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show. "I was going to the US to do some cookery demonstrations and was worried that there might be problems so I weighed out all the ingredients – flour, sugar – and put them all in little plastic bags.

  • Dog feared to have cancer had actually eaten four teddy bears
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    Dog feared to have cancer had actually eaten four teddy bears

    Dog feared to have cancer had actually eaten four teddy bears

  • Bitcoin price rises $500 in 24 hours, causing ethereum and other cryptocurrency markets to surge in value
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    Bitcoin price rises $500 in 24 hours, causing ethereum and other cryptocurrency markets to surge in value

    The price of bitcoin has shot up by almost $500 over the last 24 hours, causing a market-wide cryptocurrency resurgence that has seen ethereum, ripple and bitcoin cash surge in value by between 10 and 20 per cent. Bitcoin's latest gains come one week after bitcoin bucked months of steadily decreasing prices by rising more than $1,000 in the space of one hour. The world's most valuable cryptocurrency has since consolidated its gains and is now heading towards $9,000 for the first time since March.

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    Samsung Electronics to expand production in Vietnam

    Samsung Electronics Co. is determined to further expand production in Vietnam, co-CEO Koh Dong-jin told Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Friday. Samsung will recruit more Vietnamese employees and develop electronics in smart cities in Bac Ninh province and other places, according to a statement posted on the government's website. Samsung is the largest foreign investor in Vietnam and accounts for around a quarter of the country's total export revenue.

  • I’m an American who has spent the last four months living in London – and I’ve realised that our nations couldn’t be more different
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    I’m an American who has spent the last four months living in London – and I’ve realised that our nations couldn’t be more different

    As soon as I say one word in my unpolished American accent, I can feel strangers’ eyes turn to look at me. For example, during the 2018 Winter Olympics I was shocked to see the BBC give airtime to competitors from other countries.

  • Swedish Academy admits names of Nobel prizewinners were leaked
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    Swedish Academy admits names of Nobel prizewinners were leaked

    The Swedish Academy, which picks the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, acknowledged on Friday that names of some previous prize winners had been leaked in advance and it pledged to redraw the ancient rules governing how it functions. It also said that alleged sexual misconduct by a man married to one of its members, which has plunged the secretive Academy into controversy, had not been commonly known within the institution. In the ensuing investigation of the sexual misconduct case relating to Jean-Claude Arnault, a photographer and well-known cultural figure, allegations also emerged that the identities of previous winners of the prize had been divulged in advance.

  • Visions ep.1: Artificial Society
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    Visions ep.1: Artificial Society

    In this episode of the series Visions, we met at the Sonar Festival with the creators of the AI inspired art installation Das Fremde.

  • ‘PUBG’ Metal Rain Event Adds Special Vehicle - Dates, Flare Gun Spawns & More
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    ‘PUBG’ Metal Rain Event Adds Special Vehicle - Dates, Flare Gun Spawns & More

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a new Event Mode called Metal Rain. A new Steam Community post details how special vehicles and Flare Guns might change your matches over the weekend. Metal Rain went live April 19 at 10 p.m. EDT and continues through April 22 at 10 p.m. EDT.

  • Australian killed removing brown snake from his house
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    Australian killed removing brown snake from his house

    Australian killed removing brown snake from his house

  • ‘One girl is normally enough’: Scarlett Moffatt ‘confirms split’ from boyfriend Lee Wilkinson
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    ‘One girl is normally enough’: Scarlett Moffatt ‘confirms split’ from boyfriend Lee Wilkinson

    Scarlett Moffatt appears to have confirmed her split from boyfriend Lee Wilkinson. The Saturday Night Takeaway star sparked speculation that she had split from her boyfriend of five month, hinting that she had been cheated on. Moffatt told her followers that “one girl is normally enough” in the video rant posted online.

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    Losing a spouse late in life linked to cognitive decline

    In the study of nearly 7,000 middle aged and older men and women, cognitive functioning declined over time for everyone, but it degraded slightly more and slightly faster for those who had been widowed, regardless of whether they remarried. "We've all come to know the importance of cognitive functioning among older adults," said study co-author Giyeon Kim, a psychology researcher at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea. "While we expected to find the effect of widowhood status on cognitive decline, we were fascinated by our findings on the protective effects of having at least one living sibling and higher education," Kim told Reuters Health by email.

  • Nick Timothy, Ex-Theresa May Aide, Deletes Twitter Account After Defence Of PM Is Disputed
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    Nick Timothy, Ex-Theresa May Aide, Deletes Twitter Account After Defence Of PM Is Disputed

    A former top aide to Theresa May has apparently deleted his Twitter account

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