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The former President's Air Force One leather bomber jacket fetched more than $500,000 USD (£370,000) (PA)

The former President's Air Force One leather bomber jacket fetched more than $500,000 USD (£370,000). The jacket went o an anonymous bidder and was only expected to collect from £13,000 to £26,000 (PA)

John F. Kennedy auction: Collection of memorabilia sells for £1.3 million

Photographs, a pen and a leather bomber jacket belonging to John F. Kennedy has fetched £1.3 million. The items were auctioned by John McInnis Auctioneers in Amesbury, Massachusetts. The collection belonged to David Powers, the former President's assistant and close friend who died in 1998. A leather bomber jacket was sold to an anonymous bidder for £370,000, far more than its estimated value. John F. Kennedy was assassinated nearly 50 years ago in Dallas, Texas.

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    "Dogs can't vote": Germany's SPD embarrassed by new canine member

    Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) were forced on Tuesday to declare that a three-year old dog called Lima would not be allowed to vote with party members on a coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives, despite joining the party. The top-selling Bild daily splashed a photo of a floppy eared, brown and white dog wearing a red scarf, the SPD's colour, on Tuesday under the headline: "This dog can vote on the grand coalition". Bild reported how Lima had received a party card after the newspaper made an application on the dog's behalf to become a party member on Feb. 6.

  • Global sea level to rise by up to 1.2 metres despite Paris agreement, say scientists
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    Global sea level to rise by up to 1.2 metres despite Paris agreement, say scientists

    Global sea levels are set to rise dramatically, threatening the homes of some 100 million people, even if the strictest greenhouse gas emissions targets are met, according to a new study. The research, compiled by climate scientists from a number of international institutions, analysed the long-term impacts of different emission levels and concluded oceans will rise by over one metre even if the world sticks to the Paris agreement. Overall, the researchers estimated a global rise of between 0.7 and 1.2 metres – adding that if emissions are not curbed as soon as possible it will be even greater.

  • Family of 'Swedish Schindler' can't see his files: Russian court
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    Family of 'Swedish Schindler' can't see his files: Russian court |

    A Moscow court on Tuesday upheld the Russian security service's refusal to open the files of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg -- who saved thousands of Jews during World War II -- to his family.

  • 3-D-Printed Smartphone Microscope Could Prevent Disease in Developing Countries
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    Newsweek

    3-D-Printed Smartphone Microscope Could Prevent Disease in Developing Countries

    A 3-D-printed device that transforms a smartphone into a fully operational microscope could help diagnose diseases in developing countries. Researchers from Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) developed the clip-on microscope for use in remote areas, where standard microscopes are impractical or unavailable. Unlike other smartphone microscopes developed in the past, the CNBP’s device requires no external power or light source to function.

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    Wigan and Manchester City charged with failing to control players as FA launches crowd trouble investigation

    Manchester City and Wigan have been charged with failing to control their players following Fabian Delph's dismissal in Monday's FA Cup match, and the clubs have been asked for their observations on crowd trouble at the end of the game, the Football Association said. A statement released by the FA on Twitter read: "Both Wigan Athletic and Manchester City have been charged for failing to control their players in relation to the dismissal of Fabian Delph during last night’s Emirates FA Cup fifth round tie.

  • KFC chicken shortage causes chaos as police tell customers to stop calling over branch closures 
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    KFC chicken shortage causes chaos as police tell customers to stop calling over branch closures 

    KFC chicken shortage causes chaos as police tell customers to stop calling over branch closures 

  • Petro: What is Venezuela's new bitcoin alternative and why is it so controversial?
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    Petro: What is Venezuela's new bitcoin alternative and why is it so controversial?

    Venezuela has developed a brand new cryptocurrency, called petro. The government of the crisis-hit country says it was created in order to help overcome financial sanctions imposed by the US and the EU. The Venezuelan government is officially launching the pre-sale of the cryptocurrency today.

  • Dead Sea Scrolls deciphered: esoteric code reveals ancient priestly calendar
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    The Conversation

    Dead Sea Scrolls deciphered: esoteric code reveals ancient priestly calendar

    Painstaking reconstruction of fragments of text has revealed the working draft of an ancient Jewish calendar and priestly duty schedule.

  • Shooting survivor questions Trump's NRA funding
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    Shooting survivor questions Trump's NRA funding

    Florida shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez calls out President Trump over the \$30m his election campaign received from the National Rifle Association.

  • Brexit Bulletin: Facing Fury Road
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    Brexit Bulletin: Facing Fury Road

    Brexit Bulletin: Facing Fury Road

  • 'I didn't give a damn if it didn't sell': how Isaac Hayes helped create psychedelic soul
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    The Guardian

    'I didn't give a damn if it didn't sell': how Isaac Hayes helped create psychedelic soul

    The genres’ first flirtation came courtesy of The Chambers Brothers, whose 1968 chart hit Time Has Come Today used a fuzz-toned guitar, ominous tick-tock effects and echoing reverb to create a portentous, 11-minute trip into the unknown. Sly and his Family Stone extended the link between the genres the next April with their 13-minute soul jam Sex Machine, but only Isaac Hayes had the vision and moxie to create the first album-length marriage of soul’s roots and psychedelia’s ambition. When Hayes released Hot Buttered Soul in September of 1969, it ripped apart the rules for what kinds of music black artists could market.

  • Florida school shooting survivors are demanding gun control from legislators at the state capital
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    Florida school shooting survivors are demanding gun control from legislators at the state capital

    The survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School want to be the last students to live through a school shooting – and they have a plan to make that happen. One hundred students from the Florida high school, where a lone gunman killed 17 students and staff members last week, have travelled to the state capital of Tallahassee to meet with legislators and hold a march for gun safety reform. “It really needs to be recognised that they need to stop fighting each other and starting working together,’’ Jaclyn Corin, the student and junior class president who conceived of the trip, told the Tampa Bay Times.

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    U.N. refugee agency says donors withhold funds until Uganda numbers checked

    The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday its donors would withhold funding for Ugandan operations until refugee numbers were verified, after accusations that officials inflated the figures to steal aid. Multiple investigations are under way by the Ugandan government, the United Nations and the European Union into accusations that aid has been stolen. Investigators are looking into whether food and other relief items intended for refugees were sold off, bribes paid and refugee girls trafficked.

  • 12-year-old girl assaulted for her iPhone as warning issued over children carrying expensive technology
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    12-year-old girl assaulted for her iPhone as warning issued over children carrying expensive technology

    12-year-old girl assaulted for her iPhone as warning issued over children carrying expensive technology

  • Gemma Atkinson 'didn't date Gorka until after Strictly'
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    Digital Spy

    Gemma Atkinson 'didn't date Gorka until after Strictly'

    "It was only when the tour started."

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    Kosovo to vote on revised demarcation deal with Montenegro

    Kosovo's government has asked parliament to vote later this week on a revised version of a border demarcation deal with Montenegro. Opposition parties have steadfastly rejected the 2015 agreement, saying that Kosovo would lose territory. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said Tuesday that he requested a parliamentary session Thursday to vote on a revised version of the deal after Montenegro's president agreed last week that his country would be willing to compromise.

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    Democrats on House panel urge Equifax to extend protections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers on a House investigative panel are asking Equifax Inc. to provide its free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years.

  • HSBC takes $500m hit on Carillion and Steinhoff
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    HSBC takes $500m hit on Carillion and Steinhoff

    HSBC has revealed a $500m hit as loans turned sour after the collapse of Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) and an accounting scandal at South African retail giant Steinhoff. HSBC did not disclose which companies it was referring to but Sky News understands they are Carillion and Steinhoff. Investors are scrutinising results from British banks this week to assess whether Carillion's demise last month with debts of £1.3bn had a significant impact.

  • Ohio 7th Grader Shoots Himself Inside Middle School Bathroom
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    Newsweek

    Ohio 7th Grader Shoots Himself Inside Middle School Bathroom

    All schools in Jackson Township, Ohio remain under lockdown on Tuesday after a seventh grader shot himself inside of Jackson Memorial Middle School, according to Jackson Local Schools. The student is being treated at a hospital for an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, which occurred after a student brought a weapon to the school. The student's condition is unknown.

  • Oregon Children Missing Vaccines Will Be Sent Home From School Tomorrow
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    Newsweek

    Oregon Children Missing Vaccines Will Be Sent Home From School Tomorrow

    Updated | Oregon children who aren’t up-to-date on their vaccines will be sent home from school starting tomorrow. Required vaccinations include those for whooping cough, polio, chicken pox and measles, according to the Oregon Health Authority’s website. Local health authorities sent letters to parents two weeks ago notifying them if their child was behind on their shots.

  • Loose Women’s Angela McLean forced to apologise after guest swears live on air
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    Evening Standard

    Loose Women’s Angela McLean forced to apologise after guest swears live on air

    Loose Women host Angela McLean was forced to apologise after guest swore live on air. During Tuesday’s episode of the panel show, model Rain Dove was discussing his gender-fluid identity, when he used the word 's***'. McLean asked: "When you first became aware of being gender-fluid, what were people's initial reactions?

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    PPF demands Toys R Us chiefs line up 'independent' administrator

    The pensions lifeboat is demanding that directors of Toys R Us UK line up an 'independent' administrator if talks about a rescue of the chain break down in the coming days. Sky News has learnt that the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has written to the directors of Britain's biggest toy retailer to urge them not to appoint their existing adviser on its restructuring to oversee any insolvency proceedings. The pressure from the PPF comes just two months after Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) secured approval for a deal that was supposed to safeguard Toys R Us UK's future - and which only secured the PPF's support at the eleventh hour.

  • I want to drink your blood - Vampire bat's genetic secrets revealed
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    Reuters

    I want to drink your blood - Vampire bat's genetic secrets revealed

    If you want to know how vampire bats can survive on a diet that -- as everyone knows -- consists exclusively of blood, the answer is simple. Scientists on Monday said they have mapped for the first time the complete genome of a vampire bat, finding that this flying mammal boasts numerous genetic traits that help it thrive on an exotic food source that offers nutritional disadvantages and exposes it to blood-borne pathogens. The researchers compared the genome of the common vampire bat, scientific name Desmodus rotundus, to genomes of bat species that eat nectar, fruit, insects and meat.

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    Stars, educators lead effort for kids to see 'Black Panther'

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Educators, philanthropists, celebrities, and business owners are pulling together their resources to bring children of color to see the film "Black Panther."

  • Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion concept: Geneva debut for all-electric, self-driving saloon
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    Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion concept: Geneva debut for all-electric, self-driving saloon

    Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion concept: Geneva debut for all-electric, self-driving saloon

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