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  • FRANCE - Mythical Louboutins’ new exhibition is pulls many to Paris. “I had a great childhood but liked escaping routine. I was often absent from school, and expelled,” says Christian Louboutin whose high-end stiletto footwear incorporate shiny, red-lacquered soles that have ...

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  • BEIJING               -              Satellite images have shown a dramatic decline in pollution levels over China, which is “at least partly” due to an ...

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  • LONDON              -            The discovery of microplastic pollution near the top of the highest mountain in Wales is a “scary wake-up call”, environmentalists ...

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  • SOUEL             -           The leader of a religious sect in South Korea could face a homicide investigation over some of the country’s coronavirus deaths. The city government of ...

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  • Kuala Lumpur             -         Malaysia has a new prime minister, less than a week after the unexpected resignation of Mahathir Mohamad plunged its politics into turmoil. MuhyiddinYassin, backed ...

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  • PARIS          -                The Louvre museum in Paris has remained shut amid concerns over France’s coronavirus outbreak. Staff at the Louvre - the most visited museum in world - voted “almost unanimously” not ...

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  • US               -                Amazon has banned more than one million products which claim to protect against the coronavirus - or even cure it. The online retailer told Reuters it had also removed “tens of ...

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  • PARIS                 -             One show at Paris Fashion Week proved to be unintentionally timely as models wore a range of outfits complete with matching ...

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  • LONDON                  -              Plans for a £28.8bn roads programme could be challenged in the courts for breaching the UK’s laws ...

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  • LONDON           -         The UK will endeavour to continue within a €100bn (£85bn) EU science programme after Brexit.Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the green light for the UK to negotiate its ...

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  • LONDON            -          Heathrow Airport’s controversial plans to build a third runway have been thrown into doubt after a court ruling.The government’s Heathrow’sexpansion ...

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  • WASHINGTON          -       Virgin Galactic has said it will release more tickets for flights into space amid surging demand. Sir Richard Branson’s firm, which completed its first sub-orbital test flight in 2018, said ...

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  • ITALY       -      Several European countries have announced their first coronavirus cases, all apparently linked to the growing outbreak in Italy Austria, Croatia, Greece and Switzerland said the cases involved people who had been to Italy, as did Algeria in Africa. ...

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  • LONDON       -       Building new homes on flood plains in England should be resisted if at all possible, the head of the Environment Agency Sir James Bevan has said. He said where there was no alternative, homes should be made more ...

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  • LONDON        -       The race is on to find out how the deadly coronavirus jumped from animals to humans. Helen Briggs looks at how scientists are trying to trace the source of the outbreak. Somewhere in China, a bat flits across the ...

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  • LONDON                   -             Fears are growing that the coronavirus outbreak could reach pandemic scale as more cases emerge around the ...

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  • LONDON-“It’s educated people who are causing the most damage to the planet,” says sixth-former Joe Brindle. Joe, 17, says schools need to put the environment at the heart of education.Ministers agree “it is vital that pupils are taught about climate change” but Joe ...

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  • ROME-A sarcophagus discovered in the remains of an ancient temple in Rome is causing a stir among historians who cannot agree if it belongs to the Italian city’s legendary founder, Romulus. The stone tomb, along with circular altar, dates from the 6th Century BC.According to legend, Romulus ...

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  • US-A US daredevil pilot has been killed during an attempted launch of a homemade rocket in the Californian desert. “Mad” Mike Hughes, 64, crash-landed his steam-powered rocket shortly after take-off near Barstow on Saturday. A video on social media shows a rocket being fired into the ...

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  • INDIA      -       New measures to protect the jaguar have been agreed at a wildlife summit held in India. Six countries put forward plans to strengthen protection for the spotted big cat as it roams across the borders of different countries. ...

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  • LONDON        -        A cyber-attack has hit the major facilities company ISS World, which has half a million employees worldwide. ISS provides cleaning, catering, security and other services to companies in the UK and ...

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  • TOKYO-Hundreds of passengers who tested negative for the new coronavirus have begun leaving a quarantined cruise ship in Japan amid heavy criticism over the country’s handling of the outbreak. One Japanese health expert who visited the Diamond Princess at the port in Yokohama said the ...

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  • LONDON-Researchers have described the first “articulated” remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade. An articulated skeleton is one where the bones are still arranged in their original positions.The new specimen was uncovered at Shanidar Cave in Iraq and consists of the ...

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  • LONDON-Low-skilled workers would not get visas under post-Brexit immigration plans unveiled by the government.It is urging employers to “move away” from relying on “cheap labour” from Europe and invest in retaining staff and developing automation technology.The Home Office ...

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  • US-Facebook has expressed concern after it was ordered by Singapore to block access to a news site’s page.Singapore said the fringe site States Times Review had broken a newly introduced “fake news” law and repeatedly conveyed “falsehoods”. Facebook said it was ...

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  • LONDON-The UK’s first industrial contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) was delivered on Tuesday. The communications antenna is part of a consignment of supplies that arrived on a Cygnus freighter.Made by MDA UK, the Columbus Ka-band (COLKa) Terminal will enable astronauts to ...

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  • LONDON-Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn (£7.7bn) to help fight climate change.The world’s richest man said the money would finance work by scientists, activists and other groups. He said: “I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways ...

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  • US-A judge has hit pause on a major US government contract in a win for Amazon, which had challenged the award.The tech giant, which had been favoured to win the cloud computing deal, sued last year after the US Defense Department gave the opportunity to arch-rival Microsoft instead. Amazon has ...

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  • BEIJING                  -                 The founder of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has urged the country’s smartphone industry ...

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  • BEIJING                -               The world’s largest mobile phone showcase, Mobile World Congress (MWC), has been cancelled over coronavirus ...

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