• Brexit uncorks fears for French wine industry
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    Brexit uncorks fears for French wine industry

    French wine makers may be "selling like crazy" to Britain as their clients stock up ahead of Brexit, but they say the country's looming departure from the European Union promises nothing but problems. "Transportation of wine, in the case there's no agreement after March 29, could

  • 'Apex Legends' expected to spread to China - report
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    'Apex Legends' expected to spread to China - report

    "Apex Legends" publisher Electronic Arts is now said to be in discussions with Chinese internet firm Tencent over a deal to bring the new game to China, per a report in the South China Morning Post. Hot new Battle Royale "Apex Legends" title both conforms to and innovates on standards

  • Cyprus legalises medical cannabis
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    Cyprus legalises medical cannabis

    Cypriot legislators on Friday voted to approve the cultivation and use of medical cannabis, joining a growing trend among other European Union nations. An amendment to the country's Drugs and Psychotropic Substances law introduces provisions allowing the import of cannabis seeds and plants for cultivation

  • Al Pacino signs up for Nazi hunter series
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    Al Pacino signs up for Nazi hunter series

    Actor Al Pacino is to star in a new series called "The Hunt" about Nazi hunters in the 1970s, Amazon Prime said Friday.

  • Unified Korean teams at 2020 Games in four sports
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    Unified Korean teams at 2020 Games in four sports

    The two Koreas are preparing to field unified teams for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in basketball, judo, field hockey and rowing, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The IOC are insisting the joint teams take part in Olympic qualifying stages, with the participation of the various international

  • Diet drinks could increase the risk of stroke for post-menopausal women
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    Diet drinks could increase the risk of stroke for post-menopausal women

    New US research has found that postmenopausal women who drink more than two diet drinks each day may have a higher risk of stroke. During an evaluation three years into the study, the women were asked to report on how often they had consumed diet drinks such as low-calorie, artificially-sweetened colas

  • Who needs paper to play Pictionary when you have air?
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    Who needs paper to play Pictionary when you have air?

    Friday at the New York Toy Fair, Mattel announced Pictionary Air, an AR-powered version of the classic board game where players draw in the air while their smartphone, tablet, ot TV tracks their pen. As reported by CNET, Mattel announced that it is doing just that with Pictionary, dubbing its new, AR-powered

  • Turkey was the fastest-growing destination in Europe in 2018
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    Turkey was the fastest-growing destination in Europe in 2018

    Thanks in part to strong visitor numbers from the US and China, Europe maintained its position as the most visited region in the world in 2018, recording a six percent uptick in international tourist arrivals compared to the previous year. 

  • Frankincense: The surprising skincare benefits and the mission to save it from dying out
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    Frankincense: The surprising skincare benefits and the mission to save it from dying out

    Frankincense isn’t particularly known as a skincare ingredient, but it boasts a wealth of benefits. One or more of the naturally-derived oils are found in countless skincare products. Often touted as the king of essential oils, frankincense is something of a secret skincare hero in the beauty world

  • 'Small Island' novelist Andrea Levy dies aged 62
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    'Small Island' novelist Andrea Levy dies aged 62

    British author Andrea Levy, who drew on her Jamaican heritage for novels such as "Small Island", has died at the age of 62, her publishers said Friday. Levy had been suffering from cancer, Headline Publishing Group added. The daughter of Jamaican immigrants to Britain, she started writing

  • Polestar teases next-gen electric car again ahead of Geneva launch
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    Polestar teases next-gen electric car again ahead of Geneva launch

    Just two weeks before the official online reveal on February 27, Volvo's Polestar gave us another glimpse of the Polestar 2 just a couple of weeks after the first announcement. While the latest official teaser of the Polestar 2 isn't nearly as informational as the first announcement made a few

  • Annual subscription service and price match guarantee among new Ryanair policies
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    Annual subscription service and price match guarantee among new Ryanair policies

    Ryanair has launched an £199 subscription program that offers frequent flyer travel perks and a new airfare price match guarantee as part of a 2019 customer care improvements scheme. For an annual subscription of £199, Ryanair Choice members will have access to the lowest airfares, the fast-track lane

  • Samsung accidentally but officially reveals upcoming Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active
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    Samsung accidentally but officially reveals upcoming Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active

    As if we needed more confirmation, Samsung reveiled that the Galaxy Buds and sports-oriented smartwatch are on the way thanks to the 'accidental' addition of both to the Galaxy Wearable app. Samsung rolled out an update for the Galaxy Wearable app and users spotted a couple new device options

  • A short, one-off exposure to general anesthesia in infancy is unlikely impact a child's development says study
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    A short, one-off exposure to general anesthesia in infancy is unlikely impact a child's development says study

    New international research has found evidence to suggest that despite concerns, a short period of general anesthesia in infants does not cause neurodevelopmental or behavioral problems. Led by researchers at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Australia, the new study is the first randomized

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    Robyn captures young friendship in 'Send to Robin Immediately' video

    Robyn has released a video for her "Honey" track "Send to Robin Immediately" that captures a group of stylish kids in intimate moments of friendship and love. It is no coincidence that the video arrives at the same time as Robyn's capsule collection with Swedish fashion sportswear

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    Bentley Bentayga Speed: an SUV as luxurious as it is powerful

    On Thursday Bentley unveiled the Bentayga Speed, an SUV with a top speed of 190 mph and 0- 62mph acceleration time of 3.9 seconds. Bentley celebrated its Valentine's Day by announcing what it calls the "world's fastest, most luxurious SUV:" the Bentayga Speed.

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    Neill Blomkamp's 'Conviction' heralds video game 'Anthem'

    "Conviction," a four-minute short film from Oscar-nominated writer and film director Neill Blomkamp lays out the scenario surrounding February sci-fi action game "Anthem."

  • The world's first range of specially designed luxury lingerie for transgender women has dropped
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    The world's first range of specially designed luxury lingerie for transgender women has dropped

    Because all women deserve to feel sexy and feminine in their lingerie.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch to play Satan in 'Good Omens'
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    Benedict Cumberbatch to play Satan in 'Good Omens'

    The British actor has joined the cast of "Good Omens," a fantasy series to be released on May 31 on Amazon Prime Video, as announced by the platform at its TCA press briefing. The star of "Sherlock" and "Doctor Strange" will be working with Michael Sheen, David Tennant,

  • 'If Camilla's won over William and Harry, we should cut her some slack'
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    'If Camilla's won over William and Harry, we should cut her some slack'

    The Duchess of Cornwall has often divided public opinion.

  • China bans non-climbers from Mount Everest base camp
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    China bans non-climbers from Mount Everest base camp

    China has banned tourists from accessing its Mount Everest base camp in Tibet amid an ongoing campaign to clean up trash in the mountainous region, said state media Friday. Access will be closed from areas above the Rongpo Monastery, which is about 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) above sea level, said the

  • 'Paddington' movies lead to TV series plans
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    'Paddington' movies lead to TV series plans

    Blue-coated, suitcase carrying Paddington Brown is still sending letters to his Aunt Lucy back in Peru, and we'll find out what stories those letters contain in a new series coming to Nickelodeon. The voice of Paddington in his two most recent film outings -- 2014's "Paddington" and

  • Watch: Juice WRLD drops video for 'Robbery'
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    Watch: Juice WRLD drops video for 'Robbery'

    Shortly after sharing the lead single from his upcoming sophomore album, rapper Juice WRLD is back with its video, directed by Cole Bennett. "Robbery" got its premiere on Beats 1 as Zane Lowe's World Record and features the rapper getting melancholy about a past love. "Robbery"

  • Why 'Night owls' struggle with working 9 to 5
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    Why 'Night owls' struggle with working 9 to 5

    "They are constantly having to fight against their preferences and their innate rhythms."