Wine fetches record auction price

Wine fetches record auction price

Image copyright AFP Image caption The wine was made using grapes harvested during the reign of King Louis XVI A bottle of wine dating back to 1774 has sold at auction in eastern France for a record €103,700 ($120,800).The bottle of Vin Jaune (yellow wine) comes from the eastern Jura region and was made using…

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Landslide vote overturns Irish abortion ban

Landslide vote overturns Irish abortion ban

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionReturning Officer Barry Ryan delivered the results in Irish and English The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%.A referendum held on Friday resulted in a landslide win for the repeal side. Currently, abortion is only allowed when a…

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Smugglers ‘shot escaping Libya migrants’

Smugglers ‘shot escaping Libya migrants’

Image copyright MSF Image caption MSF says the survivors receiving treatment are mostly teenagers People smugglers opened fire on a group of 100 migrants attempting to flee their clutches in northern Libya, aid agency MSF reports.Twenty-five injured survivors received hospital treatment in the town of Bani Walid.MSF says they reported at least 15 people were…

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French teens charged over Despacito hack

French teens charged over Despacito hack

Image copyright youtube Image caption The music video’s cover image was replaced with a photo from the Spanish TV series Money Heist Two 18-year-old French citizens have been charged in Paris following a hack of popular music videos on YouTube.The hackers targeted a string of videos last year, including the hit song Despacito – the…

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Venezuela freed US ‘hostage’, says Trump

Venezuela freed US ‘hostage’, says Trump

Image copyright Laurie Moon Holt Facebook account Image caption Joshua Holt travelled to Caracas to marry his Venezuelan girlfriend Thamy Candelo A US citizen imprisoned in Venezuela has been released after spending two years in jail on charges of concealing weapons, Venezuelan authorities say.Joshua Holt and his Venezuelan partner Thamy are returning to the US…

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Sesame Street sues over ‘tarnished’ name

Sesame Street sues over ‘tarnished’ name

Image copyright STX Image caption Melissa McCarthy has a puppet partner in the cop-buddy film The creators of the famous children’s TV show Sesame Street have launched a lawsuit against an upcoming sex, drugs and violence-laden puppet-based movie called the Happytime Murders.The movie uses the tagline “No Sesame. All Street” on promotional material.The lawsuit says…

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Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKorean leaders surprise “Hollywood” meeting The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries.The meeting is only the second between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un.It comes as the two sides continue efforts to put…

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How to survive a parachute failure

How to survive a parachute failure

Image copyright Getty Images Former army fitness instructor Emile Cilliers has been convicted of trying to murder his wife, Victoria, by tampering with her parachute. She survived a 4,000ft fall. But how can a human being do this?The ground’s getting nearer fast. You pull the cord to open your parachute. Except, nothing happens. Your body’s…

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