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French billionaires lead fundraising for Notre Dame

World - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:08
The billionaires behind many of France's top luxury brands have pledged €300 million ($339 million) to help reconstruct Paris' Notre Dame cathedral following a devastating fire.

The teenager helping Ajax slay Europe's giants

World - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:59
There are few football clubs like Ajax. There are even fewer, perhaps, with as clear a pathway between academy and greatness.

Spikes on trees in Oxford to 'stop bird poo'

Science & Nature - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:28
A wildlife campaigner says he believes the spikes are to stop birds from messing on cars.

BTS' new music video breaks YouTube record

World - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:09
K-pop group BTS can now add two new titles to their long list of accolades: YouTube's most-streamed video in the first 24 hours of its release, and the fastest video to hit 100 million views.

BTS' new music video breaks YouTube record for most views in 24 hours

Entertainment - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:09
K-pop group BTS can now add two new titles to their long list of accolades: YouTube's most-streamed video in the first 24 hours of its release, and the fastest video to hit 100 million views.

What you need to know about France 2019

World - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 09:09
Twenty-four teams will compete at next year's tournament in France, which will be held from 7 June to 7 July. Across nine host cities, 52 matches will be played to determine the winner.

Can you be gay online in China? Social media companies aren't sure

World - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 08:48
Weibo can't seem to get it right.

China's economy surprises in Q1

World - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 05:34
China's ginormous economy could be showing renewed signs of life in 2019.

Ancient Egypt's spellbinding mummy portraits

World - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 04:06
While ancient Egyptian mummy portraits have long been objects of curiosity, only a minimal amount of scholarship exists about them. Many questions have lingered since they were uncovered by archeologists around the Egyptian city of Fayum in the late 1800s.

Hyundai's Genesis has a new teeny luxury car

World - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 01:07
You may be used to thinking of luxury cars as big and ultra-roomy, but Genesis, the luxury automaker spun off from South Korea's Hyundai a few years ago, unveiled something Tuesday night on a much smaller scale.

Worries about agrochemicals led to a new farming movement

Science & Nature - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:57
Worries about soil quality led to the creation of a new farming movement in the UK in the 1940s

Light pollution not improving, says CPRE

Science & Nature - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:32
Just one in 50 people in England experiences nights that are free from light pollution.

Extinction Rebellion London protest: 290 arrested

Science & Nature - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 00:04
Extinction Rebellion campaigners enter their third day of blocking traffic in central London.

The 'Avengers: Endgame' directors kindly ask fans not to ruin the movie's ending

Entertainment - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:48
"Avengers: Endgame" fans have their own mission to complete: Don't spoil the movie's ending.

Ronaldo, Juventus dumped from Champions League by Dutch underdogs

World - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:15
'Walking to Glory' read a banner held aloft by Barcelona fans prior to kick off and, thanks to two costly Manchester United errors, the host barely had to break out of a stroll to secure a place in the Champions League semifinals.

TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food

Science & Nature - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:07
TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food.

Martha Stewart's brands have a new owner

World - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 22:40
Martha Stewart's brands are changing hands.

Erdogan's party calls for new elections in Istanbul

World - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 22:01
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, known as AKP, is asking the country's election council for a redo of the mayoral election in Istanbul, the country's financial capital and its largest city.
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