• Ed Sheeran announces engagement
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    Ed Sheeran announces engagement

    Ed Sheeran has become engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the British singer-songwriter announced Saturday.

  • 'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91
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    'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

    Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, has died aged 91, the country's interior minister said on Saturday. Dubbed the "pope" of French cuisine, Bocuse helped shake up the food world in the 1970s with the Nouvelle Cuisine revolution and created the idea of the celebrity

  • Thonet presents new 118 chair
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    Thonet presents new 118 chair

    The venerable German furniture maker, known for its pioneering work with curved wood and its numbered chair models, unveiled the 118 chair -- designed in partnership with Sebastian Herkner -- at the latest edition of the IMM Cologne furniture trade show. For this collaboration with Thonet, designer

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    Average British dinner lasts 21 minutes: survey

    The average British dinner lasts just 21 minutes, according to a survey published Saturday which found increasingly busy schedules a barrier to eating together. A total of 55 percent of families have a smartphone, computer or television present when eating together, according to the survey for supermarket

  • Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth
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    Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

    If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real. The amazing saga began in 1980 when Shafran enrolled at Sullivan County Community College, a two-hour drive north

  • 27-year-old woman dies from flu complications
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    27-year-old woman dies from flu complications

    Katharine Gallagher died just days after first experiencing symptoms.

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    Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

    More than 30 years after Mick "Crocodile" Dundee delighted audiences by wrestling wild animals and facing down New York muggers with his massive knife, a reboot is in the works. "Dundee: The Son of A Legend Returns Home," the fourth film in the $600 million "Crocodile Dundee

  • Twitter says Russia-linked accounts more widespread
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    Twitter says Russia-linked accounts more widespread

    Twitter on Friday said the number of Russia-linked accounts firing off tweets evidently aimed at the US election in 2016 was more widespread than initially determined. The social media company found, and shuttered, an additional 1,062 accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency, considered

  • Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources
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    Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

    Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network. The change to the Facebook news feed comes as the online giant seeks to address charges that it has failed -- along with

  • It's Chicago West: Kim and Kanye name third child
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    It's Chicago West: Kim and Kanye name third child

    Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have called their third child Chicago, the reality star announced Friday, opening the floodgates to hefty doses of mockery and consternation on social media. Kardashian West announced the name on her app, later suggesting the little girl already has a nickname.

  • Global box office for French films doubles
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    Global box office for French films doubles

    French films doubled their global box office in 2017 thanks to the popularity in China of the sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", which was a flop in the West. The acclaimed low-budget horror, "Raw", about a vegetarian student who becomes a cannibal, by debut

  • Late Cranberries singer O'Riordan to be buried on Tuesday
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    Late Cranberries singer O'Riordan to be buried on Tuesday

    The funeral of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London this week, will take place near Limerick, Ireland on Tuesday, the church where she will be buried said Friday. "The Funeral Mass for the late Dolores O'Riordan... former member of the Cranberries will take

  • Burger King launches McDonald's knock-off with double quarter pound burger
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    Burger King launches McDonald's knock-off with double quarter pound burger

    In a fiery salvo against its arch rival McDonald's, Burger King has released a double quarter pound burger of their own. 

  • Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first
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    Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

    A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday. It is the first time in transplant history that doctors have replaced one donor face with another, according to

  • Amazon boosts Prime fees for US monthly subscribers
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    Amazon boosts Prime fees for US monthly subscribers

    Online giant Amazon on Friday hiked the price of its Prime service for US monthly subscribers which includes access to streaming video and other perks. Prime, a major growth driver for Amazon, includes its growing video service but also offers free delivery for many items as well as music streaming,

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    Top iOS Apps: 'Google Arts & Culture,' 'Finger Driver,' 'Infinite Golf'

    Google encourages phone users to experience its facial recognition prowess up close, as it pairs them with classic artworks, while "Finger Driver" and "Infinite Golf" score top download in several big territories on January 19, 2018.

  • Vienna marks 100 years since artistic heyday
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    Vienna marks 100 years since artistic heyday

    Vienna is marking 100 years since the death of a string of luminaries from its fin-de-siecle glory days with an avalanche of exhibitions of modernist art, design and architecture that still inspire and shock today. The year 1918 did not only mark defeat in World War I and the end of the Austro-Hungarian

  • Hasselblad's new H6D-400c MS camera captures 400-Megapixel images
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    Hasselblad's new H6D-400c MS camera captures 400-Megapixel images

    Swedish high-end camera maker Hasselblad has unveiled an exceptional new model that can capture images in 400-Megapixel resolution. The Hasselblad H6D-400c MS will be available from March 2018 for the princely sum of €47,999/$47,995. The Hasselblad H6D-400c MS is billed as offering the highest resolution

  • World's largest underwater cave discovered in depths of Mexico
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    World's largest underwater cave discovered in depths of Mexico

    After 10 months of exploring the watery, underwater passageways of the Great Maya Aquifer, a team of divers achieved a major breakthrough this month when they found an open tunnel linking two of the world's largest flooded cave systems. According to the rules of caving, when two cave systems are

  • Galliano bares his scars in return to Paris men's catwalk
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    Galliano bares his scars in return to Paris men's catwalk

    John Galliano made a regal comeback to the Paris men's catwalk Friday with his first men's show for Margiela since he took over the brand three years ago. The location could not have been more apt for the British-born designer who has been in the wars since he was fired by Dior in 2012, after

  • More self-driving tech in VW's next-generation Golf
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    More self-driving tech in VW's next-generation Golf

    The world's biggest carmaker Volkswagen said Friday it would stuff even more technology into the next generation of its top-selling Golf model, bringing so-called "connected driving" deeper into the mainstream. Slated for release in 2019, the updated cars will be constantly connected to

  • Failed ski resort looms over Pyeongchang Games' legacy
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    Failed ski resort looms over Pyeongchang Games' legacy

    The Alps Ski Resort was one of the country's first winter sports destinations, attracting tens of thousands of skiers every year until it abruptly shut its doors in 2006. Now South Korea has spent $800 million on the sporting facilities for next month's Winter Olympics, but the International

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    Sleep-deprived Americans are starting to get more shut-eye

    Although many experts agree that we have been in the middle of a sleep deprivation crisis for some time now there may be some good news, with a new US study finding that Americans are slowly starting to get more rest. Carried out by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of

  • Chef David Chang hosts new food and travel show for Netflix
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    Chef David Chang hosts new food and travel show for Netflix

    Chef David Chang of the Momofuku empire hosts a new Netflix series based on his favorite Instagram hashtag #uglydelicious. 

  • YouTube stars strike Twitch deal
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    YouTube stars strike Twitch deal

    Amazon's Twitch and the Disney Digital Network have struck a deal that will see YouTube stars Jacksepticeye, Markiplier, Strawburry17 and LuzuGames broadcasting live on Twitch. Four of Disney's biggest YouTube personalities could be bringing some of their viewership to rival platform Twitch.