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Dark ‘n’ Stormy: The history of Bermuda’s unofficial drink

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The world’s most unusual wineries

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The world’s tastiest rail journey

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Trump ‘to do everything’ for Middle East peace

Trump ‘to do everything’ for Middle East peace

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump said he looks forward to working with Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lasting peace US President Donald Trump has said he will “do everything” to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace. At talks with Mahmoud Abbas, he spoke of being gratified that the Palestinian leader had committed to […]

Bahrain protester ‘killed in raid on sit-in’ near Shia cleric’s home

Bahrain protester ‘killed in raid on sit-in’ near Shia cleric’s home

Image copyright AFP Image caption Last June, the authorities stripped Sheikh Isa Qassim of his Bahraini citizenship A protester has been killed in a raid by Bahraini police on a sit-in near the home of the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s most prominent Shia cleric, activists say. Witnesses said officers had opened fire as they moved into the […]

US accuses Fiat Chrysler of using ‘defeat devices’

US accuses Fiat Chrysler of using ‘defeat devices’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The software was allegedly installed in Jeep Grand Cherokees made between 2014 and 2016 and Dodge Ram 1500s. The US government is suing car firm Fiat Chrysler, alleging the firm sold vehicles with “defeat devices” that helped them pass emissions tests. The firm did not disclose the emissions control […]

Will Opec extend output cuts in bid to push up oil prices?

Will Opec extend output cuts in bid to push up oil prices?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US shale oil production has become a major competitor for Opec Crude oil is too cheap for the taste of many producers. Energy ministers from Opec, the oil exporters’ group, are meeting at their headquarters in Vienna to do something about it. They will be joined by delegates from […]

Trump’s $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

Trump’s $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

Image copyright Reuters The White House has unveiled a $4.1tr (£3.1tr) budget that would take the axe to the social safety net for the poor. The plan would sharply slash food stamps, healthcare for low-income patients and disability benefits, and eliminate student loan subsidies. The budget also features an Ivanka Trump plan for paid parental […]

Just A Baby app matches hopeful parents

A new dating app lets people search for sperm and egg donors, surrogate mothers and lovers. The makers of Just A Baby say anybody who wants to have a child can sign up, and hope it will be useful for single people, same-sex couples or people who have not had a child but want one. […]

Samsung S8 ‘eye security’ fooled by photo

Samsung S8 ‘eye security’ fooled by photo

Image copyright ccc Samsung’s eye-scanning security technology, used on the new Galaxy S8 smartphone, has been fooled with a photograph and a contact lens. The iris-scanner can be used to unlock the phone simply by looking at it, which Samsung says provides “airtight security”. But researchers at Chaos Computer Club had easily tricked the device […]

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