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Furore over 'black hole' photo forces China's largest image provider to shut Visual China apologises and shuts website to make changes Company criticised for marketing black hole image on website Shares slump by maximum 10 percent Flaming eye: The image of a black hole at the centre of galaxy M87 captured by the Event Horizon Telescope. Photo: National Science Foundation...
Michael Crick announces departure from Channel 4 News The journalist will return to writing books. Michael Crick (Chris Young/PA) Michael Crick has announced he has left Channel 4 News and ITN. The political correspondent, who was a founding member of the Channel 4 News team in 1982, will return to writing books. His first stint on Channel 4 ended in 1990 when he joined...
Modi favourite for biggest vote   India’s prime minister Narendra Modi (Victoria Jones/PA) Indians thronged to vote yesterday at the start of a mammoth general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term after campaigning on a plank of national security following hostilities with neighbouring Pakistan. People trekked, rode bicycles and drove tractors to polling stations in the world's biggest democratic...
Voting begins in first phase of India’s general election It is the world’s largest election. Indians stand in queues to cast their votes at a polling booth for the first phase of general elections (AP Photo/Manish Swarup) Polls have opened in the first phase of India’s general elections. Voters in 18 Indian states and two Union Territories began casting ballots on Thursday, the...
IFA presidential election field begins to take shape IFA deputy Richard Kennedy Election fever is building in the IFA with several candidates for the presidency and other senior roles expected to confirm their intentions soon. Munster regional chairman and Cork dairy farmer John Coughlan has confirmed to the Farming Independent that he will be declaring his intention to contest an election within...
John Downing: 'So, is this tea and sympathy - or real no-deal Border answers?'    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and German chancellor Angela Merkel pictured as she arrived in Farmeleigh for Brexit talks with the Taoiseach. Picture; Gerry Mooney First things first to avoid potential misunderstandings. The visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at this vital time in the rolling Brexit mess is...
EU Commission split on fertiliser anti-dumping duties Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom A serious spat involving two arms of the EU Commission has erupted over attempts by the fertiliser industry to have anti-dumping duties imposed on liquid urea ammonium nitrate (UAN). Moves by Eastern European fertiliser interests to have anti-dumping duties of between 16pc and 40pc imposed on imports from the US, Russia...

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Taylor Swift teases new music with mysterious countdown A ticking clock has appeared on the pop star’s social media hinting towards a release on April 26. Taylor Swift has teased new music with a countdown posted to social media (Ian West/PA) Taylor Swift has hinted fans could be hearing new music in a fortnight as she posted a mysterious countdown to her...
Politicians in New Zealand back gun law change Gun owners will have until the end of September to hand them in through a buyback programme, after which point amnesty will end. Stock photo New Zealand's parliament voted almost unanimously for a law that bans most semi-automatic weapons yesterday, less than a month after 50 people were killed by a gunman who...
Weather and Luas behind drop in cyclist numbers, say campaigners Dr Paul Corcoran: ‘Weather was very bad when the survey took place’. Photo: Mark Condren The number of cyclists commuting into Dublin city centre has dropped for the first time in nearly 10 years, with cycling groups blaming bad weather and the new Luas Cross City. According to the National Transport Authority,...

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