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Coronavirus: Ten passengers on cruise ship test positive for virus

February 5, 2020

At least 10 people on board a cruise ship docked in the Japanese port of Yokohama have tested positive for coronavirus, health authorities said. Almost 300 of the 3,700 people on the Diamond Princess have been tested so far. The number of infected could rise. The checks began after an 80-year-old Hong Kong man who […]

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Dynamo: How Crohn’s made me ‘150% better at magic’

February 5, 2020

Magician Dynamo has said his struggle with Crohn’s disease and arthritis has made him “150% better at magic”. At the height of his illness, doctors told Dynamo, whose real name is Steven Frayne, that he may never be able to use his hands to perform magic again. “I was like, I’m Dynamo, I’ve got to […]

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Oscars 2020: 17 quirky facts about this year’s Academy Awards

February 5, 2020

The short gap between the Baftas and the Oscars this year has barely left Joaquin Phoenix enough time to wash his multi-use tux. The Joker star is just one Hollywood actor currently hot-footing it from London to Los Angeles in time for the Academy Awards on Sunday. This year’s ceremony is being held earlier than usual […]

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Mobile operators clash on ‘notspots’ costs

February 5, 2020

An agreement to share network equipment in order to improve phone coverage in rural areas has hit a stumbling block over costs. Rival operators are unhappy at the price BT-owned EE is asking them to pay to share its equipment. O2’s chief said the fees being sought by its rival “may undermine the viability of […]

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Rockstar Games founder Dan Houser leaves studio

February 5, 2020

Co-founder of Rockstar Games, Dan Houser, is leaving the firm he started with his brother Sam in 1998. Mr Houser was a main creative force behind two of the firm’s biggest series, Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead. His departure comes after an “extended break”, Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive said. Rockstar’s series have often […]

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Ryanair rapped over low emissions claims

February 5, 2020

Claims made by Ryanair about its carbon emissions have been banned by the UK’s advertising watchdog. Europe’s biggest airline by passenger numbers had billed itself as the region’s “lowest emissions airline” and a “low C02 emissions airline”. But the Advertising Standards Authority ruled Ryanair’s claims in press, TV and radio adverts could not be backed […]

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Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific asks staff to take unpaid leave

February 5, 2020

Hong Kong’s flagship airline Cathay Pacific has asked staff to take three weeks of unpaid leave to help it cope with the impact of the coronavirus. The carrier had already been hit by the effect on passenger demand of several months of anti government protests in Hong Kong. It has offered a voluntary special leave […]

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