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Half of UK homes could get faster broadband

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many people could get faster speeds but are not, Ofcom has found One in seven homes could be paying more than they need to for broadband and could get faster services for the same or less money, Ofcom has said. New research suggests that half of UK homes have not taken up faster services ...

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Talking horses and perfect faces: The rise of virtual celebrities

Image copyright Dengeki Online Image caption Virtual YouTubers are animated characters, often anonymously controlled by human users A different kind of internet celebrity is emerging; virtual characters that talk on YouTube or pose on Instagram like living, breathing people. Is this the dawn of a new breed of star? Kizuna AI has 2.3 million YouTube followers. She post videos nearly ...

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Christmas Jumper Day: Who wins, retailers or charity?

Image copyright Getty Images It is almost impossible to avoid Christmas jumpers during the festive season. From luxury cashmere knits, to sweatshirts with “Banta Claus” printed on them, there seems to be a jumper for all budgets and tastes. But not everyone will be aware that festive knitwear now has its own slot in the Yuletide calendar – Christmas Jumper ...

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Our Brexit deal is at risk, May warns EU leaders

Image copyright AFPp Theresa May has told EU leaders the withdrawal deal they have negotiated with the UK is “at risk”, if MPs’ concerns cannot be addressed. The PM, who delayed a Commons vote on the deal in anticipation of a defeat, said the agreement “can be passed”. She urged EU leaders to work with her to “change the perception” ...

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Southwest Airlines flight U-turns after human heart discovery

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The plane was reportedly in the air for about three hours A US passenger plane travelling from Seattle to Dallas was forced to turn back hours into its flight because a human heart had been left on board. Southwest Airlines says the organ was flown to Seattle from California, where it was to be ...

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Anthony Joshua says he wants to fight Deontay Wilder in April

Joshua’s last bout saw him produce a stunning seventh-round stoppage to beat Alexander Povetkin Britain’s Anthony Joshua says he wants to fight WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in April and has told the American: “I’m running the game.” Joshua holds the IBF, WBO and WBA belts and any bout between the two would unify the heavyweight division. Earlier this week ...

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Strasbourg: Christmas market attacker ‘shot dead’

French police have “shot dead” the man believed to have attacked Strasbourg’s Christmas market, police sources have told reporters. Cherif Chekatt had been on the run since the attack on Tuesday evening. Three people have died following the shooting at the popular attraction and several more are seriously injured. France Info reported that Chekatt was found hiding in a warehouse ...

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Chelsea draw 2-2 with MOL Vidi as Alvaro Morata injured

Alvaro Morata was hurt after landing awkwardly following this shot Chelsea lost striker Alvaro Morata to a knee injury as they drew with MOL Vidi in a Europa League dead rubber. The Blues, who had already won Group L to reach the last 32, made 10 changes although Willian, Morata and Cesc Fabregas were among the starters. Willian opened the ...

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