Ikea to sell online on third-party sites

Ikea to sell online on third-party sites

Image copyright Getty Images Ikea will start experimenting with selling its famous flatpack furniture through online retailers as part of a wider push to become more accessible to shoppers. The Swedish chain – known for its vast edge-of-town outlets –...
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BAE Systems ‘to axe more than 1,000 jobs’

BAE Systems ‘to axe more than 1,000 jobs’

Image copyright Katsuhiko Tokunaga Image caption BAE Systems’s two sites in Lancashire produce the Eurofighter Typhoon More than 1,000 jobs are set to be axed by defence contractor BAE Systems, the BBC understands. The firm is expected to make an...
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Quadriplegic man still hoping to complete Chicago Marathon

Quadriplegic man still hoping to complete Chicago Marathon

An Illinois man with quadriplegia is still hoping to finish off the Chicago Marathon Monday even though most of the other runners have long gone home. Alan Robinson was hoping to complete his 20th — and final marathon – on...
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An Ailey Dancer Loyal to His Miami Roots and Mentor

An Ailey Dancer Loyal to His Miami Roots and Mentor

Mr. Roberts spent a week in mid-September rehearsing with Empire students, and will add other young dancers from the area later. He’ll travel from New York to work on the show, even as he prepares his first piece for the...
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Venetian landmark to open to public for first time in 500 years

Venetian landmark to open to public for first time in 500 years

After 500 years of being reserved exclusively for the use of politicians and Italian royalty, a monumental landmark in Venice’s Piazza San Marco will re-open to the public as an exhibition space that will host art installations, events, seminars and...
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Man in shark head costume falls foul of Austria anti-veil law

Man in shark head costume falls foul of Austria anti-veil law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Street musicians in animal masks have also been issued warnings. File picture A man in a shark costume has fallen foul of an anti-burka law that recently came into force in Austria. Designed to...
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Kuwait’s plans for mandatory DNA database have been cancelled

Kuwait’s plans for mandatory DNA database have been cancelled

Personal liberty at stake YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images By Andy Coghlan Kuwait has revoked the world’s first law requiring all citizens and visitors to submit samples of their DNA. Passed in 2015, the law was challenged last year by lawyers in...
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Review: A ‘Show-Off’ Who Doesn’t Know When to Shut Up

Review: A ‘Show-Off’ Who Doesn’t Know When to Shut Up

Photo Annette O’Toole, far left, with Emma Orelove and Ian Gould in “The Show-Off.” Credit Jeremy Daniel The title character of George Kelly’s 1924 play “The Show-Off” is a boasting buffoon named Aubrey Piper — a vain, dissembling blowhard with.....
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Afghan conflict: Red Cross forced to scale down

Afghan conflict: Red Cross forced to scale down

Image copyright EPA Image caption The most recent ICRC tragedy in Afghanistan saw a Spanish aid worker killed The International Red Cross is to drastically reduce its presence in Afghanistan after seven of its staff were killed in attacks this...
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‘Ban nuclear weapons, not crackers’: Following SC order, Delhi shopkeepers say losses will run into crores

‘Ban nuclear weapons, not crackers’: Following SC order, Delhi shopkeepers say losses will run into crores

New Delhi: News of the Supreme Court order decreeing a cracker-free Diwali this year spread like the proverbial wildfire through wholesale markets in New Delhi on Monday, uniting shopkeepers big and small in their anger and dismay. With losses running...
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Bird lovers flock to glimpse rare tropical bird in New Brunswick

Bird lovers flock to glimpse rare tropical bird in New Brunswick

A colourful bird native to the mountains of Central and South America has been spotted in Hopewell Hill, N.B., prompting bird lovers to flock to the area to try to catch a glimpse. The crested caracara is part of the...
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