How refrigeration revolutionised global trade

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Image copyright Bettmann Image caption Former President Jorge Ubico passed a law requiring indigenous Guatemalans to work for landowners "Crazier than a half dozen opium-smoking frogs." That's how one observer described Guatemala's former President Gen Jorge Ubico. The general liked to dress up as Napoleon Bonaparte, and may even have...

Martin Truex Jr. Wins 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship

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7:19 PM ET Jayski.com staff Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Ford EcoBoost 400. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty ImagesFollowing a long...

Germany coalition: Talks collapse as FDP pulls out

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Angela Merkel's political position has been weakened since September's elections Talks on forming a three-party coalition government in Germany have collapsed after the free-market liberal FDP pulled out.FDP leader Christian Lindner said there was no "basis of trust" with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU bloc...

West Ham: David Moyes will now realise the size of his task – Mark Lawrenson

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David Moyes will have learned an awful lot about West Ham after their defeat at Watford in his first game in charge, and not much of it was good.The new Hammers boss already knows his players are not fit enough but what he also found out on Sunday is how...

Meet the world’s youngest self-made billionaire

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Image copyright Stripe Image caption John Collison does not enjoy discussing how much he is worth John Collison does not seem entirely comfortable with his somewhat impressive claim to fame - he is the world's youngest self-made billionaire.Just 27, he otherwise seems a supremely confident business leader and excellent communicator.But...

Victims ‘told not to report’ Jehovah’s Witness child abuse

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJehovah's Witnesses sexual abuse 'covered up'Children who were sexually abused by Jehovah's Witnesses were allegedly told by the church not to report the crimes.Victims from across the UK told the BBC they were routinely abused and that the religious organisation's own rules...

Pregnant at 14: ‘I proved myself by getting good GCSEs’

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Alex went back to school two months after she had her baby. It was a struggle to juggle homework and night feeds but she felt she had something to prove. So, instead of mucking around at the back of the class like she had before, she started to focus and...

Dame Katherine Grainger urges improvements in athlete welfare

Pregnant woman sleeping on her side
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Dame Katherine Grainger is Britain's most decorated female Olympic athlete and the first British woman to win medals at five successive GamesUK Sport chair and Olympic gold medallist Dame Katherine Grainger has urged British sports to improve athlete welfare.Several governing bodies are embroiled in bullying allegations and Grainger said they...

Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

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Image copyright Science Photo Library Women are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent stillbirth. A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester.The study looked...

Mohamed Salah: Egypt striker carries hopes of a nation at World Cup

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African Footballer of the Year 2017: Mohamed Salah profileAs he lined up to take the pressure-laden 95th-minute penalty that could take Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990, Mohamed Salah knew that life was about to change.What followed was surely far more than he ever expected.As he slammed home...