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Voice changes may show your date fancies you

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images If you are on a first date, listen very closely to the sound of your partner's voice because it might reveal if they fancy you, according to researchers.It's not about what your date is saying, but the pitch of their voice.If they lower their pitch, it could be a subtle, subconscious sign they find you attractive, the study, in The Royal Society Proceedings B journal,

Processed meats and ready meals ‘still too high in salt’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images There is still too much salt in processed meats such as sausages and bacon and ready meals, a Public Health England report suggests.The groups of foods were among those that met none of the average salt targets set by PHE in 2014.But some other foods, including breakfast cereals, baked beans and pizzas, did meet the voluntary targets.The meat industry insisted it was "playing its part"
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Softbank shares down as mobile unit makes Tokyo debut

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow the Softbank share sale could change your life The mobile unit of Japanese tech giant Softbank has had a disappointing debut on the Tokyo stock market. The firm aims to raise up to 2.6 trillion yen ($23bn; £18bn) by selling shares at 1,500 yen each in one of the world's largest ever stock offerings.But as markets opened in Tokyo on
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Why football stars have DR Congo on their mind

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Christian Kabasele is from the region rich in minerals used in mobile phones Amid the big games over the festive period, Congolese football stars may well have their minds focussed on events back home.People in the vast country of the Democratic Republic of Congo are voting in crucial polls to replace 47-year-old President Joseph Kabila two days before Christmas.In the six decades since

Mary Poppins Returns cast defend ‘forgettable’ songs

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Left-right: Cast members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Emily Blunt and Colin Firth There's only one rule laid down to journalists at the press launch of Mary Poppins Returns."Don't ask any of the cast to spell Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."This point is made by the film's publicists twice over as we arrive, and it's clear they aren't joking. Fortunately we think we can live with it.Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel
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Jailed Catalan speaker Forcadell appeals to European court

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Forcadell casts her ballot at the December elections, a few months before her imprisonment Carme Forcadell was the speaker of the Catalan parliament until January - but has spent almost nine months in prison.The 63-year-old was jailed in March, facing charges of rebellion for her part in the 2017 push for Catalan independence.She spends 15 hours a day alone in her cell.
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US bans ‘bump stock’ gun device used in mass shootings

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bump-stocks attack to semi-automatic rifles to increase the firing rate The Trump administration has banned the use of bump stocks, devices that let rifles fire like machine guns, after promising to do so earlier this year.The final date to destroy or turn in the devices is 21 March, said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.The push to ban bump stocks followed the deadly mass
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‘I wouldn’t choose to be brought up by white parents again’

[ad_1] Gina Atinuke Knight's white mum loved her, but her childhood in a white family meant it took her years to embrace her blackness. Her hair was one of the first things she came to love, which is why she became a hair blogger and wig-maker.When I was eight or nine, my family started going on caravan holidays. We went to beautiful places like Clacton-on-Sea and Whitstable, but the truth

Wooden clothes on the recycled Christmas list?

[ad_1] Image caption The Finnish university has found a way to turn birch trees from its forests into material for clothes If you're struggling for an original Christmas present - how about a wooden dress?At a recent state gala, Finland's first lady wore a dress made from the country's birch trees.But there was nothing frivolous about why she chose the dress - she wore it to support a new technology