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Premature baby born in Vietnam arrives home in Wales

[ad_1] Image caption Aurelia is out of hospital but will still need treatment A couple whose baby was born prematurely at 27 weeks in Vietnam have arrived back in Wales.Aurelia, the daughter of Jessica Jones, from Borth y Gest near Porthmadog, and Alfredo Duenas was born by emergency Caesarean in Hanoi in October.She weighed just 2lb 1oz (970g), could not breathe unaided and had under-developed organs and a heart defect.Aurelia
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Alysa Liu: ‘I’m the youngest lady to land a triple axel’

[ad_1] Thirteen-year-old Alysa Liu recently became the youngest female to land a triple axel - a move that few in the sport have accomplished.That achievement helped her to become the youngest ever US women's national figure skating champion. Our video journalist Cody Godwin visited the skating star at a training rink in Oakland, California, where Alysa gave her some tips on how to be an excellent ice skater. Video by
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Gilets jaunes: How much anti-Semitism is beneath the yellow vests?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Philosopher Alain Finkielkraut was subjected to anti-Semitic abuse The French far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, has said she won't join other political parties in a march against anti-Semitism on Tuesday, accusing France's leaders of doing nothing to tackle Islamist networks in France and saying she will mark the occasion separately.It comes days after a prominent French philosopher, Alain Finkielkraut, was verbally attacked for
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‘People use storage for life events’

[ad_1] Anthony Paine started his online business Stashbee to connect people who need storage space with people who have space to spare. Initially, he thought it would be a simple "click and buy" business - similar to other services in the sharing economy like Uber or AirBnB. But what he found was that people who need storage are often facing particular issues or crises in their lives, such as a
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How Brexit hit the pound in your pocket

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The value of the pound has changed a lot over the past three years - making us all a little poorer.Back in December 2015, £1 would buy you about €1.40. Today it will get you nearer €1.14. It has suffered a similar fate against most major currencies, losing about 15% of its value over that time.A big part of the fall occurred literally overnight, once
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Could hackers ‘brainjack’ your memories in future?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could technologies of the future allow hackers into precious corners of our minds? Imagine being able to scroll through your memories like an Instagram feed, reliving with vivid details your favourite life moments and backing up the dearest ones.Now imagine a dystopian version of the same future in which hackers hijack these memories and threaten to erase them if you don't pay a
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The long and contentious story of the £1bn Aberdeen bypass

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe AWPR is 36 miles long It has been a long and winding road, but nine years after being approved and a somewhat bumpy ride the £1bn Aberdeen bypass journey is finally complete.A peripheral route around the Granite City was first considered back in the 1950s but it took several decades for serious planning to get out of first gear.In January
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Fast fashion: ‘Penny on a garment’ to drive clothes recycling

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs want to see more sustainable designs and repair services Clothing brands and retailers should pay a penny on every garment they sell to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme.That's the view of MPs, who say "fast fashion" is a major contributor to greenhouse gases, water pollution, air pollution and over-use of water.And they urge the government to force clothing manufacturers to pay
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Could a defeated IS rebound?

[ad_1] Image copyright Manbar.me In short: yes, but not in the same form.The jihadist terror group's self-proclaimed "caliphate", which once ruled over nearly eight million people across Syria and Iraq, has been all but eliminated.The temptation for triumphalism in Western capitals is overwhelming. It has taken four-and-a-half years of relentless military pressure by a 79-nation coalition to get to this point. It has cost billions of dollars and thousands of