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Champagne to pop in outer space zero gravity - Dotemirates
12/09/2018

Champagne to pop in outer space zero gravity

French champagne house MUMM has been thinking ahead, to a time when space travelers might want to enjoy some bubbly on their extraterrestrial voyages. This week, a group of journalists took off from the French champagne city of Reims in a specially equipped Airbus Zero-G plane operated by the European Space Agency to enjoy a few 20-second spurts of weightlessness to sip champagne at zero gravity. Paris designer Octave de Gaulle, related to the wartime leader, designed a bottle with two chambers to open in different sections to avoid the champagne bursting out across the spacecraft. An aluminum strip forms...


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Mueller report: Democrats keep pressure on Trump over Russia

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Decades to rebuild Notre-Dame: Expert

Rebuilding the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris could take decades after it was gutted by a fire, experts warned on Tuesday, even as its top priest expressed hope he could celebrate mass there within years. Parisians and people around the world watched in horror on Monday as flames ripped through the roof of the beloved 850-year-old Gothic cathedral. Investigators probing the devastating blaze questioned workers who were renovating the monument while ?700 million were pledged to restore the historic masterpiece. Around the same time as the Notre-Dame cathedral burned, a small fire broke out at a guard's booth in the courtyard...
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Criminal complaint filed in Delhi court against Rahul Gandhi

A criminal complaint has been filed in a Delhi against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly making derogatory statements against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The complaint has been registered in Patiala House Court by Joginder Tuli, an advocate practising in the Supreme Court of India. The complainant has sought the direction from the police to charge Rahul Gandhi under sedition case. The complainant said in October 2016, Gandhi had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of political exploitation of sacrifices of soldiers in remarks that came in the wake of cross-LoC surgical strikes on terror launch pads in PoK. Recently...

19/04/2019

Ivanka 'turned down' World Bank job

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it. In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump's daughter said on Wednesday she was happy with her current role in the administration. She was travelling in Africa to promote a global women's initiative. Ivanka Trump said her father raised the job as "a question" and she told him she was "happy with the work" she's doing. The president recently told The Atlantic: "I even thought of Ivanka for the World Bank. She would've...
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Sudan's military rulers take ousted president's brothers in custody

Protesters in Sudan called Thursday for new street demonstrations to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of power to a civilian government as the new rulers announced the arrests of former president Omar al-Bashir's two brothers on corruption charges. Military council spokesman Gen. Shams Eddin Kabashi was quoted by the official SUNA news agency as saying that Abdullah and Abbas al-Bashir were taken into custody, without providing additional details or saying when it happened. The arrests were part of a broad sweep against officials and supporters of the former government. The Sudanese military ousted Omar al-Bashir...

Japanese professor shows students how to produce cocaine, meth

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