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Biggest EuroMillions win in Irish history as ticket holder wins €175m

Image copyright Getty Images A lottery ticket holder in Ireland has won Tuesday’s EuroMillions jackpot worth more than €175m (£152m). It is the biggest jackpot claimed by an Irish ticket holder in its history. It is unknown where the winning ticket was bought. National Lottery spokesperson Miriam Donohoe told BBC News NI the organisation will not be able to reveal the location of the shop for a few days. “It’s such a big win it will be a huge shock to the ticket holder,” she added. She said it was…

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Heather Knight column: ‘We’d like to make history by winning in India’

India v England: Women’s international series ODIs: Mumbai (22, 25 & 28 February) T20Is: Guwahati (4, 7 & 9 March) Coverage: Ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Sport website & app; live text commentary on BBC Sport website & app It was nice to have a few weeks at home and to get back training with the England squad before we headed off to India. Our last outing as a team was the ICC Women’s World T20 final in the West Indies, which has now had…

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LGBT History Month: Test your knowledge

Sue Sanders founded LGBT History Month 15 years ago to improve education and awareness of LGBT historical figures. BBC News LGBT correspondent Ben Hunte travelled to Brighton – often referred to as the gay capital of the UK – to test how much the public really knows about LGBT history. We chose a diverse range of 6 British figures that you may not have heard of. Producer Fatma Wardy. Source link

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Childish Gambino’s This Is America makes Grammys history

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Childish Gambino performing at last year’s Grammys ceremony Childish Gambino has made Grammy Awards history by winning both song and record of the year for This Is America. It’s the first time a rap song has won both categories – although Gambino did not attend or perform at the event. He was the first artist to be absent from collecting one of the “big four” Grammys since Amy Winehouse in 2008. Gambino – aka actor Donald Glover – beat competition from Drake, Lady Gaga…

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Herbal history: Five garden plants with a hidden past

Image copyright RHS Lindley Collections Image caption A book by Leonhart Fuchs on herbal plants published in Basel in 1542 Many garden plants we’re familiar with today have a hidden history. Grown centuries ago for their reputed healing powers, they became garden staples, valued for their beauty, form or scent. Pulmonaria, with its spotted leaves, was thought to symbolise diseased lungs, and used for chest infections. And the mint now found in a pot by the door was recommended to “stayeth bleeding” by early herbalists and apothecaries. There’s more to…

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Quiz: Can you name the top 10 assisters in Premier League history?

James Milner moved into seventh in the all-time list of Premier League assists as he set up Sadio Mane’s goal in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with West Ham. Can you name the top 10? We will give you the Premier League clubs relating to each player. You have three minutes… Can you name the top 10 Premier League assisters? Score: 0 / 10 Start quiz You scored 0/10 Share your score with your friends! Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Copy and share link Rank Hint Answers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7…

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How will history judge President Trump?

Hostile historians may come to regard Donald Trump’s presidency as an aggregation of the lesser traits of his predecessors. The bullying of Lyndon Baines Johnson, who demeaned White House aides and even humiliated his Vice-President Hubert Humphrey – forcing his deputy once to recite a speech on Vietnam while he listened, legs akimbo, trousers round his ankles, on the toilet. The intellectual incuriosity of Ronald Reagan, who once apologised to his then White House Chief of Staff James Baker for not reading his briefing books with the immortal excuse: “Well,…

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NHL roundup: Karlsson makes history in Sharks’ win

Erik Karlsson had three assists to extend his point streak to 13 games and set a franchise record for the San Jose Sharks in a 3-1 win against the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Monday. Jan 7, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Joonas Donskoi, Tomas Hertl and Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, who have won five of six. Martin Jones made 22 saves and also assisted on Hertl’s…

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Sabarimala: Indian women make history by entering temple

Image copyright Kaviyoor Santosh Image caption The women had tried entering the temple in December but failed Two Indian women in their 40s have made history by entering a prominent Hindu shrine in the southern state of Kerala, after months of protests against women getting in. The Sabarimala temple was historically closed to women of “menstruating age” – defined as between 10 and 50. The Supreme Court overturned that ban but protesters then attacked women and stopped them from entering the shrine. Bindu Ammini, 42, and Kanaka Durga, 44 entered…

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A-maize-ing genetic sleuthing rewrites history of corn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The history of corn, one of humankind’s indispensable staple crops, is far more complicated that previously known, according to scientists who conducted a comprehensive genetic and archeological analysis of its domestication. FILE PHOTO: Corn cobs and yellow corn are on display at a market in Mexico City, Mexico May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo The process of turning corn’s wild predecessor into a vital food source began 9,000 years ago in Mexico, but an early partially domesticated version was then brought to South America 6,500 years ago,…

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