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During Declan Donnelly's first solo presenting gig in 20 years, ITV made a decision to broadcast the rest of the Ant and Dec mini-series called Saturday Knight Takeaway . Following the airing of the pre-recorded sketch which saw Ant and Dec reunited, Merchant said: "That other guy was good, you should do more stuff with him".
  • Best Memes of Kansas Beating Duke in the Elite Eight

    Best Memes of Kansas Beating Duke in the Elite Eight

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    Malik Newman was the hero for Kansas as he scored all 13 of his team's points in overtime as part of his game-high 32 points. To reach this point, Bill Self's club had to outlast the Duke Blue Devils in the Elite Eight on Sunday in a much-anticipated battle of college basketball blue bloods.
  • Softbank, Saudi Arabia to work on solar power

    Softbank, Saudi Arabia to work on solar power

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    The project would come in at 200 gigawatts and would be about 100 times larger than the next biggest proposed development. The massive solar build - equivalent to roughly double the entire global capacity additions seen in 2017 - will cost $200bn, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son told reporters in NY, where he unveiled the plans.
  • China, US trade dispute weighs on prices

    China, US trade dispute weighs on prices

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    The push for oil futures gained impetus in 2017 when China surpassed the U.S.as the world's biggest crude importer. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $65.71 a barrel at 0142 GMT, up 16 cents, or 0.2 per cent, from their previous close.
  • Stocks post biggest one-day gains in more than two years

    Stocks post biggest one-day gains in more than two years

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    Facebook , whose shares have been hard hit recently amid heightened government scrutiny into the social media giant's collection of private user data, slid another 4.9 percent. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 26, 2018. Recent trading has been pronounced to the downside; major indexes have dropped in four of the past five sessions, although the only positive day - Monday - was the best day for the indexes since August 2015.
  • JD Sports gets foot in US with $558 million Finish Line buy

    JD Sports gets foot in US with $558 million Finish Line buy

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    Sam Sato, Chief Executive Officer of Finish Line , said, "Fourth quarter comparable sales were more challenging than we expected". It will expand JD Sports' presence in the United States, the largest sportswear market in the world, and provide the next step in further increasing its global scale.
  • Uber is selling up in Southeast Asia

    Uber is selling up in Southeast Asia

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    This deal would make them the leader in the region on the grounds of cost efficiency. But Grab , which operates in 195 cities in eight Southeast Asian countries, became the dominant force in ride-hailing, leaving its troubled United States rival struggling.
  • Remington: Gun Maker Files for Bankruptcy Amid School Shooting Protests

    Remington: Gun Maker Files for Bankruptcy Amid School Shooting Protests

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    Remington Arms Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a DE court on Sunday to carry out a debt-cutting deal with creditors amid mounting public pressure for greater gun control. Remington is one of the oldest gun manufacturers of guns in the US. Trump has repeatedly spoken in support of the Second Amendment, reportedly easing gun owners' concerns during the Obama administration that the government might restrict gun sales.
  • Oil surging to multi-year highs as China launches petro-yuan

    Oil surging to multi-year highs as China launches petro-yuan

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    The launching took place at the Shanghai International Energy Exchange with the contract SC 1809 at the initial Price of 440 yuans per barrel (69.54 USA dollars). The early involvement of big global traders was a morale boost to the fledging market, but state oil majors like PetroChina and Sinopec are expected to provide a significant amount of liquidity in the long-term.
  • Trade war fears grip Sensex

    Trade war fears grip Sensex

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    The Nikkei 225 fell 4.5 per cent after dropping to its lowest levels in more than five months. At 9:50 AM, Sensex was down 386.04 points to trade at 32,619.61 while Nifty fell 128.30 points to trade at 9,991.75. "Volatility expanded and market is losing its grip due to escalating tensions of trade war and spike in oil prices", said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services Ltd.
  • First of regular non-stop flights between UK and Australia lands at Heathrow

    First of regular non-stop flights between UK and Australia lands at Heathrow

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    Captained by Lisa Norman, was the longest Boeing Dreamliner flight in the world. The airline unveiled plans for the world's longest non-stop commercial flight , for the "last frontier of global aviation", back in August a year ago. She said not having the stop "made such a difference", adding: "You want to get back, you don't want to be hanging around terminals."To minimise the discomfort of such a long flight, the plane is equipped with features that provide improved air quality and lower ...
  • McIlroy thrashed by Harman, eliminated from Match Play

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    Noren also had little trouble. The lead changed hands several times before Thomas made a decisive move with three straight birdies starting from the 10th to give himself a 3 hole lead which he never relinquished, eventually winning 2 and 1 on the 17th.