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Apple Should Repay Ireland 13bn Euros, European Commission Rules
Offbeat  (tags: Ireland, Apple, Ruling, European Commission )

- 4 hours ago -
Ireland should recover up to â,¬13bn (£11bn) from Apple in back taxes, the European Commission has ruled. After a three-year investigation, it has concluded that the US firm's Irish tax benefits are illegal.
Why Do Americans Keep Thinking Their Airports Are Under Attack?
Offbeat  (tags: Air Transport, Threatening Terror Attack, USA )

- 4 hours ago -
Frightened travellers fled Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday in the latest case of panic at US airports and other public gathering places. Are Americans getting jumpier about the threat of attack?
When Bassist Flea Met Koko the Gorilla
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Arts, Animal, Man )

- 7 hours ago -
Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea says meeting Koko the gorilla was an experience he will never forget.
Ireland's Abortion Laws: Rose of Tralee Becomes Latest Battleground in Divisive Debate
Offbeat  (tags: Abortion Laws, Divisive Debate, Rose of Tralee, Republic of Ireland, Europe )

- 2 days ago -
The Rose of Tralee, the Republic of Ireland's long-running beauty pageant, is not usually a platform for thorny issues.
Bake Off's Mary Berry Criticised By MasterChef Judge Over Fryers
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Bake Off, Master Cheff, Judges, UK )

- 2 days ago -
MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace has criticised Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry over her suggestion that no family should own a deep-fat fryer.
Paul McCartney Demo Given to Cilla Black Sells for £18K
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Demo Disc, Beatles Memorabilia Auction )

- 2 days ago -
A long-lost demo disc recorded by Paul McCartney that was given to Cilla Black has sold for £18,000 at auction, the Beatles expert who found it has said.
American Football Player Kaepernick Refuses to Stand for Anthem
Offbeat  (tags: Sport, NFL. National Anthem, USA )

- 2 days ago -
A US National Football League (NFL) quarterback has refused to stand for the national anthem in protest at what he sees as racial injustice. Colin Kaepernick, who plays with the San Francisco 49ers, remained seated as the anthem was played.
Last BHS Stores to Close for Final Time After 88 Years
Business  (tags: Business, BHS, UK )

- 2 days ago -
The last BHS stores are set to close their doors for the final time, ending an 88-year presence on the High Street.
Export Ban Placed on Queen Victoria's Wedding Coronet
Offbeat  (tags: Victoria's wedding coronet, Export Ban )

- 2 days ago -
A temporary export ban has been placed on a sapphire and diamond coronet that belonged to Queen Victoria, preventing it from being sold abroad. The coronet, designed by Prince Albert for their wedding in 1840,
I-Wonder: Am I Too Dated for Dating Apps?
Offbeat  (tags: Internet Dating App, Technology )

- 3 days ago -
The internet is now integral to our daily lives. Work, play, shopping and socialising are all increasingly reliant on the connected world.
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