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Inflation slides to lowest level for a year

Inflation slides to lowest level for a year

Business
The UK's cost of living has unexpectedly fallen to its lowest level in a year amid a slower rise in the price of women's clothing. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said consumer prices declined to 2.5% in March from 2.7% in February.Most economists had expected inflation to remain unchanged."Inflation fell to its lowest rate in a year, with women's clothing prices rising slower than usual for this time of year," Mike Hardie, head of inflation at the ONS, said."Alcohol and tobacco also helped ease inflation pressures, with tobacco duty rises linked to the Budget not appearing this March, thanks to its new autumn billing."Growth in the price of goods leaving factories continued to slow, due mainly to a smaller increase in the price of food products compared with this time last year."...
Stokes hits half-century as England level series against New Zealand

Stokes hits half-century as England level series against New Zealand

Sports
Second one-day international, Tauranga New Zealand: 223 (49.4 overs): Santner 63, Guptill 50England: 225-4 (37.5 overs): Morgan 62, Stokes 63*England won by six wicketsScorecardBen Stokes' 63 not out backed up an excellent fielding performance as England beat New Zealand by six wickets to level the one-day series at 1-1.England took three fine catches and claimed four run-outs to dismiss the hosts for 223 in Tauranga.In reply, the tourists lost two early wickets but Stokes put on 88 with captain Eoin Morgan, who scored 62.Jos Buttler made an unbeaten 36 off 20 balls as he and Stokes sealed victory with 12.1 overs to spare.All-rounder Stokes, playing his second match after five months out of the side following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub, was named man of the match after also ta...
Satellites show warming is accelerating sea level rise

Satellites show warming is accelerating sea level rise

Technology
Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world's oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to researchers who published in Monday's Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. Sea level rise is caused by warming of the ocean and melting from glaciers and ice sheets. The research, based on 25 years of satellite data, shows that pace has quickened, mainly from the melting of massive ice sheets. It confirms scientists' computer simulations and is in line with predictions from the United Nations, which releases regular climate change reports. "It's a big deal" because the projected sea level ...
FTSE 100 at lowest level since December 2016

FTSE 100 at lowest level since December 2016

Business
A volatile week for world stock markets has ended with more losses with London's FTSE 100 Index following US and Asian markets lower.The slide of more than one percent for the UK's blue-chip index on Friday comes on top of its 1.5% decline on Thursday, taking it below 7,100 to its lowest level since December 2016.The FTSE saw a drop of nearly 5% over the week.European indexes were also sharply down.The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its second biggest fall in history on Thursday, with the decline of 1,032 points only surpassed by the drop of 1,175 witnessed on Monday.This placed the index into what is known as the correction phase, when there is a drop of more than a tenth.It was another choppy session for the Dow on Friday as it turned 1% higher in early trading before reversing th...
Louvre Museum shuts down lower level as River Seine continues to flood

Louvre Museum shuts down lower level as River Seine continues to flood

World
Following weeks of heavy rain in Paris, the River Seine continues to rise -- now putting its famous Louvre Museum in danger. The water level is expected to reach 20 feet by Saturday, which is 13 feet higher than its normal height, according to the latest official weather bulletin. The rise of the water level is causing disruption to the city’s transportation system. Seven metro stations alongside the river in Paris have been shut down and will remain closed until Jan. 31, transport authorities said. The flood is also starting to affect the Louvre Museum, located next to the Seine. In a statement, France's most visited museum -- home of the Mona Lisa -- said it will close the lower level of the Department of Islamic Arts until Jan. 28. Roads and walking paths along the river have been