• HORSE RACING Grand National 2017 Logo (artwork) (Apr 8)
  • HORSE RACING Grand National 2017 Course (print & digital) (Apr 8)
  • HORSE RACING Grand National 2017 Winners (print & digital) (Apr 8)
  • TECH Waymo leads in self-driving race (print & digital)
  • IN PREP: POLITICS New NATO headquarters (107mm, DUE WED/THUR)
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Google’s Waymo leads robotic car pack

SACRAMENTO -- Tests of 103 self-driving cars from nine manufacturers, found that Google’s Waymo scored best with just one human intervention every 8,250km driven.

Uber, which operates 43 robot cars in Pennsylvania, Arizona and California, reportedly drove a combined 20,354 miles (25,750km) in the week ending March 8. Drivers had to take control some 16,000 times – Waymo vehicles would need human intervention around four times over a similar distance.


Britain rolls out new high-security coin

LONDON -- Britain’s new £1 coin enters circulation. Hailed as “the most secure in the world”, the coin features a string of security features to make it harder to counterfeit.


Britain triggers Article 50 to leave EU

LONDON -- British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty by sending a letter to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, on Wednesday.


Uber tries to fix its battered reputation

SAN FRANCISCO -- Uber suspends its self-driving vehicles in Arizona, Pennsylvania and California after an accident leaves one of its vehicles on its side and another vehicle badly damaged.

Pakistan is fencing off its Afghan border

PESHAWAR -- Pakistan has begun building a fence along its mountainous 2,500km-long border with Afghanistan to curb the entry of Pakistani Taliban and Islamic State fighters.


Tomb of Jesus reopens for Easter

JERUSALEM -- The newly restored tomb of Jesus Christ at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was presented to the press on Monday.


World Agenda for April available now

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as a responsive screen version.


New radar probe in King Tut’s tomb

CAIRO -- A fresh probe using next-generation radar technology will start this month, aiming to find out once and for all if another burial site lies in King Tutankhamun's tomb.


Motorsports 2017


Apr 8: Grand National course

AINTREE -- The 170th Grand National, the world’s longest, toughest and most historic steeplechase, takes place at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England.

Apr 8: Grand National history

AINTREE -- The first Grand Liverpool Steeplechase, in 1839, was won by the favourite Lottery, while Captain Becher parted company with his horse at Becher’s Brook.


Apr 7-9: F1 Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI -- Ferrari are off to a winning start but a double podium for Mercedes suggests the Silver Arrows will be hot on their heels at the Shanghai International Circuit.


Apr 1: FIA World RallyCross Championship

BARCELONA -- The season opens at the Circuit de Catalunya, taking in 12 rounds around the globe, concluding at the World RX of South Africa at the Killarney International Raceway.

Apr 11-12: Champions League quarter-finals

NYON, Switzerland -- Bayern Munich face Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona clash, Borussia Dortmund take on French leaders AS Monaco, while debutants Leicester meet Atletico Madrid.


Apr 13: Europa League quarter-finals

NYON, Switzerland -- Ties of the round include Mourinho's Man Utd taking on Anderlecht, and two former winners, Ajax (1992) and Schalke (1997) set for a heavyweight contest.


Apr 5: Indian Premier League cricket

HYDERABAD -- Champions Sunrisers Hyderabad open the defence of their title against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, with the tournament culminating in the May 21 Final.

Apr 1-2: English Premier League

LIVERPOOL -- Its Reds versus Blues as Everton go to Anfield, while Chelsea face a London derby with Crystal Palace and Tottenham take on Burnley.



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