• How to start running, according to an Olympian who now coaches runners
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    How to start running, according to an Olympian who now coaches runners

    The great thing about running is that it's something just about anyone can get into, according to Roberto Mandje, a former professional runner who competed in the 2004 Olympics and is now the head coach at New York Road Runners, the nonprofit that organizes the New York Marathon. "It's relatively speaking, universal," Mandje said. "It doesn't matter if you're old, young, male, female, wealthy or not, it's very inclusive." In a conversation with Business Insider, Mandje offered a series of tips meant to help anyone interested in running, whether the person is a beginner or already training for a marathon.

  • Tory Anna Soubry calls for unity government to manage Brexit
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    Tory Anna Soubry calls for unity government to manage Brexit

    Anna Soubry said there needed to be cross-party collaboration on a new Brexit deal. Conservative party whips threatened rebels with a vote of no confidence in the prime minister and a general election in order to push through a vital bill, a Tory MP has claimed, as she called for a cross-party “government of national unity” to be brought in to handle Brexit. Anna Soubry said the whipping operation during Brexit votes in the Commons on Tuesday evening was an “appalling spectacle” and Theresa May had lost control of the party.

  • How can the Brexit stalemate be broken?
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    How can the Brexit stalemate be broken?

    As time runs out, it will become less practical for Tory MPs to send Theresa May back to the drawing board. It was obvious from the morning of 9 June 2017, when Theresa May woke up to find the electorate had stripped her of her majority, that crafting a Brexit that could win support in parliament as well as in Brussels would be a formidable challenge. Since the Chequers agreement shifted the government’s position significantly in a soft Brexit direction, it has been the Eurosceptic hardliners who have been most angry.

  • Mandela Day: Former president remembered
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    Mandela Day: Former president remembered

    On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Nelson Mandela is remembered by the drivers, cooks and bodyguards who spent time with him.

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    U.S. academic and critic of Beijing censorship will leave China after losing job

    An American professor and vocal critic of Beijing's censorship said he had lost his job at the prestigious Peking University and is leaving China. Christopher Balding, who had taught for the past nine years at Peking University's HSBC School of Business in Shenzhen, said in a blog post (https://bit.ly/2uuLnuv) on Tuesday that the school had not renewed his contract.

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    Swimsuit model praised for breastfeeding daughter on Sports Illustrated catwalk

    Mara Martin wore a gold bikini while she walked down the Sports Illustrated swimwear catwalk, after landing a spot in the top 16 of an open casting run by the magazine for Miami Swim Week. Ms Martin was joined by other unique models, including a paralympian who wore a prosthetic leg.

  • Dennis Rodman plans to invite Kanye West to North Korea
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    Dennis Rodman plans to invite Kanye West to North Korea

    Former NBA star Rodman has made multiple visits to the secretive country.

  • Legal battle over rights to Olympic founder's name
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    Legal battle over rights to Olympic founder's name

    A Dutch branding company, a global sports organisation and the name of a French aristocrat who has been dead for 80 years might not seem like the ingredients for a high-stakes legal battle.

  • Las Vegas massacre: Mandalay Bay hotel owner sues 1,000 victims
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    Las Vegas massacre: Mandalay Bay hotel owner sues 1,000 victims

    The Las Vegas hotel where gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on hundreds of festival-goers is suing the victims of the shooting. Paddock killed 58 people and injured another 500 when he started shooting from his room at the Mandalay Bay hotel into crowds attending a country music festival on 1 October last year. MGM Resorts International, which runs the hotel, is now suing more than 1,000 victims in an apparent bid to avoid liability for his attack.

  • New Caledonia could become world's youngest nation in vote on independence from France
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    New Caledonia could become world's youngest nation in vote on independence from France

    New Caledonia may change its name and flag if it votes to become an independent country later this year. France took formal possession of the island, which is about two hours by plane from Brisbane, in 1853 and it has since become a French overseas territory. “This date is of capital importance and historic for the Kanak people, because it brings to an end 164 years of uninterrupted struggle for our people,” Daniel Goa, spokesperson for the independence movement Front de Libération Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS), said.

  • Adani says it still needs a loan for rail line if coalmine is to go ahead
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    Adani says it still needs a loan for rail line if coalmine is to go ahead

    Adani needs to build a $2bn, 300km rail line if the Carmichael coalmine is to go ahead. Adani says its Carmichael coalmine remains contingent on a loan to build a rail line to the Galilee Basin – comments that analysts believe will ramp up pressure on the Australian government to further subsidise the project. Karan Adani, the son of company boss Gautam Adani, and the head of the conglomerate’s ports business, told India’s Economic Times the company had “completed financing on the mine” and that it had received all necessary approvals.

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    Olympian uses pig's blood for revenge on lover

    A former Olympian has admitted using pig's blood to scrawl lewd messages on the walls of a Tory peer's home, a court has heard. Lizzie Purbrick, who competed as a showjumper in the 1980 Games, said she had used a key to get into the south London home of former lover David Prior. The two, both separated from their married partners, had been in a relationship for several years that she had thought "had longevity", according to her lawyer Simon Nicholls.

  • Motorists face 'frantic Friday' congestion as summer getaway begins with millions to hit the road for holidays
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    Motorists face 'frantic Friday' congestion as summer getaway begins with millions to hit the road for holidays

    Motorists face severe congestion on roads on one of the busiest weekends of the year as the summer getaway begins on “frantic Friday”. More than nine million people are expected to head off on leisure trips by car between Friday and Sunday as school holidays begin, the RAC said. Getaway traffic will peak on Friday as 3.8 million motorists who are making day trips or driving to holiday destinations battle for road space with regular commuter traffic.

  • Hot weather and World Cup gives Scotland's shops largest sales increase for more than four years
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    Hot weather and World Cup gives Scotland's shops largest sales increase for more than four years

    Hot weather and World Cup gives Scotland's shops largest sales increase for more than four years

  • Thousands of leading AI researchers sign pledge against killer robots
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    Thousands of leading AI researchers sign pledge against killer robots

    Thousands of scientists who specialise in artificial intelligence (AI) have declared that they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without human oversight. Demis Hassabis at Google DeepMind and Elon Musk at the US rocket company SpaceX are among more than 2,400 signatories to the pledge which intends to deter military firms and nations from building lethal autonomous weapon systems, also known as Laws. It follows calls for a preemptive ban on technology that campaigners believe could usher in a new generation of weapons of mass destruction.

  • 10 Reasons To Go To The Silverstone Classic
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    10 Reasons To Go To The Silverstone Classic

    Silverstone’s historic extravaganza is the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival. We run through the bumper grids, and who should be battling for the spoils.

  • Meat and dairy companies to surpass oil industry as world’s biggest polluters, report finds
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    Meat and dairy companies to surpass oil industry as world’s biggest polluters, report finds

    Meat and dairy companies are on track to be the world’s biggest contributors to climate change, outpacing even the fossil fuel industry, according to a new report. To arrive at this conclusion, non-profit organisations the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and GRAIN conducted an analysis of the planet’s 35 largest meat and dairy companies. Meat and dairy production in the countries where the top 35 companies dominate must be significantly reduced,” said Devlin Kuyek, a researcher at GRAIN.

  • EastEnders and Coronation Street 'driving the decline of TV audiences'
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    EastEnders and Coronation Street 'driving the decline of TV audiences'

    EastEnders and Coronation Street 'driving the decline of TV audiences'

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    What's behind the drop in teen pregnancies?

    A fall in rates of teen pregnancy may be linked to young people spending more time online, on schoolwork and with their families. A report by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has found that young people are more likely to prioritise schoolwork and seeing their families than hanging out with their friends. It said fewer teen pregnancies may be down to "lower levels of face-to-face interaction" - pointing out that when teenagers socialise less "opportunities for sexual interaction that could result in a pregnancy are reduced".

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    Ohio prison staff set to execute killer of man met in bar

    Ohio is set to put a condemned killer to death on Wednesday for a three-decades-old fatal stabbing in what would be the state's first execution in several months. Robert Van Hook was sentenced to die for fatally strangling and stabbing David Self after picking him up in a Cincinnati bar in 1985. Van Hook, 58, had no remaining appeals, and Republican Gov. John Kasich rejected his request for clemency without comment.

  • Fast-Moving Central Point Fire Prompts Evacuations of Homes, Businesses in Oregon
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    Fast-Moving Central Point Fire Prompts Evacuations of Homes, Businesses in Oregon

    A fast-moving grass fire in Central Point, Oregon, damaged properties, caused evacuations and road closures on Tuesday, July 17. The evacuations were conducted at several homes, an assisted living facility and businesses in Central Point, near Medford, reports said. Customers also reportedly evacuated the Costco store between Central Point and Medford. The Medford Police Department said no people or animals were injured in the fire, but there was “plenty of property damage.” The wildfire, which started near the Jackson County Expo and the Rogue Valley Family Fun Center along the Bear Creek Greenway, burned 50 acres of land at around 5 pm, said the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District. Credit: Courtney Thompson via Storyful

  • Why your earliest memory may be a lie, according to scientists 
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    Why your earliest memory may be a lie, according to scientists 

    Why your earliest memory may be a lie, according to scientists 

  • Thai cave boys' first public appearance; locals, media wait for televised address
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    Thai cave boys' first public appearance; locals, media wait for televised address

    The 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave will make their first public appearance on Wednesday when they hold a nationally-televised news conference in Chiang Rai. The boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach sparked an international rescue effort after they became trapped inside the flooded Tham Luang cave complex in Chiang Rai. The boys and their coach have been in hospital in Chiang Rai since they were rescued.

  • Teachers should ignore disruptive students to improve behaviour in classroom, study says
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    Teachers should ignore disruptive students to improve behaviour in classroom, study says

    Teachers should ignore low-level disruptive behaviour in the classroom to reduce it, a new study suggests. It found that rewarding well-behaved pupils with praise – instead of focusing attention on poorly-behaved students – can improve the behaviour and mental health of school children. The study, led by the University of Exeter Medical School, found teachers who were trained to overlook children displaying low-level bad behaviour – such as swinging on chairs, tapping desks and moving around the classroom – were more likely to see positive results in their conduct.

  • British teenager, 15, dies after 'falling from speedboat and becoming caught in propeller blades' in Greece
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    British teenager, 15, dies after 'falling from speedboat and becoming caught in propeller blades' in Greece

    A British teenager has died after falling off a speedboat being driven by his father and hitting the propeller blades, according to reports. Toby Finnett, 15, reported to be the son of Aon oil executive Paul Finnett, was killed off the Greek island of Paxos on Saturday. The boat had run into rough seas about half a mile south of the island’s port town of Gaios, the Times reported.