• XXXTentacion death: Four men charged over the murder of Florida rapper
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    XXXTentacion death: Four men charged over the murder of Florida rapper

    A grand jury indicted Dedrick Williams, 22, Michael Boatwright, 22, Trayvon Newsome, 20, and Robert Allen, 22 on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges, court records showed. XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was shot dead as he was leaving a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach last month. According to a warrant filed in Boatwright's case, the car driven by XXXTentacion was blocked by a dark-coloured SUV as it was exiting the Riva Motor Sports shop.

  • First drive: Performance Pack adds another string to the Volkswagen Golf R’s bow
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    First drive: Performance Pack adds another string to the Volkswagen Golf R’s bow

    What is it?The Golf R is, as most people know, a hugely capable, practical and downright fast hot hatch. However, Volkswagen has seen fit to give it the smallest of upgrades with a new Performance Pack. Accompanied by a £2,300 premium, this extra brings with it additional features designed to make the Golf R even …

  • Things to do in London this week
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    Things to do in London this week

    The summer hols are here. Whether you’ve got kids or want to avoid everyone else’s, we’ve got you covered with this week’s round-up of activities. From brand new theatre to the tail end of exhibitions, there’s plenty to whet cultural appetites. Here’s our guide on what to get up to in London this week. Hackney Showroom Futureheads

  • Bitcoin price live: Latest updates as cryptocurrency edges towards $8,000
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    Bitcoin price live: Latest updates as cryptocurrency edges towards $8,000

    Bitcoin fell to its lowest price of 2018 in June, having experienced its worst start to a year since the cryptocurrency was founded, however it is showing signs of recovery. The value of bitcoin rose more than twenty-fold in 2017, generating huge amounts of interest in cryptocurrencies like ethereum and bitcoin cash. After peaking at close to $20,000 in December, bitcoin's value fell to below $10,000 within a matter of weeks.

  • French soldiers arrive in Sweden to fight wildfires
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    French soldiers arrive in Sweden to fight wildfires

    Dozens of French soldiers specialised in firefighting arrived in Sweden early Monday to tackle blazes raging across the country during an extreme heatwave.

  • Europeans press for digital tax at G20 meeting
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    Europeans press for digital tax at G20 meeting

    European finance leaders called for progress on global rules to tax the digital economy at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Argentina on Sunday, putting them at odds with U.S. counterparts. The final communique reaffirmed a commitment to address the impacts of the shift to a digital economy on the international tax system by 2020, without giving more details. The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, proposed rules earlier this year to make digital companies pay more tax, with U.S. tech giants such as Alphabet's Google, Facebook and Amazon set to foot a large chunk of any bill.

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    Johnson on knife crime: Khan must 'take responsibility'

    Former London mayor Boris Johnson has said his successor needs to take responsibility for knife crime in London. Mr Johnson said Sadiq Khan had been blaming "everyone but himself" for the rising number of knife attacks in the capital. Mr Johnson, who recently stood down as foreign secretary, said it was a "scandal" that London's murder rate had been higher than New York earlier this year.

  • Woman Airlifted to Hospital After Being Impaled by Parasol on Maryland Beach
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    Woman Airlifted to Hospital After Being Impaled by Parasol on Maryland Beach

    A woman was airlifted to hospital after being impaled by a parasol on a beach in Maryland on Sunday, July 22. The 54-year-old woman from Pennsylvania was injured just after 3pm near 54th street in Ocean City, ABC7 reported. Her condition was described as non life-threatening after firefighters managed to remove all but a small piece of the wooden pole from her skin, the report said. This video shows a helicopter from Maryland State Police arriving at the accident scene. Last week, a New Jersey woman was injured after being impaled by a parasol in her ankle. Credit: Ocean City Career Firefighter Paramedics Association via Storyful

  • Celebrating music, Britain to have 'National Album Day'
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    Celebrating music, Britain to have 'National Album Day'

    Britain is to have its first ever "National Album Day" this autumn, an event organisers hope music fans will celebrate annually to mark their appreciation of the format. Music lovers around the country will honour singers, songwriters, producers and sleeve designers on Oct. 13 and various events, organised by industry players and BBC Music, celebrating "all aspects of the UK's love of the album" will be held in the run-up to the day. "Streaming may be broadening our ability to access and discover music," Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive of the British Phonographic Industry, said in a statement.

  • Zimbabwe edges back onto tourist map
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    Zimbabwe edges back onto tourist map

    After nearly two decades in the doldrums, Zimbabwe's tourism sector is enjoying a rebound, with visitors returning in droves to see the majestic Victoria Falls and explore unspoilt safari reserves.

  • Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success
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    Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

    Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din Sapai quickly but carefully plucks the delicate petals that will be turned into rose water and oils for sale around the world.

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    Uber suspends driver who live-streamed St. Louis passengers

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ride-sharing company Uber has suspended a driver who recorded hundreds of St. Louis-area riders without their permission and streamed the live video online.

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    WSJ: Tesla seeking cash from suppliers

    Tesla has asked some of its suppliers to refund a portion of what the auto maker has already spent to help it become profitable, the Wall Street Journal reports. The plea raises questions about the company's cash position, which has dwindled following some production issues. A memo provided to the newspaper shows Tesla requested the supplier return what it calls a meaningful amount of money on its payments since 2016.

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    69-year-old John Forces races to 149th NHRA Funny Car win

    John Force raced to his first victory of the season and record-extending 149th career Funny Car win Saturday in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals. The 69-year-old Force won for the eighth time at Bandimere Speedway, edging Ron Capps in the final with a 4.075-second run at 315.42 mph. Force drove the John Force Racing Camaro past Matt Hagan in the first round, Cruz Pedregon in the quarterfinals and daughter Courtney Force in the semifinals en route to his first victory since the Gatornationals in March 2017.

  • 20 major movies that started out as short films
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    20 major movies that started out as short films

    From comic-book test footage to fake trailers… From Digital Spy

  • No-deal Brexit could spark civil unrest ‘within two weeks’ warns UK head of Amazon
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    No-deal Brexit could spark civil unrest ‘within two weeks’ warns UK head of Amazon

    Leaving the European Union with no deal could prompt “civil unrest” within days, the head of Amazon in the UK has warned. Doug Gurr told a meeting organised by Brexit secretary Dominic Raab that the online retail firm was now considering this worst-case outcome as part of their contingency planning. Mr Gurr’s remarks make Amazon UK the first company to issue such a warning, and “stunned those present”, The Times reports.

  • Chinese premier calls for severe punishment in vaccine scandal
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    Chinese premier calls for severe punishment in vaccine scandal

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for an immediate investigation into a scandal over faulty vaccines that he said had crossed a moral line, and urged severe punishment for the companies and people implicated. The scandal erupted a week ago, after major vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co was found to have violated standards in making rabies vaccine for humans. The case has sparked anger on social media and dealt a blow to China's drug regulator, which has been struggling to clean up the world's second-biggest drug industry and promote domestically made vaccines.

  • Dying groundskeeper to testify in Roundup cancer trial
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    Dying groundskeeper to testify in Roundup cancer trial

    A California groundskeeper dying of cancer is slated to testify Monday before jurors hearing evidence in his lawsuit blaming Monsanto weed killer Roundup for his terminal illness.

  • Another couple bites the dust: two dumped from Love Island
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    Another couple bites the dust: two dumped from Love Island

    There is around one week to go until one couple wins the cash prize.

  • Apollo Gala celebrates 50th anniversary of first moon landing
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    Apollo Gala celebrates 50th anniversary of first moon landing

    Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon, on July 20 1969.

  • South Africa taxi massacre leaves 11 drivers dead
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    South Africa taxi massacre leaves 11 drivers dead

    Gunmen in South Africa have killed 11 taxi drivers in a brutal ambush, police say. The victims were in a minibus travelling to Johannesburg when the massacre happened on Saturday night. All 15 were members of the Gauteng taxi association.

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg Says It Could Take 50 Years To Reap The Benefits Of Brexit
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    Jacob Rees-Mogg Says It Could Take 50 Years To Reap The Benefits Of Brexit

    A leading Brexiteer has suggested it could take 50 years to judge whether

  • New Zealand firm may introduce permanent four-day week after successful trial
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    New Zealand firm may introduce permanent four-day week after successful trial

    Perpetual Guardian, which helps customers manage wills and estates, said all 240 employees had reported greater productivity, better work-life balance and lower stress levels during the experiment. "It was just a theory, something I thought I wanted to try because I wanted to create a better environment for my team," CEO Andrew Barnes told CNN. Mr Barnes said employees also became more productive, spending less time on social media or non-work activity.

  • How Three British Blokes Took Defender Tuning In US To New Level
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    How Three British Blokes Took Defender Tuning In US To New Level

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    March honors Warsaw's Jews, activist who warned of genocide

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israel's ambassador to Poland has joined Warsaw residents in recalling the first mass deportations of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and in honoring a Jewish activist who took his own life while despairing the world's indifference to the Holocaust.