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A woman is rescued from deadly floodwater by a man standing on top of her car during heavy rains in Athens (Reuters)

A woman is rescued from deadly floodwater by a man standing on top of her car during heavy rains in Athens, Greece (Reuters)

Pictures of the week: From a dramatic eruption at Mount Etna to giant pandas at Edinburgh Zoo

Here's our pick of the pictures from around the world this week

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    Business Insider UK

    Cantlay extends Riviera lead; Woods begins near cut line

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patrick Cantlay came within an inch of a hole-in-one, the start of three straight birdies that led to a 2-under 69 to build a two-shot lead among those who played early in the second round of the Genesis Open.

  • Russia Must Pay for NotPetya Cyberattack, Trump Cybersecurity Official Warns
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    Newsweek

    Russia Must Pay for NotPetya Cyberattack, Trump Cybersecurity Official Warns

    The U.S. is going to make Russia pay for its acts of cyber aggression on the international stage, a top U.S. cybersecurity official told the audience at the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany. “We’re going to work on the international stage to impose consequences. Russia has to understand that they have to behave responsibly on the international stage,” Rob Joyce, the White House cybersecurity coordinator and special assistant to the president, said Friday.

  • Glastonbury Festival working to ban plastic bottles, says Emily Eavis
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    PA Entertainment

    Glastonbury Festival working to ban plastic bottles, says Emily Eavis

    She labelled it the ‘big project’ for 2018.

  • Argentine feminist's poignant poems reborn in music
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    AFP

    Argentine feminist's poignant poems reborn in music

    Alfonsina Storni, an early 20th century feminist whose arduous life ended in suicide, is remembered as one of Argentina's foremost modern poets -- but she is far from a household name outside the Spanish-speaking world.

  • Drake donates $1m budget for music video God's Plan to schools in impoverished areas
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    The Independent

    Drake donates $1m budget for music video God's Plan to schools in impoverished areas

    Drake has released an emotional video for "God's Plan" in which he donates the music video budget to people in need. Shot in Miami and directed by Toronto's Karena Evans and Jordan Oram, the video features a bunch of generous, grand gestures. At the beginning of the video, there's an explainer about how Drake and his team were given almost $1m to make the visual, but instead of making "God's Plan" into a glitzy project, they tackled it from a different angle.

  • Humans will react well to news of alien life, study reveals
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    The Telegraph

    Humans will react well to news of alien life, study reveals

    Humans will react well to news of alien life, study reveals

  • Survival Of The Fittest’s Warren breaks down during 30th birthday celebrations
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    PA Entertainment

    Survival Of The Fittest’s Warren breaks down during 30th birthday celebrations

    He was treated to a kiss from campmate Lottie James.

  • Top of the world: Federer, 36, becomes oldest number one
    AFP UK

    Top of the world: Federer, 36, becomes oldest number one

    Roger Federer becomes the oldest world number one after the 20-time Grand Slam title winner reached the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open.

  • Woman Mails 'Thoughts and Prayers' Check to Republican Congressman After Shooting
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    Newsweek

    Woman Mails 'Thoughts and Prayers' Check to Republican Congressman After Shooting

    Amid endless calls for “thoughts and prayers” instead of legislative action in response to mass shootings, a woman in Michigan decided to take matters into her own hands. 

  • Airbus sees initial details of Franco-German fighter in second half 2018
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    Reuters

    Airbus sees initial details of Franco-German fighter in second half 2018

    Initial details of a planned Franco-German programme to develop a next-generation fighter jet should emerge in the second half of 2018, the head of Airbus's defence unit told Reuters on Friday. Hoke said France and Germany would work out in coming months how to proceed with the programme, including whether to bring in an additional partner country, such as Britain. "We expect basic issues, such as how the project will be structured, to be discussed in the second quarter, so that the initial contours will be set in the second half of the year," Dirk Hoke, chief executive of Airbus Defence and Space, said in an interview during the Munich Security Conference.

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    Sky News

    Joanne Lee: Body of missing woman found dead in wardrobe in Dublin

    The body of a woman who was reported missing by her family has been found in a wardrobe in Dublin. The body of Joanne Lee, 38, was discovered by police at a house in the south of the city at 3.45pm on Thursday. Ms Lee was reported missing by her family on Tuesday.

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    San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliff

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's usually cats in trees that need a firefighter's help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff.

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    EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Travel vouchers show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for trips over six months last year, including 10 trips to Pruitt's home city of Tulsa.

  • Another reason for Barnaby Joyce to be jealous of Marlon Brando
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    The Guardian

    Another reason for Barnaby Joyce to be jealous of Marlon Brando

    Marlon Brandon in The Godfather and the deputy prime minister of Australia, Barnaby Joyce. Composite: ? / Michael Masters/Paramount/Getty

  • Watch: ‘Angelic’ school choir pays tribute to victims of Florida shooting
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    PA Viral News UK

    Watch: ‘Angelic’ school choir pays tribute to victims of Florida shooting

    ‘We need more compassion like this and I think we’ll be A-okay.’

  • ‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map shows
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    The Independent

    ‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map shows

    A "lost" Mexican city built by rivals to the Aztecs has as many buildings as Manhattan and was home to around 100,000 people, according to new research. The sprawling urban centre of Angamuco which was part of the Purépecha empire that peaked in the 16th century was detected by an aerial laser mapping technique called the Lidar system. An aircraft beamed out laser pulses and experts later examined the signals that bounced back from the ground, which helped them pull together a 3D map of the city near modern day Morelia in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico.

  • Exclusive: Haiti president says many aid organizations hid misconduct
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    Business Insider UK

    Exclusive: Haiti president says many aid organizations hid misconduct

    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's president said on Friday that sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam was only the tip of an "iceberg" and called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organizations which came to the country after its 2010 earthquake. "The Oxfam case is the visible part of the iceberg," President Jovenel Moise said in a phone interview with Reuters on Friday.

  • Turkey frees German reporter accused of spying raising hope of warmer relations between Nato allies
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    The Telegraph

    Turkey frees German reporter accused of spying raising hope of warmer relations between Nato allies

    Turkey frees German reporter accused of spying raising hope of warmer relations between Nato allies

  • Sound waves could be used to prevent millions of birds flying into wind turbines
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    The Independent

    Sound waves could be used to prevent millions of birds flying into wind turbines

    Devices that use focused sounds to prevent birds from crashing into tall structures, or gathering in places where they are not wanted, have been developed by scientists. When other structures such as mobile phone masts and buildings are taken into consideration, the number of bird deaths resulting from collisions is thought to go into the billions. At the same time, birds cause an enormous amount of damage to human infrastructure, feeding on agricultural products and flying into aeroplanes.

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    Salary + 144 eggs: Venezuelan firm offers unusual monthly compensation

    A Venezuelan security firm is looking to attract personnel with a "motivational" bonus of 144 eggs for good presentation and time-keeping - alongside a $10 per month salary. Aware of food scarcities and soaring prices in the crisis-hit economy, Atlas Security, in western Zulia state, is seeking security guards on a 2 million bolivar monthly salary - $10 at the black market rate - plus a "motivational" bonus of eggs. To qualify for the weekly box of 36 eggs, worth around $2 at the black market rate, staff have to arrive on time, not miss shifts and dress smartly.

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    N.Y. judge says Charter must face lawsuit over slow internet

    Charter Communications Inc must face a lawsuit by New York's attorney general accusing the cable company of giving customers slower-than-advertised internet speeds, a New York state judge ruled in a decision made public on Friday. Justice O. Peter Sherwood of state Supreme Court in Manhattan rejected Charter's claim that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman failed to plausibly allege it had short-changed and misled customers.

  • World stocks post best week in 2 years, dollar climbs
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    Reuters

    World stocks post best week in 2 years, dollar climbs

    The dollar rose and stocks around the globe rallied for a sixth straight session on Friday to post their best week in more than two years, but a U.S. indictment over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election cooled gains on Wall Street. The 37-page indictment of a Russian internet agency filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller described a conspiracy with the aim of supporting Donald Trump and sowing discord in the U.S. political system. Wall Street turned south on news of the indictment but soon rebounded as the fundamental story has not changed, said Ben Phillips, chief investment officer of EventShares, referring to a strong corporate earnings outlook and robust economy.

  • Gender dysphoria present in boys' speech from age five
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    The Telegraph

    Gender dysphoria present in boys' speech from age five

    Gender dysphoria present in boys' speech from age five

  • Tesla delays, tax credit concerns spur sales of Chevy Bolts
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    Business Insider UK

    Tesla delays, tax credit concerns spur sales of Chevy Bolts

    Some potential buyers of Tesla's long-delayed Model 3 sedan are concerned that they will miss out on big federal tax breaks and are looking for alternatives, including General Motors Co's Chevrolet Bolt, according to postings by would-be Tesla buyers on websites and interviews with GM dealers. Last week Tesla told some holders of Model 3 reservations that they would not get their cars until 2019, eliciting howls of complaint on Tesla online fan forums. Tesla declined to comment.

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