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Oops: The Chinese family's car tumbles into the giant sinkhole (Rex)

Pictures of the week: From car in a sinkhole to auto in the snow

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

  • Founder and CEO of hot activewear startup Outdoor Voices explains why she doesn't want to build the next Nike
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    Business Insider UK

    Founder and CEO of hot activewear startup Outdoor Voices explains why she doesn't want to build the next Nike

    Outdoor Voices is an athletic wear company founded by 29-year-old entrepreneur Tyler Haney. The brand considers itself  "technical apparel for recreation," meaning the clothing is made for sweating in but can be suitable for any activity. From the start, Tyler Haney's strategy for Outdoor Voices was simple: to create the world's No. 1 athletics brand, eventually overtaking more established brands like Lululemon or Under Armour.

  • Bitcoin price – live updates: Cryptocurrency continues to drop in value
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    The Independent

    Bitcoin price – live updates: Cryptocurrency continues to drop in value

    The price of bitcoin rose more than twenty-fold in 2017, generating huge amounts of interest in the cryptocurrency. :: The Independent’s bitcoin group is the best place to follow the latest discussions and developments in cryptocurrency.

  • Things to do in London this weekend
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    Evening Standard

    Things to do in London this weekend

    Here’s what to get up to this weekend in London. The British Academy will open the doors to its historical regency home on The Mall this weekend for their first Summer Showcase. It’s been five years since there were any concerts at Kenwood House but now they’re back with Heritage Live.

  • Small Fish Pick at Cigarette Butts
    Storyful

    Small Fish Pick at Cigarette Butts

    A couple of small fish were seen picking at a cigarette butt in the waters off Flinders, south of Melbourne. Diver Jules Casey posted footage on June 16 in the hope of raising awareness about ocean pollution. “These little fish don’t know how toxic those cigarettes butts are,” she wrote. Credit: onebreathdiver via Storyful

  • Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency struggles below $7,000
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    The Independent

    Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency struggles below $7,000

    The value of bitcoin has seen significant losses over the last week, following a period of relative stability. The volatile cryptocurrency’s price has shifted wildly ever since mid-December - when it hit a record high of more than $19,850 (£14,214) - with frequent heavy drops and speedy recoveries. Aside from the looming prospect of regulation, a series of high-profile thefts have also had a hand in the sudden rapid dips in value bitcoin and its rivals have experienced - the most recent of which was a failed raid on the Binance cryptocurrency exchange.

  • BMW i3S – long-term test: is an electric car a viable day-to-day proposition?
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    The Telegraph

    BMW i3S – long-term test: is an electric car a viable day-to-day proposition?

    BMW i3S – long-term test: is an electric car a viable day-to-day proposition?

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    Reuters

    Syria state media says U.S. bombs Syrian positions; U.S. denies report

    Syrian state media, citing a military source, reported on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed "one of our military positions" in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied carrying out strikes in the area. The strike took place in al-Harra, southeast of Albu Kamal, Syrian state media said. A commander in the military alliance backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad also told Reuters that drones, "probably American," had bombed positions of Iraqi factions between Albu Kamal and Tanf and Syrian military positions.

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    Business Insider UK

    Second fire shrinks storage capacity amid fighting at Libyan oil ports

    BENGHAZI, Libya/TUNIS (Reuters) - Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said storage capacity at Ras Lanuf port had been cut by 400,000 barrels after a second crude oil tank was set on fire amid fighting between rival factions for control of two key export terminals. The NOC warned that the blaze that broke out at storage tank No. 2 early on Sunday could spread to three further tanks, which would "stop exports from Ras Lanuf port completely". Such an outcome would be a major blow for Libya's oil industry, which despite continuing political turmoil had staged a partial recovery over the past two years, raising national production to just over one million barrels per day (bpd).

  • Is flying a St George's flag an act of patriotism or a symbol of all that is bad about England?
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    The Independent

    Is flying a St George's flag an act of patriotism or a symbol of all that is bad about England?

    If you’re of a flag-waving bent, you’ll be enjoying an almost unparalleled summer right now. From the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, through the Queen’s official birthday, to the World Cup, which segues nicely into the annual patriorgasm of The Proms, 2018 is the year for you.

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    Business Insider UK

    Dustin Johnson's US Open hopes fade on back 9

    Dustin Johnson had a four-stroke lead after 36 holes and was still in striking distance heading onto the back nine in the final round of the U.S. Open. The 2016 champion three-putted three times on the back nine at Shinnecock Hills, shooting an even-par 70 on Sunday to finish third, two strokes back, as workout buddy and final-round partner Brooks Koepka claimed his second U.S. Open title in a row. "When we're all done, he's going to win another one," Koepka said.

  • Scotland launches two-week firearms amnesty to get guns off streets
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    The Independent

    Scotland launches two-week firearms amnesty to get guns off streets

    Scottish police have launched a two-week gun amnesty to stop firearms falling into the hands of criminals. Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins said: "What we want to do is remove any firearm availability from the criminals that operate right across the country. Anyone who has a firearm or ammunition without a valid certificate can take it to one of 43 police stations around the country during the amnesty, which runs from Monday June 18 until Sunday July 1.

  • ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ Aims for Weekly Content Updates
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    Newsweek

    ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ Aims for Weekly Content Updates

    Ubisoft EMEA executive director Alain Corre is pushing for longer engagement in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, according to an interview with gamesindustry.biz. "The idea with Odyssey is to create new content every week so that it's a [lively] adventure for the fans. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will have a massive open world much like Origins, so Ubisoft should have plenty of space to add new content for players to return.

  • Councils call on government to increase funding after thousands of children with special needs left without school places
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    The Independent

    Councils call on government to increase funding after thousands of children with special needs left without school places

    Dozens of councils across the country have called on the education secretary to urgently boost special needs funding as thousands of children have been left at home waiting for school places. Parents have been forced to quit their jobs – and in some have waited for several years for a place in the right provision – to ensure their child with special needs is supported, experts say. Local authorities have said they are “deeply concerned” that funding cuts are making it even more difficult to place children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in schools.

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    Reuters

    Five dead following U.S. Border Patrol car chase in Texas

    Five immigrants died and several others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle careened out of control while being chased by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas about 90 miles (145 km) north of the Mexican border, officials said. Some of the injured were ejected from a Chevy Suburban packed with 14 people that was travelling up to 100 miles per hour (160 kph), Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told reporters. The sport utility vehicle skidded off the road and then attempted to get back onto the highway, but the driver overcorrected and the vehicle flipped over, ejecting several people, Boyd said.

  • Millennials on track to have worse health problems than their parents by middle age, new study finds
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    The Telegraph

    Millennials on track to have worse health problems than their parents by middle age, new study finds

    Millennials on track to have worse health problems than their parents by middle age, new study finds

  • Here's all of this year's Love Island contestants
    Digital Spy

    Here's all of this year's Love Island contestants

    Now with added Zara and Ellie! From Digital Spy

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    Business Insider UK

    Strong earthquake near Osaka, Japan, causes scattered damage

    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses. The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck around 8 a.m. about 10 kilometers (6 miles) underground, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The strongest shaking was in an area north of Osaka city, the agency said.

  • China's Huawei goes on offensive as exclusion from Australia 5G deal looms
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    Business Insider UK

    China's Huawei goes on offensive as exclusion from Australia 5G deal looms

    There has been much speculation about Huawei in recent weeks as Australia prepares to announce a tender for its massive 5G mobile telecommunications rollout, with local media reporting the country's spy agencies have advised against including the company. Australia, like the United States, worries Huawei is de facto controlled by China, raising fears that sensitive infrastructure will fall into the hands of Beijing. "Recent public commentary around China has referenced Huawei and its role in Australia and prompted some observations around security concerns," Huawei's chairman and two board directors wrote in a letter to government that the company released to the media on Monday.

  • Campaigners warn of 'rentquake' as analysis reveals amount spent by private renters is approaching parity with mortgage payments
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    The Independent

    Campaigners warn of 'rentquake' as analysis reveals amount spent by private renters is approaching parity with mortgage payments

    Campaigners have warned of a “rentquake” after new figures revealed the amount being paid by private renters in England is approaching parity with mortgage payments. Ten years ago, the amount of rent being paid was only 30 per cent of the total handed over by homeowners, but now the figure is more than 75 per cent, according to new analysis by housing charity Shelter. The total amount spent on private rent jumped more than 160 per cent in less than a decade, from £15.9bn in 2006 to £41.3bn in 2015-16, according to the report that used the most up-to-date figures possible.

  • Volgograd: how a dam on the mighty Volga almost killed off the caviar fish
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    The Conversation

    Volgograd: how a dam on the mighty Volga almost killed off the caviar fish

    Beluga sturgeon found their migration route blocked by Europe's largest hydroelectric dam.

  • California School to Be Named After Undocumented Immigrant Who Won Pulitzer Prize
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    Newsweek

    California School to Be Named After Undocumented Immigrant Who Won Pulitzer Prize

    Jose Antonio Vargas speaks at The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture on May 11, 2017, in Charlotte, North Carolina. A California school board has voted to name a new elementary school after the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

  • Pressure mounts to grant cannabis oil licence after mother reveals Billy Caldwell's medicine may only last two months
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    The Telegraph

    Pressure mounts to grant cannabis oil licence after mother reveals Billy Caldwell's medicine may only last two months

    Pressure mounts to grant cannabis oil licence after mother reveals Billy Caldwell's medicine may only last two months

  • ‘Final Fantasy XIV’ and ‘Monster Hunter’ Collaboration Details Emerge
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    Newsweek

    ‘Final Fantasy XIV’ and ‘Monster Hunter’ Collaboration Details Emerge

    Final Fantasy XIV players, get ready: an “iconic monster” from the Monster Hunter games is making its way to Final Fantasy XIV. Revealed during Square Enix’s E3 2018 press conference, the content is also coming to Monster Hunter: World. Players new to the game will receive a major experience points bonus up to level 60 by creating characters on a “preferred world.” Items are available for players to raise their character level or skip immediately to Stormblood expansion quests.

  • Viewers can barely watch as sugar showpiece shatters on Bake Off
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    PA Entertainment

    Viewers can barely watch as sugar showpiece shatters on Bake Off

    The intricate creation took more than three hours to make.

  • 'British reserve' means only 20 per cent haggle over house prices
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    The Telegraph

    'British reserve' means only 20 per cent haggle over house prices

    'British reserve' means only 20 per cent haggle over house prices