• Exclusive: Investigation launched into retailer of 'coronavirus face masks' sold via Amazon
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    Exclusive: Investigation launched into retailer of 'coronavirus face masks' sold via Amazon

    Amazon has taken action against a vendor and the Advertising Standards Authority is investigating a third party seller.

  • Sir Patrick Stewart brands Brexit ‘the grimmest thing’
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    Sir Patrick Stewart brands Brexit ‘the grimmest thing’

    The actor was speaking at the premiere of Star Trek: Picard in London.

  • Shocking footage shows moment thief swipes Christmas gift from porch
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    Shocking footage shows moment thief swipes Christmas gift from porch

    The customer has hit out at Amazon for allowing it to be left at the front door of his home in London

  • Brazilian president calls activist Greta Thunberg a ‘brat’
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    Brazilian president calls activist Greta Thunberg a ‘brat’

    Jair Bolsonaro questioned the coverage news media have given the 16-year-old.

  • Jeremy Clarkson defends abrupt U-turn on climate change
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    Jeremy Clarkson defends abrupt U-turn on climate change

    The Grand Tour host said that 'for 50 years there was no such thing'.

  • Amazon pays £16,000 vet’s bill after delivery driver ran over family’s dog
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    Amazon pays £16,000 vet’s bill after delivery driver ran over family’s dog

    Dukey the dachshund was struck by a driver delivering an Amazon package in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

  • Brazil sends in army to tackle devastating Amazon fires as thousands protest against president
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    Brazil sends in army to tackle devastating Amazon fires as thousands protest against president

    Protesters across South America and the rest of the world have voiced their outrage at the fires sweeping through the Amazon.

  • 'Our house is burning': Emmanuel Macron says Amazon rainforest fires are an 'international crisis'
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    'Our house is burning': Emmanuel Macron says Amazon rainforest fires are an 'international crisis'

    Emmanuel Macron has dubbed the fires in the Amazon rainforest an “international crisis” and said it should be discussed at the upcoming G7 summit.The French President, who is hosting this weekend’s summit, tweeted: “Our house is burning. Literally.The Amazon rain forest - the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen - is on fire.“It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let's discuss this emergency first order in two days! #ActForTheAmazon.”His comments come as data published by the the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) revealed that fires across Brazil are up 85% this year - many in the Amazon.But Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused Mr Macron of using the issue for “personal political gain”.He said: “The French president's suggestion that Amazonian issues be discussed at the G7 without the participation of the countries of the region evokes a misplaced colonialist mindset, which does not belong in the 21st century.”

  • 'Friends' is still the most streamed TV show in the UK
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    'Friends' is still the most streamed TV show in the UK

    Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has revealed that Friends is the most streamed show in the UK for the second year running, as Netflix and YouTube become the nation’s third and fourth most popular channels.

  • Ocasio-Cortez explains why she was against Amazon headquarters in NYC
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    Ocasio-Cortez explains why she was against Amazon headquarters in NYC

    In an interview with the Yahoo News show “Skullduggery,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman that her opposition to Amazon’s proposed headquarters in NYC was less about “something personal” and more about “the structure of the deal.”

  • Jeff Bezos to keep Amazon voting power after divorce from MacKenzie
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    Jeff Bezos to keep Amazon voting power after divorce from MacKenzie

    Jeff Bezos, 55, is seen as essential to Amazon's meteoric growth and stock price rise since he founded the company in 1994.

  • Unfiltered: Minimum wage, justice and cabdriver suicides
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    Unfiltered: Minimum wage, justice and cabdriver suicides

    In this week’s "Unfiltered," billionaire Nick Hanauer discusses income inequality and the dwindling middle class, Brooklyn’s well-known and ruthless criminal defense lawyer Howard Greenberg gives us his take on the meaning of justice, and we also discuss the devastating effects Uber and Lyft have had on cabdrivers with the director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, Bhairavi Desai.

  • Baby girl found dead in an Amazon warehouse bathroom
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    Baby girl found dead in an Amazon warehouse bathroom

    A newborn baby was found dead in a toilet bin at an Amazon warehouse in Phoenix, Arizona, police have said. .

  • Jeremy Clarkson says he was 'unbelievably fat' after giving up smoking
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    Jeremy Clarkson says he was 'unbelievably fat' after giving up smoking

    The ex-Top Gear presenter made the comments at a screening of the first of the new series of The Grand Tour.

  • Jeremy Clarkson unleashes sweary rant on Brexit
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    Jeremy Clarkson unleashes sweary rant on Brexit

    Jeremy Clarkson has given the government both barrels on Brexit, calling the negotiations to leave the EU 'a complete clusterf**k'.

  • Jeremy Clarkson feared for his life in 'Top Gear' hold up
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    Jeremy Clarkson feared for his life in 'Top Gear' hold up

    Jeremy Clarkson has spoken about the time he was held up at gunpoint while filming an episode of Top Gear in Detroit in the 1990s.

  • Ed Sheeran named world's richest solo artist, made £75,000 a day last year
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    Ed Sheeran named world's richest solo artist, made £75,000 a day last year

    Sheeran is now one of the richest celebrities in the world. And he even paid more taxes last year than Amazon and Starbucks.

  • Flabbergasted Twitter trashes Forbes story that suggests replacing libraries with Amazon
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    Flabbergasted Twitter trashes Forbes story that suggests replacing libraries with Amazon

    <strong>UPDATE: July 23, 2018, 1:48 p.m. EDT </strong>As of Monday afternoon, it appears as if the story has been pulled from Forbes without a note or any other reason. The story has also been removed from Mourdoukoutas' author page. I've reached out to Forbes for details but, for now, you can read a cached version of the story here and an updated version that was briefly on the site is here (via Wonkette). There are bad takes, and then there's the take by Forbes contributor Panos Mourdoukoutas (who also serves as Chair of the Department of Economics at Long Island University) that local libraries should be replaced by Amazon book stores.  Among the reasons Mourdoukoutas offers are: libraries don't have as many public events as they used to because of school auditoriums; people go to places like Starbucks to hang out and work and read now instead of their library; and because technology makes physical books obsolete. SEE ALSO: 5 books about immigrant and refugee experiences that you'll want to read with your kids These arguments are easy to rebut. School auditoriums are hardly new and libraries remain bedrocks of local communities, Starbucks locations don't offer free loans of books, and libraries all over the country have amassed huge ebook collections, meaning you can still check out books in whatever format you want for free, which is way cheaper than any price on Amazon.  Also, since Mourdoukoutas brings up the demise of video rental places for some reason, it's worth pointing out that plenty of libraries now offer streaming audio and video services. And many larger libraries, including New York City and Chicago, loan you free museum passes using your library card, proving they're still mighty useful to the community. It's a poorly written and barely defended take. The one cogent argument Mourdoukoutas <em>does</em> make is that such a move would save residents in tax dollars and would help Amazon stock holders. Because apparently being the richest man in modern history isn't enough for Jeff Bezos and harming lower-income communities where residents rely on libraries as their primary source for books and more is totally fine. Bad takes aside, it seems a majority of Americans still consider the library vital to their community, with that being particularly true among millennials. A 2017 report by the Ohio Library Council found that from 2013 to November 2017, Ohio voters approved 162 out of 172 (94.2%) levy increase proposals to benefit their local libraries. And there are plenty of other examples of such approvals, at both state and local levels. Twitter smelled Mourdoukoutas' bullshit and was happy to push back, starting with an actual library. Maybe @Forbes doesn’t like that you can download their magazine free with your #SF library card. https://t.co/vqQk1BDMZE — SF Public Library (@SFPublicLibrary) July 22, 2018 Hey, @PMourdoukoutas, I use my local library so much that my keychain checkout card is worn-out from overuse. Maybe take a step back and dial down the capitalism, huh? https://t.co/tt4X8adrOB — Charlotte Clymer🏳️‍🌈 (@cmclymer) July 22, 2018 It wouldn't save taxpayers a dime, & would harm marginalized communities. It is clear you haven't been in a library & assume that means no one else goes to them. https://t.co/NC8rKGKNH3 — ❄Mikki Kendall❄ (@Karnythia) July 22, 2018 Historically those with power overtly protected their position by keeping oppressed communities illiterate. This idea is a modern reincarnation. Libraries serve POC, the poor, etc. They are where people apply for citizenship, register to vote, access social programs. https://t.co/4BGS3yhorz — Sofia Quintero (@sofiaquintero) July 22, 2018 I worked at a library. They are a community-facing center of PUBLIC GOOD, bridging the people with information and entertainment. Librarians are BOOK WIZARDS and reference librarians are INFOSORCERERS and we must protect libraries as a precious resource. — Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) July 22, 2018 A leading indicator for me that you're probably a real asshole is whether you think libraries should be shut down and/or replaced by corporate retail outlets. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) July 22, 2018 This is the only proper response to that terrible "Amazon should take over public libraries" piece in Forbes: pic.twitter.com/Jl7NJZ5ZRI — Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) July 22, 2018 The elitist ignorance here is staggering.Public libraries are refuge - from, among many other things, the spread of corporate monolith advocated in this piece.Please let the response be a tripling down of commitment to preserve free community spaces. https://t.co/IZbGmPGFHn — Peter Hartlaub (@peterhartlaub) July 22, 2018 Fucking get his ass Gwen pic.twitter.com/qVfrSEYWKC — Kanté of the Discourse (@samknight_one) July 22, 2018 TL;DR: this take was very bad and libraries are very good. Support and patronize your local library today.  WATCH: This futuristic library is an architectural marvel, but its walls are lined with fake books

  • Donald Trump wants to step up his attacks on Amazon and 'f**k with' Jeff Bezos
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    Donald Trump wants to step up his attacks on Amazon and 'f**k with' Jeff Bezos

    According to Vanity Fair, Mr Trump is planning on escalating his attacks on Amazon and wants to find ways to 'f**k with' owner Jeff Bezos.

  • Decade-old Fire and Fury book back in bestseller list as people mistake it for Michael Wolff's version
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    Decade-old Fire and Fury book back in bestseller list as people mistake it for Michael Wolff's version

    A 10-year-old book titled Fire and Fury has shot into bestseller lists after the release of Michael Wolff's expose on Donald Trump's White House of the same name.

  • Amazon removes 'infant circumcision training kit' from UK site over amateur surgery fears
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    Amazon removes 'infant circumcision training kit' from UK site over amateur surgery fears

    The ‘infant circumcision training kit’ offered a model of a male child's genitals on which circumcision could be attempted with a selection of scalpels.

  • What a waste! Amazon uses 45ft of wrapping paper to package just one calendar
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    What a waste! Amazon uses 45ft of wrapping paper to package just one calendar

    Amazon has been accused of 'chopping down the rainforest' to package a single item.

  • Amazon's audiobook service launches new feature that lets you skip right to the naughtiest bits of a romance novel
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    Amazon's audiobook service launches new feature that lets you skip right to the naughtiest bits of a romance novel

    Amazon's audiobook service Audible has launched a new feature that allows listeners to skip straight to the sauciest bits of romance novels.

  • Amazon shoppers offered bomb-making ingredients in 'frequently bought together' section
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    Amazon shoppers offered bomb-making ingredients in 'frequently bought together' section

    Channel 4 News showed that an algorithm used by the online retail giant suggested purchasing chemical ingredients which are harmless on their own, but can be combined to make explosives, incendiary devices and pyrotechnics.