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  • LONDON-Ed Sheeran says he is “unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future” after breaking his arm in a cycling accident. The star came off his bike, reportedly after being struck by a car, at the weekend. “A visit to my doctors confirmed fractures in my right wrist ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Jennifer Lawrence has said she was made to stand in a nude line-up and told to lose weight by film producers at the start of her career. Speaking at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event, the 27-year-old said she felt she didn’t have any power in the situation as an unknown ...

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  • WASHINGTON: - Online retailers are removing a children’s costume from websites after facing a backlash over its portrayal of teenage Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Several sites have ceased selling the outfit, while others continue to market it as a “World War Two evacuee girl”. The ...

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  • Sydney-The Australian government has rejected a Clean Energy Target (CET) recommended by the nation’s chief scientist, opting for a plan focusing on energy security. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the alternative would still lower emissions and ensure Australia met its obligations under ...

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  • LONDON-Pop star Ed Sheeran has broken his right arm, putting his upcoming tour dates in jeopardy. “I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident,” wrote the star on his Instagram page, posting a picture of his arm in a cast. “I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which ...

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  • LONDON-Scientists have detected the warping of space generated by the collision of two dead stars, or neutron stars. They have confirmed that such mergers lead to the production of the gold and platinum that exists in the Universe. The measurement of the gravitational waves given off by this ...

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  • LONDON:-The data-storing abilities of hard drives could soon swell to 40 terabytes (TB) and beyond, says Western Digital. Currently the largest hard disk drive (HDD) that stores data on spinning disks can hold about 14TB of information. Western Digital said the bigger drives were made possible by ...

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  • Mogadishu -  A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack in ...

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  • CONGO-Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated. They were then flown to the capital, Kinshasa, where they were operated on by a team of volunteer surgeons. In total, the one-week-old girls ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by his peers. British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s while another, unidentified woman says she was raped in ...

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  •  LONDON-A British man has fallen to his death while taking photos at a temple in India during a year-long world trip. Roger Stotesbury, 56, was visiting Orchha, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, with his wife Hilary on Friday when he plummeted 30ft (9m) from the Laxmi Narayan temple. The ...

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  • LONDON-Every year spent in education adds an average of 11 months to people’s lifespan, say scientists. The researchers say a person loses two months for every kilogram overweight they are - and seven years for smoking a packet of cigarettes a day. Unusually, the Edinburgh university team ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-The scandal deluging Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has deepened after US actress Rose McGowan publicly accused him of raping her.In a series of tweets, McGowan also accused Amazon Studio chief Roy Price of having ignored her when she made the allegation earlier.Amazon has put ...

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  • LONDON - Rising global emissions of some chlorine-containing chemicals could slow the progress made in healing the ozone layer. A study found the substances, widely used for paint stripping and in the manufacture of PVC, are increasing much faster than previously thought. Mainly produced in China, ...

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  • Uppsala - Researchers in Sweden have found Arabic characters woven into burial costumes from Viking boat graves. The discovery raises new questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia. They were kept in storage for more than 100 years, dismissed as typical examples of Viking Age funeral ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the latest actresses to allege they were victims of sexual harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Both said the incidents happened early in their careers. They join a string of actresses accusing Weinstein of harassment. On Tuesday he ...

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  • LONDON-UK scientists will lead an international expedition to the huge new iceberg that recently calved in the Antarctic. A-68, which covers an area of almost 6,000 sq km, broke away in July. Researchers are keen to investigate the seafloor uncovered by the trillion-tonne block of ice. Previous ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Soot trapped in the feathers of songbirds over the past 100 years is causing scientists to revise their records of air pollution. US researchers measured the black carbon found on 1,300 larks, woodpeckers and sparrows over the past century. They’ve produced the most complete ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-The first full trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi does its job brilliantly - it teases galaxy-rattling plot lines while leaving you unsure about whether what you think will happen is what is actually going to happen. On top of that, there are the “oohs” of spectacular ...

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  • LONDON - Mental health staff in the UK are working in a “powder keg” environment, as assaults by patients soar, a BBC investigation has revealed. Figures obtained by 5 live Investigates show there were more than 42,000 reported attacks on staff in 2016-17 in the mental health trusts who ...

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  • Justin Rowlatt - President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan makes no bones about the challenges facing his country when we sit down for an exclusive BBC interview in his palace in Kabul. "This is the worst job on Earth," he tells me. And it is true there are no shortage of tough issues facing ...

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  • LOS ANGELES:- If it wasn’t for Clive Davis, you might never have heard of Bruce Springsteen. The singer was still a rookie when he stood in Davis’s office in 1972 and played his heart out. “This was like the biggest days of my life,” Springsteen later recalled. Davis signed ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-A lyric from Taylor Swift’s new song is being used to try to stop people looking at their phones while driving. Overhead signs in Iowa read: “Old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now... she’s driving.” On Look What You Made Me Do, Taylor Swift sings: ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Pop star Demi Lovato is doing her best impression of Nasa’s mission control as she records an insert for a forthcoming TV show. Standing in an alcove of BBC Broadcasting House, as staff mill around with laptops and coffee cups, she’s really giving it some welly - which is ...

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  • SYDNEY-Tesla has reached the half-way point in its plan to build the world’s biggest battery, in South Australia. The plan to build the 100MW (129MWh) lithium battery grew out of a Twitter bet between Tesla boss Elon Musk and Australian software entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes. Mr Musk said ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Lady Gaga’s tweeted a health update telling fans she’s getting “stronger every day”. The singer cancelled the European leg of her Joanne world tour because she was suffering “severe physical pain.” The 31-year-old recently revealed she’s ...

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  • BEIJING-China’s “Golden Week” national holiday is under way, and social media users are making light of travel problems that are dogging the annual getaway. Social media are dominated by video and images of the congestion that is hampering travel to popular destinations such as ...

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  • London-Uber’s new chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi will be in the UK on Tuesday for a meeting with Transport for London (TfL). He hopes the negotiations will stop the imminent revoking of his company’s license to run its ride-sharing business in the capital. When TfL, backed by Mayor ...

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  • CALIFORNIA-A climber who was killed by falling rocks at Yosemite National Park in California saved his wife’s life, his aunt has said. Andrew Foster, 32, from Cardiff, was trapped while his wife, Lucy, 28, was seriously hurt when granite fell from the El Capitan monolith on Wednesday. The ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the 1970s, has hit back at Avatar director James Cameron’s criticism of the recent hit movie reboot. The actress told him to stop his “thuggish jabs” at the new film, which stars Israeli actress Gal Gadot. Cameron has repeatedly ...

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