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    Flood of Londoners take to boats to escape rising housing costs

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    London (AFP) - Rocketing housing costs in Britain's capital have fuelled a surge in Londoners seeking cheaper accommodation on boats, with increased numbers putting pressure on the city's historic network of rivers and canals.The picturesque...
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    2 hours 41 minutes ago

    Brit murder trial opens on tropical Thai island

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    Koh Samui (Thailand) (AFP) - The high-profile trial of two Myanmar migrants charged with killing two British holidaymakers opened Wednesday on the holiday island of Koh Samui, in a grim case that has tarnished Thailand's reputation as a tourist...
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    on Tue Jul 7 11:08 PM

    Sharapova looks to end 11-year drought against Serena

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    London (AFP) - Serena Williams fired a warning to Maria Sharapova ahead of their Wimbledon semi-final clash as the world number one admitted she saves her best performances for clashes with her fiercest rival.Williams and Sharapova meet on...
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    on Tue Jul 7 10:50 PM

    UN divided on calling Srebrenica 'genocide' 20 years on

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    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council has postponed a vote recognising the Srebrenica massacre as genocide after Russia threatened to veto the draft text, even as Serbia's prime minister called for reconciliation 20 years...
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    on Tue Jul 7 10:03 PM

    Trading halted on more than 1,200 Chinese shares: Bloomberg

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    Shanghai (AFP) - Trading has been halted in 1,249 shares on Chinese stock markets, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday, after hundreds of firms requested dealings be suspended as prices plunge.The latest suspensions mean 43 percent of the companies...
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    on Tue Jul 7 9:59 PM

    Shanghai Composite sell off, July 8

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    Markets in Asia are open on Wednesday and stocks in China are in free fall.  The benchmark Shanghai Composite index fell 4.64% while the CSI 300, that which comprises the largest listed firms on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges, has tanked...
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    on Tue Jul 7 9:42 PM

    Shanghai stocks plunge 6.97% at open, extending losses

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    Shanghai (AFP) - China's benchmark Shanghai stock index plunged 6.97 percent at the opening on Wednesday despite government moves to shore up the tumbling market, dealers said.The Shanghai Composite Index slumped 259.72 points to 3,467.40. The...
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    on Tue Jul 7 9:05 PM

    Tour de France cobbles relief despite rider safety fears

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    Cambrai (France) (AFP) - Rider safety fears proved to be a false dawn after the peloton survived the treacherous Tour de France cobbled fourth stage without losing any more bodies.Seven riders failed to report to the start of Tuesday's 223.5km...
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    on Tue Jul 7 8:35 PM

    The Skimm's Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin interview

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    When Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin met studying abroad in Rome back in college, neither imagined that within ten years they'd be sending the daily email that's been nicknamed "The Bible" by some of its loyal subscribers. Weisberg and Zakin...
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    on Tue Jul 7 8:23 PM

    'Star Wars' Han Solo movie: Christopher Miller and Phil Lord

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    Tuesday afternoon news broke that the second "Star Wars" spinoff movie will focus around a young Han Solo. The news was confirmed with a post on StarWars.com. More interesting than the news of the film, which will be released May 2018, is the team...
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