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‘Disregard for human life’: two charged over fatal Ghost Ship fire in Oakland

'Disregard for human life', fatal, Ghost Ship, fire, Oakland

Two men have been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal fire at an Oakland, California, warehouse that killed 36 people, the local district attorney said. Derick Almena, ...

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Russian agents hacked US voting system manufacturer before US election

Russian, agents, hacked, US, voting system, US election

Russian intelligence agents hacked a US voting systems manufacturer in the weeks leading up to last year’s presidential election, according to the Intercept, citing what it said was a highly ...

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Apple unveils HomePod speaker to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home

Apple, HomePod, speaker, Amazon, Echo, Google Home

Apple is launching a smart home speaker called HomePod to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home devices, the company revealed at its annual worldwide developer conference. The Cupertino ...

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Peter Sallis: veteran actor with charm, presence and an unmistakable voice

Peter Sallis, veteran, actor, charm, presence, unmistakable voice

Although a Londoner by birth, Peter Sallis, who has died aged 96, found his career-defining screen roles on both sides of the Pennines and the wars of the roses. He ...

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Bilderberg conference: attendees dodge the press as secretive meeting ends

Bilderberg conference, attendees, dodge, the press, secretive meeting ends

Michael O’Leary hopped out of his limousine, saw me scuttling towards him with my camera, and darted off into departures. I hurried in after him. He looked tired. The Ryanair ...

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Why Wonder Woman is a masterpiece of subversive feminism

Wonder, Woman, masterpiece, subversive, feminism

The chances are you will read a feminist takedown of Wonder Woman before you see the film. And you’ll probably agree with it. Wonder Woman is a half-god, half-mortal super-creature; ...

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Cheick Tioté, former Newcastle and Ivory Coast midfielder, dies aged 30

Cheick Tioté, former Newcastle, Ivory Coast, midfielder, dies, aged 30

The former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tioté has died after reportedly suffering a heart attack while training with his club in China. The Ivory Coast international joined the Chinese Super ...

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How The Leftovers became the most ambitious show of the decad

Leftovers, became, ambitious, show, decad

If you’ve read Tom Perrotta’s novel The Leftovers, to which the first season of the HBO adaptation stays most faithful, you might not think it so hard to adapt for ...

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Qatar blockade could hit state airline, al-Jazeera and World Cup

Qatar, blockade, airline, al-Jazeera, World Cup

The tiny Gulf state of Qatar has been literally and figuratively isolated by the escalating row with its Arab neighbours, with land, sea and air routes closed off in an ...

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Man jailed for murdering partner’s two-year-old son in a ‘loss of temper’

Man, jailed, murdering, partner, two-year-old, son, 'loss of temper'

A heroin addict will spend at least 18 years in prison for murdering his partner’s two-year-old son in a fit of temper when he was left alone with the child ...

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