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  • China's second quarter growth meets expectations at 6.7%

    China's economy grew at an annual pace of 6.7% in the three months to June, official data showed, meeting forecasts for the period. That marked a slight slowdown from a 6.8% expansion recorded in the previous quarter. The data comes as the government ...

    BBC 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Pothole-related breakdowns 'at three-year high'

    The motoring body said roads had not recovered from February and March's severe weather and councils were "not winning the battle" against potholes. The government said it was spending £6bn to improve England's roads. The RAC was called to 4,091 ...

    BBC 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Homophobic attack victim 'nearly fainted' over Sturgeon support

    A man who shared a defiant selfie following a homophobic attack, said he "nearly fainted" after Nicola Sturgeon praised him during her Pride speech. Blair Wilson posted a photograph of him smiling, with a black eye and blood running down his face ...

    BBC 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Firenado turns into a giant water spout

    A couple in Blythe, California, filmed this wildfire along the Colorado River. The extreme heat from the wildfire created a vortex known as a firenado. As the firenado spun off across the water it turned into a water spout. Source: CNN ...

    CNN 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Wreckage of plane missing since 1997 found in Michigan, believed to belong to couple that vanished

    The NTSB said the plane was seen on radar flying south, then turning and flying north before it disappeared in foggy weather. Authorities at the time conducted a four-day search, but did not find remains of the couple or the plane. Authorities who've ...

    Fox News 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin: Costello & Bunce point to a test for champion

    That is the view of BBC Radio 5 live's expert pundits as WBA, IBF and WBO champion Joshua goes up against a Russian who could be seen as the gateway to a mega-money fight with WBC title holder Deontay Wilder next time out. Fans have been made to ...

    BBC 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • National Savings to cut Direct ISA rate

    Government rules mean NS&I is not allowed to attract too much cash, in fairness to taxpayers and so as not to destabilise the savings market. NS&I introduced the Direct ISA in April 2008 with an interest rate of 5.3%, but the rate has been slashed ...

    BBC 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Amazon Prime Day deals 'not what they seem'

    ... Day" event, while Ariane Grande opened a promotional concert in New York. Several British newspapers and websites also provided readers with direct online links to the shopping site. Many of them stand to make a small amount of money on each sale.

    BBC 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Trump has amassed $53 million war chest ahead of 2020

    The Trump campaign's two joint committees with the Republican National Committee -- Trump Victory, which is designed to help Trump raise money from wealthy donors, and Trump Make America Great Again, which handles much of Trump's small-dollar ...

    CNN 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Cristiano Ronaldo: New Juventus signing says players his age go to Qatar or China

    They gave value to my football style so it's a step forward as I see it. Juventus can have many successes. They have won domestic cups and titles and reached Champions League finals. "I am so proud they were interested in me. I hope I can take Juventus ...

    BBC 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • The US is facing a serious shortage of airline pilots

    Editor's Note — Peter Gall is Teaching Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis ...

    CNN 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Ryanair 'downplaying' emergency landing that sent dozens to hospital after 'nightmare' flight, passenger says

    A Ryanair passenger is accusing the airline of deliberately “downplaying” the severity of an emergency landing on Friday after dozens were sent to the hospital with bleeding ears and headaches upon landing. The flight, which had left from Dublin ...

    Fox News 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • ¿Han Solo revivirá? Lanzan una teoría sobre Star Wars

    If, due to a time travel device or the Force, there's a plot development that allows Lando to repeat his EMPIRE STRIKES BACK line “There's still a chance to save Han!” and get us back to that fateful bridge on Starkiller base? Then I'll kiss JJ on the ...

    El universal 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Birmingham blogger fat-shamed by Instagram troll

    A popular blogger has been fat-shamed by an Instagram troll who photoshopped an image of her in a swimsuit to look slimmer. Emma Conway, 40, known as brummymummyof2, took a screenshot of the post and created new ones "rocking her size 18" figure ...

    BBC 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model

    Mr Williamson said the programme was aimed at ensuring the UK's continued leadership in fighter technology and control of air space in future combat: "We have been a world leader in the combat air sector for a century, with an enviable array of skills ...

    BBC 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Amazon Alexa: is it friends with your kids?

    The tech giants are racing to get digital assistants into our homes - the Amazon Echo Dot currently has a 40% discount during Amazon Prime Day - but debate rages over whether they are suitable for children. There have certainly been teething problems.

    BBC 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Kodak Bitcoin mining 'scam' evaporates

    The company behind a Kodak-branded crypto-currency mining scheme has confirmed the plan has collapsed. In January, a Bitcoin mining computer labelled Kodak KashMiner was on display on Kodak's official stand at the CES technology show in Las ...

    BBC 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Child-killer taunted investigators for 30 years with disturbing notes. DNA ends the mystery of who did it, police say

    The cold case is one of several that have been solved in recent months because of advances in genealogy and DNA technology. In this case and in the Golden State Killer case, investigators had DNA evidence but could not match it to a specific person ...

    CNN 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Spice taskforce in Wrexham 'saved my life'

    By spending money now and enabling these people to turn their lives around, we are reducing demand on health services, A&E, on ambulances and the police. "So in the long term we are saving money and I think it's important that people understand that.".

    BBC 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • What to ask when your child wants to use social media

    After months of asking, you took the plunge, and now your kid has a phone. Inevitably, soon after the smartphone comes social media (insert parental scream). For most parents, social media feels scary when they think about their kids using it. Why is ...

    CNN 9 hours, 50 minutes ago