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World mayors urge G20 leaders to ‘save the planet’
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World mayors urge G20 leaders to ‘save the planet’

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Dozens of city mayors from around the world — including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney — on Monday called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change.
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Federer buries ‘doubts’ with perfect Wimbledon boost
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Federer buries ‘doubts’ with perfect Wimbledon boost

By  • Sports

Swiss great Roger Federer thrashed Alexander Zverev to win his ninth Halle title on Sunday and admitted he’s feeling fresh ahead of his assault on an eighth Wimbledon crown next month.
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Rossi king at Dutch MotoGP, Vinales crashes out
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Rossi king at Dutch MotoGP, Vinales crashes out

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Italian MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi won a gripping Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday to reignite the evergreen 38-year-old’s dream of a 10th world title, as Maverick Vinales’ nightmare run continued.
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Nine dead, 28 missing in Colombia tourist boat sinking
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Nine dead, 28 missing in Colombia tourist boat sinking

By  • World

At least nine people were dead and 28 missing after a boat carrying tourists sank in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia on Sunday, a regional official said. Authorities did not yet say what caused the four-deck Almirante to go down in the El Penol reservoir in the tourist town of Guatape, where Colombian and foreign tourists take leisure cruises.
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Lopez crowned king of Queen’s
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Lopez crowned king of Queen’s

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Feliciano Lopez won the Queen’s Club title in dramatic fashion as the Spaniard saved a match point before defeating Marin Cilic 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (10/8) on Sunday.
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Japan’s airbag giant Takata files for bankruptcy protection
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Japan’s airbag giant Takata files for bankruptcy protection

By  • Business

Japan’s crisis-hit car parts maker Takata said it filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, after deadly faults in its airbags triggered the auto industry’s biggest ever safety recall.
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Get your legs out for the girls, guys!
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Get your legs out for the girls, guys!

By  • World

As Paris men’s fashion week comes to a close Sunday, one trend for spring summer 2018 and could not be clearer — bare legs. Fashion clearly feels that the time is right for men to get their legs out for the girls — or for other men who like to admire a well sculpted calf.
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Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset ‘too big to fail’: study
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Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset ‘too big to fail’: study

By  • Business

Australia’s under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion) and as an ecosystem and economic driver is “too big to fail”, a study said Monday.
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Italy to pay up to 17 bn euros to deal with two troubled banks: govt
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Italy to pay up to 17 bn euros to deal with two troubled banks: govt

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Italy will pay up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) to break up two insolvent Venetian banks, which have posed a threat to the country’s banking system, the government announced on Sunday.
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Harry Potter turns 20: Business empire with humble start
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Harry Potter turns 20: Business empire with humble start

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After years of rejection letters, British author J.K.Rowling finally published the first volume of the Harry Potter saga 20 years ago, on June 26, 1997. “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was the first of seven novels that spawned an empire comprising eight movies, a play, theme parks in the United States and Japan, a sightseeing tour in Scotland and a permanent exhibition at London’s Warner Bros Studios. Here is the background of a global phenomenon.
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