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Paul McCartney to headline 50th Glastonbury festival

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LONDON – Paul McCartney (picture) will take star billing at next year’s Glastonbury, when the legendary British music ...
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15 killed in north China mine blast

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BEIJING – Nine other people were injured by the gas explosion on Monday afternoon, which took place in a mine owned by Shanxi ...
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Mario mugs, Zelda tote bags as Nintendo opens first Tokyo store

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TOKYO – Nintendo this week throws open the doors to its first bricks-and-mortar store in Tokyo, offering everything from Super ...
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European car sales accelerate to decade-high speed in October

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PARIS – European car sales hit their highest October level in a decade, an industry body said Tuesday, as the sector recovers ...
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Three Australia footballers out of 2020 Olympics after Cambodia incident

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SYDNEY – Three Australian under-23 footballers were Tuesday banned until August next year, ruling them out of the Tokyo ...

Asian markets as investors remain buoyed by trade hopes

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HONG KONG – Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday following another record close on Wall Street as investors bet on China and the ...

Google healthcare project targeted by Congress committee

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SAN FRANCISCO – A US congressional committee on Monday asked for a briefing on a Google project to modernize healthcare while ...

In desert dunes, electro fans rave about Tunisia tourism

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TUNISIA – Bass rhythms boom out across the Tunisian Sahara toward a herd of camels, lasers splash colours across the dunes and ...

Showtime for Stadia cloud gaming service

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SAN FRANCISCO – Google sets out to transform the video game world with its Stadia service crafted to let people access ...

Emirates announces $16b deal to buy 50 Airbus 350

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DUBAI – Emirates Airline said Monday it would buy 50 Airbus 350-900 widebody aircraft in a deal worth $16 billion, with ...

Swiss stock exchange says to bid 2.8b euros for Spanish BME bourse

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ZURICH – Swiss stock exchange operator SIX said Monday it planned to bid for Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles (BME) to create ...

Qantas backs legal action against will.i.am over racism claim

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SYDNEY – Australia’s Qantas on Monday rejected accusations of in-flight racism from US performer will.i.am, with the ...