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Yosemite El Capitan: Two climbers fall to death

Image copyright AFP Image caption El Capitan is one of the best-known landmarks in Yosemite Two climbers have been killed while trying to scale the granite rock formation known as El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park. The US National Park Service said the two men fell to their deaths ...

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Whale that died off Thailand had eaten 80 plastic bags

Image copyright AFP/THAIWHALES Image caption Helpers tried to stabilise the whale but it died on Friday afternoon A pilot whale has died off southern Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags, Thai marine officials say. The whale vomited five bags during a vain attempt by conservation officials to save it in ...

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Visa says card payments back to normal

Image caption Shops, like this Sainsbury’s in Leeds, were unable to take Visa payments on Friday Visa services have returned to normal after a hardware failure left European customers unable to make some payments. The company released a statement on Saturday morning, saying its systems were now working at “full ...

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Visa says service returning to normal

Image caption A Sainsbury’s store in Vauxhall, London, is not taking card payments Visa says its service is “close to normal” again following a system failure which left customers across Europe unable to make some purchases. The company apologised and said it had no reason to believe the hardware failure ...

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Opinion: Trump's insane trade war

Maybe Donald Trump really is the Manchurian Candidate, a stooge of some foreign potentate. Much more likely, Trump is just mentally unstable and narcissist. Whichever it is, Trump is rapidly destroying American global leadership, alliances, and interests. Wednesday’s announcement of new tariffs on steel and aluminum exports from Canada, Mexico, ...

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Trade tariffs: UK must stand up to ‘bully’ Trump – Labour

Image copyright Reuters The UK must not allow President Trump to “bully” his trading partners, the shadow international trade secretary has said, amid fears of a looming trade war over US tariffs on metals imports. Labour’s Barry Gardiner said the move to impose levies on aluminium and steel from Europe ...

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Italy government: Giuseppe Conte to head populist coalition

Image copyright AFP Image caption Giuseppe Conte (L) presented a new list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella A coalition government has been agreed in Italy, ending months of uncertainty in the EU’s fourth-biggest economy. Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte presented his list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella for the ...

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