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Bitcoin tops £5,000 in value

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption For the first time ever, Bitcoin has hit £5,000 in value The price of Bitcoin has surpassed £5,000 per coin – a new record. While it is a historic moment of sorts, Bitcoin is usually compared to the dollar. The virtual currency peaked at ...

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On Russia, tech doesn’t know what it doesn’t know

While the Senate has spent the better part of a year making sense of Russia’s actions to influence the 2016 election, tech made quick work of its own analysis — or so it thinks. The glacial pace of Congress is often criticized, particularly contrasted to the tech industry, which still ...

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Argentina, Belgium tourists among dead in Manhattan attack

Five of those killed after a terrorist plowed a truck through a Manhattan bike path were Argentine high school pals celebrating three decades of friendship. The Argentine government identified the slain victims as Hernán Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernan Ferruchi. Erlij ...

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Great British Bake Off: Final watched by 7.3 million viewers

Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption Prue Leith joined Paul Hollywood as a judge this season Warning: This story contains spoilers The Great British Bake Off finale was seen by a live audience of 7.3 million, overnight viewing figures show. That rose to 7.7 million when including those watching on ...

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Japan suspect ‘killed nine over two months’

Image copyright AFP A man who was arrested after police found dismembered bodies in his flat has confessed to killing nine people over two months, Japanese media say. Police had found two severed heads, and the body parts of seven others, at Takahiro Shiraishi’s home on Tuesday. The 27-year-old reportedly ...

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Nets fall apart late in 122-114 loss to Suns

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said prior to the game his team needed to show more resolve in the face of adversity. It appears Nets players failed to hear their coach’s message. After overcoming an 18-point second-half deficit, the Nets (3-5) faltered under pressure in the ...

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Simon’s Cat game app showed adult bite advert

Image copyright Strawdog Publishing Image caption The Simon’s Cat game requires players to connect matching coloured treats The UK’s advertising watchdog has intervened after an adult advert was shown within a video game app popular with children. The pop-up ad featured a “temporary tattoo” that looked like a deep bite ...

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