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Tyler Honeycutt: Ex-NBA player dies after police shootout

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tyler Honeycutt started his basketball career at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Basketball player Tyler Honeycutt has died after a shootout with US police, local media report. The Los Angeles Police Department said an unnamed suspect appeared to have died of a “self-inflicted …

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Is this DJI’s next Mavic drone?

Here’s what we know for sure: DJI’s got a big event coming up. It was originally scheduled for July 18, but was ultimately pushed back so the company “can deliver according to [its] standard of innovation.” The timing certainly seems right for a followup to 2016’s Mavic Pro, and the …

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Tony Connelly: The Chequers die is cast

The Chequers die is cast. Theresa May faced down the hardliners during a day of drama, but the anticipated purge of recalcitrant hardliners did not come to pass.   The three page agreement, as such, does its best keep both sides on board. Brexiteers are still outraged: the UK will …

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UBS: Oil market at risk from supply shocks

July 5 (UPI) — Even with Saudi Arabia offering market assurances, concerns about dwindling spare capacity could push oil prices above $80 per barrel, Swiss bank UBS said. Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries in June agreed to relax compliance with a multilateral production deal to address supply …

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Dozens dead in Japan after rain triggers landslides

Dozens of people have died as torrential rain and widespread flooding continues to cause chaos in Japan, according to reports. At least 38 people have died, four people are said to be in a serious condition and another 47 remain missing, the public broadcaster NHK reported. Video from Okayama showed …

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US to use DNA testing to reunite separated families

The US government, under court order to quickly reunify parents and children who were separated after crossing illegally into the United States from Mexico, has expanded its use of DNA tests to establish paternity in immigration matters. The government says DNA testing is a faster means of confirming parentage than …

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RIP “crypto”

RIP “crypto”. You had a good run. This week veteran cryptographer Matt Blaze, finally gave in — to what must have been a near-constant, low-level drone of ‘CAn Buy Crypto.com???$$$$!’ spam — and sold the pithy domain name he registered in 1993, in the midst of the PC era crypto …

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Cork firefighters vote in favour of industrial action

Firefighters in Cork City have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action up to and including an all-out strike in a dispute with Cork City Council over back money linked to pay restoration. Up to 100 firefighters were balloted by their union SIPTU yesterday and today at the city’s two …

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