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L'Oreal hijab model pulls out of campaign after backlash

UK beauty blogger Amena Khan says she’s pulling out of a L’Oreal campaign.In a post on Instagram she says she’s stepping down from the campaign “because of the current conversations surrounding it”.Her decision follows the discovery of tweets she wrote in 2014, which some have branded as “anti-Israel”.It comes …

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Betting shares tumble on report of cut to machine stakes

UK bookmakers have seen their shares fall sharply after a report suggesting the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals could be slashed.Ministers are likely to cut the stake from £100 to £2 after a consultation closes, according to the Sunday Times.Shares in Britain’s biggest bookmaker, Ladbrokes Coral, were down …

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IMF: Global economic outlook is bright

Prospects for the global economy are looking brighter, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).It reckons the recent pick-up has been pretty broad-based, particularly in Europe and Asia. Tax reforms in the United States are expected to stimulate economic activity, especially business investment. But the IMF has substantially downgraded …

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Vauxhall: Unite union chief in 'frank exchange' with PSA

Talks between Britain’s biggest union and Vauxhall’s French owner PSA Group were “frank” but useful, the sides say.Unite head Len McCluskey was in Paris for a meeting with PSA chief executive Carlos Tavares about the future of Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory.Mr McCluskey wants more investment in Ellesmere to protect …

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Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand government for damages

Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, is suing the New Zealand government for billions of dollars in damages over his arrest in 2012.The internet entrepreneur is fighting extradition to the US to stand trial for copyright infringement and fraud. Mr Dotcom says an invalid arrest warrant negated …

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Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts

In a move that could revolutionise the way we buy groceries, Amazon has opened a supermarket with no checkout operators or self-service tills.Long queues formed outside the Amazon Go store in Seattle before it opened its doors to the public on Monday. It uses hundreds of ceiling-mounted cameras and …

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Hyperloop: A visit to the test site of Virgin's train of the future

A California start-up chaired by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is trying to turn the dream of a high-speed pod-and-tube transport system into a reality.The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones travelled to Virgin Hyperloop One’s test site in Nevada, US, to see how much progress it is making. Source: BBC News

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