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Harvey Weinstein 'hopes for second chance'

Harvey Weinstein has said “we all make mistakes – second chance I hope”, as more women have come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. He told TMZ: “Guys I’m not doing ok but I’m trying I’ve got to get help. I’m hanging in – I’m trying my best.” Weinstein’s spokeswoman has said: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied” and that he has begun counselling. TMZ have reported he was heading to Arizona to a treatment facility. British actress and model Cara Delevingne is one of the latest ...

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Cities are doing wacky things to host Amazon's second headquarters

Amazon unveils new Alexa devices Cities across North America are pulling out the stops to become the home of Amazon’s second headquarters. The efforts to lure the tech giant to town have been both big and creative, from sending a giant cactus to CEO Jeff Bezos to offering big tax breaks. A Georgia town even said it would de-annex some of its land and name it the city of Amazon. Last month, Amazon announced plans to openanother headquarters in North America. Called “HQ2,” the facility will cost at least $ ...

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World's second biggest diamond sells for $53 million

Huge diamond is second biggest ever found The world’s second-biggest diamond has finally found a buyer. After failing to sell at a Sotheby’s auction last year, the 1,109-carat uncut stone has now fetched $ 53 million in a private sale to luxury jeweler Graff Diamonds. The seller, Canada’s Lucara(LUCRF), recovered the huge diamond from Botswana’s Karowe mine nearly two years ago. It named it Lesedi La Rona, which means “Our Light” in Botswana’s Tswana language. Lucara had originally hoped to get at least $ 70 million for the stone, describing ...

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'It' scares up big second weekend as Jennifer Lawrence's 'mother!' sinks

Inside an all-clown screening of ‘It’ A week after breaking records, “It” is still scaring audiences. Meanwhile, Darren Aronofsky’s psychological horror film “mother!” brought in a box office that’s, well, a bit scary. “It,” the Warner Bros. adaptation of the popular Stephen King horror novel, brought in an estimated $ 60 million in its second weekend of release in North America. That’s only a drop of 51% from last weekend’s surprisingly big numbers. The film starring Bill Skarsgård as the clown Pennywise has so far brought in $ 218.7 million. ...

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Parsons Green: Second arrest over Tube bombing

A second man has been arrested in connection with Friday’s attack on a London Tube train, police said. The 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night on suspicion of a terror offence and is in custody in south London. An 18-year-old man is being held on suspicion of a terror offence over the Parsons Green explosion, which injured 30 people. He was arrested at the Port of Dover earlier on Saturday. The UK terror threat level remains ‘critical’, meaning an attack is expected ‘imminently’. Police are ...

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8 cities fit for Amazon's second headquarters

Why Amazon is buying Whole Foods When Amazon announced plans to open a second headquarters in North America last week, cities were quick to express interest in hosting its new facilities. Mayors from Toronto to Tulsa, Oklahoma rushed out responses, calling their cities prime candidates. “This is a transformational opportunity unlike any that we’ve ever seen,” Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto said in a statement. It’s no surprise cities would clamor at this possibility; after all,Amazon will spend billions ofdollars developingthe headquarters and hire 50,000 workers. While many would love to ...

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Second arrest over Buckingham Palace 'terror incident'

A second man has been arrested after three police officers were injured by a man brandishing a 4ft sword near Buckingham Palace on Friday. A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences, and a search of a property in west London is being carried out. It comes after a man drove at police outside the Queen’s official residence on Friday evening. A 26-year-old arrested at the scene remains in custody. Police have been given more time to question him – the warrant for his further detention will ...

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Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona

Spanish police say they have killed five people in the town of Cambrils to stop a second attempted van attack after an earlier one in Barcelona. The attackers were wearing explosive belts, police said. Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas area on Thursday afternoon. The driver of the van fled and is still at large. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said it was a “jihadist attack”. The authorities are now linking the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils with an ...

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China's economic growth remains stable at 6.9% in the second quarter

Here’s what some big western companies are called in China China’s economy is holding steady. The country’s gross domestic product grew 6.9% in the second quarter, according to government data released Monday, the same figure as the previous quarter and marginally higher than most forecasts. The latest numbers position the economy above Beijing’s statedgrowth target for 2017. But China’s speedy growth — an uptick from the 6.7% it recorded last year — will be difficult to sustain in the months to come, analysts say, as the government focuses on reining ...

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