Monthly Archive: July 2018

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Mind the paws: Hello Kitty bullet train debuts in Japan

Themed train, complete with life-sized doll, will run for three months in bid to boost tourism A sleek Hello Kitty bullet train festooned with images of the world-famous character began services in Japan, drawing...

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Protesters stopped as Hong Kong marks China handover

Police intervene to protect flag-raising ceremony attended by territory’s leader Carrie Lam Police in Hong Kong stopped about 20 pro-democracy protesters from getting near a flag-raising ceremony marking the 21st anniversary of the citys...

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Notorious thief flees Paris jail by helicopter

Rdoine Fad, once France’s most wanted man, broke out in minutes, aided by armed men A notorious thief who was once France’s most wanted man pulled off a jailbreak on Sunday, fleeing a prison...

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Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon because of injury

Andy Murray, twice Wimbledon champion and who was due to play Benot Paire in the first round, has had to withdraw from the tournament Andy Murray on Sunday delivered the message Wimbledon was dreading:...

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Gaming Gets X-Rated and Very Profitable

In the game Armor Blitz , players assemble an legion of anime “tank girls.” When the game debuted on Google Play in November 2016, it grossed merely $23,400 in six months, less than half...

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Clangers and Bagpuss co-creator dies

Image caption In 1999 Bagpuss was voted the most popular BBC children’s programme ever constructed Peter Firmin, the co-creator of Clangers, Bagpuss and Basil Brush, has died at persons under the age of 89,...