Typhoon Nida: cities on high alert as China braces for landfall

Flights grounded and residents told to stay inside with three days worth of food as winds of 130km/h lash southern China Southern China braced for Typhoon Nida to make landfall on Tuesday, with the city of Guangzhou issuing its first-ever red storm alert. Those living in the storms projected path on the mainland were told […]

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Fethullah Gulen on ‘GPS’: Failed Turkey coup looked ‘like a Hollywood movie’

(CNN)Fethullah Gulen, the reclusive cleric accused by Turkey of hatching a military coup attempt, concedes that his supporters could have been involved in the putsch but again denied any direct connection. “There might have been some sympathetic people [to Gulen] among them,” he told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in an interview. On GPS: Who organized the […]

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How much are the Rio Olympic gold medals worth?

Rio de Janeiro (CNN)The making of the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic medals is a mix of art and science. A team of about 100 people, including sculptors and machine operators, have been working in secret inside the Brazilian Mint to produce more than 5,000 medals ahead of the Games. Carneiro has made many coins […]

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Flight MH370 was flown into water, says crash expert

Larry Vance tells 60 Minutes the flaperon found in Madagascar was extended at time of landing, suggesting rogue pilot brought plane down A section of wing from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 shows evidence it was extended upon landing, suggesting a rogue pilot brought it down, an air crash expert says. World expert air crash […]

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Kabul shaken by large explosion on city’s outskirts

Taliban claim responsibility for blast in Pul-e-Charkhi neighbourhood of Afghan capital that occurred at same time as widespread power cuts A large explosion rocked Kabul early on Monday morning, jolting the Afghan capital awake. The blast, which occurred at about 1.30am local time, appeared to target a hotel for foreigners on the outskirts of the […]

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Cats review kitsch, dated yet strangely adorable

Theres no plot, no subtext and no apparent point, but the tunes including Memory, sung by Leona Lewis drill into your brain like a flesh-eating worm For the entirety of the two hours I sat watching Statler and Waldorf routine going on in my mind. This revival is TERRIBLE, I thought; hideously dated, boring, empty, […]

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Exaggerator roars back to beat Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in Haskell

Preakness winner Exaggerator storms back from last to romp past Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in the Haskell Exaggerator has done it again, taking charge in the stretch and beating Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in the $1m Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday. A little over two months ago in the Preakness, Exaggerator handed Nyquist […]

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Novak Djokovic digs deep to see off Kei Nishikori in Rogers Cup final

Novak Djokovic continued his dominance of Kei Nishikori with a 6-3, 7-5 victory in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto Novak Djokovic continued his dominance of Kei Nishikori with a 6-3, 7-5 victory in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. After clinching his 30th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, Djokovic […]

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Charles Koch says rumours he will support Hillary Clinton are ‘blood libel’

Billionaire industrialist, who addressed donors at luxury Colorado resort, will not support Trump as he and brother David look to GOP Senate races The billionaire Charles Koch on Sunday said rumours he would support Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election were a blood libel. The industrialist will not support Donald Trump either. At this […]

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Fast-moving wildfire near Big Sur spreads as more people are evacuated

Deadly blaze grew overnight as more than 5,000 firefighters battle the wildfire, which has destroyed 57 homes and has prompted the evacuation of 300 homes Crews continued on Sunday to battle a massive wildfire near

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