24 hours of craziness in Trump’s Washington

Washington (CNN)You couldn’t make it up. In the confusing hours when up seemed down and down seemed up, the White House appeared to be defending Hillary Clinton, the FBI chief was among the last to know he was gone, and there was a cameo performance by Russian President Vladimir Putin in his ice skates. It […]

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Form and function: An Italian encounter with the new McLaren 720S

(CNN)McLaren is relatively new in the supercar market compared to the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche. The British marque launched its first supercar, the McLaren F1, in 1992 and has been playing catch-up since then. But with the arrival of the 720S, launched at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, McLaren has not only caught […]

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India wedding deaths: 24 guests killed after wall collapses

Rescuers describe horrific scene after concrete wall falls onto people taking shelter from storm in Bharatpur, Rajasthan A wall has fallen onto an Indian wedding party during a storm, killing at least 24 people including four children and injuring many more, police said on Thursday. The concrete wall fell on guests who were sheltering from […]

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Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in

The long read: The world is changing at dizzying speed but for some thinkers, not quickly enough. Is accelerationism a dangerous idea or does it speak to our troubled times? Half a century ago, in the great hippie year of 1967, an acclaimed young American science fiction writer, Roger Zelazny, published his third novel. In […]

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End of an era for Atltico Madrid as curtain falls on Vicente Caldern

Atlticos famous old stadium witnessed its last-ever European night in familiar company, with a familiar outcome, but with the fans unbowed and in full voice The first roll of thunder hit with two minutes left on the last-ever European night at the Vicente Caldern. The rain poured off the roof and through it too, swirling […]

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Hong Kong accused of smothering dissent for expected Xi Jinping visit

Authorities reportedly deny permission for Victoria Park a traditional protest venue to be used by pro-democracy demonstrators Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have accused authorities of trying to smother dissent by stopping them congregating in one of the former colonys biggest parks when Xi Jinping visits to commemorate the 20th anniversary of handover. Since Hong […]

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Sufjan Stevens 10 of the best

A master of what he called the strummy-strum acoustic guitar song, Stevens affecting music tackles issues as tricky as abandonment, death and Christmas with family 1. We Are What You Say With his wavering voice and penchant for high concept experimentation, he has had his fair share of detractors, yet few artists elicit the level […]

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Behind the scenes of James Comey’s epic firing

Washington (CNN)A little past 5 p.m. on Tuesday, a black Ford Taurus slowed to a stop just outside FBI headquarters in Washington and dispatched a white-haired man in a dark suit. He emerged from the car alone, a manila folder in his right hand, and walked slowly toward the agency’s appointment gate. Passersby paid little […]

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‘There’s nothing there’: White House staff deny Comey sacking is linked to Russia

Apparently taken aback by scale of political firestorm, White House sent out Sean Spicer, his deputy and Kellyanne Conway to defend its position It was just after 9pm when, cloaked in darkness, the White House press secretary held one of his most peculiar briefings yet. Sean Spicer had just finished an outdoor TV interview defending […]

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Apple becomes first company worth $800bn

The iPhone makers market capitalisation is well on the way to $1 trillion after a huge 50% rise since the US election Apple has become the first company in history to top the $800bn mark in market capitalisation, slightly more than two years after it crossed the

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