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Uber rented out fire-prone cars to Singapore drivers

Company admits we could have done more after one of its cars burst into flames when it knew that Honda had issued a recall for electrical fault Uber said it had taken action to repair faulty cars in Singapore after it was reported the ride-hailing company rented them out to drivers despite being aware of […]

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Paris’s Pompidou Centre to open gallery in Shanghai

The modern art gallery, which also plans to open branches in South Korea and Belgium, has been in talks for more than a decade with China The regarded as the second most important in the world after the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/pariss-pompidou-centre-to-open-gallery-in-shanghai Tweet #

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Friends of ailing Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo ask to see him one last time

Petition launched by friends of democracy activist, who has liver cancer, urges Beijing to allow visit on humanitarian grounds Friends of Chinas most famous political prisoner, the Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, have issued a plea to Chinese authorities to be allowed one final audience with the dying activist. The Chinese democracy campaigner, who was diagnosed […]

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Philippines says beheaded civilians found in Isis-held town

Seventy-one security force personnel and 299 militants killed and 246,000 people displaced in conflict since 23 May Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel atrocities could rise sharply as troops retake more ground. The discovery of […]

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Japan minister quits after saying it was ‘better’ tsunami hit the north of country

Masahiro Imamura, who was overseeing reconstruction of disaster areas, said it was better the north-eastern region was hit instead of Tokyo The Japanese cabinet minister overseeing reconstruction of areas devastated by the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster resigned on Wednesday after saying it was better the disaster struck the north-eastern region instead of Tokyo. […]

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MH370: independent experts mistrust ‘confidence’ about plane’s location

Australian authorities accused of using report by countrys peak science agency to bolster preconceived ideas Independent investigators looking into the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have expressed scepticism about the Australian authorities statement they are newly confident about the planes location. On Friday Australias peak science agency, CSIRO, said in a statement that the […]

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