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  • 1/89 August 4, 2017

    A family claiming to be from Haiti drag their luggage over the US-Canada border into Canada from Champlain, New York, U.S . August 3, 2017. Reuters

  • 2/89 August 4, 2017

    A disabled man prepares to cast his vote at a polling station in Kigali, Rwanda, August 4, 2017

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    ATTENTION EDITORS -People carry the body of Yawar Nissar, a suspected militant, who according to local media was killed during a gun battle with Indian security forces at Herpora village, during his funeral in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district August 4, 2017. Reuters

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    A general view shows a flooded area in Sakon Nakhon province, Thailand August 4, 2017.

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    A plane landed in Sao Joao Beach, killing two people, in Costa da Caparica, Portugal August 2, 2017

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  • 6/89 3rd August 2017

    Hermitage Capital CEO William Browder waits to testify before a continuation of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2017

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    TOPSHOT – Moto taxi driver hold flags of the governing Rwanda Patriotic Front’s at the beginning of a parade in Kigali, on August 02, 2017 . Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame will close his electoral campaigning ahead of the August 4, presidential elections which he is widely expected to win giving him a third term in office

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  • 8/89 3rd August 2017

    TOPSHOT – Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations (NGO) “SOS Mediterranee” and “Medecins Sans Frontieres” (Doctors Without Borders) in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautic miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. AFP

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    Two children hold a placard picturing a plane as they take part in a demonstration in central Athens outside the German embassy with others refugees and migrants to protest against the limitation of reunification of families in Germany, on August 2, 2017. AFP

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    Flames erupt as clashes break out while the Constituent Assembly election is being carried out in Caracas, Venezuela, July 30, 2017 .

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    People in the village of Gabarpora carry the remains of Akeel Ahmad Bhat, a civilian who according to local media died following clashes after two militants were killed in an encounter with Indian security forces in Hakripora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, August 2, 2017 . REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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    – Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame gestures as he arrives for the closing rally of the presidential campaign in Kigali, on August 2, 2017 while supporters greet him . Rwandans go the polls on August 4, 2017 in a presidential election in which strongman Paul Kagame is widely expected to cruise to a third term in office. AFP

  • 13/89 30 July 2017

    Soldiers of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) get ready for the military parade to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the army at Zhurihe military training base in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. REUTERS

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    Cyclists at the start of the first stage of the Tour de Pologne cycling race, over 130km from Krakow’s Main Market Square, Poland

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    Israeli border guards keep watch as Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray outside Jerusalem’s old city overlooking the Al-Aqsa mosque compound

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    A supporter of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif passes out after the Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify Sharif in Lahore

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  • 17/89 27 July 2017

    Australian police officers participate in a training scenario called an ‘Armed Offender/Emergency Exercise’ held at an international passenger terminal located on Sydney Harbour

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  • 18/89 27 July 2017

    North Korean soldiers watch the south side as the United Nations Command officials visit after a commemorative ceremony for the 64th anniversary of the Korean armistice at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas

    Reuters/Jung Yeon-Je

  • 19/89 26 July 2017

    Bangladeshi commuters use a rickshaw to cross a flooded street amid heavy rainfall in Dhaka .

    Bangladesh is experiencing downpours following a depression forming in the Bay of Bengal. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

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    The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew of Paolo Nespoli of Italy, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Russia, and Randy Bresnik of the U.S., is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan

    Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov

  • 21/89 25 July 2017

    A protester shouts at U.S . President Donald Trump as he is removed from his rally with supporters in an arena in Youngstown, Ohio

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  • 22/89 23 July 2017

    Indian supporters of Gorkhaland chant slogans tied with chains during a protest march in capital New Delhi . Eastern India’s hill resort of Darjeeling has been rattled at the height of tourist season after violent clashes broke out between police and hundreds of protesters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) a long-simmering separatist movement that has long called for a separate state for ethnic Gorkhas in West Bengal . The GJM wants a new, separate state of “Gorkhaland” carved out of eastern West Bengal state, of which Darjeeling is a part.

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  • 23/89 23 July 2017

    Demonstrators clash with riot security forces while rallying against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela . The banner on the bridge reads “It will be worth it”

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    The Heathcote river as it rises to high levels in Christchurch, New Zealand . Heavy rain across the South Island in the last 24 hours has caused widespread damage and flooding with Dunedin, Waitaki, Timaru and the wider Otago region declaring a state of emergency. Getty Images

  • 25/89 22 July 2017

    A mourner prays at a memorial during an event to commemorate the first anniversary of the shooting spree that one year ago left ten people dead, including the shooter in Munich, Germany . One year ago 18-year-old student David S . shot nine people dead and injured four others at and near a McDonalds restaurant and the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping center . After a city-wide manhunt that caused mass panic and injuries David S .

    shot himself in a park . According to police David S., who had dual German and Iranian citizenship, had a history of mental troubles. Getty

  • 26/89 21 July 2017

    Palestinians react following tear gas that was shot by Israeli forces after Friday prayer on a street outside Jerusalem’s Old City

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  • 27/89 21 July 2017

    Ousted former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra greets supporters as she arrives at the Supreme Court in Bangkok, Thailand

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  • 28/89 20 July 2017

    Marek Suski of Law and Justice (PiS) (C) party scuffles with Miroslaw Suchon (2nd L) of Modern party (.Nowoczesna) as Michal Szczerba of Civic Platform (PO) (L) party holds up a copy of the Polish Constitution during the parliamentary Commission on Justice and Human Rights voting on the opposition’s amendments to the bill that calls for an overhaul of the Supreme Court in Warsaw

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    A firefighter stands near a grass fire as he prepares to defend a home from the Detwiler fire in Mariposa, California

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  • 30/89 19 July 2017

    Michael Lindell ,CEO of My Pillow reacts as U.S . President Donald Trump attends a Made in America roundtable meeting in the East Room of the White House

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  • 31/89 18 July 2017

    Giant pandas lie beside ice blocks at Yangjiaping Zoo in Chongqing, China . Yangjiaping Zoo provided huge ice blocks for giant pandas to help them remove summer heat

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    People ride camels in the desert in Dunhuang, China, as stage 10 of The Silkway Rally continues

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    17th FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary . Team North Korea practice under coach supervision

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    IAAF World ParaAthletics Championships – London, Britain – July 17, 2017

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    Workers check power lines during maintenance work in Laian, in China’s eastern Anhui province

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    Russia Kamaz’s driver Dmitry Sotnikov, co-drivers Ruslan Akhmadeev and Ilnur Mustafin compete during the Stage 9 of the Silk Way 2017 between Urumqi and Hami, China

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    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull talks with Special Operations Command soldiers during a visit to the Australian Army’s Holsworthy Barracks in western Sydney

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  • 38/89 16 July 2017

    Men in traditional sailor costumes celebrate after carrying a statue of the El Carmen Virgin, who is worshipped as the patron saint of sailors, into the Mediterranean Sea during a procession in Torremolinos, near Malaga, Spain

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    People participate in a protest in front of the Sejm building (the lower house of the Polish parliament) in Warsaw, Poland . The demonstration was organized by Committee for the Defense of Democracy (KOD) .

    Members and supporters of the KOD and opposition parties protested against changes in the judicial law and the Supreme Court

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    People prepare to swim with a portrait of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong on the bank of the Yangtze River in Yichang, Hubei province, China to celebrate the 51st anniversary of Chairman Mao swimming in the Yangtze River. REUTERS

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    A woman takes a selfie picture with her mobile phone next to the statue of Omer Halisdemir in Istanbul, in front of a memorial with the names of people killed last year during the failed coup attempt . AFP/Getty Images

  • 42/89 14 July 2017

    French President Emmanuel Macron gestures next to US President Donald Trump during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris.

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  • 43/89 13 July 2017

    Philippine National Police chief Ronald Bato Dela Rosa holds an M60 machine gun during a Gun and Ammunition show at a mall in Mandaluyong city, metro Manila, Philippines

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    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker embrace before the EU-Ukraine summit in Kiev, Ukraine

    Reuters

  • 45/89 13 July 2017

    US President Donald Trump (R) and First Lady Melania Trump disembark form Air Force One upon arrival at Paris Orly airport on July 13, 2017, beginning a 24-hour trip that coincides with France’s national day and the 100th anniversary of US involvement in World War I

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  • 46/89 12 July 2017

    Iraqis walk on a damaged street in west Mosul a few days after the government’s announcement of the liberation of the embattled city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters

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  • 47/89 12 July 2017

    Iraqi boys wash a vehicle in west Mosul a few days after the government’s announcement of the liberation of the embattled city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters

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  • 48/89 11 July 2017

    Afghan policeman pour fuel over jerry cans containing confiscated acetic acid before setting it alight on the outskirts of Herat . Some 15,000 liters of acetic acid, often mixed with heroin, were destroyed by counter narcotics police

    Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

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    Police from the anti-terror squad participate in an anti-terror performance among Acehnese dancers during a ceremony to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Indonesian police corps in Banda Aceh

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  • 50/89 11 July 2017

    Residents stand amid the debris of their homes which were torn down in the evicted area of the Bukit Duri neighbourhood located on the Ciliwung river banks in Jakarta

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    Boys play cricket at a parking lot as it rains in Chandigarh, India

    Reuters/Ajay Verma

  • 52/89 10 July 2017

    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) in Istanbul

    AFP

  • 53/89 10 July 2017

    New Mongolia’s president Khaltmaa Battulga takes an oath during his inauguration ceremony in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    Reuters

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    US army 1st Division, US air force, US Navy and US Marines, march down the Champs Elysees, with the Arc de Triomphe in the background, in Paris during a rehearsal of the annual Bastille Day military parade

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  • 55/89 9 July 2017

    Participants run ahead of Puerto de San Lorenzo’s fighting bulls during the third bull run of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain . Each day at 8:00 am hundreds of people race with six bulls, charging along a winding, 848.6-metre (more than half a mile) course through narrow streets to the city’s bull ring, where the animals are killed in a bullfight or corrida, during this festival, immortalised in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises” and dating back to medieval times and also featuring religious processions, folk dancing, concerts and round-the-clock drinking. AFP/Getty Images

  • 56/89 8 July 2017

    Iraqi women, who fled the fighting between government forces and Islamic State (IS) group jihadists in the Old City of Mosul, cry as they stand in the city’s western industrial district awaiting to be relocated

    AFP

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    US President Donald Trump arrives for another working session during the G20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany

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    People climb up on a roof to get a view during riots in Hamburg, northern Germany, where leaders of the world’s top economies gather for a G20 summit

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  • 59/89 6 July 2017

    Anti-capitalism activists protest in Hamburg, where leaders of the world s top economies will gather for a G20 summit. AFP/Getty

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    A military helicopter rescues people trapped on the roof of the Ministry of Finance by an intense fire in San Salvador

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  • 61/89 6 July 2017

    Donald Trump arrives to deliver a speech at Krasinski Square in Warsaw, Poland.

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    A firefighter conducts rescue operations in an area damaged by heavy rain in Asakura, Japan. Reuters

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    Crowds gather for the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. AFP

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    A member of the Iraqi security forces runs with his weapon during a fight between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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    A U.S . MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile is fired during the combined military exercise between the U.S . and South Korea against North Korea at an undisclosed location in South Korea

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  • 66/89 4 July 2017

    North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un looks on during the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic missile Hwasong-14

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during a signing ceremony following the talks at the Kremlin

    Reuters

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    Belarussian servicemen march during a military parade as part of celebrations marking the Independence Day in Minsk, Belarus

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    Ambulance cars and fire engines are seen near the site where a coach burst into flames after colliding with a lorry on a motorway near Muenchberg, Germany

    Reuters

  • 70/89 28 June 2017

    An aerial view shows women swimming in the Yenisei River on a hot summer day, with the air temperature at about 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 degrees Fahrenheit), outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, June 28, 2017

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    Protesters demonstrating against the upcoming G20 economic summit ride boats on Inner Alster lake during a protest march in Hamburg, Germany . Hamburg will host the upcoming G20 summit and is expecting heavy protests throughout. Getty Images

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    Investigators work at the scene of a car bomb explosion which killed Maxim Shapoval, a high-ranking official involved in military intelligence, in Kiev, Ukraine, June 27, 2017

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    Protesters carry a large image of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo as they march during the annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong .

    Thousands joined an annual protest march in Hong Kong, hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to the city by warning against challenges to Beijing’s sovereignty. AP

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    Jockey Andrea Coghe of “Selva” (Forest) parish rides his horse during the first practice for the Palio Horse Race in Siena, Italy June 30, 2017

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    A man takes pictures with a phone with a Union Flag casing after Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) inspected troops at the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Hong Kong Garrison as part of events marking the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover from British to Chinese rule, in Hong Kong, China June 30, 2017

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    A protester against U.S . President Donald Trump’s limited travel ban, approved by the U.S . Supreme Court, holds a sign next to protesters supporting the ban, in New York City, U.S., June 29, 2017

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    Israeli Air Force Efroni T-6 Texan II planes perform at an air show during the graduation of new cadet pilots at Hatzerim base in the Negev desert, near the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva

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    A woman gestures next to people spraying insecticide on a vehicle during a mosquito-control operation led by Ivory Coast’s National Public and Health Institute in Bingerville, near Abidjan where several cases of dengue fever were reported

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    A Libyan coast guardsman watches over as illegal immigrants arrive to land in a dinghy during the rescue of 147 people who attempted to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli, on June 27, 2017 . More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy’s coastguard said on June 27, 2017

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    A man leaves after voting in the Mongolian presidential election at the Erdene Sum Ger (Yurt) polling station in Tuul Valley .

    Mongolians cast ballots on June 26 to choose between a horse breeder, a judoka and a feng shui master in a presidential election rife with corruption scandals and nationalist rhetoric

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    People attend Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a play ground in the suburb of Sale, Morocco

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    A plain-clothes police officer kicks a member of a group of LGBT rights activist as Turkish police prevent them from going ahead with a Gay Pride annual parade on 25 June 2017 in Istanbul, a day after it was banned by the city governor’s office. AFP/Getty Images

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    Pakistan army soldiers stands guard while rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan . An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said.

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    Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a landslide that occurred in Xinmo Village, Mao County, Sichuan province, China

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    Student activists shout anti martial law slogans during a protest in Manila on June 23, 2017

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    A diver performs from the Pont Alexandre III bridge into the River Seine in Paris, France, June 23, 2017 as Paris transforms into a giant Olympic park to celebrate International Olympic Days with a variety of sporting events for the public across the city during two days as the city bids to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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    Debris and smoke are seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb, during an airstrike, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over parts of Marawi city, Philippines June 23, 2017

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) stands under pouring rain during a wreath-laying ceremony marking the 76th anniversary of the Nazi German invasion, by the Kremlin walls in Moscow, on June 22, 2017

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    Smoke rises following a reported air strike on a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa, on June 22, 2017

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  • Australia plane bomb plot: Four arrested as airports expand security checks

    Stricter screening of passengers and luggage at Australian1 airports will stay in place indefinitely after police foiled an alleged “Islamic-inspired” plot to bring down a plane, which local media said may have involved a bomb or poisonous gas. The ramped up security procedures were put in place after four men were arrested at the weekend in raids conducted across Sydney2. The men are being held without charge under special terror-related powers.

    The Australian Federal Police would not confirm media reports the alleged plot may have involved a bomb disguised in a meat grinder or the planned release of poisonous gas inside a plane. Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Andrew Colvin told reporters on Monday that the plot specifics were still being investigated.

    “What you are seeing at the moment is making sure that there is extra vigilance, to make sure that we aren’t cutting any corners in our security, to make sure that we are absolutely focused on our security,” Mr Colvin said. Police on Monday were still searching several Sydney properties for evidence .

    Pictures showed forensic-specialist officers wearing masks and plastic jumpsuits inside the properties and combing through rubbish bins outside. Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton told reporters in Melbourne on Monday that the alleged plot to down an aircraft could prompt longer-term airport security3 changes.

    “The security measures at the airports will be in place for as long as we believe they need to be, so it may go on for some time yet,” he said.

    “It may be that we need to look at the security settings at our airports, in particular our domestic airports, for an ongoing enduring period. Australian police thwart terror plot to bring down plane

    Mr Dutton advised passengers to arrive at airports three hours before international flights and two hours for domestic flights in order to clear the heightened security.

    Inter-state travellers are subjected to far less scrutiny than those travelling abroad with no formal identification checks required for domestic trips. Passengers at major Australian airports, including Sydney, experienced longer-than-usual queues during the busy Monday morning travel period. A source at a major Australian carrier said airlines and airports had been instructed by the government to ramp up baggage checks as a result of the threat, with some luggage searches now being conducted as passengers queued to check in their bags.

    Australia Federal Police officers patrol the security lines at Sydney’s Domestic Airport (Reuters)

    Counter-terrorism4 police have conducted several recent raids, heightening tensions in a country that has had very few domestic attacks. On Monday, three males pleaded guilty in the New South Wales state Supreme Court to “conspiracy to commit acts in preparation for a terrorist act or acts” in 2014, a court spokeswoman said, while another two pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Police previously said the men planned an attack on targets which included the AFP headquarters in Sydney, along with civilian targets .

    The offences are not related to the alleged plane bomb plot.

    The 2014 Lindt cafe siege in Sydney, in which the hostage-taker and two people were killed, was Australia’s most deadly violence inspired by Isis militants.

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    Computer virus battered Reckitt Benckiser adds to Monday gloom .

    Can its security fend off future outbreaks?

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    Trade unions have slammed a review into the gig economy and changing working practices across the UK . Unite, the country’s largest union said Tueasday’s report “spectacularly failed to deliver” on its promise to tackle the problem of insecure work, while the GMB described it as a “disappointing missed opportunity” . Business groups delivered a mixed reaction to the long-awaited Taylor review, with the Institute of Directors saying it “strikes the right balance”. Getty

  • 2/29 Thames Water hit with 8.55m fine after failing to reduce leakages

    While that is the premise of Snap’s popular messaging platform, investors also saw any gains from its red-hot IPO disappear when shares plunged far below their initial sale price on Tuesday . Morgan Stanley, a lead underwriter on the company’s initial public offering, slapped a price target of $16 ( 12.48) on the stock – a dollar below its March IPO price . Analyst Brian Nowak wrote in the note that we have been wrong about Snap’s ability to innovate and improve its ad product this year.

    Bloomberg

  • 3/29 UK General election 2017: Pound sterling hovers near two-week high as voters take to the polls

    Travel money and consumer finance startup Revolut secured $66m ( 51.3m) in funding last week, bringing total investment to $83m . The UK-based prepaid debit card provider offers foreign currencies at the Interbank or wholesale exchange rate – generally better than that offered by conventional bureau de change.

  • 4/29 UK car production slumps by nearly a fifth in April as timing of Easter bites – Thursday May 24

    I warned yesterday that Theresa May s Government would be unlikely to stand for it if Matthew Taylor s review into the Gig Economy proposed radical reforms to make Britain fairer . Turns out that she didn t have much to worry about on that score . The review contains lots of pretty words, but the likes of Uber, Deliveroo and the rest will probably be breathing a sigh of relief in the wake of its publication. PA

  • 5/29 Marks and Spencer reports slump in profit hurt by clothing sales and cost of new food stores – Wednesday 24 May

    An arm of the technology giant Samsung has decided not to set up its European headquarters in London because the city is not a fun place to live unless you are really rich . Speaking to The Times, Felix Petersen, the managing director of Samsung Next Europe, a $150m ( 117m) technology fund owned by the South Korean company, said that Berlin had been selected as a location for the fund instead.

  • 6/29 English wine producers celebrate record turnover from past year

    On the rise and no longer laughing, stocks of English wine have enjoyed a record year . Independent English wine producers have defied ridicule to register 132m in turnover from 2015-2016, an all-time high, according to new research by online business finance supermarket Funding Options. Getty

  • 7/29 Ivanka Trump and World Bank to start fund for women entrepreneurs

    The World Bank said it will start a fund to finance women entrepreneurs, an idea it developed in tandem with Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the US president . The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative will make more than $1bn available to improve access to capital for women, the Washington-based development institution said Saturday . The fund will provide technical assistance and invest in projects and programmes that support women and women-led small- and mid-size businesses, said the World Bank, which bankrolls development in poor countries.

    AP

  • 8/29 How to use a student loan to build a 4m travel business

    Lee McAteer and his 100-strong team will send 20,000 British millennials to summer camps all over the world, from Massachusetts to Mali, this year, through his empire of holiday companies catering for 18-30s . You could call him a pretty successful businessman . Or you could call him Lee Mac, like the aspiring business owners he gives free space and support to at his hip office in Salford . Or even Britain s best boss like the Daily Mail did when he pranked his team by turning the whole office into a giant ball pit . Just don t call him an entrepreneur.

    Invasion

  • 9/29 British Airways to pay strikers’ bonuses to cabin crew who are working

    In a move that seems certain to inflame the cabin crew dispute, British Airways is paying staff working normally the bonuses that would have gone to their colleagues who are on strike . Members of Mixed Fleet, who are employed on less-favourable terms than longer-serving Heathrow cabin crew, are normally paid a bonus known as My Incentive . Karen Slinger, head of inflight customer experience, has told staff that the airline is saving money as a result of not paying My Incentive within Q1 and Q2 to those Mixed Fleet crew taking strike action . Reuters

  • 10/29 Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley tells high court he is a ‘power drinker’ and enjoys binging

    Mike Ashley has reportedly told a high court judge that he likes binging on alcohol and is a power drinker . On the fourth day of a trial in London, where the Sports Direct boss is being sued by investment banker Jeffrey Blue, Mr Ashley was asked how much he had been drinking when he allegedly made a deal with Mr Blue relating to Sports Direct s share price, according to the BBC.

    Reuters

  • 11/29 Brexit concerns shrink UK’s lead as Europe’s top finance hub

    Brexit concerns have bitten into the UK s lead as Europe s top financial services location for investors, new research shows . The UK s financial services industry has retained its title as Europe s most attractive location for international investment, but its lead has narrowed due to fears over the impact of Brexit, according to a report by professional services firm EY. Reuters

  • 12/29 Longest squeeze on household incomes since 1970s, says ONS

    The aggregate real disposable income of UK households has fallen for three quarters in a row for the first time since the 1970s, according to the Office for National Statistics . The ONS said that the inflation-adjusted compensation of the household sector fell 1.4 per cent in the first three months of 2017, reflecting spiking inflation and weak pay growth. Macrobond, The Independent

  • 13/29 Brexit worries Wimbledon strawberry farmer who depends on EU workers

    The owner of the farm which provides Wimbledon with its strawberries has said she hopes there is a mechanism for European citizens to work seasonally in the UK after Brexit .

    Marion Regan, who owns Hugh Lowe Farms in Kent with her husband Jon, relies on seasonal labour to make sure Wimbledon is supplied with fresh strawberries throughout the tournament. Reuters

  • 14/29 Consumer confidence slips back to post-Brexit vote lows

    Consumer confidence is now almost back down to the lows seen in the wake of last June’s Brexit referendum, adding to a picture of a wilting consumer in the face of fast rising inflation and weak wage growth . The latest GfK Index slipped to -10 in June, down from -5 in the previous month, its lowest since last July.

  • 15/29 Tobacco giant Philip Morris wants everyone to quit smoking

    Philip Morris International, the world s second largest tobacco company, has said it wants people to quit the habit . Peter Nixon, UK and Ireland managing director for the global tobacco giant said We are absolutely serious – one day we want to stop selling cigarettes.

  • 16/29 Alibaba s Jack Ma warns evolving technology could cause World War III

    Chinese business magnate Jack Ma said that evolving technologies are likely to pose a threat to more than just the job market and could in fact trigger a Third World War . In an interview with CNBC, the billionaire chairman of Alibaba said that world leaders have a duty to educate people to prevent the pain caused by a rapid rise in automation and artificial intelligence.

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  • 17/29 Japanese bank Nomura chooses Frankfurt for EU headquarters after UK’s withdrawal

    Nomura picked Frankfurt as the headquarters for its European Union operations after the UK leaves the bloc, people with knowledge of the matter said . Japan s biggest brokerage will start preparations this month to form a base in the German financial centre, one of the people said, asking not to be identified as the matter is confidential . It will seek regulatory approval and find office space before transferring fewer than 100 employees from London to the city, according to the person. Getty Images

  • 18/29 will.i.am says artificial intelligence will be more disruptive to UK tech than EU withdrawal

    The reckless rise of artificial intelligence is going to be much more disruptive for the London technology scene in the longer run than Britain s departure from the EU, according to musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist will.i.am . Speaking at an event celebrating his collaboration with Atom Bank, an app-based digital-only bank launched last year, the founding member of The Black Eyed Peas said that by 2030, Brexit will be an old school thought for the UK s rapidly evolving tech industry and AI will present a much more acute challenge.

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  • 19/29 How climate change will threaten food security of world’s poorest countries

    Some of the world s poorest countries will be hit hardest as climate change affects marine fisheries all over the world, according to a new study . The global fishing industry produces a total catch worth of about $90bn ( 71bn) but the warming ocean temperatures are causing many valuable species to shift their usual ranges. Lisa Murray

  • 20/29 Supersonic passenger jet to take off next year

    An American firm is promising the return of supersonic passenger aviation, with transatlantic airfares about the same price as today s business class tickets . Boom, based in Denver, says London-New York will cost 2,000 one-way and take just 3 hours 15 minutes . With a planned cruising speed of 1,451mph, the plane is almost 100mph faster than Concorde.

  • 21/29 Casamigos: George Clooney tequila brand sold for $1bn to drinks giant Diageo

    George Clooney is selling his US tequila brand Casamigos to British beverage company Diageo for almost $1bn ( 790m) . The London-based distiller will initially pay $700m ( 553m) for Casamigos and possibly an additional $300m ( 237m) based on the performance of the brand over the next decade . The purchase will be Diageo’s biggest since it bought United Spirits for $3.2 billion ( 2.5 billion) in 2014. Getty Images

  • 22/29 Jaguar Land Rover to create 5,000 new jobs

    Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will hire 5,000 staff as it boosts its skills in autonomous and electric technology, a welcome business endorsement as Prime Minister Theresa May starts Brexit talks after a botched election . JLR, which employs more than 40,000 people globally, said it would hire 1,000 electronic and software engineers as well as 4,000 additional personnel including in manufacturing, most of whom will be based in Britain.

  • 23/29 European shares rebound as Emmanuel Macron wins historic majority

    Internet giants will face increased pressure to tackle online extremism as European leaders were expected to back a UK-led drive for tougher internet regulation . Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will lead calls to ensure there is no safe space for terrorists to plot attacks and share radical material online when he attends a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday. Reuters

  • 24/29 The real reason UK employers hire European Union workers

    While the end of free movement is presented by politicians as taking control , for employers it means quite the reverse it means a loss of control, it means new barriers to recruitment and, for some, the risk of irreparable damage . In our research at the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) before and after the referendum vote we ve detected a gradual change in outlook among employers. AP

  • 25/29 Boris Johnson calls on internet giants to leave ‘no safe space for terrorists’

    Internet giants will face increased pressure to tackle online extremism as European leaders were expected to back a UK-led drive for tougher internet regulation .

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will lead calls to ensure there is no safe space for terrorists to plot attacks and share radical material online when he attends a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday. Rex

  • 26/29 Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

    Amazon, the e-commerce behemoth that sells everything from toothpaste to tennis shoes, has announced it will purchase grocery store Whole Foods for $13.7bn ( 10.7bn) . The Seattle-based retailer will buy the popular health food chain for $42 per share, pending approval by its shareholders. Getty

  • 27/29 Workers producing Ivanka Trump’s fashion line subjected to verbal abuse and ‘poverty pay’

    Ivanka Trump has come under fire again after workers at a factory making clothes for her brand in Indonesia described an environment of verbal abuse and poverty wages . More than a dozen workers at the factory in Subang told the Guardian that they regularly work unpaid overtime and are paid one of the lowest minimum wages in Asia, despite production targets that are impossible to meet.

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  • 28/29 EU launches antitrust investigation into Nike, Universal Studios and Hello Kitty owner

    The EU has launched antitrust investigations into Nike, Universal Studios and the owner of the Hello Kitty brand, over their licensing and distribution practices within the single market . In a statement, the European commission said that it was looking into whether the three companies were illegally preventing retailers from selling certain goods licensed by them across borders and online, thereby breaking competition rules.

  • 29/29 Morrisons is selling 16oz ‘Daddy of all burgers’ for Father’s Day

    The daddy of all burgers has arrived, just in time for Father’s Day . Morrisons launched the huge, one pound, 18cm monster, which should satisfy even the hungriest of dads, on Wednesday . Each one is made by butchers in-store using 100 per cent British beef seasoned with paprika, sage and parsley . Morrisons claims it is the biggest beef burger money can buy in a UK supermarket, and it costs just 3 .

    Shoppers will have to be quick however, as the oversized patties are only available until Sunday.

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