• Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire: study
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    Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire: study

    Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire by striking stone to create sparks, researchers said Thursday after analysing several tools found at sites in France dating from 50,000 years ago. It was already known that Neanderthals used fire but it was mostly thought to have occurred by natural causes such

  • Holiday snaps! Piled-on AFP World Cup man gets Croatia invite
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    Holiday snaps! Piled-on AFP World Cup man gets Croatia invite

    Yuri Cortez, the AFP photographer who became a World Cup sensation after he kept shooting pictures despite being piled-on by Croatia players, has been invited to the European country for a week's holiday. "Only make sure to bring your good will and camera and please indicate when you would

  • Burberry burns millions in unsold products to protect brand
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    Burberry burns millions in unsold products to protect brand

    Luxury British fashion house Burberry destroyed tens of millions of dollars worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to protect its brand. "Burberry has careful processes in place to minimise the amount of excess stock we produce," the company said in a statement. Among

  • RV use is rising among Canadian campers: report
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    RV use is rising among Canadian campers: report

    Recreational vehicle users haven't enjoyed the coolest of reputations. Oftentimes they're depicted as provincial suburbanites in plastic, fluorescent visors and Hawaiian T-shirts -- or worse.  Think trailer parks and "Trailer Park Boys." But according to the findings of a new report

  • Primark and UNICEF team up in the name of education
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    Primark and UNICEF team up in the name of education

    Primark is shining the spotlight on children's education, via a new partnership with UNICEF. The fast fashion giant has announced a three-year collaboration with the non profit organization, and has committed to donate US$4.5 million to a program designed to support the education of vulnerable children

  • Vietnam's VinFast to launch at Paris Motor Show
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    Vietnam's VinFast to launch at Paris Motor Show

    It appears that there will be a new country on the automotive landscape thanks to VinFast, which is a Vietnamese manufacturer due to launch its first models at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October. At the moment, any technical details about the vehicles are conspicuous by their absence, but the fact

  • America gets its first McLaren Senna
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    America gets its first McLaren Senna

    The McLaren Senna is the most extreme road car the British supercar manufacturer has ever built, so it's no wonder the car -- named after one of the world's greatest-ever racing drivers -- is one of the hottest cars of the year. Around a third of the limited run of 500 units of the McLaren Senna

  • Hyperloop project goes to China
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    Hyperloop project goes to China

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies said Thursday it will team up with a southwestern Chinese city to build a new 10-kilometre (six-mile) test track for its high speed hyperloop transportation system. California-based HyperloopTT is one of several ventures to take Elon Musk's idea for a new type

  • World's most expensive hotel suite costs $80,000 a night and comes with bulletproof windows
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    World's most expensive hotel suite costs $80,000 a night and comes with bulletproof windows

    One night in the world's most expensive hotel suite will set you back an eye-popping, outrageous, some might say outlandish $80,000 a night.  

  • Volvo and Ford models get top ratings in latest safety tests
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    Volvo and Ford models get top ratings in latest safety tests

    Volvos have a reputation for being incredibly safe, and that reputation has just been further reinforced by the new XC40 getting five stars and top ratings in its 2018 Euro NCAP tests. The new XC40 getting top marks for safety from Euro NCAP isn't much of a shock as it's just the latest model

  • From 'Aquaman' and 'Venom' to 'Bumblebee': Movies on the agenda at this year's San Diego Comic-Con
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    From 'Aquaman' and 'Venom' to 'Bumblebee': Movies on the agenda at this year's San Diego Comic-Con

    The Comic-Con International entertainment and comic convention in San Diego, USA, is one of pop culture's biggest events of the year. As one of the world's biggest gatherings of pop culture enthusiasts, San Diego's Comic-Con is set to bring all manner of news from the worlds of comic books

  • Scare Diego unleashes terror as Comic-Con kicks off
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    Scare Diego unleashes terror as Comic-Con kicks off

    Early arrivals at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to a preview night scream-fest Wednesday as New Line Cinema unleashed exclusive footage of its most hotly anticipated horror movies. The two-part feature adaptation of "It," Stephen King's 1986 novel, follows seven smalltown children who

  • New Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy boosts the Renault Sport line-up
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    New Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy boosts the Renault Sport line-up

    European performance car fans can look forward to even greater performance and plenty of dynamic design thanks to a new Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy that's just been launched. This exciting new model will boost the Renault Sport line-up by extending the family of Trophy versions produced since the

  • Luxury label Bottega Veneta opts out of Spring runway
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    Luxury label Bottega Veneta opts out of Spring runway

    Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta has confirmed that it will not be joining the line-up for Milan Fashion Week in September, opting instead to host buyers at its Milanese showroom.

  • Nigeria announces new national airline Nigeria Air
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    Nigeria announces new national airline Nigeria Air

    The Nigerian government launched plans on Wednesday to create new flag carrier airline Nigeria Air by the end of this year. Aviation minister Hadi Sirika revealed the news in a press conference at the biennial Farnborough Airshow, which is held southwest of London and where billions of dollars of aerospace

  • Lamborghini is embracing hybrid technology across the board
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    Lamborghini is embracing hybrid technology across the board

    Italian luxury car manufacturer Lamborghini plans to roll out hybrid technology across its range of models, according to CEO Stefano Domenicali, quoted on the British website, Auto Express. With a plug-in hybrid version of the Urus, the brand's first SUV, already on the cards for 2019, Lamborghini

  • Why supersonic aircrafts could be a terrible idea for the planet: study
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    Why supersonic aircrafts could be a terrible idea for the planet: study

    Scientists warn that the return of supersonic air travel, which was shelved with the retirement of the Concorde, will result in exponential carbon emissions and noise pollution in a new study that takes a closer look at the environmental impact of commercial supersonic jets. 

  • 50 years after Concorde, US start-up eyes supersonic future
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    50 years after Concorde, US start-up eyes supersonic future

    Luxury air travel faster than the speed of sound: A US start-up is aiming to revive commercial supersonic flight 50 years after the ill-fated Concorde first took to the skies. Blake Scholl, the former Amazon staffer who co-founded Boom Supersonic, delivered the pledge this week in front of a fully-restored

  • Europe urged to tackle airspace bottlenecks as delays soar
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    Europe urged to tackle airspace bottlenecks as delays soar

    The world airline body on Wednesday urged European governments to urgently fix the region's airspace bottlenecks, saying that delays had more than doubled during the first half of the year. The International Air Transport Association called on the European Commission, member states and ANSPs (air

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    Kaia Gerber fronts fall campaign for Karl Lagerfeld

    As well as walking the runway for Chanel, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent and Valentino during Fashion Week, she is also busy stacking up advertising contracts to front the collections of various brands. The latest in line is the namesake label of the legendary fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, which has signed

  • 2019 Nissan Leaf to get more power and longer range: report
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    2019 Nissan Leaf to get more power and longer range: report

    For the 2019 model year Nissan is bringing us a new long-range version of its Leaf EV in the shape of the E-Plus model. Although Nissan's head of EV marketing, Brian Maragano, has confirmed to AutoGuide that the new model will have a larger battery than current Leaf models, a specific capacity wasn

  • Candela Pelizza joins Roberto Cavalli on a tropical escapade
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    Candela Pelizza joins Roberto Cavalli on a tropical escapade

    Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli has signed up top influencer Candela Pelizza to front its pre-fall 2018 collection, showcasing its romantic and sensual vibes. The Argentinian-born influencer, who boasts some 520,000 Instagram followers, models a selection of collection looks, featured on the brand

  • Audi reveals facelifted TT
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    Audi reveals facelifted TT

    Perhaps the most obvious change to the exterior styling of the TT is the adoption of Audi's popular honeycomb front grille in place of the familiar horizontal bar design of the current model. Matrix LED lights are now being made available, while OLED rear lamps have been added to the TT's list

  • These are the most popular travel destinations among Chinese travelers
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    These are the most popular travel destinations among Chinese travelers

    Australia, Canada and France have emerged the most popular travel destinations among Chinese travelers in the upcoming year, according to a wide-sweeping report that looks at how mainland Chinese globetrotters will impact global travel over the next 12 months. For the seventh annual Chinese International

  • A Tesla Model S after 400,000 miles: an analysis of the maintenance expenses
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    A Tesla Model S after 400,000 miles: an analysis of the maintenance expenses

    Since 2015, a company called Tesloop has been using a Tesla Model S 90D for a shuttle service in Southern California and Nevada. Tesloop is obviously proud of this achievement, and it was happy to supply the Autoblog website with a whole load of data to support its claims, including a Google datasheet