• Outdoor art of summer: London, New York, Paris, Miami, Doha, Hong Kong
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    Outdoor art of summer: London, New York, Paris, Miami, Doha, Hong Kong

    Wherever you're traveling (or traveling through) this summer, there may be a stunning work of public art somewhere nearby. Here, we choose highlights in six international cities, from London's Mastaba to a newly installed spiral slide in Miami. You have your pick of vibrant public art in the

  • Skoda already planning eRS models
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    Skoda already planning eRS models

    Skoda has a proud history of producing impressive RS performance versions of its mainstream models, and the UK's Auto Express reports the all-electric vehicles will be getting similar treatment. The manufacturer's first EV will be a production version of the Vision E concept that was extremely

  • Japan passes controversial law to allow casinos
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    Japan passes controversial law to allow casinos

    Japan on Friday enacted a controversial law to allow casinos that the government says will boost tourism and growth but was bitterly opposed by the opposition. In a last-ditch attempt to delay the vote on the bill in the upper house, opposition lawmakers called a confidence vote on Prime Minister Shinzo

  • Etihad launches customer service line on WhatsApp
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    Etihad launches customer service line on WhatsApp

    Etihad Airways has launched a new service that will allow its premium flyers to contact the airline via WhatsApp. 

  • Peugeot to add plug-in hybrid electric version to its 508 range
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    Peugeot to add plug-in hybrid electric version to its 508 range

    The latest Peugeot 508 is already a very desirable car that's transformed the 508 nameplate, but things are set to get even more interesting for it, with Peugeot announcing it intends to produce a high-output hybrid version next year. Instead of being just another petrol/electric hybrid with moderately

  • Nissan confirms Leaf Nismo
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    Nissan confirms Leaf Nismo

    The Nismo performance version of the Nissan Leaf EV that people have long been hoping for is on its way. An earlier Leaf Nismo RC concept, based on the first-generation Leaf, never made it into production, but when the second-generation Leaf was launched, Nissan teased fans with another Leaf Nismo concept

  • Buckingham Palace to open its gates to the public starting this weekend
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    Buckingham Palace to open its gates to the public starting this weekend

    If you're London-bound this summer, you can get a taste of the royal high life with a tour of Buckingham Palace, which opens to the public this weekend. Tickets are £24 and can be purchased in advance online.

  • 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