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Will Taiwan’s Olympic win over China herald the end of ‘Chinese Taipei’?

In the hours between Taiwan winning gold and silver in Olympic badminton on the weekend, local courts in Taipei were packed with enthusiastic young players. The nail-biting matches had lit

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Fit in my 40s: a walking app that flags up loos and names trees? I’ll get my boots…

Go Jauntly is such an amazing idea that I feel as though I should have had it myself; and it’s such a small slide from there to believing that I

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Canadian union Unifor starts strike at Rio Tinto operations

Canadian union Unifor said on Sunday about 900 workers had started strike action at global miner Rio Tinto’s (RIO.AX) operations in the western Canadian province of British Columbia. Unifor issued

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Amazon and Best Buy’s latest Fire TVs have a sleeker design and better HDR

Amazon and Best Buy are continuing on with their TV partnership that started three years ago. Today, the companies announced new Insignia and Toshiba TVs that run Amazon’s Fire TV

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Heartbroken family leaves boxes of balls in parks where their Collie loved to play

Carli Louise Johnson has said how her family have been devastated by the loss of their dog and as a gesture they thought it would be a good idea to

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RFL investigates Oledzki’s allegations of racist abuse by Warrington supporter

The Rugby Football League will launch an investigation into allegations that the Leeds prop Mikolaj Oledzki was racially abused by a Warrington supporter during the Rhinos’ Super League game with

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A look in the mirror: the existential threat facing beauty halls

The department store beauty hall is facing a fight for survival: the pandemic has accelerated the shift to buying cosmetics, skincare and other pampering products online, and a growing number

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Credit Suisse settles spying case with former star banker

Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) has reached an out-of-court settlement with former star banker Iqbal Khan over allegations of spying that led to the resignation of the Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam, a

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Crime-tracking app Citizen now includes a premium-priced safety help line

The crime-tracking app Citizen is now launching its own emergency response service, promising access to agents who can call 911 or keep tabs on a potentially dangerous situation. Protect, which

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Top 30 areas of the home ‘frustrated interior designer’ Brits want to update

A survey of 2,000 homeowners was commissioned by The Independent Network Powered by VEKA and found the Top 30 areas of the home Brits want to update Brits are ‘frustrated

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