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Logan Paul loses YouTuber boxing rematch to KSI in controversial decision

YouTuber Logan Paul lost his big boxing rematch against fellow creator KSI in a fittingly controversial decision.

The professional boxing match, which took place Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, went to a split decision after six rounds. Two judges handed the bout to the UK’s KSI, with a score of 57–54 and 56–55. The third judge scored the bout 56–55 for Logan Paul.

The controversy surrounding the decision is thanks to a moment in the fourth round where Paul was penalized two points, which cost him the fight. 

Paul and KSI exchange blows.

Paul and KSI exchange blows.

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Inside London's Billionaires Row: The cavernous mansion once owned by the Saudi royal family, left to rot, and now home to squatters and dead mice
Graham Robertson London's most notorious pocket of luxury real estate is a mile-long road of mansions known as "Billionaires Row." It has a reputation for money, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  The Towers is the largest mansion ont he road, and is now rotten, overgrown, and falling apart. It was once owned by actress Gracie Fields. Saudi royals bought it in 1989, but never seem to have showed up. It has stood derelict for years. This post is part of an interactive Insider series profiling Billionaires Row. The largest, most secretive, and most imposing property on The Bishops Avenue — known better as London's Billionaires Row — is The Towers. Even though it is falling apart. The mansion was one of 10 homes on the road bought by the Saudi royal family in 1989, against a tense geopolitical backdrop that would result in Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the first Gulf War.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: Heath Hall, the mansion-for-hire that Justin Bieber rented for $140,000 a monthInside London's Billionaires Row: A steel tycoon's 'Summer Palace' with 12 bathrooms and a basement poolHere's what it was like on board Qantas' first nonstop, 19-hour flight from London to Sydney
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Swedbank pledges prompt release of money laundering probe
Swedbank pledged on Wednesday to conclude an internal probe into alleged money laundering at the Swedish lender by early next year, and said it was unaware of any breaches of U.S. sanctions after a broadcaster alleged such a lapse.
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Unions up ante at South African Airways as finances approach crunch
Unions are escalating a crippling strike at South African Airways (SAA) after talks broke down, leaving the state-run carrier at risk of liquidation without a government guarantee to secure bank funding, a board member said.
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Flare-up of Sino-U.S. tensions over Hong Kong knocks world shares off 22-month high
World stocks were knocked off 22-month highs on Wednesday as a renewed flare-up in Sino-U.S. tensions and the creeping return of U.S. recession fears fueled a bid for bonds and other "safe" assets such as gold.
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Voters voice doubts over impeachment hearings: 'This is just useless politics'
Many voters in Georgia doubt anything will change when the impeachment hearings conclude.
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Report: Man City to Offer Raheem Sterling New Contract Amid Real Madrid Rumours
Manchester City are reportedly ready to reward Raheem Sterling's outstanding recent form with a new contract...
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Love by Hanne Ørstavik review – a chilling study of emotional distance
This is an eerie, devastating little book about a mother and son in the far north of NorwayIn this perfectly poised Norwegian novella, Vibeke and her young son Jon have recently moved to the far north of Norway. The book follows them through one long evening and into the dead of night, as the cold and dark press in. The first thing we learn about Vibeke is that she uses books to escape reality: “She wishes she could read all the time, sitting in bed with the duvet pulled up.” She drifts through the hours, thinking about her new job, cooking dinner, heading out to the library. Dreams of new clothes and the possibility of romance sustain her as she ekes out life’s small excitements. “Normally she keeps the library until Saturday, and today’s only Wednesday.”Jon, meanwhile, has his own projects – biscuits to snaffle, raffle tickets to sell for the sports club – and his own daydreams, mostly about trains and train sets. Tomorrow he will be nine, and he decides to get out of the house for as long as possible to give Vibeke the opportunity to bake him a cake. Vibeke has entirely forgotten Jon’s birthday. Continue reading...
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The climate science is clear: it's now or never to avert catastrophe | Bill McKibben
Disastrous global heating will soon become irrevocable – but despite politicians’ inaction millions are taking to the streets to fight the planet’s feverHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Make a contributionThe one thing never to forget about global warming is that it’s a timed test.It’s ignoble and dangerous to delay progress on any important issue, of course – if, in 2020, America continues to ignore the healthcare needs of many of its citizens, those people will sicken, die, go bankrupt. The damage will be very real. But that damage won’t make it harder, come 2021 or 2025 or 2030, to do the right thing about healthcare. Continue reading...
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