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Manchester airport flights delayed after refuelling power failure

Flights to Tenerife, Belfast and Milan among 69 cancelled as passengers’ frustration grows

Dozens of flights were delayed and cancelled at Manchester airport on Sunday because of refuelling problems.

Thousands of passengers were left frustrated after flights to Tenerife, Belfast and Milan were among the 69 cancelled, while others have been delayed by around three hours.

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‘Puppy dog eyes’ were developed to appeal to humans: research
NEW YORK — What’s behind those hard-to-resist puppy dog eyes? New research suggests that over thousands of years of dog domestication, people preferred pups that could pull off that appealing, sad look. And that encouraged the development of the facial muscle that creates it. Today, pooches use the muscle to raise their eyebrows and make...
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Ingraham: Trump's 2020 campaign is about keeping the 'good times going'
Fox News host Laura Ingraham says President Trump needs to hammer his economic numbers to potential voters heading into the 2020 presidential election.
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Iran says it won't wage war, U.S. deploys more troops to Middle East
President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, sounding a note of restraint after the United States announced more troop deployments to the Middle East.
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Researchers May Soon Be Able to Isolate the Genetic Roots of Homosexuality—but Should They?
A gay biologist navigates curiosity and concern about the prospect of knowing where queerness comes from.
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Deadly fire above secret nuclear bunker under Maryland house leads to prison sentence
An eccentric computer hacker was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home.
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Facebook will launch its Libra digital currency in 2020
Facebook has finally revealed plans to launch its new digital currency Libra next year. The tech giant said users would be able to use the coin through its apps and on Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp. Once it’s launched, users will be able to purchase Libra and store it in its own digital wallet called Calibra. The website for Calibra was also launched earlier today. “Over the coming months, the association and its members will be recruiting additional members to further diversify and support the network. We will also be raising money in a private placement to help jumpstart the ecosystem… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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Democrat border town mayor says 'we are sick and tired' of feds not listening, fixing illegal immigration problem
A Democrat mayor of a Texas town bordering Mexico slammed the federal government and lawmakers, saying “we are sick and tired of the deaf ears” for failing to protect towns like his from illegal immigration.
Politica
When Will the Mississippi Come for New Orleans?
In a year of record rainfall, the swollen Mississippi is putting the country’s most ambitious system of water control to the test.
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Michael Knowles: Harvard displays its hypocrisy on racism in revoking Kyle Kashuv's admission
Kyle committed the unforgivable sin of espousing conservatism. For the gatekeepers of our culture, until he recants his political views, no apology could ever suffice to redeem him.
Politica
Royal Ascot 2019: day one – live!
St James’s Palace Stakes among opening-day racesTalking Horses: Phoenix Of Spain to reign on first dayAnd feel free to email Tony or tweet @tonypaley 10.42am BST You could win a £50 account credit by proving your tipping prowess on today’s races. All you have to do is give us your selections for all of today’s races at Ascot. As ever, our champion will be the tipster who returns the best profit to notional level stakes of £1 at starting price. Non-runners count as losers. Please post all your tips in a single posting, using the comment facility below, before the first race at 2.30pm. There are six races at Ascot today and you must post a single selection for each race. 10.35am BST My first big gamble of Royal Ascot week was taking the train to the course despite all the warnings of chaos thanks to a strike on South West Trains, co-incidentally called for the busiest week of the year on the Waterloo-Reading line.The result? Well, it might be a little different on the way home this evening but thus far, it’s a winner, on the 09.28 from Clapham Junction at any rate. Betting-wise, I should probably quite now while I’m ahead. But it won’t be easy with the best five days of the Flat season now just a few hours’ distant. Related: Why a bookie-bashing Royal Ascot may add to racing’s money misery Continue reading...
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Serpentine Galleries chief resigns in spyware firm row
Yana Peel steps down, citing ‘misguided personal attacks on me and my family’The head of the Serpentine Galleries has resigned after it emerged that she is the co-owner of an Israeli cyberweapons company whose software has allegedly been used by authoritarian regimes to spy on dissidents.On Tuesday, Yana Peel announced she was stepping down as the chief executive of the prestigious London art gallery so the work of the Serpentine would not be undermined by “misguided personal attacks on me and my family”. Continue reading...
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Donald Trump, Facebook, Harvard: Your Tuesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Marijuana, E-Scooters, Driver’s Licenses: Last-Minute Deals in Albany
Tuesday: Major developments on complicated issues in the last days of the legislative session.
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From gas in Russia to China-bound plastics, Austria's OMV shifts focus for growth
After years of largely banking on low-cost Russia for growth, OMV is shifting attention towards the Middle East as its chemist chief executive chases his vision of making the Austrian oil and gas group a major supplier of plastics.
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Storms and flooding will impact the Ohio Valley
Severe weather could affect over 70 million in the southern Plains and the east coast. This could accumulate over the coming days to bring flooding to parts of the Midwest from Kansas towards Indiana. Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the forecast.
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Platini taken into custody over 2022 World Cup corruption allegations
Disgraced former UEFA President Michel Platini has been taken into custody as part of a corruption investigation over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, the French financial prosecutor's spokesperson told CNN on Tuesday.
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Kremlin calls for restraint in Middle East after U.S. troop move
The Kremlin called for restraint from all sides in the Middle East on Tuesday and said it did not want to see destabilizing moves in the region after the United States announced it would deploy more troops there.
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Fortnite's latest item lets you throw health at your teammates
Never a week goes by without Epic Games adding something new to Fortnite. In the past month alone, we've seen the Storm Flip, Proximity Grenade Launcher and even an Air Jordan 1 collaboration. As you'd expect from a Battle Royale game, most of the ne...
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What is it like being a refugee? with Pajtim Statovci and Dina Nayeri – books podcast
With this week’s show coinciding with Refugee Week, Richard sits down with two authors who were refugees as children: Dina Nayeri, who was eight when her family fled Iran and settled in Oklahoma, and Patjim Statovci, whose family left Kosovo when he was two and grew up in Helsinki. Statovci’s second novel, Crossing, follows two teenagers as they flee Albania for a better life in Europe. And Nayeri’s most recent book The Ungrateful Refugee, which started as a Guardian Long Read, a memoir and journalistic take on the stages in an asylum seeker’s journey, from escape to resettlement. Continue reading...
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Magician inspired by Houdini drowned after being lowered into river in chains
Chanchal Lahiri, whose stage name was Jadugar Mandrake, had not been seen since Sunday, when he was lowered into the Hooghly River in Kolkata.       
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Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, iPad Pro, Echo Dot, and more deals for June 18
Can't decide between an Xbox or PlayStation games console? Today we have found a deal on both consoles to help you decide which one to pick. You can get the Xbox One S 1TB Fortnite Battle Royale special edition console for $249 at Walmart or the PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB gaming console for $349.99.  If you decide on getting the PlayStation, then it's a good time to grab the PlayStation Plus 12 Month Membership as it is currently on sale for $39.99. You can also get an additional DualShock 4 wireless controller, so you can team up with your friends to complete challenges, instead of going solo.  Rather play games on a tablet? Then the iPad Pro would be a great choice.  Read more...More about Gaming, Ipad Pro, Xbox One S, Ps4 Pro, and Mashable Shopping IMAGE: WALMART $249 $50 OFF (17%) $299 Xbox One S 1TB Fortnite Battle Royale Special Edition Console Bundle -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $29.99 $20.00 OFF (40%) $49.99 Prime Echo Dot (3rd Gen) -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $699 $100 OFF (13%) $799 Prime Apple iPad Pro 11-inch 64GB WiFi Tablet (Latest Model) -- See Details IMAGE: VERIZON FIOS Fios 100/100 Mbps Internet for $39.99/mo w/ autopay + taxes, equip. charges & other fees -- See Details IMAGE: DELL $699.99 $300 OFF (30%) $999.99 Dell XPS 8930 Intel Core i7 8700 16GB RAM Tower Desktop with code AFF300XPS -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $497.99 $202 OFF (29%) $699.99 Prime Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $349 $50 OFF (13%) $399 Prime Apple Watch Series 4 GPS 40mm -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $349.99 $50 OFF (13%) $399.99 Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Gaming Console -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $39.99 $20 OFF (33%) $59.99 Prime PlayStation Plus: 12 Month Membership (Digital Code) -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $799 $300 OFF (27%) $1,099 Dell G5 Intel Core i5-8300H 16GB RAM GTX 1060 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $249 $80.99 OFF (25%) $329.99 Apple iPad 9.7-inch 32GB Wi-Fi Tablet (Latest Model) -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $397.99 $102 OFF (20%) $499.99 Samsung UN50RU7200 50-inch 4K HDR Smart HDTV -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $39.99 $20 OFF (33%) $59.99 Prime DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON Up to 33% on Simpson Pressure Washer and Gas Generators -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $169.98 $20.01 OFF (11%) $189.99 Frigidaire 30-Pint Dehumidifier -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $59.99 $40.00 OFF (40%) $99.99 Prime Panasonic ER-GB80-S Body and Beard Trimmer for Men -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON Up to 25% on Keter Patio Furniture -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $19.99 $10 OFF (33%) $29.99 Prime Alexa Voice Remote for Amazon Echo -- See Details
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iOS 13 Warns Users When Deleting Apps With Active Subscriptions
Apple appears to be continuing its recent trend of making app subscriptions more transparent and manageable, as evidenced by another change discovered in the latest developer beta of iOS 13. When you delete an app on your device, you'll now be notified if it still has an active subscription. Never seen this alert before – Apple now tells you if an app you're deleting has a subscription still active. Good move. (Taken on iOS 13 beta 2.) pic.twitter.com/WU57nS8Ziv— Federico Viticci (@viticci) June 18, 2019 First spotted by MacStories editor-in-chief Federico Viticci, the pop-up asks you if want to keep your subscription for the app, and notes that the app will still be available to use on your other devices if you do choose to delete it. It also tells you what date the sub will automatically renew unless it's canceled, and offers a Manage Subscription link that takes you directly to your subscriptions list. In April, Apple added an extra confirmation step when App Store users purchase an app available on a subscription basis or tap to subscribe to a premium service in an app, making sure no accidental subscription purchases occur. Earlier this year, the company also added a Manage Subscriptions shortcut in the App Store, where previously managing subscriptions required an extra step of tapping on the box with your Apple ID name and email address via the App Store or Settings.Related Roundups: iOS 13, iPadOSThis article, "iOS 13 Warns Users When Deleting Apps With Active Subscriptions" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Iranian president: Iran isn't seeking war against any nation
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country is not seeking to wage war against any nation while at the same time stressing that it will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious.
Politica
Cricket legend Viv Richards on the 2019 CWC
Two-time World Cup winner and cricket legend Viv Richards speaks to CNN's James Masters about the West Indies' chances to win, India and England.
Sport
Michel Platini arrested over award of 2022 World Cup to Qatar
Former Uefa president detained in ParisPlatini taken into custody as part of investigationA justice official in France says the former Uefa president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup.Confirming a report published by online news publication Mediapart, the official says Platini was taken into custody on Tuesday as part of the investigation into the awarding of the tournament to Qatar. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss an ongoing investigation. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Draghi shock hits euro, boosts stocks
European shares rallied and the euro took a sharp hit on Tuesday in a knee-jerk reaction to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's comments indicating a possibility of new rate cuts or asset purchases.
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Michel Platini 'detained over awarding of World Cup to Qatar'
Former Uefa president Michel Platini is detained and questioned by French police over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, according to news agency Reuters.
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Michelle Obama takes on James Corden in a celebrity-packed dodgeball game
You might not think you'd ever see Michelle Obama nailing Harry Styles in the groin with a dodgeball, but here we are. As part of his London-based edition of The Late Late Show, James Corden took on the former First Lady in a UK vs USA celebrity dodgeball game. "You would not believe how easy it was to get people to do this," says Michelle Obama as the US team is announced. "All I had to say was, 'You're gonna throw a ball at James Corden'." Turns out Mila Kunis, Kate Hudson, Melissa McCarthy, Lena Waithe and Allison Janney were all very much up for that. In fairness to Corden, though, his team is pretty star-studded too. As well as Harry Styles he also has John Bradley, Benedict Cumberbatch and a British-for-the-day Reggie Watts to back him up. Read more...More about Michelle Obama, James Corden, Culture, and Celebrities
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Hong Kong's leader sorry after protests, but she's not resigning
Hong Kong's leader has issued a rare public apology in the wake of repeated record-breaking protests that called for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill with China that she introduced and championed.
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'Start Here': 1,000 more troops to the Middle East, and a 'war zone' in Texas
It's Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Here's what you need to know to start your day.
ABC News: Top Stories
Russia to Washington: Drop Middle East troop plans or risk war with Iran
Russia told the United States on Tuesday that it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East or risk war with Iran.
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LaVar Ball condemned for 'inappropriate' comment to female ESPN host on air
LaVar Ball has been slammed for making an “inappropriate” remark to a female ESPN host on Monday, with the network officially condemning him.
Sport
Facebook to launch digital currency, 'libra'
The project is the biggest step of any major corporation into the emerging realms of digital currency and blockchain technology.
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Platini arrested as part of 2022 World Cup investigation
A justice official in France says former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup.
Sport
Factbox: Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra
Facebook Inc revealed plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra on Tuesday. It will be run by an association comprised of other corporate investors and non-profit members, with an expected launch in the first half of 2020.
REUTERS
Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar details top policy goals
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar unveiled on Tuesday a 137-point list of priorities she would address in her first 100 days in office if elected president, a sweeping set of policies she is highlighting as part of her bid for the Democratic nomination.
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Klobuchar lists actions she would take in first 100 days as president
Sen. Amy Klobuchar has outlined actions she will take to address climate change and health care atop a long list of wide-ranging priorities for her first 100 days in office if she's elected president in 2020.
Politica
Poll shows Medicare for All is confusing to most Americans
"Medicare for All" is in the spotlight in the 2020 presidential campaign, but many Americans don't understand what it is.
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Texas Is Latest State To Attack Surprise Medical Bills
A new Texas law says hospitals and insurers will have to work it out when they can't agree on a price — instead of sending huge unexpected bills to patients.
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Going 'Zero Carbon' Is All The Rage. But Will It Slow Climate Change?
Cities, states, businesses and electric utilities are setting ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But it's not clear exactly how they'll do that or whether it will actually work.
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Will Apollo nostalgia help NASA get its Artemis Moon money?
NASA's big moon push may be coming at just the right time.
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‘You need as many wigs as possible’: a guide to making the perfect pop parody
Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou, whose new sketch show features their take on Ariana Grande, offer up some crucial adviceModern Toss on parody actsEllie White and Natasia Demetriou met at the Edinburgh fringe, went on to become a comedy duo and now, nearly 10 years of ridiculous stage shows later, have their own BBC Three sketch show called, um, Ellie & Natasia. Among characters such as trustafarian teenagers and high-maintenance mums, one sketch is Sexy Baby – a music video that skewers Ariana Grande’s aesthetic and features neon pink, ponytails, adult nappies and so much more. So how do you make the perfect pop parody? Let’s get a guide from the experts … Continue reading...
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Women’s World Cup game-changing moments No 3: China in 1991
Fifa’s fears that the tournament would be a commercial failure and the players might not last 90 minutes proved unfounded at the Women’s World Championship For The M&Ms CupLike much of what is published on Fifa’s website, its account of what it calls “the inaugural Women’s World Cup” is served up with a healthy dollop of official spin and doesn’t quite tell the whole story. The basics are all covered, of course: staged in China in 1991 the tournament was contested by 12 teams and won by the USA, who beat Norway in a final staged at Guangzhou’s Tianhe Stadium and played in front of 65,000 people.Fifa boasts that, for the first time in the organisation’s history, six female match officials were appointed to help officiate at the tournament “in keeping with the true spirit of the celebration”. One of them, Claudía de Vasconcelos of Brazil, was given the honour of refereeing the third-place play-off when Sweden played Germany. There are, however, a number of far more intriguing vignettes that are notable by their absence from the official account of a tournament at which world football’s governing body claims that “women’s football celebrated its true coming of age”. They serve to demonstrate just how far the sport had yet to go and has since come. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance
Digital currency will let billions of users make transactions but is raising privacy concernsFacebook has announced a digital currency called Libra that will allow its billions of users to make financial transactions across the globe, in a move that could potentially shake up the world’s banking system.Libra is being touted as a means to connect people who do not have access to traditional banking platforms. With close to 2.4 billion people using Facebook each month, Libra could be a financial game changer, but will face close scrutiny as Facebook continues to reel from a series of privacy scandals. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Skimpy 'micro bikini' from ASOS confuses shoppers: 'When you get dressed and you're still drunk'
A new micro-swimwear design has emerged.
Sport
Rescue efforts underway after deadly earthquakes in China
Buildings collapsed when the twin temblors struck the southwestern Sichuan province late on Monday
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Facebook's Libra launch will extend its global domination
The cryptocurrency could wipe out many businesses and further concentrate corporate powerEvery week dozens of people walk into the Sunshine convenience store in Charlottesville, Virginia to send money to relatives in other countries. They use a service called MoneyGram, one of the two largest (the other being Western Union) firms that facilitate the conversion of US dollars into the currency of the receiving person, charging between $9.99 and $49.99 (£7.97 and £39.89) for each transaction.Many of the patrons of Sunshine alert their relatives of these transactions through WhatsApp, the encrypted messaging service owned by Facebook and used by more than 1.5 billion people around the world. Continue reading...
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Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet
Facebook announced its cryptocurrency Libra and a global association of organizations that will govern it. And Facebook also announced Calibra, a new subsidiary that will build a digital wallet for Messenger, WhatsApp, and a standalone app on iOS and Android. The move has been expected for a while and it represents a big endorsement for […]
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