Steven Smith named as marquee player for Canada T20 tournament

Steven Smith named as marquee player for Canada T20 tournament

2:45 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Suspended former Australia captain Steven Smith has been named as one of ten marquee players for the proposed Global T20 Canada league set to start at the end of June in Toronto. If the competition...
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Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea ‘hostility’

Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea ‘hostility’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: “US military is ready if necessary” US President Donald Trump has cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, blaming “tremendous anger and open hostility” fr...
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Self-driving Uber car saw pedestrian but didn’t brake, causing fatal accident: report

Self-driving Uber car saw pedestrian but didn’t brake, causing fatal accident: report

DETROIT  — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations...
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Investigators: Russian missile brought down MH17 over Ukraine

Investigators: Russian missile brought down MH17 over Ukraine

An international criminal investigating body concluded a Russian missile brought down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014. In a report released in The Hague on Thursday, investigators said they have “convincing evidence” to su...
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Robot found ‘Holy Grail of shipwrecks,’ with up to $17B in treasure aboard

Robot found ‘Holy Grail of shipwrecks,’ with up to $17B in treasure aboard

Researchers have released new details about the discovery of a centuries-old shipwreck holding up to $17 billion worth of sunken treasure off the coast of Colombia. Just don’t ask them to mark the spot with an “X” on any map....
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McDonald’s sees off plastic straw campaign

McDonald’s sees off plastic straw campaign

Image copyright Getty Images McDonald’s shareholders have rejected a proposal asking the firm to report on its use of plastic straws, the latest part of a campaign pressing the firm to ban the items. The idea, which was backed by...
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US President Donald Trump’s letter to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

US President Donald Trump’s letter to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

US President Donald Trump has called off the planned June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from Pyongyang. Here is the full text of Trump’s May 24 letter...
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MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say

MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInvestigators said they had evidence of the route taken by a Russian missile convoy The missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014 belonged to a Russian brigade,...
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Amelia Bloomer Didn’t Mean to Start a Fashion Revolution, But Her Name Became Synonymous With Trousers

Amelia Bloomer Didn’t Mean to Start a Fashion Revolution, But Her Name Became Synonymous With Trousers

In mid-1800s America, everyone agreed women’s clothing posed a problem. The dictates of modesty called for floor-length dresses, and fashion demanded a full skirt beneath a tiny waist. As a result, middle- and upper-class American women squeezed themselves i...
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Where are the richest households in the UK?

Where are the richest households in the UK?

Image copyright Getty Images The sharp differences in household incomes across the UK have been set out in official government statistics. The average disposable income per person (the ONS calls this household income), once taxes and benefits are accounted, wa...
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