‘I bought my mum a flat just by renting out my camera kit’

Image copyright Antonio Salvani Image caption Antonio never imagined his camera rentals would fund a flat for his mum Doca Peer-to-peer “sharing economy” tech platforms have mushroomed in the last decade, but very few have rivalled Airbnb or Uber in size, largely because consumers have found them difficult to trust. So how are tech firms […]

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Backlash after Samantha Bee insults Ivanka Trump with vulgar phrase

Image copyright Getty Images Comedian Samantha Bee has apologised after insulting Ivanka Trump with a vulgar phrase on her television show. Bee was condemning President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House adviser for not doing more on immigration policy. The tirade has earned Bee comparisons to Roseanne Barr, whose sitcom was cancelled earlier this week […]

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Italy government: Giuseppe Conte again asked to be PM

Image copyright EPA Image caption Giuseppe Conte was again summoned to visit President Sergio Mattarella Italy’s two populist parties have revived their plans to form a coalition government and again put forward Giuseppe Conte as prime minister. Mr Conte presented a list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday and the new government will […]

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Changing of the Guard: World Vision Names New Leader

One of the largest evangelical Christian aid groups announced its newest leader. Edgar Sandoval will take the helm of World Vision as its president and chief executive. Sandoval is familiar with the work of World Vision, originally joining the international humanitarian organization as chief operating officer in 2015. “We believe God has been preparing him […]

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Sleeping Lion pearl sold at auction in The Hague for $374,000

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The pearl is known as the Sleeping Lion because of its unusual shape The world’s largest freshwater pearl, the so-called Sleeping Lion, has sold at auction for €320,000 ($374,000). However the pearl, which is 7cm (2.75in) long and weighs more than 153g (5.4oz) and was once owned by Catherine the […]

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