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China to Ban Petrol, Diesel Cars

Chinese authorities said they are developing a national strategy on smart cars and are considering banning  the production and sale of diesel and petrol cars and vans. The country’s Vice Industry and information technology Minister Xin Guobin, told a forum on automotive industry development in Tianjin that  the plan had started with “relevant research” but…

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Rafael Nadal Beats Kevin Anderson to Win 16th Grand Slam

(Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) Rafael Nadal eased into a comfortable 6-3 6-3 6-4 win over South African Kevin Anderson to clinch his 3rd US Open and 16th Grand Slam. The world Number 1 was favourite to win, and looked every bit the part as he outplayed 32nd ranked Anderson in every way. Nadal broke Anderson’s – who is…

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Don Williams, Country Music Star, Dead At 78

Country music star, Don Williams, nicknamed “Gentle Giant” has passed at the age of 78. According to Billboard, the singer’s PR team confirmed the news, saying he died “after a short illness.” Williams was behind hit songs “Tulsa Time” and “It Must Be Love,” which topped the charts after they were released. His tribute album “Gentle Giants: The…

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Co-Founder Of Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé Dies At 86

The co-founder of  French luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé died in his sleep this morning at his home in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Vogue reports. He died following a long illness which was announced by his Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent. Before Saint Laurent‘s death in 2008, Begré was his right-hand man and trusted partner, they both founded the Yves Saint Laurent…

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16-Year-Old Pro Surfer Dies Trying to Catch a Wave in Barbados During Hurricane Irma

A teenage budding pro surfer died Tuesday while riding the mega-swell waves in Barbados during Hurricane Irma, multiple outlets report. Zander Venezia — of Bridgetown, Barbados — was surfing a heavy break known as “Box by Box” on the Caribbean island’s east side when he was caught by a closeout set that drove him into…

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UK’s Prince George Starts School, Kate Absent Due to Acute Morning Sickness

Britain’s Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth and third-in-line to the throne, started school on Thursday, but without his pregnant mother Kate to support him because she is suffering from morning sickness. George, 4, was taken by his father, Prince William, from their Kensington Palace home to Thomas’s Battersea School in southwest London, which…

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