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Source: DW

Bloodhound car project prepares to smash land speed record

Monday 23:40 GMT

The Bloodhound SSC team on Monday announced that their project to break the world's land speed record will go on after British entrepreneur Ian Warhurst bought it.

The project centers around a supersonic car designed to reach a top speed over 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 kilometers per hour), well over the speed of sound. In October, the Bloodhound team announced that it was insolvent and needed GBP 25 million (€28 million, $32 million) to continue its groundbreaking vision.

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Source: Reuters

Oil drops 4 percent on oversupply, equities sell-off

Today 10:50 GMT

Oil prices fell 4 percent on Tuesday, dropping for a third consecutive session as reports of swelling inventories and forecasts of record U.S. and Russian output combined with a sharp sell-off in global stock markets.

North Sea Brent crude lost $2.41, or 4.0 percent, to a low of $57.20, a 14-month low, and last traded around $58.06, down $1.55.

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Source: BBC

Robyn: 'I didn't want to be a role model'

Sunday 15:23 GMT

"And I understand the point of it: It's really important to have female role models - or any kind of role model you can recognise yourself in."

No self-respecting pop album is now complete without a "sadbanger" - a song you can cry and dance to at the same time - in the vein of Robyn's Call Your Girlfriend or With Every Heartbeat. Artists like Dua Lipa, Troye Sivan and (especially) Carly Rae Jepsen have built careers out of her fusion of tenderness and club beats.

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Source: Fox News

California utility, under scrutiny over massive wildfire, falsified pipeline safety records for years: regulators

Sunday 19:58 GMT

One of California’s largest utilities company was accused Friday of falsifying safety documents for the state’s natural gas pipelines for years, even after it was blamed for a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people.

PG&E has been under scrutiny for some time over safety concerns – just last year the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection found that the company equipment was responsible for starting 16 wildfires.

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Source: Common Domain

A 552-carat yellow diamond was just unearthed in Canada’s arctic — a record North American discovery

Sunday 18:08 GMT

A yellow diamond weighing 552 carats, or about the size of a chicken egg, was unearthed in Canada’s arctic in October, believed to be the largest diamond ever found in North America, miners Dominion Diamond Mines and Rio Tinto RIO, -2.14%   announced this week.

“A diamond of this size is completely unexpected for this part of the world and marks a true milestone for diamond mining in North America...,” the company said in a release.


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