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The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

Technology
The Latest on the ruling Communist Party's congress meeting in Beijing (all times local): 3 p.m. Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress have protested at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi as China's ruling Communists opened their national congress. The protesters held up placards blaming China for occupation and genocide in Tibet. Indian police blocked the nearly two dozen protesters from entering the building. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to get a second five-year term as party leader at the meeting that opened in Beijing on Wednesday. The protesters called Xi a dictator whose continued rule would be dangerous. Tibetan Youth Congress President Tenzing Jigme said in a statement that Tibet had nothing to celebrate as Buddhist monasteries have been destroyed and young Tibetans hav...
Branson's Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Branson's Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Technology
The Virgin investment group has taken an undisclosed stake in Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to create a pod-based transport system.The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.Virgin's founder, Sir Richard Branson, is joining the Los Angeles-based firm's board as part of the deal, and it is rebranding itself as Virgin Hyperloop One.One expert suggested the tie-up would help raise the company's profile."This is unproven technology and there's a long way to go before it ever finds itself in use in the real world," commented Prof David Bailey from Aston Business School."But this deal will certainly help in terms of marketing and potentially attract further investors to come into the operation."Hyperloop One recently tested a prototype pod in the Nevada desert, which reached ...
'New Baghdadi tape' posted by Islamic State group

'New Baghdadi tape' posted by Islamic State group

World
Islamic State militants have released what appears to be an audio recording of their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.A speaker who sounds like the IS leader seems to refer to recent North Korean threats against Japan and the US.He also talks of battles for IS strongholds like Mosul, which was regained by Iraqi forces in July.Baghdadi, who has a $ 25m (£19m) US bounty on his head, has not been seen in public since July 2014, leading to much speculation about his fate.The last time he appeared was to preach at the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul after IS overran the city and a "caliphate" was proclaimed. Asked about the audio, a spokesman for US forces fighting IS, Ryan Dillon, said "without verifiable evidence of his death, we have continued to assume that he is alive".A defence department sp
Ronald Koeman hails Gylfi Sigurdsson as Everton reach Europa League group stage

Ronald Koeman hails Gylfi Sigurdsson as Everton reach Europa League group stage

Sports
Everton manager Ronald Koeman hailed Gylfi Sigurdsson's "incredible" goal after the Icelander helped send his side into the group stages of the Europa League after a 1-1 away draw with Hajduk Split.The Premier League side were defending a 2-0 lead from the play-off first leg at Goodison Park, which had been marred by crowd trouble from the travelling supporters.Wayne Rooney was back in action a day after announcing his retirement from international football with England, but it was the home side who threatened early on.The Stadion Poljud was rocking just before half-time when Josip Radosevic reduced the deficit with a 30-yard effort.The home supporters, though, were left in stunned silence less than a minute after the restart when Iceland midfielder Sigurdsson - who completed his £45millio
Free-scoring Liverpool reach Champions League group stage

Free-scoring Liverpool reach Champions League group stage

Sports
Liverpool produced a stunning attacking display against play-off opponents Hoffenheim to ensure five English sides will compete in the Champions League group stage for the first time.Leading 2-1 from the first leg, the Reds virtually wrapped up the tie with three goals in the opening 20 minutes. Emre Can's deflected shot put them ahead before Mohamed Salah reacted quickest to slot in a rebound off the post.Can stroked in Roberto Firmino's cross at the back post just 143 seconds later before Hoffenheim substitute Mark Uth, introduced after 24 minutes in a tactical reshuffle, pulled one back.Former Hoffenheim forward Firmino put the tie beyond doubt after the break, sliding the ball into the bottom corner after Jordan Henderson dispossessed opposing captain Kevin Vogt before unselfishly squa...