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Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceOne person has died and 19 others were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally in the US state of Virginia, police say.Earlier, street brawls erupted between white nationalists planning to attend the march and counter-protesters.The mayor of Charlottesville, where the now-cancelled rally was taking place, said he was "heartbroken" at the death. President Donald Trump has condemned the violence, and local officials have declared a state of emergency.The "Unite the Right" march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of a general who had fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the US Civil War. In addition to those injured in the car incident, the Charlottesville Police Department said 15 were inj...
In relief rally, bitcoin jumps more than 20% from June low

In relief rally, bitcoin jumps more than 20% from June low

Finance
Bitcoin quickly bounced back from the lows of June, amid improved sentiment about the future of the digital currency. Bitcoin traded higher Saturday near $ 2,680, up more than 20 percent from a June low of $ 2,185.96 hit Thursday that had erased gains for the month, according to CoinDesk.Worries about overexuberance in digital currencies overall and heated debate among developers about how to upgrade bitcoin's technology weighed on its price."A proposal was accepted to merge the two upgrade methods, making them compatible," Brian Kelly, a CNBC contributor and founder of BKCM, which runs a digital assets strategy, said Friday. "So we have seen a relief rally on this progress."Kelly added that the latest development "reduces the threat of a coin split, but we are not out of the woods yet. Th...