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Argentine peso and markets plunge after shock vote

Argentine peso and markets plunge after shock vote

Business
Argentine stock markets and its currency have both plunged after conservative Argentine President Mauricio Macri suffered a shock defeat in primary elections on Sunday.The peso fell 15% against the dollar on Monday after earlier plunging around 30% to a record low.Some of the country's most traded stocks have also lost around half of their value in one day.Mr Macri, in response, has pledged to "reverse" Sunday's election result.At a news conference on Monday, the president also said that the drop suggested the market lacked confidence in an opposition government.Argentine leader Macri trounced in primary vote"This [market meltdown] is just a small demonstration of what can happen," said Mr Macri."We have much to do still. Every election is a message and w...
Hong Kong protests: Armed mob violence leaves city in shock

Hong Kong protests: Armed mob violence leaves city in shock

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong has been left in shock after a night of violence on Sunday, which saw dozens of masked men storm a train station.The men - dressed in white shirts and suspected to be triad gangsters - assaulted pro-democracy protesters and passers-by in the Yuen Long area.This is the first time this kind of violence has been seen in the ongoing anti-extradition demonstrations. Several lawmakers questioned why police were slow to arrive at the scene. Footage posted on social media showed dozens of men attacking people with wooden rods and metal sticks inside the station.Forty-five people were injured, with one person in critical condition. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carri...
England suffer shock Cricket World Cup defeat against Sri Lanka

England suffer shock Cricket World Cup defeat against Sri Lanka

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Headingley, LeedsSri Lanka 232-9 (50 overs): Mathews 85*, Wood 3-40, Archer 3-52England 212 (47 overs): Stokes 82*, Root 57, Malinga 4-43Sri Lanka won by 20 runsScorecard; Table; ScheduleEngland were strangled into a shock 20-run defeat by Sri Lanka that dented their hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals and breathed life into the tournament. Chasing 233 on an increasingly difficult pitch, the hosts were smothered by a brilliant Sri Lanka bowling performance in a compelling contest at Headingley.When Ben St...
Apple recalls UK plug adapters over electric shock risk

Apple recalls UK plug adapters over electric shock risk

Technology
Apple customers using old plug adapters have been told to return them to the company after a number of electric shock incidents.The three-pronged AC wall plug adapters have been designed primarily for use in the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Versions of these adapters, shipped from 2003 to 2010 with both Mac and iOS devices, have been breaking and creating a risk of electric shock.These incidents have been "very rare" according to Apple, which stated only six of them had been recorded globally.At first glance, the unaffected and affected adapters look very similar. Advertisement Image: Apple is replacing the adapters with these newer versions with grey on the in...