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Cryptocurrencies suffer $18 billion drop in value over three days

Cryptocurrencies suffer $18 billion drop in value over three days

Finance
This was a tough week for cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin finally began to stabilize Friday, but not before the total cryptocurrency market lost $ 18 billion of its already waning value in the course of a few days. The world's largest and most widely owned digital asset began its slide Wednesday evening and fell below $ 6,200 for the first time in a month, according to data from CoinDesk. Bitcoin was mostly stable in the $ 6,200 range as of Friday afternoon but had kicked this week off well above $ 6,500, ending the week about 5 percent lower. Other cryptoc...
Britain to have three drivers in Formula One next season as George Russell joins Williams

Britain to have three drivers in Formula One next season as George Russell joins Williams

Sports
taking over He will join Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris on the grid George Russell will become the third British driver in Formula One next year after agreeing a deal to race for Williams. The Englishman, 20, will follow in the footsteps of 2009 world champion Jenson Button, who made his debut for Williams nearly 20 years ago. The highly-rated Russell is the reserve driver for Lewis Hamilton‘s Mercedes team this year, and following Lando Norris’s McLaren promotion, he will now become the second British rookie on the grid in 2019. Russell is also on the brink of securing the Formula Two championship, the feeder series to F1, following an impressive debut campaign in which he has won six races. He holds a 37-point title lead with just the season-deciding...
Child among three Palestinians killed in Gaza protests

Child among three Palestinians killed in Gaza protests

World
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Three Palestinians, including one child, died Friday during regular weekly protests at the Gaza-Israel border, the Gaza Ministry of Health said. Israel Defense Forces said a "mob" of about 20,000 Gazans were burning tires, throwing bombs and grenades, and attempting to break through the border fence. The IDF accused 10 "armed terrorists" of breaching the fence before being stopped. "In response, an IDF aircraft carried out two strikes in Gaza," the IDF said. Israel's Haaretz reported that among the three Palestinians killed was a boy. Gaza's Health Ministry identified the dead as Faras Assarsawei, 12, Mahmud Abu Sma'an, 24, and Hussein Fathi Arkab, 28. Another 376 were injured from live bullets, rubber-coated steel rounds or tear gas. Palestinian news agency WAFA said seve...
Three dead in Zimbabwe as president blames opposition

Three dead in Zimbabwe as president blames opposition

World
Three people have been killed as Zimbabwe's president blamed the opposition for the violence after the country's general election. The military swept into the capital Harare to disperse protesters after the Zanu-PF won a parliamentary majority in the vote.Soldiers opened fire with guns, water cannon and tear gas, as opposition demonstrators burned cars and threw rocks at helicopters hovering above. Police have invoked a strict security act that forbids public gatherings amid the violence.The United Nations has urged political leaders and Zimbabweans to reject any form of violence.Weeping family members have been seen at the Parirenyatwa Hospital in the capital where a man's body lay on a stretcher.He has been identified locally as street vendor Ishmeil Kumeni, 42, who was...
Three Lions breaks chart record

Three Lions breaks chart record

Entertainment
After a heart-breaking week for English football fans, Three Lions is number one on this week's official singles chart.It's the first time in chart history a song has scored four spells at number one with the same artist line-up.The original 1996 version had two one-week stints whilst the 1998 re-work had a three-week spell.With over 1.6 million copies sold since its release, the anthem is also one of the UK's best-selling singles ever. 'It's Coming Home': The song that defines England England World Cup defeat seen by 26.5m Radio 1's chart show host Scott Mills said: "England gave us everything at this World Cup. The whole country got swept away with it."Three Lions being the official number one shows how we really got behind ou...