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Dutch family sells everything to bet on bitcoins

A Dutch family has sold virtually all they own, including a business, their home, two cars and a motorbike and invested the takings in bitcoin just as the virtual currency is soaring to new heights.

Merkel, Macron back Spain in Catalan crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron voiced strong support for Madrid in the Catalan independence crisis on Thursday, backing the Spanish government’s response to the country’s worst political crisis in decades.

Xi pledges “no tolerance for corruption”

In the past five years, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign has steamrolled over 1.5 million crooked Communist Party officials. And it may just be getting started.

California fire toll rises to 42

The death toll from California’s wildfires rose to 42 on Wednesday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said, as rescuers found another body.
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