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If England lose a wicket and nobody sees it, is it out?’ – Gabba hit by more technology problems

England fans were briefly spared having to watch their side struggle on the fourth morning of the first Ashes Test by a global outage of television pictures from the Gabba.

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‘Slob-ebrity’ style: Adam Sandler is 2021’s most Googled fashion icon

Think of the world’s most stylish people and, until recently, the likes of David Beckham, Rihanna or Kate Moss might have been mooted. But in 2021, according to Google’s Year

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Sportsman’s Warehouse ends merger with Great Outdoors over FTC clearance concerns

Outdoor sporting goods retailer Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings Inc (SPWH.O) and Great Outdoors Group, owner of the Bass Pro Shops chain, have called off their merger deal, according to a regulatory

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Activision and Raven Software lay off Call of Duty QA testers

Raven Software’s quality assurance testers are being called into meetings to notify them of pending layoffs. The decision was made despite the company’s increased Q3 profits and Activision’s ongoing promise

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British big game hunters to be banned from bringing trophies home

Britons who kill endangered animals abroad for fun will not be able to bring their hunting trophies home, the government has announced. The proposed law will prevent big game hunters

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Northampton 14-45 Racing

Northampton were given a sobering reminder of the gap to Europe’s elite as Racing 92 sauntered to a five-try win in their Champions Cup opener. Flanker Wenceslas Lauret scored three

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Parisian workshop setting puts craft of Chanel centre stage

The splashiest new venue in Paris fashion, the setting for a Chanel catwalk show bedazzled with pearls and sequins, is a workshop that celebrates the old-fashioned art of craft-made clothes

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China-listed firms rush to divest property businesses amid sector crackdown

China-listed companies are increasingly divesting real estate businesses amid stricter regulatory scrutiny of the industry, according to filings and state media, in a year dominated by headlines of financial woe

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Fortnite players have their world turned upside down

The Fortnite world was once again forever changed following a colossal in-game event to close out chapter 2 and usher in the beginning of chapter 3. Players participating in the

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Work on Cambo oilfield paused after Shell withdrawal

Work on the Cambo oilfield off Shetland is being paused, its developers have said, plunging the future of oil exploration in the area into doubt. Shell, which had been planning

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