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Wonga to write off £220m in debts

Payday lender Wonga says it is putting in place new affordability checks and writing off debts for 330,000 customers.

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US cinema chains refuse to premiere ‘Crouching Tiger’ sequel

<!– google_ad_section_start –> US cinema chain Regal Entertainment said it would not premiere the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on any of its IMAX screens, objecting to a move by IMAX and Netflix to sidestep a normal theatrical release. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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The Good Wife Recap: The Future Is Weird

I know it’s not wise to make sweeping predictions about a season of television after only two episodes (and if we’re being honest, I’m only about halfway through episode two as I type this), but: Alicia’s running, right? Alicia’s refusal of the it’s-not-a-campaign-check check from Ernie Nolan for Cary’s bail … More »

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Chloe fashion house founder Gaby Aghion dies at 93

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Gaby Aghion, who started the Chloe fashion house and oversaw its rise as a post-war style icon, has died at her Paris home, aged 93. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Thirst for challenge drove Zhang Xinxin to quit Cisco and build travel app

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Zhang Xinxin, 28, used to be the envy of his peers. As a software developer for network equipment giant Cisco Systems in Shanghai, he enjoyed the high salary and status that came with working for a top foreign firm. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Second leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures

<!– google_ad_section_start –> More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality TV star Kim Kardashian, have circulated on social media, in what appears to be the second hacking-related leak in less than a month. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Nasa sending 3-D printer to space station for tests

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. Nasa, the US space agency, is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able one day to fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Search for 86.7m euro lottery ticket

The search is on for the owner of ticket which scooped 86.7m euros (£68.3m) in the Euromillions jackpot in the Republic of Ireland on Friday.

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‘I was wrong': Henan official apologises after umbrella photo goes viral

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A Chinese official has apologised after a photo of him speaking to protesters while getting shielded from the rain by an armed policeman – holding an umbrella in one hand and a gun in the other – went viral. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma rejects rumours he’s moving to Hong Kong

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Alibaba chairman Jack Ma has denied reports that he is planning to move to Hong Kong after attending a roadshow in the city ahead of his company’s mega initial public offering in New York. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Yahoo reveals threat of US$250,000 daily fines over internet data

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Yahoo said the US government threatened to fine the company US$250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to surrender online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Google buys Lift Labs, makers of spoon that helps people with tremors

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Google has acquired the maker of a hi-tech spoon that helps people suffering from neurodegenerative tremors to eat, the internet company’s latest foray into the healthcare and biotechnology market. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Workers strike for ‘mooncake’ bonus at Guangdong subsidiary of Apple supplier

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A day after the Mid-Autumn Festival, hundreds of workers from Dongguan Masstop, a subsidiary of Apple supplier Wintek, went on a strike to demand their holiday reward: mooncakes, and a 600-yuan bonus. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Cafe de Coral says lard from Taiwanese ‘gutter oil’ firm used at its Hong Kong branches

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The popular fast-food chain Cafe de Coral is the latest big name in Hong Kong to be drawn into the growing “gutter oil” scandal, after it emerged the chain had been purchasing lard produced by the Taiwanese firm at the centre of the food safety scare. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei probes over 100 staff in internal graft crackdown

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Huawei, China’s largest maker of telecommunications equipment, has investigated 116 employees and sent four of them to court over allegations of graft in its consumer and corporate units, reports have said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Massive factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China’s fourth-largest desert

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A textile dye factory in Ningxia that had been dumping toxic acid waste water in the Tengger Desert has been shut down for good. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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All about the curds and the way

<!– google_ad_section_start –> GuGuSoy is a bean curd factory and restaurant that specialises in making traditional and sesame-flavoured tofu pudding, or tau foo fa. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Don’t want to wash your plates after meals? Now you can eat them instead

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Edible tableware, such as plates made of prawn crackers and cups made of seaweed, are gaining popularity in Japan as environmentally friendly substitutes for disposable dishes, thus cutting down on polystyrene foam and plastic waste. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Why Maine is doing lobster right

Dan and Andrea RenyMuscongus Bay Lobster CompanyRound Pond, Maine How many locally-sourced lobster shacks are in Maine? Our rough estimate is somewhere around infinity. This one is different, we swear. The Renys’ commitment to local, seasonal sourcing goes beyond just catching lobster straight from their dock — although they do that, too. Why we chose this restaurant: The Renys’ offerings — scallops, crab, clams, mussels, haddock, and, of course, lobsters — are 100 percent local. “Nothing comes from more than 10 miles away,” says Dan. Their produce, such as corn, comes from local farms when it’s in season. Even the bread for the lobster rolls is made by a local woman. What’s more “organic” than wild? According to Dan, Maine is trying to create an organic label for lobster to help market the clawed critters, but he doesn’t see the point. “What isn’t organic about baiting a trap and having [lobsters] crawl in and end up on your plate at the end of the day? It’s a weird designation for seafood.” Click to check out the full map.Filed under: Food, Living

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BP found grossly negligent in 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

<!– google_ad_section_start –> BP acted with gross negligence in setting off the biggest offshore oil spill in US history, a federal judge ruled, handing down a long-awaited decision that may force the energy company to pay billions of dollars more for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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