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PepsiCo buys Sodastream for $3.2bn

Image copyright Getty Images PepsiCo has announced it is buying Sodastream for $3.2bn (£2.5bn). Israel-based Sodastream makes a machine and refillable cylinders allowing users to make their own carbonated drinks. The deal gives Pepsi a new way of reaching customers in their homes at a time when its signature sugary …

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Malcolm Turnbull: Under-pressure Australia PM drops climate policy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia’s key energy policy will not include an emissions target Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his government has abandoned plans to set an emissions reduction target in legislation. Mr Turnbull’s U-turn alters a key plank of his signature energy policy, and follows a …

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Nigeria unrest: Deadly attack on village in Borno state

Image copyright Boko Haram Image caption Boko Haram, pictured here in a propaganda video, has carried out many attacks in Borno state Suspected Islamist militants have stormed a village in north-east Nigeria, killing several people. Reports on the death toll in Mailari, Borno state, differed. A local militia leader said …

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Crazy Rich Asians tops US box office in weekend debut

Image copyright Warner Brothers Image caption ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is seen as a turning point for Asian representation in Hollywood Crazy Rich Asians beat expectations to take the top spot at the US box office on its opening weekend. The Warner Brothers film starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding is …

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California wildfires: Ferguson Fire near Yosemite contained

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Smoke from the Ferguson Fire has been drifting over Yosemite National Park A huge, deadly wildfire that burned for weeks and threatened the Yosemite National Park in California has finally been contained. The Ferguson Fire has burned through nearly 97,000 acres (39,250 hectares) of …

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Kerala floods: Relief teams rescue 22,000 as rains ease

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Relief supplies were taken to stranded residents in Chengannur About 22,000 people were rescued from the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala on Sunday, officials say, after monsoon rains finally eased. Military teams as well as disaster response forces and local fishermen reached some of …

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Greece emerges from eurozone bailout programme

Image copyright AFP Greece has successfully completed a three-year eurozone bailout programme designed to help it cope with the fallout from its debt crisis. For the first time in eight years, Greece is now free to borrow money on the financial markets The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) provided the country …

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Soup kitchens and start-ups: Greek bailout era ends

Image caption For Dimitris Koumatsioulis the bailout era was all about grimly holding on “We thought about suicide many times”, says Dimitris Koumatsioulis, “because when you reach the edge of a cliff you either fall off or you grip it and hold on.” “But we said no – we struggled, …

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Italy bridge collapse: Genoa death toll rises to 43

Image copyright EPA Image caption Although all those missing are now accounted for, the search is continuing Rescue workers in Italy have found the bodies of three more people in the wreckage of Genoa’s collapsed motorway bridge, bringing the death toll to 43. Three members of the same family recovered …

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