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EU orders Apple to pay up to 13 billion euros tax to Ireland

EU antitrust regulators ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in taxes plus interest to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid.

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Britain seeks to reaffirm Calais migrant deal to keep thousands in France

Britain's new interior minister, Amber Rudd, will meet her French counterpart in Paris on Tuesday to reaffirm the deal which allows Britain to make border checks in Calais and keep thousands of migrants and asylum seekers in France.

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Second British backpacker dies week after attack at Australian hostel

A second British backpacker died on Tuesday a week after he was stabbed trying to protect a fellow traveller during an attack at a hostel in northern Australia, police said.

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Mass funeral for Italy earthquake victims

A large funeral will take place in Amatrice on Tuesday for many of the almost 230 people who died there.

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Italy rescues 6,500 migrants from Mediterranean

Some 6,500 migrants were saved off the Libyan coast in 40 separate rescue missions on Monday, the Italian coast guard said on Twitter, in one of the largest influxes of refugees in a single day so far this year.

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Consumer credit growth cools with mortgage approvals lowest since Jan 2015

Lending to British consumers cooled in the month after the vote to leave the European Union, countering other signs that Britons had taken the decision in their stride, Bank of England data showed on Tuesday.

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Britain says inward investment rose before Brexit vote

In the last financial year before Britain voted to leave the European Union, the country gained more foreign investment projects than ever before, the government said on Tuesday.

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Plan to make social housing tenants 'pay to stay' won't meet aims

Britain's "pay to stay" rule requiring social housing tenants to pay higher rents may leave local councils worse off, cause stress for families and fail to generate expected revenues for central government, according to a report published on Monday.

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British economy escapes Brexit 'bomb' for now

Britain's high streets are heaving with shoppers despite June's shock vote to leave the European Union, big companies have reported few signs of distress and some tabloid newspapers are even talking about a post-Brexit economic boom.

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Hart joins Torino on season-long loan deal

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has joined Serie A side Torino on loan until the end of the season, the player's agent confirmed on Tuesday

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Rooney will remain England captain

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will stay on as England skipper under new manager Sam Allardyce.

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Winning run ahead of Manchester derby important for United

Manchester United's unbeaten start to the Premier League has helped the club build momentum before the derby clash against Manchester City, striker Wayne Rooney has said.

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Antonio is surprise name in Allardyce's first England squad

West Ham United's versatile Michail Antonio was the surprise inclusion when new England manager Sam Allardyce named his first squad on Sunday, for the World Cup qualifier away to Slovakia on Sept. 4.

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Gene Wilder dies at 83

Gene Wilder, whose wild curls and startling blue eyes brought a frantic air to roles in the movies "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," died on Monday at the age of 83, his family said.

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Beyonce storms Video Music Awards

Beyonce dominated the MTV Video Music awards on Sunday, prowling the stage with a 15 minute medley from her powerful "Lemonade" album and taking home eight statuettes, including the top prize - video of the year.

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U.S. Homeland Security probes hacking of actress Leslie Jones' website

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating a new incident involving actress Leslie Jones, who has been targeted by online abusers, after hackers posted nude photos and personal information on the "Ghostbusters" star's website.

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Twitter launches Great British Bake Off emoji

The Great British Bake Off returns on Wednesday night and Twitter has marked the occasion by giving the show a special emoji.

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