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Funeral to be held for Leicester City’s Thai owner Vichai

Buddhist monks lay tributes by a photograph of Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha outside the stadium in Leicester where his helicopter crashed moments after taking off from the pitch The elaborate funeral of Leicester City’s Thai owner and duty-free mogul Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was set to begin at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Saturday, with members of Thailand’s elite expected to ...

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Turkey´s Erdogan says Khashoggi killing ordered by highest level of Saudi govt

ANKARA: The order to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the “highest levels” of the Saudi government, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in an op-ed piece published by the Washington Post on Friday. However, he wrote: “I do not believe for a second that King Salman, the custodian of the holy mosques, ordered the hit on Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a Washington ...

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Asteroid mining startup bought by blockchain firm hoping to democratise space

A blockchain startup is hoping to get a cut of a potentially trillion-dollar industry, after it took over a space company set up to mine near-Earth asteroids. ConsenSys announced its acquisition of Planetary Resources on Wednesday, 31 October, together with its intention of “democratising and decentralising space endeavours.” The space mining startup has had some high-profile backing since forming in ...

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Sri Lankan president backtracks on parliament suspension

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday lifted a suspension of parliament and called a meeting for Monday that could end an increasingly bitter power struggle between two rival prime ministers, officials said. The climbdown by Sirisena, who sparked the crisis by sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe as…

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