What is Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra?

What is Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra?

Facebook is to launch a cryptocurrency next year which will allow people to move money from their smartphone.
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Northern Ireland's political leaders gather for the funeral of former SDLP leader John Hume in his native city. The Derry politician, feted around the world as a peacemaker, died on July 3 aged 83 after a long battle with dementia. Among those a...
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Bars, cafes and restaurants have been ordered to close as lockdown restrictions are reimposed in Aberdeen over a coronavirus cluster in the area. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said 54 cases have now been reported in the outbreak.
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Dog-walker mowed down and left for dead in shocking video

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Top six staycation cars

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Duchess of Sussex wins bid to keep friends' identities secret

Duchess of Sussex wins bid to keep friends' identities secret

The Duchess of Sussex has won a High Court bid to keep secret the identities of five friends who gave an anonymous interview to a US magazine, in the latest stage of her legal action against Associated Newspapers. Meghan is suing Associated New...
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'Long and dire' economic recovery for Beirut without port, says expert

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Dr Julie Norman, a teaching fellow in politics and international relations at UCL, says that the concept of Lebanon rebuilding after Tuesday's disastrous blast without a functioning port in Beirut will make any economic recovery 'long and dire'.
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Trump encourages mail-in voting in Florida while opposing a nationwide rollout

Trump encourages mail-in voting in Florida while opposing a nationwide rollout

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WH Smith to slash up to 1,500 jobs amid 'slow' Covid-19 recovery

WH Smith to slash up to 1,500 jobs amid 'slow' Covid-19 recovery

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Brexit briefing: 148 days until the end of the transition period

Brexit briefing: 148 days until the end of the transition period

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Trump labels Lebanon explosion an 'attack' caused by a 'bomb of some kind'

Trump labels Lebanon explosion an 'attack' caused by a 'bomb of some kind'

US President Donald Trump has said American military generals have told him they "seem to feel" the massive explosion which rocked Beirut, Lebanon, was a "terrible attack" probably caused by a bomb. Mr Trump was asked why he called it an attack a...
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F1 preview: 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

F1 preview: 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

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Scott Parker 'proud' after Fulham's play-off win

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Scott Parker was delighted Fulham's due diligence on Brentford paid off to earn them a 2-1 victory after extra-time of the Sky Bet Championship play-off final and promotion to the Premier League.
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England v Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie post-match press conference

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Victoria and Albert Museum prepares to reopen

Victoria and Albert Museum prepares to reopen

Chihuly's glass chandelier under the dome of the main entrance of the Victoria and Albert museum is cleaned ahead of the museum's reopening on August 6.
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Dramatic video of explosion that rocked Beirut

Dramatic video of explosion that rocked Beirut

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Nasa astronauts speak about first splashdown return in 45 years

Nasa astronauts speak about first splashdown return in 45 years

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John Hume's body makes final journey home

John Hume's body makes final journey home

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Kate wears face mask for first time during charity visit

Kate wears face mask for first time during charity visit

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Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open because of concerns over coronavirus

Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open because of concerns over coronavirus

Defending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the US Open citing concerns over coronavirus. The four-time winner at Flushing Meadows does not want to travel to the United States for the event, which begins on August 31, while Covid-19 cases a...
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Tiger Woods confident he can win 16th major title at US PGA Championship

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Family of killed Pc Andrew Harper welcome jail term review

Family of killed Pc Andrew Harper welcome jail term review

The family of a police officer dragged to his death as he tried to stop three thieves have welcomed a review of the jail terms handed to his killers. Pc Andrew Harper's mother Debbie Adlam told the PA news agency the level of the sentences handed...
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Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide deaths pass 700,000

Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide deaths pass 700,000

The Department of Health and Social Care said 46,299 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Monday.
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