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Microsoft says it is no longer binning 'trusty old' Paint

Microsoft has responded to "an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia" for Paint and announced that the app is not being scrapped.

Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo in £896m deal

One of America's best-known fashion retailers has agreed to take over luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo in an £896m deal.

Google parent Alphabet's profit hit by EU fine

Profits at Google's parent company Alphabet have taken a hit by the record fine imposed by the European Commission on the search giant last month for breaching competition rules.

Woman 'slapped' police car before Justine Damond was shot

A woman "slapped" the back of a Minneapolis police car shortly before an Australian was shot dead by an officer, records show.

US judge halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqis

A US judge has halted the deportation of 1,400 Iraqis.

Israel removes metal detectors at entrance to holy site

Israel has removed controversial metal detectors at the entrance to a holy site in an attempt to defuse violent protests.

Bullfighting's future in Spanish islands is no blood, no booze

A crackdown on bullfights in Spain's Balearic Islands will see them made shorter, bloodless and only for adults.

Future astronauts could be drinking Moon water

Areas of the Moon have an "unusually" large amount of trapped water that could support future lunar explorations, according to a new report.

Nithari 'house of horrors' serial killers sentenced to death

A wealthy businessman and his servant have been sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a 20-year-old woman, whose skeleton was found with the bodies of 18 other victims.

Where is Liu Xia, 'free' widow of Chinese Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo?

The Chinese authorities say Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, is a free woman.

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Chris Froome helps fan propose after fourth Tour de France win

Chris Froome helps fan propose after fourth Tour de France win

Chris Froome made his historic Tour de France win a particularly special moment for one set of loved-up fans.

Manhunt after chainsaw attack injures five people in Switzerland

Manhunt after chainsaw attack injures five people in Switzerland

Five people have been injured - two of them seriously - after they were attacked by a man armed with a chainsaw in Switzerland.

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