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Karl Marx: Monument vandalised for second time in two weeks

Image copyright PA Image caption Karl Marx’s memorial in Highgate Cemetery has been vandalised for the second time in two weeks Karl Marx’s memorial in north London has been vandalised for the second time in two weeks. The words “Doctrine of Hate” and “Architect of Genocide” are scrawled in red on the Grade I-listed grave in Highgate Cemetery. This latest incident follows a “deliberate and sustained” hammer attack on 4 February that left the memorial badly damaged. There have been no arrests in connection with either attack. Friends of Highgate…

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What is a cosh, and the week’s other most-Googled questions

The truth is out there. All you need to do is Google it. And that’s what plenty of you have done in the past week, if the most-searched questions on Google are any indication. We decided to answer some of those questions posed by UK users – and they tell us plenty about what happened the news this week. Where is 21 Savage from? Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Radio 1’s Nesta McGregor on what we don’t know about 21 Savage Why did this come up?…

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College basketball notebook: UConn’s Adams out 4-6 weeks

—Connecticut leading scorer Jalen Adams will miss four to six weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. FILE PHOTO: Feb 6, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Connecticut Huskies guard Jalen Adams (4) holds his leg after an injury during the first half against the Temple Owls at Liacouras Center. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports The school said Friday that an MRI exam confirmed the initial diagnosis of a Grade 2+ MCL sprain. Adams, a senior guard, was injured during Wednesday’s 81-63 loss to Temple. The recovery…

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German mass data attack ‘known for weeks’ by cyber officials

Image copyright Getty/Reuters Image caption Angela Merkel, Greens leader Robert Habeck and TV satirist Jan Böhmermann have all been targeted by the attack Germany’s cybersecurity authorities have been criticised after it emerged they knew about a mass data attack on hundreds of politicians for weeks, but did not tell the police. Journalists, celebrities and politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, are among those whose personal data was published online. The attacks took place throughout December, but did not become public knowledge until Friday. It is unclear who was responsible. The contacts,…

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NBA notebook: Wizards’ Morris (neck) out six weeks

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris will miss the next six weeks after being diagnosed with transient cervical neuropraxia, the team announced. FILE PHOTO: Dec 22, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) shoots over Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the second quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Morris was diagnosed Wednesday at a clinic in Dallas after experiencing neck and upper back stiffness following a blow to the chin in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers in mid-December. He…

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Rondo has surgery on shooting hand, out 4-5 weeks

FILE PHOTO: December 25, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward Jonas Jerebko (21) during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Three games after returning from injury, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery on his shooting (right) hand, the team announced on Friday. Rondo suffered a grade 3 sprain of his right ring finger in the Lakers’ Christmas Day upset of the Golden State Warriors, reportedly during a tangle…

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NBA notebook: Paul reportedly out two-three weeks

The Houston Rockets were prepared for the worst after point guard Chris Paul left Thursday’s game with a left hamstring injury, but he apparently will miss just two to three weeks, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday, citing league sources. Dec 19, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) shoots the ball during the first half against the Washington Wizards at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said after the game that Paul would be out for “some time.” Paul was scheduled…

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Report: Clippers’ Paul to be sidelined two to three weeks

Dec 20, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) dribbles the ball against the Miami Heat during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Rockets were prepared for the worst after point guard Chris Paul left Thursday’s game with a left hamstring injury, but he apparently will miss just two to three weeks, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday, citing league sources. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said after the game that Paul would be out for “some time.” He was…

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Bitcoin climbs above $3,400, headed for biggest daily rise in nearly three weeks

A bitcoin logo is seen at a facility of the Youth and Sports Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin rose sharply on Monday, climbing above $3,400 in a move traders ascribed to heavy buying on Japan and Hong Kong-based exchanges. The original cryptocurrency jumped as much as 11 percent on the Bitstamp platform and was headed for its biggest daily rise since Nov. 28. Bitcoin has fallen around 80 percent from its record high last December. In the last three months it has…

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‘I gave myself two weeks to come up with a business idea’

Image copyright STEPHANIE HALLER Image caption Payal Kadakia got inspiration from struggling to book a ballet class for herself The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Payal Kadakia, founder of fitness class booking website ClassPass. Could you come up with a strong idea for a business in just 14 days? That was the challenge Payal Kadakia set herself back in 2010, when the then 27-year-old wanted to quit the corporate world and set up her own venture.…

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