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Apple's AirPods stir up anger and internet wit

Apple's decision not to have a headphone socket on the iPhone 7 has sparked protests and petitions and social media has been awash with criticism and witticism.

Apple's decision not to have a headphone socket on the iPhone 7 has sparked protests and petitions and social media has been awash with criticism and witticism.

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Wildfire destroys scores of homes in Northern California

A wildfire which spread into a small Northern California town over the weekend has destroyed more than 175 homes and businesses.

A wildfire which spread into a small Northern California town over the weekend has destroyed more than 175 homes and businesses.

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San Francisco police chief forced to quit

San Francisco’s police chief has been forced to step down just hours after one of his police officers shot and killed a young black woman.

San Francisco’s police chief has been forced to step down just hours after one of his police officers shot and killed a young black woman.

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Police shoot gunman on top of a San Francisco roof top

A gunman who robbed a sports wear store and then made his way on top of a San Francisco hospital construction site was shot by police and later died

A gunman who robbed a sports wear store and then made his way on top of a San Francisco hospital construction site was shot by police and later died

Culture

San Andreas, big budget disaster movie on shaky ground

California has been speculating on when the Big One will hit for years: a hypothetical earthquake of magnitude 8 expected along the San Andreas fault

California has been speculating on when the Big One will hit for years: a hypothetical earthquake of magnitude 8 expected along the San Andreas fault

Science_technology

Memory mirror does away with changing room hassles

All shoppers know that trying on clothes can be time-consuming, demoralizing and tiring. And in a dressing room you often don’t get a complete view

All shoppers know that trying on clothes can be time-consuming, demoralizing and tiring. And in a dressing room you often don’t get a complete view

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Ai Weiwei shows political prisoners on Alcatraz

The former maximum-security island prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay is hosting a tribute to political prisoners of the world. The

The former maximum-security island prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay is hosting a tribute to political prisoners of the world. The

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6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks California

Dozens of people have been injured after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit northern California. The quake struck in the city of Napa in the famous

Dozens of people have been injured after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit northern California. The quake struck in the city of Napa in the famous

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Shocking new footage of San Francisco Asiana crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released new footage of the July 6 Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco Airport. The chilling

The National Transportation Safety Board has released new footage of the July 6 Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco Airport. The chilling

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'Batkid' saves San Francisco

Dressed in a Batman costume, a 5-year-old boy recovering from leukaemia had his dream come true to be his favourite superhero. He fulfilled his

Dressed in a Batman costume, a 5-year-old boy recovering from leukaemia had his dream come true to be his favourite superhero. He fulfilled his

Sport

America's Cup: New Zealand wins Race 5

Emirates Team New Zealand overcame a nervous start to edge out Oracle Team USA and claim Race 5 of the America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay on Tuesday

Emirates Team New Zealand overcame a nervous start to edge out Oracle Team USA and claim Race 5 of the America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay on Tuesday

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USA: San Francisco brush fire

Authorities in northern California ordered the evacuation on Monday of homes in the path of a small but fast-growing brush fire, near Mount Diablo

Authorities in northern California ordered the evacuation on Monday of homes in the path of a small but fast-growing brush fire, near Mount Diablo

Sport

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA wins Race 4

Oracle Team USA produced a stunning performance to edge out Emirates Team New Zealand and clinch the fourth race of the America’s Cup on San

Oracle Team USA produced a stunning performance to edge out Emirates Team New Zealand and clinch the fourth race of the America’s Cup on San

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Rim Fire rages deep into the Yosemite National Park

One of the largest Californian wildfires on record continues to devour the Yosemite National Park. The Rim Fire has burned for 11 days and doubled

One of the largest Californian wildfires on record continues to devour the Yosemite National Park. The Rim Fire has burned for 11 days and doubled

Sport

Kiwis on course for Louis Vuitton Cup triumph

Emirates Team New Zealand took two giant steps towards winning the Louis Vuitton Cup by beating fellow finalists Luna Rossa in races four and

Emirates Team New Zealand took two giant steps towards winning the Louis Vuitton Cup by beating fellow finalists Luna Rossa in races four and

Sport

Louis Vuitton Cup Final: The final countdown

The 30th edition of the Louis Vuitton Cup Final gets underway on Saturday with Emirates Team New Zealand locking horns with Luna Rossa Challenge on

The 30th edition of the Louis Vuitton Cup Final gets underway on Saturday with Emirates Team New Zealand locking horns with Luna Rossa Challenge on

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30-min LA-San Francisco 'Hyperloop' idea unveiled

A high-speed passenger tube to make today’s trains and planes look almost snail-like has been unveiled. If ever it is built, the Hyperloop would

A high-speed passenger tube to make today’s trains and planes look almost snail-like has been unveiled. If ever it is built, the Hyperloop would

Sport

Luna Rossa extends lead

Italy’s Luna Rossa produced yet another flawless run to down Artemis Racing on Wednesday, opening up a comfortable 2-0 lead in the semi-finals of

Italy’s Luna Rossa produced yet another flawless run to down Artemis Racing on Wednesday, opening up a comfortable 2-0 lead in the semi-finals of

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America's Cup: Luna Rossa downs Artemis in Race 1

Italy’s Luna Rossa overcame a nervous start to edge out Artemis Racing by two minutes and clinch Race 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals at San

Italy’s Luna Rossa overcame a nervous start to edge out Artemis Racing by two minutes and clinch Race 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals at San

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Boeing crash victim may have been hit by ambulance

Authorities in San Francisco are investigating a claim that one of the two 16-year-old passengers killed in a Boeing 777 crash may have been run over

Authorities in San Francisco are investigating a claim that one of the two 16-year-old passengers killed in a Boeing 777 crash may have been run over

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Asiana Airlines crash: Investigation begins

Investigations have begun to find out why Asiana Airlines flight No. 214 crash landed at San Francisco International Airport which killed two

Investigations have begun to find out why Asiana Airlines flight No. 214 crash landed at San Francisco International Airport which killed two

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Same-sex marriage back on the California statute books

Same-sex marriages have resumed in California after a court of appeal lifted an order banning them. The moment the order was dissolved activists

Same-sex marriages have resumed in California after a court of appeal lifted an order banning them. The moment the order was dissolved activists

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Back in the Day: rainbow flag becomes Gay Pride symbol

June 25, 1978 The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Designed by Gilbert

June 25, 1978 The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Designed by Gilbert

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Andrew "Bart" Simpson dies in America's Cup training

British yacht-racing champion Andrew Simpson has died in an accident on training day for the America’s Cup in San Francisco

British yacht-racing champion Andrew Simpson has died in an accident on training day for the America’s Cup in San Francisco

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Mystery limo fire kills five in San Francisco

Five women have been killed after a sudden fire destroyed a limousine on the San Mateo bridge in California. Four other women were injured, and

Five women have been killed after a sudden fire destroyed a limousine on the San Mateo bridge in California. Four other women were injured, and

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Padawans learn the ways of the light saber in the USA

Not a long time ago – in a galaxy not far away (San Francisco, USA) – a group of Star Wars fans created a combat choreography class in San Francisco

Not a long time ago – in a galaxy not far away (San Francisco, USA) – a group of Star Wars fans created a combat choreography class in San Francisco