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Scientists discover ‘quadrillion tons of diamond’ beneath Earth’s surface

The diamonds were found by analysing seismic records - essentially sound waves travelling through the Earth triggered by ground-shaking forces

New spacecraft ‘delayed’ in latest setback for Russia

Its first test flights have been postponed until 2025, according to RIA Novosti citing two people in Russia's rocket and space industry

British woman impaled by umbrella on windy US beach

Margaret Reynolds, 67, was on a beach at Seaside Heights in Ocean County, New Jersey, when the freak accident happened on Monday afternoon, with police and fire crews both called to the scene

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is richest man in modern history – Bloomberg Billionaires Index

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Mr Bezos's fortune is $55bn ahead of the second richest man, Microsoft's Bill Gates

Usain Bolt in the running to join Australian football team

The eight-time Olympic gold medallist will start with the Central Coast Mariners from next month in a deal which could see him play for a season in Australia's A-League

Horror for Netflix as it misses subscriber targets

The video streaming service's stock lost 14% of its value after it confirmed that global subscription growth from April to June had missed management's targets by more than one million

23 injured after lava hits tour boat on Hawaii’s Big Island

A woman is in a serious condition with a broken thigh bone, the Hawaii County Fire Department said

Donald Trump backs Vladimir Putin against US intelligence agencies over election meddling claims

But in a joint news conference with the Russian leader, Mr Trump told reporters: "I have great confidence in my intelligence people but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today."

Russian woman charged with infiltrating US political groups under Kremlin direction

Maria Butina, a Russian citizen who lives in Washington DC, has appeared in court after being arrested in the US capital on 15 July

France fans pack Champs Elysees in Paris to get glimpse of World Cup winners

As the side's open-topped blue bus approached the famous avenue there was a constant roar of expectation from the crowd

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