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‘Furious 8’ charges ahead to outpace 3 new releases

Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious” continued to dominate the North American box office over the weekend, easily fending off three newcomers at home while also passing the $1 billion mark worldwide, industry data showed Sunday.

Anti-austerity strike snarls cities across Brazil

Major transport networks, schools and banks partially shut down across much of Brazil on Friday in what protesters called a general strike against austerity reforms in Latin America’s biggest country.

Scottish whisky exports boom post-referendum

Scottish whisky exports returned to growth for the first time in five years in 2016 thanks to a weaker pound after Britain voted for Brexit, official figures showed Friday.