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Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote
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Twitter's Jack Dorsey answers critics of Myanmar meditation retreat
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China's Tencent Music jumps on US launch
Tencent Music Entertainment Group raises $1.1bn as it lists on the New York Stock Exchange.


Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads
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Films with female stars earn more at the box office
Films like Wonderwoman and Moana where women have top billing make more money than those led by men.



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