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Ireland’s most haunted mansion ‘where the devil himself lived’ is for sale

Fox News Virtual Auto Show: Your HUMMER trucks

2021 GMC Yukon debuts with more room, better tech

The 2021 GMC Yukon is all new and features a long list of improvements aimed at making it roomier and more luxurious than before.

Not everyone can get together these days, so Fox News is holding a series of virtual car shows where you can share and discuss your cool cars, trucks and motorcycles with the rest of the Fox News Autos audience.

They're still humming along.

Arnold Schwartzenegger had his H1 converted to electric drive.
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General Motors is taking the HUMMER brand into the future with the upcoming electric GMC HUMMER EV, but there are still plenty of classic models on the road.

FOX NEWS AUTOS INVESTIGATES: HAT IS THE GMC HUMMER EV'S "CRAB" MODE?

We've posted a few of our favorites submitted to this week's Fox News Virtual Auto Show below so you can chat about them in the comments. Don't forget to check out more of the submissions on Twitter and add your own:

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Apple Purges More Than 30,000 Apps From Its China Store

Apple Inc. removed more than 30,000 apps from its China store Saturday, with games making up 90% of the apps, Qimai Research Institute said.

The peak of the removals took place at 4:15 a.m. local time, when more than 2,000 apps were deleted, the Chinese research firm said. The bulk of the removals were done between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., it added.

About 179,000 game apps remained in the China store as of Saturday evening, of which about 160,000 were offered for free, it said.

Apple sent a reminder to game developers July 8 about its plans for the removal if they didn’t meet regulatory requirements for payments by the end of the month, Qimai said, citing an email from the iPhone maker.

— With assistance by Yueqi Yang

Kuwait Bans Commercial Flights from 31 Countries Over Covid-19

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Kuwait suspended commercial flights from 31 countries on the advice of health authorities, just as the Gulf state re-opened its airport to such operations.

While other flights will resume, countries on the barred list include India, Iran, China, Brazil, Lebanon, Spain, Singapore, Egypt and Sri Lanka, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said in a statement.

The airport resumed commercial flights on Saturday as part of a phased re-opening after a five-month suspension when the country imposed measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. It plans to reach full capacity by mid-2021.

Mexico death toll overtakes UK as third-highest in the world

Mexico has the third-highest COVID-19 death toll globally after Brazil and the US.

Mexico has overtaken the United Kingdom as the country with the world’s third-highest coronavirus death toll – more than 46,600.

On Friday, a multibillion-dollar agreement with the United Nations was announced to buy medical equipment and supplies.

Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo has more from Mexico City.

Northern England: Restrictions reimposed as COVID-19 cases surge

The prime minister has warned of the need to act fast to prevent a possible second wave.

Coronavirus restrictions have been reimposed in parts of northern England after an increase in infections.

Pubs, restaurants, cafes and gyms remain open, but some people feel being targeted.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Oldham, near Manchester.

Ireland’s most haunted mansion ‘where the devil himself lived’ is for sale

For Sale: Ireland’s most haunted mansion “where the devil himself lived.”

Paranormal professionals and ghost lovers take note: Loftus Hall in Fethard on Sea, in Ireland’s County Wexford, is on the market for $3 million.

The 22-bedroom Georgian mansion set on stately, landscaped grounds has been put on the block by owners Aidan and Shane Quigley, who have rented the home out since 2012 for ghost tours.

The property — originally built in 1170 by a Norman knight — is said to have been haunted since 1766, when it was known as Redmond Hall.

The legend goes that a mysterious stranger came to the home calling on owners Lord and Lady Tottenham, as well as their daughter Lady Anne, according to the Irish Mirror. With a storm raging, they invited the man inside, and while they were playing a card game, Lady Anne crouched to grab a card that fell and discovered cloven hooves of Satan himself.

She screamed, the devil disappeared in a cloud of smoke and Lady Anne went crazy, locking herself up in the house and soon died. She is said to haunt the halls of the home.

Over the years the mansion has been a school for girls and a hotel before being bought by the Quigley brothers in 2011 for $800,000.

“Many have said there are certain areas of the Hall, its atmosphere, the temperature and the general feeling of unease,” the brothers told the Irish Mirror. “Many people have seen things that have left them wondering.”

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