Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge (L) and Sweden's Artemis Racing (R) face off at the start of a Louis Vuitton Cup semi-finals match on August 7, 2013, in San Francisco.

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Time is running out for Swedish America’s Cup challenger Artemis, whose sailing director is Iain Percy, after going two down to the Italians in the semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Cup elimination series.

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Just a few days after JK Rowling was unmasked as the author behind crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling sales of the book have more than tripled.

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