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  • 3 days ago
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    Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

    Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports. The issue gained attention recently after at least three travelers, including a Canadian journalist, spoke out publicly about their experiences. The episodes have gained notice amid an outcry over President Donald Trump's travel ban and complaints of mistreatment...

  • 6 days ago
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    Toshiba chairman quits over nuclear loss

    Toshiba chairman Shigenori Shiga has resigned, hours after the Japanese conglomerate revealed details of a multi-billion dollar loss. Earlier Toshiba had delayed issuing its results, but it then said it was set to report a net loss of 390bn yen ($3.4bn) in the year to March 2017. The company said it expected to take a 712.5 billion yen ($6.3bn, £5bn) writedown at its US nuclear business. The situation has led some analysts to warn the company's future is at risk.

  • 6 days ago
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    Elon Musk: We'll have to become cyborg hybrids to keep up

    Commentary: At the World Government Summit, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO says to stay relevant, humans will have to merge more with machines, and that comes with societal dangers.

  • 8 days ago
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    Saudi Arabia to finally allow female-only gyms

    Saudi Arabia is planning to open its first women-only gyms to aid with weight loss, although they will still be banned from competitive sports such as volleyball, basketball and football. The change in policy was announced by Princess Reema bint Bandar, who is vice president of women's affairs. This follows the first ever women's day in the Kingdom.

  • 8 days ago
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    Britain's youngest Euromillions winner says it ruined her life

    Britain’s youngest Euromillions winner has revealed she is planning to take legal action against lottery bosses for negligence. Jane Park, who won £1m at the age of 17, said winning the windfall had “ruined” her life and she often thought things would have been better if she had never won. Ms Park, now 21, argued that someone of her age should not have been allowed to win such a substantial sum of money. She said 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lottery and suggested the curre...

  • 11 days ago
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    Whistleblower reveals passport fraud

    The stunning postcard-perfect vista surrounding Misael Lopez in this town about one hour from Madrid belies his constant anxiety, even fear. That's because the former legal adviser to the Venezuelan Embassy in Iraq is revealing secrets he says his government doesn't want disclosed. "I'm concerned about my safety and my family's safety everywhere I go," Lopez said as he walked the cobble-stoned streets of Toledo.

  • 12 days ago
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    Mum arrested for raping a 4-year-old boy 'after broadcasting vile sex act live'

    A mum has been charged with raping a four-year-old boy after a vile attack was filmed and broadcast live on Periscope. India Kirksey was dragged into court after police say she admitting performing the sex act on the young child in Cincinnati, in the USA. The 20-year-old from West Price Hill was arrested after someone watching the live stream more than 1,000 miles away in Texas called the authorities.

  • 13 days ago
    Comment cone

    It's a long way down, he will definitely be hitting a lot more branches on his way to the bottom.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    EU 'in no position to judge Trump's travel ban', says Italian FM

    Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said Monday the European Union, having put up its own barriers, was in no position to judge US President Donald Trump's immigration decrees. Europe "is not in a good position to give opinions about the choices of others. Or do we want to forget that we too erect walls in Europe," said Alfano in an interview with the daily Corriere della Sera. During Europe's 2015 migrant crisis, as tens of thousands of desperate people arrived mainly f...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Visa holders rush to board flights to US amid reprieve

    Visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban hurried to board U.S.-bound flights Saturday, fearing they might have only a slim window through which to enter the country after a federal judge temporarily blocked the ban. Those who could travel immediately were being urged to do so because of uncertainty over whether the Justice Department would be granted an emergency freeze of the order issued Friday by U.S. District Judge James Robart in...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Indian children died after 'eating lychees on empty stomach'

    Hundreds of children died due to eating the fruit on an empty stomach, research says. US and Indian scientists say a mystery illness that killed more than 100 children a year in northern India was caused by eating lychees on an empty stomach. For more than two decades, apparently healthy children in a region of Bihar suffered sudden seizures and lost consciousness. Almost half died, baffling doctors. New research, published in the medical journal The Lancet, now suggests they were poisoned by th...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Russia charges four top intelligence officials with treason

    The Russian government arrested four men for treason after an investigation that U.S. intelligence officials speculated was in response to their own inquiry about Russia's hacking of the U.S. presidential election. The men arrested include three high profile leaders of its intelligence agency and a contractor working for the cybersecurity office of the Russian national intelligence agency FSB, the successor to the KGB.

  • 1 month ago
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    Employee accidentally shot, killed by security guard during attempted jewelry store robbery in Henderson

    The female Henderson jewelry store employee who died after an attempted robbery Saturday night was shot by a security guard, not the robbery suspect, Henderson police said. The suspect entered the Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, 1071 W. Sunset Road, near Marks Street, just before 9 p.m. Saturday.

  • 1 month ago
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    Police Taser their own race relations leader

    Police officers Tasered their own black community relations champion after they mistook him for a wanted man, it has emerged. Two officers were filmed by a passer-by confronting 63-year-old Judah Adunbi, whose job is to create better relations between police and the black community. The officers, who stopped him near his home, in Easton, Bristol, demanded to know his name but he refused, saying: "I'm not telling you my name. I've done no wrong."

  • 1 month ago
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    Turkish Airlines Cargo Plane Crashes in Kyrgyzstan, Killing 35

    A cargo plane operated by ACT airlines crashed near the capital of Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, killing 33 people and wounding others, authorities announced on Monday. The accident took place at about 7:30 a.m. in the village of Dacha Su near Manas International Airport. The victims include four people on the plane and dozens of residents of the village. Several injured, including at least three children, were reportedly transferred to a local hospital, according to the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency Si...

  • 1 month ago
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    People are being forced to eat rubbish in the war the world forgot

    Starvation and poverty provoked by the civil war in Yemen is so desperate that the country’s poorest are turning to rubbish for food. A 45-year-old father trying to feed his family of 10 and a 12-year-old beggar trying to feed his four siblings have each told al-Jazeera this week how they are sifting through dumps to survive.

  • 1 month ago
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    Charlie Hebdo has gone soft on extremists: quitting journalist

    One of Charlie Hebdo's most outspoken journalists said on Friday she is quitting the French satirical magazine because it has gone soft on Islamist extremism. Zineb El Rhazoui accused the weekly of bowing to Islamist extremists and no longer daring to draw the Prophet Mohammed. Her parting shot comes on the eve of the second anniversary of the jihadist massacre that almost wiped out the controversial magazine's staff.

  • 1 month ago
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    Rising food bills to dent UK high street spending, says top thinktank

    Retailers will struggle in 2017 as rising food price inflation leaves shoppers with less to spend on discretionary items such as clothing and homeware, according to a leading industry thinktank. Prices could rise by between 2.5% and 3% next year, led by an expected 2.4% rise in the price of food and groceries, the highest level since 2013, according to the Retail Thinktank, a group backed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and analysts at advisory firms KPMG, Verdict, Nielsen and Ipsos Retai...