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  • 4 days ago
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    Space observatory at centre of alien conspiracy asks for ‘patience’

    A space observatory at the centre of swirling alien conspiracy theories has asked for “patience” as it continues to be locked down. The Sunspot Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico caught the attention of the world when it was shut down by FBI agents who reportedly swooped on the facility after arriving in elite Blackhawk helicopters. It led immediately to suggestions the advanced technology inside of the facility spotted something it shouldn’t – such as proof of extraterrestrials, U...

  • 6 days ago
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    'The Tonight Show' Cancels Norm Macdonald Appearance After Controversial Comments

    Macdonald drew criticism on Tuesday for saying he was "happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit," and speaking about friends and fellow comics Barr and C.K.

  • 7 days ago
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    Google fights worldwide 'right to be forgotten' in EU court

    Google clashed with France in a top European Union court on Tuesday (Sept 11), arguing that it feared for freedom of speech if forced to apply Europe's "right to be forgotten" principle worldwide. "The court is hearing a wide range of testimonies today, which is highly unusual for a case like this," said a legal source at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg, on condition of anonymity.

  • 2 weeks ago
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  • 2 weeks ago
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    87-year-old Ohio man takes trucking job to cover wife's medical expenses — and he's not alone

    Retirees should be spending their time golfing, taking vacations and playing with grandchildren. Instead, one Ohio man is doing the opposite. Robert Blocksom, 87, is looking for a job, and he’s not alone. “It's definitely a trend. The bureau of labor statistics is predicting an increase over the next five years," Lori Long and Entrepreneurship Professor at Baldwin Wallace University said.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Japan’s Leading Mining Company GMO No Longer Mining Bitcoin Cash (BCH) | XBT.net

    Leading Japanese mining company GMO Internet has stopped mining Bitcoin Cash (BCH) once again, reports indicate. According to company documents recently made public, the top bitcoin mining firm stopped mining bitcoin cash in July and previously in April. The documents published by Trace Mayer of the Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast show that GMO mined 0 BCH last month, down from 62 coins in June and a high of 287 in February.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Taiwan to make English an official second language next year: Premier Lai

    Taiwan will adopt a top-down approach to promoting bilingualism centered on Chinese and English as soon as next year in a bid to boost international competitiveness, said Premier William Lai. In an interview with UDN, Lai remarked that the government is heeding public calls to help improve English proficiency for the people of Taiwan, citing a proposition regarding the issue jointly submitted by some members of the Academia Sinica to President Tsai Ing-wen.

  • 3 weeks ago
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  • 3 weeks ago
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    Anti-poaching unit nabs 365 poachers in six months

    Durban - A specialised unit, set up to fight poaching have made great strides in their bid to stamp out rhino poaching. Over the last six months, a total of 365 rhino poachers have been convicted and an additional 15 men aged between 33 and 50, have been arrested. National police spokesperson, Brigadier Vish Naidoo said the 15 were nabbed following sting operations in Mpumalanga. He said police recovered four unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Man leaves £5 on ambulance windscreen to thank paramedics for blocking drive

    A refreshingly positive thank you note was left on an ambulance this week – and people are seriously loving it. The note, which was left on a vehicle in Wales, had £5 attached and saw a homeowner praising paramedics instead of attacking them. Twitter user Dewi Lloyd tweeted the note, saying: ‘Heart warming note left on one of the Flintshire Ambulances #Welshambulance’...

  • 1 month ago
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    ‘Glow’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 3

    Netflix has renewed “GLOW” for a third season. The renewal comes nearly two months after the series’ second season premiered. Season one of “GLOW” has been nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards, including outstanding comedy series. Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour last month, Netflix original-programming head Cindy Holland was mum on whether the show would be extended for a third season. “I love the show. We’d be really thrilled to make more,...

  • 1 month ago
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    Greece’s Bailout Is Ending. The Pain Is Far From Over.

    When Dimitris Zafiriou landed a coveted full-time job two months ago, the salary was only half what he earned before Greece’s debt crisis. Yet after years of struggling, it was a step up. “Now, our family has zero money left over at the end of the month,” Mr. Zafiriou, 47, a specialist in metal building infrastructure, said with a grim laugh. “But zero is better than what we had before, when we couldn’t pay the bills at all.”

  • 1 month ago
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    Spaghetti injunction: Pastafarianism is not a religion, Dutch court rules

    The Dutch council of state has ruled that Pastafarianism is not a religion, denying a follower of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster the right to wear a colander on her head in her passport and driving licence photo. Mienke de Wilde is now considering taking her case to the European court of human rights. The Netherlands’ highest court said de Wilde, a law student from Nijmegen, could not be exempted on religious grounds from a ban on headwear in official identity photographs...

  • 1 month ago
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    North Korea rejects repeated US proposal to slash nuclear arsenal: report

    North Korea has reportedly rejected a formal timeline for its denuclearization proposed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Vox reported Wednesday that Pyongyang has rejected the timeline several times over the past two months amid continued negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program. The timeline Pompeo proposed would mandate North Korea hand over 60 to 70 percent of its nuclear warheads to a third party within six to eight months, according to the report.

  • 1 month ago
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    Now even YouPorn has banned Alex Jones, but he’s still on Twitter

    Streaming adult video site YouPorn, announced today that it has banned Alex Jones from its platform, following actions against the conspiracy-monger by tech companies including Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify—but notably, not Twitter. Before you go “wtf,” there were indeed (non-porn) videos...

  • 1 month ago
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    Our climate plans are in pieces as killer summer shreds records

    Deadly fires have scorched swaths of the Northern Hemisphere this summer, from California to Arctic Sweden and down to Greece on the sunny Mediterranean. Drought in Europe has turned verdant land barren, while people in Japan and Korea are dying from record-breaking heat.

  • 1 month ago
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    Radical new law making everyone an organ donor could save 700 per year

    As many as 700 lives a year will be saved by new organ donation laws which will presume everyone is a donor unless they explicitly opt-out, the government has said. The new system will now be introduced after a consultation showed the public are overwhelmingly in favour of organ donation, but only a minority have registered as organ donors.