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Attorney General refuses House testimony on Mueller report
Attorney General refuses House testimony on Mueller report

May 02, 2019

US Attorney General William Barr has refused to testify to the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee on his handling of the Russia inquiry...

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Gavin Williamson sacking: Former defence secretary denies Huawei leak
Gavin Williamson sacking: Former defence secretary denies Huawei leak

May 02, 2019

Gavin Williamson has strenuously denied he leaked information from the National Security Council as calls are being made for a police inquiry...

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Thai King Vajiralongkorn marries bodyguard making her queen

May 02, 2019

The king of Thailand has married the deputy head of his personal security detail, and given her the title of queen, a royal statement has said...

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Oyo: India's fast-growing hotel chain expands in Europe
Oyo: India's fast-growing hotel chain expands in Europe

May 02, 2019

India's fast-growing hotel chain Oyo will expand in Europe with the purchase of an Amsterdam-based vacation rental firm...

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Larry King goes into Cardiac Arrest at his house in Los Angeles
Larry King goes into Cardiac Arrest at his house in Los Angeles

April 29, 2019

Larry King goes into Cardiac Arrest at his house in Los Angeles.

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Amazon plans to slash delivery times
Amazon plans to slash delivery times

April 26, 2019

Amazon has promised to cut delivery times worldwide for customers of its Prime service...Amazon Prime is a subscription service offering free delivery and access to Amazon's TV shows. Members in the US currently receive free two-day delivery...

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Tracking the toxic air that's killing millions
Tracking the toxic air that's killing millions

April 26, 2019

The air we breathe is killing us...The World Health Organisation (WHO) says air pollution causes the death of seven million people a year and accounts for a third of fatalities from stroke

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Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week
Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week

April 24, 2019

Requested by the United Nations General Assembly, the Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week will be held from 6-12 May 2019. This Week will focus on leadership for road safety. It is widely acknowledged that stronger leadership for road safety is needed to achieve the Global Goals. Therefore it launches action through the ongoing campaign: Save Lives - #SpeakUp.

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Sri Lanka attacks: Authorities face scrutiny over advance warnings
Sri Lanka attacks: Authorities face scrutiny over advance warnings

April 23, 2019

Scrutiny fell on rifts in Sri Lanka's leadership on Monday after it emerged that authorities were warned about the group accused in Sunday's bombings.

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Hermain Cain withdraws bid for Federal Reserve seat
Hermain Cain withdraws bid for Federal Reserve seat

April 23, 2019

Former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain withdrew his name for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, US President Donald Trump has tweeted.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold: Broken screens delay launch
Samsung Galaxy Fold: Broken screens delay launch

April 23, 2019

Samsung has postponed the release of its folding smartphone, days after several early reviewers said the screens on their devices had broken...

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TEC 2019: How to kill zombie rumor and fix Facebook
TEC 2019: How to kill zombie rumor and fix Facebook

April 23, 2019

From so-called zombie rumours - viral online stories that refuse to die - to the difference between misinformation and fake news, much of the talk at TED 2019 has been about the need to improve online conversation.

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Death of HRH Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, IOC Honorary Member
Death of HRH Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, IOC Honorary Member

April 23, 2019

It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has learnt of the death of HRH Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, IOC Honorary Member in Luxembourg, at the age of 98...

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JP Morgan: Is Wall Street's first female boss a step closer
JP Morgan: Is Wall Street's first female boss a step closer?

April 18, 2019

Wall Street could soon welcome its first-ever female chief executive after JP Morgan announced that finance boss Marianne Lake will take over running its consumer lending business.

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Pinterest valued at 12.6bn ahead of float
Pinterest valued at $12.6bn ahead of float

April 18, 2019

Pinterest, the online scrapbook company, has priced its shares at the top end of its range as it becomes the latest "unicorn" to make its stock market debut.

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HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease
HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease

April 18, 2019

US scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or "bubble boy" disease.

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Alan García: Peru's former president kills himself ahead of arrest
Alan García: Peru's former president kills himself ahead of arrest

April 18, 2019

Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations.

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Ohio pastor sorry after inviting students to slap him in 'crucifixion lesson'
Ohio pastor sorry after inviting students to slap him in 'crucifixion lesson'

April 18, 2019

An Ohio church has apologised after a video emerged of students in a youth programme spitting on, slapping and cutting a pastor at his request...

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TED 2019: Twitter boss offers to demote likes and follows
TED 2019: Twitter boss offers to demote likes and follows

April 17, 2019

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has again admitted there is much work to do to improve Twitter and cut down on the amount of abuse and misinformation on the platform.

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Netflix warns price rises to hit subscriber growth
Netflix warns price rises to hit subscriber growth

April 17, 2019

Netflix expects subscriber growth to slow in the second quarter as the film and TV streaming firm continues to roll out price rises.

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