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Instagram founders Systrom and Krieger leaving facebook-owned firm
Instagram founders Systrom and Krieger leaving facebook-owned firm

September 25, 2018

The co-founders of photo-sharing giant Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are both leaving the firm.

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US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons
US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

September 21, 2018

The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles.

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The most and least visited countries per capita in the world
The most and least visited countries per capita in the world

September 20, 2018

Iceland is the most visited country in the world, according to a new survey by TravelMag.com, which looked at annual visitor numbers in countries around the globe and compared them against the size of their respective populations...

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Facebook accused of job ad gender discrimination

September 19, 2018

Van driving, roofing, police work - all jobs for men. At least, thatís what a cluster of job ads placed on Facebook seemed to suggest.

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Beijing 2022 leveraging Winter Games to leave legacy for tomorrow
Beijing 2022 leveraging Winter Games to leave legacy for tomorrow

September 19, 2018

During the third International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission meeting (17-18 September), the Beijing Organising Committee expanded on plans to leverage the Olympic Winter Games 2022 to leave a legacy for tomorrow.

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HURRICANE FLORENCE: Life-threatening storm land in North Carolina
HURRICANE FLORENCE: Life-threatening storm land in North Carolina

September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence has made landfall on the US East Coast, knocking out power to nearly half a million homes and causing buildings to crumble...

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Russia: Google removes Putin critic's ads from YouTube
Russia: Google removes Putin critic's ads from YouTube

September 11, 2018

Google has taken down YouTube ads by Alexei Navalny, a critic of President Vladimir Putin, ahead of elections for regional governors in Russia.

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Hurricane Florence: Trump issues warning as storm strengthens
Hurricane Florence: Trump issues warning as storm strengthens

September 11, 2018

US President Donald Trump has issued a series of warnings to prepare for Hurricane Florence, which is gathering power as it approaches the Carolinas...

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Burt Reynolds: Hollywood star dies, 82
Burt Reynolds: Hollywood star dies, 82

September 06, 2018

Burt Reynolds, the wisecracking 1970s movie heartthrob and Oscar nominee, has died at the age of 82...

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FDA again warns consumers not to eat Honey Smacks cereal due to salmonella outbreak
FDA again warns consumers not to eat Honey Smacks cereal due to salmonella outbreak

September 05, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration again has advised consumers "not to eat and discard any Kellogg's Honey Smack cereal" as part of an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to the popular breakfast product...

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Brazil's national museum hit by huge fire
Brazil's national museum hit by huge fire

September 03, 2018

A fire has gutted the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the oldest scientific institution in the country...

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John McCain: Sarah Palin 'excluded from his funeral'
John McCain: Sarah Palin 'excluded from his funeral'

August 31, 2018

Sarah Palin, the ex-Alaska governor who served as John McCain's running mate when he ran for president in 2008, is reportedly banned from his funeral...

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Trump hails 'really good' trade deal with Mexico
Trump hails 'really good' trade deal with Mexico

August 28, 2018

The US and Mexico have agreed to revamp Nafta, the North American Free Trade Agreement, in what Donald Trump called a "really good deal" for both countries...

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Note of Condolence on the Passing of Kofi Annan
Note of Condolence on the Passing of Kofi Annan

August 20, 2018

It was with great sadness that The Bahamas learned of the passing of Mr Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate...

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University of The Bahamas to Honour Outstanding Alumni
University of The Bahamas to Honour Outstanding Alumni

August 15, 2018

University of The Bahamas (UB) alumni, who are making vast contributions to the development of the public and private sector, embody the scholarly, social and innovative vitality of the academy...

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Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped 'Trump phone call'
Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped 'Trump phone call'

August 14, 2018

A former adviser to Donald Trump has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the US president after her dismissal last year...

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IOC Commissions move towards gender equality with new compositions announced
IOC Commissions move towards gender equality with new compositions announced

August 08, 2018

The International Olympic Committee today announced the composition of the IOC commissions for 2018, with continued progress towards gender equality...

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Death of Nat Indrapana, IOC Member
Death of Nat Indrapana, IOC Member

August 08, 2018

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nat Indrapana, IOC Member in Thailand, at the age of 80...

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US sets date for additional 16bn in tariffs on China products
US sets date for additional $16bn in tariffs on China products

August 08, 2018

The US has said it will impose further tariffs on Chinese goods starting 23 August, as a trade war between the world's two biggest economies continues...

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Tesla: Elon Musk floats plans to take carmaker private
Tesla: Elon Musk floats plans to take carmaker private

August 08, 2018

Tesla boss Elon Musk is considering taking the electric-car firm private, a move he claimed was the "best path forward" for the company.

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