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Yates maintains Giro lead, Dennis wins 16th stage time trial

Yates maintains Giro lead, Dennis wins 16th stage time trial Overall leader Yates lost less time to second-placed defending champion Dumoulin than many observers had predicted. "I felt good in the first half". Van Emden had to settle for fourth place at the finish while Aru raised eyebrows by slotting in between Britons Froome and Dowsett for sixth place, just 37 seconds down on Dennis (although he was later docked 20 seconds for drafting a race motorcy... [Full Article...]

Cohen Downplays Ties To Close Friend Now Cooperating With Govt

Cohen Downplays Ties To Close Friend Now Cooperating With Govt A Ukrainian official said Mr Cohen was paid $US400,000 while another source put the figure at $US600,000 ($796,000), the BBC reported . Wood has ordered prosecutors, Cohen and Daniels to submit a joint agenda for the hearing by Friday. [Full Article...]

NFL national anthem policy: Players on field must stand, show 'respect'

NFL national anthem policy: Players on field must stand, show 'respect' The NFL policy permits teams to choose to stay in the locker room during the national anthem, but calls for fines and punishment for any mode of disrespect. With the elimination of the rule requiring players to take the field for the national anthem, teams will have the ability to set their own policies, including the ability to discipline a player for any protest during the anthem. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan President Maduro expels top U.S. diplomat amid tensions

Venezuelan President Maduro expels top U.S. diplomat amid tensions The Venezuelan president declared USA charge d'affaires Todd Robinson and deputy head of mission Brian Naranjo "persona non grata". He gave no details of the accusations, but said the U.S. In the lead-up to the vote, Mr. Robinson took a less confrontational tone than that coming from Washington Republicans, most notably Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who posted a picture of a prison jumpsuit ... [Full Article...]

Ebola is back in the DRC - but the outlook is hopeful

Ebola is back in the DRC - but the outlook is hopeful Rimoin is the lead author of a study published a year ago, which reported that some of the survivors of the first documented Ebola outbreak in 1976 still have antibodies against the virus. It said a few high-risk people from the community also were vaccinated during the first day of the campaign. Last Thursday, a first case was reported in Mbandaka, an event that triggered worldwide conc... [Full Article...]

Verify: Did Santa Fe shooting suspect target a love interest?

Verify: Did Santa Fe shooting suspect target a love interest? Gillard said the gunman kept shooting despite a fire alarm to alert authorities. We're checking into claims Dimitris Pagourtzis , the confessed shooter in the Santa Fe High School shooting massacre , was angry because he was rejected by a girl he liked. [Full Article...]

Anti-Sterlite Protest: One Killed in Clashes With Police in Tamil Nadu

Anti-Sterlite Protest: One Killed in Clashes With Police in Tamil Nadu Following the clashes, the assembly of more than five persons, rallies, public meetings, processions and the exhibition of weapons and flags have been banned in the Thoothukudi district. Today, most shops in Thoothukudi town had their shutters down, accepting the strike call given by Thoothukudi town central traders association. The state government assured that an inquiry commission will be set... [Full Article...]

Palestinians urge immediate ICC probe into 'Israeli war crimes'

Palestinians urge immediate ICC probe into 'Israeli war crimes' Here is a closer look at the Palestinian move and its implications. Meanwhile, the Palestinian leadership of Fatah has frozen ties with the White House over its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Tuesday's referral allows that investigation to proceed to the next stage of a full investigation, without waiting for a judge to give approval. The Palestinians have long objected to the s... [Full Article...]

Najib Razak to Give 1MDB Statement

Najib Razak to Give 1MDB Statement Najib has consistently denied any wrongdoing since the 1MDB scandal erupted in 2015, but he replaced an attorney-general and several MACC officers allegedly to shut down an initial investigation . Najib and Rosmah have been blacklisted by the Immigration Department from leaving the country. "Yes, I have withdrawn", he said in a text message shortly before midnight. [Full Article...]

Fortnite Competitive Mode Possibly Being Developed

Fortnite Competitive Mode Possibly Being Developed Yeah, Fortnite always tracked your performance across matches, but now it's putting its V-Bucks where its stats are. Epic has announced that things are about to get real in Fortnite Battle Royale . Earning V-Bucks, rather than purchasing them with real money, has never netted much of a return. The Solo Showdown will be running from today through May 21st with players able to earn up to 50... [Full Article...]

Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge paused amid glitches

Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge paused amid glitches The phone will likely whip with Android Oreo software and because Samsung has been pushing its Samsung Mall AI-based smart shopping service on nearly all its budget phones, chances are it may do the same with the Galaxy J6 as well. The phone will be available in 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 32GB/64GB storage options and will have a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor along with an ... [Full Article...]

PayPal buys iZettle for United States dollars 2.2 bln

PayPal buys iZettle for United States dollars 2.2 bln From its initial roots as a provider of credit card readers to small businesses, iZettle has grown to have a presence across Europe, as well as in Brazil and Mexico. "iZettle and PayPal are a strategic fit, with a shared mission, values and culture-and complementary product offerings and geographies". The deal will also help PayPal provide a more comprehensive suite of services to its merchants. [Full Article...]

No Man's Sky will get cooperative multiplayer this July

No Man's Sky will get cooperative multiplayer this July Xbox One version 1805 has been available since 8am Pacific Time, so you can grab it now. On July 24th, No Man's Sky's "Next" update will hit alongside the game's release on Xbox One, most notably adding a full multiplayer experience to the spacefaring survival game. [Full Article...]

Emissions of banned, ozone-destroying chemical on the rise

Emissions of banned, ozone-destroying chemical on the rise The CFC-11 was banned under the 1987 Montreal Protocol. CFCs were once widely used in the manufacture of aerosol sprays, as blowing agents for foams and packing materials, as solvents, and as refrigerants. The researchers have said they would need more measurements to figure the exact location of the source and take necessary action. The researchers found that emissions of CFC-11 were betwee... [Full Article...]

AT&T to Carry the First Holographic Smartphone: RED HYDROGEN ONE - AT&T Newsroom

AT&T to Carry the First Holographic Smartphone: RED HYDROGEN ONE - AT&T Newsroom The 5.7-inch phone's major feature is a holographic display that can project 3D images. "When the RED HYDROGEN ONE launches you'll be able to look around, below and into your screen's image with a 4-view holographic display, which is better still than 3D". [Full Article...]

Confirmed: Black Ops 4 gets Battle Royale mode

Confirmed: Black Ops 4 gets Battle Royale mode The multiplayer mode was shown first and it actually looks like a pretty decent experience. The "boots on the ground" focus from the previous title is still here - there is no wall running, no thrust jumping. Given publishers have to pay Valve a cut for every game sold on Steam, major games-makers are pushing towards their own storefronts a la Ubisoft with uPlay or EA with Origin (and of cours... [Full Article...]

YouTube Music relaunch coming next week

YouTube Music relaunch coming next week If you subscribe to YouTube Red , YouTube's ad-free music and video offering that now costs $9.99 a month, you might soon find your wallet a little lighter. But YouTube was made for video , not just music. For those who are already members of YouTube Red , their monthly bill will not be going up. YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music as the primary player on Android devices... [Full Article...]

OnePlus Bullets Wireless in-ear headphones now official for $69

OnePlus Bullets Wireless in-ear headphones now official for $69 Here's everything you need to know about ordering the OnePlus 6 . We've got a OnePlus 6 hands-on review detailing what's new, including a Snapdragon 845 processor, dual rear cameras and an expansive 6.28-inch notched display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. [Full Article...]

Scientists Claim Multiverse May Sustain Life

Scientists Claim Multiverse May Sustain Life The Multiverse theory, introduced in the 1980s, can elucidate the fortunately small quantity of dark energy in our universe because of which life could thrive among many universes that could not. Overall, it's clear that our understanding of dark energy is lacking. "Even increasing dark energy many hundreds of times might not be enough to make a dead universe". [Full Article...]

"Yanny" or "Laurel", this audio clip is tearing the internet apart

Some of my colleagues hear " Yanny ", in a higher-pitched, slightly more nasal voice. That's why if you hear the clip from different distances, on different devices, or at a different volume, it may sound like a different word. "I hear laurel ", wrote Ryan Switzer. It reminds us of that time in 2015 when the internet couldn't decide if a dress was black-and-blue or white-and-gold. [Full Article...]


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