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Scientists look to the skies to estimate how fast the universe is expanding

The Hubble Constant is one of the most important concepts in astronomy, describing how fast the universe is expanding. Now, scientists are using gamma rays to estimate its value.
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Anish Kapoor opens major retrospective in Beijing
Artist Anish Kapoor opens his first solo show in China -- a major retrospective set across two museums in Beijing.
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Hong Kong Protestors Built a ‘Fully Functioning City’ Inside a Besieged University. Here’s What It Looked Like
Photographer Bing Guan has been holed up for five days with protesters at Polytechnic University, scene of fierce anti-government unrest.
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Hong Kong students' sewer escape thwarted as rows with UK, U.S. grow
Some anti-government protesters trapped inside a Hong Kong university on Wednesday tried to flee through the sewers, where one student said she saw snakes, but fireman prevented further escape bids by blocking a metal manhole into the system.
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Condé Nast’s CEO still isn’t sure about the impact of Apple News Plus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Condé Nast’s CEO Roger Lynch thinks that Apple’s premium magazine service, Apple News Plus, has yet to prove itself, Variety reports. Speaking at Recode’s Code Media conference in Los Angeles the CEO said that “the jury is out” on Apple’s $9.99 a month subscription service. Condé Nast currently provides a number of its publications through Apple News Plus, including Wired, The New Yorker, GQ, and Vogue. Apple launched its magazine subscription service earlier this year to a host of op-eds on whether it represented a good or a bad deal for embattled publishers. Concerns were raised that Apple’s 50-percent cut of revenue was too high, and that Apple News Plus, which bundles over 300 publications into a single subscription, risked c... Continue reading…
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Iran's Rouhani claims victory over unrest he blames on foreigners
Iranian President Rouhani on Wednesday claimed victory over unrest he blamed on Iran's foreign enemies, according to state media, after protests over an increase in gasoline prices last week that have shaken the country.
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This ‘elitist’ dating app matches you up for 2-minute livestream dates
The League dating app — you know, the elitist one that pairs users with other singles in their ‘league’ and requires LinkedIn verification — is launching a speed-dating tool that matches people up for a live two-minute video call dates.  Starting from December 1, the League Live feature will automatically pair singles up, based on their mutual preferences and location. Once paired, users get three dates in six minutes, and to get the (awkward) conversation started, the app will present ice-breaker questions. How romantic. During the brief face-time date, users can then “heart” the other person and if they mutually… This story continues at The Next Web
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Israel opposition leader nears deadline to form coalition government
Benny Gantz must strike deal by midnight, but suggests no progress made in negotiationsThe Israeli opposition leader, Benny Gantz, has until midnight to form a government that could end Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic tenure or risk pushing the country towards an unprecedented third round of elections.Paralysed for months by inconclusive ballot results, the political stalemate has played out during a fraught time for Israel as an increasingly open conflict heats up with Iran, its arch-enemy and a regional powerhouse. Continue reading...
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Twitter threatens 'corrective action' against Boris Johnson’s Conservatives party after it created a fake fact-checking service
Associated Press Twitter says it will take 'corrective action' if the Conservatives repeat a campaign stunt which saw them change the name of one of its Twitter accounts to look like a fact-checking service. A verified Conservative Party account rebranded 'factcheckUK' during a debate between Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, pushing out pro-Conservative messaging and making widely contested claims about Labour which it called 'facts.' Twitter said in a statement: 'Any further attempts to mislead people by editing verified profile information — in a manner seen during the UK Election Debate — will result in decisive corrective action.' Full Fact, a genuine fact-checking charity, said: 'It is inappropriate and misleading for the Conservative press office to rename their Twitter account 'factcheckUK' during this debate. Please do not mistake it for an independent fact-checking service.' Twitter has threatened to take "corrective action" against Boris Johnson's Conservative Party after the party rebranded one of its official Twitter accounts as an independent fact-checking service during the first televised general election debate. The  party changed its @CCHQPress account into what appeared to be an independent fact-checking service covering the TV clash between Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Conservative leader Boris Johnson.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay was accused of talking 'absolute nonsense' after he tried to claim leaving the EU would reduce the number of foreign footballers in the UKThe app for EU citizens applying to remain in the UK after Brexit has major security flaws which mean it can be easily hackedBritain will become a 'second-rate' country after Brexit, says EU Council President Donald Tusk
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BT says it will not work with company linked to Prince Andrew
Pressure on royal grows as telecoms firm becomes latest to distance itself from princeBT has said it will not work with a company that counts Prince Andrew as patron, amid a growing exodus away from the royal.Andrew’s disastrous interview about his friendship with the convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and alleged sexual encounter with a teenager has already led a number of prominent businesses and organisations to sever ties with his entrepreneurial scheme, Pitch@Palace. Continue reading...
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Real Madrid Close to Agreement for Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar, Says Agent
Real Madrid are heading Barcelona in the race to sign Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar, according to the centre-back's agent, Mithat Halis...
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Foodvisor raises $4.5 million for its AI-driven app that helps track what you eat
Foodvisor has raised $4.5 million to accelerate development of its nutritional coaching app that uses artificial intelligence and computer vision.
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Google Cloud gets new security smarts across data encryption, network security, and more
At Google Cloud Next UK '19, Google unveiled a number of notable new tools as the internet giant doubles down on enterprise security across the cloud.
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Antivirus giants form new coalition to put an end to stalkerware
A bunch of antivirus software vendors and non-profits including Avira, Kaspersky, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have banded together to take on secretly-installed snooping apps plaguing your devices. Dubbed the Coalition Against Stalkerware (CAS), the collaborative effort aims to fight domestic violence, stalking, and harassment by addressing the use of stalkerware and raising public awareness about the issue. To that effect, the CAS intends to define best practices and improve the security industry’s response to stalkerware by sharing known samples among participating cybersecurity firms. In all, 10 organizations are part of the coalition: Avira, the EFF, G Data, Kaspersky,… This story continues at The Next Web
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'Diablo IV' team reveals early thoughts on dungeons, level caps
Blizzard only just announced Diablo IV a couple of weeks ago, but it's already provided some key updates on the game's development. In an attempt to repair a fractured relationship with the community that dates back further than the last few months o...
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: This garish mansion has hosted Mikhail Gorbachev and Simon Cowell and was once Britain's most expensive home
INSIDER/Bill Bostock London's most notorious pocket of luxury real estate is a mile-long road of mansions known as "Billionaires Row." It has a reputation for money, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  Toprak Mansion, sitting at 46A The Bishops Avenue, was built by extravagant Turkish entrepreneur Halis Toprak in the 1990s. It was the scene of an epic celebrity party when it set a new record as the most expensive home ever sold in the UK, after changing hands in 2008 for £50 million ($75 million.) This post is part of an interactive series by Insider profiling Billionaires Row. The most jaw-dropping of the 66 mansions on London's lavish Billionaires Row is Toprak Mansion, at number 46A. Built by extravagant Turkish entrepreneur Halis Toprak in the 1990s, Toprak Mansion is eye-catching in the way architects and estate agents try to avoid.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: Salman Rushdie's one-time fortified safe house at 9 The Bishops AvenueInside London's Billionaires Row: The grand home of Britain's first porn baron, who quit school at 15, built a media empire, then sold itThe New Zealand man accused of murdering backpacker Grace Millane after a Tinder date said he arranged another date while she lay dead next to him
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: The Russian financier's home hit by one of the city's most lucrative burglaries then ravaged by fire
Supplied A mile-long road in London has been the city's "Billionaires Row" since World War II: a destination for luxury, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  One property was owned by Russian asset manager Iouri Chliaifchtein when it was struck by one of London's worst burglaries. In 2006, two men were sentenced at Harrow Crown Court for stealing £2 million ($2.6 million) in cars and jewellery from the home of Russian financier Iouri Chliaifchtein. It would likely have been worse had the thieves had enough time or help to make off with two more sports cars. This post is part of an interactive Insider series profiling Billionaires Row. Exactly halfway along The Bishops Avenue lies a fairly unremarkable red brick house, one which cost financier Iouri Chliaifchtein £3 million ($4 million) in the late 1990s. Multi-millionaire Chliaifchtein, director of private wealth management company Telora Ltd, also owned an £18 million apartment in the central Belgravia district, and was well-known in the 2000s as one of London's most successful asset managers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.See Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: The cavernous mansion once owned by the Saudi royal family, left to rot, and now home to squatters and dead miceInside London's Billionaires Row: Heath Hall, the mansion-for-hire that Justin Bieber rented for $140,000 a monthInside London's Billionaires Row: A steel tycoon's 'Summer Palace' with 12 bathrooms and a basement pool
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: The Greek fashion tycoon's home that became a Reddit-famous murder scene on New Year's Day 1985
ITN A mile-long road in London has been the city's "Billionaires Row" since World War II: a destination for luxury, scandal, murder, and secrecy. 66 The Bishops Avenue in 1985 became the scene of one of London's most famous unsolved murders. Fashion tycoon Aristos Constantinou was shot with six bullets — four to the body, two to the head — in the family chapel.  The case has become one of the most popular topics on Reddit's r/UnsolvedMysteries thread. This post is part of an interactive series by Insider profiling Billionaires Row. Heath Lodge lies at the southern tip of The Bishops Avenue. It is the last of 66 mansions on a street famed for excess and decay, where many homes lies empty and dilapidated, yet still accruing value in London's burgeoning property market.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: This garish mansion has hosted Mikhail Gorbachev and Simon Cowell and was once Britain's most expensive homeInside London's Billionaires Row: Salman Rushdie's one-time fortified safe house at 9 The Bishops AvenueInside London's Billionaires Row: The grand home of Britain's first porn baron, who quit school at 15, built a media empire, then sold it
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: Salman Rushdie's one-time fortified safe house at 9 The Bishops Avenue
INSIDER/Bill Bostock London's most notorious pocket of luxury real estate is a mile-long road of mansions known as "Billionaires Row." It has a reputation for money, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  At 9 The Bishops Avenue, author Salman Rushdie lived in secret for a decade, after Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a call for him to be killed. Rushdie, under the protection of the UK government, lived in the mansion at the UK taxpayer's expense for eight years. Insider spoke to the architect who built the fortress for Rushdie, about reinforcing the home with bullet-proof glass, enhanced outer walls, and accommodation for six live-in police officers. This post is part of an interactive Insider series profiling Billionaires Row. On Valentine's Day 1989 Iranian cleric Ayatollah Khomeini told the world he had issued the death penalty for Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses." Khomeini said the book was "against Islam, the Prophet, and the Koran," and that the price of the offense was Rushdie's life. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.See Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: This garish mansion has hosted Mikhail Gorbachev and Simon Cowell and was once Britain's most expensive homeInside London's Billionaires Row: The grand home of Britain's first porn baron, who quit school at 15, built a media empire, then sold itThe New Zealand man accused of murdering backpacker Grace Millane after a Tinder date said he arranged another date while she lay dead next to him
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: The grand home of Britain's first porn baron, who quit school at 15, built a media empire, then sold it
Getty A mile-long road in London has been the city's "Billionaires Row" since World War II: a destination for luxury, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  The newspaper baron Richard Desmond has lived on The Bishops Avenue since 2004, one of very few residents to own a home under his own name. This post is part of an interactive Insider series profiling Billionaires Row. In 1966, Richard Desmond quit school in north London at the age of 15 to become a drummer. In May 2019, the now-67-year-old has a mansion on The Bishops Avenue — London's Billionaires Row — and commands a personal fortune estimated around $1 billion. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: This garish mansion has hosted Mikhail Gorbachev and Simon Cowell and was once Britain's most expensive homeInside London's Billionaires Row: Salman Rushdie's one-time fortified safe house at 9 The Bishops AvenueThe New Zealand man accused of murdering backpacker Grace Millane after a Tinder date said he arranged another date while she lay dead next to him
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: A steel tycoon's 'Summer Palace' with 12 bathrooms and a basement pool
INSIDER/Bill Bostock A mile-long road in London has been the city's Billionaires Row since World War II: the capital's destination for luxury, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal scooped up the Summer Palace in 1996 with cash from his 38% share in ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steelmaker, of which he is also CEO. The Summer Palace has 12 bathrooms, six reception rooms, and a basement with a swimming pool,  jacuzzi and steam room, accessed by a glass elevator. This post is part of an interactive series by Insider profiling Billionaires Row. Lakshmi Mittal was named as the UK's fifth-richest man in 2018, with a net worth of nearly £16 billion ($20.5 billion) accrued from his role as CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steelmaker.  And one of the ways he put his wealth to use was acquiring a 25,000 sq-ft, 11-bedroom mansion on The Bishops Avenue — London's Billionaires Row.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: The cavernous mansion once owned by the Saudi royal family, left to rot, and now home to squatters and dead miceInside London's Billionaires Row: Heath Hall, the mansion-for-hire that Justin Bieber rented for $140,000 a monthBill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. Here's how he spends his $110 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: Heath Hall, the mansion-for-hire that Justin Bieber rented for $140,000 a month
Courtesy of The Ability Group A mile-long road in London has been the city's "Billionaire's Row" since the World War II: a destination for luxury, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  Insider has profiled key residents of The Bishops Avenue in a series of articles after revealing that the vast majority of mansions on the street are owned by shell corporations. In 2016 Justin Bieber was on his iconic "Purpose" tour. His base for the UK dates was Heath Hall, a £25 million ($32 million,) 27,000 sq-ft mansion on The Bishops Avenue. This post is part of an interactive series by Insider profiling Billionaires Row. On October 12, 2016, schoolkids at Highgate School, a distinguished private school with playing fields at the end of The Bishops Avenue, were midway through soccer training when two figures strode across the grass. The larger was one of the world's most successful talent managers, Scooter Braun, the other was Justin Bieber. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: The cavernous mansion once owned by the Saudi royal family, left to rot, and now home to squatters and dead miceInside London's Billionaires Row: A steel tycoon's 'Summer Palace' with 12 bathrooms and a basement poolHere's what it was like on board Qantas' first nonstop, 19-hour flight from London to Sydney
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Crunch talks lead to Emirates order for 30 Boeing Dreamliners
Emirates unveiled an $8.8 billion order for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners after intense last-minute talks at the Dubai Airshow on Wednesday, paving the way for a reduction in orders for the delayed 777X airliner.
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: The cavernous mansion once owned by the Saudi royal family, left to rot, and now home to squatters and dead mice
Graham Robertson London's most notorious pocket of luxury real estate is a mile-long road of mansions known as "Billionaires Row." It has a reputation for money, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  The Towers is the largest mansion ont he road, and is now rotten, overgrown, and falling apart. It was once owned by actress Gracie Fields. Saudi royals bought it in 1989, but never seem to have showed up. It has stood derelict for years. This post is part of an interactive Insider series profiling Billionaires Row. The largest, most secretive, and most imposing property on The Bishops Avenue — known better as London's Billionaires Row — is The Towers. Even though it is falling apart. The mansion was one of 10 homes on the road bought by the Saudi royal family in 1989, against a tense geopolitical backdrop that would result in Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the first Gulf War.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: Heath Hall, the mansion-for-hire that Justin Bieber rented for $140,000 a monthInside London's Billionaires Row: A steel tycoon's 'Summer Palace' with 12 bathrooms and a basement poolHere's what it was like on board Qantas' first nonstop, 19-hour flight from London to Sydney
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Swedbank pledges prompt release of money laundering probe
Swedbank pledged on Wednesday to conclude an internal probe into alleged money laundering at the Swedish lender by early next year, and said it was unaware of any breaches of U.S. sanctions after a broadcaster alleged such a lapse.
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Unions up ante at South African Airways as finances approach crunch
Unions are escalating a crippling strike at South African Airways (SAA) after talks broke down, leaving the state-run carrier at risk of liquidation without a government guarantee to secure bank funding, a board member said.
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Flare-up of Sino-U.S. tensions over Hong Kong knocks world shares off 22-month high
World stocks were knocked off 22-month highs on Wednesday as a renewed flare-up in Sino-U.S. tensions and the creeping return of U.S. recession fears fueled a bid for bonds and other "safe" assets such as gold.
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Voters voice doubts over impeachment hearings: 'This is just useless politics'
Many voters in Georgia doubt anything will change when the impeachment hearings conclude.
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Report: Man City to Offer Raheem Sterling New Contract Amid Real Madrid Rumours
Manchester City are reportedly ready to reward Raheem Sterling's outstanding recent form with a new contract...
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Love by Hanne Ørstavik review – a chilling study of emotional distance
This is an eerie, devastating little book about a mother and son in the far north of NorwayIn this perfectly poised Norwegian novella, Vibeke and her young son Jon have recently moved to the far north of Norway. The book follows them through one long evening and into the dead of night, as the cold and dark press in. The first thing we learn about Vibeke is that she uses books to escape reality: “She wishes she could read all the time, sitting in bed with the duvet pulled up.” She drifts through the hours, thinking about her new job, cooking dinner, heading out to the library. Dreams of new clothes and the possibility of romance sustain her as she ekes out life’s small excitements. “Normally she keeps the library until Saturday, and today’s only Wednesday.”Jon, meanwhile, has his own projects – biscuits to snaffle, raffle tickets to sell for the sports club – and his own daydreams, mostly about trains and train sets. Tomorrow he will be nine, and he decides to get out of the house for as long as possible to give Vibeke the opportunity to bake him a cake. Vibeke has entirely forgotten Jon’s birthday. Continue reading...
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The climate science is clear: it's now or never to avert catastrophe | Bill McKibben
Disastrous global heating will soon become irrevocable – but despite politicians’ inaction millions are taking to the streets to fight the planet’s feverHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Make a contributionThe one thing never to forget about global warming is that it’s a timed test.It’s ignoble and dangerous to delay progress on any important issue, of course – if, in 2020, America continues to ignore the healthcare needs of many of its citizens, those people will sicken, die, go bankrupt. The damage will be very real. But that damage won’t make it harder, come 2021 or 2025 or 2030, to do the right thing about healthcare. Continue reading...
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Dozens of Facebook lobbyists tied to members of Congress, investigation shows
Lobbyists worked for 29 current members of Congress, including Democratic party leaders, helping promote company’s interestsAs tech giant Facebook grapples with congressional hearings over its policy allowing politicians to sponsor untruthful ads and its role in proliferating hate speech, dozens of its lobbyists have connections to members of Congress, likely giving them special access that helps them promote the company’s interests. Continue reading...
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'Pretty cool' - LeBron James sets NBA triple-double record
LeBron James becomes the first player in NBA history to score a triple-double against every team in the league after helping the LA Galaxy beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107.
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Tottenham Hotspur Taps Mourinho as New Manager
Spurs had fired Mauricio Pochettino as manager a day before after five years.
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U.S. FAA head says will be tougher on the certification of the Boeing 777x
The head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the FAA will be tougher on the certification of the Boeing 777x, speaking at the Dubai Airshow on Wednesday.
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Bolivia crisis: Death toll rises as security forces overwhelm protesters near La Paz
Three people were killed Tuesday when Bolivian security services attempted to clear a path for gas tanks to leave the Senkata gas plant near La Paz.
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UPDATE 2-Twitter says Conservatives misled public, minister says voters "don't give a toss"
Twitter accused Britain's ruling Conservative Party on Wednesday of misleading the public during a televised election debate, but Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said voters did not care about the cut and thrust of social media.
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Paula Radcliffe to coach Jordan Hasay, ex-Nike Oregon Project athlete
Britain's former marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe is to coach US runner Jordan Hasay, who has left the disbanded Nike Oregon Project.
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This hotel room costs $1 a night. The catch? You have to livestream your stay
When 27-year-old Tetsuya Inoue began running Asahi Ryokan -- the Fukuoka, Japan hotel owned by his grandmother last year -- he wondered how he could improve business in the new economy.
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Refer a friend: can an app tackle the social care recruitment crisis?
Referral app rewards staff who encourage friends and family to apply for vacant rolesFrom Penzance to Perth, a dire shortage of staff has deepened a crisis in adult social care already struggling to cope with a decade of cuts to budgets, rising demand for services and continued absence of sorely-needed reform.Latest figures show that almost 1.5 million people work in the care sector in England alone. Yet many of the workforce feel undervalued, resulting in annual turnover exceeding 30% and 122,000 vacancies. The impact is seen in long waits for homecare packages, delayed hospital discharges and care home closures. Continue reading...
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Football rumours: where next for Mauricio Pochettino?
Former Spurs manager will not be kicking his heels for longA world of infinite possibility has suddenly opened up for Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino. The former Spurs boss – and yes it does feel strange suddenly saying that – is unlikely to be kicking his heels for long. Bayern Munich currently have an interim manager in the shape of Hans-Dieter Flick, while Zinedine Zidane and Ole Gunnar Solksjær’s coats hang on a shoogly peg at Real Madrid and Manchester United respectively. Ears will be pricking up all over the shop. There’s also been talk of Arsenal and Barcelona, but, again respectively, come off it and come on. Related: Spurs’ sacking of Mauricio Pochettino is brutal but oddly inevitable | Barney Ronay Continue reading...
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PG&E Begins Mass Power Shutoffs in California Over Fire Danger
Cuts are planned for 18 Northern and central California counties
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Ex-Worker at U.K. Consulate in Hong Kong Says China Tortured Him
Simon Cheng spoke out publicly for the first time since he was detained in early August at the end of a business trip from Hong Kong to mainland China.
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Jury Awards $58 Million to Families in Lawsuit Against Body Donation Facility Accused of Fraud
The now-closed Biological Resource Center of Arizona claimed donated bodies would be used for medical research
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11 killed in Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria
The Israeli military said it hit multiple targets belonging to Iran’s elite Quds force in Syria.
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Former UK consulate employee says Chinese secret police tortured him
A former employee of Britain’s Hong Kong consulate said Chinese secret police beat him, deprived him of sleep and chained him as they pressed him for information about activists leading the pro-democracy protests, the BBC and Wall Street Journal reported.
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Labour’s vision has a commonsense jewel at its heart: universal services | Frances Ryan
In a country where poor people are doing DIY dentistry, the idea has a human as well as financial valueWhen Labour releases its manifesto on Thursday, all eyes will be on the policies, from high-speed broadband, scrapping prescription charges and ending tuition fees to free dental check-ups. What’s really interesting, though, isn’t the policies themselves but the principle that binds them: universal services.Be it healthcare or access to the internet, the message that comes with these measures is one of collective politics – the notion that the state has a duty to provide top-rate services for all, and that a society is better when it pools resources to ensure no one misses out. Continue reading...
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Twitter accuses Tories of misleading public in 'factcheck' row
Conservatives under fire after rebranding account as factchecking service during leaders’ debateLatest election news - live updatesTwitter has accused the Conservatives of misleading the public after they rebranded one of their official party accounts to make it look like a factchecking service during the ITV leaders’ debate.The party was widely criticised on Tuesday night when it temporarily changed the name of its Conservative Campaign Headquarters press office Twitter account, which is followed by nearly 76,000 users, to factcheckUK from its usual CCHQPress. Continue reading...
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Strike certificate issued at South Africa's Comair: union
A strike certificate has been issued at South African airline Comair as part of a secondary strike against South African Airways, a spokeswoman for the National Union of Metalworkers South Africa said on Wednesday.
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