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Ukraine president's party leads in parliament election: exit poll

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party led Ukraine's snap parliamentary election on Sunday with 43.9% of votes, an exit poll showed.
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Compete in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2019
Lasst die Spiele beginnen, startup founders — let the games begin! In case you haven’t heard, the application window for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2019 is wide open and waiting for you. Don’t miss the chance to launch your early-stage startup on an international stage in front of some of tech’s most influential […]
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Victor Davis Hanson: What could sink Trump’s chances in 2020?
President Trump’s economy is still booming. But his opponents here and abroad are counting on a recession to derail him.
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'All the forces': China's global social media push over Hong Kong protests
Wang Ying has for the last four years identified herself as a diehard fan of Chinese boy band star Lay Zhang. Recently, the 17-year-old also started describing herself as a patriot who supports China's stance on Hong Kong.
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J.D. Davis explains why he’ll be keeping ripped Mets jersey
Early in spring training, there was some thought J.D. Davis could begin the year at Triple-A Syracuse. Now, it’s hard to envision the Mets without him. The converted outfielder was finally given a chance by the Mets after five years in the Astros’ minor league system, and he’s continuing to make the most of it....
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Could fake meat burgers make cows obsolete?
The average American eats nearly 60 pounds of beef (27 kg) a year -- roughly equal to a couple of hundred burgers.
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A taste of autumn arrives for the Northeast
One more day of heat and storms for the Northeast before a cold front brings a taste of autumn to the region and our next tropical system could form by this weekend.
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Taylor Swift moving to regain control of her catalog
Superstar tells "CBS Sunday Morning" says she'll re-record the masters of her earlier songs to offset the impact of the sale of her original music label
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Oklahoma man who installed secret cameras in ‘staggering’ number of homes gets life sentence
A man who pleaded guilty to installing secret cameras in a “staggering” number of homes in Oklahoma County while working for a security company over the last five years was given a life sentence Wednesday, according to a report.
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Indonesia sends 1,000 police to quell protests
Protests in Indonesia were sparked by allegations of police brutality after a group of Papuan students were accused of throwing the country's flag into a ditch.
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Eurozone recession fears ease as French companies pick up pace - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including a new healthcheck on the eurozoneFrench private sector growth has picked upFlash PMI rises to 52.7 from 51.9, showing faster growth 8.35am BST Eliot Kerr, economist at IHS Markit, says France appears to be outperforming some of its eurozone neighbours.“French private sector businesses posted another solid increase in output during August. Service sector expansion continued to surpass manufacturing growth, reflecting the broader trend seen across the eurozone in recent months. However, in contrast to its peers, economic growth in France has remained solid and the latest set of PMI figures only add weight to the argument that this outperformance is likely to continue in the third quarter.” 8.28am BST Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. Related: Trump raises pressure on Federal Reserve to cut interest rates Here's what you need to know from the Fed Minutes yesterday. The dissenting voices. This is literally what I've been saying over the past couple of months - the data doesn't point to a cut.George and Rosengren pic.twitter.com/JhNRQ3xYdZ Continue reading...
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Angel Has Fallen: is Gerard Butler Hollywood's weirdest action hero?
Inane, profane and wholly humourless, the Fallen trilogy would be beyond redemption were it not for the thirsty work of its starThe many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics states that every possible outcome to every decision ever made will each happen, and each outcome exists in its own parallel universe. I am telling you this because Angel Has Fallen – the third of Gerard Butler’s Has Fallen series, is released this week – and I’m taking it as proof that we all live in the wrong universe.Cast your mind back to 2013. As with The Prestige and The Illusionist in 2006, or Armageddon and Deep Impact in 1998, two films with the same premise were released in quick succession. In both, terrorists storm the White House. But only one of them was any good. That film was White House Down, in which Channing Tatum, in his first charismatic rush of true moviestardom, swaggered and winked his way through an insurmountable wall of danger. It was far too stupid to win any awards but, as encapsulated in the scene where Tatum admonishes the president for bonking him on the head with a rocket launcher, its stupidness was self-aware. Continue reading...
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares slip, long for clarity on Fed policy
Asian shares drifted off on Thursday as uncertainty over the outlook for both U.S. interest rates and the chance of global fiscal stimulus sucked the life out of markets.
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Cuadrilla halts fracking after biggest tremor yet at Lancashire site
‘Microseismic event’ measuring 1.55ML on Richter scale stops Preston New Road operationsCuadrilla was forced to halt fracking at its shale gas site near Blackpool in Lancashire on Wednesday night after triggering the largest tremor recorded at the location.The tremor closed down operations at the Preston New Road site shortly after it was detected at 8.46pm. Continue reading...
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China says it hopes U.S. stops wrong tariff action, vows to retaliate
China hopes the United States will stop its wrong tariff action, the commerce ministry said on Thursday, adding that any new tariffs would lead to escalation, despite delays in implementing the levies.
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Cardinals sign veteran WR Michael Crabtree to 1-year deal
The Arizona Cardinals have another potential big-play threat to their new-look offense. The team announced on Wednesday night it had signed veteran receiver Michael Crabtree to a one-year contract, adding to an offense that already includes rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, running back David Johnson and receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. Terms of the deal...
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Football transfer rumours: Havertz and Sancho to Manchester United?
Today’s tittle-tattle is cool and crispManchester United cannot take a hint. Jadon Sancho might have agreed a new £190,000 contract with Borussia Dortmund, but that will not stop United from making a £100m bid for the England winger in January. Dortmund will consider selling on one condition: Ole Gunnar Solskjær has to tell Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford that Fred takes all the penalties from now on.United do not plan to stop at Sancho as they hunt for attacking reinforcements. They are also in for Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, though they face competition for the £90m forward from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City. Someone’s PR team have been busy! Continue reading...
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‘Stranger’ tourists, Phish and the plague, kinkajou attack: News from around our 50 states
Tattoos on Larry Bird mural cause commotion in Indiana, Burning Man organizers plan ‘Learning Man’ conference in Nevada, and more       
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Cryptojacking malware found in 11 RubyGem language repositories
Malware designed to surreptitiously infect victims’ computer systems and mine cryptocurrency on behalf of hackers has been found in 11 code libraries on programming language manager RubyGems. Hackers exploited RubyGems – a package manager for the Ruby programming language that devs use to upload and distribute new versions of software – by downloading Ruby libraries, adding the malicious code, and re-uploading them under new names Decrypt reports. Thousands have been exposed to the malicious code, although the exact number remains unclear. It’s also not statedt if hackers have been able to commandeer and cryptocurrency through this specific exploit. GitHub user… This story continues at The Next Web
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Share your reaction and experiences to GCSE results day 2019
Share photos, videos and stories with us as pupils across the country get their GCSE resultsAs we reach the third results day since the new, tougher GCSE exams were introduced, we would like to hear your experiences. Related: GCSE results day 2019: live news Continue reading...
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Mesut Ozil Offers Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson Advice: 'Believe in Yourself'
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has offered advice to team-mates Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson following their recent breakthrough into the club's first team, saying it's vital they have faith in their ability...
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Lawrence Jones: Many Dems view Biden as best hope vs. Trump, so plan to 'settle for Sleepy Joe'
Many Democratic voters in Iowa and across the country are supporting former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 run for the presidency because they see him as the best candidate to defeat President Trump, according to Lawrence Jones.
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Swiss telco Sunrise fights to save $6.4 billion Liberty deal
Swiss telecoms firm Sunrise Communications on Thursday stepped up efforts to rescue its takeover of Liberty Global's Swiss unit amid criticism from its top shareholder, saying it had found new synergies and could cut a planned rights issue to fund the deal.
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J.A. Happ not leaving the Yankees with many options
“I haven’t seen anything like this since the Anita Bryant concert.” — Dr. Rumack, “Airplane!” OAKLAND, Calif. — What to do now with J.A. Happ, in the wake of his latest poor effort? The brutal truth for these Yankees, who still possess the American League’s best record despite a three-game losing streak, is that it...
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Denmark's Novo Nordisk files lawsuit against Mylan over patent
Novo Nordisk said on Thursday it has filed litigation in a Delaware district court against Mylan aimed at blocking its attempt to market a generic version of the Danish insulin maker's drug Victoza.
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Miracle needed to solve Irish border problem: Luxembourg foreign minister
A miracle would need to happen for the European Union and Britain to find a solution to the Irish border problem to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said in remarks published on Thursday.
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British PM Johnson faces tough Brexit lunch with Macron
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the divorce deal.
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Singapore forgoes Tesla's electric 'lifestyle' for buses
Singapore is in no rush to adopt a certain brand of electric car. In an interview with Bloomberg published today, a government minister offered a rebuttal to Tesla founder Elon Musk's criticism that the city-state is "unwelcome" to electric cars. Inv...
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How do I take better photos? | Ask Jack
Lyndsay wants people to post better pictures on Facebook. Here’s how to get the shot right on your phone or cameraSo many people post pictures on Facebook with very advanced cameras, eg from iPhones. Alas, many do not crop their photos, the horizon is not horizontal, there are dark shadows … Some people do not even know the camera can face outwards: I notice so many selfies! I think a gentle article from Jack Schofield on how not to disappoint your friends with holiday pics would be wonderful. Lyndsay (via Facebook)There are some terrible photos on Facebook, but I think the average level is very high. Back in the dark ages BC (before computers), I edited several photographic magazines and a partwork, You and Your Camera. Then, the quality of the average enprint, as enlarged prints were called, was extremely low, and you couldn’t edit pictures unless you printed them yourself. Photos taken with small-frame film formats – like the 110 cartridges used by Kodak’s Pocket Instamatic cameras, introduced in 1972 – could be dire. Continue reading...
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'It was like a red-hot poker': why the extreme pain of vulvodynia is going untreated
For 16% of women, using a tampon or even sitting down can be agony – and sex is impossible. Why do so few doctors know how to diagnose and treat it?The first time I tried to have sex I was 16. I knew it might hurt and that perhaps I would bleed. I was OK with that: it was part of the mythology. I imagined that, afterwards, I would stare at myself in the bathroom mirror, like the heroine in my own coming-of-age drama.As it turned out, I had to stop the sex before it properly began. An excruciating pain at the opening of my vagina shocked me into total stillness – it felt like burning and ripping at once. I was so consumed with shame that I couldn’t have looked at my reflection if I had tried. Continue reading...
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Telling Lies review – endless possibilities in brilliant detective story
PC; Mac; iOSWhile untangling a web of lies players are tantalisingly close to the characters in this believable world created by Sam BarlowSuspense, plot and character have long been considered the foundations of a good thriller – but really, the sign of a mystery done well is a sound. It’s the “hwwwwahhh!” of air whooshing past your lips and down into your lungs after a pivotal reveal. It’s a noise certain to be heard during the hours spent untangling the secret at the heart of Telling Lies.Sam Barlow’s critically acclaimed Her Story (2015) introduced us to the concept of the interactive search engine thriller. In that game, you play an unnamed character who, for reasons unknown, is sitting at a computer trawling through hours of stolen police station video footage showing a suspect being interviewed. Your main investigation tool is a search bar where you type in keywords such as “love” to pull up tagged clips. One of those clips might include another clue, such as a name, which in turn can be searched to pull you further down the rabbit hole. By making notes and playing detective, it’s your job to decide what the truth is. Continue reading...
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Work until 75? Many people won’t even live that long | Frances Ryan
Iain Duncan Smith’s plan to push the pensions burden from the state on to the individual ignores class differences in life expectancyAn influential conservative thinktank – fronted by the former work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith – has proposed the state pension age should rise to 75 over the next 16 years. If the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) had its way, the retirement age would go up to 70 just nine years from now, as the change is phased in.It’s important to stress that it’s not yet government policy, but given the CSJ’s influence, it’s not unreasonable to imagine a future with dramatically delayed retirement. It’s a demographic reality that the state is having to meet higher pension costs: the pensions bill rose from £17bn in 1989 to £92bn today, and will cost £20bn more by 2023 as the population ages. The government already plans to increase the pension age to 67 in 2028 and then 68 by 2046, leaving us working well into our twilight years. At the same time, nearly 4 million women have already been forced to wait up to an extra six years to get their pensions after changes to bring women’s retirement age into line with men’s. Continue reading...
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Analysis: Cracks are appearing in the Mideast's most important alliance. That's bad news for Trump
The partnership of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is the closest anywhere in the Middle East. It goes back decades, fashioned by antipathy towards Iran and support for Sunni causes across the Muslim world.
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Where Mets’ Jeff McNeil stands regarding hamstring injury
Jeff McNeil (hamstring) had another active day Wednesday, taking batting practice with the first group of hitters, fielding ground balls at second base and shagging fly balls in center field. “It feels good,” McNeil said as he left the field to get further treatment on his hamstring. The All-Star hitting machine is eligible to come...
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On the Ice With a Figure Skating Prodigy
Young You started skating when she was 6 years old. She still remembers her first time on the ice. Simply standing was difficult. Today, the 15-year-old is a three-time South Korean national figure skating champion. Her ultimate dream is to win gold at the Olympics. And she’s putting in the hard work it will take to get there. This Great Big Story was made possible byLEGO.
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A Business Built on Disinformation: Highlights From Our Investigation
Driven by Facebook, The Western Journal has had one of the biggest audiences in the news media, but little is known about the publication. Here’s what we found out.
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WHO Study Finds No Evidence Of Health Concerns From Microplastics In Drinking Water
The World Health Organization says that the tiny particles of plastic found everywhere in the environment do not appear to pose any significant risk to human health.
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Oil prices fall on economic worries after U.S. fuel stocks climb
Oil prices dipped on Thursday, paring earlier gains, weighed down by worries about the global economy and bigger-than-expected builds in oil product inventories in the United States, the world's biggest oil consumer.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: US athletes warned they will face 'consequences' over protests
American athletes are warned by Team USA chiefs they will face "consequences" if they stage political protests at next year's Olympic Games.
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Pentagon 'very carefully' watching China, it's 'No. 1 priority,' Defense Secretary Mark Esper tells Fox News
China is the Pentagon's “number one priority,” and the United States is watching Beijing "very carefully" in order to safeguard America.
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Researcher discloses second Steam zero-day exploit after being shut out of bug bounty program
A second zero-day vulnerability has been publicly disclosed in the Steam gaming client by security researcher Vasily Kravets after he said he was banned from its bug-bounty program. The revelations come two weeks after another zero-day previously disclosed by Kravets and researcher Matt Nelson was disputed by Valve, Steam’s parent company. The flaw (CVE-2019-14743), which affects Windows versions of the client, concerns a privilege escalation (aka elevation of privilege or local privilege escalation) bug that makes it possible for other apps, and potentially malware, on a user’s computer to run code with system privileges. As a result, a threat actor could… This story continues at The Next Web
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Apple might finally bundle a fast charger with the iPhone 11
Apple launched fast charging support for iPhones in 2017, starting with the iPhone 8. But until now, the company has only been including chargers capable of a measly 5W power delivery with its iPhones. If ChargeLAB – a website focused on charging peripherals – has it right, the iPhone 11 will be shipped with a USB-C charger. That hints at the possibility of higher charging capacity.
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Drugged up man busted after trying to use gauze, Band-Aids to fix flat tires: cops
It’s gonna take more than a Band-Aid to patch up this mess. A man under the influence of drugs in California tried to use gauze and Band-Aids to patch up his car’s two flat driver’s side tires, authorities said. Police discovered the crudely attempted fix when they were dispatched to Felipe Road and Barbadanes in...
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Control’s latest trailer showcases extraordinary powers and eerie environs
Finnish game developer Remedy Entertainment, which made a name for itself with blockbusters Max Payne and Alan Wake, is a week away from releasing its latest title, Control. The third-person mystery-action-adventure game has a new trailer that blends cinematic elements and gameplay, and it looks bloody fantastic. You can watch it by hitting the play button above. Control sees you take on the role of Jesse Faden, who is named the ‘Director’ of a secretive government agency after it’s been overwhelmed by a supernatural threat. Your job is to unravel the mysteries that have taken over, using special abilities and… This story continues at The Next Web
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The Government of No One by Ruth Kinna review – the rise of anarchism
From terrorists to Groucho-Marxists ... the story of one of the most daring political currents of the ageThe first suicide bomber in English literature is a crazed anarchist professor in Joseph Conrad’s novel The Secret Agent who stalks around London wired up with explosives. Entranced by a vision of pure nothingness, he has only to squeeze a rubber ball in his pocket to annihilate the present and clear a space for a utopian future. His political comrades are a bunch of sinister continental freaks who succeed in blowing up a young boy with learning difficulties.Anarchism, in short, has something of an image problem. Even Ruth Kinna, in this sympathetic, impressively well-informed history of the movement, has to admit that it has had its fair share of bombers and assassins. Yet she also illustrates its extraordinary creativity. Born in the 19th century, a brainchild of the Unholy Trinity of French libertarian socialist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and Russian revolutionaries Mikhail Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin, anarchism rejected what it saw as Karl Marx’s narrow economic and proletarian viewpoint. Nevertheless, the two creeds have a lot in common. Both believe in class struggle, the abolition of private property and the overthrow of the state. Both see the role of the state as defending private property, a view that you can also find in Cicero. Marx thinks that the state will eventually wither away, while anarchists believe in helping it on its way as soon as they can. Continue reading...
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A new mural of NBA icon with tattoos irks player
A new mural of Larry Bird painted in Indiana has drawn scorn from Bird himself.
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Arrest made in drive-by shooting deaths of UC Irvine scholar and friend, both 24
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in the drive-by shooting deaths of a University of California, Irvine, astrophysics scholar and his friend in Los Angeles last week, authorities announced Wednesday, according to reports. 
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Giants’ Daniel Jones ready to take his show on the road
CINCINNATI — There are plenty of new experiences for any rookie going through the preseason for the first time. For Daniel Jones, a charter flight on the team plane for his first NFL game outside the friendly confines of MetLife Stadium is the latest. “Yeah, I think it’ll be fun to get on the road,’’...
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Spacewalking NASA astronauts add parking spot to space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan successfully installed a docking port delivered by SpaceX last month. It will be used by SpaceX and Boeing once they start launching astronauts to the orbiting lab late this year or...
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