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Samsung starts pre-orders for Galaxy S8

But so far it seems that Galaxy S8 could have been an even better - and it is no doubt a very fine phone - if it had a more exciting camera in it. In fact, many observers have noted that the increased price-tag expected for the "iPhone 8" appears to be aimed in part at controlling market demand to reduce potential supply issues.

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UK's Prince Charles visits quake-hit town in central Italy

Wearing a hard hat, he entered the abandoned "red zone" in the city centre, where collapsed houses lie next to the ruins of a 13th century Civic Tower, and walked alone in silent contemplation. The heir to the throne and the Duchess of Cornwall will meet Pope Francis and enjoy a tour of the Vatican the following day. Charles will travel to north-east Italy to mark the centenary of the deployment of British forces to the Austrian front in 1917, and pay his respects to those from all countries ...

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United Airlines Turns Girls Away for Inappropriate Attire, AKA Leggings

Yes, the airline did require the girls change if they wanted to take the flight, but these two weren't your standard paying passengers. The incident has sparked a social media storm after another passenger at Denver International Airport, Shannon Watts , tweeted about what happened.

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Android 7.1.2 Nougat Now Rolling Out To Pixel C, Nexus Player

The release of Android 7.1.2 Nougat to the Pixel C and Nexus Player comes right before the rumored April 3 release date of what could be the last Android Nougat update. Do note that this update is now only accessible to Pixel and Nexus devices, particularly the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Huawei Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X, and the Asus Nexus Player devices.

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Number of Syrian refugees tops five million says UN

Smaller numbers have been resettled officially in Europe , Canada and the United States , though U.S. president Donald Trump's administration has sought to temporarily halt all Syrian refugee entries. With the signing of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants in September 2016, UN Member States committed to increase their efforts to find new homes for all refugees identified by UNHCR as needing protection and solutions in third countries.

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Google, YouTube Face Advertiser Boycott

Verizon has also suspended some of its Google advertising. Google's ad content is shown in a variety of settings and media types, including videos, audios, and a ton of websites on the internet. Google announced today new controls to allow advertisers to define where they want their ads to show and where they want their ads not to show. "We know that this is unacceptable to the agencies and advertisers who put their trust in us".

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Stars blast United Airlines over leggings ban

United Airlines has released a statement confirming that its passengers may wear leggings in-flight, following an incident where two girls were barred from boarding one of its flights. "I have flown united before with literally no trousers on", Chrissy Teigen also wrote . "This behavior is sexist and sexualises young girls", Watts said on Twitter.

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USA crude stockpiles at record high as imports surge

Oil prices slipped on Monday despite news that OPEC was supportive of extending a six-month deal to cut output as investors continue to grapple with worries about growing USA oil output and high inventories. A day later, though, data showed the USA rig count growing for a ninth week and a Libya official said Sunday that the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf ports are preparing to restart oil exports.

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Oxford win the 163rd varsity boat race

The men's race was tightly fought, with a stronger start from Oxford giving the men's crew a slight lead, which was eventually built to one and a half lengths by the end of the course. Cambridge's attempts to recover eventually cost them shortly after Mile Post, when they fought for the favoured narrow water approaching Hammersmith Bridge and the two boats' blades nearly collided.

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Crude oil futures jump to Rs. 3238 per barrel

Prices for front-month Brent crude futures LCOc1 , the global benchmark for oil, were at $52.53 per barrel at 0445 GMT, up 11 cents from their last close. Crude inventories rose 867,000 barrels (bbl) in the week ending March 24, compared with analysts' expectations for an increase of 1.4 MMbbl. Kuwait and other countries support prolonging production cuts that are scheduled to expire in June, the Persian Gulf emirate's Oil Minister Issam Almarzooq told state-run news agency KUNA.

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MP backs nuclear scheme as Toshiba eyes sale of its share

It could also embroil the US and Japanese governments, given the scale of the collapse and the $8.3 billion in USA government loan guarantees that were provided to help finance the reactors. Other sources have said the Japanese government is likely to block sale to Foxconn due to its deep ties with China. Toshiba said through a prepared statement it was guaranteeing as much as $200 million of Westinghouse's financing and added that the unit would be taken out of its consolidated books at ...

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US Authorizes Construction of Pipeline Keystone XL

President Donald Trump announced he had approved the "long overdue project". "It's going to be an incredible pipeline", the president added. The greatest technology known to man. The Nebraska Public Service Commission must also sign off on the plans for building there. Both Keystone XL, created to carry 830,000 barrels of oil a day, and Dakota Access, with a capacity of 470,000 barrels, have been flashpoints for fossil fuel opponents who argue they'll damage the environment, exacerbate ...

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Oil caps biggest weekly gain in 2017 as Opec eyes deal extension

May Brent oil LCOK7, -0.49% on London's ICE Futures exchange shed 26 cents, or 0.5%, to $52.87. Russia has already cut oil production under a deal with OPEC by 200,000 barrels a day, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told CNBC on Thursday, according to TASS.

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Trump signs orders to review trade laws, severely punish foreign 'cheaters'

Among those in attendance were Vice President Mike Pence, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Peter Navarro, the director of the White House National Trade Council, and Steve Bannon, the president's chief strategist. Trump has aired these longstanding grievances as he prepares to host China's President Xi Jinping at his Florida resort on April 6th and 7th. Despite the US President's remarks , the Chinese authorities are striving to highlight the advantages of the relationship between the two ...

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Donnelly supports Gorsuch for U.S

Donnelly, a Democrat, announced his decision on Sunday, calling Gorsuch "a qualified jurist who will base his decisions on his understanding of the law and is well-respected among his peers". Sen. Joe Donnelly of IN said he would vote IN favor of Judge Gorsuch's confirmation while Sen. McConnell declined to say if he had sufficient support among his fellow Republicans to change the Senate's rules.

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Defense OK despite Brexit — EU foreign chief

A letter from Prime Minister Theresa May was sent to EU leaders, formally asking the union to implement the start of exit talks and ending a relationship that had lasted for 44 years. Johnson, speaking in Brussels upon arriving for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting, said he has had good feedback from European Union partners since Britain formally announced Wednesday that it would be leaving the European Union, despite worries on both sides of the Channel about Brexit.

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Pre-Order the Samsung Galaxy S8, Get a Free Gear VR

According to The Verge , the Galaxy S8 will be able to capture eight-megapixel photos with an f/1.7 lens with auto-focus capabilities, have fast face scanning recognition, the ability to give its owners a "desktop experience", called DeX.

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NY Fed's Dudley Says More Rate Hikes Are 'Reasonable'

The government delayed the issuing of tax refunds this year as part of efforts to combat fraud. Economists polled by MarketWatch has forecast 0.2% gain in spending. The US Federal Reserve's policy target for inflation is for core PCE inflation at or about 2.0% on a sustained basis. Purchases of durable goods, which include automobiles, also fell 0.1 percent after adjusting for inflation.

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McConnell, Schumer square off ahead of Gorsuch votes

Republicans have 52 seats in the Senate, and thus far two Democrats have announced they will vote for Gorsuch: Sens. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who helped end use of the filibuster for non-Supreme Court nominees in 2013, said he believes that Gorsuch will not obtain 60 votes.

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Jared Kushner visits Iraq

Kushner was invited by Dunford to travel with him to the Middle East. Kushner's West Wing portfolio is robust. In addition to other duties across the administration, he has been tasked with the role of Middle East peace envoy. Officials have indicated that the approach is unlikely to depart radically from the Obama administration's strategy, at least with regard to ongoing efforts in Iraq and Syria.

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Unsold BS III Stock: Heavy Discounting Begins As April Deadline Looms

HMSI dealers across major cities confirm that all variants of its BS-III Honda Activa scooter have been sold out. The dealership community was hoping for some relief in the form of more time to sell their stocks, but the court quashed all such hopes.

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Bombardier Executive Chairman Beaudoin to see fall in 2016 pay

Executive payouts at Quebec-based Bombardier have stoked public anger in its home province as the maker of planes and trains boosted 2016 compensation nearly 50 percent after receiving $1 billion in taxpayer aid and announcing plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs.

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Google apologises for ads next to extremist videos

The company also said that it would appoint more staff and hasten the process of removing ads from hateful and offensive content . As hundreds of brands in the United Kingdom including HSBC, Toyota, and the British government pulled their ads, Google announced new tools that will let advertisers avoid displaying their messages next to hate speech on the platform.

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Democrat Donnelly to support Trump pick for US Supreme Court

John Cornyn, R-Texas, who said he is confident Gorsuch will be confirmed. His nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court though, is hanging by a thread. Republicans already have three Democrats who will vote with them to end the filibuster, so they need five more of the remaining eight undecided Democrats - as of Sunday - to do the same and reach that 60 number.

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United States to deal with North Korea if China does not, says Trump

The long-anticipated meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping is finally set to take place this Thursday to Friday at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. "Well if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will". The comments from Yang, who is the main official organising the summit from China's side, came after Trump delivered tough messages ahead of his meeting with Xi.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launched

Marin says that "as more super widescreen Android devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6, become available, you'll have more opportunities to display more content and create more engaging experiences with your app". People have had a lot of time to consider their options, as pretty much the only thing that hadn't leaked well in advance was the price. "And it's easy to hold in one hand".

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Indiana Democrat to back Gorsuch nomination to Supreme Court

She said she was disappointed with many of Gorsuch's answers at the hearing and felt he wasn't forthcoming enough. "With Judge Gorsuch on the bench, I am deeply concerned that dark money will continue to drown out the voices and the votes of citizens", Tester said.

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European Union will not hold Brexit summit until end of April

Under the two-year Article 50 process that would make Brexit day 29 March 2019. Therefore we must do everything we can to make sure the process of divorce is the least painful for the EU. "We are the on the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation". EU leaders will then have around a month to consider the response before coming together at the extraordinary summit in April to agree their position and give European Commission chief negotiator Michel ...

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It's been a tough season, says Leicester's Demerai Gray

This result means that with two more games to play before their Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid, the Midlands club could be all but safe from relegation before the next chapter of their European adventure. Stoke have now kept just one clean sheet in their last eight Premier League away games (won one, drew one, lost six). - Danny Simpson assisted both of Leicester's goals, while his only other assist in the competition came in his first Premier League appearance ...

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Trump Executive Order May Roll Back Military's Climate Policies

The plight of the coal industry is more a function of changing energy markets and increased demand for natural gas than anything else. For when it comes to implementing climate denial, President Trump's bark will prove to be worse than his bite.

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North Dakota's US lawmakers support Keystone XL permit

In a statement Friday morning, Governor Pete Ricketts voiced his support for the approval of the project, touting the potential benefits for Nebraska. Both projects had drawn massive protests and had been stalled by the Obama administration. "Or woman", U.S. President Donald Trump said in the White House on Friday as he read from notes on his desk.

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What the internet privacy rule changes mean for you

Requiring the service providers to adhere to FCC rules put them at a disadvantage to companies such as Facebook (FB) and Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL), which only had to adhere to the FTC regulations. According to the Federal Trade Commission's guidelines - which Comcast has pledged to abide by - browsing history is not always considered "sensitive" information, though privacy experts say it can contain revealing information about our financial, political, religious, sexual, medical, ...

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Exit Procedure Begins From 29th March For Britain From EU

Theresa May has promised to "negotiate hard" for the best possible deal for Britain as it leaves the European Union, as it was announced that she will trigger the beginning of formal withdrawal talks on March 29. Mrs May's European counterparts had urged her to avoid triggering Article 50 at the same time as the Treaty of Rome celebrations on 25 March. "Guaranteeing their rights as European citizens, in the long term, will be our absolute priority from the very start of the ...

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House intelligence panel chair cancels public session on Russia

Adam Schiff, D-Calif., quoted from the dossier in his opening statement. The Democratic call comes on the heels of recent dramatic events in which Rep. U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Representative Devin Nunes briefs reporters at the U.S. Capitol, March 24. Schiff refused to say whether he thought Nunes should step down from his position, telling reporters, "What's really involved here is the cancellation of this open hearing and the rest is created to ...

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Mike Pence Votes to Block Planned Parenthood Funding

Resolution 43, to the floor. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, voted no and forced GOP leaders to call on Vice President Pence to cast the deciding vote . "Rather, it merely empowers states over a Washington knows best mentality", said Sen. Susan Collins-R ME and Sen. "This vote is consistent with the Senator's long-held belief that men and women should have access to the family planning and reproductive health services they need, including cancer tests and health ...


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