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Germany to fine online giants up to 50mn euros for hate speech

Last month Germany's minister of justice and consumer protection Heiko Maas said that the government was planning to put pressure on social media companies. "Given the short deadlines and the severe penalties, providers will be forced to delete doubtful statements as a precaution", Bernhard Rohleder from the trade association Bitkom, told Reuters .

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Coal India actively looking to invest in coal assets in Australia

BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner, has declared "force majeure" at its coal mines in Australia's Bowen Basin after a cyclone damaged railway lines. Of the four main lines taking coal to ports along the Queensland coast, it's expected that only one will be operating by next week, the others taking up to four more weeks to come back on line.

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US Senate committee backs Trump Supreme Court choice Neil Gorsuch

The question is, are they capable enough to confirm Gorsuch with little support from Democrats? Conservative Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of MS was part of bipartisan talks in 2013 to avert the nuclear option when Democrats were considering - and ultimately used - the rule change on lower court judges.

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Samsung confirms it will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones

However, in response, Samsung said it has not set specifics on refurbished Note 7 sales plans, including what markets and when they would go on sale. Samsung revealed its plans late Monday, just two days before it is schedule to announce a new flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, at an event in NY. For months, Greenpeace has been leaning on Samsung to publicly address how it would deal with Note 7 clean-up.

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'Keep calm' over Gibraltar, EU's Barnier tells Britain

Prime Minister Theresa May is doing her best to calm everybody down, saying that while Britain won't trade away Gibraltar's sovereignty against its wishes, her approach is " definitely jaw-jaw ". "Economic stewardship from Spain is something we're not going to be clapping our hands at". Spanish conservative MEP Esteban Gonzalez Pons hit back, saying Britain could not be allowed to have its "tax haven" Gibraltar still operating under European Union trade rules.

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Boeing reveals its deep space habitat concept images

Boeing today unveiled concepts for the deep space gateway and transport systems that could help achieve NASA's goal of having robust human space exploration from the Moon to Mars. Boeing Deep Space Transport vehicle on approach. Both the "Gateway" and "Transport" are real, confirmed projects worked on under NASA's Next Space Technologies for Exploration Technologies program and the High Power Solar Electric Propulsion technology development effort within the NASA Space Technology ...

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Ousted South Korean leader behind bars after arrest

While there were some who said that Park should be shown lenience out of respect for her status as former president or for the sake of national harmony and unity, it's significant that the court has affirmed once again the great principle of the rule of law, namely, that all citizens are equal before the law.

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AT&T's Unlimited Plus wireless plan now includes free HBO

By offering HBO with its Unlimited Plus plan, AT&T is looking to attract customers who crave high quality, on-demand entertainment. The Unlimited Plus plan itself includes unlimited data, talk and text, plus 10 GB of Wi-Fi tethering per phone, with speeds that slow after 22 GB of data usage per line.

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May meets Arab leaders focused on post-Brexit trade efforts

He criticised the "dictatorial Saudi monarchy's shocking human rights record " and said the PM should focus on human rights and worldwide law at the centre of her talks. "I'll be meeting with her and talking to her about the role that she plays, and generally we do encourage people to look at a woman's role in society".

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Google announces changes to Google Play Game Services

In a bid to streamline its services and to make its offerings more useful, Google has made a decision to remove some of the features from its mobile game developer offering Google Play Games Services (GPGS). You gotta love Google for all that it's done and continues to do to support indie game developers - from running fantastic contests that shine a light on outstanding indie games for Android to giving away a paid app for free each week.

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Lexus LS 500 F Sport teased, debuts in NY

The LS 500 F Sport will give prospective buyers the chance to specify the large luxury saloon with sportier styling inside and out. Following the recent debut of the LS 500 in Detroit and the LS 500h in Geneva, Lexus announced today the all-new LS F SPORT will make its world debut in New York ahead of the upcoming 2017 New York International Auto Show.

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Michael Keaton in Talks to Join Tim Burton's 'Dumbo'

This role was previously offered to Tom Hanks, who has presumably passed for Keaton. However, under the guidance of veteran director Tim Burton it looks as though we can expect the live-action version to be a visual spectacular, and one which may just convince audiences that elephants really can fly.

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Uber restarts self-driving passenger pilots in Arizona and Pittsburgh

The company has accused Uber of stealing its LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) design - a technology vital to autonomous cars. At the time of the accident, the Uber vehicle was in self-driving mode. Arizona's governor welcomed Uber with open arms earlier this year after California's DMV revoked the ride-hailing company's auto registrations for not obtaining the proper permits to operate autonomous vehicles.

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Kendall Jenner's protest Pepsi spot prompts online backlash

Immediately, many blasted the ad for appropriating the Black Lives Matter movement. Kendall moving toward the line of police has been contrasted with the photograph of protestor Ieshia Evans moving toward the police amid a Black Lives Matter challenge in 2016.

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Self-healing phone screen can fix itself in 24 hours

Lead researcher Dr Chao Wang combined a polar, stretchable polymer with a mobile, high-ionic-strength salt to create the material with the properties the researchers were seeking. So, instead of opting for the abovementioned non-covalent bonds, the team shifted toward another type of non-covalent bond, i.e., ion-dipole interaction, which is a force between polar molecules and charged ions.

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Hennessey The Exorcist Camaro has 1000hp

The Exorcist is actually a heavily modified 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. It's based on the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, its supercharged 6.2-litre LT4 V8 radically upgraded with a bigger, higher-flowing blower running nearly one bar of boost, high-flow induction and intercooler plumbing, ported factory cylinder heads, a hot cam and long-tube stainless-steel headers.

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Android 7.1.2 Images and OTA Files Now Live

It is recommended that users get the latest Android version with the most recent security update, but if they do not like something, they can return to a previous version without losing the security update. However, for now, only Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones receive the update. The beta version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat was rolled out in January. Gizbot reported that the OTA files of all of these devices can be accessed on Google's website: "Nexus 5X", "Nexus 6P", " Nexus Player ", ...

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Nicola Sturgeon signs climate change agreement with California

But she said she would not decline any invitation to meet him in Scotland. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon smiles during her introduction before giving a speech at Stanford University Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Stanford, Calif. While the legislation that created the Scottish Parliament reserved powers over constitutional issues to the UK, Ms Sturgeon argued that "is quite a vague term" and said the issue had never been tested in court.

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Stocks To Invest: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), Apple Inc. (AAPL)

The share price of the stock plunged -28.86% for the year. The stock gained a consensus recommendation of 2.69 on Zacks Investment Research where the scale runs from 1 to 5, 1 representing Strong buy and 5 showing Strong Sell. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link . During the twelve month it added 40.55% and year to date performance of 0.38%.

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Australia condemns alleged Syria chemical attack

He recalled that the use of chemical weapons is prohibited and that "this global norm must be fully respected and upheld". The U.N.'s Commission of Inquiry for Syria said it had begun investigating the "extremely concerning" reports of "alleged use of chemical weapons".

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Army assesses damage after storm "absolutely smashes" north Australia

Cyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a category one storm, but strong winds and heavy rain continue to batter parts of north-eastern Queensland. A Category 3 storm on the Australian scale typically entails gusts of more than 164kmh. Mr Lama Ghee, 39, arrived at the Ayr shelter with his sister, daughter and three nieces. "I would like to get on the ground as quickly as possible to see how the communities are".

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Tesla delivers record 25000 vehicles during first quarter

The electric cars maker said it delivered just over 25,000 vehicles in the first three months of year, beating analysts' average forecast of 24,200. Although Tesla has yet to manufacture in high volumes, investors are long on Musk as the company prepares to launch the Model 3, which meant to appeal to a broader audience and propel Tesla into the mainstream.

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McConnell Says He Won't Touch Legislative Filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed with reporters Tuesday he is confident that he has the votes in his conference to change the precedent on the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees. A small group of Democratic senators, including Sens. Both parties spent much of Tuesday blaming the other. "I am open to conversations about how we might preserve the filibuster".

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Trump signs resolution repealing internet privacy protections

Those rules would have barred internet service providers - not just cable companies, but also wireless data providers - from using or selling highly sensitive user information (including geographic location, health or financial information, Social Security numbers, browsing and app-usage histories) without explicit permission from customers.

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Arlene Foster extends hand of friendship to Gibraltar's chief minister

Downing Street would not comment on whether the government is lobbying the European Union to remove the clause about Gibraltar from its Brexit negotiating guidelines, or whether she accepts Spain will have to agree any terms relating to Gibraltar .

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Lexi Thompson loses ANA Inspiration after being dobbed in by TV viewer

The American, a victor at Mission Hills Country Club in 2014, was hit with a four-shot penalty after being reported by an eagle-eyed television viewer for incorrectly replacing a marked ball in Saturday's third round. Thompson, who won her only major at the same event in 2014, said she was proud of the way she battled back. LPGA rules official Sue Witters said she felt the tour had little choice.

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Tottenham boss Pochettino: Winks will be England star

It means Chelsea's advantage at the top has been cut to seven points and the gap could be reduced even further given they host Manchester City tomorrow, with Tottenham travelling to struggling Swansea . "I think we have to vary the game more", Clement said. "We hope it's not a big issue but it will be hard to play again this season". He has made just 43 appearances in three seasons and missed most of the last campaign after suffering a double leg fracture.

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Conte misses injured Victor Moses

Of course, one poor result does not change the big picture. Their current lead of seven points over Spurs is an enviable position from which to contemplate the tail-end of the campaign which ends in May. "Victor Moses is an important player because he's having a great season, but Pedro played very well in that wing-back position", Conte stated. There are nine games to play and we have to think step by step and at the end if we deserve to win the title I will be very happy.

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The new Samsung Galaxy S8 is out of this world

Samsung is getting rid of the "Edge" distinction and bringing curved sides to all S8 phones. Instead, Samsung is embedding a virtual home button in the display , leaving Apple's iPhones as among the few to sport a distinct home button. There's 12MP rear camera with Dual Pixel technology on the Galaxy S8 series smartphones, while the front camera is 8MP. Also, are there any "must-have" features for the S8 that I need to know about? The facial recognition in the smartphone has proved to ...

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Montana joins others in effort to bolster internet privacy

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 215-205 to repeal privacy rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission that prevent ISPs from selling their customer's web browsing histories without their consent. The regulation had been scheduled to take effect later this year. Zacharia did further note , however, that Verizon does use "de-identified information" and " aggregate insights" in conjunction with advertisers and third-parties, but obviously that's anonymous ...

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Zelda producer suggests open world gameplay might be here to stay

YouTube channel Great-Bit Arcade found the similarities between Breath of the Wild and Survivor quite striking, deciding to fashion footage on the island to represent the iconic opening video the reality gaming show is famous for. That said, in holding back on advanced tutorials and keeping the goal of the game being "Regain your strength and fight the evil Ganon", you're free to explore in any direction, discover all manner of hidden locations, weapons, quests, puzzle rooms and more.

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YouTube brings 'Go' to India to tackle patchy Internet signals

But till then, the company will analyse whether the app's features find any traction among consumers in India. The app provides a fresh and relevant video recommendation tailored to ones preferences. But with YouTube Go, Google has completely recreated a new app from scratch, created to work where there is zero or poor connectivity. Initially, the app was available to a closed set of users.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Latest Battery and Design Modifications

In addition, the South Korean firm has only a few months to make a splash until rival Apple releases its iPhone 8 later this year. This is the reason why the batteries of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have been reduced. If you plan on buying the Galaxy S8, I recommend turning this option off entirely, at least if you want to keep prying eyes from opening your smartphone.

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Second-in-command ISIS leader Ayad al-Jumaili killed in Iraqi airstrike

Gen Stephen Townsend told reporters. The statements by the allied forces representative, Joseph Skrock, are surprising as he promised to investigate the causes of the declassification of a video on the deaths of civilians, stated MINDEF Spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

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Coachella 2017 Weekend One Will Be Live Streamed Online!

Additionally, for the first time cameras will be present inside the underground dance-music Yuma tent. Highlights of Weekend 1's performances will be available through a video-on-demand hub. While the schedule tool on YouTube will automatically switch the stream when a preselected artist hits the stage, you can also opt-in for browser alerts.


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