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Hot Air Balloons Fills Northern Austria’s Skies
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:57:54 +0200
The skies of the northern Austria was filled with colorful hot air balloons on Monday morning as the sport’s world championship sailed into view. More than 38 countries from around 100 teams are taking part in  in the biennial event, which is being...
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Günther Oettinger EU Commissioner Stops Germany From Assisting Turkey
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:52:35 +0200
EU Commissioner Oettinger refused German assistance to Turkey. It is not Germany’s job to help Turkey financially, says EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger. EU Commission Günther Oettinger rejects German and EU aid for Turkey. “This is not...
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Smart Noise-Canceling Headphones Bowers & Wilkins With PX Model
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:00:19 +0200
Bowers & Wilkins is known for its attention to detail, and the PX continues that tradition. Though the PX uses considerably less chrome finish and leather than its other offerings, the matte finish and coarse cloth accents are much less “classic...
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Strife for speed: handlebars downcast with bullets
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:28:33 +0200
Dramatic scenes in Vienna on Wednesday evening due to a dispute over the pace: During the red phase of a traffic light, an armed driver has struck down another driver, aged 27 with several shots. The reason may have been, according to a witness, that...
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Lionel Messi To Miss Argentina’s Upcoming 4 Friendly Matches
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:32:53 +0200
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner previously retired from the national side after their 2016 Copa America final defeat by Chile before returning to help them qualify for this year’s World Cup. The two-time world champions will face Guatemala...
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Angry Youth Burns Down Cars In Sweden Angering Politicians
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:41:46 +0200
In Gothenburg, Sweden some masked youths torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry response from the prime minister, who denounced an “extremely organized” night of vandalism. Police spokesman...
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Genoa, Italy Bridge Collapse, 37 People Dead
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:41:50 +0200
At least 37 people were killed when a bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa, police said on Wednesday after firemen worked through the night looking for any survivors buried under the rubble.   At least 37 people were killed when a bridge...
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In Shocking UN Investigation, China Said To Hold 1 Million Uighur Muslims In “Massive Internment Camps”
Sat, 11 Aug 2018 13:07:01 +0200
A breaking report based on findings of a United Nations human rights panel accuses China of holding up to one million ethnic Uighurs in what the report says resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy”. The minority Muslim population...
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Romanian Police Clash With Anti-Government Protesters
Sat, 11 Aug 2018 07:08:22 +0200
Police have clashed with tens of thousands of anti-government protesters across Romania. Between 30,000 and 50,000 people, including many returning expats, turned out nationwide, media reports say. Some protesters in the capital Bucharest threw bottles...
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Apple’s New Iphones Could Face Chip Delays After A Major Supplier Is Hit With A Computer Virus
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 07:10:20 +0200
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), which makes chips for Apple’s iPhones, suffered a computer virus outbreak and warned it could cause shipment delays as well as hit revenue. The issue, which occurred on August 3, was publicly disclosed...
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Lombok: Scores Die As Quake Again Hits Indonesian Island
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 07:09:47 +0200
At least 91 people are now known to have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok. Hundreds of people have been wounded by Sunday’s quake, officials say, mostly in the north of the island. The magnitude seven tremor was...
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Huawei Supplants Apple As The Second Largest Smartphone Seller
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 07:14:37 +0200
While Huawei was already a smartphone giant, analyst numbers released today show that in the last quarter it sold more smartphones than any company in the world other than Samsung. IDC and Strategy Analytics found that smartphone sales slowed overall,...
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Google Translate Serves Up ‘Scummy Welsh’ Translations
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 07:09:19 +0200
It is an amazing piece of technology – put a sentence in a box and see it translated into any of 103 languages. But what impact for good or bad does Google Translate have on a minority language? “The reason was that it worked,” says...
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Lombok Earthquake: Hikers Trapped On Mountain After Landslides
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 07:05:42 +0200
More than 200 hikers are trapped on a mountain on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides which cut off escape routes. Hundreds of rescue workers are now working to evacuate them from Mount Rinjani, a popular...
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US Economic Growth Hits Fastest Rate Since 2014
Sat, 28 Jul 2018 07:09:28 +0200
The US economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly four years in the second quarter, expanding at an annualised rate of 4.1%, official figures show. The gains were driven by strong consumer spending and a surge in exports as firms rushed to beat new trade...
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Greece Wildfires: At Least 20 Killed, Dozens Injured
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 07:12:01 +0200
Forest fires raging across Greece have killed at least 20 people, the government says, as the authorities there seek international assistance. Hundreds of firefighters are battling the blazes and people have left their homes near the capital, Athens....
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Google Hit With Record EU Fine Over Shopping Service
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:11:08 +0200
Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. The amount is the regulator’s largest...
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China’s Second Quarter Growth Meets Expectations At 6.7%
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:08:58 +0200
China’s economy grew at an annual pace of 6.7% in the three months to June, official data showed, meeting forecasts for the period. That marked a slight slowdown from a 6.8% expansion recorded in the previous quarter. The data comes as the government...
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25 Injured As Tour Bus Crashes On 10 Freeway In Downtown Los Angeles
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 07:17:36 +0200
A tour bus carrying 32 passengers crashed into a barrier and tipped over on the westbound 10 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday, injuring more than two dozen people, authorities said. Twenty-five passengers were taken to area hospitals, according...
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Brent Crude Suffers Biggest Price Drop In Two Years
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 07:12:55 +0200
Oil prices suffered steep falls on Wednesday after Libya said it would boost supply, even as investors fear that trade tensions will hit demand. Brent crude dropped 6.9% – the biggest decline in more than two years – to end at $73.40 a barrel...
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Austrian Far-Right Militants Go On Trial On Racism Charges
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:15:22 +0200
Members of an Austrian far-right movement went on trial in the southern city of Graz on Wednesday on charges of belonging to a “criminal organisation” dedicated to “spreading racist ideology.” On trial are 10 leaders and seven...
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Turkey Train Derails En Route To Istanbul, Killing 24
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:17:29 +0200
Twenty-four people have been killed after a train derailed in north-western Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag says. The train was en route to Istanbul from the town of Kapikule on the Bulgarian border, according to reports. Six of the carriages...
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Belgium Beat Brazil To Reach Semi-Final
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 07:18:26 +0200
Belgium produced a brilliant performance to knock five-time winners Brazil out of the World Cup and reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1986. Roberto Martinez’s side turned on the style in Kazan to clock up their fifth straight win of...
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Japanese Tourist Dies While Climbing Uluru In Australia
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 07:11:26 +0200
A Japanese tourist has died while climbing Uluru in central Australia, authorities have said. The man, 76, collapsed about halfway up the rock on Tuesday and could not be revived, according to police. His death is not being treated as suspicious. Since...
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Brazil Beat Mexico To Reach Last Eight
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 07:18:38 +0200
Neymar scored one goal and played a key role in the second as Brazil edged out Mexico in Samara to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for a seventh consecutive time. Brazil did not have it all their own way, especially in an opening period dominated by...
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Genoa, Italy Bridge Collapse, 37 People Dead
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:41:50 +0200
At least 37 people were killed when a bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa, police said on Wednesday after firemen worked through the night looking for any survivors buried under the rubble.   At least 37 people were killed when a bridge...
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