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FIFA Needs ‘Painful’ Reform: Olympic Chief Thomas Bach »

IOC president Thomas Bach said the crisis at football’s world governing body was bigger than the bribes-for-votes furore over the awarding of the 2002 Winter Games to Salt Lake City.…

Jun 9 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »
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French Open 2015: Stan Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic for title »

When it comes to grand slam finals, Stan Wawrinka is used to playing spoiler. After upsetting Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open last year, he engineered another major surprise Sunday…

Jun 8 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »
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South Korea MERS outbreak: 7 dead; 2,500 Quarantined »

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South Korea is grappling with two battles: the virus itself and the public fear over MERS, one official declared.  …

Jun 9 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

Barack Obama Wants UK to Stay a Part of European Union »

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London:  More than 50 lawmakers in Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party launched a campaign to back Britain’s exit from…

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Chinese Researchers Develop ATM With Facial Recognition Technology »

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Chinese researchers have successfully developed the first automated teller machine (ATM) with facial recognition technology to reduce the risk of…

Jun 2 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

Senior Defence Official Says Iraq Mission Could Take up to Five Years »

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AUSTRALIA’S top defence official has warned that the mission to defeat the Islamic State or Daesh terrorists in Iraq could…

Jun 1 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »
Technology

Apple Updates iPhone & Mac Software »

Apple updates iPhone & Mac software

Apple announced its latest software for the iPhone and Mac at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday.   The event kicked off with a high-production video skit staring Bill Hader, an elevator filled with fake Tim Cooks, giant Angry Birds, and…

Jun 9 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Disqualified from AI Test »

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Chinese search giant Baidu has been disqualified from an artificial intelligence test in which it appeared to beat Google and Microsoft. The test, in May, looked at how well computers recognise images. But it has now emerged that Baidu submitted far more tests than the…

Jun 8 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

A Computer Made my Lunch »

A computer made my lunch

At first glance, it might not seem like strawberries and chicken have much in common. But look closer, and you’ll find it: the flavor compound g-dodecalactone. That sciencey-sounding gobbledygook probably doesn’t mean much to you, but it means a lot to Chef Watson, IBM’s (IBM,…

Jun 2 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »
World News

South Korea MERS outbreak: 7 dead; 2,500 Quarantined »

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South Korea is grappling with two battles: the virus itself and the public fear over MERS, one official declared.   The nation has been struck…

Jun 9 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »
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South Korea MERS outbreak: 7 dead; 2,500 Quarantined

South Korea is grappling with two battles: the virus itself and the public fear over MERS, one official declared.   The nation has been struck by the largest outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)…

Jun 9 2015 / Read More »
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‘The Voice’ contestant Anthony Riley dies

Anthony Riley, a contestant from the most recent season of “The Voice” has died at 28, NBC confirmed Sunday. “We are sad over the passing of Anthony Riley. We offer our deepest condolences to his friends…

Jun 9 2015 / Read More »
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Japan’s Growth Surprises, but Hold off on the Party

Japan’s economic growth is doing better than originally expected, but economists say to hold off the celebrations. Gross domestic product grew by an annualized 3.9% in the three months ended March, Japan’s Cabinet Office said Monday.…

Jun 8 2015 / Read More »
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Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky

Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia. Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if…

Apr 19 2014 / Read More »
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FIFA Needs ‘Painful’ Reform: Olympic Chief Thomas Bach

IOC president Thomas Bach said the crisis at football’s world governing body was bigger than the bribes-for-votes furore over the awarding of the 2002 Winter Games to Salt Lake City. Lausanne: Olympic chief Thomas Bach said…

Jun 9 2015 / Read More »
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Apple Updates iPhone & Mac Software

Apple announced its latest software for the iPhone and Mac at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday.   The event kicked off with a high-production video skit staring Bill Hader, an elevator…

Jun 9 2015 / Read More »
Travel shoesting

Travel on a shoestring: How to See and Do Everything on a Budget

TRAVELLING on limited means? No doubt the cost of exploring a foreign city adds up, but if you’ve already booked your ticket and secured your annual leave then you shouldn’t miss out once you arrive. Avoid…

Jun 9 2015 / Read More »
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HSBC Moves to Cut 25,000 Jobs Globally

Branch closures in the UK and six other major markets are among cost-saving measures to be detailed as chief executive Stuart Gulliver briefs shareholders HSBC is to cut up to 25,000 jobs around the world –…

Jun 9 2015 / Read More »

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