The Latest: US judge lifts temporary execution stay

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas’ attempt to carry out the nation’s first double execution since 2000 (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A federal judge has lifted her court order that temporarily blocked Arkansas from executing two … Continue reading


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Huge robbery sparks gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

Brazilian police near the border with Paraguay have exchanged gunfire with members of a gang who carried out what Paraguayan officials are calling the robbery of the century. Three gang members were killed and two injured in the clash, police … Continue reading


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Two-tier system hampers refugees in UK – MPs and peers

Thousands of refugees face homelessness and destitution because of a “two-tier” UK system, MPs and peers have warned. The all-party parliamentary group on refugees says people brought in through resettlement schemes receive more support than those given refugee status after … Continue reading


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Asia stocks, euro steady as markets pause for breath after French election

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


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Apple delays release of first original series 'Carpool Karaoke'

By Piya Sinha-Roy | LOS ANGELES Apple Inc’s Apple Music has delayed the release of its first original video series, an adaptation of comedian James Corden’s popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment, the company said. At the Code Media conference in February, … Continue reading


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'I would be dead without football'

On James Casling’s 15th birthday, his father killed himself. James tried to take his own life on multiple occasions in the following years. It was only after playing football with Queens Park Rangers’s mental health team that he wanted to … Continue reading


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The boxer who refuses to cash in on beating a champion

Mihai Nistor was the last – and only – fighter to knock out world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. But while Joshua now earns millions, Nistor survives in his Bucharest apartment, still an amateur on a modest income. Why has he … Continue reading


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Can plastic roads help save the planet?

Engineer Toby McCartney explains how his Scottish start-up MacRebur is persuading councils to use local waste plastic to build roads. Two English councils have already started building roads this way. A smartphone film for BBC World Hacks by Dougal Shaw. … Continue reading


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Tom Hanks jokes Twitter CEO inspired his character in 'The Circle'

By David Ingram | SAN FRANCISCO Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, who plays a Silicon Valley tycoon in the new film “The Circle” about a powerful social media company, teased Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey on Monday that he … Continue reading


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Nine ways to organise your life in your lunchtime

With two children under the age of four and a tech start-up to run, Colleen Wong has her hands full. She is happy to use any technology that can help her manage her hectic lifestyle, including family activity planning app … Continue reading


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Exercise 'keeps the mind sharp' in over-50s, study finds

Doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you’re over 50, research suggests. Thinking and memory skills were most improved when people exercised the heart and muscles on a regular basis, … Continue reading


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Eight ways machine learning is already in your life

Many people are unsure about exactly what machine learning is. But the reality is that it is already part of everyday life. A form of artificial intelligence, it allows computers to learn from examples rather than having to follow step-by-step … Continue reading


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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers. His goal is for Wikitribune to offer “factual and neutral” articles that help combat the problem of “fake news”. The service is … Continue reading


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Black man punched by California officer files rights lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento, claiming Monday he … Continue reading


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Labor shortage a stress test for Japan's 24/7 convenience stores

By Sam Nussey and Ritsuko Shimizu | TOKYO Japan’s growing labor shortage threatens the nation’s ubiquitous convenience stores, whose business model relies on an army of part-timers packing bento lunch boxes, manning cash registers and delivering goods 24/7. The big … Continue reading


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