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Wall Street ends sharply higher on German stimulus optimism

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rebounded on Friday as an ebbing bond rally and news of potential German economic stimulus brought buyers back to the equities market, closing the book on a tumultuous week. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 14, Read More

Wall Street jumps on German stimulus hopes

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Technology shares led Wall Street’s advance on Friday as a waning bond rally and news of potential German economic stimulus brought buyers back to the market at the close of a turbulent week. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., Read More

Gulp! Scientists ‘detect black hole swallowing neutron star for first time’

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Strong gravitational ripples in the cosmos have revealed what experts believe is the first ever detection of a doomed neutron star being swallowed by a black hole. The gravitational waves washed across the universe before being detected by the LIGO and Virgo observatories in recent days. The historic event, which is called S190814bv, was recorded Read More

WATCH Latest military video of Russia’s new heavy combat drone on its maiden flight

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The Russian military has released new footage of a little-known stealth drone dubbed ‘Hunter,’ showing the secretive aircraft making sharp turns and stunning maneuvers in the sky. The new video, released Friday, offers an additional glimpse of the Sukhoi-built ‘Okhotnik’ (Hunter) aircraft which completed a maiden flight last week. The secretive drone is seen performing Read More

‘Something dark & nefarious’: Google insider leaks docs revealing search engine ‘blacklist’

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Google appears to have maintained a ‘blacklist’ for dozens of websites on one of its mobile apps, as well as a ‘fringe ranking’ system that scored sites for “quality,” according to documents leaked by a company insider. Published on Wednesday in a report by conservative transparency group Project Veritas, the documents appear to include hundreds Read More

Fire resurges on Greece’s Evia, challenges firefighters

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Aircraft and firefighters on the ground fought a blaze that burned large tracts of pristine pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Wednesday as the wildfire flared up again at different spots. A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop as a wildfire burns in the village of Makrimalli on the Read More

Teenage activist Greta takes climate campaign to the high seas

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PLYMOUTH, England (Reuters) – With the wind in her hair and TV cameras pointing at her, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg began a trans-Atlantic crossing in a racing yacht on Wednesday to further her campaign for stronger action against climate change. German Skipper Boris Herrmann and Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg attend a news conference Read More

Wakey wakey, rise and shine! Black hole begins flashing, scientists baffled

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A supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way just woke up and is flashing 75 times brighter than ever observed, after being quiet for more than 20 years, baffling astronomers. Sagittarius A*, a supermassive blackhole that weighs about 4 million solar masses, is normally low key with minimal fluctuation in brightness. Recently, Read More

China: Hong Kong protesters ‘no different to terrorists’

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By Russell Hope, news reporter Flights have resumed at Hong Kong airport after two days of clashes between pro-democracy supporters and riot police, as China said anti-government protesters were no different to “terrorists”. Overnight, the airport’s management obtained an interim injunction “to restrain persons from unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering” with airport operations. About Read More