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What3words: ‘Life-saving app’ divides opinion

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A woman rescued from near Everest’s base camp after a fall, a business traveller caught up in a terrorist attack in Somalia and a diving accident in the Maldives. Three successful rescues which relied on three simple words. What3words divides the world into three-metre squares and gives each one a unique three-word address in order Read More

Taiwanese businesses look to India as alternative to China

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Taiwan is pitching India as a potential business destination to its tech, auto, renewable energy and farm sector firms as the United States’ trade war with China has pushed its companies to look for newer markets, two officials said on Friday. Shih-Chung Liu, vice chairman of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, Read More

Pesticides or random coincidence? Mystery lingers over NEW CASES of babies born with hand and arm defects in Europe

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Authorities are at a loss to explain why several babies born in a west German province have similar hand deformities. One hospital, where three such cases were seen, described the baffling phenomenon as “striking.” With “no nationwide registry” to keep track of deformities, the St. Mary’s Hospital in Gelsenkirchen, near Dortmund, has admitted it is Read More

Houston prepares to say ‘Howdy Modi’ as gas producers eye deals

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By Joe Carroll and Naureen S. Malik on 9/17/2019 HOUSTON (Bloomberg) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imminent visit to the U.S. energy capital is fueling speculation the second most-populous nation will further tap America’s shale gas bonanza. Indian PM Narendra Modi Modi is scheduled to address upwards of 50,000 people at a sold-out event Read More

Canada seizes & sells $30mn worth of Iranian assets to ‘compensate US victims’ of terrorism

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Canada has seized and sold some $30 million worth of Iranian assets, court documents indicate. The funds were transferred to American families seeking compensation over terrorist acts that were all pinned on Tehran. The confiscated assets include two buildings – the Iranian Cultural Center in Ottawa and Center for Iranian Studies in Toronto – as Read More

Canada seizes & sells $30mn worth of Iranian assets to ‘compensate US terror victims’

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Canada has seized and sold some $30 million worth of Iranian assets, court documents indicate. The funds were transferred to American families seeking compensation over terrorist acts that were all pinned on Tehran. The confiscated assets include two buildings – the Iranian Cultural Center in Ottawa and Center for Iranian Studies in Toronto – as Read More

‘We are used to it,’ say journos after Syria coverage called ‘Goebbels s**t’ by regime change crowd

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Journalists Rania Khalek and Max Blumenthal caused a Twitter meltdown among some advocates of regime change in Syria by simply going to parts of the country controlled by Damascus and reporting on life there. The two journalists traveled to the Syrian capital Damascus and some of its suburbs earlier this month and reported on what Read More

Mother Earth’s MeToo moment: English town joins campaign for ‘nature’s rights’

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FROME, England (Reuters) – Nobody knows exactly how ancient masons, wielding chisels made from deer antlers, managed to build Stonehenge, the standing circle that has enchanted southern England for thousands of years. FILE PHOTO: Activist, environmentalist, community leader and undertaker Peter McFadyen stands on the banks of the River Frome, in Frome, Britain, June 25, Read More

Freudian slip? Kiev is part of Russia… at least on Le Figaro’s world map

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One of France’s most-read papers has depicted Kiev as a Russian city during its filming of the landmark prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine. Kiev was indeed a hub of Rus civilization… many centuries ago. Le Figaro, like most Western media outlets, has dispatched its reporters to cover the prisoners’ arrival at Kiev’s Boryspil airport Read More

‘Deeply demoralizing’: Zizek on birth-streaming Aussie porn star & false authenticity

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Mankind is one step closer to total depravity now, philosopher Slavoj Zizek said about the news that an Aussie porn star will sell a video of her giving birth. He added that clear moral basis is needed for humanity to stay afloat. The news of an Australian porn star, Tyi Starr, announcing she would stream Read More