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Burger King scraps plastic toys in children’s meals, launches amnesty

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A plastic toy recycling box is seen inside a Burger King restaurant in Manchester, Britain, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble (Reuters) – Burger King will stop handing out plastic toys in its children’s meals and said on Thursday it was launching an amnesty for customers to return any freebies in a bid to tackle the Read More

Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages

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Pages from a confidential whistleblower’s report obtained by The Associated Press, along with two printed Facebook pages that were active on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, are photographed in Washington. Facebook likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But Read More

Make smartphones last longer to cut emissions in EU: activists’ report

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Extending the lifespan of smartphones by just one year would significantly reduce carbon emissions in the European Union, a report from environmental groups said on Wednesday, urging new EU rules to make electronics last longer. FILE PHOTO: Smartphones are pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 6, 2019. Read More

Vietnam to remove 5% crude oil import tax from Nov 1

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Singapore — Vietnam will remove the import duty on crude oil for domestic refiner Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co. effective November 1, the government said in a statement Tuesday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Under the decision signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Read More

Saudi Arabia says Iranian weapons were used to attack oil facilities

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By Vivian Nereim, Abbas Al Lawati and Bill Faries on 9/16/2019 RIYADH (Bloomberg) – Saudi Arabia said preliminary findings show Iranian weapons were used in the attack on one of its key oil installations, but stopped short of directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the strikes that cut its crude output by half and rattled Read More

Global spare oil capacity in U.S. hands after Saudi outage

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LONDON (Reuters) – An attack on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday is believed to have disrupted half the country’s production capacity, making the United States the only real holder of the global supply cushion via its ability to raise own output or to soften sanctions against other major oil producers. FILE PHOTO: Oil pump jacks Read More

WeWork considering curbing Neumann’s voting power to save IPO: source

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(Reuters) – WeWork owner The We Company’s executives, investors and advisers are discussing curbing the voting power of founder Adam Neumann and removing his co-founder wife from a role in succession planning, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A logo of U.S. co-working firm WeWork is pictured during a signing Read More

YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos

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Media playback is unsupported on your device YouTube’s algorithm promotes fake cancer cures in a number of languages and the site runs adverts for major brands and universities next to misleading videos, a BBC investigation has found. Searching YouTube across 10 languages, the BBC found more than 80 videos containing health misinformation – mainly bogus Read More

BP spearheads offshore data harvesting in the North Sea

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9/9/2019 ABERDEEN – BP’s first foray into unmanned over-the-horizon operations, using Sonardyne technology and an unmanned surface vessel (USV), is helping it gather strategic data. It’s also a key step towards a more marine autonomous systems-led future. Craig Allinson, Survey and Positioning Lead at BP North Sea, explains. “Throughout the life of a field, reservoir Read More

At least 1 killed, 20 injured, 1mn without power as Tokyo lashed by Typhoon Faxai (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

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At least one person has been killed and 40 others injured while hundreds of thousands have been left stranded and without power as the eastern seaboard of Japan was lashed by Typhoon Faxai. The powerful typhoon is one of the strongest on record in the Kanto region of eastern Japan, and the strongest storm to Read More