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SoftBank and Toyota want driverless cars to change the world

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Meet ‘crazy’ tech tycoon Masayoshi Son SoftBank and Toyota want to change the world of transportation through autonomous vehicles and other technologies. The high-profile Japanese companies are forming a joint venture called Monet to develop businesses that will use driverless-car technology to offer new services, such as mobile convenience stores and delivery vehicles in which Read More

What is Article 13? Controversial EU copyright law faces final vote

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A hotly-contested copyright provision is haunting Europe, troubling internet freedom advocates and content creators alike. Article 13, facing its final vote, would place heavy restrictions on content sharing, from films to memes. The proposed law requires anyone sharing copyrighted content to obtain permission from rights owners, even if the content is just an animated gif Read More

Kids’ phone use is creating a hidden 'epidemic' of weakened bones and fractures in later life

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If there was ever a reason to force your kids to take a break from screens, the idea of premature hip fractures could be it. An expert has warned that children’s sedentary lives puts them at risk of early-onset bone weakness. Dawn Skelton, a professor of ageing and Health and an adviser to the Royal Read More

Teacher who gives away 80% of his salary is named the world's best

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A maths and physics teacher from rural Kenya who donates most of his salary to help the poor has been named the best teacher in the world. Peter Tabichi received the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for his efforts in turning around the fortunes of Keriko secondary school, located in an impoverished village in the Read More

‘Small city’ of migrants apply for asylum, but most do not qualify – German migration boss

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The dishonesty of the asylum seekers is a ‘difficult challenge’ for Germany as most apply without valid reasons and lack papers or use forged IDs, the head of the country’s migration service said. “Too many people without a reason for asylum” arrive in the country, Hans-Eckhard Sommer, who is in charge of BAMF (Federal Office Read More

Polls close in Thailand's first election since military coup

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By Siobhan Robbins, South East Asia correspondent Voting has ended in Thailand’s first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. Around 50 million people voted in the poll which ultimately pitches the military and its supporters against the former ruling Shinawatra family in what some define as a battle between Read More

‘The left has gone too far’: Jordan Peterson warns against liberal ‘totalitarian tilt’

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Controversial academic Jordan Peterson told RT’s Afshin Rattansi that the left’s obsession with equality of outcome is doomed to failure, advocating instead for individuals to assume greater personal responsibility. “It seems to be very difficult for people on the left to draw a line between what’s acceptable and what’s unacceptable,” Peterson told the host of Read More

Yellow vest protests: Armed soldiers to be deployed across France

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Soldiers are to be deployed across France to help maintain security during this weekend’s yellow vest protests. President Emmanuel Macron said the military will secure government buildings and other sites. This will allow police forces to focus on maintaining public order, according to government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux. About 7,000 soldiers, most armed with automatic weapons, Read More

Autonomy founder Lynch set for $5 billion Hewlett-Packard court showdown

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LONDON (Reuters) – Mike Lynch, once hailed as Britain’s answer to Bill Gates, faces Hewlett-Packard (HP) in London’s High Court on Monday in a multi-billion dollar showdown over the U.S. tech giant’s purchase in 2011 of the Autonomy software business he founded. FILE PHOTO: The logo for The Hewlett-Packard Company is displayed on a screen Read More