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The Russian whistleblower risking it all to expose the scale of an Arctic oil spill catastrophe

CNN - Sat, 07/11/2020 - 00:17
Vasily Ryabinin stands on the banks of the River Daldykan and pushes a long stick into the blood-orange sludge. Raising the stick, he puts a lighter to it and it ignites it like a torch.
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Supersonic travel set to return for first time since Concorde retired

CNN - Sat, 07/11/2020 - 00:10
Over 50 years after Concorde first took to the skies, a brand new supersonic jet is preparing for lift off.
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38 bizarre quotes from Trump's new 'interview' with Sean Hannity

CNN - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:32
Faced with coronavirus surges in some of the largest states in the country and a public turning dramatically against how he has responded to the crisis, President Donald Trump spent 40 minutes of his Thursday night on the phone with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
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Must-watch videos of the week

CNN - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 22:10
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This comic sensation is wowing Instagram users with her skits on Nigerian families

CNN - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:54
In April 2019, a Nigerian comedian uploaded a skit to Instagram that showed a mother rushing to get her daughter to school. The daughter had overslept and missed the school bus.
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Apple apps collapse as Facebook takes blame

BBC Technology - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 20:48
Apps which integrate with Facebook's software were unusable for a while, thanks to a code change.
Categories: Technology

How trickery makes video calls more personal

BBC Technology - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 20:34
Microsoft says superimposing callers in the same virtual space makes chats more natural.
Categories: Technology

WHO chief: Top threat 'is not the virus itself'

CNN - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 19:50
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Twitter boss donates $3m to basic universal income project

BBC Technology - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 19:32
Jack Dorsey is backing a plan to help "close the wealth and income" gap for citizens in 16 US cities.
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Thousands flock to Neverspoons pub app

BBC Technology - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 18:52
An app designed to highlight independent pubs has risen to the top of the Google Play free app chart.
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Android 10 adopted faster than any other version, Google says

BBC Technology - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 17:47
Google's latest Android version was installed on more devices, faster - but is still behind iOS.
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The end of the line for cruise ships

CNN - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 14:45
The coronavirus pandemic could hasten the demise of some cruise ships as the industry struggles to recover, but retiring a gigantic liner is no easy business with some vessels sold on, repurposed or eventually torn up for scrap.
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TikTok halts Hong Kong access after security law

BBC Technology - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:03
Popular short video app TikTok has blocked access in Hong Kong as it comes under increasing scrutiny.
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Instagram to block LGBT 'conversion therapy' services

BBC Technology - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 05:00
It comes amid calls for the government to act on a two-year-old promise to make the practice illegal.
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Why Hollywood needs computer games tech more than ever

BBC Technology - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 04:37
The same technology that runs computer games is increasingly popular for making films and television.
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'Far Side' cartoonist publishes first new work in 25 years

CNN - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 04:00
"Enter if you dare," is the message on Gary Larson's website challenging people to explore his new content. "The Far Side" cartoonist surprised fans this week when he published never-before-seen comics for the first time in 25 years.
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'UK faces mobile blackouts if Huawei 5G ban imposed by 2023'

BBC Technology - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 18:10
BT and Vodafone warn that users will face days without a mobile signal if a 2023 ban is imposed.
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Global temperatures could exceed crucial 1.5 C target in the next five years

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 17:29
There is an increasing chance that annual global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels over the next five years, new climate predictions from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) say.
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Loot boxes: I blew my university savings gaming on Fifa

BBC Technology - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 04:42
How one teenager spent nearly £3,000 on his "addiction" to video game loot boxes.
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