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Is the fox guarding the henhouse?


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Officials issued a level three tsunami alert and rerouted flights as emergency crews still searched for victims from last weekend's unexpected wave that killed more than 430 people.


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Two people were injured after a bomb exploded outside a church in central Athens on Thursday, fueling concerns of a resurgence of urban-guerrilla violence in Greece.

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Warner Bros.' 'Aquaman' continued to rule the holiday box office on Christmas Eve, earning $11.2 million from 4,125 theaters in North America and swimming past the $500 million mark globally.


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The end of the year is at hand and while that means a lot of things for many people, for those in the tech and mobile industry, it means the start of two months of nonstop marketing and hype. That, of course, includes Samsung’s next non-foldable flagships, which may have been leaked in their entirety, though not at Pixel 3 levels yet. Still, one can always squeeze in more details, including a new gimmick to call attention to the smartphone’s odd camera hole.

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The tsunami that battered coastlines along the Sunda Strait over the weekend follows a similar wave that pounded the island of Sulawesi in September, killing an estimated 2,100.

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Amid the busy holiday season, Mount Etna's eruption led to the closure of Sicily's Catania airport.


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On Sept. 6, the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan, the first of its kind in Europe, opened its doors and immediately triggered a cultural sensation – and divide


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President Trump questioned a 7-year-old’s belief in Santa Claus, telling the child it was “marginal” at that age to still think Father Christmas is real, USA Today reports.
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Samsung has started rolling out Android Pie for Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices earlier than it said it would. The tech giant was originally planning to release the m...


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The spike in heart attacks is likely linked to increased emotions and activity around the Christmas holiday.


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A pharmaceutical company said some of its blood pressure medication is being recalled after the presence of a cancer-causing agent was discovered in two lots, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Dec. 20.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited said it is voluntarily recalling two lots of Losartan potassium tablets, used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), after traces of N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) were discovered. NDEA is a known cause of cancer and occurs naturally in “certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen,” the FDA stated. The active pharmaceutical ingredient, which contains the NDEA, was manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited.

No “events related to this recall” have been reported by Torrent Pharmaceuticals, the FDA said.
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About 3,000 Sydney residents were forced out of a new 34-story apartment building Monday after they heard cracking noises, officials said.


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Gunmen storm government compound as workers run for their lives to escape attack blamed on Taliban


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Warning systems failed to alert residents of danger when volcanic activity triggered a tsunami on Saturday. Hundreds died, and more than 11,000 people have been displaced on Java and Sumatra islands.


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The federal government entered a partial shutdown at 12:01 a.m. EST on Saturday because President Donald Trump would not budge on his attempt to get the American people to pay for the border wall he spent his entire 2016 campaign promising Mexico would pay to build.
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Budget now moves to lower house after EU dispute resolved.


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All of the major indexes have lost 16 to 26 percent from their highs this summer and fall.


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Last month, Google offered some Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners free Play Store credit. Google Play is now running a similar app discount that’s only available to certain users based on previous purchasing history.


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The 'Bendgate 2.0' saga continues: An iPad Pro customer who email Tim Cook about his disappointment with the situation in which the US$799+ devices arrive deformed out of the box got a response. This reply was not from Cook himself, however, but from another Apple executive who explained how well the new iPad fits in with Apple's design philosophy.


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Officials are now saying at least 43 people are dead and 600 more wounded after a tsunami struck the coast of Indonesia on Saturday.

The National Disaster Management Agency confirmed that the tsunami struck Saturday night, leaving dozens of buildings damaged, on top of the escalating human toll.
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A silky-smooth chocolate cream pie made with an Oreo crust and topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.


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I tried the spicy cranberry salsa with cream cheese that's making the rounds on Reddit.(And I'm hooked.)


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"If, God forbid, something like [nuclear war] were to happen, it would lead to the end of all civilization"


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Are you looking for ways to drive more traffic to your eCommerce website? Have you considered how a YouTube marketing campaign can increase online sales?

Revamp CRM share their guide to YouTube eCommerce marketing in this infographic.
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President Trump declared victory over ISIS. But the international response is decidedly mixed — from worries in liberated Raqqa, to applause from Russia and measured resolve in Israel.


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The airport's CEO said the drone deployment was targeted "to close the airport and bring maximum disruption in the run up to Christmas."


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A newly obtained document shows President Donald Trump signed a letter of intent to move forward with negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Russia, despite his attorney Rudy Giuliani claiming on Sunday the document was never signed.


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Charles Michel's resignation letter comes days after a coalition partner quits over migration.


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T-Mobile US (O:TMUS) and Sprint Corp (N:S) have received approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for their proposed merger, the companies said on Monday.
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Growth of economic equality between the sexes appears to be stalling globally as proportionately fewer women join the workforce than men, and artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies are rife with gender gaps, according to a World Economic Forum report released on Monday.

Women saw gains this year in some measures of economic parity, such as income, but declines in access to healthcare and education and political involvement, according to the report.
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President Trump is finding himself increasingly isolated less than a week ahead of a potential government shutdown, as even members of his own party admit that he has backed himself into a corner with his demands for $5 billion in funding for a wall on the Mexican border.


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The explosion occurred in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, and caused nearby apartment buildings and houses to shake.


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In the corridors of the U.K. Parliament, an idea that four months ago seemed laughable is now being seriously discussed. Is another referendum a way out of the Brexit deadlock? Speaking privately, some ministers raise it unprompted. At a press conference on Tuesday, leaders of the smaller opposition parties urged the government to consider it as a contingency worth preparing for.


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DEVASTATING riots tearing France apart have claimed their eighth victim during a fifth week of violence. French interior minister Christophe Castaner confirmed the person died on Friday night, but …


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Apple says that it will make two major changes to the iPhone software in China to avoid a patent-infringement sales ban.


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A Facebook bug means thousands of third-party apps had temporary access to photos they didn't have permission to view.


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Jean-Claude Juncker was feeling rather silly at the European Council summit, playing awkwardly with a woman’s blonde hair, throwing papers on the floor, even blocking a camera with his hand. It's all in a day's work, apparently.


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Jabari Parker landed a very lucrative two-year contract when he signed with the Chicago Bulls during the offseason. However, it appears that his stay in the Windy City could be short-lived. According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls have "engaged in trade talks with several teams" in an attempt to find a resolution to Parker's situation.


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YouTube has released an update on its efforts to remove offensive content and better protect its users. Utilizing a combination of human reviewers and machine learning technology, YouTube says that it's now able to "consistently enforce our policies with increasing speed". And that speed is definitely impressive - YouTube says that between July and September 2018, its systems removed 7.8 million offending videos, with 81% of them being first detected by machines. Of those detected by machines, 74.5% had never received a single view. That's a very strong result - YouTube's evolving AI tools are getting much better at detecting and removing content, before anyone even sees it.


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It's still too early to say whether Facebook's video play Watch will actually become a success. Early reports have indicated that Watch is not gaining significant traction, and this week, Facebook has released its own usage data, which highlights both the potential and challenges ahead for the platform.


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“The Marvel Universe has gone nuts; we’re going to have a fricking Captain America movie if we’re not careful.” This was Zack Snyder speaking to Entertainment Weekly in 2008. Every once in a while, that quote finds itself recirculated online, evidence of Snyder’s philistine ideas about superhero movies and what a misguided idea it was for DC to recruit him to attempt to replicate the Marvel Universe’s success. (Another Snyder line from that same breath: “And Iron Man—$300 million domestic box office on a second-tier superhero!”)


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Harvey Weinstein apparently claimed to have once slept with Jennifer Lawrence, according to new lawsuit docs obtained by TMZ.


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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced plans to issue a cryptocurrency for use in cross-border transactions. This, despite the fact that the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) has effectively banned digital currencies in the Middle Eastern country.


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Another day, another potential White House chief of staff turning down President Donald Trump. Although it was reported on Friday that former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was the front runner to be Trump’s next chief of staff, Christie abruptly announced that he was taking himself out of the running. “I’ve told the president that now is not the right time for me or my family to undertake this serious assignment,” Christie said, in a statement posted  by the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman. “As a result, I have asked him to no longer keep me in any of his considerations for this post.”


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Google should shut down Google+ immediately. The social network is only resulting in security breaches and hurting the company's brand.


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After the historic announcement in February 2016 hailing the discovery of gravitational waves, it didn’t take long for skeptics to emerge.

The detection of these feeble undulations in the fabric of space and time by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) was said to have opened a new ear on the cosmos. But the following year, a group of physicists at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen published a paper casting doubt on LIGO’s analysis. They focused their criticism on the experiment’s famous first signal, a squiggly line — representing the collision of giant black holes more than a billion light-years away — that was printed in newspapers worldwide and tattooed on bodies.
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EU leaders, at their last summit of 2018, failed to reach agreement on a comprehensive overhaul of migration and asylum policy.

The failure to reach a deal was a particular defeat for the Commission, which had made a last-ditch attempt to try to push through a deal. The European Council's refusal to act even on legislative initiatives that were close to completion drew a sharp rebuke from Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who accused some national capitals of "hypocrisy" by critcizing Brussels but then refusing to implement policy changes.
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U.S. law enforcement officials on Friday were investigating a wave of hoax emailed bomb threats demanding bitcoin payment that caused worry but no damage in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. On Thursday in North America, hundreds of businesses, government offices and schools received awkwardly-worded letters threatening to set off explosives if payments of $20,000 in cryptocurrency were not received.


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