Daily Archives: January 4, 2018

Latvia 'purging unwanted media' by expelling Russian journalists over 'security threat' – Moscow

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 04:57 Edited time: 5 Jan, 2018 04:58 The Russian Foreign Ministry has slammed Latvia for expelling two Russian journalists, accusing the pair of being a threat to the national security of the Baltic state. Olga Kurlayeva, with Russia’s VGTRK broadcaster, returned to Russia Friday morning after Latvian authorities detained her in Riga a day earlier ...

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Ice-cold iguanas plunge from Florida trees during winter storm cold snap (PHOTOS)

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 02:02 Edited time: 5 Jan, 2018 04:48 Frozen iguanas are tumbling off their perches in Miami’s suburbs, as South Florida and much of the US Southeast are in the grips of a frigid winter storm, as the freezing weather grows in intensity as it moves up the East Coast. The iguanas were seen dropping from ...

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Billions worth Mt. Gox bitcoins 'not lost': someone doesn't want them found – RT source

The hundreds of thousands of bitcoins stolen from the Mt. Gox exchange four years ago could be recovered, but there are powerful forces against it, according to bitcoin entrepreneur William Mook. Read more The Tokyo-based virtual currency exchange handled around 80 percent of global bitcoin trades. Mt. Gox shut down and went bankrupt in February 2014 after suffering the biggest ...

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Apple in good cheer over a billion-dollar Christmas and New Year on the App Store

The week after Christmas is a lazy one, but the App Store was working overtime. Apple triumphantly announced today that the late holiday season brought in more than a billion dollars in purchases on its mobile marketplace. Indeed, $ 300 million came in on New Year’s Day alone, presumably as everyone made unwise in-app purchases to get through their hangovers. ...

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Iranian prosecutor points finger at CIA, Israel and Saudi Arabia for unrest

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 02:31 Iran’s public prosecutor has blamed the CIA, Israel and Saudi Arabia for stirring unrest in the Islamic Republic which resulted in the deaths of more than 20 people over the last week. Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said Thursday that the “main protector” of the agitation plan was an American national called Michael Andrea, a man ...

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Carbon monoxide leak kills teen, sickens 41 others in New Jersey

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 03:49 Edited time: 5 Jan, 2018 03:58 Dozens of people were forced out of their apartments into blizzard conditions in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, as a carbon monoxide leak poisoned at least 41 people and killed a teenager. A 13-year-old girl is dead and three of her relatives are in critical condition Thursday evening, following ...

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Facebook Watch is adding clips from the CBS late-night lineup

Short-form content from CBS’ late-night shows “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” will now appear on Facebook Watch, according tomultiplereports. It’s the latest effort by Facebook to make Watch a thing. Clips of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, now the most popular late-night talk show, will begin appearing on Facebook Watch this ...

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South Korea's Moon convinces Trump to give Olympic talks a chance by delaying war games

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 02:59 As the US snubbed the nascent talks between North and South Korea as a possible attempt by Kim Jong-un to “drive a wedge” between allies, the South’s president has convinced Washington to delay joint drills to ease tensions. Moon Jae-in made the request to delay the military maneuvers in a phone conversation with his ...

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Ajit Pai cancels industry trade speech over death threats – report

Weeks after repealing net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai canceled a planned appearance at a tech industry trade show because of death threats, according to a report. On Wednesday, Gary Shapiro, president of Consumer Technology Association (CTA), released a statement that said Pai would not be attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year. ...

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Apple says Meltdown and Spectre flaws affect ‘all Mac systems and iOS devices,’ but not for long

Apple isn’t immune to Meltdown and Spectre, the major bugs in basic computing architecture that were announced yesterday to widespread amazement and horror. In an announcement, the company said that “all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected,” which sounds right, but that mitigations are either already in place or on the way. If you’re still not clear on the ...

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