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Turkish police leave Saudi consulate after 9-hour search for Khashoggi DNA traces (VIDEO)

Turkish forensics team have conducted a sweep of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul trying to find any evidence into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, whom Ankara believes was murdered at the diplomatic site. Having entered the Kingdom’s consulate on Monday, for the first time since Khashoggi disappearance nearly two weeks ago, a team of Turkish experts spent the next ...

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Australia 'open-minded' to moving Israeli embassy to Jerusalem – PM

Australia might soon follow in controversial US footsteps and relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the country’s new prime minister hinted after discussing the issue with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Arguing that a two-state solution has failed to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that his government is contemplating moving ...

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New dating app for Trump supporters exposes users’ data on launch day

Donald Daters, a new app seeking to “make American date again” and address the needs of young Republicans who feel excluded from the liberal dating scene, has reportedly leaked users’ personal data immediately after the launch. App creator Emily Moreno, a former campaign aide for Marco Rubio (R-Florida), launched the app because she felt Trump supporters were getting the short ...

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A former Google+ UI designer suggests inept management played a role in the network’s demise (beyond Facebook’s impact)

A lot of people leave their jobs because of bosses they can’t stand. Yet it’s seldom the case that a former employee publicly badmouths management after the fact. The obvious risk in doing so: future employers might not want to gamble on this person badmouthing them at a later date. That isn’t stopping Morgan Knutson, a UI designer who seven ...

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6.4 quake, aftershocks strike off New Caledonia

A powerful 6.4 earthquake followed by a series of aftershocks has struck off the coast of New Caledonia, a French territory made up of dozens of islands in the South Pacific, according to USGS. The quake was registered at a depth of 10 km some 162 km southeast if Tadine, about half an hour after a 6.3 earthquake struck the ...

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Cardiac stem cell treatment pioneer fabricated 31 studies, Harvard & Brigham conclude

Two prestigious US hospitals have concluded a prominent cardiologist whose research served as the foundation for cardiac stem cell therapy fabricated or falsified data in at least 31 published studies that should now be retracted. Piero Anversa’s research first made waves in 2001, when he published a paper in Nature suggesting that stem cells could regenerate damaged heart muscle. The ...

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Zimmer Biomet and Apple launch clinical study using Apple Watch and iPhone for 10K knee and hip replacement patients

Apple has made health — and helping people keep tabs on theirs — a cornerstone of how it is presenting the benefits of its newest Apple Watch, and today comes news of another way that this is taking shape. Zimmer Biomet, a world leader in developing the components and systems for joint replacements, says that it is working with Apple ...

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ISIS take 700 refugees hostage as US keeps ‘imitating’ fighting terrorists in Syria – MoD

Islamic State terrorists have attacked a refugee camp in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province and took hundreds of people hostage, while the US and its allied armed groups looked away, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The brazen assault on the El Bahra refugee camp took place on Saturday and saw “130 families of about 700 people” abducted and taken away ...

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It takes a neocon: DC hawk reinvents self as trans woman

A neoconservative policy hawk has brought the transgender revolution to the world of Washington, DC think tanks, suggesting that having the “right” politics goes a long way towards acceptance – unlike, say, Chelsea Manning. Giselle Donnelly has a long and storied career as a foreign policy hawk at the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute. However, Washington policy-watchers might know her best ...

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