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After selling his company to Facebook for $19B, Brian Acton joins #deleteFacebook

Brian Acton, the co-founder of messaging service WhatsApp (which Facebook bought in 2014 for $ 19 billion), is now joining the chorus of the #deletefacebook movement. A tipster alerted us to the fact that Acton made the same call… on Facebook… as well. Since the sale of WhatsApp (which has made Acton an incredibly wealthy man), Acton has been actively ...

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Italian city suspends opening of memorial to WWII soldiers – including Nazis – after outcry

An unveiling ceremony of a memorial honoring soldiers of all nations who died during the World War II was canceled after public opposition. Critics said the monument would commemorate both Allied and Nazi paratroopers. An association of hotel owners from the town of Cassino was poised to unveil the stone monument on Sunday in the Foltin cave at the foot ...

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Saif Gaddafi may run for Libya’s presidency to ‘save’ country 7 years after father’s murder

Nearly seven years after the bloody NATO-backed uprising overthrew Colonel Gaddafi, his son, Saif Al-Islam is reportedly seeking to run in the Libyan presidential elections this year to “rescue” his country from the turmoil. The second son of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity, is seeking to run ...

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Uber suspends self-driving vehicle tests after fatal crash

Uber is pausing its autonomous car tests after a woman died in Arizona. The pedestrian was hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle. The woman died after being hit by the self-driving car operated by the company in Tempe, Arizona, the New York Times reports. The vehicle was driving in autonomous mode with a human driver at the wheel when it ...

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Bitcoin jumps $1,000 after recommendation for G20 to ditch regulation

An international group of central bank regulators and government ministers has told the G20 countries that bitcoin poses no threat to global financial stability, sending the cryptocurrency market higher. The Financial Stability Board’s chairman, Mark Carney, who also heads the Bank of England, has sent a letter to the G20, saying that the organization doesn’t see bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies ...

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Trump is (still) not firing Mueller after angry Tweet sparks concern

President Donald Trump’s lawyer said that he has no plans to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The US leader again reignited the rumors of an impending ouster by attacking the ‘Russiagate’ probe chief on Twitter. “In response to media speculation and related questions being posed to the Administration, the White House yet again confirms that the President is not considering ...

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Cirque du Soleil performer dies after ‘tragic accident’ at Florida show

A Cirque du Soleil performer has died after falling during an aerial performance in Tampa, Florida. The company called the death a “tragic accident.” Veteran aerialist Yann Arnaud fell 4.5 meters (15ft) from an aerial strap Saturday night. Speaking to RT.com, a spokesperson for production confirmed “with immense sadness” that Arnaud passed away at a local hospital. Footage of the ...

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Live feed from E. Ghouta after 7,000 civilians leave militant-controlled area

Published time: 17 Mar, 2018 06:29 Edited time: 17 Mar, 2018 06:51 More than 7,000 people have left towns in Eastern Ghouta on Saturday morning, the Russian military said. It also set up a livestream showing humanitarian corridors from land and air. “Since Saturday morning over 7,000 people have already left [the area], heading from the settlements of Hammuriyah, Hazzah ...

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Oklahoma mother jailed for marrying her daughter 10 years after marrying her son

An Oklahoma mother has been sentenced to two years in prison for marrying her daughter. Astonishingly, it is not the first time Patricia Ann Spann has tied the knot with of her children. She previously married her son in 2008. Spann was convicted of incest on Tuesday. Once her two-year term is served, the 45-year-old mother will spend another eight ...

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Russia will respond over Skripal case only after official request from UK – Lavrov

Moscow is ready to respond regarding the case of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal, but only after an official request from London, the Russian foreign minister has said, adding that both countries should hold talks on the incident. Read more However, Russia has yet to receive requests from the UK regarding Skripal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday. Skripal ...

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