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Rubber banned: India blocks ‘repulsive’ condom ads on TV before watershed

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 08:39 India has barred television channels from airing ads for condoms from 6am to 10pm. Some commercials appear to be “indecent, vulgar, suggestive and repulsive,” and may endanger children’s safety, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) said. Some channels were accused of “repeatedly” airing advertisements of condoms “indecent especially for children,” the ministry said, ...

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12yo ‘Trump Girl’ interviews Roy Moore before Alabama election

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 22:03 A pro-Trump political group has arranged for a 12-year old girl to interview Roy Moore, the Republican running for the vacant US Senate seat in Alabama, and who is fighting accusations of sexually assaulting minors decades ago. Millie March, the girl who interviewed Moore, gained fame during the 2016 presidential campaign for her support ...

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'Will you support me?’ Putin teases adoring crowd before announcing re-election bid (VIDEO)

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 14:52 Edited time: 6 Dec, 2017 14:58 Vladimir Putin received a rapturous reaction from a Moscow crowd when asked whether he planned to run again for president, hours before he announced his nomination. Putin was taking part a Q&A session on stage at the Russian Volunteer Forum in Moscow on Wednesday afternoon, an event for ...

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Russian delegation to receive Schmid report minutes before addressing IOC meeting

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 16:44 The Russian delegation attending the International Olympic Committee Executive Board meeting in Switzerland will be given the Schmid report on alleged systemic doping in the country just 20 minutes before presenting their case before the IOC members. The IOC will deliver its verdict on Russia’s participation at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics on Tuesday at ...

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Bitcoin crashing? App aims to flag crypto price dives before they happen

At the Disrupt Berlin hackathon developers presented an app which leverages machine learning to monitor bitcoin markets and news and social media platforms, to give early warning of impending volatility. Bitcoin Bubble Burst watches for price changes and major news events that could impact cryptocurrency markets and provides real time alerts to users. There are multiple existing apps that warn ...

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Germany offers rejected asylum seekers up to €3,000 to go home before March

The German Interior Ministry is offering rejected asylum seekers a hefty bonus to go to their country of origin voluntarily rather than face deportation. This is a new effort to turn back the refugee tide brought on by Angela Merkel’s “open door” policy. The offer is intended to supplement the existing program dubbed ‘StarthilfePlus,’ which provides help to those migrants ...

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US sanctions aimed at turning business elite against Putin before election – Kremlin

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 21:52 Edited time: 30 Nov, 2017 21:54 The threat of sanctions is a tool for Washington to divide the country’s big business and Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov has said. The Kremlin spokesman pointed out that the timing coincides with the approaching 2018 presidential election in Russia. Dmitry Peskov was replying to questions submitted to him ...

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Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported

This is software to save lives. Facebook’s new “proactive detection” artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts for patterns of suicidal thoughts, and when necessary send mental health resources to the user at risk or their friends, or contact local first-responders. By using AI to flag worrisome posts to human moderators instead of waiting for user reports, Facebook can decrease how ...

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‘Mladic verdict was determined even before court was formed’

A UN tribunal has handed General Ratko Mladic a life sentence over his role in the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. Some analysts told RT they believe the trial inherently had nothing to do with real justice, and was merely used to push the interests of NATO. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found the former Bosnian ...

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