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First group of Syrian kids arrives in Russia for military education

Eight kids from the Syrian “School for Late Heroes’ Children” have arrived to St. Petersburg and are now preparing themselves for studies in various Russian military schools, a popular daily reports. The head of the Syrian Culture Center in St. Petersburg, Waddah al-Jundi, has told Izvestia daily that the eight children are expected to begin their studies in Russian military ...

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Cannabis beer on the horizon as Canadian company invests in world’s first marijuana brewery

A Toronto-based company has come up with a… cannabis-brewed beer. The drink is being prepared in anticipation of Canada’s legalization of marijuana this year. As Canada is set to become the second country in the world to legalize the class-B drug for recreational use, Province Brands has figured a unique way of bringing cannabis-based products to the consumer market. In ...

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World’s first Hindi humanoid showcases spiritual side (VIDEO)

An Indian software engineer believes his new humanoid robot can lead the country into the next technological revolution, claiming the makeshift model is the first of its kind to speak Hindi. And the robot even has a belief in god. Ranjit Srivastava from the city of Ranchi in north eastern India created Rashmi, the robot fluent in Hindi, Bhojpuri, Marathi ...

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India’s first all-female SWAT team to protect PM as they break police ‘male bastion’

They spring up from sleep and arm in a few seconds, scale high-rise buildings, and defuse bombs, but most importantly break the glass ceiling as India’s first all-female commando group. In what is bound to pave the way for more female ranks joining India’s predominantly male police force, the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team has started work in India’s ...

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First they came for Alex Jones… Now Facebook bans Venezuela news site

Days after the purge of Alex Jones from social media, Big Tech seems to have found another suitable target for apparent censorship. Facebook has banned the page of a prominent leftist news site writing about Venezuela. Venezuelanalysis.com, a left-leaning news site that writes from a pro-Bolivarian revolution stance, has been around since 2003. Critics, including the US government, brand it ...

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Scuffle breaks out as first woman fined for flaunting Denmark’s ‘burqa ban’

A 28-year-old woman wearing a niqab has become the first person to be fined for flaunting Denmark’s contentious face-covering ban, which came into effect on Wednesday. The incident happened in a shopping center in the Danish city of Horsholm on Friday, after police were called to a public disturbance upon the outbreak of a scuffle after another woman attempted to ...

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Apple becomes first company to hit $1 trillion market cap

The market capitalization of Apple reached $ 1 trillion on Thursday. The iPhone maker became the first company to reach this valuation. Apple shares rose over three percent on a strong earnings report published earlier this week. Apple was trading at $ 207 per share on Thursday. It started this year at $ 172. Apple’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) grew ...

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Apple on the brink of becoming world’s first trillion-dollar company

Shares of iPhone and computer maker Apple surged six percent after the company reported solid third-quarter results. The corporation closed the trading session just shy of the $ 1 trillion in market capitalization. Apple stock closed at $ 201.50, slightly below the intraday high of $ 201.76. Shareholders had been seeking a share price of $ 203.45 to make the ...

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Apple on the brink of becoming world’s first trillion-dollar company

Shares of iPhone and computer maker Apple surged six percent after the company reported solid third-quarter results. The corporation closed the trading session just shy of the $ 1 trillion in market capitalization. Apple stock closed at $ 201.50, slightly below the intraday high of $ 201.76. Shareholders had been seeking a share price of $ 203.45 to make the ...

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Golden Gate Ventures hits first close on new $100M fund for Southeast Asia

One of the fascinating things about watching an emerging startup ecosystem is that it isn’t just companies that are scaling, the very VC firms that feed them are growing themselves, too. That’s perhaps best embodied by Golden Gate Ventures, a Singapore-based firm founded by three Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in 2011 which is about to close a huge new fund for Southeast ...

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