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‘Your god is stupid, mine has common sense’: Duterte accused of blasphemy, branded a madman & freak

Rodrigo Duterte has defended his provocative remarks after facing stiff criticism from Catholics who branded him a “madman” for calling God “stupid.” The Philippines’ president reiterated that “his God” has plenty of common sense. “I did not say my God was stupid,” Duterte said in Filipino, speaking in Cagayan de Oro on Monday. “Your god is not my god because ...

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Up to 120 evacuated from smoking mine in north-western Russia

An underground smoke alarm has prompted the evacuation of some 120 miners from the “Komsomolskaya” coal mine located outside Vorkuta, a city in Russia’s Far North, local media reported. “Smoke having been detected inside a defunct tunnel at a depth of 705 meters, 118 miners are being lifted up [from the coal mine],” a source the in local emergency service ...

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How much to mine bitcoin? Mapping the world’s most affordable countries

The number of cryptocurrencies in the world has risen above 2,000 to date, with new ones appearing almost every week. However, bitcoin is still the leader when it comes to price and popularity. Read more In the midst of the recent bitcoin fever, many have been tempted to take their savings from under the mattress and join the ranks of ...

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Crypto-charity? UNICEF urges gamers to mine Ethereum for Syrian children

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund has launched “the first ever blockchain fundraising” project, urging gamers to “turn graphics cards into a humanitarian tool” and mine Ethereum to help Syrian children. Over 500 people have already joined the unusual initiative to support Syrian children. UNICEF’s ‘Game Chaingers’ charity project has raised more than 1,500 euros in five days since ...

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Cryptojackers use YouTube ads to mine digital currencies

Hackers have been harnessing the computer processing power of YouTube viewers to mine cryptocurrencies. The malware attack, known as ‘cryptojacking’, was found to have targeted users through Google’s advertising service. The issue first surfaced last week after social media users reported that YouTube ads were triggering their anti-virus software, according to Ars Technica. These ads were found to contain mining ...

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Half of what’s mine… Russian senator proposes law equating cohabitation to marriage

The Russian Duma will consider a law that would give partners the same rights as spouses after five years of cohabitation, or two years if the couple has a child. The legislation has been met with a stormy response. Read more The bill was submitted to the Duma by Anton Belyakov, a member of Fair Russia, a party that holds ...

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Private investors buying electric power stations in Russia to mine cryptocurrency

Two electric power stations in Russia have been sold for the purpose of cryptocurrency mining, the Kommersant newspaper reported, citing sources. It is the first such deal in the country. The two power stations are in Perm Region, on the western slopes of the Middle Ural Mountains, and in the neighboring Republic of Udmurtia. The facilities will be used to ...

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‘Hypocrital US demands Iran unblock protesters’ Instagram after ordering to block mine’ – Kadyrov

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has ripped into Facebook and the US government for the blocking of his social media handles, saying, Washington views support for Syria and Palestine’s Jerusalem claim as backing terrorism. In a message posted to Telegram Wednesday, Kadyrov accused the US of “hypocrisy” for condemning the Iranian government’s blocking of Instagram and Telegram during the ongoing protests, ...

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‘Mine is bigger’: Trump dares Kim Jong-un to compare nuclear buttons

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 00:58 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 01:33 President Donald Trump has fired off a tweet against North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un, claiming to have a “more powerful” nuclear weapons launcher than him. Trump responded Tuesday night to comments Kim made earlier this week during a New Year speech. North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un ...

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Russian oil pipeline company says its computers were hacked to mine cryptocurrency

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 11:59 Officials at Transneft told Reuters on Friday its computers had been used for the unauthorized mining of the cryptocurrency monero. Monero is the eleventh-largest virtual currency with a market cap of over $ 5 billion. “Incidents where the company’s hardware was used to manufacture cryptocurrency have been found. It could have a negative impact ...

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