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Facebook stock plunges on news feed overhaul

Shares in Facebook dropped by more than 4 percent ahead of Friday’s opening bell after the CEO announced changes to the platform’s centerpiece news feed, which he said would hit user engagement in the near term. The company is planning to change the filter for its news feed to prioritize what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of ...

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Bitcoin plunges by 30% after record high of $20,000

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 06:59 The price of bitcoin fell to less than $ 13,080 on Friday morning, according to CoinDesk.com. That makes an 18-percent drop since its previous slide, and more than 30 percent since it reached the historic 20k mark last week. The cryptocurrency has experienced its second major drop in just days. Rival bitcoin cash has ...

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Ukraine gas transit to Europe plunges by quarter after pipeline blast in Austria

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 09:46 Ukraine is sending 23 percent less Russian gas this Wednesday to Europe following the fatal explosion at the Austrian gas facility on Tuesday. Read more Despite the plunge in transit, “Ukraine will timely fulfill the requests of European importing countries and is ready to increase the volume of pumping of gas to Europe after ...

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Man plunges 50 feet from balcony at WTC Oculus transit hub

A man plunged about 50 feet from a balcony at the Oculus transit hub in lower Manhattan Tuesday and suffered serious injuries, officials and sources said. The man in his 40s jumped from a spot by the east staircase near the Church Street projection, a Port Authority Police Department spokesman said. “There was a scream and a splat and a ...

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Acrobat plunges to his death moments before Green Day performance

The second day of Spain’s Mad Cool Festival took a tragic turn when concertgoers watched in horror as an acrobat fell almost 100 feet to his death during a stunt. According to the Mirror, the aerialist was performing Friday night in a cage high above the stage when the harness around his waist somehow snapped causing him to plunge to ...

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Billions set to be lost as Libyan civil war plunges luxury resort city plans into chaos

Stretching over two miles of virgin land, 40 miles east from the Libyan capital Tripoli, there were even plans for a cruise liner terminal at Green City and a hospital.  However, the £5billion dream development covering 260 hectares remains just that as the project collapsed in a legal quagmire as Libya disintegrated into civil war.  One British creditor, Richard Wiseham, ...

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BREAKING: Car mows down commuters as it plunges down stairs at Berlin subway station

It is believed the car skidded to avoid hitting a cyclist, but the evasive manoeuvre saw the vehicle go crashing down the stairs and into crowds of subway passengers. According to emergency services, the car came to halt at the end of the stairs leading to the platform. Early reports suggest the dramatic crash is an accident According to the ...

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Greece turns against EU: Support plunges as Greeks face more austerity from Brussels

Backing for returning to a national currency has risen by more than 10 per cent as analysts say many Greeks find EU membership “detrimental”.  The survey by Dianeosis found 59.6 per cent wish to remain in the euro, compared to 73.9 per cent in April 2015.  Analyst Nikos Marantzidis said: “In international terms, we would say that we’re seeing the ...

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BREAKING: Dramatic helicopter crash leaves 5 dead after chopper plunges into busy motorway

The chopper was carrying multiple high-level business executives when it came down in the residential Buyukcekmece district of Istanbul, Turkey. City governor Vasip Sahin said the helicopter, which belonged to a private company, crashed after taking off from Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter then smashed into a TV aerial and came down on a highway on the edge ...

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