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Facebook removed 14 million pieces of terrorist content this year, and the numbers are rising

Facebook must exert constant vigilance to prevent its platform from being taken over by ne’er-do-wells, but how exactly it does that is only really known to itself. Today, however, the company has graced us with a bit of data on what tools it’s using and what results they’re getting — for instance, more than 14 million pieces of “terrorist content” ...

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Biker war holds Australian city at ransom, police form special task force to combat rising violence

An Australian city has been rocked by fire bomb attacks, brawls, and a drive-by shooting by someone posing as police, as a biker gang war escalates. Police in Perth fear that soon innocent members of the public will be at risk. Detective Inspector Mark Twamley admitted that the risk to the public is increasing. “There is the potential risk of innocent ...

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Tech stocks (and the stock market) are tanking thanks to rising interest rates

Tech stocks tanked today amid a broader stock market slide as nervous investors worried that the 10-year bull run in public stocks may be coming to an end. The S&P 500 dropped 3.3 percent while Nasdaq composite index (which is the market where many of the largest U.S. tech companies are traded) lost 4 percent of its value, falling 315.97 ...

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22 cars burned in Sweden as country rocked by rising crime

Up to 22 cars were burned or damaged in several fires across southern Sweden on Thursday. It will likely stoke claims that the current socialist government has abjectly failed at tackling the surge in crime. Police in the southern city of Trollhättan are investigating a fire that left up to ten vehicles damaged, according to local news outlet Aftonbladet. Police ...

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Greece wildfires called Europe’s ‘deadliest’ in a century as rising death toll hits 91

The blaze that reduced the area to the east of Greece’s capital to resemble a post-apocalyptic landscape has killed 91 people, the Greek officials confirmed. The death toll is likely to rise. According to authorities, most of these people died as a result of the fire, while some drowned in the sea after fleeing the disaster.  The Greek Fire Service ...

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Blood Moon rising: Longest lunar eclipse of the century burns dark red (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Avid astronomers and amateur stargazers the world over were treated to an incredible lunar light show when the moon transformed from its usual bright color to an orb of burned orange and red for nearly two hours. The quirky color change was part of the longest lunar eclipse of the century, with people from as far away as Germany, Greece ...

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Net loss? Rising sea levels could wipe out web within 15yrs, study finds

The internet we know and love is at risk of extinction thanks to the threat of climate change. Rising sea levels could wipe out thousands of miles of fiber optic cables buried in densely-populated coastal areas of the US. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Oregon produced a peer-reviewed study that warns the key internet infrastructure ...

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EU strikes free trade deal with Japan amid rising US protectionism

Top officials from Brussels have come to Tokyo to sign the world’s biggest single market trade deal with Japan. The move will strengthen global trade cooperation that has been recently shattered by the current US administration. The agreement was signed during the meeting of EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ...

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Russian economy gaining momentum on rising oil prices – European Commission

Brussels is expecting the Russian economy to grow faster this year, citing surging oil prices as the main driver. “The impact of higher oil prices recirculating throughout the economy is likely to further support domestic demand and thereby GDP which is expected to grow by 1.7 percent in 2018,” the Commission said in its recent forecast, published on Thursday. Read ...

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Gold bullion to rally on weaker dollar, rising US inflation & deficit – analyst

The second quarter expects to see another gold rally pushed by strong physical demand and the weaker US dollar, according to Boris Mikanikrezai, precious and base metals strategist at Metal Bulletin. “The resilience of gold prices in spite of the substantial wave of speculative selling since mid-March (~71 tones, corresponding to a 17 percent drop in net long spec positions) ...

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