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Bitcoin crash sparks investor appetite for gold

A major correction on the cryptocurrency market has revived investor interest in the world’s oldest commodity. Gold has seen a breakneck-paced rally this month. Read more Bullion dealer Sharps Pixley said physical gold sales increased fivefold on Wednesday, as people were willing to sell digital gold and buy the real thing. “Yesterday was a hell of a crazy day. Emails ...

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Facial recognition database? Google’s new art selfie app sparks privacy concerns

A new feature of Google’s Art & Culture app, which allows users to find their art doppelganger by uploading a selfie, is being dubbed by some as a “facial recognition database.” The new update to the app, which has been in existence for more than a year, has unleashed a frenzy of activity online as users post images of their ...

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Mysterious ‘black snow’ in Kazakhstan sparks investigation (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Authorities in the central Kazakh city of Temirtau have launched an investigation after a mysterious dust turned the snow black. Local residents have blamed the metallurgical complex in the area for causing the strange pollution. A winter wonderland was turned into a rather depressing view in early January, when a layer of soot-like dust covered the Kazakh city. Temirtau residents ...

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‘White racism’ course at Florida university sparks threats & outrage, as expected

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 00:26 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 00:47 A Florida university has been accused of stoking racial tensions with a controversial new course. Is has already irked people to such an extent that police officers will be stationed outside the classroom. Florida Gulf Coast University rolled out the new course entitled, “White racism,” on Tuesday as ...

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Israeli politicians appose Likud resolution to annex parts of West Bank, vote sparks fury

Netanyahu’s Likud party has approved a non-binding resolution to annex Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria in the West Bank, which Palestinians recognize as theirs. The vote was met with mixed reactions. On Sunday, the Likud Central Committee voted unanimously for a resolution that calls upon Israel to impose sovereignty over illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. Read more ...

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Trumped up presidential coin drops national motto, sparks Twitter outrage

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 05:01 President Donald Trump’s token presidential “challenge coin” is a radical departure from his predecessors, replacing the national motto with “Make America Great Again.” And Some on Twitter could not contain their anger. Trump was reportedly personally involved in the design of the collectible coin, which replaced the national motto, “E Pluribus Unum” with his ...

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You’ve gotta Brie kidding me! ‘Unlimited’ cheese & wine party runs out of cheese, almost sparks riot

Food lovers are cheesed off after what may be the greatest con of 2017. A food festival that promised unlimited cheese and wine ran out of the former – and has since been labelled the UK’s answer to the Fyre Festival. Hundreds of eager Red Leicester lovers descended on Greenwich warehouse Studio 338 on Saturday and Sunday, forking out £30-£40 ...

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‘Sexist smear’: Trump’s war of words with senator sparks allegations of sexism from Democrats

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 21:43 A war of words between US President Donald Trump and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) has left top Democrats leveling allegations of sexism against the president. The spat was sparked after Gillibrand joined a handful Democrat senators and Bernie Sanders in calling for Trump to resign over allegations of sexual assault. “President Trump has ...

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‘Record breaking’ rainbow sparks online search for pictures (VIDEO)

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 22:29 A meteorological expert is seeking to enter the Guinness World Records after filming what he believes to be the longest lasting rainbow on record. The colorful phenomenon, the result of light refraction off water droplets, was filmed for nearly 9 hours in Taipei, Taiwan. A timelapse video shows how the radiant rainbow dimmed and ...

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‘No clear cause of death’: Massive shark kill sparks mystery (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 15:54 An “alarming” number of dead sharks have washed up on Louisa Creek Beach in Queensland, leaving residents concerned about what caused their deaths. Local resident Lance Payne discovered the shark carcasses on two occasions when he was walking on the beach, and shared his findings on Facebook. He said an “alarming number” of dead ...

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