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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg taken to hospital after fall

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leading liberal-leaning member of the US Supreme Court, has been taken to hospital on Thursday morning. She fell in her office on the previous night. According to the Supreme Court’s Public Information Office, the 85-year-old fractured three ribs on her left side during the fall. She is being treated at George Washington University Hospital in ...

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Campaign tool supplied to UK’s governing party by Trump-Pence app dev quietly taken out of service — thanks to GDPR

An app that the UK’s governing party launched last year — for Conservative Party activists to gamify, ‘socialize’ and co-ordinate their campaigning activity — has been quietly pulled from app stores. Its vanishing was flagged to us earlier today, by Twitter user Sarah Parks, who noticed that, when loaded, the Campaigner app now displays a message informing users the supplier is “no longer ...

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Russian space boss ‘temporarily’ taken off sanction list so he can visit US – NASA chief

NASA managed to convince the White House to ‘temporarily’ lift the travel ban imposed on Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin so he could pay a visit to the US, the head of NASA said on Friday. NASA “succeeded” in temporarily “removing” the head of the Russian national space agency ‘Roscosmos’ from the sanctions list, Jim Bridenstine told TASS news agency. ...

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Twitter makes it easier to see enforcement taken on reported tweets

Twitter is making a change to how its tweet reporting procedures will work. Before, Twitter had experimented with both showing or hiding the tweet you reported, but users told the company they sometimes needed to refer back to the tweet – like when they’re trying to report it to law enforcement, for example. Now, Twitter says it will hide the ...

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‘I would’ve taken to streets if I wasn’t minister’: Merkel ally Seehofer on Chemnitz protests

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s key ally Horst Seehofer has said he would have taken to the streets to protest the killing of a German man in Chemnitz if he wasn’t a minister – and has branded immigration the “mother of all problems.” Leader of the CSU – the Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU – Seehofer has spoken out ...

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#Romanovs100 top 10 photos taken by Nicholas II, his wife & their children (PHOTOS)

Digital puzzle #Romanovs100 looks back at its most popular photos: over 100 days 4,000 images the Romanovs took themselves were published across social media telling the family’s story ahead of their execution’s centenary. This extensive photo archive was distributed across Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook without repeating itself. Each platform conveyed its unique narrative using linear and non-linear storytelling. Having ...

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Musician taken off plane over ‘unbearable’ stench dies of necrosis

A Russian rock guitarist whose illness caused an emergency plane landing last month has died, after multiple surgeries at a hospital in Portugal. He was diagnosed with tissue necrosis after a vacation in Spain. A Transavia flight from the Canary Islands to the Netherlands was forced to land in Faro, Portugal on May 30, after multiple passengers passed out or ...

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Billboard urging liberals to leave Texas to be taken down after causing social media pandemonium

A cheeky Texas billboard encouraging liberal motorists to keep driving until they’ve left the state will be taken down after photos of the roadside ‘advertisement’ sparked a social media uproar. Located outside the small panhandle town of Vega, the billboard greeted eastbound drivers on Interstate 40 with: “Liberals – Please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE ...

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‘Caged migrant children’ go viral… until picture turns out taken under Obama, not Trump

Journalists, Obama’s former speechwriter and other public figures all quietly deleted their misplaced horror at images of caged migrant children in the US when they found out the picture was taken under President Obama. CNN journalist Hadas Gold, NYT Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein, Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour and former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were all ...

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Ethiopia demands UK return pillaged treasure taken 150 years ago (DEBATE)

Ethiopia is calling for the return of valuable artefacts plundered by British forces 150 years ago. The East African treasures are currently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The country has demanded that all of the looted antiquities be sent back to Ethiopia on a permanent basis, refusing an offer of a long-term loan by the ...

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