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With loans of just $10, this startup has built a financial services powerhouse in emerging markets

Peris Kimeli and Betsy Cheruyot were students at Kenyatta University thinking about launching a business when they applied for their first loans from the mobile lending company, Tala. Hoping to get a clothing business off the ground and make some money to live on while going to school, the two young Kenyans downloaded the Tala mobile app, and within minutes ...

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‘Not only Pompeo thinks US is exceptional, this is the air Americans breathe’ – Peter Kuznick

We’ve already heard about US exceptionalism from Albright, Obama, and Clinton, but we are no longer in the 1990s, we are in a multipolar world, says Peter Kuznick, professor of history at American University. Donald Trump’s new pick for America’s top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, has gone through the required Senate grilling while outlining his view of US foreign policy.He explained ...

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Israel loses recon drone in Lebanon, the fourth this year

A small IDF surveillance drone was lost in southern Lebanon near the Israeli border on Saturday. It’s the fourth drone lost by the Israeli military this year, according to local reports. The drone was identified by Lebanese media as a Skylark, a tactical surveillance UAV used by Israeli artillery troops. According to reports in Lebanon, it landed near the Lebanese ...

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Google will make real-time Final Four predictions this weekend, air them as halftime TV ads

Google wants to put its data science chops to the test – in real-time. This weekend, the company is going use data analytics techniques and machine learning during the Final Four in San Antonio to figure out what it thinks will happen next in the live games. And after doing so, it will hand off its predictions about the game’s ...

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‘Is this poker or intl. relations?’: Moscow on calls to accept that it is guilty in Skripal case

It is more appropriate to question the credibility of the West, which pressures other countries to express “solidarity” and invade Iraq on a false pretext, than that of Russia, the spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry said. “Are we playing cards here or dealing with serious matters? Is this a game of poker or international relations?” Maria Zakharova said when asked ...

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Armed intruders may face being stoned to death at this Penn. school

A Pennsylvania school has come up with a last-resort measure in case of an active shooter incident. Instead of passively awaiting their fate, students and teachers are being trained to pelt a classroom attacker with stones. The measure was introduced at Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County by Superintendent David Helsel. It came to light after he described the ...

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Watch Alexa rap with Too Many T’s in this interactive music video

Alexa can already sing and rap, but now she’s the star of a new music video by the English rap duo Too Many T’s. The London-based rappers this week released an interactive video that lets Alexa sing along by triggering with voice commands, then pausing while she answers. The result is essentially a duet between Alexa and Too Many T’s ...

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Out of this world: NASA captures stunning snap of colorful Crab Nebula (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

NASA has released a spectacular image of the majestic Crab Nebula in the constellation of Taurus. The image is a composite of a series captured by the agency’s x-ray, optical and infrared satellites. First recorded by astronomers in 1054 AD, the Crab Nebula was formed when a star exhausted its supply of nuclear fuel and collapsed. Now, it is powered ...

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No chance of another European gas crisis, because this time EU in full control of Ukraine – analyst

Brussels will not allow a repeat of the January 2006 gas crisis, when Ukraine allegedly siphoned deliveries destined for Europe, predicts TeleTrade analyst, Petr Pushkarev. Read more That is because the current Ukrainian government is completely dependent on the EU, both financially and politically, he told RT. “Europe has all the levers of influence on Ukraine, something not seen in ...

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Putin: I didn’t try to recruit Melania, even though I used to love doing this

Bears, tigers and maternity benefits – that was the subject of Vladimir Putin’s short talk with the US First Lady at the G20 summit in Hamburg, he said in a new documentary. And no, he definitely did not try to recruit her. The two met briefly at a G20 summit dinner last year, and photos of Donald Trump’s wife laughing ...

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