• Number of flu-related deaths in Georgia jumps to 12
Number of flu-related deaths in Georgia jumps to 12

Joseph's Hospital in Orange. Experts say that 288 people had to be hospitalized within the last week due to the flu virus, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 1,141. By comparison, the 2016-17 season had 219 confirmed deaths related to the flu. With the flu impacting so many people, it's important now more than ever to take the cor...

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  • Democracy activist in HK gets another jail term
Democracy activist in HK gets another jail term

Wong had pleaded guilty past year for failing to comply with a court order to clear out of a protest camp during the 79-day gathering in the semiautonomous Chinese city. "A few months' jail term has a limited impact on these secessionists, and the judge also can't prevent more youths from following these activists", he said.

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  • Probe under way into missile alert error that terrified Hawaii
Probe under way into missile alert error that terrified Hawaii

Tokyo time. Do you think people in Hawaii have much faith in their government to fulfill its most basic responsibility to protect them against enemies, either domestic or foreign? Seek shelter. For almost 40 minutes people waited. "Don't become the boy who cried wolf ". Spokesperson Richard Rapoza said the unnamed employee, who has been re...

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  • UK Inflation Eases In December
UK Inflation Eases In December

Economists hope the fall in inflation will continue, with prices now rising more quickly than wages. The central bank's inflation report has pointed towards inflation peaking in 2017, for it to start easing back in 2018, which is precisely what we are seeing.

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  • It's official! Padmaavat is ready to relase on January 25th
It's official! Padmaavat is ready to relase on January 25th

The film stars Deepika Padukone , Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. The makers, Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, have said the film is based on 16th century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi's epic poem " Padmavat ".

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  • A Highly Classified Spy Satellite Has Been Destroyed. Probably
A Highly Classified Spy Satellite Has Been Destroyed. Probably

For its part , SpaceX seems to be shifting the blame away from itself, and said in a statement, "We do not comment on missions of this nature; but as of right now reviews of the data indicate Falcon 9 performed nominally". The mission, backed by the United States government, has become the talk of the town because neither the agency behind the l...

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  • Ripple partners with MoneyGram to provide quick transactions
Ripple partners with MoneyGram to provide quick transactions

Enter Ripple . The San Francisco startup is offering on-demand liquidity and rapid foreign exchange through XRP , theoretically allowing financial institutions to send payments around the world without the need for multiple corresponding accounts.

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  • Six more states join FirstNet
Six more states join FirstNet

In a statement on December 28, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu indicated that after his state's decision to opt out, talks with other governors around the country who were themselves interested in pursuing independent networks revealed the deadline was approaching "too quickly for these other states to feel confident in an opt-out decision".

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  • China's Geely turns to Volvo trucks in latest Swedish venture
China's Geely turns to Volvo trucks in latest Swedish venture

The Swedish company, which also makes buses, construction equipment and diesel engines, was the parent of Volvo Cars until 1999, when it was sold to Ford Motor Co. Geely will take over all the shares from Nomura and Barclays following necessary regulatory approvals. The transaction will make Geely the biggest single shareholder in Volvo and the s...

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  • Insider bitcoin cash trading at Coinbase? Exchange to investigate
Insider bitcoin cash trading at Coinbase? Exchange to investigate

It was not immediately clear if allegations of insider trading would cause any interest from regulators. Back in August , bitcoin split into two , creating Bitcoin Cash, in what's called a " hard fork ". On Twitter, cryptocurrency personalities chimed in about the odd activity. Analysts attributed the plunge to an influx of funds to Bitcoin C...

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  • Salvation Army Kettle Campaign struggling this year
Salvation Army Kettle Campaign struggling this year

The thief's bad behavior inspired Jones to replace the stolen money with a $200 donation. Police believe the woman posed as a Salvation Army volunteer to pull off the theft. "We had an awesome group of volunteers show up to pack in the shortest amount of time we've ever done it before". The Salvation Army helps address the root causes of povert...

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  • Facebook introduces Snooze, allowing users to mute friends
Facebook introduces Snooze, allowing users to mute friends

I have some friends on Facebook whose posts sometimes greatly annoy me. Facebook is introducing a " Snooze " button - allowing users to mute people, pages and groups they do not want to see in their news feed for 30 days. "It is eroding the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other". We've heard from people that they want mo...

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  • United States says hacker to plead guilty for role in 2016 cyber attacks
United States says hacker to plead guilty for role in 2016 cyber attacks

The guilty plea also reveals Jha's motivation for the attack, and it's less exotic than you might think. A statement from the DoJ said on 8 December, Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, New Jersey; Josiah White, 20, of Washington, Pennsylvania; and Dalton Norman, 21, of Metairie, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to violate the Computer F...

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  • Newlyweds Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli spotted cuddling in resort's balcony. See pics
Newlyweds Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli spotted cuddling in resort's balcony. See pics

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's wedding in Italy was every thing dreamy. Fans were able to live through the excitement thanks to the wedding pics from the private event attended only by close friends and family. She will also start prepping for Sui Dhaaga as the shooting for the same starts in February 2018 with Varun Dhawan. Anushka will...

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  • Airline Profits to Keep Rising in 2018
Airline Profits to Keep Rising in 2018

This was contained in IATA's latest analysis of demand for passenger air transport. "Safety performance is solid". "We are eight years into this air travel cycle, but we see no reason at present to expect that cyclical pattern to repeat itself", IATA Chief Economist Brian Pearce said, with reference to a trend that would usually indicate a majo...

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  • World's largest Starbucks store to open in China
World's largest Starbucks store to open in China

Starbucks sees China surpassing the U.S.as its largest market within a decade as it counts on the country's affluent consumers to offset stagnant growth in the rest of the world. In 2012, Starbucks China has operated the China Starbucks Farmer Support Center in Pu'er in the Yunnan Province, supplying agronomists to work in concert with governmen...

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  • Jaitley: India has standardised itself for growth rate of 7-8%
Jaitley: India has standardised itself for growth rate of 7-8%

With the January-March quarter result, India had lost its fastest growing economy to China , which grew at 6.9 per cent. The GDP growth had hit a three-year low in the first quarter of 2017-18. Gross value added (GVA), a key input of GDP that is tracked by the RBI, rose 6.1 per cent in July-September compared to 5.6 per cent in the June quar...

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  • Uber discloses data breach one year after it happened
Uber discloses data breach one year after it happened

The stolen information included names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of 50 million people around the world who have used the service. The names and driver's license numbers for 600,000 Uber drivers in the USA were also stolen, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement .

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  • Take the baton: Rahul Gandhi's impending elevation within Congress is long overdue
Take the baton: Rahul Gandhi's impending elevation within Congress is long overdue

After months of speculation, the stage is now set for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to take over as the party president from his mother Sonia Gandhi who has held the post for almost two decades. "It will always be available to not just Rahul-ji but also Congress men and women", he said. However, the incumbent Congress president is unwe...

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  • Sprint will start offering Hulu to its Unlimited Freedom customers
Sprint will start offering Hulu to its Unlimited Freedom customers

These customers will now be given free access to Hulu's Limited Commercials plan starting November 17. Sprint's unlimited plan costs $60 a month for one line and $100 for up to five lines (offer until January 31, 2018). This Is Us fans can expect their poppable snack to be extra salty, like the tears you shed watching week after week, w...

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  • Walmart Black Friday 2017 ad leaked
Walmart Black Friday 2017 ad leaked

Then there are those hoping to draw the Black Friday crowds. Walmart stores will open on Thursday at 6:00 PM. The star of the show is probably Amazon's Countdown to Black Friday event, which is packed full of great bargains like this massive 70-inch 4K TV from Sony for just $1,098.

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  • Target won't keep stores open all night on Thanksgiving
Target won't keep stores open all night on Thanksgiving

Target's 6 p.m. opening is in line with the last three years, the network said. The company says their hours this year will give team members a chance to recharge and prepare their stores for "even more holiday savings" on Black Friday .

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  • Ford recalling 1.3 million F-series pickups
Ford recalling 1.3 million F-series pickups

Ford is issuing a recall for more than a million F-Series pickups sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In an effort to remedy the problem , Ford dealerships will be instructed to inspect the door latches and actuation cables. According to a report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission , Ford expects that repairs for t...

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  • Agrees to three-year extension with Spurs
Agrees to three-year extension with Spurs

Wojnarowski reports the extension will start in the 2019-20 season and Aldridge will be signed through the 2021 season. In 72 regular-season contests, he averaged 17.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting along with 7.3 rebounds in 32.4 minutes.

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  • CANADA: Somali Man Arrested in Suspected 'Lone Wolf' Attack
CANADA: Somali Man Arrested in Suspected 'Lone Wolf' Attack

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif faces five counts of attempted murder, four counts of unsafe driving causing bodily harm, risky operation of a motor vehicle and one weapons-related charge. Of the four pedestrians, two suffered head injuries including a skull fracture. The driver, a 30-year-old male, "deliberately attempted to hit pedestrians" during the po...

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  • GM Promises Two New EVs in 18 Months, Plans All-Electric Future
GM Promises Two New EVs in 18 Months, Plans All-Electric Future

Recent announcements of major electric-vehicle programs at several of GM's big global rivals , most notably Volkswagen AG , had left investors wondering: How and when would GM follow up its well-regarded Chevrolet Bolt EV ? The platform is a fuel-cell-powered, four-wheel-steer concept that is built on a heavy-duty truck frame and driven by two...

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  • AIR HORROR: Passenger jet engine DISINTEGRATES 38000 feet above Atlantic
AIR HORROR: Passenger jet engine DISINTEGRATES 38000 feet above Atlantic

Air France flight AF66 from Paris to Los Angeles declared a mayday while flying over the Atlantic, and landed safely at Goose Bay Airport in Labrador a short while ago. Shortly after the incident occurred, passengers on board the flight posted images of the damaged engine on social media. "We saw the cabin crew walking through the aisles quick...

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  • Thunder React To Record Russell Westbrook Contract Extension
Thunder React To Record Russell Westbrook Contract Extension

Just when it looked like reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook would play out the final year of his contract and hit free agency, major news broke Friday afternoon on that front. Looking forward, Oklahoma City will be committing more than $70 million a year to the trio of Westbrook , Steven Adams and Andre Roberson. Westbrook was the 2017 NBA M...

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  • VW slapped with new $3bn penalty over diesel emissions scandal
VW slapped with new $3bn penalty over diesel emissions scandal

Stock prices of Volkswagen fell sharply Friday after a surprise announcement of another $3 billion charge related to the company's massive USA diesel emissions scandal . Analysts estimate that diesel scrappage in Germany could cost Volkswagen up to another EUR1.2 billion . The fix is taking longer and some cars had to be worked on a couple of...

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  • Uber CEO Apologizes After London Ban
Uber CEO Apologizes After London Ban

Mayor Sadiq Khan , a Labour politician who has criticised the firm in the past, said on Monday he had asked Transport for London (TfL) to be available to meet CEO Khosrowshahi . The TfL said Uber poses risks to public safety and criticized the company's approach to reporting serious criminal offenses and conducting background checks.

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  • Uber London Loses License To Operate
Uber London Loses License To Operate

After Transport for London (TfL) announced that they will not renew Uber's license to operate in the London, Londoners jumped into action. The agency specifically called out Uber's approach to reporting crime, its approach to background checks, and its use of Greyball , software that allowed it to circumvent detection by governments .

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  • Pilot union BALPA urges Ryanair to improve working conditions
Pilot union BALPA urges Ryanair to improve working conditions

Ryanair's annual general meeting takes place today against a backdrop of mass flight cancellations and a group of pilots rejecting a proposed bonus scheme to encourage them to give up some annual leave due to them. Until now, they say, they've been scattered and isolated, making them much less powerful. It said new contracts "should help stop th...

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  • Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2017 - Sept 21st to 24th
Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2017 - Sept 21st to 24th

The highest-demand category, mobile phones , will be availabe on sale from tomorrow, along with other fast-moving electronic products, such as tablets. On Amazon Pay balance 10% cashback is there. "Our vision has always been to create new possibilities for our customers and through these special offers, we hope to give them another reason to b...

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  • Tata Steel deal crystallises overseas M&A pain
Tata Steel deal crystallises overseas M&A pain

The proposed 50:50 joint venture would have a turnover of about €15 billion (Rs115,000 crore) and now employs about 48,000 people spread across various locations. Shares of Tata Steel were trading higher by 0.74 percent at 681.55 on BSE. "The steel industry has faced massive challenges in Europe for many years", ThyssenKrupp explained.

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  • Warning! Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner Antivirus Software
Warning! Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner Antivirus Software

Researchers at cyber intelligence firm Cisco Talos have discovered that a version of the popular maintenance software CCleaner is infected with malware . "In other words, to the best of our knowledge, we were able to disarm the threat before it was able to do any harm", Paul Yung, Piriform's VP of products confirmed .

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