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New Words Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

New Words Added to the Oxford English Dictionary What was once simply a past form of "waking up" has a whole new etymology. Citing woke's popularization in 2008 by soul and R&B artist Erykah Badu in her song " Master Teacher ", the Oxford English Dictionary described the word's transformation to how it's now associated with the Black Lives Matter movement. [Full Article...]

Varadkar and Trump 'look forward to meeting'

Varadkar and Trump 'look forward to meeting' WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has held his first telephone conversation with Ireland's new prime minister, Leo Varadkar. Trump also invited the Taoiseach to attend the annual St Patrick's Day events in Washington next March. [Full Article...]

Sturgeon defers independence referendum until after Brexit

Sturgeon defers independence referendum until after Brexit Instead, the First Minister simply said she would "re-set" her proposal in light of her party's disastrous election result, which saw the SNP lose 21 seats and half a million votes. She still believes that the Scottish people should get a say on independence before the United Kingdom leaves the EU. Sturgeon's best bet now is to hope that anger and disaffection with Brexit grows to such an extent... [Full Article...]

Star Fox 2 Programmer Stunned by Recent Revival

Star Fox 2 Programmer Stunned by Recent Revival If you buy from eBay you'll have to wait until the seller receives their SNES mini when it launches on 29th September, and for them to then send it on to you. Also it is reported that the company will deliver great games for the Nintendo Switch system and continuing to build momentum for that platform, as well as serving the more than 63m owners of Nintendo 3DS family systems. [Full Article...]

Apple Buys Maker Of Eye-Tracking Glasses

Apple Buys Maker Of Eye-Tracking Glasses On June 16, SensoMotoric filed new articles of incorporation and subsequently removed more than a dozen pages that once featured information about its products, also deleting the site's job listings and contact information, among other things. [Full Article...]

A look at peace deal between Colombia and FARC rebels

A look at peace deal between Colombia and FARC rebels Presidential elections are scheduled for next March and as stipulated in the peace accord signed a year ago, the FARC will receive five seats each in the Senate and Congress, helping to cement the group's evolution from a military to a political force. [Full Article...]

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan An estimated 20 children were among the dead, provincial government spokesman Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan told Reuters . "At least 123 people were burnt alive and died on the spot while the injured were shifted to the district headquarters hospital and Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur where the condition of majority is critical", Afzal said , adding that about 50,000 litres of fuel spilled from ... [Full Article...]

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Sells 4 Million Units

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Sells 4 Million Units The game is also rapidly becoming a major spectator sport, with up to 350,000 people watching the game on Twitch at its peak (the game is second only to mainstays Dota 2 and Counter-Strike). Apparently, a bug in the spawn table for loot boxes means that some items appeared more often or less often than the developers of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds first intended. [Full Article...]

Hedge fund star Dan Loeb bets $3.5 billion on Nestle

Hedge fund star Dan Loeb bets $3.5 billion on Nestle Daniel Loeb said his Third Point investment company paid $3.5 billion for a 1.3 percent stake in Nestle and demands changes to boost profits. The company, which makes coffee, candy, pet food, bottled water and prepared meals, said it was committed to its strategy under new Chief Executive Mark Schneider . [Full Article...]

Anonymous says NASA has evidence of aliens

Anonymous says NASA has evidence of aliens A YouTube account affiliated with the hacking group has released a video making the claim. The video itself references several recent big discoveries and quotes from NASA's associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate in Washington, Dr. [Full Article...]

Avis to manage Waymo's self-driving cars

Avis to manage Waymo's self-driving cars We refine Waymo technology through one billion miles of simulation testing each year, and our cars have self-driven over three million miles on public roads across four USA cities. The company says the collaboration is created to support Waymo's growing autonomous vehicle fleet and Waymo's public testing of its self-driving cars in Phoenix, Arizona. [Full Article...]

Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes

Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes Health insurers Anthem and MDwise are both withdrawing from the ACA's IN marketplace next year. Two companies - Anthem and Delta Dental - plan to offer dental insurance. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, pointed out following the Anthem announcement, the insurance industry itself has called the continued Trump administration threats to eliminate Obamacare insurance subsidies "the single most destabi... [Full Article...]

No evidence NSW shooting victim was bikie

No evidence NSW shooting victim was bikie AN outlaw bikie has been shot dead in what is believed to be a revenge attack over a wild State of Origin night gang brawl on the Tweed. Hall, who lived on the Gold Coast, was a known debt enforcer and Mongols bikie gang associate. An investigation into the shooting death of a man on the northern NSW border is continuing as police rule out claims the incident was related to a bikie gang brawl. [Full Article...]

NDP put no confidence motion forward, call on Clark to support it

NDP put no confidence motion forward, call on Clark to support it Clark said it is her responsibility as the incumbent, and the leader with the most seats, to be prepared to govern if the B.C. Liberals survive a confidence vote on their throne speech . The bill would have included a total ban on corporate and union donations, as well as donations that are "in kind" (in the form of staff and resources). [Full Article...]

Indian hotel turns away woman because she was a 'single lady'

Indian hotel turns away woman because she was a 'single lady' The hotel policies say the hotel wouldn't be hosting a "single lady" which is why Nupur was denied of checking in the hotel that she actually booked in advance. "I am not ready to live in the fear of my safety anymore". While it does have the now-almost-standard policy of not allowing locals and unmarried couples it also goes further and refuses to accept single ladies too. [Full Article...]

Trump attacks Obama's handling of Russian meddling

A number of congressional panels, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and special counsel Robert Mueller, are investigating Russian interference in the election and any links to the Trump campaign. Former Obama administration officials told the Post that Obama failed to properly respond to the Russian threat. Trump's latest twist in his defense has taken a unique turn, with ... [Full Article...]

Trump dismisses obstruction of justice probe as 'phony story'

Trump dismisses obstruction of justice probe as 'phony story' The newspapers said special counsel Robert Mueller plans to interview Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers and former NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett . It is believed that investigators have also been looking for any evidence of financial crimes among Trump associates. A source on Trump's legal team claimed the president was referri... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible obstruction as witch hunt

President Donald Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible obstruction as witch hunt As part of his probe into possible obstruction, Mueller has requested interviews with senior intelligence officials about their conversations with Trump, a former senior intelligence official with knowledge of the discussions confirmed to NBC News. [Full Article...]

Australia a nation changing fast: Census

Australia a nation changing fast: Census The highest rate of people who spoke only English at home was in Tasmania with 88 percent. Median Tasmanian rent was up 15 per cent to $230 per week. The nation is home to 24.4 million people, with 1.3 million new migrants calling Australia home since 2011. Second was Victoria with 5,926,624 people and third was Queensland with 4,703,193 people. [Full Article...]

London fire could delay deal between UK PM May's Conservatives and DUP

London fire could delay deal between UK PM May's Conservatives and DUP The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament. Once inside the private meeting, May offered a message of conciliation to her MPs, according to those present. If they really wish to overcome the current turbulence and strike a good deal with the European Union, w... [Full Article...]


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