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Images of her one-woman protest December 27 flooded social media, where she has been lauded as a courageous defender of women's rights. A hashtag about women's role in social change, roughly translating to #GirlsofRevolutionStreet, was also trending on Iranian Twitter.
  • Elon Musk Denies Rumors He's Secretly Creating a Zombie Apocalypse

    Elon Musk Denies Rumors He's Secretly Creating a Zombie Apocalypse

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    To go alongside your new flamethrower, Musk is selling an "overpriced" fire extinguisher - good idea - for $30 (£21), the item has the description: "Buy an overpriced Boring Company fire extinguisher!" Who even knows - but please, Elon , roast as many nuts as you want, just don't attack us all with this Boring Company flamethrower.
  • ITC rules in favor of Bombardier

    ITC rules in favor of Bombardier

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    The aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has won a U.S. trade dispute, in a surprise development that is likely to help protect thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland . "The ruling confirms the right of the Canadian and Quebec governments to engage in industrial policy to safeguard jobs and support high tech innovation", said Renaud Gagné, Unifor Quebec Director.
  • Draghi opens fire at United States dollar policy

    Draghi opens fire at United States dollar policy

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    An unexpected uptick in United Kingdom weekly earnings in the three months to November prompted the Euro to Pound (EUR/GBP) exchange rate to slump sharply. The Governing Council expects the key European Central Bank interest rates to remain at their current level for a long time and far beyond the net asset purchase horizon.
  • How major USA stock indexes fared on Thursday

    How major USA stock indexes fared on Thursday

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    The Dow is up 1,673.57 points, or 6.8 percent. Intel's shares surged as high as $50.15, their highest level since October 2000, and closed up 10.55 per cent at $50.08 after results indicated that the chipmaker's shift to higher-margin data-center business was working.
  • China & US Join Forces To Stop Postal Service Drug Trade

    China & US Join Forces To Stop Postal Service Drug Trade

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    The fentanyl comes from "labs" in China , which send the substance directly to those who consume it, or to middlemen that subsequently dilute the opioid for resale. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying reveals that "anti-drug coordination is one of the highlights of China-US law enforcement cooperation", as the Chinese government will "stand ready to work with the US to enhance our coordination in this field".
  • Stripe to end support for online bitcoin transactions

    Stripe to end support for online bitcoin transactions

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    Over the course of 2017, its price surged from under $1,000 to more than $19,000 at one point. Online payment-processing company Stripe has announced in a blog post that it will end Bitcoin support by April 23rd. "Because retailers have very narrow margins and when you have a bitcoin bouncing up and down by 15 percent over a couple weeks' period, that can be the difference between profits and losing money on every sale", Schulman was quoted as saying.
  • German nurse allegedly kills 103 patient out of boredom

    German nurse allegedly kills 103 patient out of boredom

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    Niels Hoegel's deadly drugs of choice were ajmaline, lidocaine and calcium chloride - medications that he would administer to send his patients into arrhythmia, or force their blood pressure to crash to dangerously low levels. The new charges he faces include the deaths of 62 patients at the same hospital. Prosecutor Martin Koziolek said that, in three further cases investigators viewed as suspicious, tests didn't produce enough evidence to add them to the charge sheet.
  • IMF Raises Global Growth Forecasts

    IMF Raises Global Growth Forecasts

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    The IMF said it expects the tax law to stimulate economic activity in the U.S.in the near-term and assumes that lower federal revenue in the short-run due to the tax cuts will not be offset by spending cuts. The IMF said the current cyclical upswing provides an ideal opportunity for reforms. The Update estimated United States growth at 2.3 percent for last year and forecast a growth rate of 2.7 percent this year and 2.5 percent next year.
  • Woman Overboard and Missing from Carnival Triumph in Gulf of Mexico

    Woman Overboard and Missing from Carnival Triumph in Gulf of Mexico

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    It is thought she fell from her 14th deck stateroom balcony onto the 11th deck. The cruise ship is operated by Carnival Cruise Line and some details have already been released by the cruise line on this worrying news. While the ship is now moving toward its next port of call, passengers aboard the ship report that the Captain informed them the Mexican authorities would continue the search.
  • The bubble is finally bursting: Economists warn of Bitcoin

    The bubble is finally bursting: Economists warn of Bitcoin

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    The meteoric increase in prize drew countless first-time investors , all hoping to cash in on the cryptocurrency craze. That sparked a run on the currencies that has swept the globe, with other leading coins such as ripple and ethereum also plunging in value.
  • Facebook to Prioritize Trusted, Quality News

    Facebook to Prioritize Trusted, Quality News

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    So, we surveyed a vast, broadly representative range of people (which helps - among other measures - to prevent the gaming-of-the-system or abuse issue you noted) within our Facebook community to develop the roadmap to these changes - changes that are not meant to directly impact any specific groups of publishers based on their size or ideological leanings.
  • Attacks on Apple and Google employee shuttles prompt rerouting

    Attacks on Apple and Google employee shuttles prompt rerouting

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    But, according to The Guardian , the buses can be easily identified by the colors they are painted: blue for Facebook , silver for Apple and white for Google . There are at least five reports of shuttle buses hit, with four buses carrying Apple employees and one bus carrying Google employees. Shuttles run by Apple and Google in the San Francisco area have always been plagued by locals' expressions of resentment.
  • Anil Ambani's Wireless Unit Seeks to Cut $6 Billion of Debt

    Anil Ambani's Wireless Unit Seeks to Cut $6 Billion of Debt

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    Mumbai: There is a buzz in the air that Big Brother Mukesh Ambani is all set to snap up a sackful of telecom assets from debt-laden Reliance Communications , providing the financial back stop to the massive debt resolution that Anil Ambani hammered out on Tuesday with domestic and overseas lenders .
  • Israel's Year-to-Year Inflation Rises for Fourth Straight Month

    Israel's Year-to-Year Inflation Rises for Fourth Straight Month

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    The Bank of England has said it thinks inflation peaked at the end of 2017 and will fall back to its target of 2% this year. "This means that prices as measured by the all items CPI increased at an average rate of 0,53 percent from November 2017 to December 2017", said Zimstat.
  • Passenger wears ALL his clothes to beat luggage fee - and gets arrested

    Passenger wears ALL his clothes to beat luggage fee - and gets arrested

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    After being taken to the police station, he then returned to the airport to catch a second flight, but was again turned away after the previous incident. Refused from two flights in two days for no valid reason". Williams was eventually able to make it home on a Norwegian Airlines flight but is focused on directing attention on British Airways and EasyJet, threatening a lawsuit against the latter.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average Crosses 26000 Points

    Dow Jones Industrial Average Crosses 26000 Points

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    Stocks have picked up where they left off in 2017, with investors piling into the market as Wall Street analysts are boosting their projections of how much money US companies will make this year after Congress slashed the corporate tax rate late last year to 21% from 35%.