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Not high roaming bills but the lack of internet connectivity is the biggest fear of Indians while travelling, a survey revealed on Wednesday.   Nearly 34.5% of people feared the lack of mobile network while travelling while just 6.9% are afraid of high roaming bills, said the survey...

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Legendary Bollywood playgback singer and ghazal maestro Mubarak Begum Shaikh passed away after prolonged illness at her residence late Monday night, a family member said.   Known simply as 'Mubarak Begum', the Rajasthan-born singer was a widow and breathed her last at...

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A malicious gaming app called Pokemon Go Ultimate, the first "lockscreen" app has made its way onto the Google Play store, said software security company ESET.   The app when downloaded and run is not installed as Pokemon Go but as "PI Network", a report published in the Fortune...

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At least four police officers were shot dead and sever others injured on Thursday night after two snipers opened fire during a protest in Dallas over the recent fatal police shootings of black men in the US.   In a statement, police said of the seven injured, three are in "critical"...

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Antoine Griezmann scored a brilliant brace to power hosts France to a comfortable 2-0 win over Germany in the semi-finals of the European Championship here on Thursday and set up a final showdown against Portugal.   The hosts survived a barrage of German pressure in the first half...

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Cheers erupted at NASA's California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Tuesday as its solar-powered Juno spacecraft entered the orbit around Jupiter -- ending its nearly five-year journey to study the gas giant like never before.   According to Scott Bolton, principal investigator of...

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Robert Faturechi (ProPublica) 01 July 2016
Donald Trump's choice to run his campaign in Colorado, a key battleground state, is a veteran political consultant who was accused in the last election cycle of defrauding a top conservative super PAC.   During the 2014 midterm election, Patrick Davis was brought on to help run...

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The car window winds down and new age author Paolo Coelho asks for directions to the expressway. "Here, have this map," I reply, handing him a folded piece of paper with "Follow Your Dream" on it.   Okay, that hasn't happened yet, but scientists say we live in an infinite multiverse...

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The European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) has named Cambodia as the World Best Tourism Destination for 2016.   Some 30 countries joined the competition for the illustrious award this year, an ECTT press release issued late Wednesday said, adding that Cambodia presented its...

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The accounts of Mark Zuckerberg, cofounder and CEO of social media giant Facebook, on Twitter and Pinterest were compromised over the weekend, a media report said.   The hacker group 'OurMine Team' behind the hacking claimed that it was possible due to the LinkedIn password dump that...

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Nina Martin (ProPublica) 06 June 2016
Sixteen months after her arrest, Katie Darovitz 2014 one of at least 500 women prosecuted under Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation chemical endangerment law 2014 has had her case dismissed.   Darovitz's story, first chronicled by ProPublica last year, was especially wrenching: She has...

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Asia contains literally four billion people. So it's kind of weird that every time I visit the West, people say: "You're from Asia? I met a guy from there once; I wonder if you know him?" The really weird thing is that I always do.   Talking of East-West issues, at a writers' festival...

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Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu  and   Lauren Kirchner (ProPublica) 01 June 2016
Courtrooms across the nation are using computer programs to predict who will be a future criminal. The programs help inform decisions on everything from bail to sentencing. They are meant to make the criminal justice system fairer 2014 and to weed out human biases.   ProPublica tested...

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The Quaker Oats Company (a subsidiary of food and beverage giant PepsiCo), has also made a rather embarrassing gaffe on the trademark enforcement front,  on the heels of a recall for its Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars. And unfortunately, demand letters are far more difficult to...

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Abrahm Lustgarten (ProPublica) 23 May 2016
Wedged between Arizona and Utah, less than 20 miles up river from the Grand Canyon, a soaring concrete wall nearly the height of two football fields blocks the flow of the Colorado River. There, at Glen Canyon Dam, the river is turned back on itself, drowning more than 200 miles of plasma-red...

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Nury Vittachi (IANS) 20 May 2016
I never used to be a risk-taker but then I had children who would play in the park and say things like: "Daddy, close your eyes and open your mouth." You soon learn what true courage is.   A gutsy decision was made recently: a couple who got top score on a farm-themed mobile phone...

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Sarah Smith (ProPublica) 20 May 2016
When record-high floodwaters hit counties across Mississippi in March, over 650 homes sustained major damage or were destroyed entirely. People fled for shelters, and roadways were washed out. State officials told the press the damage was the most widespread they'd seen since Hurricane...

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An EgyptAir flight with 66 people on board heading from Paris to Cairo disappeared from the radar on Thursday.   There was a distress call from the flight at 4.26 a.m., nearly two hours after the plane disappeared from the radar, the airline said in a statement.   The plane...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 19 May 2016
Google “Silicon Valley.” Go ahead, we’ll wait. You might expect some interesting news about the tech center of the universe to pop up. Sure enough, it does.   Notice these “headlines” in a slider on the page: Stanford Robotics Reports “Bam-Bot” Damaged in Field...

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Joe Sexton (ProPublica) 18 May 2016
I didn't get to do a lot of original reporting in 1985 as a clerk on United Press International's sports desk in New York. My job was to move copy and box scores to our client newspapers as fast as possible, and so every night I took dictation from sportswriters around the country 2013 at...

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