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IANS 04 October 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has admitted greatly benefiting from "unfair" US tax laws, saying that he used them "brilliantly" to his advantage, but promising to change them if he becomes the President.   "The unfairness of the tax laws is unbelievable, it's something...

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IANS 03 October 2016
Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese cell biologist specialising in autophagy and a professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology's Frontier Research Centre, was on Monday awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of the mechanism for autophagy, a process that deals with...

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Rajendra Shende (IANS) 03 October 2016
A brilliant and amusing mathematician of our times, Joseph Keller, was known for his playful indulgence in mathematical explanations of everyday puzzling facts. For example, he mathematically enlightened why the ponytail of female jogger swings from side to side and not in any other...

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IANS 29 September 2016
Defying a Delhi High Court order against sharing user data collected up to September 25 with its parent company Facebook, the mobile message service WhatsApp has said that it is going to share information with Facebook as planned.   According to Mashable, the Delhi High Court's order...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 29 September 2016
  This recent posting on New York Magazine’s Facebook page prompted a round of head-scratching among a few of its followers. But where some expressed their bemusement in “thinking face emoji” form, others were more direct.   “(T)his is an ad,” wrote one...

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IANS 29 September 2016
The fortune of Republican presidential nominee and real estate magnate Donald Trump currently is estimated at some USD3.7 billion, while his debts exceed $1.13 billion, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday.   According to the magazine, Trump, who to date has refused to make public his...

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Richard Tofel (ProPublica) 27 September 2016
In 1733, New York printer John Peter Zenger began publishing the eighth newspaper in the American colonies, and the first willing to venture criticism of the government. The New-York Weekly Journal was the second paper in a city of 10,000 or so people, 1700 of them slaves.   As we are...

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IANS 26 September 2016
The workers of Hyundai Motor in South Korea staged a full nationwide strike on Monday, the first since 2004 when the company's production line came to a standstill.   "If the company does not want to move forward together, we are going to show them the consequences of their actions,"...

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IANS 22 September 2016
A fresh expose on what is being termed as 'Bahamas Papers' has listed 475 India-related people, trusts and companies registered in the tax haven, including Vedanta Group's Anil Agarwal, erstwhile Baron Group's Kabir Mulchandani and Fashion TV India promoter Aman Gupta.   This have...

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IANS 22 September 2016
A British consumer watchdog has told technology giant Microsoft to compensate customers whose computers have been adversely affected by the Windows 10 upgrade.   Last year, Microsoft rolled out a free Windows 10 update to all its customers. However, the widely accepted new operating...

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Julia Angwin  and   Surya Mattu (ProPublica) 21 September 2016
One day recently, we visited Amazon's website in search of the best deal on Loctite super glue, the essential home repair tool for fixing everything from broken eyeglass frames to shattered ceramics.   In an instant, Amazon's software sifted through dozens of combinations of price and...

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IANS 19 September 2016
Unable to move out of Switzerland to campaign for a "free Balochistan", Baloch nationalist leader and Baloch Republican Party (BRP) founder Brahumdagh Bugti will seek official asylum in India within a week, a party spokesperson told IANS.   The decision was taken after a two-day...

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Michael Grabell (ProPublica) 14 September 2016
This story was co-published with NPR.   A national campaign to rewrite state laws and allow businesses to decide how to care for their injured workers suffered a significant setback Tuesday when the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that Oklahoma's version of the law is...

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IANS 13 September 2016
The world's biggest nickel producer has admitted a spillage at one of its plants which was responsible for a river in Siberia turning blood-red.   After denying blame for the contamination of the water, Norilsk Nickel said on Monday that a dike at its Nadezhda plant overflowed,...

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Alec MacGillis (ProPublica) 12 September 2016
This story was co-published with The Daily Beast.   For years, Democratic elected officials in Washington have been wary of going after Wall Street excesses too hard, lest the deep-pocketed financial industry throw all its resources to Republicans.   This has been especially...

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IANS 12 September 2016
A Royal Nepal Airlines Delhi-Kathmandu flight carrying 160 passengers made an emergency landing at the IGI Airport here late Sunday evening, said airport sources. All passengers and crew were safe.   According to airport sources, the flight took off from the IGI Airport at 8 p.m. for...

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IANS 29 August 2016
Volkswagen Korea on Monday said it would not take legal action against a decision by the South Korean government to ban sales and revoke the certificates of 80 of its models over the German carmaker's emissions cheating scandal.   The local unit of the German company said earlier this...

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IANS 29 August 2016
Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday night after police reported of an active shooter in a terminal.   The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said the reports of the shooter had come from two callers, but there was no...

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IANS 25 August 2016
In the first-ever widespread criticism of US technology giants and social media platforms, the British Home Affairs select committee has slammed the internet behemoths of becoming a "recruiting platform for terrorism" and "passing the buck".   Led by Keith Vaz, the British...

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IANS 23 August 2016
The FBI has discovered almost 15,000 unrevealed documents linked to the e-mail scandal surrounding Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, US media reports said on Monday.   The documents were found during the FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private e-mail server...

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