July 17, 2018

Gadget of the week

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The BBC has a new app to counter Spotify and Apple Music By Nick Summers, From engadget BBC Sounds will replace the iPlayer Radio app later this year. The BBC has a problem. For almost a century, the British broadcaster has run a variety of national and regional radio stations to great effect in the […]

Emirates looks to windowless planes

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From BBC Emirates Airline has unveiled a new First Class Suite on board its latest aircraft that features virtual windows. Instead of being able to see directly outside, passengers view images projected in from outside the aircraft using fibre-optic cameras. The airline says it paves the way for removing all windows from future planes, making […]

Guatemala volcano: Search after deadly eruption

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From BBC Soldiers are helping firefighters search for missing people after Sunday’s horrific volcanic eruption in Guatemala, when torrents of superheated rock, ash and mud destroyed villages. The official death toll from the destruction at the Fuego volcano has risen to 69, the authorities say. Thousands of people are being housed in temporary shelters. Volcanologists […]

Drug dealers arrested in the UK after police scan fingerprints from a WhatsApp photo

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David Z. Morris, Fortune From Business Insider Police in Wales were able to make 11 convictions related to drug trafficking after using a WhatsApp photo to scan fingerprints. Representatives of the South Wales Police told the BBC that the approach was “groundbreaking.” The photo in question shows just part of a man’s hand holding ecstasy […]

Cruise passenger on P&O’s Arcadia jailed for smuggling cocaine

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By Jim Walker From Cruise Law News Newspapers in the U.K. are reporting that a cruise ship passenger, who used a cruise in the Caribbean last fall as a cover to smuggle cocaine, has been jailed. The cruise in question occurred last October (of 2017) and apparently involved the P&O Arcadia. BBC News reports that a […]

This killer whale has learned how to say ‘hello,’ ‘bye bye,’ and count to 3

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By Alexandra Ma from Business Insider Wikie has become the first killer whale to mimic human speech. The 16-year-old female orca uses her blowhole to say words. Researchers say she might even be able to hold basic conversations with humans in the future. A killer whale in France has become the first of its kind […]

UK: Zizzi diners told to wash clothing after nerve agent traces found

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By Owen Bowcott and Haroon Siddique From The Guardian UK The announcement from Public Health England is aimed at as many as 500 customers who ate at Zizzi restaurant or were in the Mill pub last Sunday and Monday. The public health notice says that although the risk is very low repeated contact with clothing […]

The Editor Speaks: The unsafe Internet

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We have published yet another story concerning leaked emails, this time it is US Rex Tillerson in the firing line. Leaked emails obtained by BBC show businessman Elliott Broidy met with Trump in October lobbying for Tillerson’s dismissal over his lack of support in the Arab region’s effort against Qatar. Go to: “Leaked emails show […]

Leaked emails show UAE-backed lobbying effort against Tillerson

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By Mark Swanson From Newsmax A major fundraiser for President Donald Trump with potent ties to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been lobbying the president to fire Rex Tillerson, the BBC is reporting. Leaked emails obtained by BBC show businessman Elliott Broidy met with Trump in October lobbying for Tillerson’s dismissal over his lack […]

Ex-Russian spy critically ill after ‘unknown substance’ exposure

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By Solange Reyner From Newsmax A man exposed to an “unknown substance” in Salisbury, England, on Sunday was identified as Sergei Skripal, a Russian national convicted of spying for Britain, BBC reports. Skripal, 66, and a woman were found unconscious on a bench near a shopping area and were taken to a nearby hospital where […]