August 20, 2019

Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF

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From BBC Christine Lagarde has said she will step down as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It comes ahead of a decision on her nomination to become head of the European Central Bank (ECB). Ms Lagarde said she would leave the IMF on 12 September. “With greater clarity now on the process […]

World’s societal issues

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John Holcroft Illustrates the Modern World’s Societal Issues From Designer Daily Based in UK, John Holcroft is a talented illustrator who works for commission projects for all kinds of publishers, such as the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, or the Guardian. When he is not working for these clients, the artist takes his talent to personal projects […]

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

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Photos of celebrations in Taiwan after it became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, becoming the first country in Asia to do so. Thousands of people filled the streets of the nation’s capital city, Taipei, to celebrate the new law. The bill, which will go into effect on […]

Cyclone Idai: ‘15,000 people still need to be rescued’

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From BBC Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say. The cyclone victims there are stranded by catastrophic flooding and are clinging to roofs or stuck in trees, charities say. In the port city of Beira, aid workers say there are only two to three […]

Boeing grounds entire crash aircraft fleet

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From BBC Boeing has grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft after investigators uncovered new evidence at the scene of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash. The US plane-maker said it would suspend all 371 of the aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration said fresh evidence as well as newly refined satellite data prompted the […]

Kashmir attack: Bomb kills 34 soldiers in military convoy

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From BBC At least 34 Indian paramilitary soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack by militants on their convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir. Police told the BBC that a car filled with explosives rammed a bus carrying the troops to the main city of Srinagar. The Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e Mohammad said it carried out […]

Reuters Connect is open!

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For the first time in our 168 year history we’re opening up our platform so you can see all we have to offer. Described as ‘the world’s biggest shop window for news content’, Reuters Connect features over 15 million assets from Reuters and partners including BBC, Variety, USA Today Sports, Newsflare, and more. Why are we doing this? Well, […]

WhatsApp imposes new limits on forwarding to fight fake news

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By Laura Byager From Mashable WhatsApp is imposing new limits to the number of times you can forward messages and content on the platform.   The Facebook-owned messaging service has been imposing restrictions on its sharing functions since several instances of deadly mob violence in Indiawere linked to fake news articles shared widely on the platform.  […]

UK: Brexit: Sam Gyimah says another referendum may be only option

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From BBC The minister who resigned over Theresa May’s Brexit strategy says another referendum may be the only option if MPs reject the deal. Science and universities minister Sam Gyimah quit after Mrs May pulled the UK out of the EU’s Galileo sat-nav system, following a row with Brussels. He said the decision showed the […]

Absolute moo-nit: Look at this really big cow

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BY CHLOE BRYAN From Mashable Friends, gather round. We’d like you to look at this really big cow (OK, steer) named Knickers, who is six feet, three inches tall and currently dwarfing his peers on a farm in Western Australia. Knickers, a seven-year-old Holstein Friesian, who was originally purchased to lead other cattle around, currently […]