Baidu's revenue surges 22% to $4b

China Daily | 2019-02-22

Chinese internet search giant Baidu Inc reported its total revenues reached 27.2 billion yuan ($3.96 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of 22 percent year-on-year, while its net profit was 2.1 billion yuan, a 50 percent...

Pinterest Files for IPO Confidentially, Estimate Value $12 Bn: WSJ

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-02-22

Pinterest Inc has confidentially filed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that will valuate the company at an estimated $12 billion (at least), The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, 22 February. Pinterest is a social media platform that...

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BMW, Daimler launch car- and ride-sharing joint venture

The Telegraph Macon | 2019-02-22

Automakers Daimler and BMW are formally launching their joint venture in services that make it possible to use their cars without necessarily owning one. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and BMW's...

Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks

Atlanta Journal | 2019-02-22

TOKYOAsian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as nervous investors eyed U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 21,402.57 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent to 6,165.00....

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Garlic, onion lower colorectal cancer risk

The Siasat Daily | 2019-02-22

Beijing: Consumption of allium vegetables including garlic, onion and leek, is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, researchers say. Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon or rectum,...

Australian researchers reveal new tool to track spread of infectious diseases | 2019-02-21

CANBERRA, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Australia's peak scientific body has developed a tool to track how infectious diseases spread throughout the country. The tool, which is part of the Disease Networks and Mobility (DiNeMO) project being undertaken by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research...

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Cryptocurrency companies use ‘backdoor’ listings to ease into mainstream

A Bit of News | 2019-02-22

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Several cryptocurrency exchanges have moved closer to mainstream markets by buying listed companies, looking to raise funds and present themselves as embedded in the traditional financial services world they once spurned. Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum...

Cryptocurrency Daily News Bulletin: February 21, 2019 | 2019-02-21

General News BitPoint, the Japanese crypto exchange, is continuing its expansion across Asia after receiving regulatory approval to launch a crypto exchange in Thailand. The exchange will initially support Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. Samsung have officially unveiled the Galaxy...

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Chelsea banned from signing new players for next two transfer windows

Joy Online | 2019-02-22

Chelsea have been banned from signing new players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation to youth players, Fifa has announced. They have also been fined 600,000 Swiss francs, while the Football...

Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard could return for Manchester United against Liverpool, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The Independent | 2019-02-22

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful that Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial will both recover in time to play for Manchester United against Liverpool on Sunday. Last week, Solskjaer suggested that the pair could be sidelined for up to three weeks after suffering muscle injuries against Paris...

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Germany under fire for Saudi arms export ban

This is Money | 2019-02-22

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has sparred with both France and Britain over its decision to freeze weapons sales to Saudi Arabia Export power...

Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fire

Myrtle Beach Online | 2019-02-22

Bangladesh police said Friday that they were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of the capital and could charge them...

Venezuela shuts its Brazil border

Arkansas Online | 2019-02-22

MEDELLIN, Colombia -- President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela ordered its border with Brazil closed Thursday, part of his escalating effort to stop opponents from...

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EU's Barnier says cannot rule out that Brexit gets postponed

Reuters | 2019-02-22

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday that he cannot rule out the possibility that Britain's EU withdrawal is pushed back. ......

Not bothered whether India diverts water or not, says Pakistan

One India | 2019-02-22

Lahore, Feb 22: India has come up with different kinds of reaction to the suicide terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir last week that killed over...

American IS bride's father sues Trump administration over citizenship

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-02-22

Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The father of a woman from Alabama, who left in November 2014 to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group, has filed a lawsuit against...

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Orlando Sentinel | 2019-02-21

Engaged citizens deserve respect in Tallahassee | Letters

Spurned at the Capitol When concerned voters take time out of their schedules to attend and testify...

Creators Syndicate | 2019-02-21

Kudos to Chris Pratt

How often have we seen Hollywood celebrities praised as courageous for "coming out" and admitting...

Orlando Sentinel | 2019-02-21

Florida mayors urge DeSantis to prioritize early education | Commentary

We mayors and our colleagues take seriously the responsible stewardship of our constituents’ tax...

Orlando Sentinel | 2019-02-21

Time for Florida to go big on educational choice | Commentary

In April of 1910, Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech in which he passionately argued: “It is not...