Google says "no changes" to mapping platform in China after report

Deccan Chronicle | 2018-01-16

Alphabet Google said on January 16 it has made “no changes” to its mapping platform in China, denying an earlier media report that claimed it was re-launching the function in China, where many of its services are blocked. Japan's Nikkei reported earlier that Google had set up a...

Google Honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Inspirational Doodle

The Hollywood Reporter | 2018-01-15

The illustration pays homage to King’sI Have a Dream Speech.” In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15), Google is celebrating the legacy of the civil rights icon with an inspirational Doodle inspired...

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£350m Brexit claim was 'too low', says Boris Johnson

BBC News | 2018-01-16

Reacting to Mr Johnson's latest remarks, Labour's Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer accused him of having "no shame". Labour MP Alison McGovern, a leading supporter of the Open Britain...

Richard Branson: Virgin Trains to sell Daily Mail again

Winona Daily News | 2018-01-15

LONDON (AP) — Virgin Trains will once again sell the Daily Mail newspaper after complaints about its decision to stop offering passengers the popular tabloid. Richard Branson...

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Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Hindustan Times | 2018-01-15

Oestrogen-mimicking compounds found in breads, soybean and a range of commonly consumed grains can reverse the effects of ‘breakthrough’ drug therapy used to treat breast cancer, scientists have found. The study, published in the journal Cell Chemical Biology, suggests that exposure to...

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Punjab: 70 percent govt primary school kids flunk test in basic English, Punjabi & Maths

Indian Express | 2018-01-16

CAT RESULTS Among Punjab’s top scorers, 5 engineering students set to make a shift to managementPunjab to open 13 new colleges: Education MinisterPunjab: 1 English teacher for 1,300 students A state education department report on the ‘baseline test’ conducted to judge the actual learning level of...

Colleges misusing funds face financial penalties

Irish Independent | 2018-01-15

A system of financial penalties that will punish third-level colleges for misuse of public funds is being introduced later this year. It is one of a number of measures being prioritised in a reformed model for funding higher education that will be announced today by Education Minister Richard...

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Angelique Kerber beats Ashleigh Barty to win Sydney International

Sky Sports | 2018-01-13

Angelique Kerber won her first title since claiming the US Open crown in 2016 with victory over Ashleigh Barty at the Sydney International. The German has been a different player at the start of this season to the one who struggled so badly in 2017 and goes into the Australian Open as a real...

Kerber advances to Sydney International semifinals

Tucson | 2018-01-11

SYDNEY (AP) — Former world No.1 Angelique Kerber has continued her strong play to start the season, advancing to the Sydney International semifinals on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Dominika Cibulkova. ......

Shivering Maria Sharapova sails into second round

The Times of India | 2018-01-16

MELBOURNE: Former world number one Maria Sharapova on Tuesday sailed serenely into the second round of her first Australian Open since returning from a 15-month doping ban, sealing victory with an ace. The unseeded Russian beat Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-1, 6-4 in an hour and 18 minutes. "Look, I've...

Barcelona midfielder Turan joins Turkish league leaders on loan

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir have signed midfielder Arda Turan on a two-and-a-half season loan deal from Barcelona, the club announced in a news conference on Monday. The Turkey international would be paid 2 million euros ($2.45 million) plus a bonus for this season...

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Deadly fugu fish flub prompts Japan emergency warning

The Jakarta Post | 2018-01-16

A Japanese city has activated an emergency warning system to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased blowfish, after a mix-up saw toxic parts of the...

The wedded bliss between illegal guns trade and high murder rate

Jamaica Observer | 2018-01-16

Jamaica, the Caribbean and Latin America are experiencing a crisis in murders. Murders in Jamaica for 2017 were the second-highest in recorded history —...

'Black-ish' wins 3 statuettes at NAACP Image Awards

The Associated Press | 2018-01-16

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Black-ish" scored a hat-trick during the first hour of the NAACP Image Awards. The hit ABC show was named best comedy series and...

Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

The Post-Star | 2018-01-16

HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of...

California Parents Charged With Torture Over 13 Malnourished, Shackled Siblings | 2018-01-16

A seventeen-year-old was able to free herself from shackles inside her parents home and was able to alert authorities about her 12 siblings, several of whom...

Environmentalists Propose World's Largest Nature Reserve In The Antarctic | 2018-01-16

The seas surrounding Antarctica are frequently visited by fishing and whaling fleets, and this has prompted environmentalists to propose a huge new wildlife...

Philippines Revokes News Website's License, Alleging American Ownership | 2018-01-16

The Philippine government has revoked the operating licence of leading news website Rappler, officials said on Monday in a ruling denounced by President Rodrigo...

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LA Daily News | 2018-01-16

Congress should pass a newer and better DACA program

During the next few weeks, President Trump and Congress will be making a series of decisions shaping...

LA Daily News | 2018-01-16

The House voted to disregard the Fourth Amendment

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to disregard the constitutional rights of Americans and...

Creators Syndicate | 2018-01-16

Feeling Demoralized Lately?

"Demoralization" is the word that currently burbles up at 3 a.m. like the red pepper flakes from a...

The Washington Post | 2018-01-16

The GOP-led Congress is driving the IRS into the ground

The under-funded agency will be ill-prepared to help taxpayers confused in the wake of tax reform....