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Four arrested for abuse of girl, 10, who was ‘dragged behind car with rope’

Four people have been arrested in connection with the abuse of a schoolgirl, who was allegedly dragged behind a car by a piece of rope.<p>The …

Investing

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UK<p>The former Russian spy who was found slumped in an English city after being poisoned is no longer in critical condition and is "improving …

South Korea

5 Times The Simpsons Predicted the Future

From President Trump to FaceTime.<p>For a time, <i>The Simpsons</i> was as close to TV perfection as you could get. A razor sharp satirical sense combined with some of the best writing in TV history gave the show a pre-eminent aura that no series has yet managed to duplicate. So sharp was the writers' …

Higgs Boson

Latest WhatsApp Update Brings Pinned Chat and Multi-Format File Sharing Features

The latest update to WhatsApp Messenger rolled out on iOS on Sunday and adds a couple of notable new features, one of which is the ability to share files of any type within conversations.<p>Version 2.17.40 of WhatsApp is the first to allow any file type to be sent using the Document option in the …

Meet the 15-year-old developer making a difference one app at a time

Like many developers about to attend their first major developer conference, Amanda Southworth is looking forward to the week-long event. Besides …

Extremism

Google, IBM and Lyft launch Istio, an open-source platform for managing and securing microservices

Microservices, that is, breaking larger applications into small parts that communicate over APIs, is increasingly becoming the architectural style of choice for many developers (especially when coupled with containers). Managing this fleet of services introduces its own set of challenges, though. …

Microservices

Coachella 2017: An Insider's Photo Diary Featuring Virgil Abloh, Migos and Non-Stop Partying

From the outside, Coachella 2017 might seem like a festival of crop tops, florals, and iPhone-wielding scenesters. But DJ Kitty Cash and photographer Hannah Sider jettisoned the wannabes and set out to document the insiders' Coachella—a world of off-duty models, rappers and Virgil Abloh sightings. …

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Mastercard fingerprint scanner a £15m windfall for Neil Woodford

The veteran fund manager Neil Woodford has received a multi-million pound windfall from Mastercard trialling a fingerprint-scanning credit card.<p>Mr Woodford’s Patient Capital Trust has a 26pc holding in IDEX, the Norwegian company whose sensor is included in the next-generation biometric …

Submersible drone gives us a peek at what’s hiding under the sea

A drone-sailboat-submarine-Bond villain’s wet dream could be the key to getting an unprecedented look at the world’s oceans — and all it needs is sun and water.<p>The Submaran 10 is a hybrid device created by marine tech company Ocean Aero. It can function both as a sailboat-like water done and as a …

Home care marketplace HomeTouch quietly picks up backing from 500 Startups, launches UK-wide

HomeTouch, the U.K. home care marketplace, is announcing its nation-wide launch today, along with revealing that it now counts 500 Startups as a backer.<p>TechCrunch understands that the Silicon Valley VC has invested $200,000 in a round that closed in January, joining HomeTouch’s existing investors, …

Startups

John Bercow Speech Banning Donald Trump Triggers Backlash From Tory MPs

'He should think about his position'<p>John Bercow is facing calls to resign as Commons Speaker after he ruled Donald Trump would be banned from …

United Kingdom
San Francisco

Humans fold as AI comes up aces in poker competition

Now computers can bluff.<p>This should be a terrifying thought, but it’s a breakthrough moment, watched by thousands of people across 151 countries on …

Payday for founder as Zoopla buys property data firm Hometrack for £120m

Zoopla has agreed to buy property data company Hometrack for £120m as it accelerates its drive to become a one-stop-shop for house buyers.<p>The FTSE 250 property listings site wants to steal a march over online competitors such as Rightmove and Purplebricks, as well as continuing to take market share …

Donald Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice as Democrats warn of tough confirmation battle

• <b>'Dissent' memo signed by hundreds of diplomats over travel ban</b>• <b><br>872 refugees facing 'undue hardship' to be allowed in</b>• <b><br>Trump announces Neil Gorsuch as his pick for Supreme Court</b>• <b><br>Parliament to debate Trump state visit on Feb 20</b>• <b><br>Everything you need to know about so-called 'Muslim ban'</b>• <b><br>'Was that a surprise?'</b> …

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Human Rights

In a muted rebuke to Trump, Elon Musk says a Muslim ban is ‘not the best way’

But will the tech industry’s stern words be followed by actions?<p>On Saturday, Elon Musk joined the chorus of tech industry leaders who criticized Donald Trump’s move to prevent citizens of several majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S.<p>“The blanket entry ban on citizens from certain …

Donald Trump

Global fury as Donald Trump’s ban on migrants takes effect

Refugees and passengers from a number of countries detained at airports but Theresa May refuses to condemn move<p>Donald Trump’s decision to ban immigration from a string of Muslim-majority nations has sparked fury and anguish around the world as refugees and migrants were prevented from boarding …

Immigration

'Smart' home devices used as weapons in website attack

<b>Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as CCTV cameras and printers, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say.</b><p>Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit were among the sites taken offline on Friday.<p>Each uses a company called Dyn, which was the target of the attack, to direct users …

Amazon Web Services

Facebook finally acknowledges that some newsworthy content is NSFW

Facebook has finally caved in on its censorship of NSFW content, even when it is incontrovertibly newsworthy and significant. Facebook has announced it will begin showing content on its site even if it breaks the rules as long as it is “significant” or “important”.<p>Moving forward, Facebook will work …

Investment banks to mattresses: Here are 13 companies complaining that the US presidential election is impacting business

Based on executive commentary during their firm's quarterly conference calls, a lot of CEOs and CFOs have a sharp eye on the contest between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.<p>As we've noted before, companies typically find a seemingly non-economic event — Brexit, the weather, and …

Markets

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ES News Email<p>Top academics from the London School of Economics have accused the government of barring them from Brexit talks because they are foreign.<p>…

United Kingdom

Man dies after being 'stabbed in the leg' in 'quiet' residential street in broad daylight

A man has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in a 'quiet' residential area.<p>Emergency crews raced to the tragic incident in Gloucester but were …

Crime

Authoritarian European Commission created Brexit and could destroy the union, eastern states warn

AN AUTHORITARIAN European Commission was to blame for Brexit and must give up on its federalist dreams or risk the disintegration of the European Union, eastern European states have warned as the continent’s divisions were laid bare.<p>“The EU has to change, we have to reform it," Beata Szydlo, the …

Europe

EU looking at extending some telecom security rules to WhatsApp and Skype

<i>(Reuters)</i> — The European Union is set to extend some security rules currently only applicable to telecom operators to web services such as WhatsApp, Skype and Apple Inc’s FaceTime, according to a draft proposal seen by Reuters.<p>The European Commission, the EU executive, will unveil a proposed reform …

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