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Tesla allows self-driving cars to break speed limit, again

Tesla owners will be able to ask the robot that drives their car to break the speed limit, again, following a software update pushed out to users over the weekend.<p>The new software changes the way the autopilot function works on Tesla cars equipped with it. The brand covers a suite of advanced …

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Migrant mothers give birth on Italian rescue ship

<b>(CNN) —</b> Some good news has emerged in the continuing tragedy of Europe's Mediterranean migrant crisis.<p>Two babies, a boy and a girl, were born to two different migrant women on the Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to the doctor who helped deliver …

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Why Is MERS So Contagious?

Amid an outbreak of the deadly virus in South Korea, virologists are piecing together an understanding of a new but familiar respiratory illness.<p>When you study something that is, in the strictest sense, invisible, answers to seemingly straightforward questions quickly become elusive.<p>Like: What …

Ukraine to mark Independence Day with military parades

Military hardware will be paraded through the streets of central Kiev on Sunday as part of events to mark Ukraine's Independence Day, which has become steeped in controversy because of the fighting still raging in the east.<p>Critics have denounced the Kiev parade – which will also feature 1,500 …

Moscow Accused Of 'Provocative Acts' After Convoy Enters Ukraine Without Permission

Britain has accused Moscow of "provocative acts" after Russian lorries said to contain humanitarian aid entered Ukraine without permission. More than …

West says Russia must pull Ukraine aid convoy

The US and Germany have denounced the movement of a Russian aid convoy into Ukraine without permission from Kiev, calling on Moscow to stop dangerous escalations in its neighbour country.<p>US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discusses the Ukraine crisis over the phone …

Indonesia prostitutes resist red-light shutdown

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The mayor of Indonesia's second-largest city has officially shut down "Dolly," one of Southeast Asia's biggest red-light …

These Two Guys Built Dropcam To Catch A Dog — And Just Sold It For $555 Million

Late Friday, Google's Nest announced that it was buying Dropcam for $555 million in cash.<p>Dropcam is a five-year-old San Francisco company, founded by two engineers from Xobni, Greg Duffy and Amir Virani. (Xobni was an email inbox app sold to Yahoo in 2013 reportedly for more than $30 …

Obama vows to stand with Ukraine as he meets President-elect in Poland

U.S. President Barack Obama voiced his support for Ukraine's newly elected president and called for the international community to "stand solidly behind" him Wednesday, on a visit to Europe dominated by the crisis in Ukraine.<p>Obama's meeting in Warsaw, Poland, with Ukrainian President-elect Petro …

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TOUCHING STORY....(An old story but always inspires me)<p>My mom only had one eye. I hated<br>her… She was such an<br>embarrassment. She cooked for...<br>students …

Child abuse referrals to police up almost 50%, says NSPCC helpline

A children's charity helpline has reported an increase of almost 50% in the number of cases of emotional abuses being referred to the police and local authorities in the last year.<p>The NSPCC's anonymous helpline helped more than 8,000 people who are concerned that children they know are suffering …