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Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p>Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out …

Donald Trump

“President Bannon,” explained

A narrative about who’s really in charge of the Trump administration is forming.<p>On Monday morning, President Donald Trump decided that there was an urgent matter he needed to clear up for the public. “I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it,” he tweeted. …

Donald Trump

Radical ketamine therapy could treat alcohol addiction

A one-off dose of the drug could help alcohol addicts reduce their intake by ‘erasing’ drink-related memories, say psychologists testing treatment<p>Scientists believe that a radical treatment involving the tranquilliser ketamine could help overcome alcohol addiction by “erasing” drink-related …

Alcohol

iPhone 7 Reviews: 'Terrific Phones' That Offer a 'Foundation' for the Future, But Not an Essential Upgrade

The official launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is still three days away on September 16, but the first reviews of the new smartphones have started showing up online this morning. Some of the sites have been quietly testing out the new handsets for around a week, and general impressions have …

Iraq says still set on expanding oil output to gain market share | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq is willing to play an active role within OPEC to support oil prices but will not sacrifice its goal of expanding market share and will continue to ramp up output, its oil minister said on Saturday.<p>Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi speaks during a news conference during …

Beijing developer targets Chinese immigrants with US homes that come with ‘green cards’

Beijing property developer Modern Land is taking a unique approach to going global by selling projects in the US which open the way for Chinese …

China

London protests call for end to Israeli military action in Gaza

Thousands of protesters gathered in London on Saturday to call for an end to Israeli military action in Gaza and "justice and freedom" for Palestine. Up to 15,000 people were expected to take part in the march, following a route from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington.<p>Sarah …

Hundreds of Foods in U.S. Contain Hazardous Chemical: Report

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group.<p>Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found …

World Health Organization

Owners of Colorado family cantaloupe farm charged in fatal listeria outbreak

The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm were arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people in one of the nation's deadliest outbreaks of foodborne illness.<p>Federal prosecutors said brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen were arrested on misdemeanor charges of …

Nigeria says 50 Boko Haram fighters killed

Nigeria's military says it has killed 50 Boko Haram fighters in an operation launched in response to an attack on civilians in the northeast. <br>The military sent troops in pursuit of the attackers backed by air support, the area military spokesman Sagir Musa told the AFP news agency in the …

Usain Bolt: 2013 not the best season of my career

<b>Usain Bolt may have won three world titles but after securing victory in his final race of the year he said 2013 had not been his best season.</b><p>Bolt won the 100m at the Diamond League finale in Brussels in 9.80 seconds, ahead of Mike Rodgers of the United States (9.90) and fellow Jamaican Nesta …

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New Zealand PM becomes 2nd leader to give birth<p>These realistic characters are actually made of cake<p>'I didn't like the sight': Trump signs executive …

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