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Flight MH370 report: 'unlawful interference by third party' not ruled out

Families’ hopes dashed as report fails to provide concrete conclusions for why plane disappeared in March 2014<p>A safety report into the disappearance of flight MH370 has concluded that the plane was manually turned around in mid-air, rather than being under the control of autopilot, and that …

Concrete

Telegram just launched a feature that’s both terrifying and brilliant

If you’ve ever had to identify yourself online using actual IDs like passports, driving licenses, and whatever else, you know how much of a hassle it …

5 key animation patterns and how to use them

Animation can be a very powerful web design tool. But before animating every element of our designs, we must learn when and how to use this new tool. …

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you programming languages or how to work with a specific technologies, or how to become an IT support …

Online Life

The age of 3D-printed guns in America is here

A last-ditch effort to block a US organization from making instructions to 3D-print a gun available to download has failed. The template will be posted online on Wednesday (Aug. 1).<p>From then, anyone with access to a 3D printer will be able to create their own firearm out of the same kind of …

Gun Control

My deep dive into one of the largest dark web hacking forums | Dylan Curran

I spent three weeks studying FreeHacks, one of the dark web’s biggest platform for hackers. From passports to credit cards, nothing is safe<p>The darknet (or dark web) is one of the most fascinating vestiges of humanity we’ve ever seen. It’s an aggregated swamp of all the darkest aspects of internet …

Credit Cards

President Trump Instructs Americans to Take His Word For It

President Trump has spent the better part of the past week stumbling from news cycle to news cycle trying to convince Americans that, despite 18 …

Burberry sets fire to £28million of its products to stop counterfeiters copying its clothes

Burberry set fire to more than £28 million worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year in a practice to stop counterfeiters getting their hands on the brand's clothes.<p>The luxury British brand burnt the products, totalling £28.6 million in value, including £10.4 million of beauty …

Google's $5 billion fine: What you need to know

On Wednesday, the European Union slapped a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine on Google for using its Android phone software to stifle …

Short on workers, German companies offer more employee flexibility

BERLIN (Reuters) - German companies are so desperate to attract staff that they are falling over themselves to offer perks such as long holidays, shorter hours, flexible shifts and sabbaticals, even though employees here already work the fewest hours in the developed world.<p>Last year, state-owned …

Deutsche Bahn

Trump & Sarah Huckabee Sanders Reportedly Aren't Getting Along So Well Anymore — Here's Why

It looks like energies are changing in the White House — and they're taking a turn down south. Apparently, Donald Trump's relationship with Sarah …

After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help | Gregory P Smith

There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal upheaval. For others the road to sleeping rough winds down a slow, steady and depressing gradient until …

Homelessness

Krugman Admits He Was Wrong On Trade Wars

Way back in the good old days of 2016, Mitt Romney warned that Trump would send us into a trade war and that this could cause a recession. In response, Paul Krugman took Mitt to task, and decided to “call him out for bad international macroeconomics”. Krugman’s criticism was that a trade war was …

Roles reduced, Kushner and Ivanka Trump's fate uncertain

WASHINGTON (AP) — They spent their first year in Washington as an untouchable White House power couple, commanding expansive portfolios, outlasting …

'This is not going to end well': Trump's friends and allies are worried he's spiraling out of control — and they say this time is different

President Donald Trump's friends and confidantes are reportedly more worried about his emotional health than ever before.<p>As Trump becomes ever more focused on perceived attacks against him, constantly obsesses over TV coverage, and lashes out at friends and foes alike in public, many close to him …

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there's a clear winner

President Donald Trump has emphasized military might during his first year in office, but the US is not the only country seeking to expand its battlefield capacities. Between 2012 and 2016, more weapons were delivered than during any five-year period since 1990.<p>Arms sales indicate who is beefing up …

Putin had to approve Russian attack on US troops

It was inevitable. Russian “mercenaries” attacked a forward base in Syria where they knew American advisors were stationed. It was a test. And our …

Russia

The Latest: Trump to tell Davos the US 'open for business'

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):<p>11:20 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump plans to …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sold more than $1 billion worth of stock this week

The world’s richest man takes home a 10-figure payday<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is officially the world’s richest person, but much of his obscene wealth — now standing at nearly $95 billion dollars according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index — is tied up in his company’s stock. That means that, every …

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause

It is "extremely likely" that human activities are the "dominant cause" of global warming, according to the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers.<p>The climate report, obtained by NPR, notes that the past 115 years are "the warmest in the history of modern …

Sea Level

Facebook translates 'good morning' into 'attack them', leading to arrest

Palestinian man questioned by Israeli police after embarrassing mistranslation of caption under photo of him leaning against bulldozer<p>Facebook has apologised after an error in its machine-translation service saw Israeli police arrest a Palestinian man for posting “good morning” on his social media …

West Bank

The era of expensive renewables is over and that's more bad news for fossil fuel producers

In its new report, Renewables 2017<i>,</i> the IEA argued that it now sees renewable energy as a serious global force, increasingly taking market share away from coal and natural gas. The Paris-based energy agency cited 2016 as a watershed moment, a year in which 164 gigawatts of new renewable energy …

Fossil Fuels

A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

By Joby Warrick<p>Joby Warrick<p>National security reporter covering terrorism, rogue states, weapons proliferation<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk freighter named <i>Jie Shun</i> was …

North Korea

Blockchain technology could be even more disruptive than Amazon was 2 decades ago

I feel blessed because travel allows me to meet and speak at length with some truly fascinating and successful people, from CEOs of firms both large and small, to deal lawyers, to audit partners.<p>Hearing varying opinions on global issues and politics has helped expand the scope and depth of my …

India is about to embark on the most ambitious electric-car transformation in the world

India is shifting gears.<p>The world’s fifth-largest auto market is readying for a stupendous transformation: moving completely towards electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030.<p>This is part of the Narendra Modi government’s vision to helm a renewable-energy revolution in the country. It reckons that the …

Merkel ally warns Theresa May's approach to Brexit 'will not work'

A senior German ally of Angela Merkel has warned that Theresa May’s current approach to Brexit “will not fly” – pouring cold water over eurosceptics’ …

Billions of Bluetooth devices could get hit by this attack

More than 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company.<p>If you're not keeping count, that's most of the estimated 8.2 billion devices that use Bluetooth, which allows for our gadgets to connect and communicate …

Hedge fund billionaire warns about stock market bubble

Julian Robertson, a legendary hedge fund manager, thinks disaster will strike Wall Street if the Federal Reserve doesn't keep raising interest rates.<p>"We are creating a bubble" in the stock market, Robertson said on Tuesday from a conference in Manhattan.<p>Robertson, a pioneer of the hedge fund …

Stock Markets

China plans to ban sales of fossil fuel cars entirely

China’s big electric vehicle push is about to get even bigger: The country is planning to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles entirely, with regulators working currently on a timetable of when the ban will ultimately take effect, according to Bloomberg.<p>China is the world’s largest auto …

Fossil Fuels

Don’t bother, India. That noise was just someone getting lynched in the neighbourhood

Take a close look at the photograph. I know it is disturbing, but you should be disturbed. It is not a photograph you will see on the front pages of newspapers and on your television screens, not because it is disturbing but because it does not matter very much in modern India if two young Muslim …