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What next in Kenya election crisis?

<b>Kenya's High Court has ruled that all eight candidates who participated in the 8 August presidential election should be included in the re-run later this month.</b><p>This comes a day after the main opposition candidate, Raila Odinga, announced that he was pulling out.<p>The re-run was ordered by the Supreme …

Africa

Puerto Rico: US officials privately acknowledge serious food shortage

US government providing 200,000 meals a day to meet needs of 2m people ‘There is no urgency in the government response to this humanitarian crisis’<p>Federal officials privately admit there is a massive shortage of meals in Puerto Rico three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.<p>Officials …

Facebook went down Wednesday, taking Instagram with it

Facebook went down for a large number of users Wednesday. Instagram, which is owned and operated by Facebook, was disrupted as well.<p>Many visitors of …

Switzerland Has So Much Gold That It's Literally Being Flushed Down the Toilet

Switzerland is awash in gold and silver, so much so that they are flushing the precious metal down the toilet.<p>According to scientists at the Swiss …

Investing

Amazon Is Ready for the Next Generation Consumer: Your Teen

If giving your teen free rein to shop on Amazon sounds like your worst nightmare, we've got bad news for you. It's officially here.<p>Amazon introduced a new feature on Wednesday that allows parents to create accounts for their children ages 13 to 17. The teens will have separate logins but will be …

Kanye West

Delta Vows Not to Pay U.S. Duties on Bombardier's C Series

Delta Air Lines Inc. pledged not to pay import duties on Bombardier Inc.’s marquee jetliner, which was socked in the last two weeks with 300 percent …

Business (Canada)

Couple Calls Cops Over Airbnb Hidden Camera. And It's Not The First Time.

A couple who stayed in a Florida Airbnb found hidden cameras that they reported to the police, leading to their host being charged with …

Bad managers more to blame than anything else for USMNT failure

American soccer has big, systemic problems to fix. But the USMNT has missed the World Cup because of two men: Jurgen Klinsmann and Bruce Arena.<p>The United States men’s national team did not miss the World Cup due to a lack of talent. It was not held back by pay-to-play youth soccer, a closed club …

T-Mobile bug gave hackers access to customer data using only a phone number

A security researcher has revealed that a recently patched hole in T-Mobile's security made it possible for hackers to vacuum up all your personal …

Australian court says man’s unsent text message counts as valid will

His wife brought the case to Queensland’s Supreme Court<p>An Australian court has accepted an unsent mobile text message as an official will, according to the <i>Australian Broadcasting Corporation</i>. The will, written by a 55-year-old man who took his own life in 2016, was found in the drafts folder of his …

Australia

Oculus says high-end ‘Santa Cruz’ wireless VR headset will ship next year to developers

Last year, Oculus gave a brief glimpse of a standalone headset concept called “Santa Cruz.” Today, we’ve learned the headsets are going to be in developers’ hands “next year,” and will work with some new motion-tracked controllers.<p>This headset will not have the giant wire that the Rift sports, nor …