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Uber's Main Rival in India Plans to Join London Race

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:01

U.K. Managing Director Ben Legg said the step-by-step approach should help Ola crack the London market. “London is the most complex in terms of regulation and it’s got more competition for drivers,” Legg said in an interview.


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Microsoft Is Closing Its Ebook Store and Taking the Books With It

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:40

Even the ones you bought and paid for.


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Pentagon refuses Boeing tanker deliveries over quality issues

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:26

More bad news for US aviation giant Boeing: the US Air Force said Tuesday it had halted for a second time the acceptance of new KC-46 tankers due to ongoing quality issues. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson revealed the March 23 decision -- another setback in the already delayed air tanker program -- during a budget hearing in Congress. "The Air Force again halted acceptance of new KC-46 tanker aircraft as we continue to work with Boeing to ensure that every aircraft delivered meets the highest quality and safety standards," Wilson told the panel.


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Stage 4 Cancer Patient Wins $250,000 Lottery, Plans to Take Wife to Italy: "It's Such a Relief'

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:23

Stage 4 Cancer Patient Wins $250K Lottery, Taking Wife to Italy


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US agriculture department closes 'kitten slaughterhouse'

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:21

The US Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced it would no longer use cats in research that, according to a watchdog group, involved forced "cannibalism" and resulted in over 3,000 of the animals being put down since 1982. Over more than three decades, in a laboratory in Beltsville, near the capital Washington, scientists fed cats and kittens meat possibly contaminated with the parasite toxoplasma gondii, according to the White Coat Waste Project (WCW). After three weeks, they went on to euthanize the cats even though they were healthy.


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Canada failing in climate change fight: watchdog

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:17

Canada is doing too little to combat climate change, a parliamentary report warned Tuesday, a day after government scientists warned the country was warming at twice the global rate. The rebuke came as Canada's independent environment auditor released a new report on government efforts to end fossil fuel subsidies, and as climate change shapes up as a divisive issue in elections seven months from now. "For decades, successive federal governments have failed to reach their targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, and the government is not ready to adapt to a changing climate," wrote environment commissioner Julie Gelfand.


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I Got Bunion Surgery—and I Was Walking 3 Days Later

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:16

More than three million Americans a year are diagnosed with bunions, yet few seek treatment right away. This surgery could change minds.


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Birth Control Pills May Help Reduce Your Risk of This Deadly Cancer

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:13

Yet another benefit of the pill.


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Birth Control Pills May Help Reduce Your Risk of This Deadly Cancer

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:13

Yet another benefit of the pill.


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Teen Dies From Eating Undercooked Pork That Caused Brain Infection

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:08

A scary incident resulting from undercooked pork serves as a reminder to take necessary food safety precautions.


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Singapore's Biggest Online Mall Fights Alibaba With Blockchain

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:00

Now he’s keen to expand beyond his home base into Southeast Asia. To do that, and to compete with his cash-rich rivals, he’s hatched an audacious plan to unleash the efficiencies of blockchain technology on e-commerce.


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Astronaut Scott Kelly weighs in on the Bezos-Musk race to space

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 14:45

The billionaire space race is on, and Elon Musk is winning, according to a former NASA astronaut.


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How to Care for Your Angry Skin After an Allergic Reaction on Your Face

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 14:13

Let the healing begin.


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A 2-Year-Old Is in a Coma With a 50/50 Chance of Survival Because of a Severe Case of the Flu

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:42

At first she just had a runny nose, no cause for alarm.


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Google to Require Contractors Get Health Care, Parental Leave

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:16

The decision comes after months of activism from Google staff and contractors asking for equal treatment. The new policy will require health benefits, sick leave, a $15 minimum wage, paid parental leave and $5,000 a year for education, a Google spokeswoman wrote in an email. Some of these people are employed by large staffing firms, including Adecco Group AG and Randstad NV.


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These Are the Most Common STIs and Exactly When You Should Get Screened For Them

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:11

You don't need another doctor telling you about the dangers of unprotected sex. If you're reading this, you've probably been primed: infections contracted through sex, if left untreated, can cause health problems ranging from infertility to chronic pain to cancer.


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You Need to Know the STIs That Condoms Can't COMPLETELY Protect You From

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:05

We all know that when it comes to safe sex, using a condom is key. However, condoms don't necessarily eliminate all risks of contracting an STI, as much as we'd like to think otherwise.


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Canada gives nod to farm for genetically-modified salmon

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:02

Canada's first commercial farm for genetically-modified salmon received environmental approval on Tuesday -- the final hurdle in a decades-long push to bring the fast-growing fish to market, amid strong opposition. The first commercial harvest, it said, is expected at the end of 2020, around the same time as another at the company's facility in Albany, Indiana. The genetically-modified salmon has a gene that enables it to grow more rapidly than conventional salmon, and can reach adult size in 16 to 18 months, compared with 30 months for natural Atlantic salmon.


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Facebook Shares Rise to 7-Month High, Ignoring ‘Regulation Overhang’

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 12:48

Instagram’s so-called checkout service could generate as much as $10 billion in revenue by 2021, analyst Lloyd Walmsley wrote in a research note. Facebook shares have traded in a range above $160 a share over the past two months amid investor concerns about the effect that regulation would have on its digital-advertisement sales, which exceeded $55 billion in 2018.


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Exclusive: Venezuela oil exports stable in March despite sanctions, blackouts -data

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 12:33

The OPEC member stabilized exports in March after shipments fell about 40 percent in February from the month before, in the immediate aftermath of the United States announcing it would impose sanctions on oil sales to choke off main source of revenue for the government of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The United States and many Western governments have recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's rightful leader, after Maduro won an election last year that was widely considered a sham. March's exports of 980,355 barrels per day (bpd) of crude and fuel were only slightly less than February's shipments of 990,215 bpd, according to the documents seen by Reuters and the Refinitiv Eikon data.


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