Twitter working on Snapchat-like camera feature: Report

The Siasat Daily | 2019-02-16

San Francisco: Micro-blogging site Twitter has reportedly been developing a “News Camera” functionality that would allow users to add captions to photos, videos and live broadcasts – Snapchat-style. “Twitter’s new Snapchat-style camera, codenamed ‘News...

German government adviser recommends ban on smartphones for children under 14

Stars and Stripes | 2019-02-15

A German child psychology expert and adviser to the German government says children younger than 14 should not be allowed to use smartphones, citing the danger of exposing young people to sexually explicit images. Julia von Weiler, who leads the German chapter of the group Innocence in Danger, a...

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Idex 2019: UAE Armed Forces sign Dh5bn worth of deals on day one

The National | 2019-02-17

The UAE Armed Forces awarded Dh4.97 billion in contracts on the first day of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex), with the lion’s share of deals going to international companies. The Armed Forces, which signed 33 contracts in total, awarded International companies contracts...

Mexico announces 5.2 billion USD bailout for Pemex

Xinhua | 2019-02-16

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Mexican government said Friday that it will provide 107 billion pesos (5.2 billion U.S. dollars) to help the state-run Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex)...

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Diabetes could contribute to infertility, warn experts

The Siasat Daily | 2019-02-16

New Delhi: Diabetes, commonly described as a “lifestyle disease”, can contribute to infertility in both women and men, warn health experts. “Diabetes can cause infertility in both men and women. Both sexes are at equal risk of infertility,” S.K. Wangnoo, endocrinologist at...

Diet drinks linked to stroke in post-menopausal women

The Telegraph India | 2019-02-15

Post-menopausal women who drink two or more diet beverages containing artificial sweetners a day appear to be at higher risk of strokes and heart disease compared with women who have less than one drink a week, scientists said on Thursday. Their study has found that women who consumed two or more...

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IRS Makes Cryptocurrency a Compliance Priority | Ropes & Gray LLP

A Bit of News | 2019-02-16

Updated: May 25, 2018: JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of professionals, journalists and associations. This Privacy Policy describes how JD Supra, LLC (“JD Supra” or “we,” “us,” or...

Cryptocurrency Daily News Bulletin: February 15, 2019

WorldNews.com | 2019-02-15

General News Grayscale Investments latest report shows investments from institutions is on the rise. HSBC Chief Operating Officer of FX Cash Trading and Risk Management, Mark Williamson, claims the bank’s blockchain-based system has saved 25 percent in costs. Dubbed the HSBC FX Everywhere platform,...

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Stefanos Tsitsipas 'loses to himself' in Rotterdam exit

Hindustan Times | 2019-02-13

The 20-year-old, who dumped out Roger Federer en route to the Australian Open semi-finals last month, saved two match points late in the third set but still slumped to a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 loss. tennis Updated: Feb 13, 2019 22:54 IST AFP Rotterdam Rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas said he “lost...

Tsonga holds on to defeat Fabbiano at Rotterdam Open

ROTTERDAM – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga laid down back-to back aces on Wednesday to complete a 6-1 6-4 defeat of Italy’s Thomas Fabbiano in the first round of the Rotterdam Open. The powerful Frenchman who missed seven months last season due to knee surgery and rehab, carried over his momentum from a weekend...

Vettel open to offering Schumacher advice

GP Blog | 2019-02-17

Schumacher Jr, son of seven time world champion Michael Schumacher won the European F3 title last year and will be racing for Prema Racing this season, in the class...

Naomi Osaka hurt by rumour split with coach motivated by money as she prepares for Dubai Tennis Championships

The National | 2019-02-17

World No 1 Naomi Osaka says she has been hurt by suggestions her surprise split with coach Sascha Bajin was motivated by money. The Japanese star made the shock announcement last week, coming only weeks after she sealed a second successive grand slam title by defeating Petra Kvitova in the...

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Israeli leader pledges funds for museum for Jewish WWII vets

Federal News Radio | 2019-02-17

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday that his government would allocate the necessary funds to complete a long-promised...

Polish PM cancels trip to Israel in wake of comments on Poles in Holocaust

This is Money | 2019-02-17

WARSAW, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Poland's Prime Minister has cancelled a trip to Israel in the wake of reported remarks made by Israel's prime minister suggesting...

Shark attacks man surfing at Australia's Byron Bay

WPTV | 2019-02-17

A man has been airlifted to the hospital after being bitten by a shark off the coast of New South Wales in Australia, according to local police. Police said in...

UK PM urges Tory MPs to back Brexit deal

China.dot.org | 2019-02-17

LONDON, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday urged her conservative fellow MPs to unite and back the Brexit deal she agreed with...

24 bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster; search goes on

This is Money | 2019-02-17

KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) - Searchers have recovered 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners...

Syria’s Assad: U.S. Will Sell Out Those Relying on It

Hamodia | 2019-02-17

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Sunday that the United States would not protect those depending on it, in reference to Kurdish fighters who control...

Miner Vale evacuates 200 people near Brazilian dam on fears of instability

This is Money | 2019-02-17

SAO PAULO, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Around 200 residents were evacuated from an area near a tailings dam in Brazil operated by Vale SA late on Saturday, amid fears...

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Al Jazeera | 2019-02-17

Resurgent Russia: Myth and reality

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Al Jazeera | 2019-02-17

Israel's Judaisation of Palestine is failing

Decades of Israeli efforts to demolish, destroy, rename, rewrite and erase everything Palestinian...

Al Jazeera | 2019-02-16

Why Pakistan should not take Saudi money

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Orlando Sentinel | 2019-02-15

Broward schools face grand jury probe — again. Will it matter? | Steve Bousquet

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis wants a statewide grand jury to investigate “systematic failures” in...