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'Iraq is dying': oil flows freely but corruption fuels growing anger

Locked out of polluting wealth beneath their feet, those calling for an end to a ‘rotten system’ risk detention and death The land of the Bani-Mansour clan north-east of Basra is flat and parched, spattered with dry crusts of salt and thorny shrubs. Clusters of palm trees form small patches of green in the otherwise […]

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Facebook is being eclipsed by its youthful rival Snapchat

Social media giant struggles to stay relevant to a younger generation Facebook has officially lost its cool. Snapchat is set to overtake it as the digital hangout of choice for teens and twentysomethings this year, as Mark Zuckerberg’s social media site struggles to remain relevant to the youth generation. By the end of this year […]

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Uber to diversify into electric bikes and scooters to drive growth

Move may cost in short term but boost longer-term user engagement, CEO says Uber is to switch its focus from taxis to electric bikes and scooters to grow its global business, its chief executive has said. The ride-hailing app will promote different modes of transport that can work better in congested inner cities, to keep […]

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Announcers describe Jacksonville shooter David Katz at past gaming tournament – video

Footage of Katz at a past EA Sports Madden tournament. He went by the nickname Bread. Announcers describe him as a ‘man of business’ and ‘focused’. The sheriff says Katz killed himself at the scene. Continue reading…

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Six teenagers due in court over Nottingham death of Egyptian student

Mariam Moustafa died weeks after being attacked by group of girls outside shopping centre Six teenagers are to appear in court in connection with the death of an Egyptian engineering student. Mariam Moustafa, was left in a coma after she was attacked by a group of girls outside a shopping centre in Nottingham earlier this […]

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At 87, her mission to help immigrants hasn't slowed down

Florence Phillips was born in New York to Jewish parents who fled Europe before the Holocaust.

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Russia And Iran Created Hundreds Of Fake Accounts For Political Meddling, Facebook Says

“Part of what we’re trying to communicate overall … is all of the steps that we’re taking to secure the integrity of elections on Facebook,” Mark Zuckerberg said. View Entire Post ›

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The Fake Newsletter: Why Facebook Can’t Fix Itself

The problem with tech’s apology cornucopia. View Entire Post ›

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Iran’s Running A Russia-Style Troll Factory Operation, Researchers Say

Unlike Russia’s US influence campaigns, the Iranian operations mostly mimicked beliefs and personas from the American left. View Entire Post ›

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