Apple iOS 12: iPhones to share more accurate location data with 911

Hindustan Times | 2018-06-19

Apple is trying to drag the US’s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about...

MMX Completes .XXX ICM Acquisition After ICANN Approval

WorldNews.com | 2018-06-18

Domain Name Wire reports ICANN has approved the transfer of the .xxx, .porn, .adult and .sex top level domain names to Minds + Machines (MMX). As a result of the transfer, the report said, MMX is completing its acquisition of ICM Registry, which controlled the domain names. MMX, Domain Name Wire...

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Google to invest $550m in JD

China Daily | 2018-06-19

Chinese e-commerce giant JD and US tech giant Google Inc announced on Monday that Google will invest $550 million in cash in JD, as part of a strategic partnership. The two companies plan to collaborate on a range of strategic initiatives, including the joint development of retail solutions in a...

Argentina peso firms, stocks fall after central bank action

Reuters | 2018-06-19

BUENOS AIRES, June 18 (Reuters) - Argentina's peso currency snapped its slide on Monday as the central bank said it would hike reserve requirements for banks, a move that also sent bank shares tumbling as the country's stocks had their worst performance since December 2014. ......

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Potential disease-fighting 'warheads' may be hidden in bacteria

The Times of India | 2018-06-19

WASHINGTON: The bacteria found in soil may harbor a potential game-changer for drug design, a study has found. A new study by Scripps Research suggested that scientists could build better drugs by learning from molecules derived from bacteria called thiocarboxylic acids. The findings done by Ben...

Yoga should be part of your beauty routine, here’s why

Hindustan Times | 2018-06-18

Turns out, people don’t need to opt for beauty treatments to lift their mood, or boost their self-esteem. Yoga can also do the trick. If you are aspiring for supple and...

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Former Indian Lawmaker Declared 'Offender' In Bitcoin Extortion Case

WorldNews.com | 2018-06-19

A local court has labeled a former Indian legislator a “proclaimed offender” after he allegedly was involved in a $1.3-million bitcoin extortion case, CoinDesk reported Tuesday. An Ahmedabad sessions court granted a state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) application Monday declaring Nalin...

Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors

Bitcoin | 2018-06-19

Crypto Fund AG has been granted a license to distribute funds on behalf of “qualified investors” in Switzerland. The permission has been issued by the country’s financial market regulator, FINMA. The firm also seeks approval for another crypto-related service. Also read: Zug Tests Blockchain to...

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Murray must conquer mental demons after injury woe — Djokovic

The Siasat Daily | 2018-06-18

London: Novak Djokovic has warned Andy Murray he must conquer his mental demons before rediscovering his best form as the former Wimbledon champion returns from almost a year on the sidelines. Finally recovered after hip surgery in January, Murray will play his first competitive match for 11 months...

Pouille survives nervous moments to beat Istomin

The News International | 2018-06-16

STUTTGART, Germany: Holder Lucas Pouille overcame a nervous second-set to reach the Stuttgart Cup semi-finals on Friday with a 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 victory over Uzbek Denis Istomin.The Frenchman, who beat Feliciano Lopez in last...

Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

Manila Bulletin | 2018-06-19

By the Associated Press ISTANBUL — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official......

Djokovic would happily miss World Cup final for Wimbledon glory

The News International | 2018-06-19

LONDON: Novak Djokovic insists he would happily miss a first appearance for Serbia in the World Cup final if it means he is back in the Wimbledon title match.Djokovic is an avid fan of the Serbian national team, who kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Russia...

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UK marks anniversary of London mosque terror attack

The Times of India | 2018-06-19

LONDON: Britain on Tuesday marked the first anniversary of a deadly terror attack against a north London mosque, with Prime Minister Theresa May vowing that...

Le Pen must repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament: EU court

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-06-19

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay nearly 300,000 euros to the European Parliament for funds paid incorrectly to an assistant, a top European...

German, French leaders meet to mold plans for EU's future

The leaders of Germany and France are meeting to coordinate the two major European powers' positions on the future of the European Union, ahead of next week's...

IBM’s machine argues, pretty convincingly, with humans

BBC News | 2018-06-19

Project Debater was not hooked up to the internet. Instead, it drew its information from a data bank of carefully curated sources chosen by IBM’s researchers....

Google follows WhatsApp; introduces Android web messenger service with two additional features

DNA India | 2018-06-19

On Tuesday, Google began rolling out a desktop browser support for Android messages, allowing people to use their PC to send texts and viewing those that they...

Rohingya camp leader murdered in Bangladesh

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-06-19

Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 19 (ANI): The head majhi of block 11, Balukhali camp (2/2), Arif Ullah (35) was hacked to death by unknown assailants inside the camp...

Thai prison officials carry out first execution in 9 years

Wtop | 2018-06-19

BANGKOK (AP) — Prison officials in Thailand say they have carried out the country’s first execution in nine years, putting to death a convicted murderer...

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Creators Syndicate | 2018-06-19

A No-Win Confrontation

By the start of the week, the Trump administration's degenerate-satanic-jackbooted-sieg heil policy...

Orlando Sentinel | 2018-06-18

Could slippery slope lead to guns on Disney rides? Letters

NRA's slippery slope Recent disclosures of huge corporate donations to the coffers of Adam Putnam...

Orlando Sentinel | 2018-06-18

Jack Chambless: Teaching economics to America's nonthinkers a tough job

A few years ago one of my colleagues sent me the trailer to a movie called “Idiocracy.” This film...

Orlando Sentinel | 2018-06-18

Separating migrant kids from parents is heartless

If a family enters the United States from Mexico without permission, immigration officials should...

Al Jazeera | 2018-06-18

Art does not need another hero

This year's Berlin Biennale poses important questions about otherness, power, violence and...

Al Jazeera | 2018-06-18

Will Russia benefit from a failed Iran nuclear deal?

Russia might benefit marginally from a collapsing Iran nuclear deal but it does not see it as a...

Al Jazeera | 2018-06-18

The fallacy of Israel's human shields claims in Gaza

Desperately trying to justify the killing of unarmed protesters, Israel once again uses its 'human...