A New gTLD Kills Itself Off For The Second Time

WorldNews.com | 2018-01-18

For the second time, British pharmacy chain Boots has applied to ICANN to terminate its dot-brand contract, Domain Incite reported. In December, the company asked for its .boots Registry Agreement it signed in 2015 to be ended and ICANN opened the request for public comment this week, the report...

China uses facial recognition to monitor ethnic minorities

Engadget | 2018-01-18

China is adding facial recognition to its overarching surveillance systems in Xinjiang, a Muslim-dominated region in the country's far west that critics claim is under abusive security controls. The geo-fencing tools alert authorities when targets ve... ......

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Emirates offers A380 a lifeline, signing $16B deal with Airbus

Star Advertiser | 2018-01-18

The Airbus A380 lives on, for now. The Dubai-based airline Emirates threw a lifeline today to the A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, putting in a $16 billion order for up to 36 of the planes to be delivered starting from 2020. The agreement, which includes a firm commitment to buy...

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Secrets of longevity protein revealed

The Hindu | 2018-01-18

Scientists have unveiled the 3D structure of a protein linked to longer lives, paving the way for new therapies to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including diabetes, obesity and certain cancers. Named after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important...

Don’t ignore oral hygiene. Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

Hindustan Times | 2018-01-17

Do you have bad oral health? Beware, you may be at high risk of developing cancers of lung, colon and pancreas, researchers have warned. Advanced gum disease, also called periodontitis, is caused by bacterial infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. The findings, led...

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Students in Snapchat video chant racist lyrics from song that celebrates MLK's death

The Arizona Republic | 2018-01-18

A video circulating on social media that shows several Santan Junior High School students chanting racist lyrics has raised parents&apos concerns. ......

No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

Rockford Register Star | 2018-01-17

LOS ANGELES (AP) " The Southern California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school for the siblings but faced no government oversight and was never inspected by education officials.David Turpin had been home schooling his children at the...

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Madrid ends winless run with late Asensio goal in Copa

This is Money | 2018-01-18

MADRID (AP) - Real Madrid took a small step toward ending its crisis by defeating Leganes 1-0 with an 89th-minute goal by Marco Asensio in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Thursday. Madrid's reserve team gave another lackluster...

UCI chief calls on Team Sky to suspend Froome

PARIS - Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome should be suspended by his Sky team over an adverse drug test, according to world cycling chief David Lappartient. "Sky should suspend Froome. Now, it's not up to me to interfere," Frenchman Lappartient, the International Cycling Union (UCI)...

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Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Roy Bennett Dies In New Mexico Helicopter Crash

WorldNews.com | 2018-01-18

A fiery helicopter crash killed key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett and four others aboard while on vacation in a remote part of the U.S. state of New...

Report Links Hacking Campaign To Lebanese Security Agency

WorldNews.com | 2018-01-18

One of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been involved in a major hacking operation after careless spies left hundreds of...

28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high

Hickory Record | 2018-01-18

AKOBO, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations says violence against aid workers in South Sudan reached a new high in 2017, with 28 killed. Nearly half of the...

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Remembering the Holocaust: Can 'never forget' lead to 'never again'?

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