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Facebook finally supports GIFs

Facebook finally supports GIFs

Facebook, after much, much ado, has finally added GIF support. And no, not the halfway-workaround that it launched two years ago, reports Wired Magazine. There’s now a real…

Fake answers make online security questions less secure

Fake answers make online security questions less secure

‘Don’t have one’ and ‘I don’t know’ among easiest answers to guess Did you lie about your father’s middle name to make it harder for cybercriminals to get…

Antarctic Peninsula in ‘dramatic’ ice loss

Antarctic Peninsula in ‘dramatic’ ice loss

Satellites have seen a sudden dramatic change in the behaviour of glaciers on the Antarctica Peninsula, according to a Bristol University-led study. The ice streams were broadly stable…

MSpy admits hacking and data theft

MSpy admits hacking and data theft

A company offering software that allows people to spy on others has admitted it has been hacked and had thousands of customer records leaked online. The admission comes…

Middle East

Amnesty: Hamas carried out Gaza killings and torture

Amnesty: Hamas carried out Gaza killings and torture

Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip committed serious human rights abuses including abductions, torture and extra-judicial killings of Palestinian civilians in 2014, a new report says. Most of…

Bangladesh bans Islamist group accused of blogger attacks

Bangladesh bans Islamist group accused of blogger attacks

Bangladesh has banned an Islamist militant group accused of attacking and killing three secular bloggers, the interior ministry has said. Its move to outlaw the Ansarullah Bangla Team…

Sydney cafe siege inquest hears details of gunman Monis

Sydney cafe siege inquest hears details of gunman Monis

A self-styled cleric who launched a deadly attack on a cafe in Sydney, Australia, last year led a complex and secretive life, an inquest has heard. Man Haron…

Iraq forces start fightback against IS in Ramadi

Iraq forces start fightback against IS in Ramadi

Iraqi forces and Shia militias have begun moving against Islamic State militants near Ramadi, officials say. The action was concentrating on the town of Husaybah, east of Ramadi.…

Technology

AdBlock Plus secures another court victory in Germany

AdBlock Plus secures another court victory in Germany

AdBlock Plus has successfully defended itself in court for the second time in five weeks. The service prevents ads from appearing…

Apple gets partial win on appeal in Samsung patent case

Apple gets partial win on appeal in Samsung patent case

Apple Inc was handed a mixed ruling by a US appeals court in the latest twist in a blockbuster intellectual property…

Fresh earthquake brings panic, damage and death to Nepal

Fresh earthquake brings panic, damage and death to Nepal

A second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings weakened by the…

Robotic tentacle targets keyhole surgery

Robotic tentacle targets keyhole surgery

Italian engineers have built a robotic arm, aimed at improving surgical operations and inspired by the octopus. Just like its aquatic…

Business News

 
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Yellen: US rates could go up ‘at some point this year’

The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen,…

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Asian shares trade mixed on Greece talks

Asian shares traded mixed on Tuesday after a lacklustre…

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Can Nepal’s shattered economy be rebuilt?

In a clean and tidy office in Kathmandu, boxes…

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National Australia Bank posts 5% rise in profit

One of Australia’s biggest lenders, National Australia Bank (NAB),…

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Gazprom profits hit by weak rouble

Russia’s largest energy company, Gazprom, has reported a big…

Sports News

 
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West Indies win third Test to draw series 1-1

A century partnership between Darren Bravo and Jermaine Blackwood…

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Real Madrid top Forbes’ most valuable football teams list

European champions Real Madrid are the world’s most valuable…

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Messi outdoes even himself with semi-final masterclass

Lionel Messi’s exquisite Champions League double for Barcelona against…

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A classroom of firsts

In an Indian desert town a remarkable group of…

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High Society musical ends Kevin Spacey Old Vic tenure

The final production of Kevin Spacey’s tenure as artistic…

Entertainment

 
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The amazing elephant selfie. But is it a world first?

Forget selfie sticks. If you’re looking for a wide-angle…

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Stepbrother and girlfriend questioned for the murder of Becky Watts

Revelations that Becky Watts step brother is being held…

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Zhu Tian wins Catlin Art Prize for ‘unsettling’ works

Artist Zhu Tian, who has made her name by…

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Cannes Film Festival gets under way

The Cannes Film Festival is getting under way in…

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Picasso’s Women of Algiers smashes auction record

Picasso’s Women of Algiers has become the most expensive…