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New startup attempts to make cryptocurrency easier: Interview Special

Paris - Paris-based startup, Tempo, has launched a payment network that simplifies the exchange process from cryptocurrency to fiat money. Anthony Barker, CTO of Tempo explains more.

Massive data breach exposes huge trove of automakers' secrets

Windsor - A security researcher this month managed to find a treasure trove of corporate secrets from Ford Motor Company, along with five other global automakers (including GM and FCA) and numerous other companies, that were left exposed by an apparent data leak.

Amsterdam's red light district without a condom? 'Not for a million!'

Amsterdam - "If they don't agree to using a condom, I kick them out," says Foxxy Angel, a 47-year-old platinum blonde sexworker, sporting some fearsome tattoos, in Amsterdam's notorious red light district.

In rural Zimbabwe, the novel taste of a peaceful election

Rusape - From a ruling party rally in the east, to opposition door-to-door canvassing in the northwest, Zimbabweans have been experiencing the novelty of a relatively free and peaceful election campaign.

Tech and science will keep the Parker Solar Probe from melting

On August 6, 2018, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. Cutting-edge technology and engineering will help it beat the heat.

In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics

Damascus - Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation centre in Syria's capital, Abdulghani carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year.

Ex-Israeli commandos innovate for 'weekend warriors'

- As a young officer in an elite unit of Israel's army, with its motto that no mission is impossible, Idan Peretz knew there had to be a better way to send rescue ropes across rivers.

Self-destructive behaviour: Burberry not alone

Paris - Burberry, which has been in the crosshairs for burning tens of millions of dollars of its products, is far from the only firm to destroy unsold goods to maintain the exclusivity and luxury mystique of their brands.

Falcon 9 with Telstar communications satellite launches tonight

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX will launch a powerful Telstar communications satellite into orbit early Sunday morning (July 22), testing out the spaceflight company's new Block 5 version of the Falcon 9 rocket for the second time.

Businesses should 'follow the money' when adopting AI

A June report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) found that, overall, artificial intelligence adoption is still slow; only 20 per cent of "AI-aware" businesses say they are adopters.

Nearly 1,000 homes on evacuation alert in B.C. due to wildfires

Kelowna - Some 123 fires are burning across the province, of which 41 are in the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the Okanagan. There are also significant wildfires raging in central and southeast B.C. and in Ontario.

Afghan siblings killed by blast as they took out trash

Kabul - Every day Shah Mahmood's children took it in turns to dump the family's trash near their Kabul home. But this simple chore turned deadly on Sunday when a blast in the street killed two of them and wounded another.

Review: Katie Nageotte jumps 4.75 meters in Monaco, sets personal best Special

On July 20, American pole vaulter Katie Nageotte competed in the women's pole vault at the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco.

Algeria faces prospect of president seeking fifth term

Alger - With no clear successor to longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algerians may well see their frail leader who rarely appears in public cling on for a fifth term in office.

18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad: military source

Ndjame - Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday.

Israel evacuates 800 Syria White Helmets to Jordan: army

Jerusalem - Israel evacuated 800 White Helmets rescuers and their families from Syria to Jordan overnight at the request of the United States and European countries, army radio said on Sunday.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins men's pole vault in IAAF Diamond League London Special

London - On July 21, American pole vaulter and reigning world champion Sam Kendricks was victorious at the IAAF Diamond League in London.

AI for understanding and enhancing human communication: Q&A Special

Many companies are using AI to learn words in the flow of dialogue. Building on this, Chorus.ai is an AI solution for understanding and enhancing human communication. Micha Breakstone explains more.

Manila's 'Golden Gays' sing for their supper

Manila - Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls.

Israel evacuates 800 White Helmets to Jordan in face of Syria advance

Apo - Israel has evacuated 800 White Helmets rescuers and their family members threatened by advancing Syrian regime forces to Jordan for resettlement in Britain, Canada and Germany, Amman said Sunday.
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