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Bitcoin price struggles to recover then again dips below $8,000

Yesterday it appeared as if the bitcoin price was in recovery mode but by 13:40 UTC today March 17th it had dropped down below $8,000 again.

Review: Scotty McCreery will melt your heart with 'Seasons Change' album Special

Country singer and American Idol season 10 champion Scotty McCreery has released his new studio album, "Seasons Change," via Triple Tigers.

Pulling no punches: Saudi woman boxer breaks exercise taboo

Jeddah - Throwing punches in a gym tucked away from prying eyes, a Saudi female boxing trainer asserts a right long denied to many women in the conservative kingdom -- the right to exercise.

Op-Ed: Microsoft using another means to impose browser Edge on users

Microsoft revealed today that it is testing a new change to its future version of Windows 10 which will make links clicked on in the Windows Mail app open in Microsoft Edge.

Crushed hopes greet Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia

Sydney - The long journey to find peace for Rohingya refugee Kobir Ahmed can be told through the different birth countries of his eight children -- Myanmar, Malaysia and Australia -- although they remain citizens of no nation.

Graphene will charge your phone in under 10 seconds

Grapehene, the material with a host of wonderful properties and many more potential applications, could hold the key to super-fast charging of mobile devices.

Iraqi enthusiasts search for relics of royal past

Baghdad - At the heart of a Baghdad flea market, nostalgia for Iraq's royal past is on full display as collectors and investors gather to buy relics from a bygone era.

Biodiversity crisis summit kicks off in Colombia

Medell - A comprehensive, global appraisal of mass species extinction -- and what can be done to reverse it -- kicked off in Colombia's second-largest city Saturday, with more than 750 experts in attendance.

Dead Sea's revival with Red Sea canal edges closer to reality

Apo - Israel and Jordan have long pursued a common goal to stop the Dead Sea from shrinking while slaking their shared thirst for drinking water with a pipeline from the Red Sea some 200 kilometres away.

Review: ‘Animal Farm’ ditches clever Orwellian satire for broad comedy Special

Toronto - A few people have given me strange looks when I’ve told them that I find “Animal Farm” to be a very funny book. Those who’ve read George Orwell’s story in school might remember a dark, violent political satire, not a zany giggle fest.

USA win sledge hockey gold as Paralympics set to end

Pyeongchang - The United States beat Canada with a dramatic overtime goal to win sledge hockey gold in Pyeongchang Sunday, a fitting finale to high-octane sporting action at the Winter Paralympics.

Mapfre leads Volvo fleet into inhospitable waters

Auckland - Spanish entry Mapfre led the seven-yacht fleet out of Auckland Harbour on Sunday as the gruelling Volvo Ocean Race resumed with its toughest leg across the tempestuous Southern Ocean.

Time-saving technology used to build the collapsed Miami bridge

The University City Bridge, the pedestrian bridge on the campus of Florida International University that collapsed on Thursday, was built using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) technology, according to a statement from the university.

Nano-drops improve shortsightedness

Tel Aviv - A new type of medicine, described as a ‘nano-drop’, has been designed as a cure for shortsightedness and nearsightedness. This is an alternative to conventional laser correction techniques and to wearing glasses or contact lenses.

Use of data storage platforms for decentralized apps: Interview Special

With the rise in blockchain-based platforms and apps, a common problem arises for developers in terms of where to securely store and manage their sensitive data. One solution comes from the company Fluence.

Against Putin, seven candidates and one glaring absence

Moscow - Seven candidates are lined up to run against Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sunday's election, but his primary political opponent will not be on the ballot.

UN schemes to save forests 'can trample on tribal rights'

Paris - The only UN-approved financial mechanism to curb deforestation, a key driver of global warming, has bulldozed the rights of forest-dwelling peoples on three continents and needs to be fixed, experts say.

Retailers filing for bankruptcies at staggering rates

Retail bankruptcies and defaults hit a peak last year, soaring past records set during the recession, and things could get even worse this year, according to the credit-ratings agency S&P Global Ratings.

Western states, B.C. united despite lack of U.S. leadership

Officials representing British Columbia, Washington state, Oregon, and California met Friday at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel in B.C. to mark the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC).

Angry islanders: why France faces protests overseas

Paris - A month-long campaign of strikes and protests on the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte has shone a light on the simmering resentment in some of France's tropical outposts over perceived neglect by the state.
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