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Op-Ed: Bitcoin price recovers to break through $13,000 briefly today

The price of bitcoin recovered to breach the $13,000 level briefly today and has risen more than ten percent over the last 24 hours. Many cryptocurrencies are staging a recovery from the recent downturn.

Elon Musk's top eight areas of interest revealed

Elon Musk was be most publicly associated with SpaceX and Tesla, by the technology entrepreneur is involved in a variety of projects crossing eight major industrial sectors, according to a new report.

South Korea in a swoon as megastar from the North visits

Seoul - South Korea went into swoon mode Sunday -- at the feet of a party apparatchik from the North.Hyon Song-Wol is, however, no dourly-dressed, suit-wearing bureaucrat from the nuclear-armed nation, but the leader of Pyongyang's most popular girl band.

At least five dead in DR Congo protest crackdown: UN

Kinshasa - At least five people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.

Adam Lambert working on new music, to tour Australia with Queen

Grammy-nominated pop star Adam Lambert has shared his latest news with his fans about his endeavors for the New Year "2018."

Greek hardliners seek to block any deal in the name dispute

Thessalon - Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of northern Greece's biggest city Thessaloniki on Sunday as hardliners seek to block any deal in the long-running name dispute between Athens and Skopje that contains the term Macedonia.

Canada pharma tycoon and wife were murdered, private detectives say: report

Montr - Private investigators hired by the children of late Canadian pharmaceutical tycoon Barry Sherman concluded that he and his wife were murdered, the Toronto Star reported Saturday.

Saudi Arabia calls for oil producers to extend cooperation

Muscat - Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia called Sunday for extending cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC producers beyond 2018, after a deal to cut output succeeded in shoring up prices.

Dark clouds loom over Kosovo 10 years after independence

Pristina - The assassination of a prominent Serb politician has cast another dark cloud above Kosovo as it is prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of its independence.

Greek hardliners plan mass protest over Macedonia name row

Thessalon - Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of northern Greece's biggest city Thessaloniki on Sunday as hardliners seek to block any deal in the long-running name dispute between Athens and Skopje that contains the term Macedonia.

Op-Ed: US successfully tests small nuclear power plant for Mars mission

Washington - In what is actually a very large step forward, NASA has tested a small, “paper towel roll” sized nuclear power plant to deliver power for a Mars mission. The fallout from this idea, pun intended, will be interesting.

Jamaica declares emergency over parts of island as gun crime soars

Montego Bay - Jamaica has declared a state of emergency in the island's second city Montego Bay, where authorities are battling to stem a wave of killings.

Maritime industry shifting to more efficient electric propulsion

Rotterdam - Globally, all modes of transportation are gradually being converted to electrical propulsion, and that now includes the maritime industry. One company, Netherlands-based Port-Liner, is building two giant all-electric barges dubbed the "Tesla ships."

Tens of thousands take to US streets for Women's March

Washington - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of US cities on Saturday for a second Women's March opposing President Donald Trump on the first anniversary of his inauguration.

'Pray for me': Kabul hotel guest's plea during bloody siege

Kabul - As gunmen went on a night-time rampage through Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, Aziz Tayeb posted a desperate plea on Facebook: "Pray for me. I may die.

Iraq condemns German woman to death for belonging to IS

Baghdad - An Iraqi court said Sunday it had condemned to death by hanging a German woman of Moroccan origin after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group.

AI, virtual reality make inroads in tourism sector

Madrid - A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures: the tourism sector is starting to embrace new technologies, hoping to benefit from lucrative personal data.

US Christian tourists see deep meaning in Trump's Jerusalem move

Jerusalem - Near the olive grove where Christians believe Jesus agonised before his crucifixion, an American visitor spoke of a decision by US President Donald Trump some believe also holds spiritual importance.

Jordan's King Abdullah tells Pence of concern over Jerusalem

Amman - Jordan's King Abdullah II on Sunday voiced concern over Washington's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as US Vice President Mike Pence visited Amman during an uncomfortable Middle East tour.

President vowing new peace push leads in Cyprus re-election bid

Nicosia - Cyprus gears up for a presidential election next week with incumbent Nicos Anastasiades favourite to win as he pledges a fresh push to reunify the divided island after talks collapsed last year.
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