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Bitcoin faces a down weekend well below $8,000 level

Not too long ago, bitcoin was approaching the $10,000 level but it never reached it. After trading in the $9,000 to $10,000 range for some time it then fell below $9,000 and had been trading between the $8,000 to $9,000 range up to now.

Review: Jennifer Suhr wins women's pole vault in 2018 Prefontaine Classic Special

Eugene - American pole vaulter Jennifer Suhr has a major reason to celebrate. She won the women's pole vault competition at the 2018 Prefontaine (Pre) Classic in Eugene, Oregon.

Italy plunges into political crisis after govt talks collapse

Rome - Italy could be forced to hold new elections after Giuseppe Conte gave up his bid to form a government following the collapse of talks with the president over including a eurosceptic economy minister in his cabinet.

Orlando begins testing Amazon's facial recognition in public

Orlando - Orlando's police have started using Amazon's controversial Rekognition facial detection system. Initially the police service said the trial was confined to its headquarters; it's not admitted the technology is in use on the streets.

Satellite imagery makes it hard to hide from the tax collectors

If you thought you could conveniently forget to put your home addition or swimming pool on next year's tax return, you may be surprised to learn the Tax Guy in the Sky will see your new addition even if it’s hidden from the street.

Review: Patti Smith soars on new 'Horses' documentary (Apple Music) Special

On May 22, the highly-anticipated Patti Smith documentary, "Horses: Patti Smith and her Band," was released via Apple Music.

Smartphone app for diagnosing cardiac disease

A new medical smartphone app has performed better than a traditional medical exam for cardiac assessment, based on the findings of a randomized clinical trial and reported to the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Zika vaccine could eliminate prenatal infections

According to a new research model, a Zika vaccine is needed. Such a vaccine could, the model suggests, virtually eliminate prenatal infections.

NDP momentum continues in Ontario election campaign

Toronto - The NDP has now not only surpassed in the polls the reigning Liberals but has also closed the huge lead the Progressive Conservatives had at the beginning of the campaign.

Review: Mondo Duplantis finishes in 2nd place at Prefontaine Classic Special

Eugene - On May 25, teenage pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis competed at the 2018 Prefontaine Classic (Pre Classic) in Eugene, Oregon.

UPPLift Toronto announces seven winners of Urban Pilot Program

UPPlift: Toronto announced the seven winning innovators selected to pilot their smart city technologies in test-beds across the city, through the first-ever Urban Pilot Program (UPP) in Toronto.

Italian president, PM to meet over disputed govt lineup

Rome - Italian President Sergio Mattarella will receive prime minister-designate Giuseppe Conte Sunday evening in a meeting that could resolve a days-long standoff over the composition of Italy's next cabinet or lead to the appointment of a caretaker governme...

'Hero' Malian saves child, 4, in spectacular Paris rescue

Paris - A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety.

26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in IS attack: monitor

Beirut - At least 26 Syrian regime forces and nine Russian fighters were killed in an Islamic State group attack earlier this week in Syria's eastern desert, a monitor said Sunday.

Gazans plan to try to breach Israeli sea blockade

Gaza - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will try to breach Israel's blockade by boat this week in a fresh challenge to Israeli forces following weeks of deadly protests and clashes, organisers said Sunday.

Seven injured in massive blaze at German theme park

Frankfurt Am Main - Seven firefighters were injured in efforts to put out a massive blaze at Germany's largest amusement park, police said Sunday, as it reopened to visitors despite extensive damage to some areas.

Sergio Mattarella, from quiet academic to steely president

Rome - Italy's President Sergio Mattarella faced down the populist parties seeking to form the country's next government, refusing their eurosceptic nominee for economy minister.

Carlo Cottarelli, the 'Mr Scissors' technocrat who could become Italy's PM

Rome - Carlo Cottarelli, a former International Monetary Fund director, will face an uphill battle should, as expected, he is tasked with forming a technocrat government for Italy in the midst of a deep political crisis and populist rage at the financial "eli...

Russia forces among dozens dead in IS east Syria attacks

Beirut - Russian fighters were among dozens of pro-government forces killed in eastern Syria this week in a deadly wave of attacks by Islamic State group jihadists, Moscow and a monitor said Sunday.

How to handle moral judgments for driverless cars?

Driverless car technology requires a moral dimension. In the event of an impending accident, does the car strike a pedestrian or another car, for example? Researchers have been studying the ethics of autonomous vehicles.
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