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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.

Kabul library bus drives Afghan children to read

Kabul - The door of the blue bus slides open and dozens of children excitedly bound up the steps, eager to get their hands on hard-to-find books in Kabul's first mobile library.

Kiwi robots deliver food for Berkeley campus students

Berkeley - Kiwi robots that deliver food are quite common on the University of California Berkeley campus. The co-founder of Kiwi robots and CEO, Felipe Chavez Cortes was anxious to have his robots tested in real world conditions.

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.

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.

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.

Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to lumber northward

Miami - Subtropical Storm Alberto is continuing its trek northward off Florida’s Gulf Coast Sunday, bringing dreary conditions across Central Florida. Alberto is the year's first storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season that won't start until June 1.

Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution

Paris - Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could deliver deep insights into evolution, including how new species emerge?

Europe's largest wooden building awaits salvation off Istanbul

Istanbul - Looking up at the giant wooden edifice looming over him, Erol Baytas shakes his head."I don't think it will survive another winter," he says, broken tiles and boards strewn at his feet.

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.

Mr. Clean and the Fantastics to perform at Mulcahy's

On Friday, June 1, Mr. Clean and the Fantastics, starring Mike DelGuidice of Big Shot, will be performing at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh, New York.

Nigeria told to end security 'slush funds'

Lagos - Campaigners on Monday urged Nigeria to stop handing out millions of dollars to tackle unspecified security issues with no questions asked, arguing the practice fuels corruption and conflict.

Diplomatic duels: what now for the Trump-Kim summit?

Seoul - Events around the Korean peninsula have been moving at a dizzying pace over the last few days, with a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un that was on, then off, then apparently on again.

China to host Iran leader amid nuclear deal upheaval

Bejing - Iran's president will attend a summit with his Chinese and Russian counterparts next month, officials in Beijing said Monday, as they try to salvage the nuclear deal thrown into upheaval by Donald Trump.

Italy plunges into political crisis after govt talks collapse

Rome - Italy was plunged into fresh political chaos as the president prepared Monday to appoint a pro-austerity economist as leader after a bid by two populist parties to form a government collapsed.

Britain's supply of electric cars at risk from Brexit: think-tank

Apo - Britain risks a shortage of electric cars after Brexit as carmakers will lose an incentive to sell low-emission vehicles there, a Brussels-based think-tank warned.

'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.

Milan stocks rise after president vetoes eurosceptic minister

Milan - The Milan stock market rose Monday after President Sergio Mattarella vetoed the nomination of fierce eurosceptic Paolo Savona as economy minister.

Jordan's veteran musicians revive Arab song

Apo - A group of musicians are causing a sensation in Jordan by reviving the golden age of Arab song -- and not one of them is under the age of 50."I would give you anything for the feast, my angel.

Leftist Petro shakes up Colombia conservatives in poll

Apo - Former guerrilla Gustavo Petro shook off any lingering voter suspicion Sunday to become the first leftist candidate to contest the second round of an election in conservative-dominated Colombia.
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