• World at risk of pandemics that could kill millions, panel warns
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    Reuters

    World at risk of pandemics that could kill millions, panel warns

    The world is facing a mounting threat of disease pandemics that could kill millions and wreak havoc on the global economy, a international expert panel has warned, and governments should work to prepare for and mitigate that risk. The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), co-convened by the World

  • Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy
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    Associated Press

    Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy

    A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus. Pollution composed of tiny particles from car exhaust, factory smokestacks and other sources is dangerous to everyone's health, and during pregnancy it'

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    Malay Mail

    Sulky-faced boy becomes internet sensation, performs without blinking once

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — We all know most children dislike performing in front of a crowd. But for a boy, his performance with a stoic look, has made him an internet sensation. The 30-second video...

  • Facebook to train AI systems using police video
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    Facebook to train AI systems using police video

    Facebook will work with law enforcement organizations to train its artificial intelligence systems to recognize videos of violent events as part of a broader effort to crack down on extremism. Facebook's AI systems were unable to detect live-streamed video of a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch

  • Researchers: AI surveillance is expanding worldwide
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    Researchers: AI surveillance is expanding worldwide

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says at least 75 countries are actively using AI tools such as facial recognition for surveillance. The index of countries where some form of AI surveillance is used includes liberal democracies such as the United States and France as well as more autocratic

  • Mother's selfie saves her after she collapses, suffers stroke
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    Mother's selfie saves her after she collapses, suffers stroke

    A mother took a selfie just minutes before she collapsed and suffered a stroke, and now her family is crediting the photo for saving her life.

  • Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Rhinos
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    Popular Mechanics

    Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Rhinos

    Do you know how much dung one rhino produces a day? From Popular Mechanics

  • Did U.S. Missile Defenses Fail During Saudi Oil Attack?
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    The National Interest

    Did U.S. Missile Defenses Fail During Saudi Oil Attack?

    One thing is clear: The attack revealed the limits of Saudi Arabia’s seemingly sophisticated air-defense system. Riyadh in recent years has spent billions of dollars building up six battalions of U.S.-made Patriot surface-to-air missiles and associated radars. The Patriots didn’t stop the recent attack

  • Asia Development Bank president to step down
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    Associated Press

    Asia Development Bank president to step down

    The president of the Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, plans to step down early next year, the regional lender said Tuesday. Japan has usually headed the ADB as a top donor. Finance Minister Taro Aso said in a statement that Tokyo would soon nominate a "high-caliber candidate" as Nakao

  • 100 Cylinders Of Bull Semen Go Up In Smoke In Fire At Cattle Breeding Farm
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    100 Cylinders Of Bull Semen Go Up In Smoke In Fire At Cattle Breeding Farm

    Cryogenic containers exploded in the fire in Australia, splattering the burning building with sperm that had been stored for artificial insemination.

  • Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator
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    The Guardian

    Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator

    Exclusive: Job has left some ‘addicted’ to extreme material and pushed others to far right. The task of moderating Facebook continues to leave psychological scars on the company’s employees, months after efforts to improve conditions for the company’s thousands of contractors, the Guardian has learned

  • Giant python falls out of ceiling, shocking bank workers
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    In The Know

    Giant python falls out of ceiling, shocking bank workers

    This massive serpent fell from the sky, nearly landing on top of some unsuspecting bankers.

  • Woman accidentally swallows engagement ring while sleeping
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    Yahoo Lifestyle

    Woman accidentally swallows engagement ring while sleeping

    A woman unintentionally swallowed her engagement ring while dreaming she was keeping it away from villains — and ultimately required surgery to remove it.

  • Who's got the golden toilet? Thieves make off with $1.25 million commode
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    Yahoo Lifestyle

    Who's got the golden toilet? Thieves make off with $1.25 million commode

    A solid 18-karat gold toilet valued at more than $1.25 million was stolen from the Blenheim Palace, the family home of Winston Churchill in the UK.

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    TheBlast

    Kevin Hart Slapped With $60 Million Lawsuit By Sex Tape Partner

    The comedian is facing more legal issues.

  • Yes, China Will Soon Have Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers
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    The National Interest

    Yes, China Will Soon Have Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers

    Good for China. Bad for America.

  • The Chicago Bulls' logo is NSFW if you flip it upside down
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    Mashable

    The Chicago Bulls' logo is NSFW if you flip it upside down

    Graphic design was clearly not the passion of whoever designed the NBA's Chicago Bulls logo. Or perhaps, they were a little too passionate. Redditor Cvoony discovered that, when looking at the Bulls logo on their brother's sweater flipped upside down, the white-on-red image of a scowling bull

  • 74-year-old in India becomes world’s oldest woman to give birth
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    74-year-old in India becomes world’s oldest woman to give birth

    This 74-year-old woman gave birth to 2 healthy twins -- and is now considered the world’s oldest mom

  • Saudi oil attacks an Iranian 'act of war', says Pompeo
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    Saudi oil attacks an Iranian 'act of war', says Pompeo

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure as an "act of war" on Wednesday, as Riyadh unveiled new evidence it said showed the assault was "unquestionably" sponsored by arch-foe Iran. "This was an Iranian attack," Pompeo

  • Netanyahu's rule threatened by deadlocked Israeli polls
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    Netanyahu's rule threatened by deadlocked Israeli polls

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long grip on power appeared in jeopardy on Wednesday after elections left him tied with his main challenger Benny Gantz raising the prospect of tough negotiations to build a unity government or even the end of the premier's record long rule. In a sign of the

  • California governor signs law making gig workers employees
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    California governor signs law making gig workers employees

    California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation Wednesday which could slam the brakes on the so-called "gig economy" by requiring rideshare firms to treat contract drivers as employees, challenging the economic models of giants such as Uber and Lyft. The legislation, which is being closely

  • Celine Dion returns to Canada to kick off world tour
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    Celine Dion returns to Canada to kick off world tour

    After living and crooning for years in Las Vegas, French-Canadian superstar Celine Dion has returned home to Quebec to kick off her first world tour in a decade on Wednesday. The first single "Flying On My Own," featuring her powerful vocals backed by techno beats, has already received airplay

  • Trump revokes California's authority to set auto emissions limits
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    Trump revokes California's authority to set auto emissions limits

    President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set its own stricter emissions standards, days before a major UN summit on averting climate change disaster. The move came after the state reached a deal with major automakers to produce more

  • 26 pupils, two teachers killed in Liberia school fire: presidency
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    26 pupils, two teachers killed in Liberia school fire: presidency

    At least 26 young pupils and two teachers were killed on Wednesday in a fire at a Koranic school near the Liberian capital Monrovia, the president's office said. The young boys were sleeping in the school dormitory when the fire began overnight, said police spokesman Moses Carter, adding that an

  • California governor signs law making gig workers employees
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    California governor signs law making gig workers employees

    California governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a controversial law that could shake up the "gig" economy by reclassifying rideshare drivers and others as employees. The legislation, which is being closely watched in other states, responds to critics who argue that companies like Uber