Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

The Times of India | 2018-01-20

Facebook has announced that it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network. The change comes as the online giant seeks to address charges that it has failed -- along with Google and Twitter --...

Chinese national sentenced to prison for stealing software code

This is Money | 2018-01-19

Xu Jiaqiang, a Chinese national sentenced to five years for economic espionage, has previously been identified as a former IBM employee in China A Chinese national was sentenced to five years in prison on economic espionage charges in connection with the theft of proprietary software code from a US...

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French president warns: UK can't maintain full access to EU

Hastings Tribune | 2018-01-20

LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain again that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's single market if it doesn't...

China's consumption upgrades accelerate: MOC

China Daily | 2018-01-20

BEIJING - China's consumption upgrades picked up pace last year with increasing demand for high-quality goods and services, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Friday. The Engel's...

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Worried about diabetes? Drinking 100% fruit juice will not affect your blood sugar levels

Hindustan Times | 2018-01-19

Drinking 100% fruit juice does not raise blood sugar levels, according to a study. The findings are consistent with previous research indicating that 100% fruit juice is not associated with an increased risk of developing Type...

New study finds prebiotics in infant formula can boost memory

Deccan Chronicle | 2018-01-19

Washington: Adding prebiotics to infantformula can help enhance memory and exploratory behaviour in babies, scientists have found. New mothers are always encouraged to offer breast milk to newborns. Among other things, breast milk contains natural sources of prebiotics: small, indigestible fibre...

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Small town students tackle big ideas

Monterey Herald | 2018-01-19

PACIFIC GROVE >> North Korea's weapon program grew so much in 2017 that a bomb tested in September is believed to be a "real hydrogen bomb," according to a story in The Washington Post. At the rate that it's going, North Korea could test a missile loaded with a live nuclear weapon this year. ......

Students in Snapchat video chant racist lyrics from song that celebrates MLK's death

The Arizona Republic | 2018-01-18

A video circulating on social media that shows several Santan Junior High School students chanting racist lyrics has raised parents&apos concerns. ......

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Manchester City 3 Newcastle United 1: Aguero hat-trick sees pacesetters bounce back

AOL | 2018-01-20

Manchester City bounced back from their first Premier League defeat of the season with little difficulty, as Sergio Aguero again tormented Newcastle United by scoring a perfect hat-trick in...

Papadakis and Cizeron win 4th straight European gold

Kentucky New Era | 2018-01-20

MOSCOW (AP) — Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron won their fourth consecutive European figure skating championship, extending the two world records they already held. The French duo's free dance Saturday to sections from Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" reflected the...

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China accuses U.S. warship of violating its sovereignty

Topix | 2018-01-20

On the evening of Jan. 17, the missile destroyer USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island in the South China Sea, the ministry said on its...

Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont says he can govern from Belgium

The Local | 2018-01-20

Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont, who was sacked by Madrid over his attempt to break from Spain, said on Friday he can govern the region from Belgium...

2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed

The Bulletin | 2018-01-20

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) " A Nigerian police spokesman says two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been...

Thai police arrest Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin'

RTE | 2018-01-20

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant...

China launches first satellite named after county

Topix | 2018-01-20

China on Friday launched two high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites, Jilin-1 Video 07 and 08, into the preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch...

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The Washington Post | 2018-01-21

DNA, vindication and the damage done

A lesson from New York in how police should — and should not — investigate rape. ......

The Washington Post | 2018-01-21

Trump said, ‘I alone can fix it.’ How wrong he was.

Far from being the exclusive savior of his imagining, the president is exceptionally ill-suited to...

The Washington Post | 2018-01-20

The shutdown shows both parties are trying to govern in a fantasy land

The lasting impact will be determined by the attitude our elected officials take away from this...

Al Jazeera | 2018-01-20

The very American myth of 'exceptional immigrants'

It is time for more privileged immigrants in the US to stop seeing themselves as more deserving than...