Microsoft Surface Pro 5 launch event kicks off at 4.30PM IST today; here’s how to ...

BGR | 2017-05-23

Microsoft is expected to launch the next iteration of its Surface Pro device. Microsoft is all geared up to launch a new product at its event in China today. The product launch follows the company’s recently concluded annual developer conference where it detailed its vision for the near future. It...

Pittsburgh is falling out of love with Uber’s self-driving cars

Engadget | 2017-05-22

Pittsburgh was the initial test city for Uber's self-driving car initiative. While our experience in one of the autonomous vehicles was thankfully pretty safe, it wasn't long before reports of accidents and wrong-way driving began to surface during t... ......


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The pound is dipping after the Manchester bombing

Business Insider | 2017-05-23

The pound is dipping against the dollar and euro on Tuesday morning after a suspected terrorist attack in Manchester. At least 22 people have died and over 50...

Technology and defense companies lead US stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Monday as software and chip makers and other technology companies climb. Defense contractors are also rising as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Ford is up after it replaced CEO Mark Fields. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index jumped 11...


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Thai police handing hospital bomb probe as security reviewed

The Oklahoman | 2017-05-23

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling junta said Tuesday that police will handle the investigation into a bombing at a military-run hospital that wounded more than 20 people, while security elsewhere in the country is being reviewed. Junta spokesman Col Winthai Suvaree told reporters that police will be...

Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules

BBC News | 2017-05-20

Similar restrictions will apply to e-cigarettes and packets of rolling tobacco too. There will also be a ban on flavoured cigarettes and tobacco. The measures were brought in last year, but retailers have been given time to get rid of old stock. Anti-smoking campaigners have welcomed the changes,...


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Grassroots efforts grapple with sex violence in US schools

The Associated Press | 2017-05-23

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) -- A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed - sexual aggression among classmates. Unsure at first what to do, the...

Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as Senior Thesis

Taipei Times | 2017-05-19

While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his. Shaw is the first student in Harvard’s history to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the English Department, the university said. The album, called Liminal Minds, has earned...


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Tennis: Djokovic thrashes Thiem to reach Rome Masters final

Deutsche Welle | 2017-05-20

Novak Djokovic overcame having to play twice in a day and romped into the Rome Masters final with a 6-1 6-0 drubbing of Dominic Thiem. The Serb will play German rising star Alexander Zverev in Sunday&aposs showpiece. ......

Muguruza marches on, Pliskova bows out in Rome

AOL | 2017-05-19

Garbine Muguruza claimed a hugely encouraging win ahead of her French Open title defence, beating Venus Williams in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on...

Andy Murray: World Number One Still Searching for Form Ahead of 2017 French Open

Newsweek | 2017-05-23

When the ATP Race standings were updated this week Andy Murray, the world No. 1, languished down at 13th. It is not a statistical anomaly either. Unlike the actual world ranking that is a rolling 12-month points total, the Race standings are a gauge of form since January when everybody starts on...

Ben Zobrist, Third Chicago Cub To Release His Own Cereal

CBS Sports | 2017-05-22

— There’s Rizzo’s, Grandpa Rossy Crunch and now, Chicago Cubs’ first basemen, Ben Zobrist is following suit and releasing his own breakfast cereal. “Zorilla Crunch” launched Monday exclusively...

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South Korea’s Park denies charges in corruption trial

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Zimbabwe Big Game Hunter Crushed By Elephant

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Greece fails to secure fresh bailout funds

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Trump Dumps His Horrendous DOA Budget on the Public, While Traveling

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