Future Apple iPhones could feature infrared cameras

Indian Express | 2019-12-15

Apple’s recent acquisition of UK-based photography startup Spectral Edge could improve the iPhone’s camera taking capabilities. While details of the purchase are not out yet, though it is clear that Apple now fully controls Cambridge, UK-based Spectral Edge. Bloomberg reports that...

Hackers hold Florida city to £1m ransom after taking down computer network

The Independent | 2019-12-14

A US city has said hackers brought down their computer systems earlier this week and have demanded a ransom, which is reportedly $1m (£750,000). Kaycee Lagarde, a spokesperson for Pensacola in Florida, said ransomware - which locks users out of their data until they pay money to restore access...

View: OPEC+ deal isn’t worth the paper it is written on

Business Line | 2019-12-15

There was an elephant in the room during the recent OPEC+ meeting: The record-breaking initial public offering of Saudi Arabia’s mammoth oil company Saudi Aramco occurring at exactly the same time. The coincidence meant that the output cuts agreed by OPEC and its allies were designed as much to...

Banker, New York City savior Felix Rohatyn dies at 91

Federal News Radio | 2019-12-15

NEW YORK (AP) — Felix Rohatyn, the financier and government adviser who was credited with helping to save New York City from ruin during the 1970s as chairman of the agency that oversaw the city’s finances, died Saturday. He was 91. Rohatyn’s son Nicolas Rohatyn said his father died at...

UK Study Tests Computerized Version of Talk Therapy

PsychCentral | 2019-12-15

A new trial which tested a computerized version of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) suggests it may be an effective option for addressing depression in children and young adults, especially those who are reluctant to seek help, and may reduce long waiting lists for treatment in the UK. Around 2 to...

Things to remember if you are looking to reduce belly fat

Indian Express | 2019-12-14

With the new year rolling in, there will be a lot many resolutions around weight and weight loss. And if you are someone who intends to lose weight, there are a few things to keep in mind. Many people begin their journey to get rid of excessive fat, but quit midway because they do not see any...

Former world No. 1 Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open

The Times of India | 2019-12-06

Paris, Dec 6 (AFP) Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki announced on Friday that she will retire from tennis after next month's Australian Open. The 29-year-old Dane won her only Grand Slam singles title in Melbourne last year in her third major final. "I've accomplished everything I could...

Roger Federer coin proves too popular for Swiss mint’s webshop

Indian Express | 2019-12-04

A commemorative silver coin depicting tennis champion Roger Federer is proving so popular that it’s crippling the website of Switzerland’s mint. Advertising The coin, with a face value of 20 francs ($20), is the first by the federal mint with a living person on it. Featuring the 38-year-old Swiss...

Valencia 1-1 Real Madrid: Benzema rescues Los Blancos at the death

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-12-15

Karim Benzema rescued Real Madrid at the death with a stoppage-time equaliser that salvaged a 1-1 draw away to Valencia, but they missed the chance to go into El Clasico top of the table. Madrid looked to be heading for a deserved defeat when Carlos Soler netted with 12 minutes to go, but Benzema...

Tiger Woods leads team US to stunning Presidents Cup victory - in pictures

The National | 2019-12-15

Tiger Woods' United States team produced a stunning fightback to deny the Internationals a first Presidents Cup in 21 years. Veteran Matt Kuchar was the hero, with his winning putt on the 17th in the penultimate singles match enough to ensure victory, sparking wild celebrations from playing-captain...

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G5 Sahel leaders seek concrete measures to counter jihadist attacks

Reuters | 2019-12-15

The Leaders of the G5 Sahel countries on Sunday visited the graves of 71 Niger soldiers killed in the western town of Inates days earlier in the worst jihadist...

Brazil to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem – Bolsonaro’s son

Russia Today | 2019-12-15

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U.S. may announce 4,000 troops withdrawn from Afghanistan

OBN | 2019-12-15

The US administration will announce this few days its purpose to withdraw some 4,000 soldiers from Afghanistan, American media reported. Talks resumed this...

Greta Thunberg apologises for 'put leaders against the wall' comment

BBC News | 2019-12-15

Greta Thunberg has apologised for saying world leaders should be "put against the wall" in a...

Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019

The National | 2019-12-15

The 69th Miss World competition took place in London over the weekend, with Miss Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh, taking the coveted title. She beat a total of 111...

Iran downing of drone spells disaster for US Navy: Report

Press TV | 2019-12-15

Iran’s downing of an intruding US drone earlier this year has seriously impacted Washington's military capabilities, with the Navy left with only two more of...

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Al Jazeera | 2019-12-15

The technocracy that helped Trump win now wants him impeached

America's technocrats say impeachment is about protecting democratic institutions, but they helped...

Al Jazeera | 2019-12-14

Why the Global South should nationalise its data

Big Tech corporations are extracting data from users across the world without paying for it. It is...