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📱 *Samsung Galaxy S8 launched*

Samsung today announced two versions of the S8: the standard Galaxy S8 with a 5.8-inch screen and the larger S8 Plus with a 6.2-inch screen. Both are available for preorder on March 30th and will be shipping in the US on April 21st.

Main features:

  • Samsung's infinity display …

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London Stock Exchange-Deutsche Boerse deal blocked by EU

London Stock Exchange Group said it "regrets" the commission's decision, as the deal would have created a "world-leading" financial markets firm.

"Brexit effectively killed this deal off nine months ago, so it's fitting that EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager delivered the coup de grace just a couple of hours before …

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Row after Norway Muslim group appoints spokeswoman in full-face veil

A Muslim organisation in Norway has been criticised for hiring a communications officer who wears a full-face veil, or niqab.

The Islamic Council of Norway IRN, which says it aims to promote unity between Muslims and non-Muslims, appointed 32-year-old Leyla Hasic as its spokeswoman over the weekend.

"I find it …

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Turkey's Halkbank has executive detained in US

Turkish state lender Halkbank confirmed on Wednesday that one of its senior executives had been detained in the United States and said it and the Turkish government were working on the issue.

US prosecutors on Tuesday charged Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a deputy general manager at Halkbank, with participating in a …

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Hungary's 'George Soros university' faces closure

Students and staff at the Central European University in the Hungarian capital Budapest are protesting against government plans to close it down.

The BBC's Nick Thorpe in Budapest says the new rules would force the CEU to change its name, set up a campus in New York, change its curriculum …

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Second day of Mexican prison riot leaves two dead

Mattresses were set ablaze, a pharmacy robbed and prisoners poisoned during two days of riots at a Mexican prison in Cadereyta that left two dead and at least 13 wounded.

The demonstrations in the northern state of Nuevo León began on Monday due to the use of new X-ray equipment …

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Bob Dylan finally agrees to accept Nobel Prize for Literature

Bob Dylan will finally accept his Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm this weekend, the academy has announced.

The American singer was awarded the prize in October but failed to travel to pick up the award, or deliver the lecture that is required to receive the 8m kroner ($900,000 …

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Indonesian man's body found inside python - police

A missing Indonesian man was found dead inside the body of a python, according to local police.

Nia Kurniawan, from Brawijaya University, told BBC Indonesian that a python of this size would hunt for large prey, such as boars or wild dogs.

While they normally avoid human settlements, they would …

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Menstrual cycle recreated 'in a dish'

US scientists say they have made a mini working replica of the female reproductive tract using human and mouse tissue.
Although the palm-sized device looks nothing like a womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries, the researchers say it should help with understanding diseases of these organs and tissues.
It also provides …

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'Bones' Series Finale - Cast Says Goodbye to the Show!

The Bones series finale is airing tonight and the cast has been taking to social media to say goodbye to the show after 12 seasons on the air. In addition to the show’s two stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, co-stars Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Michael Grant Terry …

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Donald Trump is using an iPhone now

Donald Trump seems to have finally traded in his old and unsecured Android phone — for a new iPhone. Twitter users noticed that some of Trump's tweets appeared to be sent from an iPhone over the last few weeks, but it wasn't clear whether they were written by his own hand …

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