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Uber withdraws its self-driving cars after crash

  • 26 March 2017 - 22:14
Uber withdraws its self-driving cars after crash

BBC - Uber has pulled its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on an Arizona street, next to another badly damaged vehicle. The car - a Volvo SUV - was in self-driving mode...

Singapore blogger gets US asylum over persecution for his writings

  • 25 March 2017 - 14:45
Singapore blogger gets US asylum over persecution for his writings

BBC - Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee, who was jailed twice in his homeland for posting political and religious criticism online, has been granted asylum in the United States. Mr Yee, 18, has been detained in the US since he arrived at Chicago's O'Hare airport in December. He came into the...

UK, US ban laptops on flights coming from Middle East, N.Africa and Turkey

  • 21 March 2017 - 22:19
UK, US ban laptops on flights coming from Middle East, N.Africa and Turkey

BBC - The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey. The US ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone is being imposed as an anti-terrorist precaution. It covers inbound flights on nine...

Norway is the happiest place on earth, UN report says

  • 20 March 2017 - 12:21
Norway is the happiest place on earth, UN report says

BBC - Norway is the happiest place on earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position. The World Happiness Report measures "subjective well-being" - how happy the people are, and why. Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and and Finland...

Headphones explode in ears of a passenger on flight

  • 15 March 2017 - 15:18
Headphones explode in ears of a passenger on flight

BBC - Australian authorities have warned about the dangers of using battery-powered devices on flights after a woman's headphones caught fire. The woman was dozing on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne when she was woken by the sound of an explosion. She tore the headphones off to find them...

Tripoli municipal guards confiscate expired commodities

  • 13 March 2017 - 22:45
Tripoli municipal guards confiscate expired commodities

the Municipal Guard personnel in Tripoli's Abu Salim district have seized a number of expired commodities and medicines on Monday as it went through the markets and the pharmacies in the area. "We will take the needed measures against the violations we have registered." The municipal guard...

International Women’s Day celebrated by Google with special doodle

  • 8 March 2017 - 13:35
International Women’s Day celebrated by Google with special doodle

International Women's Day began in the early 1900s when women in New York City came together to advocate for fair pay, better working conditions, and the right to vote. Now, more than 100 years later, Google is honoring the day with a Google Doodle that celebrates 13 trailblazing women and...

Peugeot buys GM’s Opel with 4 billion dollars

  • 7 March 2017 - 13:17
Peugeot buys GM’s Opel with 4 billion dollars

General Motors Co. on Monday said it had agreed to sell its European operations, taking a charge of at least $4 billion, as the U.S.'s biggest auto maker withdraws from a region where it hasn't made money for almost two decades. Peugeot SA will pay EUR1.32 billion ($1.4 billion) for GM's...

Sirte University resumes study on April 30

  • 5 March 2017 - 14:53
Sirte University resumes study on April 30

The University of Sirte is going to reopen on April 30, said the university's dean and staffers. According to the sources, the service work will be done soon in order to fix the damage that was done to the university's buildings during the battle against IS militants. The resumption...

Adele hits back at comparisons to Fiona dress from Shrek

  • 4 March 2017 - 21:07
Adele hits back at comparisons to Fiona dress from Shrek

Sky News - Adele has slated critics who said the outfit she wore to the Grammys made her look like Princess Fiona from Shrek. Some social media users compared the singer's dress to one 'worn' by the green-skinned ogre in the animated movies. At a gig in Perth in Australia Adele said: "I...