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 By DPA Wire Service    News    June 18, 2019 

Report: Australia's immigration detention 'more and more like prison' increasingly using restraints, such as handcuffs

Canberra (dpa) - Australia's onshore immigration detention is becoming "harsh and restrictive" and "more and more like prison" with the average stay longer than any other developed country, the...

 
 By DPA    Business    June 14, 2019

Uber Air Taxis Take to the Skies Above Los Angeles, Dallas, Melbourne

Canberra (dpa) - Ride-hailing app Uber said Wednesday it will begin trialling its air taxi service in Australia's second-largest city next year. Melbourne will be third city in the world, after...

 
 By DPA    Lifestyle    June 12, 2019

Apple iWatch Can Tell You When Your Heartbeat is Irregular, and When Sound is Damaging your Ears

(dpa) - In few other areas does Apple have as big a lead over its competitors than with the Apple Watch. While Google has struggled to keep up with its Wear OS alternative, Apple is now doubling down...

 
 By DPA    Travel    June 12, 2019

Star Wars, Sesame Street, Harry Potter: What's new in Orlando?

(dpa) - Orlando, Florida - perhaps the world's biggest metropolis in matters of roller coaster rides and theme park attractions - is getting a whole new range of highlights to keep its 75 million...

 
 By DPA    News    June 10, 2019

Russian Journalist Arrested on Drug Charges; Ribs Broken by Moscow Police, he claims

Moscow (dpa) - Three of Russia's most popular newspapers united on Monday in support of journalist Ivan Golunov, who has been arrested on a questionable drug charge. The newspapers Vedomosti, Kommersa...

 

US and Mexico fail to reach deal on tariffs at first meeting. Trump: "There was progress, but not enough."

Washington (dpa) – Mexico and the United States on Wednesday failed to reach an immediate agreement to prevent Washington from imposing a 5-per-cent tariff on all Mexican imports, but will resume...

 
 By DPA Wire Service    News    June 7, 2019

Rebels launch wide-scale attack on Syrian troops in Hama

Beirut (dpa) - Syrian opposition rebels launched a wide-scale attack against government forces in the northern countryside of Hama late Thursday, a monitoring group and activists said. The...

 

Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan Hold 30th Tiananmen Square Crackdown Vigils

Hong Kong (dpa) - Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown with a candlelight vigil on Tuesday. The vigil featured songs, speeches and...

 

China Retaliates With Tariffs Against US, Just as Trump Launches Trade War vs. Mexico

Washington (dpa) - Markets were rattled on Friday as President Donald Trump restarted the North American side of the global trade war, just as China announced retaliatory tariffs against the United...

 
 By DPA    Politics    June 5, 2019

T-Swift pens Trump-critical letter calling for LGBTQ protections

Los Angeles (dpa) - Pop princess Taylor Swift criticized President Donald Trump while calling on her senator to support a law that would protect Americans from gender or sexual orientation-based...

 

Greatest Sea Assault In History, D-Day Was the Beginning of the End of World War II in Europe

London (dpa) - More than 150,000 British, US, French, Canadian, Polish and other Allied troops landed in Normandy in German-occupied western France on June 6, 1944, staging "the greatest amphibious...

 

Trump Slaps 5% Tariff on All Mexican Imports, Until Mexico Helps Prevent Illegal Immigration

Washington (dpa) - President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a 5-per-cent tariff on all goods imported from Mexico to pressure the country into stopping illegal immigrants from entering the US. In...

 
 By DPA    News    June 3, 2019

Ben & Jerry's Vows to Win the Race to Market the First Cannabis Infused Ice Cream

Washington (dpa) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on Friday holding its first public hearing on cannabidiol, better known as CBD, which has flooded US markets - despite an opaque legal s...

 
 By DPA Wire Service    News    June 3, 2019

China silent as Hong Kong holds vigil 30 years after Tiananmen Square

Beijing (dpa) - Thirty years after a bloody crackdown on students and democracy activists in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, one of modern China's most defining events was set to go unobserved on Tuesday....

 

Amazon Develops Bracelet Intended to Upload Wearers Emotions Onto the Internet

(dpa) - Last week it was reported that Amazon may be working on developing a bracelet that can use the speech recognition software Alexa to detect how you are feeling emotionally. While Amazon isn't t...

 

The Terminator: Computers Can Predict Your Death Better Than Your Doctor Can

All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. -- Psalm 139:16 (dpa) – It's a brave new world when computers can predict our death, but such a world might not...

 
 By DPA    News    May 31, 2019

Social Media Blamed for 2 Deaths on Mount Everest in Just One Week.

A “drive for social media recognition” is what’s causing the treacherous overcrowding conditions on Mount Everest this year, an expert climber says. “It’s recognition instead of...

 

Crushing Boar: Hong Kong Hopes Forced Sterilization Will Cure It's Hairy Problem

Hong Kong (tca/dpa) - Out of the darkness appeared a snout. "Fei zhu! Fat pig!" 8-year-old Shino Chen shouted to her younger brother as she jumped up and down and pointed at a wild boar. The hairy...

 
 By DPA    Business    May 31, 2019

Nazi Gold Train Hunter Unexpectedly discovers another hidden treasure

Walbrzych, Poland (dpa) - It was totally unexpected when Piotr Koper, who recently became infamous for his search for a mythical Nazi train laden with gold, found another sort of treasure. During the...

 

Decadent Berlin's Drag Scene Comes Out of the Closet, Inspired by RuPaul's Drag Race

Berlin (dpa) - Short skirts and long evening gowns are strewn about backstage as the performers prepare for this evening's show in Berlin. Outside, the crowds waiting to enter the Tempodrom are...

 
 By DPA-News    Science    May 31, 2019

Iranian Cyber Army Fake Facebook Accounts Deleted, says Social Media Giant

Los Angeles (dpa) - Facebook on Tuesday said it had again deleted dozens of fake accounts, groups and pages that it said were involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" that originated in Iran....

 

South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya appeals Testosterone Ruling to Switzerland's

Berlin (dpa) - South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya has filed an appeal to Switzerland's highest court to challenge a recent ruling preventing her from competing unless she takes...

 

Trump "was actually sticking up for Sleepy Joe Biden . . . . Kim Jong Un called him a 'low IQ idiot.'"

Washington (dpa) - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed he was defending Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden when he repeated remarks by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un calling him a...

 
 By DPA    News    May 29, 2019

The Houthis Attack Saudi Cities and Airports with Armed Drones and Missiles

Sana'a (dpa) – Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels said Sunday that they had used an armed drone to attack warplane runways at Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport near the Yemeni border. There has been no...

 
 By DPA    Politics    May 29, 2019

In World's Biggest Election, 400 Million EU Citizens Elect 751 Members of European Parliament

Brussels (dpa) - Early numbers suggest more citizens are heading to the polls across the European Union on Sunday than in the last election in 2014. More than 400 million citizens are eligible to...

 

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