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Police drone to oversee Times Square New Year’s Eve revelry for first time

Market Watch | 2018-12-31

It’s an Auld Lang Syne of the times: For the first time, a police drone will be keeping watch over the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York’s Times Square. The unmanned eye-in-the-sky is the latest wrinkle in the New York City Police Department’s ever-evolving plan to keep revelers — and “Rockin...

US Judge Dismisses Facial Recognition Lawsuit Against Google

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-12-31

A judge in Chicago has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged that Google violated privacy of users by using facial recognition technology to scan their photos without their explicit consent. In the...

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Brazilian businesses seek quick action from Bolsonaro on deficit

Reuters | 2018-12-31

Brazil's business community will give far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro little in the way of a honeymoon as it presses him to make good on campaign promises to tame the country's bureaucracy and erase a yawning public deficit. ......

Venice to charge all visitors to access historic center

Centre Daily Times | 2018-12-31

The mayor of Venice says Italy's new budget law will allow the lagoon city to charge all visitors for accessing the historic center, not just those spending the...

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Business News

Advanced IVF therapy helps woman athlete conceive

Deccan Chronicle | 2018-12-31

Bengaluru: A city hospital helped a woman athlete with thin uterus to conceive through IVF. Doctors performed a Platelets Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, which made the athlete give birth to a healthy baby boy recently. After winning many state-level competitions, it was time for her to run at the...

The Latest: Oxfam suspends Ebola work amid Congo protests

Federal News Radio | 2018-12-28

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The Oxfam aid organization says it is suspending its Ebola outbreak response work in Congo because of violent protests by people barred from voting in Sunday’s presidential election. The Oxfam...

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Health News

Huobi to Launch EOS-Powered Cryptocurrency Exchange in Q1 2019

A Bit of News | 2018-12-31

According to a press release published on December 29, 2018, Huobi Group’s cryptocurrency mining arm, Huobi Pool is set to launch the company’s first crypto trading exchange in Q1 2019. Notably, the exchange will use EOS as the base currency, leveraging its distributed proof-of-stake (DPoS)...

Might cryptocurrency regulation be a good thing?

A Bit of News | 2018-12-28

Expect growing take-up in crypto throughout 2019 – and regulation may help more than hinder… A growing number of people are now openly predicting that 2019 will be the year of formal cryptocurrency regulations, with more and more governments and their treasury departments around the world taking a...

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Murray: I want to go out on my own terms

AOL | 2018-12-28

Andy Murray is determined to return to form and fitness in order to "go out on my own terms". The former world number one missed the majority of the 2018 season with ankle and hip ailments and revealed this week that the latter injury continues to...

Serena Williams hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis

Serena Williams has described the new changes to the ‘Special Ranking’ rule introduced by the WTA for 2019 as “great” and believes the move will encourage more players to take a break from the tour to have children then come back to resume their careers. Under the new rules,...

Murray advances in Brisbane in latest comeback from injury

The State | 2019-01-01

Andy Murray doesn't know how long his latest comeback can last, so he's planning on making the most of it. The 31-year-old Murray returned to competitive tennis for the first time since September and gradually warmed into it, taking the last four games in a 6-3, 6-4 win over Australian wildcard...

Froome and Thomas opt out of Giro d'Italia

AOL | 2019-01-01

Team Sky duo Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas will miss the Giro d'Italia to ensure they are firing on all cylinders for the Tour de France. Froome completed a Grand Tour treble when he became the first Brit to win the Giro last year, but he will not be on the starting line in Bologna on May 11. The...

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Brazil to inaugurate far-right firebrand Bolsonaro as president

Arab News | 2019-01-01

Brazil to inaugurate far-right firebrand Bolsonaro as president

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Israel opposition in dramatic split ahead of election

The Siasat Daily | 2019-01-01

Jerusalem: Israel’s centre-left opposition dramatically split on Tuesday ahead of an April 9 election, with leader Avi Gabbay announcing he would no...

Congo cuts internet for second day to avert "chaos" before poll results

This is Money | 2019-01-01

By Stanis Bujakera and Fiston Mahamba KINSHASA, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's government cut internet connections and SMS services across the...

President Tsai says Taiwanese want to maintain self-rule

Korea Times | 2019-01-01

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech during the New Year press conference in Taipei, Taiwan, Jan. 1. Taiwan's leader said the people of the island...

Suspect remains in custody after three hurt during New Year’s Eve stabbing

AOL | 2019-01-01

Counter-terror police are continuing to question a man accused of stabbing three people at a railway terminal on New Year’s Eve. The suspect is being held...

N. Korea’s Kim ‘Is Ready to Meet Trump’ But Warns of ‘New Path’

Hamodia | 2019-01-01

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday he is ready to meet President Donald Trump anytime to achieve their common goal of denuclearizing the Korean...

Taiwan New Year tax protesters cite French 'yellow vest' success

This is Money | 2019-01-01

Taiwanese "yellow vest" protesters interrupted a New Year's Day ceremony A Taiwanese tax reform campaign whose activists dress in yellow ramped up its protests...

Brazilian Macaw Among Species Declared Extinct In 2018

WorldNews.com | 2018-12-31

As the year that’s seen warnings of apocalyptic worldwide extinctions with effects lasting millions of years into the future finally draws to its close,...

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Al Jazeera | 2019-01-01

What will the Middle East look like in 2019?

In 2019, old conflicts in the Middle East will persist and new ones might erupt. ......

Creators Syndicate | 2019-01-01

Say His Name: RIP Cpl. Ronil Singh

In the still of the last night of 2018, the silence of California Dems chilled the air and airwaves....

Creators Syndicate | 2018-12-31

Conservatives, Progressives and the Freedom Question

Into my mailbox the other day fell the last issue of The Weekly Standard. Not that you likely care,...

Orlando Sentinel | 2018-12-31

The year behind, the year ahead: Central Florida 100 | Commentary

2018 was a tumultuous time in many ways, and community leaders are looking ahead to 2019. ......