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TruthInAdvertising.org 18 October 2016
Will the real Stephen King please stand up?   In a post on his website this week, acclaimed horror writer Stephen King accuses Amazon of deceptively marketing the books of “some other” Stephen King as his own work for several years. The “Carrie” author points to eight titles listed on...

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Vishal Gulati (IANS) 15 October 2016
Over 150 countries struck a landmark deal on Saturday to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, in a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of this century.   The amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the...

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Vishal Gulati (IANS) 14 October 2016
The world is close to striking a deal to phase out super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air-conditioning, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Erik Solheim said on Friday.   "I am confident that we are very close to make amendments to the Montreal...

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A fire at a power facility triggered a huge blackout on Wednesday in Tokyo, leaving 350,000 households and several government buildings without electricity and halting trains during rush hour.   The Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) is probing the cause of the fire while Tokyo...

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Abhishek Waghmare 12 October 2016
Indian politicians are currently leading a campaign to boycott Chinese goods. But an IndiaSpend analysis shows why this will fail: China is India's largest trade partner, a sixth of India's imports are Chinese, up from a 10th in 2011-12, while India's exports to its rival have halved over the...

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Ginger Thompson  and   Alejandra Xanic (ProPublica) 10 October 2016
It was a brazen attack. Some 60 gunmen linked to the brutal Zetas cartel descended on a quiet cluster of towns just south of the Mexican border in the spring of 2011 and launched a door-to-door extermination campaign that went on for weeks, leaving an untold number of people dead or missing....

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Hurricane Matthew battered the Florida coastline on Friday morning with heavy rains and gusty winds, leaving more than 300,000 homes and businesses without power. The storm, the most powerful to threaten the Atlantic coast in more than a decade, has left more than 300 dead in...

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Bracing for a category four Hurricane Mathew, which left around 269 people dead in Haiti, airlines and airports in the US are on an war footing. Around 3,862 flights have been scheduled to be cancelled between Wednesday and Saturday.   Hurricane Matthew was forecast to make landfall...

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Chemists Jean-Pierre Sauvage of France, Scotland's Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Dutch Bernard L. Feringa on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on molecular machines.   The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the prize jointly to Sauvage who works at...

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has admitted greatly benefiting from "unfair" US tax laws, saying that he used them "brilliantly" to his advantage, but promising to change them if he becomes the President.   "The unfairness of the tax laws is unbelievable, it's something...

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Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese cell biologist specialising in autophagy and a professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology's Frontier Research Centre, was on Monday awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of the mechanism for autophagy, a process that deals with...

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Rajendra Shende (IANS) 03 October 2016
A brilliant and amusing mathematician of our times, Joseph Keller, was known for his playful indulgence in mathematical explanations of everyday puzzling facts. For example, he mathematically enlightened why the ponytail of female jogger swings from side to side and not in any other...

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IANS 29 September 2016
Defying a Delhi High Court order against sharing user data collected up to September 25 with its parent company Facebook, the mobile message service WhatsApp has said that it is going to share information with Facebook as planned.   According to Mashable, the Delhi High Court's order...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 29 September 2016
  This recent posting on New York Magazine’s Facebook page prompted a round of head-scratching among a few of its followers. But where some expressed their bemusement in “thinking face emoji” form, others were more direct.   “(T)his is an ad,” wrote one...

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IANS 29 September 2016
The fortune of Republican presidential nominee and real estate magnate Donald Trump currently is estimated at some USD3.7 billion, while his debts exceed $1.13 billion, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday.   According to the magazine, Trump, who to date has refused to make public his...

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Richard Tofel (ProPublica) 27 September 2016
In 1733, New York printer John Peter Zenger began publishing the eighth newspaper in the American colonies, and the first willing to venture criticism of the government. The New-York Weekly Journal was the second paper in a city of 10,000 or so people, 1700 of them slaves.   As we are...

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IANS 26 September 2016
The workers of Hyundai Motor in South Korea staged a full nationwide strike on Monday, the first since 2004 when the company's production line came to a standstill.   "If the company does not want to move forward together, we are going to show them the consequences of their actions,"...

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IANS 22 September 2016
A fresh expose on what is being termed as 'Bahamas Papers' has listed 475 India-related people, trusts and companies registered in the tax haven, including Vedanta Group's Anil Agarwal, erstwhile Baron Group's Kabir Mulchandani and Fashion TV India promoter Aman Gupta.   This have...

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IANS 22 September 2016
A British consumer watchdog has told technology giant Microsoft to compensate customers whose computers have been adversely affected by the Windows 10 upgrade.   Last year, Microsoft rolled out a free Windows 10 update to all its customers. However, the widely accepted new operating...

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Julia Angwin  and   Surya Mattu (ProPublica) 21 September 2016
One day recently, we visited Amazon's website in search of the best deal on Loctite super glue, the essential home repair tool for fixing everything from broken eyeglass frames to shattered ceramics.   In an instant, Amazon's software sifted through dozens of combinations of price and...

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