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October 23, 2017 3:04 AM Global Pollution Is the World's Biggest Killer But the U.S. Is Better Off Than Most, Study Finds – InsideSources

Like most countries in the developed world, pollution is much less of a concern in the United States compared to lower and middle income countries around the world, according to a landmark study on air, water, soils and workplaces. One key point the study makes however is that air pollution disperses and moves globally. Thus airborne pollutants travel 156

September 26, 2017 5:00 AM China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

The messaging service WhatsApp has been disrupted in China as the government steps up security ahead of a Communist Party meeting next month. Users have faced problems with the app for more than a week with services dropping in and out. At times, it has been completely blocked and only accessible via virtual private networks (VPNs) which circumvent China's 83

September 24, 2017 9:24 AM Uber Regroups After London Taxi Setback as Lyft Signals Interest

Uber Technologies Inc. is prepared to make concessions to restore its revoked London taxi license, the Sunday Times reported, two days after the ride service said it would fight the suspension in court. Tom Elvidge, general manager of Uber in London, told the newspaper his company would like to meet to resolve the situation. Rival Lyft Inc., a start-up 126

September 23, 2017 12:30 AM 'Unfit' Uber stripped of London license, CEO tweets 'pls work w/us'

LONDON (Reuters) - London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world’s wealthiest cities. In a break with the startup’s usual combative tone, Uber’s new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi asked London to please 137

August 28, 2017 7:52 AM MTV VMAs: Kendrick Lamar dominates as awards show gets political

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are always a big night for pop music, but were also dominated by political statements at a fiery show in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Artists spoke out against white supremacy and urged suicide awareness. Transgender military personnel attended days after US President Donald Trump signed a directive to ban them. The mother 106

August 25, 2017 4:38 PM Taylor Swift Hasn’t Shed Her Old Skin. She’s Still Playing the Victim

The old Taylor Swift is “dead,” she claims. But in everything from her album artwork to the title of her new song, she’s still doing what she always has: shifting the blame. Last summer, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift took National Snake Day, a C-list holiday, and turned it into Christmas in July. On that fateful summer day, Mrs. West called Swift a snake 119

August 25, 2017 1:00 PM French president Macron has spent $30,000 on makeup services in just 3 months

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron has long been described as a fresh face in French politics. As it turns out, the appellation may be literal as well. The French magazine Le Point revealed Thursday that France’s 39-year-old new president has spent 26,000 euros ($30,000) on makeup services in his first three months in office — that's $10,000 a month, or about $330 a day. In the rest of the French 49

August 25, 2017 9:45 AM South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped oust the country’s president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics powerhouse long run like a monarchy. The Seoul Central District Court said Friday that Lee Jae-yong, 49, was guilty 144

August 23, 2017 4:46 AM Duterte dares critics to revolt

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night dared critics of the government’s war on drugs to stage an uprising against him. “Go ahead. I am waiting for that actually. So that there will be a change of President and everything. And perhaps the new generation will come up with something that is — a government that is really working,” he told a press conference 59

August 22, 2017 5:17 AM Onlookers weep as Big Ben chimes for the last time for four years

Big Ben silenced ahead of repairs0:30 Hundreds of people have gathered to watch Big Ben fall silent for renovations that will last four years. OUR British cousins might be known for their stiff upper lip but when Big Ben chimed for the last time in four years today, it appears some Brits couldn’t contain themselves. When the iconic bell in the Elizabeth 133