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MH370 plane search to end in two weeks

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP |  The hunt for missing flight MH370 will end in two weeks, Malaysia’s transport minister said on Friday, as relatives of passengers demanded authorities push on with the search. “We’re at the final lap within these two weeks,” the minister, Liow Tiong Lai told reporters. …

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LG kicks off gadget gala with ‘wallpaper’ thin TV

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  LG Electronics showed off a “wallpaper” thin television and task-tending robots that learn, as a day packed with gadget unveilings got underway Wednesday in Las Vegas. As in years past, the South Korean consumer electronics giant staked out the opening slot in a …

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WikiLeaks urges leaks of departing Obama White House docs

Washington, United States | AFP |  WikiLeaks appealed Tuesday for leaked White House documents before President Barack Obama leaves office, as its founder Julian Assange again denied Russia was the source of hacked Democratic party emails that hurt Hillary Clinton’s bid for the US presidency. “System admins: Don’t let the …

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Tech spending to slip in world of political uncertainty

Las Vegas, United States | AFP |  Global spending on consumer technology is expected to slip this year due to factors including a strong US dollar and political uncertainty prompted by Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump. Consumer Technology Association senior director of market research Steve Koenig revealed the US trade …

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Drunk pilot arrested after fainting in cockpit

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  A Sunwing pilot was arrested Saturday after being found intoxicated in a plane he was about to maneuver out of Calgary airport in western Canada. The 37-year-old man was found drunk shortly after 7:00 am (1200 GMT) in the cockpit of the plane he was …

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Twitter chief for China quits, hails its performance

Beijing, China | AFP |  Twitter’s manager for China, whose appointment just eight months ago sparked controversy, has announced her resignation but welcomed the growing number of Chinese advertisers even though the service is blocked by Beijing. Kathy Chen, appointed in April as general manager for the China region comprising …

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China to build $1.5 billion power line across Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan | AFP |  China’s State Grid Corporation is set to build a $1.5-billion power line across Pakistan to enable the transmission of 4,000 megawatts of electricity from the country’s north to south, the government said Friday. Pakistani and Chinese officials signed an investment agreement in Beijing on Thursday …

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‘Grizzly Steppe’: how the US says Russia hacked the election

Washington, United States | AFP |  Russian intelligence agencies over the last two years blanketed Democratic Party targets with malicious emails and have likely continued such efforts after November’s elections, a US federal law enforcement report showed Thursday. The report’s release coincided with an array of measures unveiled by Washington …

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Reddit co-founder is Serena Williams’ man

Tennis: Serena announces engagement to Reddit co-founder Washington, United States | AFP | Tennis superstar Serena Williams announced Thursday she is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, breaking the news with a poem on her verified Reddit account. Williams, 35, and Ohanian, 33, did not reveal a wedding date in …

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China flexes military muscle before Trump takes office

Peking, China | AFP | An aircraft carrier in the Pacific and a newly upgraded combat aircraft: China’s military is showing off its newest equipment less than a month before the swearing-in of US President-elect Donald Trump, who has raised tensions between Beijing and Taipei. In recent days state media …

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