Russia polar undergo ‘invasion’ prompts alert

Russia polar undergo 'invasion' prompts alert

Image copyright PA Image caption Polar bears are forced on to land to look for food as sea ice diminishes A remote Russian region has declared a state of emergency over the appearance of dozens of polar bears in its human settlements, local officials say. Authorities in the Novaya Zemlya islands, home to a few…

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Virginia’s painful ‘blackface’ past and present

Virginia's painful 'blackface' past and present

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protests in Richmond have called for Governor Northam to resign Ask Virginians what they feel about the current scandal engulfing state politics and one reaction is common: the exasperated exhalation of breath. Where do you even begin with the past week? First racist photos were uncovered on Governor Ralph…

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Is the Next Big Thing In Tech — Disconnecting From It?

Slashdot Asks: How Do You Navigate Your Smartphone?

An nameless reader quotes CNBC: It is inevitable that synthetic intelligence, device studying and automation will take over some jobs, web entrepreneur Arianna Huffington advised CNBC in a up to date electronic mail trade, however that can position a top rate on uniquely human qualities in the long run hard …

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US envoy prepares for Trump-Kim summit

US envoy prepares for Trump-Kim summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Stephen Biegun briefed South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on his visit to the North The US envoy for North Korea has returned from Pyongyang, where he held talks to prepare for a second US-North Korean leadership summit. Stephen Biegun spent three days in discussions, and US officials said he…

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Venezuela’s gold diplomacy gamble

Venezuela's gold diplomacy gamble

As Venezuela’s oil industry has plummeted with sanctions and economic collapse, President Nicolas Maduro has turned to his country’s other mineral wealth: gold. He’s used it to win allies and raise money. But the US, which has urged Mr Maduro to stand down, has warned those profiting from what it calls Venezuela’s illegitimate gold trade.…

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Virginia’s painful ‘blackface’ past and recent

Virginia's painful 'blackface' past and recent

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protests in Richmond have called for Governor Northam to resign Ask Virginians what they feel about current scandal engulfing state politics and one reaction is common: the exasperated exhale. Where do you even begin with the past week? First racist photos were uncovered on Governor Ralph Northam's 1980s college…

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Virginia deputy governor faces new accuser

Virginia deputy governor faces new accuser

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Fairfax has now been accused of sexual assault by two women A second woman has come forward to accuse the deputy governor of scandal-plagued Virginia of sexual assault. Meredith Watson alleges Lt Governor Justin Fairfax raped her in 2000 when they were both students at Duke University in…

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Victims named in Rio football membership fire

Victims named in Rio football membership fire

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe blaze is reported to have started in an accommodation block A fire has engulfed a dormitory at the youth team training centre of one of Brazil's biggest football clubs, killing 10 teenage players. The victims were all staying at Ninho de Urubu, the training ground of…

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