Israeli firm accused of creating iPhone spyware – The Guardian

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The Guardian Israeli firm accused of creating iPhone spywareThe GuardianApple issued an urgent software update after the program was discovered. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian. Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem. Friday 26 August 2016 11.45 EDT Last modified on Friday 26 August 2016 12.08 EDT. Share on …Apple fixes security flaw after UAE dissident’s iPhone targetedChannel […]

Read the Full Text of Janet Yellen's Policy Making Jackson Hole Speech on Interest Rates – Fortune

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Fortune Read the Full Text of Janet Yellen’s Policy Making Jackson Hole Speech on Interest RatesFortune‘One lesson from the crisis: Our pre-crisis toolkit was inadequate.’ On Friday, Janet Yellen spoke at the Fed’s closely watched annual Jackson Hole conference. The Fed Chair seemed to suggest that more interest rate increases were coming, but also …FTSE 100 […]

Smoke from Indonesian fires hits "unhealthy" level in Singapore – Daily Mail

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The Straits Times Smoke from Indonesian fires hits “unhealthy” level in SingaporeDaily MailSINGAPORE/JAKARTA, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Air pollution in Singapore rose to the “unhealthy” level on Friday as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said. Every dry season …Singapore shrouded in smog as haze […]

Top French court suspends burkini ban – Channel NewsAsia

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Channel NewsAsia Top French court suspends burkini banChannel NewsAsiaA top French court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has angered Muslims, feminists and civil liberties campaigners. Posted 26 Aug 2016 22:30. Journalists work outside the Conseil d’Etat after France’s highest administrative …How people around the world are saying no to France’s […]

Photo essay: State of flood – Livemint

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Livemint Photo essay: State of floodLivemintAfter two years of sub-par rains, the bountiful showers of the south-west monsoon have taken several states, literally, from drought to deluge. So far, floods have crippled life in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan—where the drought … and more » Powered by WPeMatico

U.S. rates futures hold gains after U.S. GDP data

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NEW YORK – U.S. interest rates futures clung to earlier gains on Friday as data showed domestic gross product grew 1.1 percent in the second quarter, which is slower than previously thought and supports the view the Federal Reserve would refrain from raising… Powered by WPeMatico

Philippine troops kill 11 militants – Channel NewsAsia

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GMA News Philippine troops kill 11 militantsChannel NewsAsiaMANILA: Philippine commandos killed 11 militants on a remote southern island on Friday, an army spokesman said, stepping up the offensive after President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his aim to “destroy” one of Asia’s most notorious kidnap gangs.Philippine troops kill six militants: militaryThe Straits TimesPhilippines Kills 11 Abu Sayyaf […]

31 Years Later, We're Still Watching the VMAs – Houston Press

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Houston Press 31 Years Later, We’re Still Watching the VMAsHouston PressGet the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Enter your email or sign up with a social account to get started. FACEBOOK TWITTER GOOGLE+ YAHOO!Is Taylor Swift Really Skipping the VMAs?ELLE.comKanye […]

U.S. Plans to Corner Russia on Syrias Chemical Weapons – Daily Beast

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Daily Beast U.S. Plans to Corner Russia on Syrias Chemical WeaponsDaily BeastThe Obama administration is pushing UN reports showing Assad hasn’t given up, and is in some cases still using, poison gas. The strategy is to pressure the dictator’s patron, Vladimir Putin. Christopher Dickey · Noah Shachtman. 08.25.16 8:43 AM ET.UN proves Assad regime dropped […]

World's first self-driving taxis start taking passengers – CBC.ca

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CBC.ca World’s first self-driving taxis start taking passengersCBC.caThe world’s first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software …World’s first self-driving taxis launch in SingaporeMLive.comReporter’s Notebook: Testing […]