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Eid celebrations in Pakistan were today overshadowed by the grisly oil tanker explosion as the death toll in the catastrophic fire rose to 157 with families rushing to hospitals to claim the bodies of their loved ones most of whom were charred beyond recognition.

The militants implemented an extreme version of Islam which associated toys with a face, like dolls, with idolatry. They encouraged youngsters to train on weapons and changed text books to reflect their military ideology. Children were asked to add up bombs or bullets in maths exercises.

At least 34 people have been killed in floods triggered by incessant rains while another 93 remained missing following a massive landslide in southwest China that have forced authorities to relocate over 4.50 lakh people.

Comedy club punters in Perth and Melbourne scored a massive treat with surprise appearances by Chris Rock.

The Unsettling turned out to be a non-event, but it gave the audience a look at the new Carriageworks space.

The new adaptation of Orwell's dystopian classic is leaving audiences incredibly distressed.

A planned tour in 2016 was postponed after the federal government diverted money from the Australia Council to a new fund administered by then arts minister George Brandis​' office.

In this week’s staff picks: Alec Wilkinson, Ali Smith, Long Ling, and more.

The truest American and the biggest Allman Brothers fan I know is Phil C., who was the mailman on my street for twenty-five years.

In today’s arts and culture news: the Museum of Failure; communist banquets gone awry; Bulgakov’s eternal toiling; and more.

In the nineties, video-game developers were fixed on the idea of interactive storytelling—a cul-de-sac that led to rich, inventive adventure games.

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Amazon Echo Show Review: Yeah, It's Creepy, But It's Got Big PotentialAdding a screen to an Echo brings Alexa to the next level.

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Cozmo, the World's Cutest Robot, Now Teaches You to CodeThe toy's creators have a new app that teaches programming with MIT's Scratch language.

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'Angry Birds Evolution' Review: Glimpse the Dark Heart of BrandingFifteen games in to the Angry Birds franchise, Rovio Entertainment's newest title reveals a lot about cynicism in 2017.

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Liu Xiaobo: Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancerNobel laureate Liu Xiaobo leaves jail for hospital after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. [...]

Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attackThe group deploys suicide bombers in different parts of the city, but their counter-attack is defeat [...]

Painter Salvador Dali's body ‘to be exhumed’A judge orders the exhumation of the painter's body to obtain samples for a paternity suit. [...]

Harry Potter 20th anniversary: Top locations from the bookFrom the reptile room, to King's Cross Station - it's the 20th anniversary of the first Ha [...]

We asked kids what they love about the Harry Potter booksIt's been 20 years since the first Harry Potter book came out, and we've been asking kids [...]

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Employee stock option taxation is tricky, and things get more complicated if the option price is denominated in a foreign currency. Take the recent case involving Natale Ferlaino, decided by the Federal Court of Appeal last month (Ferlaino v The Queen, 2017 FCA 105), which involved options denominat ...

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The guidelines help classify, measure and compare the volatility risks of mutual funds, and CSA will provide this information going forward ...

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CIBC has completed its acquisition of Chicago-based PrivateBancorp, and it will now rebrand its U.S. region. ...

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Lobbying on the Ontario government’s pledge to reform financial planning titles is expected to continue through the fall as a government working group reviews the options. The Finance Department says it is working closely with the OSC, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, MFDA, IIROC and th ...

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RBC GAM has made changes to the risk rating of certain mutual funds ...

The Internet Has Feelings About the Ken Doll's New Man Bun, Plus More Memes of the WeekKen, meet Twitter. Twitter, meet the new Ken. You two are going to have a lot of fun together. ...

Airbus' High-Speed Racer Helicopter Cruises at a Wild 250 MPHThe helicopter-plane hybrid uses rotors and triangular wings to overcome some pesky physics. ...

Two Conjectures Collide, Endangering the Naked SingularityRecent calculations tie together two conjectures about gravity, potentially revealing new truths about its elusive quantum nature. ...

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It's been said that Canadians are not brash about their patriotism, but you wouldn't know it from the variety of merchandise, big and small, being snapped up in advance of Canada's 150th birthday July 1.From T-shirts to hats, flags to flasks, condoms to caskets, goods adorned with cel ...

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TORONTO — A tentative contract agreement has been reached averting a strike by LCBO workers that was set to begin at midnight.The agreement was signed shortly after the strike deadline passed, and was announced in a release from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.Union president Warren ...

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LONDON — Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them "not safe for pe ...

Steel Production in Canada decreased to 1080 Thousand Tonnes in May from 1140 Thousand Tonnes in April of 2017. Steel Production in Canada averaged 1162.90 Thousand Tonnes from 1969 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1534 Thousand Tonnes in March of 2000 and a record low of 349 Thousand Tonnes ...

Tourist Arrivals in Canada increased to 2054513 in April from 1670640 in March of 2017. Tourist Arrivals in Canada averaged 3004592.55 from 1972 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7006165 in July of 1999 and a record low of 1138895 in January of 1978. This page provides - Canada Tourist Arriva ...

Canada recorded a government debt equivalent to 92.30 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2016. Government Debt to GDP in Canada averaged 77.76 percent from 1980 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 100.60 percent in 1996 and a record low of 45.30 percent in 1980. Generally, ...

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Student Loan Genius will join 19 other startups in the inaugural U.S. class of BBVA’s training program for social entrepreneurs, BBVA Momentum. The program, in existence since 2011, has helped more than 100 companies with “high social impact” in Spain, Mexico, and Peru. This year, BBVA Momentum has ...

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Web-based bitcoin wallet Blockchain seems to have benefitted from all of the bitcoin buzz in the past month. The Luxembourg-based company pulled in a Series B round of $40 million today, bringing its total raised to $70 million. The funding, which the company describes as “rocket fuel” in its blog, ...

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Courtesy of new AI-powered technology, cognitive analytics specialist Personetics has made it that much easier for bank customers to save money and pay off debt. The new solution, Personetics Act, leverages automated algorithms to help customers define and set actionable financial goals. The technol ...

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A Table From Beyond InfinityInfinity mirrors are some far-out table mods and make a great centerpiece. Instructables user [bongoboy23] took a couple steps beyond infinity when designing this incredible table tailor-made for our modern age. Poplar and pine wood make up the framing, and red oak — stained and engraved — make for ...

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TEMPEST In A Software Defined RadioIn 1985, [Wim van Eck] published several technical reports on obtaining information the electromagnetic emissions of computer systems. In one analysis, [van Eck] reliably obtained data from a computer system over hundreds of meters using just a handful of components and a TV set. There were obvious ...

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Flash a Light Bulb, Win a PrizeHow many geeks does it take to flash a lightbulb? Judging from the list of entries in the 2017 Flashing Light Prize, so far only seven. But we suspect Hackaday readers can add to that total. The goal is almost as simple as possible: build something that can flash an incandescent light bulb for at le ...

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On Sunday’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver lambasted President Donald Trump’s statements about his lies about having “tapes” of his conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey. Oliver played a clip from “Fox and Friends” of Tru... ...

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama recorded a video message honoring Chance the Rapper for the 2017 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards. In it, she said, “We are so incredibly proud of you, Chance. We have known Chance and his family since he was a wee little baby rapper and it has been ... ...

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House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Sunday night that the first time she met with President Donald Trump he insisted to her that he’d won the popular vote, which he in fact lost by nearly 3 million votes. TheHill.com said that Pelosi made the remarks during an appearance alongside MSNB... ...

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CNN political commentator and former ambassador to the Czech Republic Norman Eisen slapped down a suggestion by Trump surrogate Jeffrey Lord on Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team should hire President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen to “balance” ... ...

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Just days after reports surfaced the U.S. and South Korea would discuss North Korea’s demands in order to end its nuclear program, Pyongyang’s state media said Sunday its “self-defensive nuclear deterrent force is never subject to any kind of negotiations.” North Korea has vo... ...

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Two rallies protesting ‘jokes’ about violence against Donald Trump failed to attract more than one hundred people. The two different rallies, held in Washington D.C., were also attended by a number of counter-protesters, who almost outnumbered the original protesters, Reuters reported. The demonstra ...

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The distinguished editorial board at Cheap Seats maintains a nonpartisan policy and tries to keep politics out of sports. But on behalf of 25 million golfers in the United States, we must ask the president one thing. What the heck were you thinking? Video leaked last week of President Trump driving ...

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When the Republican Conference in the House of Representatives released their version of the so-called replacement for the Affordable Care Act, late night host Jimmy Kimmel took a break from comedy to do a very brave thing. He revealed to the nation that his own son had been born with a congenital h ...

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CNN media critic — and new dad — Brian Stelter blasted Cox News’ morning show “Fox and Friends” as empty-headed pro-Trump propaganda on Sunday, calling it “a daily infomercial for the Trump presidency.” Mediaite.com reported that Stelter opened Sunday’... ...

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“Saturday Night Live” alumnus and “Anchorman” star Will Ferrell told the New York Times in an interview that President George W. Bush was a good sport about Ferrell’s impression of him, but that current President Donald Trump seems to have such “thin skin” t... ...

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In a recent Facebook post, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich listed 11 key facts — compiled by reader Rosa Figueroa — to arm yourself with the next time you find yourself arguing with a Trump supporter. ImpeachDJTnow.com listed the facts, which read almost more like comic one-line... ...

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A Catholic bishop in the Springfield, Illinois, issued an edict this week forbidding priests in his diocese from giving Holy Communion or funeral rites to same-sex couples. The Daily Beast reported that Bishop Thomas Paprocki also ordered priests in the district not to baptize children from LGBTQ fa ...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government has ordered its ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, to return his mother country. BuzzFeed News first confirmed on Sunday that Kislyak was being recalled to Russia. “He could use some time away,” one diplomat reportedly told the outlet... ...

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A former Charlotte “prosperity gospel” preacher who owns a garage full of expensive foreign cars and lives in a million dollar condo was indicted on multiple counts of federal tax fraud this week, reports the Charlotte Observer. William Todd Coontz, 50, formerly a minister at the Rock We... ...

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Why cash remains sacred in American churches Why do people need cash in churches? Billion Photos/Shutterstock James Hudnut-Beumler, Vanderbilt University On Tuesday, June 27, it will be 50 years since the first automated cash dispenser – which came to be known as an automated teller machine (ATM) – ...

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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday in a closely watched religious rights case involving limits on public funding for churches and other religious entities as the justices issue the final rulings of their current term. The nine justices are due to rule in six cases, not including their d ...

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New Research Shows Vitamin D Could Help Treat Sunburns Summer is here, and with it comes a chance you’ll get far too much sun. While there’s no cure for sunburn and probably never will be, a small but intriguing new study suggests that taking high doses of vitamin D after exposure may prevent the as ...

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Who is Steve Mnuchin’s Bride Louise Linton? U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin got married to Scottish actress Louise Linton Saturday. The wedding took place in Washington’s Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, with the 300-person guest list a who’s who of Washington and Wall Street’s elite. ... ...

Chinese smartphones are conquering India, with Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi together making up more than half of the country’s sales in the first three months of the year, a tremendous jump from a mere 15 per cent a year earlier, according to a report by India Ratings & Research (Ind-Ra). Local ...

Summer’s here and its time to hit the pool or head over to the beach for some respite from the heat. Here are five newly released portable speakers that are designed to pump up the fun factor. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom The Wonderboom is the latest in the Ultimate Ears (UE) line-up that is rated at IP ...

Chinese smartphone maker TCL released the BlackBerry KeyOne in Hong Kong this month without much fanfare. There was no official announcement and barely any publicity. The Android phone – which comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard — is also not widely available in Hong Kong. This is surprising, give ...

LinkedIn has lost its captain in China, its fastest growing market, in a move that could set back the company’s push in the country. Derek Shen, the president of LinkedIn China, announced his resignation on Friday, about three and a half years after he helped the world’s largest professional network ...

Augmented reality (AR) is one of Apple’s big new areas of focus, which it highlighted earlier this month at its Worldwide Developers Conference. But how will Apple use AR, which involves using a screen to overlay digital objects onto the real world? UBS Securities analyst Steven Milunovich raises so ...

Entrepreneur Lei Houyi would be remembered not for his overnight success in China’s Internet-enabled industry, but his short journey to failure. Wukong Bicycle (悟空), Lei’s five-month old startup, last week was the first among China’s more than 30 smartphone-based bicycle sharing apps to close shop, ...

Hong Kong’s technical talent shortage is so dire that 40 per cent of the city’s mobile application developers have been forced to look for programmers, engineers and designers externally, including on mainland China, according to an industry survey. One in three companies said they were facing a ser ...

By Michelle Castillo Instagram Stories is now at 250 million daily active users, vastly surpassing Snapchat’s rate according to Facebook’s global head of sales Carolyn Everson. “If you think about it a year ago when we sat together, Instagram Stories didn’t exist,” Everson told CNBC. “Today on the p ...

Youth in Thailand rank artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) as the most exciting technology innovations that will affect their lives, according to recent survey findings by Microsoft. Thai youths also expressed a number of concerns involving the impact of technology on every ...

The global video games market is forecast to cross the US$100-billion mark this year, driven by the huge appetite for online and mobile content of mainland China’s more than half-a-billion gamers. The mainland market is predicted to be worth US$27.5 billion this year, making it the world’s leader as ...

Chinese wearables maker Huami, which produces the popular Mi Band fitness tracker sold on Xiaomi’s e-commerce platform, aims to surpass Garmin’s sales of sport smartwatches within the next two years, according to a top executive. Xiaomi-backed Huami is currently the world’s No. 1 wearables company, ...

The raging cut-throat competition in China’s power bank sharing sector will knock out some small players before a stable competitive landscape emerges this year, say industry players. The sector is also growing at an exponential pace, with the influx of capital inflows from internet giants. Tencent- ...

International media intelligence company Meltwater has acquired Hong Kong-based analytics start-up Klarity in a move that is expected to deepen the firm’s ability to harness data from major Chinese social media platforms like WeChat and Sina Weibo. The deal, the value of which was not disclosed, mar ...

Momo Inc., the dating app and operator of China’s largest video streaming platform, said it’s partnering with four music labels to turn its broadcasters into professional singers, as it aims to steal the march on competitors in a market where millennials are spending almost as much money on smartpho ...

Amazon Echo devices are fun and useful applications for consumers in the home. But in the hospital, such voice recognition technology has the potential to save lives. Developers at top hospitals and medical clinics across the US are tinkering with Amazon Alexa and other voice technologies for a vari ...

Huawei’s first foray into the laptop market, the MateBook X, is an attempt to take over your life. Richard Yu, the Chinese telecommunication giant’s mobile chief, says the company already produces smartphones, smartwatches and tablets, “the laptop is Huawei’s next step to be in every single aspect o ...

Every swipe on a smartphone brings a smile to Yeung Kin-man’s face. He is the founder of Biel Crystal Manufactory, the world’s largest producer of cover glass, used in two of every three of Apple’s iPhones sold in the world. Yeung plans to sell Biel’s shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange this year ...

With the exception of Huawei and perhaps Xiaomi, Chinese consumer electronics brands have little problem with unoriginal hardware design (Gionee, for example, recently released a flagship handset that looks virtually identical to the iPhone 7 Plus). But if you’re OK with using a copycat product, you ...

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A flower shop’s tweet made the hoax go viral. [...]

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The court will allow the 90-day ban to go into effect, and will consider the case in the fall. [...]

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Martin Shkreli became a pariah after raising the cost of a live-saving drug 5,000 percent. [...]

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With the plethora of devices connecting to the Internet, companies are collecting information from consumers continuously. Even though... The post Big bata and security: 5 tips for businesses appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ...

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British lender Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to cut 443 jobs dealing with business loans and many of them will move to India, the bank said.

Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace Obamacare.

India’s Modi met Sunday with corporate America's leaders, contrasting sharply with a roundtable Trump recently held.

Republicans have wanted to repeal Obamacare for years -- but they've wanted to overhaul Medicaid for far longer.

China's crackdown on gambling has resulted in prison for a senior Australian casino executive and 15 of his colleagues.

1. Third Point snaps up Nestle stake: Third Point, run by activist investor Daniel Loeb, has taken a stake worth $3.5 billion in Nestle.

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- Josh Kosman, Claire Atkinson

The Miami Marlins’ drawn-out stint on the auction block has become a major-league embarrassment for Major League Baseball. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has become exasperated with Miami Marlins owner Jeff Loria’s sluggish effort to sell the team — and would like to see it wrapped up in the next two weeks, sources told The Post....

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Get ready for the second-half slowdown. The US stock market is off to its second-strongest start to the year since 2000, fueled largely on hope for Trumponomics. But Wall Street is bracing for a pullback in the second half, as worries mount over the president’s chances to slash taxes and fix the nation’s health care...

- Carleton English

Dan Loeb just placed his biggest bet ever on a chocolate company. The activist investor’s hedge fund Third Point LLC amassed a $3.5 billion stake in Nestle, the world’s largest packaged foods company, representing roughly 1.25 percent of the Swiss-based company’s shares. Loeb is hoping to reinvigorate the brand amid changing food tastes as well...

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Mayor Bill de Blasio has a short list of allies to welcome him when he visits Albany. His relationship with Gov. Andrew Cuomo is famously bad, and Senate Republicans have had it out for him ever... To view the full story, click the title link.

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Editing Crain's 50 Most Powerful Women list gave me a lot of food for thought these past few weeks. We started in April, and the presidential campaign and election were still very fresh. In... To view the full story, click the title link.

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LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May drew closer to clinching a deal to prop up her minority government on Monday as she prepared to meet the leader of the Northern Irish Protestant party. ...

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LONDON (Reuters) - British consumers increased their borrowing at the slowest pace in more than a year-and-a-half in May and banks offered fewer mortgages, data from the country's banking industry showed on Monday, adding to signs of a slowdown in the economy. ...

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Andrew Grill looks at how high street banks in the UK are responding to disruption by FinTech startups in two different ways - Barclays and their WeWork inspired spaces, and Clydesdale Bank's "Studio B". ...

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Andrew will be providing keynote at the Managing Partner Forum Summer Summit 2017. This event examines how leading professional services firms are shaping up to face the future, through their people and their culture.I will be speaking on the importance of "Diversity of Thought". ...

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If you're an Australian Technology company looking to go global, this is for you. On May 16th and 18th in Sydney and Melbourne, don't miss this opportunity to hear how you can expand beyond the Australian market. ...

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Wefox acquires digital insurance carrier One Wefox, the insurance platform that enables customers, insurance brokers and insurance providers to transact and manage insurance products digitally, has acquired One, a fully digital and newly launched insurance provider. Read More ...

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Starling Bank passports to Europe, first stop Ireland London-based Starling Bank is continuing to gather momentum. After a staggered launch of its current account kicked off in March, the digital-only bank is announcing imminent expansion to Europe, starting with the Republic of Ireland where it has attained a so-called “banking passport”. Read More ...

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TechCrunch Tel Aviv Pitch-Off: Here are your startups and judges! On June 28 in Tel Aviv, we’re hosting the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv — and it’s gonna be a blast! We have a great lineup of judges who are going to listen to the soon-to-be-announced startup pitches and crown the winner of the Tel Aviv Pitch-Off. Tickets are still available, so grab ...

Sheryl Sandberg: Tools like Facebook 'used for evil and good'How Facebook's new initiative plans to tackle extremist and hate speech online. ...

How safe is your internet router?Virgin Media is warning its customers to change the password on their internet routers. A Which? investigation found its Super Hub 2 router is vulnerable to hackers. ...

Super Mario fan makes augmented reality gameAbhishek Singh was testing out the Microsoft Hololens headset when he came up with the idea. ...

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- Josh Kosman, Claire Atkinson

The Miami Marlins’ drawn-out stint on the auction block has become a major-league embarrassment for Major League Baseball. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has become exasperated with Miami Marlins owner Jeff Loria’s sluggish effort to sell the team — and would like to see it wrapped up in the next two weeks, sources told The Post....

- Carleton English, Kevin Dugan

Get ready for the second-half slowdown. The US stock market is off to its second-strongest start to the year since 2000, fueled largely on hope for Trumponomics. But Wall Street is bracing for a pullback in the second half, as worries mount over the president’s chances to slash taxes and fix the nation’s health care...

- Carleton English

Dan Loeb just placed his biggest bet ever on a chocolate company. The activist investor’s hedge fund Third Point LLC amassed a $3.5 billion stake in Nestle, the world’s largest packaged foods company, representing roughly 1.25 percent of the Swiss-based company’s shares. Loeb is hoping to reinvigorate the brand amid changing food tastes as well...

- Aaron Elstein

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