Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink ‘news deserts’

Dawn | 2019-09-16

Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said last week it is expanding its “Today In” service to...

Ex-Google worker fears 'killer robots' could cause mass atrocities

The Observer | 2019-09-15

A new generation of autonomous weapons or “killer robots” could accidentally start a war or cause mass atrocities, a former top Google software engineer has warned. Laura Nolan, who resigned from Google last year in protest at being sent to work on a project to dramatically enhance US military drone...

China's August industrial output growth grinds to 17-1/2 year low

Business Line | 2019-09-16

The slowdown in China's factory and consumer sectors deepened in August, with industrial production growing at the weakest pace in 17-1/2 years, a sign of increasing weakness in an economy lashed by trade headwinds and soft domestic demand. Production rose 4.4 per cent in August year-on-year, slower...

Oil surges, stock futures slip after attack on Saudi facility

The Times of India | 2019-09-16

Oil prices surged to six-month highs on Monday while Wall Street futures fell and safe-haven bets returned after weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia's crude facilities knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply. U.S. crude futures were last up 11% at $61.10 a barrel, coming off highs on expectations...

Kenya Joins Ghana and Malawi to Roll Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine

All Africa | 2019-09-14

Homa Bay -The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world's first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. ......

Type 1 diabetes: 'Why should I apologise?'

BBC News | 2019-09-14

Jayne McGlaughlin has type 1 diabetes. The condition is a result of the pancreas failing to produce enough insulin which results in deregulated blood sugar levels. These can be altered depending on each individual's diet and their...

Pliskova wins twice in a day to reach Zhengzhou semis, Svitolina out

Reuters | 2019-09-13

Top seed Karolina Pliskova started Friday in the last-16 at the inaugural Zhengzhou Open and ended the day in the semi-finals after defeating Polona Hercog and Sofia Kenin in succession. ......

Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed amid ongoing protests

CNN | 2019-09-13

(CNN)The 2019 Hong Kong Tennis Open (HKTO) has been postponed after organizers claimed they would be unable to guarantee "a smooth running of the tournament" amid ongoing protests in the city. Hong Kong has been disrupted for almost 15 weeks by increasingly violent demonstrations, which were...

Watford draws with Arsenal on Flores return, Everton loses

Wtop | 2019-09-15

LONDON (AP) — After spells in charge of Espanyol in Spain and Shanghai Shenhua in China, Quique Sánchez Flores returned to the thrills and spills of the Premier League on Sunday as his Watford side drew with Arsenal 2-2. Flores, who left Watford in 2016 but returned to take over from the fired Javi...

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