Steve Cohen bets $250 million on firm that uses algorithms


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Time to say goodbye

Almost two years ago a robot called Philae became a household name after it succeeded in making a difficult – and bouncy – landing on a moving comet. Now the robotic European Space Agency (ESA) lander will have its electrical … Continue reading


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Gang rapes 'committed by Burundi ruling party youth wing'

Nairobi (AFP) – Young supporters of Burundi’s ruling CNDD-FDD party have raped women with perceived links to political opponents ever since unrest began to flare there in 2015, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. The party’s “Imbonerakure” youth wing — whose … Continue reading


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John Stones: Manchester City open talks with Everton over England defender

Manchester City are in talks with Everton over the possible signing of… Continue Reading »


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Explosion near German migrant centre, no sign of bomb: police

Berlin (AFP) – A suitcase exploded outside a migrant reception centre in southern Germany Wednesday, police said, adding there was “no indication” there was a bomb inside. The blast occurred about 200 metres (yards) from the centre in the Bavarian … Continue reading


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FC Astana 1-1 Celtic

Celtic emerged from a testing visit to Astana… Continue Reading »


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'I have nothing to do with Russia,' Trump tells voters

Miami (AFP) – US presidential candidate Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he had “nothing to do with Russia” after Democrats accused Moscow of trying to help the Republican nominee win the November general election. “I have nothing to do with … Continue reading


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Coalition to formally investigate recent civilian deaths in Syria

Washington (AFP) – The international coalition fighting the Islamic State group has opened a formal investigation to determine whether its air strikes last week near the Syrian city of Manbij claimed civilian lives, a spokesman said Wednesday. The main Syrian … Continue reading


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WTO head says won't take Trump pullout bait

Geneva (AFP) – The head of the World Trade Organization said on Wednesday he would not get involved in a slanging match with Donald Trump after the US presidential candidate suggested withdrawing from the WTO. Trump, having earlier threatened to … Continue reading


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Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS breakthrough

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, researchers say. The challenge involved people pouring ice-cold water … Continue reading


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Stay local, act fast: tiny Spanish bank offers survival manual for Italian peers

The patient had made an appointment to see the surgeon at his consulting room in the local hospital, but when he arrived, he told Dr Antonio Carbonell he wasn’t actually unwell. He wanted to talk about his mortgage. Carbonell works … Continue reading


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EU sets Poland 3-month deadline to reverse changes to top court

Brussels (AFP) – The European Union on Wednesday handed Poland’s rightwing government a three-month deadline to reverse changes to its Constitutional Court or face sanctions for breaching EU norms on the rule of law and democracy. The move is the … Continue reading


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