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Mattis praises Philippines progress against militants

CLARK, Philippines –  U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, paving the way for a visit next month by President Donald Trump, congratulated the Philippine army for its successes against militants in the southern city of Marawi. The U.S. and the Philippines are decades-old treaty allies, but the relationship has been rocky in recent years. One point of contention under President Barack ...

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Tech Q&A: Recovering from Equifax, improving passwords, throwing Google off your scent and more

Isabelle Olsson, Google’s Head of Industrial Design for Home, speaks about the Google Home Mini during a launch event in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam – HP1EDA419Z335 Equifax security Q: With the Equifax breach, I am worried that hackers can steal money from my bank account. What can I do? A: The sheer number of victims ...

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Virginia middle school ends its football season early after racially charged video

A Virginia middle school football team’s season ended early after a racially charged video surfaced.  (Stock photo) A Virginia middle school’s football team abruptly ended its season Friday after school officials learned that some players made a racially insensitive video. The video, which was posted on Snapchat, reportedly showed white players from Short Pump Middle School in a Richmond suburb ...

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Your brain knows when you've just died, researchers say

Researchers at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine said in an interview that people who’ve temporarily died are aware that their life has ended, and might be able to hear a doctor announcing their death. Scientists at the New York City school told The Independent newspaper that they’re studying patients who’ve suffered cardiac arrest but have been revived. These doctors ...

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YouTube star Casey Neistat slams video sharing site's ad strategy

File photo – YouTube star Casey Neistat has slammed the video sharing platform’s ad strategy (REUTERS/Brian Snyder). YouTube star Casey Neistat has slammed the video sharing site’s ad strategy, saying that the platform’s content creators are suffering. Neistat, who has more than 8 million subscribers on YouTube, is a prominent video blogger. In a video posted on the platform Tuesday, ...

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Fake news ads are reportedly popping up on fact-checking websites

Fake news ads are reportedly popping up on fact-checking websites. The New York Times reported that as recent as last week, these ads were found on sites like PolitiFact and Snopes. The report said the ads took the reader to sites that looked like major media websites, like Vogue and People. The headlines read, for example, “Melania Trump is leaving ...

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Former hostage Caitlan Coleman rushed to hospital, husband says

In this file image from video released by Taliban Media in December 2016, Caitlan Coleman talks in the video while her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle holds their two children. (AP) The American woman who was held captive by a Taliban-affiliated group in Afghanistan and rescued last week by Pakistani troops was rushed to the hospital on Monday for an unspecified ...

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