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Uber loses operating licence in London.

Fri 22 Sep 2017, 12:24 pm by papa_umau

Uber Loses London Operating Licence After Shock Ruling By TfL

Uber has lost its operating licence in London after a shock ruling by the capital’s transport body.

The ride-hailing app will no longer be able to offer services in their current form within the M25, despite the firm claiming 3.5 million Londoners use its app each week.

Transport for London (TfL) announced its decision on Friday.

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Internet giants must do more to combat terrorism.

Tue 19 Sep 2017, 10:15 am by papa_umau

Internet giants must do more to combat the scourge of online extremism amid growing support from the public for a crackdown on radical material a former CIA director has said.

General David Petraeus warned that the internet offered an opportunity for a “whole new domain of warfare” and said that social media firms could do more to prevent the proliferation of terror content.

The retired general …

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Get the instructions AND the materials to make a bomb on Amazon.

Tue 19 Sep 2017, 10:35 am by papa_umau

Would-be bombers don't have a problem finding the right ingredients to create an explosive device - as Amazon offers tips on what to mix, it was claimed last night.

Chemicals which can be easily bought over the "open" internet are paired with other ingredients through Amazon's "Frequently bought together" programme, to help to create a deadly device, according to Channel Four News.

Recipes for …

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Police Chief: don't visit crime victims; e-mail them.

Mon 11 Sep 2017, 12:16 pm by papa_umau

Police chief: 'Don't visit crime victims, email them'

A TOP policeman said today there was no point in over-stretched officers visiting victims of minor crimes.

Giles York, Chief Constable of Sussex, said it was more “convenient” for officers to deal with the public by phone or online.

And victims can help investigations by emailing crime scene images and composing their own witness …

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'Off-topic' exam sparks protest by Basingstoke students

Wed 13 Sep 2017, 11:10 am by papa_umau

Exam questions not in the syllabus.

Biology students have challenged their A Level exam after claiming none of the questions were on topics they had studied.

Alexandra Elkins and Annabel Smith, who are studying at Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke, now want to re-sit the exam with a new series of questions.

More than 4,000 people from across the country have signed a protest petition.

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UK car sales fall for fifth month in a row.

Tue 05 Sep 2017, 12:02 pm by papa_umau

Sales of new cars in the UK fell for the fifth month in row during August, with demand for diesel cars plunging more than twenty percent.

There were 76,433 new car registration last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.

The figure was down 6.4% from August last year, while diesel sales - which have been hit by worries over air quality - fell by 21.3%.

Several …

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Dutchess of Cambridge expecting her third child.

Mon 04 Sep 2017, 12:21 pm by papa_umau

Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge expecting third child

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced.

The Queen and both families are said to be "delighted with the news".

As with her previous two pregnancies, the duchess, 35, is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, or severe morning sickness.

She will no longer carry out her planned …

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China is the world's biggest buyers of electric cars.

Thu 31 Aug 2017, 12:01 pm by papa_umau

China's electric-car sales now twice those in US for Jan-June 2017

Hard numbers provide the latest evidence that shows China is by far the world's largest market for plug-in cars—or new energy vehicles, as they are referred to locally.

The latest round of sales figures show the Chinese bought almost exactly twice the number of plug-in vehicles as car buyers in the United States did.

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Unearthing the legacy of Harvard's female 'computers'.

Mon 28 Aug 2017, 12:04 pm by papa_umau

In a cramped Harvard University sub-basement, a team of women is working to document the rich history of women astronomers.

More than 40 years before women gained the right to vote, female "computers", ( or females that compute ), at Harvard College Observatory were making major astronomical discoveries.

Between 1885 and 1927, the observatory employed about 80 women who studied glass plate …

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