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The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

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The Latest on the ruling Communist Party's congress meeting in Beijing (all times local): 3 p.m. Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress have protested at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi as China's ruling Communists opened their national congress. The protesters held up placards blaming China for occupation and genocide in Tibet. Indian police blocked the nearly two dozen protesters from entering the building. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to get a second five-year term as party leader at the meeting that opened in Beijing on Wednesday. The protesters called Xi a dictator whose continued rule would be dangerous. Tibetan Youth Congress President Tenzing Jigme said in a statement that Tibet had nothing to celebrate as Buddhist monasteries have been destroyed and young Tibetans hav...
What is Google's new Pixel 2 smartphone like?

What is Google's new Pixel 2 smartphone like?

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Google's new smartphone models, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, are designed to do one thing really well - connect to Google's services.It is a year since Google's original Pixel smartphone was launched, marketed as Google's first own-built phone to compete with Samsung and Apple.Other than forgoing the headphone jack in lieu of a USB-C port dongle, the design of the Pixel 2 departs considerably from Apple's devices.Google has moved the fingerprint sensor into the centre of the phones' back, and the devices look and feel different to iPhones and Samsung devices.Their plastic-like coating is a sensory departure from the metallic and glassy covers of other phones - certainly the handsome all-glass slab look of the iPhone X.Image:A demo of the AR integration of the new Pixel 2 smartphoneThe small...
Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

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It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent and even in orbit to a distant spot in the sky. What they witnessed in mid-August and revealed Monday was the long-ago collision of two neutron stars — a phenomenon California Institute of Technology's David H. Reitze called "the most spectacular fireworks in the universe." "When these things collide, all hell breaks loose," he said. Measurements of the light and other energy emanating from the crash have helped scientists explain how planet-killing gamma ray bursts are born, how fast the universe is expanding, and where h
Key moments from Trump's wide-ranging press conference with McConnell

Key moments from Trump's wide-ranging press conference with McConnell

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In a wide-ranging impromptu press conference from the White House Rose Garden on Monday, President Donald Trump — joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — addressed a number of his administration's current goals as well as ongoing controversies. For over 30 minutes, Trump touched on the rumors of his rocky relationship with fellow Republicans, his action to halt Obamacare subsidy payments, the federal response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the nation's opioid epidemic, his former rival Hillary Clinton, the NFL national anthem protests and the ambush of U.S. soldiers in Niger, among other issues. Trump and McConnell ate lunch with Vice President Mike Pence at the White House earlier in the day, but the press conference was not listed on his daily schedule. Here are some o
Facebook to train teens in anti-bullying drive

Facebook to train teens in anti-bullying drive

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Facebook is to train "tens of thousands" of students from every secondary school in the UK as digital safety ambassadors over the next two years.The social media giant is partnering with Childnet International and The Diana Award to help pupils in more than 4,500 schools become digital leaders and anti-bullying ambassadors.Research suggests 72% of teenagers would prefer to confide in a peer if they were being bulled online - and 55% said they would rather deal with an issue alone than speak to an adult.Pupils will have access to face-to-face training, online resources and forums to help them deal with digital safety.Video:Simplified leaflets for children to explain online rightsThe investment from Facebook came after the UK Government announced plans to introduce a new tax on social media ...