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Boeing 777s grounded after Denver engine failure

Boeing 777s grounded after Denver engine failure

World
The US plane manufacturer Boeing has recommended grounding dozens of its 777 aircraft around the world after one of the jets suffered an engine failure.The plane, carrying 231 passengers, was forced to return to Denver airport on Saturday. No injuries were reported. United Airlines and Japan's two main airlines have stopped using 62 planes. Korean Air says it will ground six.In total, Boeing said 128 aircraft with the same engine as the Denver plane should be grounded."While [an] investigation is ongoing, we recommended suspending operations of the 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines," the company said in a statement.Pratt & Whitney said it had dispatched a team to work with investigators. According to the Federal Aviation Admini...
Google threatens to block search engine in Australia if forced to pay for news

Google threatens to block search engine in Australia if forced to pay for news

Technology
Google has threatened to block its search engine in Australia if it is forced to pay media outlets for their news content.Both Google and social media giant Facebook - which also opposes the rules and has threatened to remove news from its feed for Australian users - are fighting government plans for a new digital news code. It would make tech giants negotiate payments with local publishers and broadcasters, and a government-appointed arbitrator would decide the price if they fail to strike a deal. Image: Facebook also opposes the new digital news code in Australia "Coupled with the unmanageable financial and operational risk if this version of the code were to become law, it would give us no real choice but to stop making Google Sear...
Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia

Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia

Technology
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SLS: Nasa’s ‘megarocket’ engine test ends early

SLS: Nasa’s ‘megarocket’ engine test ends early

Science
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Apple can block Epic’s Fortnite but not Unreal Engine

Apple can block Epic’s Fortnite but not Unreal Engine

Technology
A US judge has ruled that, for now, Apple can continue to block the video game Fortnite from its App Store.However the tech giant cannot terminate Epic Games' developer accounts or compromise its graphics tool Unreal Engine, which is used by many third-party game creators.This is until a full hearing can take place on 28 September.Apple pulled Fortnite from the App Store after Epic deliberately broke its rules in protest at Apple's policies.Epic said Apple had also threatened to take away its access to developer tools.In her ruling, as reported by The Verge, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers wrote that Epic had not demonstrated that Apple's actions so far had caused the "irreparable harm" it claimed in its legal papers.However, she also wrote that Apple had "c...