After Mi A1's success, can Xiaomi's Mi A2 live up to expectations?

Xiaomi Mi A1 as seen on its official siteXiaomi (Mi) Xiaomi delivered excellence with its premium Android One series smartphone, Mi A1, which managed to gain traction in the edgy Indian smartphone race. Despite getting a favourable response for its Mi smartphone lineup, Xiaomi's decision to partner...

Sedo Reports Mike Mann Sells Domain For Nearly $195K | 2018-01-16

A tweet by Sedo broker Dave Evanson reveals Mike Mann sold the domain name recently for $194,888, Domain Investing reported. While Mann’s company has owned the domain name since late 2011, DomainTools Whois history tool reports, Namebio recorded the domain name sold in 2006 for just...

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Nestle sells US candy business to Ferrero for €2.3 billion

RTE | 2018-01-17

Nestle has agreed to sell its US confectionary business to Italy's Ferrero for €2.3 billion in cash as the Swiss food giant shakes up its product portfolio. Ferrero, known for its Tic Tac, Nutella and Ferrero Rocher brands but which has traditionally preferred organic...

Asian shares track weakness on Wall St; China shares higher

Boston Herald | 2018-01-17

TOKYO — Shares were lower in early Asian trading Wednesday after a lackluster session...

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Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Hindustan Times | 2018-01-15

Oestrogen-mimicking compounds found in breads, soybean and a range of commonly consumed grains can reverse the effects of ‘breakthrough’ drug therapy used to treat breast cancer, scientists have found. The study, published in the journal Cell Chemical Biology, suggests that exposure to...

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No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

Rockford Register Star | 2018-01-17

LOS ANGELES (AP) " The Southern California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school for the siblings but faced no government oversight and was never inspected by education officials.David Turpin had been home schooling his children at the...

South Africa ready to fund free university education - finmin

This is Money | 2018-01-16

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 16 (Reuters) - South Africa is pushing ahead with a plan to offer free university education to students from poor households and will announce funding details in next month's budget, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday....

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Tennis: Sugita upsets 8th seed Sock, Nishioka advances at Australian Open

Kyodo | 2018-01-15

Japan's Yuichi Sugita scored one of the upsets of the Australian Open's first round on Monday, beating eighth seed Jack Sock of the United States in four sets. The 41st-ranked Sugita took 2 hours, 33 minutes to complete the 6-1, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-3 victory over world No. 9 Sock, who appeared to be...

Wozniacki not getting carried away as seeds tumble

AOL | 2018-01-15

Caroline Wozniacki is refusing to look too far ahead after succeeding where several seeds failed by reaching the Australian Open second round. The WTA Finals champion made a solid start in her bid...

Tsonga fights back to beat Shapovalov in five-set thriller

The Times of India | 2018-01-17

MELBOURNE: Former winner Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fought back to vanquish rising Canadian star Denis Shapovalov in a five-set thriller at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The 15th seed looked dead and buried trailing 2-5 in the final set before 18-year-old Shapovalov faltered and the experienced...

Bencic loses to Kumkhum; 15-year-old Kostyuk into 3rd round

The Post-Star | 2018-01-17

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Second-ranked Caroline Wozniacki fended off two match points and rallied from 5-1 down to win the last six games in the third set and avoid a second-round upset at the Australian Open. Former No. 1-ranked Wozniacki used her experience to save match points in the seventh...

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Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

Sun Star | 2018-01-17

MOSCOW — Even thermometers can't keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia's remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6...

British Airway boots man who tried to fly wearing everything he packed

The Mercury News | 2018-01-17

By Amy B Wang | Washington Post There are many approaches to avoid paying a fee for excess luggage when traveling by air these days. You could pack light,...

Myanmar police kill 7 Buddhist rioters in Rakhine

Press TV | 2018-01-17

Police in Myanmar have opened fire on a group of Buddhists who were trying to seize a government office in the troubled Rakhine State, killing seven people. The...

Donald Trump is sharp, but needs to lose weight: White House doctor

DNA India | 2018-01-17

US President Donald Trump passed a cognitive test and is in overall excellent health, but needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and...

Australian Dad Hires Helicopter To Find Son Trapped in Car Wreck for 30 Hours | 2018-01-17

The father of an Australian teenager became worried after his son did not return home after a Saturday night out and said he simply followed his intuition when...

Hubble Telescope Offers New Insights Into Our Galaxy's 'Bulge' | 2018-01-17

New research from the Hubble Space Telescope has provided new insights into how the movements of stars are affected by their chemical composition around the...

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The Guardian | 2018-01-17

David Miliband: UN security council 'out of the picture' on Syria

Former foreign secretary says civilians are being ‘bombed to hell’ and UK must pay attention...

Live Mint | 2018-01-17

Dear bitcoin fans, digital currency is still a dream

Whatever the original intention, bitcoin has morphed into an asset whose only purpose is speculation...

Creators Syndicate | 2018-01-17

Big Brother on America's Fishing Boats

Salt water. Seagulls. Striped bass. My fondest childhood memories come from fishing with my dad on...

Hawaii's false alarm should alarm us all

It took 38 minutes before officials issued a false-alarm text. ......

The Washington Post | 2018-01-17

What if Trump had said dung heap?

Does the idea behind the profanity have any merit? ......

The Washington Post | 2018-01-17

What Trump did was bad. What Democrats did is worse.

Outing the president to score cheap political points hurts the ‘dreamers.’ ......