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  • [War Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post] China calls on US to bar Taiwan from Trump inauguration: China on Wednesday called on the U.S. to bar a Taiwanese delegation from attending Donald Trump?s inauguration on Friday, underscoring concerns that the incoming president could seek to redefine relations between Beijing, Taipei and Washington.
  • [War Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post] Hong Kong actor Andy Lau injured while working in Thailand: Hong Kong actor Andy Lau has been injured while working in Thailand.
  • [War Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post] 3 large earthquakes hit central Italy in an hour: Three earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, with tremors felt in the capital.
  • [War Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post] Attack in northern Mali kills 7, but toll certain to rise: A doctor in northern Mali says at least seven people have been killed and more than 50 wounded in an attack on an installation for various armed groups, and the toll is certain to rise.
  • [World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post] China calls on US to bar Taiwan from Trump inauguration: China on Wednesday called on the U.S. to bar a Taiwanese delegation from attending Donald Trump?s inauguration on Friday, underscoring concerns that the incoming president could seek to redefine relations between Beijing, Taipei and Washington.
  • [World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post] Hong Kong actor Andy Lau injured while working in Thailand: Hong Kong actor Andy Lau has been injured while working in Thailand.
  • [World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post] 3 large earthquakes hit central Italy in an hour: Three earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, with tremors felt in the capital.
  • [World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post] Attack in northern Mali kills 7, but toll certain to rise: A doctor in northern Mali says at least seven people have been killed and more than 50 wounded in an attack on an installation for various armed groups, and the toll is certain to rise.
  • [PCMag.com: New Product Reviews] Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear: The attractive Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones deliver above-average noise cancellation and quality Bluetooth audio at a relatively affordable price.
  • [Reuters: Industrials] Hong Kong share index tops key level, closes at 2-1/2-month high: Jan 18 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks closed at 2-1/2 month highs on Wednesday and rose above the psychologically key 23,000 level unseen in six weeks.
  • [Reuters: Sports News] Coach Norman the final piece in Wawrinka's puzzle: MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka believes bringing Magnus Norman on board as coach was the "final piece in the puzzle" that helped transform him from underachiever to grand slam champion.
  • [The Register] <i>El Reg</i> drills into chatbot hype: The AIs that want to be your web butlers: So many things to solve, eg: how can there be conversation without memory? Analysis ?Alexa, are you the best chatbot in town?? ?Sorry, I don?t I understand the question I heard,? she replies.?
  • [Reuters: World News] China urges U.S. not to allow Taiwan delegation to attend Trump inauguration: BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday urged the United States not to allow representatives of Taiwan to attend U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
  • [Reuters: Politics] China urges U.S. not to allow Taiwan delegation to attend Trump inauguration: BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday urged the United States not to allow representatives of Taiwan to attend U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
  • [Reuters: Hot Stocks] UPDATE 1-Premier Foods lowers profit forecast, shares tumble 15 pct: Jan 18 (Reuters) - Premier Foods Plc, the British maker of brands such as Mr Kipling cakes and Bisto gravy, cut its full-year profit forecast by 10 percent on Wednesday after weaker-than-expected...
  • [Reuters: Financials] UPDATE 1-China Huarong AMC's new debt-for-equity swaps unit to raise $7.3 bln fund: * Launches wholly owned subsidiary for doing debt-for-equity swaps
  • [Reuters: Financials] ASIA CREDIT CLOSE: Credits see active trading; GLP underperforms: HONG KONG, Jan 18 (IFR) - There was active trading in Asian credit markets on Wednesday as a string of new bonds continued to grab the attention of investors.
  • [Reuters: Regulatory News] HSBC CEO says to move staff with aim of 20 pct of trading revenue in Paris: Jan 18 (Reuters) - HSBC will move staff generating around 20 percent of its trading revenue to Paris following Britain's exit from the European Union, Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said on...
  • [Reuters: Market News] HSBC CEO says to move staff with aim of 20 pct of trading revenue in Paris: Jan 18 (Reuters) - HSBC will move staff generating around 20 percent of its trading revenue to Paris following Britain's exit from the European Union, Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said on...
  • [Reuters: Financials] BRIEF-Nets service contract with Nordea in Norway extended: * Says continues to service Nordea in Norway in renewed service agreements which will run until December 31, 2018, with an option to extend for an additional two years
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Photos

  • The Latest: IMF chief says dealing with inequalities is key

    The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):

  • Samsung?s heir apparent waits to hear if he will be arrested in corruption scandal

    The acting head of South Korea's largest conglomerate would be the first executive indicted in the case.

  • Syria?s war creates myriad problems for Turkey

    Neighboring conflict is polarizing the country, consuming domestic and foreign affairs.

  • Renovating your home? Here are the hot design trends for 2017.

  • Syria?s war creates myriad problems for Turkey

    Neighboring conflict is polarizing the country, consuming domestic and foreign affairs.

  • The Latest: IMF chief says dealing with inequalities is key

    The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):

  • Samsung?s heir apparent waits to hear if he will be arrested in corruption scandal

    The acting head of South Korea's largest conglomerate would be the first executive indicted in the case.

  • Syria?s war creates myriad problems for Turkey

    Neighboring conflict is polarizing the country, consuming domestic and foreign affairs.

  • Betsy DeVos?s confirmation hearing, in three minutes

    Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump?s nominee for education secretary, appeared before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for her confirmation hearing Jan. 17.

  • Paul Ryan's claim that for every Planned Parenthood clinic, 20 health centers provide care

    Ryan statement is based on assumptions that are too uncertain, and lack context -- earning him Two Pinocchios.

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Entries

  • CMOS sensor demand is increasing and supply becomes tight (450 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:31:00 -0500CMOS sensor demand is increasing and supply becomes tightsonyalpharumors

    Sony is the world’s number on CMOS sensor producer. And it looks like the market is still booming. Digitimes reports that supply is becoming tight. Image Sensor World sums up the reasons for that: Handsets with dual-lens cameras spurs demand for CMOS sensors More mid-range smartphones are expected to feature a dual lens cameras in […]

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  • Tnooz-Boxever FREE Webinar ? Personalize to win ? never miss another revenue opportunity (1134 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0500Tnooz-Boxever FREE Webinar ? Personalize to win ? never miss another revenue opportunityTnooz

    Airline marketers and revenue managers are under tremendous pressure to grow revenues while maintaining low costs.

    That?s why many are turning to techniques that engage each customer more personally for higher conversion

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    • Drive more customers to convert faster
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    • Reduce the cost of acquisition and increase lifetime customer value

    Panelists for our FREE webinar are:

    • Aurelius Noell – head of revenue management and ecommerce, Viva Aerobus
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    • Martin Cowen – contributing editor and moderator, Tnooz
    • Gene Quinn, – co-founder and producer, Tnooz

  • HSBC CEO says to move staff with aim of 20 pct of trading revenue in Paris (310 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:12:00 -0500HSBC CEO says to move staff with aim of 20 pct of trading revenue in ParisReuters: Financials

    Jan 18 (Reuters) - HSBC will move staff generating around 20 percent of its trading revenue to Paris following Britain's exit from the European Union, Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said on Wednesday in an interview on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • HSBC CEO says to move staff with aim of 20 pct of trading revenue in Paris (310 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:12:00 -0500HSBC CEO says to move staff with aim of 20 pct of trading revenue in ParisReuters: Company News

    Jan 18 (Reuters) - HSBC will move staff generating around 20 percent of its trading revenue to Paris following Britain's exit from the European Union, Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said on Wednesday in an interview on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • New Ford Mustang offers 12in display and plenty of customisation (277 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:11:00 -0500New Ford Mustang offers 12in display and plenty of customisationPocket-lint

    Ford has just unveiled the brand new 2018 Mustang, the latest version of world's best selling sports coupe. While it may have upgrades under the bonnet and in the overall build for improved performance, it's inside where Ford has really gone all out on...

  • Digitimes on CMOS Sensors Demand (353 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:11:00 -0500Digitimes on CMOS Sensors DemandImage Sensors World

    Digitimes publishes an infro from its sources on image sensor market this year:
    • Handsets with dual-lens cameras spurs demand for CMOS sensors
    • More mid-range smartphones are expected to feature a dual lens cameras in 2017
    • Mobile devices consume 70% of CMOS sensors
    • Automotive market has expanded for CMOS image sensors
    • The supply of CMOS sensors becomes tight
  • What Exactly is Fine Art Photography? (401 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:05:00 -0500What Exactly is Fine Art Photography?DIYPhotography.net -DIY Photography and Studio Lighting

    People frequently ask me what exactly is fine art photography? Before I answer, I usually take a big breath and brace myself to answer the question in the time it takes to ride a few floors in an elevator as they usually expect a quick answer. And, despite my apprehension to answering their question, I […]

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  • Fitch Affirms Tugu Pratama Indonesia at IFS 'AA(idn)' (504 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:01:00 -0500Fitch Affirms Tugu Pratama Indonesia at IFS 'AA(idn)'Reuters: Financials

    (The following statement was released by the rating agency) JAKARTA/SINGAPORE, January 18 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings Indonesia has affirmed PT Tugu Pratama Indonesia's National Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) Rating at 'AA(idn)'. The Outlook is Stable. 'AA' National IFS Ratings denote a very strong capacity to meet policyholder obligations relative to all other obligations or issuers in the same country, across all industries and obligation types. The risk of ceased or interrupted payments dif

  • RPT-Brexit drives push for bigger Frankfurt role in exchange merger (256 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:00:00 -0500RPT-Brexit drives push for bigger Frankfurt role in exchange mergerReuters: Financials

    FRANKFURT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Germany and the European Central Bank are pushing harder for Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange to give Frankfurt a greater role once they merge, now Britain is leaving the European Union, people involved said.

  • Outsourcer Mitie replaces finance chief as it issues another profit warning (282 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:43:00 -0500Outsourcer Mitie replaces finance chief as it issues another profit warningReuters: Industrials

    Jan 18 (Reuters) - British outsourcing firm Mitie announced a change of finance chief on Wednesday as it issued its third profit warning since September, saying business continued to be affected by customers delaying placing orders due to uncertainty following the Brexit vote.

  • UPDATE 1-Pearson cuts dividend and outlook to battle U.S. market slump (260 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:41:00 -0500UPDATE 1-Pearson cuts dividend and outlook to battle U.S. market slumpReuters: Cyclical Consumer Goods

    LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Troubled British publisher Pearson cut its profit outlook for the next two years, lowered its 2017 dividend and said it may sell its stake in Penguin Random House to help it battle the "unprecedented" changes hitting key markets.

  • Pakistan will not free doctor who helped U.S. find bin Laden (266 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:30:00 -0500Pakistan will not free doctor who helped U.S. find bin LadenReuters: Cyclical Consumer Goods

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A jailed Pakistani doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will be neither released nor handed to the United States, Pakistan's law minister has told legislators, media reported on Wednesday.

  • Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed? (328 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:20:36 -0500Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?War Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis &amp; More - The Washington Post

    Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years? worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible ? and arguably most important ? clues into what happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the costs themselves.

  • Mexico's Slim to launch TV channel in U.S. for Mexicans (295 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:20:00 -0500Mexico's Slim to launch TV channel in U.S. for MexicansReuters: Company News

    MEXICO CITY, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's cell-phone company, America Movil, said on Tuesday it would launch a television channel in the United States targeting Mexican audiences later this year, putting it into competition with broadcasters like Univision and Telemundo.

  • Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed? (328 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:17:50 -0500Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post

    Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years? worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible ? and arguably most important ? clues into what happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the costs themselves.

  • BRIEF-Erytech presents new preclinical data supporting ERY-MET (366 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:14:00 -0500BRIEF-Erytech presents new preclinical data supporting ERY-METReuters: Healthcare

    * Reported on Tuesday findings from preclinical studies demonstrate that ERY-MET, which is methionine gamma-lyase-encapsulated in red blood cells (RBC) developed using co's proprietary ERYCAPS encapsulation platform technology, can inhibit tumor growth in a murine model of human gastric adenocarcinoma; this effect can be regulated by Vitamin B6 supplementation

  • British tour operator evacuating 1,000 Gambia holidaymakers (254 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:13:00 -0500British tour operator evacuating 1,000 Gambia holidaymakersReuters: World News

    BANJUL (Reuters) - British tour operator Thomas Cook started evacuating nearly 1,000 holidaymakers from Gambia on Wednesday after President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on his final day in office, increasing the chances of civil unrest.

  • British tour operator evacuating 1,000 Gambia holidaymakers (262 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:11:00 -0500British tour operator evacuating 1,000 Gambia holidaymakersReuters: Cyclical Consumer Goods

    BANJUL, Jan 18 (Reuters) - British tour operator Thomas Cook started evacuating nearly 1,000 holidaymakers from Gambia on Wednesday after President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on his final day in office, increasing the chances of civil unrest.

  • The US Army successfully flies its hoverbike prototype (1564 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:02:00 -0500The US Army successfully flies its hoverbike prototypeEngadget RSS Feed

    The Army has proven that the hoverbike its contractors are developing actually works during a flight demo with the Department of Defense. Dr. William Roper, director of the Strategic Capabilities Office for the Secretary of Defense, watched the large rectangular prototype quadcopter take off at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland on January 10th. The hoverbike began as a Kickstarter project by creator Malloy Aeronautics. Once Malloy secured a contract with the military, it teamed up with defense company Survice Engineering Co. to continue the bike's development. It has since become a joint project between the Army and the US Marine Corps.

    Officially known as Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or JTARV, the hoverbike could someday be used to carry supplies to soldiers on the field. Tim Vong, associate chief of the Army Research Lab's Protection Division, said it's like having "Amazon on the battlefield," since it'll allow the military to deliver resupplies in less than 30 minutes.

    It'll take some time before the military deploys JTARV, though. To start with, its developers are looking to make a hybrid propulsion system to give it a longer range (up to 125 miles) than it has today as an electric-powered prototype. Further, they want to increase the payload it can carry to 800 pounds, as well as to load it with an advanced navigation system and mission planning. Vong says they're looking to "end up with a modular, stable platform that can be used for even more dynamic and challenging missions."

    Source: US Army

  • NASA Is Making New Robots That Can Control Themselves (2009 characters)

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:00:00 -0500NASA Is Making New Robots That Can Control ThemselvesSlashdot

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: NASA wants humans and robots to work together as teams. To ensure that, the space agency's autonomous robotics group is currently developing new technology to improve how humans explore the solar system, and how robots can help. When NASA began working with remotely operated robots several years ago, Fong said the scientists needed a piece of software that would allow them to look at terrain and sensor data coming from autonomous robots. That led to the creation of VERVE, a "3D robot user interface," which allows scientists to see and grasp the three-dimensional world of remotely operated robots. VERVE has been used with NASA's K10 planetary rovers (a prototype mobile robot that can travel bumpy terrain), with its K-Rex planetary rovers (robot to determine soil moisture), with SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites) on the International Space Station (ISS), and with the new robot Astrobee (a robot that can fly around the ISS). In 2013, NASA carried out a series of tests with astronauts on the ISS, during which astronauts who were flying 200 miles above Earth remotely operated the K10 planetary rover in California. Because of time delay, astronauts can't just "joystick a robot," said Maria Bualat, deputy lead of intelligent robotics group at the NASA Ames Research Center. "You need a robot that can operate on its own, complete tasks on its own," she said. "On the other hand, you still want the human in the loop, because the human brings a lot of experience and very powerful cognitive ability that can deal with issues that the autonomy's not quite ready to handle." That's why, according to NASA, human capabilities and robotic capabilities comprise a powerful combination.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Media

  • Morning Briefing: Chelsea Manning Reprieved; Cop Killer Captured; World's Oldest Zoo Gorilla Dies

    Also: Bears versus guns; stoners behind the wheel; and Kim Kardashian "Ocean's 8" cameo allegedly involves, you guessed it, a jewelry heist.

  • Colo, World?s Oldest Zoo Gorilla, Dies in Columbus, Ohio

    Colo's birth wasn't planned, and she almost died. The first gorilla born in a zoo, she had the ?support of a nation,? the Columbus Zoo said.

  • President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence

    The whistleblower's prison sentence will expire May 17.

  • When Should Your Kid Stay Home Sick From School?

    It's cold and flu season, so your family is likely facing this question.

  • Candid Camera: President Obama's Final Year Captured In Photo From Each Month

    Take a look back at some of Obama's less guarded moments of 2016 with these official White House photos.

  • Watch Video: Gloria Allred Press Conference With Donald Trump Accuser

    Gloria Allred and "The Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos filed suit against Donald Trump, accusing him of defamation and sexual abuse.

  • Monica Crowley Turns Down Role In Donald Trump Administration Following Plagiarism Scandal

    After a blistering CNN report, the conservative author and pundit faced mounting criticism.

  • Repealing Obamacare: 18M More People Without Insurance, Skyrocketing Premiums, Report Says

    The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office also estimated that premiums for individuals could increase by 20 or 25 percent.

  • US Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Point In Decades: Study

    The authors of a new study believe both abortion restrictions and increased access to birth control played a role in the decline.

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