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September 10, 2018 11:24 AM Facebook users should sue over 1.3billion fake accounts

When you busy ad space on Facebook, be warned: robots are not brand loyal unless programmed to be so and they’ve got no cash. When Facebook’s chief executive noted in July 2017,  “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially two billion people! We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together 45

September 5, 2018 5:39 PM Watch out, UPS: Amazon orders 20,000 vans in bid to build its own delivery fleet

Watch out, UPS: Amazon orders 20,000 vans in bid to build its own delivery fleet The firm says it has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program, in which contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver packages for the online retailer. The company says 'tens of thousands' of people have applied for the program it announced in June, and it had to increase 132

September 4, 2018 2:16 PM 'We can be a FREE trading nation!' Wetherspoons boss shuts down Labour MP in FIERY clash

WETHERSPOONS boss Tim Martin was involved in a fiery clash with Labour MP Jess Philips after he suggested a no deal Brexit would allow the Government to divide the £40billion withdrawal deal between British citizens. "My constituents already are in an enormous deficit. Their jobs have been moved to Slovakia from Jaguar-Land Rover so excuse me if I’m not cheering 138

September 3, 2018 5:44 AM China's Xi pledges $60 billion in financing for Africa

China's Xi pledges $60 billion in financing for Africa BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged $60 billion in financing for projects in Africa in the form of assistance, investment and loans, as China furthers efforts to link the continent's economic prospects to its own. Speaking to a gathering of African leaders in Beijing, Xi said the figure 72

September 3, 2018 12:42 AM Transurban secures FIRB WestConnex tick

Transurban secures FIRB WestConnex tick Transurban says the Foreign Investment Review Board will not oppose its purchase of a 51 per cent stake in Sydney's WestConnex motorway. A consortium led by the ASX-listed toll road operator and also including AustralianSuper, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Abu Dhabi-controlled Tawreed Investments 22

August 31, 2018 7:23 PM Russia: Space station air pressure restored after leak

Space station air pressure restored after leak that forced astronaut to plug hole with his FINGER Russia's space agency says air pressure on the International Space Station has been restored to proper levels after a leak was repaired. The leak, which was discovered Thursday, was traced to a small hole in one of the Russian Soyuz capsules docked at the station 119

August 31, 2018 3:09 PM Baby Shark takes a bite out of the UK Top 40 charts

It's not on the Radio 1 or 1Xtra playlists, but if you asked someone under 10 they'd probably say Baby Shark should be. And this week, the children's song joins the likes of Ariana Grande, Drake and Calvin Harris in the UK Top 40. It's actually been around since 2007, but a 2016 cover of the song went viral in August this year. A video of the song, by YouTube 56

August 25, 2018 2:03 PM EU rejects Italy 'THREAT' to withhold £18 BILLION from Brussels in migrant ship row

The Italian government hopes the meeting will produce a solution to the Diciotti dilemma. A European Commission spokesman said: "We want to move away from the ship-by-ship troubleshooting." Speaking on a Facebook video on Friday, Di Maio said: “If tomorrow nothing comes out of a European Commission meeting on redistributing migrants from the Diciotti 65

August 20, 2018 6:12 PM School groundsman, 46, who won $289m after jury found weedkiller Roundup gave him cancer speaks out

'I didn't want to die for nothing': Terminally ill groundsman, 46, who won $289 million in trial that found Roundup DID give him cancer speaks out about spending some of his final days in court The terminally ill man who won $289 million in a landmark verdict against the agrochemical giant Monsanto is speaking out for the first time. Dewayne Johnson 125

August 20, 2018 3:33 PM Iran crisis: Total SCRAPS £750million project and quits country in HUGE blow to Tehran

FRENCH oil giant Total has pulled out of Iran and scrapped plans for a billion-dollar project in the country as new US sanctions on Tehran continue to bite. The energy firm’s departure was announced by Iran’s oil minister who reportedly told state media the company is leaving in response to threats from Washington to sanction companies that do business 68