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Japan typhoon death toll climbs as hopes for missing fade

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Search and rescue crews sort through the debris of a destroyed building [Carl Court/Getty Images] The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan in decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing. Thousands of homes remained without power or water. […]

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Facebook to flag fake news in Kenya

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October 11, 2019 Facebook has included Kenya in a list of 10 African countries in a project that aims at ensuring false stories are not posted on its platform. Feedback from the Facebook community is one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review. Local articles will be fact-checked […]

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More than 130 US firms request licences to sell to Huawei

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Despite being blacklisted by the US Commerce Department in May, Huawei’s revenues accelerated in the first half of this year, growing 23.2 percent [File: Kacper Pempel/Reuters] The United States Commerce Department has received more than 130 applications from companies for licenses to sell US goods to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, three sources said, nearly […]

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World’s first 5G phone released in South Korea

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SEOUL, Telecom giant Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world’s first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative technology. On Wednesday the South became the first country to launch nationwide 5G services, with three superfast networks going live offering data speeds […]

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Will Google Finally Disclose YouTube Revenue on Monday?

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Analysts and investors have wanted Alphabet ( GOOGL – Get Report ) /Google to disclose more details about the size and performance of YouTube to get a better handle on its growth and overall impact on Google’s financials. Now at least a handful of analysts are predicting, or at least hoping, that Alphabet will finally […]