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April 18, 2016 4:11 AM Oil prices tumble after Saudi-Iran tensions sink output deal

SINGAPORE Oil prices tumbled on Monday after a meeting by major producers in Qatar collapsed without an agreement to freeze output, leaving the credibility of the OPEC producer cartel in tatters and the world awash with unwanted fuel. Geopolitical tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran were blamed for the failure, which revived industry fears that major 12

April 14, 2016 12:22 PM Video appears to show some kidnapped Chibok girls alive

A schoolmate says she cried with joy when she saw a Boko Haram video appearing to show some of Nigeria's kidnapped Chibok girls, with images of tearful parents recognizing their daughters who have not been heard from since the mass abduction by the Islamic extremists two years ago. "The moment I saw them and recognized their faces — Saratu Ayuba, Jummai 3

April 12, 2016 9:51 PM Facebook's new Messenger bots are the slowest way to use the internet

Get weather and news updates "within an hour" Today, Facebook announced a bold new bot initiative that lives inside its Messenger application: artificial intelligence-powered personalities at our beck and call for shopping, checking the weather, getting news updates, and more. There's just one problem: the bots are slow... painfully slow. In fact, Poncho 12

April 12, 2016 12:08 PM Bilic banks on emotion to spur West Ham to FA Cup semis

REUTERS: West Ham United are hoping to ride a wave of emotion all the way to the FA Cup semi-finals when they host Manchester United on Wednesday in the last Cup tie to be held at their historic Boleyn Ground. Manager Slaven Bilic felt the atmosphere, at the east London stadium that has been home to some of the greats of English football, would give his players 11

April 11, 2016 1:13 AM 'Why not open a restaurant called Uncle Osama bin Laden': Vietnamese eatery named 'Uncle Ho' after communist dictator forced to change name after protests

A Vietnamese restaurant named after communist leader Ho Chi Minh will be rebranded after its ‘cultural insensitivities’ resulted in death threats and a 100-strong protest. Uncle Ho announced on social media on Sunday they would be renaming to Uncle Bia Hoi, after receiving ‘death threats’ and closing for the day. About 100 Vietnamese locals protested 34

April 9, 2016 11:37 PM Bernie Sanders Will Win Wyoming Democratic Caucuses, NBC News Projects

Sen. Bernie Sanders won Wyoming's Democratic caucuses Saturday, NBC News projects, collecting another victory in the West and extending his winning streak in the race for the White House. Wyoming's Democrats were picking their favorite candidate for the party's nomination at the state's 23 county caucuses. A total of 14 pledged delegates were up for grabs 2

April 8, 2016 11:57 PM Pope Francis eases way for divorced Catholics but repeats limits on gays, denounces abortion

Defining his mission to create a more merciful church, Pope Francis published Friday a much-anticipated exhortation on love and marriage, easing the way for remarried, divorced Catholics to rejoin the faith but reiterating limits on gay unions and the ban on contraception and abortion. The 260-page document, the product of several years of debate within 4

April 7, 2016 11:54 AM World Health Day: Is the world losing the fight against diabetes?

World Health DayIs the world losing the fight against diabetes? In a major report, the organization warned that diabetic cases had nearly quadrupled to 422 million in 2014 from 108 million in 1980. High blood sugar levels are a major killer - linked to 3.7 million deaths around the world each year, it says. And officials said these numbers would continue 8

April 6, 2016 7:12 PM Facebook Really, Really Wants You To Broadcast (and Watch) Live Video

This Living Necklace Glows With Bioluminescent Algae Facebook really, really, really wants you to enjoy live video on, well, Facebook. So much so, that the company announced a new dedicated video space on its mobile app along with several other new features today in the hopes that you will watch and broadcast more videos live. “Live is like having a TV camera 55

April 6, 2016 3:08 PM April 6th, 2016DISCOP AFRICA appoints APO as official newswire service provider

Basic Lead LLC has today, 6 April 2016, announced that APO will be the Official Newswire of the 12th Edition of DISCOP AFRICA, Africa’s industry gathering for TV and online content to be held at Sofitel Ivoire Hotel in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 31 May to 2 June 2016. DISCOP AFRICA, launched in 2008, is the most important feature films, TV programs, adaptation 4