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Republicans maintain grip on the US Senate in midterm vote

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 8:40pm
Although Democrats failed to take control of the Senate, the party flipped the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
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Cameroon leader tells rebels to lay down arms after kidnappings

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 8:33pm
Assailants abducted 79 children, their principal, and a driver from a Christian school in Bamenda in Northwest Region.
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US midterms: Democrats flip the House of Representatives

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 8:25pm
Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, while Republicans retain Senate control.
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Florida approves Amendment 4, restoring ex-felons' voting rights

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 7:20pm
Amendment 4 will return voting rights to an estimated one million people convicted of felonies.
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UK police arrest six men over burning of Grenfell Tower effigy

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 7:04pm
Condemnation as video on social media shows laughing men burning a model of building in which 71 died in a blaze.
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Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar first Muslim women elected to Congress

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 6:57pm
The Palestinian-American and Somali-American make history as the first two women headed to US Congress.
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Explaining US midterm elections 2018

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:31pm
What's at stake? Will voters show up? And who is looking to make history?
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Who really benefits from a strong US economy?

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 2:10pm
Experts say that little of the country's economic boom is reaching poor and middle-class households.
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'Halt rushed Rohingya repatriation,' UN urges Myanmar, Bangladesh

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:48pm
Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed to start repatriating Rohingya to Rakhine state in November.
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Madagascar presidential election: What you need to know

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:45pm
World's fourth-largest island to vote on next head of state amid political crisis, rampant poverty.
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Is China persecuting its Uighur Muslim minority?

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:16pm
The United Nations' Human Rights Council is examining Beijing's alleged crackdown on Uighur Muslims.
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Explained: Evangelicals, the religious right and Trump

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:45am
Two years into Trump’s tumultuous presidency, evangelical Christians remain some of his most loyal supporters.
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DR Congo's opposition will meet in Geneva to name joint candidate

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:21am
Leaders of DR Congo's opposition have agreed to meet in Geneva on Thursday to choose a joint candidate.
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Battle for Hodeidah 'threatens lives' of 59 children in hospital

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:52am
UNICEF warns intense fighting is now 'dangerously close to al-Thawra hospital' in strategic Yemeni port city.
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Egypt: Artifacts discovered in Cairo could be 4,000 years old

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 9:37am
A joint mission of Egyptian and German archaeologists found several fragments of stone slabs in eastern Cairo.
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Basketball underfunded in the UK despite popularity

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 8:18am
Although hundreds of thousands of children in the UK play basketball each week, it is one of the worst-funded sports in the country due to a lack of Olympic success.
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European Union extends sanctions on Venezuela for a year

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 8:08am
EU says measures 'intended to bring political stability to country' that has seen almost two million flee since 2015.
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Young voters: We can march, shout and walk out, but we must vote

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 7:56am
A network of youth organisations calls on students to leave class at 10am local time and head to polling stations.
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Iran official: Sanctions seek 'to impose US nationalism' on world

AJE - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 7:26am
Speaking in London, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed M Kazem Sajjadpour says US move will have limited impact.
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Apple apologizes after latest software update makes Siri an emo.

News Biscuit - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 7:00am

Apple users the world over have expressed their concerns after the latest software update seems to have turned Siri into a petulant emo.

Siri’s new monosyllabic persona has caused problems for many users, not least because she keeps telling users she hates them and that she is going to kill herself.

One user, Colin Beadle, told our reporter of his issue earlier this week:
I switched on my phone and said “Hey, Siri. I was quite taken aback when she just said “Whaaat?” I asked her what time my dental appointment was and she just screamed “I don’t know! Leave me alone! You’re always picking on me!” Then my phone made the sound of a door slamming and I could hear My Chemical Romance playing in the background.

Apple claims their techs are working on a software patch and also trying to entice Siri out of her room with the promise of some very tight black trousers, a lip piercing and some instant noodles.

Readers will remember Amazon had a similar problem with Alexa last year when she insisted on ordering black lipstick and eye-liner for all their customers and then hanging around ebay until all hours with the some undesirables from AskJeeves.

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