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As shootings soar, Chicago police use technology to predict crime

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a control room at a police headquarters on Chicago's South Side, officers scan digital maps on big screens to see where a computer algorithm predicts crime will happen next.


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Posted 2017/08/05 10:14:49

NASA responds to job application from boy, 9

A nine-year-old boy received an encouraging response from NASA after he applied for the role of planetary protection officer.
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Posted 2017/08/05 09:31:00

Oxford University murder suspect arrested

Oxford University employee Andrew Warren, wanted in the US for murder, has been arrested.
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Posted 2017/08/05 03:12:00

Oxford University murder suspect turns himself in

Oxford University employee Andrew Warren, wanted in the US for murder, has been arrested after turning himself in.
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Posted 2017/08/05 03:12:00

Extreme weather seen killing 152,000 Europeans a year by 2100

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's death toll from weather disasters could rise 50-fold by the end of this century, with extreme heat alone killing more than 150,000 people a year by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists said on Friday.


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Posted 2017/08/05 00:34:26

U.S. submits formal notice of withdrawal from Paris climate pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the United States.


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Posted 2017/08/05 00:27:49

US notifies UN of climate deal pull-out

The Trump administration has officially notified the United Nations that the US intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact.
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Posted 2017/08/05 00:26:00

U.N. vote Saturday on U.S. bid to slash North Korea exports over missile tests

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Saturday on a U.S.-drafted resolution that aims to slash by a third North Korea's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests in July.


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Posted 2017/08/05 00:11:50

Kagame wins Rwandan election for third term

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has secured a third term in office with around 98% of votes, partial results have showed.
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Posted 2017/08/04 23:47:00

Google tests publishing tech similar to Snapchat - source

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is developing technology that media companies could use to create stories similar to those found on Snapchat's "Discover" platform, a person familiar with the plans said on Friday.


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Posted 2017/08/04 23:23:01

Trump administration goes on attack against leakers, journalists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, taking up an issue that has infuriated Republican President Donald Trump, went on the attack against leaks on Friday, warning of a possible crackdown both on reporters and their sources inside the federal government.


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Posted 2017/08/04 19:23:00

Ireland floats special EU-UK customs union as way to break Brexit logjam

BELFAST (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar called on Friday for the European Union and Britain to find "unique solutions" to their Brexit logjam, including a bespoke customs union.


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Posted 2017/08/04 16:23:49

RBS makes first-half profit, may move some jobs to Amsterdam

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland beat first-half profit forecasts on Friday in a sign its long-promised recovery is finally gathering pace, and said it may move up to around 150 jobs to Amsterdam after Brexit.


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Posted 2017/08/04 15:18:29

Broadbent stresses rates message as Bank of England tries again

LONDON (Reuters) - A Bank of England policymaker sought on Friday to drive home its message that interest rates are likely to rise, a day after investors took its shift to a more downbeat view of the economy as a sign that it was in no hurry to move.


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Posted 2017/08/04 14:47:10

Summer camp teens killed in plane crash

Two 14-year-olds attending an aviation summer camp in Switzerland have died after their light aircraft crashed.
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Posted 2017/08/04 14:11:00

Neymar completes £200m transfer to PSG

Neymar has completed his world-record €222m (£198m) transfer from Barcelona to Paris St Germain.
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Posted 2017/08/04 11:39:00

UK retail sales dip in July on fashion slump - BDO survey

LONDON (Reuters) - British shops saw a dip in sales last month, with fashion retailers enduring their worst July for eight years, a survey showed on Friday, adding to evidence consumers are cutting back spending on discretionary items.


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Posted 2017/08/03 23:16:07

Time to define how Brexit transition period will work, says business group

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government must stop "dancing around" the details of Brexit and work out what kind of transitional deal it wants with the European Union, lobbying group the Institute of Directors said on Friday, as it set out a raft of possible options.


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Posted 2017/08/03 23:12:39

Exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in relation to Trump Jr., Russian lawyer meeting - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with a June 2016 meeting that included President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and a Russian lawyer, two sources told Reuters on Thursday, in a sign that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is gathering pace.


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Posted 2017/08/03 23:11:47

In blustery call, Trump pressured Mexico on border wall payment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Mexican president to stop voicing opposition in public to his plan to have Mexico pay for a border wall, according to transcripts of phone calls published on Thursday that gave an insight into Trump's attempts to influence foreign leaders in his first days in office.


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Posted 2017/08/03 23:04:17

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