Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Deccan Chronicle | 2018-06-21

Facebook’s Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they’re looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase Instagram’s video time limit... Defendants Face Arraignment Later This Month | 2018-06-21

DomainNameWire reports a June 29 arraignment date has been set for the defendants in a criminal case against's owners, the Superior Court of California website said. Domain investor Sahar Sarid is one of the four people named in the complaint, the report said. Sarid, DomainNameWire...

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Disney and Fox Agree to Deal After Whopping $71.3 Billion Bid of Cash and Stocks

Moviefone | 2018-06-21

Disney and Comcast's bidding war for 21st Century Fox properties has tipped back in favor of the Mouse House. Both companies put in huge bids this month, but Disney upped the value of its own Wednesday to a whopping $71.3 billion, according to THR. Not long thereafter, 21st...

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Existing treatment could be used for 'untreatable' form of lung cancer

The Guardian | 2018-06-21

Findings raise hopes many patients could benefit in the near future, given it is already approved for other cancers...

Alzheimer's supplement 'breakthrough' condemned by experts

AOL | 2018-06-20

Experts have strongly condemned "irresponsible" and "deeply cynical" claims that a new food supplement can slow the progress of Alzheimer's. A study of 13 patients found that a combination of fish oil and eye-protective nutrients led to "significant" improvements in memory, sight and mood. Trial...

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Banks Are Quickly Warming to Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Services

Crypto News | 2018-06-21

For several years banks have eyed the crypto movement with fear and distrust. Crypto’s ability to undermine much of their business model should no doubt be concerning to them, but at the same time cryptocurrency opens doors to new possibilities. The simple fact that decentralized blockchain assets...

A UK Exchange Is Launching Litecoin Futures Trading | 2018-06-20

Cryptocurrency futures trading platform Crypto Facilities announced Wednesday a new U.S. dollar-denominated service launching a litecoin (LTC) will go live on Friday, CoinDesk reported. The UK-based trading platform will allow investors to long or short futures contracts that have litecoin as the...

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Murray must conquer mental demons after injury woe — Djokovic

The Siasat Daily | 2018-06-18

London: Novak Djokovic has warned Andy Murray he must conquer his mental demons before rediscovering his best form as the former Wimbledon champion returns from almost a year on the sidelines. Finally recovered after hip surgery in January, Murray will play his first competitive match for 11 months...

Pouille survives nervous moments to beat Istomin

The News International | 2018-06-16

STUTTGART, Germany: Holder Lucas Pouille overcame a nervous second-set to reach the Stuttgart Cup semi-finals on Friday with a 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 victory over Uzbek Denis Istomin.The Frenchman, who beat Feliciano Lopez in last...

Official proclamation not needed to love hockey: Sports minister

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-06-21

New Delhi [India], June 21 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has maintained that for loving hockey no official proclamation is required. "For loving sports and hockey, we do not need official proclamation. (Like) now (that)...

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Pope Francis seeks 'unity' with non-Catholics in Geneva

This is Money | 2018-06-21

Pope Francis, seen here arriving in Geneva Thursday, has faced criticism for making ecumenism and interreligious dialogue -- most notably with muslims -- one of...

No Brexit deal without agreement over Irish border – Simon Coveney

Belfast Telegraph | 2018-06-21

Ireland’s deputy premier has warned the UK there will be no Brexit withdrawal deal without an agreement on the Irish border. Ahead of a visit by European...

Malaysia to go ahead with skyscraper despite stolen funds

Wtop | 2018-06-21

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia says it will not cancel a skyscraper project billed as the tallest in the region even though 3 billion ringgit ($747...

S. Korea pressing North on making plans to ax nukes

Arkansas Online | 2018-06-21

BEIJING -- South Korea urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong...

North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border

Myrtle Beach Online | 2018-06-21

Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says it's gotten quieter...

Eight things we learned from Trump's Minnesota speech

Yahoo Daily News | 2018-06-21

Donald Trump took to the stage in front of thousands of cheering supporters in Duluth, Minnesota, at a rally in support of Congressional candidate Pete Stauber,...

Saudi Arabia arrests two more women activists

Dawn | 2018-06-21

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has arrested two more women’s rights activists, in an “unrelenting crackdown” just days before the kingdom ends a decades-long ban on female...

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Medialens | 2018-06-21

Enlightened Corners – The Russia 2018 World Cup

Senior Guardian sports writer Barney Ronay indicated the basic tone of early corporate coverage of...

Creators Syndicate | 2018-06-20

Scott Pruitt and the Return of the Black Cat News Story

WASHINGTON — Do you remember when we called those utterly frivolous though dreadfully ominous...