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Polio: Bill Gates hails Borno’s efforts in video conference

The efforts of Borno State in eradicating polio despite insurgency challenges “is impressive”, Co-chairs of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, said at the weekend.
Egrets surround a group of cows as they gather on the top a rubbish pile at a waste dump in Meulaboh, Aceh province on Jun 8, 2019. (AFP-Chaideer Mahyuddin)

Indonesia returns five containers of waste to United States

Indonesia has returned five containers of rubbish to the United States and will not become a “dumping ground”, officials said on Saturday, the latest Southeast Asian country to return imported waste.
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Amazon topples Google, Apple as world’s most valuable brand

Jeff Bezos’ Amazon, the US retail giant has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand, a key survey showed Tuesday.
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Amazon warehouses use machines that can pack boxes 5 times faster than humans

The company started adding technology to a handful of warehouses in recent years, which scans goods coming down a conveyor belt and envelopes them seconds later in boxes custom-built for each item, two people who worked on the project told Reuters.
A crane that fell and killed four people on Saturday in Seattle is removed from the scene. (Lindsey Wasson-Reuters)

Fallen crane kills four at new Google campus in Seattle

Four people died when a crane working on a new campus for Google in South Lake Union, Seattle, Washington, fell and pinned cars beneath it on Saturday
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Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads

Billboard recently reported that Amazon had entered discussions to launch an answer to Spotify’s free music streaming tier, and apparently, those talks were productive. The Seattle company today announced an ad-supported Amazon Music option that’s available through Alexa-enabled devices in the U.S.
Two first-half goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave LA Galaxy a 2-0 win over Philadelphia Union in the MLS on Saturday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice in LA Galaxy win

Two first-half goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave LA Galaxy a 2-0 win over Philadelphia Union in the MLS on Saturday.
SEATTLE, WA – MARCH 22/ A Boeing 737 MAX 9 test plane is pictured at Boeing Field on March 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. 737 MAX airplanes have been ground by multiple aviation authorities after two two 737 MAX 8 airplanes crashed within five months of each other. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix

Boeing must perform more work on a proposed fix to its 737 MAX aircraft before it can be submitted for review, US officials said Monday, suggesting the planes could stay grounded a while longer.
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US pushes Chinese owner of Grindr to divest the dating app

Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co is seeking to sell Grindr, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016, after a U.S. government national security panel raised concerns about its ownership, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Remission patient shows HIV may be ‘curable’ – AIDS group

A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers were set to announce at a medical conference on Tuesday.

London patient cured of HIV-AIDS in medical breakthrough

A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers were set to announce at a medical conference Tuesday.
Google

Google announces $1 billion Hudson Square Campus in New York City

Google has confirmed major expansion plans for New York City, as the company gears up to invest more than $1 billion as part of a broader plan that could double its headcount in the Big Apple over the next decade.
Southwest Airlines

Plane makes U-turn midair as crew discovers human heart on board

A plane had to make a u-turn midair because someone had left a human heart on board, it has been reported.
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple to build $1 billion campus in Texas

Apple announced Thursday it will build a $1 billion campus in Texas as part of a nationwide expansion.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Galaxy debut strike voted MLS Goal of the Year

Swedish icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first goal for the Los Angeles Galaxy, a 77th-minute equalizer from 40 yards last March, was named Major League Soccer’s Goal of the Year on Tuesday.

Amazon offers free shipping with no purchase minimum

Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it would offer free shipping with no purchase minimum for the first time this holiday season.
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Ebay sues Amazon over ‘orchestrated campaign to poach sellers’

Online marketplace eBay has filed a US lawsuit against Amazon, claiming the retail giant used its internal messaging system to poach sellers.

Canada to allow passengers carry cannabis on domestic flights from October 18

Canadian airline passengers will soon be able to pack up to 30 grams of cannabis when they board a flight once recreational use of the mind-altering drug is legalized, the government said Thursday.

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Interim Falcons coach focused on Tokyo 2020 ticket

Coach of Nigeria’s women senior Christopher Danjuma has stated that his attention is solely on ensuring Nigeria qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Cristiano Ronaldo was an egotist in the Manchester United dressing room who always wanted to be near a mirror, according to Uruguay legend Diego Forlan.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I was one step away from Arsenal move

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he was a step away from joining Arsenal prior to signing for Manchester United in 2003.
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Efe Ajagba will become world boxing champion soon – trainer

Legendary boxing trainer Ronnie Shields believes that Efe Ajagba can rule the heavyweight division in the near future.
Egypt has two strong medal contenders for the Summer Games in Mohamed Ehab and Sara Ahmed, who both won bronze in their respective categories at Rio 2016.

Egypt banned from world weighlifting championships

A number of Egyptian weightlifters were included in the entry list for the world championships, which begin in Thailand tomorrow.
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reaffirming his pledge to impose Israeli sovereignty on West Bank settlements.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s election gamble backfires

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in a battle for political survival after exit polls following Tuesday’s election showed the race too close to call and the Israeli leader’s decade-long grip on power slipping.