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Afghan council to decide whether Kabul releases 400 New! 2020-08-06 07:11:02KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan officials say a traditional consultative council will convene Friday to decide whether the last 400 Taliban pris

5 Things to Know for Today New! 2020-08-06 06:07:59Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. LEBANON TENDS TO ITS WOUNDS Lebanese army b

Cyprus, France to boost defense ties under cooperation New! 2020-08-06 04:57:56NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus on Thursday said it would work with France to procure and develop arms and jointly train military personnel as part of a

China sentences 3rd Canadian to death on drug New! 2020-08-06 04:27:48BEIJING (AP) - China has sentenced a third Canadian citizen to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries. The

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered New! 2020-08-06 04:07:43BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese army bulldozers plowed through wreckage to reopen roads around Beirut's demolished port Thursday, a day after the govern

The Latest: Swiss engineers sent to help Lebanon New! 2020-08-06 04:02:52BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 3 p.m. Switzerland has sent a team of specialists including engineers and logi

Polish LGBT people leaving as post-vote mood grows New! 2020-08-06 02:06:00WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When a right-wing populist party won the right to govern Poland five years ago, Piotr Grabarczyk feared "bad things" mig

GOP Senate race tops Tennessee primary Election Day New! 2020-08-06 01:14:12NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Election Day in pandemic times has arrived in Tennessee, where voters on Thursday will decide a heated Republican U.S. Senate

UN discusses Kashmir for 3rd time since India New! 2020-08-06 01:10:58UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council discussed disputed Kashmir at Pakistan's request Wednesday for the third time since India’s Hin

N. Korea's escalating virus response raises fear of New! 2020-08-05 21:27:22SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over co

Planned Taiwan visit escalates tensions between U.S., China New! 2020-08-05 21:07:43Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar is gearing up for a trip to Taiwan that will mark the highest-level visit to the island by a U.S. off

Judge orders changes to voter guide for property New! 2020-08-05 20:45:33SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California judge has ordered changes to an election guide mailed to every registered California voter this fall, ruling We

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Investigators focus on possible negligence in deadly Lebanon 2020-08-05 16:28:11The Lebanese government says it is putting an unspecified number of Beirut port officials under house arrest pending an investigation into how 2,750 t

Biden won't go to Milwaukee, site of Democratic 2020-08-05 15:58:42Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination, officials said Wednesday, citing concerns over the coronaviru

U.S. defence officials contradict Trump's claim of Beirut 2020-08-05 15:27:16U.S. officials said Wednesday there is no indication the massive explosion in Lebanon that killed at least 100 people was an attack, contradicting Pre

Instagram launches TikTok copycat, which it is calling 2020-08-05 15:07:28Facebook's Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok — Instagram Reels.

TikTok takes steps to curb misinformation ahead of 2020-08-05 12:54:16Video-sharing app TikTok has updated its content policies to curb misinformation on its platform ahead of the presidential election in the U

Mystery surrounds explosion in North Korean city on 2020-08-05 10:18:13A video obtained by The Associated Press shows plumes of black smoke rising from a North Korean city near the border with China amid reports that dead

Tropical storm Isaias leaves at least 8 dead, 2020-08-05 08:43:04At least eight people were killed as tropical storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurrican

Duchess of Sussex's friends can stay anonymous in 2020-08-05 07:59:46A British judge ruled Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex can keep the names of five close friends secret while she brings a privacy invasion lawsuit

Australia's second-largest city begins shutting down to stop 2020-08-05 07:11:39U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that

U.S. health secretary to visit Taiwan, angering China 2020-08-05 01:40:54U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, marking the highest-leve

Virgin Atlantic airline files for U.S. bankruptcy protection 2020-08-04 21:28:44Virgin Atlantic airline filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in New York on Tuesday as the COVID-19 pandemic hammers the airline industry.

U.S. astronauts discuss first splashdown landing in 45 2020-08-04 15:13:33Two U.S. astronauts who were the first to ride a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station and the first to make a splashdown landing i

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Donald Trump: US Treasury should get cut of 2020-08-04 00:04:37The president's comments come after Microsoft said it is in talks to buy the app's US business.

‘We wanted to create a label for young 2020-08-03 18:36:37Def Jam Africa tells the BBC how the record label is expanding to discover more talent in wider genres.

Call for TikTok security check before HQ decision 2020-08-03 16:46:21The owner of the short-form video app has London on a shortlist of possible locations.

Hays Travel 'devastated' as it cuts almost 900 2020-08-03 14:42:50The firm says new travel restrictions have triggered hundreds of thousands of holiday cancellations.

Government urges post-Brexit drug stockpiles 2020-08-03 13:21:13Firms should have six weeks' worth of post-Brexit drug stockpiles by the end of 2020, the government says.

DW Sports chain collapse threatens 1,700 jobs 2020-08-03 12:40:21The firm, founded by former Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan, ran 73 gyms and 75 stores across the UK

Beyond TikTok: Who else might President Trump ban? 2020-08-03 12:28:23Other Chinese-owned software could face difficulties in the US, if TikTok ban goes ahead.

'Eat out to help out will definitely affect 2020-08-03 10:48:33"Eat out to help out" is too complicated and will not mean more customers, says one businessman.

Coronavirus: HSBC to speed up 35,000 job cuts 2020-08-03 05:44:01Europe's biggest bank says it may cost up to $13bn to cover bad loans linked to the coronavirus.

Five surprising facts about inequality in the UK 2020-08-03 05:28:03Although the gap in wages is narrowing, inequalities in wealth across the UK are rising, a report suggests.

Microsoft and TikTok talks continue after Trump call 2020-08-03 05:02:28The firm said it has talked with President Trump about buying the Chinese app's US business.

Adverts for large polluting cars 'should be banned' 2020-08-03 03:46:27A new campaign says the government should ban adverts for large cars like sports utility vehicles.

Internet

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Oracle brings entire public cloud services on to 2020-07-08 17:21:18Provides more than 50 services while AWS and Microsoft Azure Stack offer only limited services to customer premises, top official says

BT's ace fibre broadband deal is set to 2020-07-08 12:38:25The cheapest bills we've seen on BT's best value broadband and a £50 cash gift thrown in too. But it won;t be around for long...

The four S's of managed WordPress hosting 2020-07-08 09:01:51Managed WordPress hosting combines servers with the technical expertise needed to keep your site up and running.

Shared hosting vs VPS hosting: Which package should 2020-07-07 12:15:37Having trouble deciding which type of hosting to choose? We'll explain all the important differences here.

Cloud hosting vs Shared hosting: What's the difference? 2020-07-07 11:50:27Fasthosts' Neal Thoms explains the key differences between web hosting options

Why managed web hosting is better for businesses 2020-07-07 11:30:04DreamHost's David Andrews explains how managed website hosting can help simplify the process of keeping your site up and running.

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The features, uses and importance of domain hosting 2020-07-07 07:33:06Bouncegate's Ekalavya Hansaj explains what business owners need to know when selecting a domain name and hosting plan.

Managed vs Unmanaged Hosting 2020-07-07 07:24:59Looking to upgrade your hosting experience? Here is all you need to know.

The future of domain registration and web hosting 2020-07-07 05:10:55Finding a suitable URL that ends in “.com,” “.net,” or “.org” isn’t an easy task. But all is not lost for we

Shared hosting vs dedicated hosting: Which plan should 2020-07-07 05:06:37Confused about the differences between these types of web hosting? We’ll make everything crystal-clear.

What is web hosting? All you need to 2020-07-07 03:35:31We explore the process of putting your files online and how the magic of web hosting really works.