world news 230419

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    World Elizabeth Holmes, once one of America’s richest women, appears in court on fraud charges – Mail Online

    Elizabeth Holmes, the former multi-billion dollar healthcare start-up owner, has appeared at a California court for a hearing ahead of her upcoming fraud trial. It is the 35-year-old's first court appearance since last month's release of HBO's The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley about...
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    World GOLDMAN SACHS: Tesla’s ‘Autonomy Day’ was held to distract investors from the pressures the company is facing (TSLA) – Business Insider

    Tesla held its 'Autonomy Day' on Monday, where it detailed its plans for a robo-taxi network to compete with the ride-hailing giants Lyft and Uber. The company provided details on its hardware, software, and data capabilities, as well as prediction that the roll-out of the service may...
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    World Rajapaksa Rips ‘Pure Ignorance’ of Sri Lanka Leaders After Bombs – Yahoo News

    The brother of Sri Lanka’s former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapaksa slammed the government for neglecting national security issues ahead of Easter Sunday’s suicide bombings, and said it would lead to a power shift at the next election..... Read more via Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines –...
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    World Sisi wins snap Egyptian referendum amid vote-buying claims – The Guardian

    Supporters of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi have claimed victory after almost 90% of Egyptian voters backed sweeping constitutional changes that could result in him ruling until 2030. Election officials claimed 88.8% of voters … Read more via The Guardian – Get more...
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    World Inside the Weird, and Booming, Industry of Online Influence – Wired

    In the past 10 years, “sponcon,” the business of getting paid to promote a company via your social media, has spread pandemic-like. Sponsored content may be obnoxious (and even morally questionable at times), but it’s plenty legal—as long as influencers cop to the fact that they’re being paid...
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    World Teenager sues Apple for $1bn, claiming facial recognition led to false arrest (updated) – Engadget

    An 18-year-old from New York has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Apple over a false arrest he says happened because of what he believes to be Apple’s face recognition system. NYPD officers arrested Ousmane Bah on November 29th after he was falsely linked to a series of Apple … Read more...
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    World Tim Cook says tech needs to be regulated or it could cause ‘great damage to society’ – The Verge

    Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested today that for the average person to have their data privacy protected, technology needs to be regulated by the government. “We all have to be intellectually honest, and we have to admit that what we’re doing isn’t working,” Cook said at the Time … Read more via...
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    World Facebook blocks could open the door to online censorship – The Verge

    On Easter Sunday, in the wake of devastating attacks that killed over 300 people, Sri Lanka shut down a large portion of its internet. President’s secretary Udaya Seneviratne said officials had decided to “temporarily block” sites and apps like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Viber...
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    World The Doctor Killed In Friday’s Ebola Attack Was Dedicated … But Also Afraid –

    Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung of Cameroon, who was killed on Friday in the attack on an Ebola response command center in Democratic Republic of the Congo. DRC Ministry of Health & WHO hide caption toggle caption DRC Ministry of Health & WHO Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung arrived …...
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    World 17 Killed In Uganda After Heavy Rain, Flooding – Ladun Liadi’s Blog

    At least 17 people – mostly children – have died after heavy rains in eastern Uganda caused flooding. The rains hit the districts of Kamuli and Buyende during the night, with some people drowning in the flood waters and others hit by collapsing walls, the … Read more via Welcome To Ladun...
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    World Woman wakes after 27 years in a coma – BBC News

    A woman from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who was seriously injured in a traffic accident in 1991 has made a seemingly miraculous recovery after emerging from a 27-year-long … Read more via BBC News – Get more World News
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    World Asos owner loses 3 of his 4 kids in Sri Lanka attacks – Instablog9ja

    3 of the 4 children of Danish billionaire, Anders Holch Povlsen, died in the Sri Lanka bombing attacks. The family were visiting the country over the Easter holiday.... Read more via Instablog9ja – Get more World News
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    World Woman Born With No Arms And Knees Finds Love – Photo – NaijaBizCom.Com

    A woman born with no arms, knees and just seven toes who was told she wouldn’t make her 18th birthday has revealed her joy at planning her wedding. Jlissa Austin, 30, from Houston, Texas, stands at just three feet four inches tall and says she thought she was destined … Read more via...