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Ex-SKorean President Park arrives for start of bribery trial
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Ex-SKorean President Park arrives for start of bribery trial

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In handcuffs and her eyes downcast, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye entered a Seoul courtroom Monday morning for the beginning of a corruption trial that could send her to prison for life if she …

Cannes gets creepy with horror tales of bourgeois malaise
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Cannes gets creepy with horror tales of bourgeois malaise

© Les Films du Losange | The wealthy and indifferent Laurent family… a stone’s throw away from the Calais migrant "Jungle".

The Cannes Film Festival continues its exploration of bourgeois guilt and dysfunctional families with deeply disturbing films by Greece’s

Ruth Langsford Explains Why She And Eamonn Holmes Can’t Stop Talking About Their Sex Life
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Ruth Langsford Explains Why She And Eamonn Holmes Can’t Stop Talking About Their Sex Life

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes are constantly making fans squirm with admissions about their sex life, but she has now explained why they keep doing it – and it seems you have journalists and a certain Rylan Clark-Neal to blame.…

Improbable grabs $502M led by Softbank at a $1B+ valuation for its virtual world Spatial OS
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Improbable grabs $502M led by Softbank at a $1B+ valuation for its virtual world Spatial OS

Improbable, the London startup that has developed a platform for third parties to build vast virtual and simulated worlds, has landed a stratospheric round of funding to double down on its product and expanding its ecosystem of developers. The company, …

Leaks ‘expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy’
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Leaks ‘expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy’

The newspaper released the manuals that it had been passed

How Facebook censors what its users see has been revealed by internal documents, the Guardian newspaper says.

It said the manuals revealed the criteria used to judge if posts were …

Brigitte Macron Inaugurates a New Look for France
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Brigitte Macron Inaugurates a New Look for France

On Sunday, when Brigitte Macron strode up the red carpet at the Élysée Palace alongside her husband, Emmanuel Macron, for his inauguration as president of France, it marked not just the official transition of power but also the advent of …

J-P: Above-average temperatures this week
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J-P: Above-average temperatures this week

Source: J-P Dice/WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) –

Air quality will be the main issue this week along with above-average temperatures. Expect high levels of ozone this week in Jefferson and Shelby counties. This will result in some breathing problems for …

Former gang member serving life sentence for 1989 Queens killings earns chance at early release
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Former gang member serving life sentence for 1989 Queens killings earns chance at early release

Joseph Wang could be released in a few months now that a judge resentenced him to 30 years for his convictions. The ex-gang member has become a model prisoner.

A reformed ex-gang member serving a life sentence for two 1989 …

20 Years On, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Proves Naysayers Wrong
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20 Years On, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Proves Naysayers Wrong

Twenty years ago this week, Amazon.com went public.

Skeptics of Jeff Bezos, the company’s founder, have spent the better part of the past two decades second-guessing and vilifying him: He has been described as “a monopolist,” “literary enemy No. 1,” …

Analysis: do Labour’s manifesto pledges add up?
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Analysis: do Labour’s manifesto pledges add up?

Jeremy Corbyn launches the Labour manifesto

Labour on Tuesday announced that water companies will be included in its plans to nationalise Britain’s infrastructure, but its manifesto contained no explanation of how it would be funded.

A draft copy of the …