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​Goodbye AOL Instant Messenger

Once upon a time, AOL was the entry ramp to the internet super-highway. Subsequently, its instant-messaging system, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), became the first popular instant messaging (IM) system. Now, Verizon, AOL’s owner, is closing AIM’s doors on December 15, 2017. Verizon claims AIM was “Where Instant Messaging began in …

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Amid Catalan Crisis, Thousands Hold Rallies in Madrid and Barcelona

The vote, which had been declared illegal by the Spanish constitutional court, devolved into violent clashes between voters and the Spanish national police, who attempted to stop it. Hundreds were injured, including police officers. Photo Demonstrators in Madrid gathered in a central square on Saturday to support a united Spain, …

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Tropical storm Nate rapidly weakens over Alabama

Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened to become a tropical depression over Alabama in the US today, although the fast-moving former hurricane left roads and buildings flooded in Mississippi after coming ashore there. Nate’s maximum sustained winds dropped to 55km/h as it moved northeast into Alabama, prompting the National Hurricane Center …

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Dove apologizes for 'racist' ad that triggered outcry

The Dove ad showed women removing their shirts to show other women of different skin colors. Soap company Dove is apologizing for a Facebook ad it says “missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully.” The ad has since been deleted. But according to screen grabs, it showed a …

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Pence leaves NFL game as players take knee

US Vice President Mike Pence has walked out of an American football game after some players knelt during the national anthem. Mr Pence tweeted he had left because he “will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our flag and our national anthem”. More than a dozen players from …

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Man arrested over double stabbing in Armagh bar

A man has been arrested for attempted murder after a double stabbing in a bar in Northern Ireland. The attack happened in Main Street, Belleeks, Co Armagh, in the early hours of this morning. Two men, aged 43, suffered wounds to the neck and hand. A 48-year-old suspect was arrested. The …

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Steps to success

Image copyright Target Live Image caption Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman have been colleagues and friends for more than a decade Even today it’s rare to find a female choreographer working at the highest level in musical theatre. Susan Stroman says it’s always been a male-dominated profession, but one she …

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