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Same-sex marriage officially signed into law in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Same-sex marriage supporters have celebrated across Australia Same-sex marriage has been officially signed into law in Australia, a day after MPs overwhelmingly approved a historic bill. Australia’s Governor-General Peter Cosgrove signed off on the law on Friday – a formality required to enact the …

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Man-in-the-middle flaw left smartphone banking apps vulnerable

A vulnerability in the mobile apps of major banks could have allowed attackers to steal customers’ credentials including usernames, passwords, and pin codes, according to researchers. The flaw was found in apps by HSBC, NatWest, Co-op, Bank of America Health, Santander, and Allied Irish bank. The banks in question have …

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Senegal Opens Airport in Bid to Jump-Start Economy

With a currency guaranteed by the French treasury and — most important — its long stable political environment, Senegal has huge potential, according to analysts. Optimism is palpable in Dakar, where pounding from hammers rings out all day at construction sites for seaside apartment complexes and offices. The nation’s stable …

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EC says 'no white smoke' on Brexit deal

Several senior EU sources have suggested that a possible breakthrough on the issue of the border on the island of Ireland may be close this evening. One senior source told RTÉ News there have been several phone calls between British Prime Minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. However, a British …

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The markets believe in Goldilocks

ANOTHER week, another record. The repeated surge of share prices on Wall Street is getting monotonous. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has passed another milestone—24,000—and the more statistically robust S&P 500 index is up by 17% so far this year. Emerging markets have performed even better, as have European shares …

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Renewed hope for protection of grizzly bears

Hundreds of grizzly bears at a US national park could have their protected status restored after a court found flaws with a similar decision to de-list a breed of wolves. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing a decision made in July to strip the grizzlies at Yellowstone National …

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