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Justin Trudeau's 'Bollywood' wardrobe amuses Indians

Image copyright Getty Images When it comes to breaking out the traditional Indian outfits, no one is quite as committed as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, says the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera. Justin Trudeau is certainly no stranger to Indian wear – he has regularly worn it during official celebrations of …

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Snap Wants to Copy One of Its Biggest Investors

Tencent (NASDAQOTH: TCEHY) has been an investor in Snap (NYSE: SNAP) since 2013, when it was still going by Snapchat. The Chinese company behind WeChat upped its stake significantly at the end of last year. Snap disclosed that Tencent had taken about a 12% share of the company. Snap CEO …

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Craughwell intends to pursue presidential nominations

Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell has said he will pursue the nominations he has secured to mount a challenge to become President.  Speaking on RTÉ’s News At One, the former trade unionist said it was irrelevant what President Michael D Higgins chooses to do at this stage. Mr Higgins has said he will make …

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Ryan Reynolds just bought Aviation Gin

The Deadpool star has taken the reins of a gin company.  (Aviation Gin) Watch out, George Clooney — Ryan Reynolds is officially the latest Hollywood heartthrob to try his hand at running a liquor brand. Aviation Gin announced Wednesday via press release that the actor, writer and producer has acquired an …

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Startup that sells your salary data to VCs gets bought by Solium

Investors don’t want their portfolio companies to pay you too much, or too little. So they pay Advanced-HR for its compensation data pulled from 2,500 startups. With a generic name, the service has flown somewhat under the radar since launching 20 years ago. As startups grow more professional while staying …

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Call to tackle growing backlog of bills in the Dáil

Three opposition parties have raised concerns about the capacity of the Dáil to deal with the high volume of legislation before it. Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and Labour have called for steps to be taken to deal with the growing backlog of Private Member Bills. Almost 200 such bills have been …

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AWS makes Serverless Application Repository generally available

Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Wednesday announced general availability of its AWS Serverless Application Repository that enables users to find and deploy serverless applications and components. It was previously available in a public preview. The Serverless Application Repository can be accessed from the Lambda Console. AWS For consumers, serverless applications …

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Letter 46: Turnbull Goes to Washington, We Go to the Pub

[READ: A Reset, of Sorts, for the United States and Australia] ______ “The problem is they think Sydney is Beijing. They’re doing more and more watching and interfering. And they’re getting better at it.” — Paul Lin, a businessman from Taiwan who moved to Australia in 1990, referring to the …

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Lack of data oversight raised by Dwyer's lawyer

Lawyers representing Graham Dwyer have told the High Court there are no independent oversights when State entities seek data from mobile phone service providers when investigating serious crimes. Remy Farrell, Senior Counsel for Dwyer, told Mr Justice Tony O’Connor that, under the 2011 Communications Act, once a senior officer of …

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