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Slovakia journalist murder: Seven suspects released by police

Image copyright AFP Image caption Marchers carry portraits of murdered journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova All of the seven people arrested in connection with the killing of an investigative journalist in Slovakia have been released, police say. Jan Kuciak, who was writing an article on corruption allegations, …

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Irish writer Emma Hannigan dies after cancer battle

Irish writer Emma Hannigan has died after an 11-year battle with cancer at the age of 45. The author was diagnosed with cancer for the first time in 2007. She had fought the disease ten times since then before passing away on Saturday, March 3. Breast Cancer Ireland announced the news on Saturday afternoon, …

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China Presses Its Internet Censorship Efforts Across the Globe

In September, Mr. Zhang was detained in China; he is expected to soon be charged with insulting China’s government and the Communist Party. The evidence, according to his lawyer, included printouts of what Mr. Zhang shared and said in the WhatsApp group. That information was likely obtained by hacking his …

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MIT study shows how much driving for Uber or Lyft sucks

Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are delivering pitiful levels of take-home pay to the hundreds of thousands of US independent contractors providing their own vehicles and driving skills to deliver the core service, according to an MIT CEEPR study examining the economics of the two app platforms. The report catalyses the …

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Man dies in single car crash in Co Roscommon

A man in his 80s has died following a one-car crash in Co Roscommon. He was driving on the Carrick Road in Boyle when his car struck a wall. The man’s body has been taken to Roscommon University Hospital where a post-mortem examination is due to take place. The road is …

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Three die after eating contaminated melon

Three Australians have died after eating melon contaminated with listeria. The outbreak has been linked to a fruit farm in New South Wales – and officials are urging pregnant women, the elderly and anyone with serious conditions such as diabetes and cancer to throw away pre-cut rockmelon. Listeria is a …

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