Australia questions China over missing dissident author
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Australia questions China over missing dissident author

The Australian government is seeking information from Beijing over the location of a citizen believed to be a Chinese-Australian author who has reportedly been missing since entering China five days ago, officials said Wednesday.  Yang Hengjun is a former…

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Global trust in ‘my employer’ hits new high
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Global trust in ‘my employer’ hits new high

                “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” (Ernest Hemingway) People’s trust in governments, institutions and companies seems hard to gauge, but it’s…

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LG sends video invite for G8 smartphone, hints at gesture control
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LG sends video invite for G8 smartphone, hints at gesture control

LG’s video invitation for its next flagship phone. (Image: LG) LG Electronics has sent out invites for the unveiling event — to take place on February 24th at Mobile World Congress — for its new flagship phone in…

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Two thirds of consumers not taking up NBN compensation offer: ACCC
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Two thirds of consumers not taking up NBN compensation offer: ACCC

Two out of three consumers that are eligible for refunds from retail service providers (RSPs) for receiving slower-than-advertised speeds are yet to claim them, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Among the RSPs providing refunds…

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Artist Gerhard Richter feels ‘abused’ by Germany’s Oscar entry
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Artist Gerhard Richter feels ‘abused’ by Germany’s Oscar entry

The film Never Look Away, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, is Germany’s entry for the best foreign language film at the Oscars. After making it onto the shortlist of nine works in December, it was among the nominees revealed…

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Obasanjo: ‘Disputed elections are better than no elections’
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Obasanjo: ‘Disputed elections are better than no elections’

Former head of state Olusegun Obasanjo told DW what he expects from Nigeria’s general elections and shared his message to Nigerians ahead of the polls on February 16. Obasanjo, a former Nigerian army general, ruled as a democratically…

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High Five: The mysteries behind famous lost treasures
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High Five: The mysteries behind famous lost treasures

It’s an age-old dream: Getting rich in one fell swoop without having to work for it — despite your humble origins. Such rags to riches fantasies are as old as time and often involve the accidental discovery of hidden treasures. Some come…

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British ex-PM Tony Blair: ‘You’ve got a Brexit that’s pointless, and one that’s painful. The choice is not a good one.’
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British ex-PM Tony Blair: ‘You’ve got a Brexit that’s pointless, and one that’s painful. The choice is not a good one.’

Speaking with DW at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair again made the case for holding a second referendum on Brexit. Blair said of the current parliamentary impasse, “The process is…

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US intends to formally extradite Huawei CFO from Canada
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US intends to formally extradite Huawei CFO from Canada

The US confirmed plans to proceed with the formal extradition from Canada of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, Canada’s ambassador to the United States David MacNaughton said on Tuesday. David MacNaughton, in an interview with a Canadian newspaper, said the…

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Mystery still surrounds hack of PHP PEAR website
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Mystery still surrounds hack of PHP PEAR website

Image: PHP PEAR Team Details remain foggy about a recent security breach at the PHP PEAR website, a crucial, but lesser-known part of the PHP ecosystem. PEAR, which stands for “PHP Extension and Application Repository,” is the first…

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