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Source: BBC

Nasa lander 'detects first Marsquake'

Tuesday 22:45 GMT

"Of course, if the other three are confirmed then we could be looking at quite a large number of detections over the next two years," the Imperial College London researcher told BBC News.

Scientists say the source for this "Marsquake" could either be movement in a crack inside the planet or the shaking from a meteorite impact. It is the first seismic signal detected on the surface of a planetary body other than the Earth and its Moon.

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Source: The Guradian

The Clockwork Condition: lost sequel to A Clockwork Orange discovered

Thursday 17:16 GMT

A lost “sequel” to Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, in which the author explores the moral panic that followed the release of Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of his novel, has been found among papers he abandoned in his home near Rome in the 1970s.

The unfinished manuscript of The Clockwork Condition was written by Burgess in 1972 and 1973, after Kubrick’s 1971 adaptation of A Clockwork Orange was accused of inspiring copycat crimes, and was banned for decades.

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Source: The Guradian

The border wall isn't just a dividing line – it's a monument against racial progress

Thursday 12:40 GMT

In different Texan towns, in the conversations taking place all over the country about border security and immigration, she has found a divisive perspective on the border and her home that she can’t relate to, one conjured in the far away.

The fluidity of border life has long represented an affront to the administrators of a nation that from its inception have drawn a bright, brutal line around racial groups.

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Source: The Guradian

NBA playoffs: No8 seed Clippers take Warriors to Game 6 as Rockets progress

Thursday 17:16 GMT

Lou Williams hit a fadeaway jumper with 90 seconds left and finished with 33 points and 10 assists, the Warriors uncharacteristically clanked shots much of the second half and couldn’t make key stops, and the Los Angeles Clippers sent their first-round series back home with a 129-121 Game 5 win over Golden State on Wednesday night.

The Clippers stymied Golden State’s comeback effort on the very court at Oracle Arena where Los Angeles rallied from 31 points down in Game 2 for the largest comeback in NBA postseason history.

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Source: Common Domain

Gold pushed lower by firmer dollar, nearing retest of 2019 lows

Thursday 12:39 GMT

Gold futures resumed their march lower Thursday, courting fresh lows for the year, as a perky dollar, hovering near its highest level in nearly two years, proved to be a drag on precious metals.

The SPDR Gold Shares exchange-traded fund GLD, +0.29%  and the miner-focused VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX, +0.96%  each eased in premarket trading. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.22% is up some 16% and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.23%  up 22% year to date, with gold down roughly 0.4% in the same stretch.

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Source: DW

Belt and Road Forum: Is China-Pakistan Economic Corridor failing?

Thursday 19:06 GMT

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is participating in the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing amid reports that the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project is not really moving forward.

China on Tuesday reiterated its faith in the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project in its global Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Beijing also lauded Pakistani PM Imran Khan's decision to participate in the three-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which kicked off on Thursday, April 25.

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Source: Common Domain

London markets slump on Sainsbury’s-Asda, Barclays

Thursday 14:32 GMT

London markets slumped after the Sainsbury’s and ASDA merger was declared dead and Barclays’ investment bank sputtered in the first quarter.

Supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and the Walmart Inc.-owned ASDA decided to drop their merger plans after the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority decided to block the deal. Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe was highly critical of the regulator’s decision, specifically their contention that the merger would raise prices for consumers.

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Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields edge higher as business investment perks up

Thursday 20:00 GMT

Treasury yields rose Thursday after solid data on durable-goods orders showed business investment gained steam at the end of the first-quarter of 2019, relieving fears of a near-term economic downturn.

Read: Economy stumbled out of the gate in early 2019 but finished stronger, GDP to show. Higher yields “were due to the better tone in the data in the morning, including the pretty solid durable goods orders. And you’re seeing some of the cuts priced into the bond market get reversed,” said Gennadiy Goldberg, a rates strategist at TD Securities.

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Source: The Guradian

Dominant Manchester City show how vast the gulf has become with United

Thursday 17:15 GMT

In prospect, six weeks ago, in that golden age when Manchester United didn’t have a permanent manager, the derby looked like being the biggest obstacle between Manchester City and retaining the league title.

Yet in the moment, once the initial United surge was over – there was, at least, some sort of reaction to Sunday’s humiliation at Everton – the overwhelming sense was of how vast the gulf between the sides has become.

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Source: Common Domain

How student debt fuels inequality in one of the country’s most expensive places to live

Thursday 17:15 GMT

The challenges that borrowers in the region face managing their student debt and basic living expenses — whether they benefited from their education or not — add to the growing body of evidence that our nation’s student debt is more than just an individual, personal financial problem, Seth Frotman, the former student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said at a press conference announcing the study’s findings Tuesday.

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Source: BBC

Dallas star Ken Kercheval dies aged 83

Thursday 14:32 GMT

She went on to say she hoped that he and fellow late Dallas stars Larry Hagman, who played JR Ewing, and Barbara Bel Geddes aka Miss Ellie Ewing "are throwing a Texas style heavenly party!". Ken Kercheval - Supremely talented, a wonderful story teller, slyly humorous and always unpredictable.

A spokeswoman at Frist Funeral Home in Kercheval's hometown of Clinton, Indiana, confirmed his death to the BBC but was unable to give further details.

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Source: The Guradian

Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it

Thursday 12:39 GMT

In the New York Times on Sunday, the Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz sought to distinguish between good capitalism, which he called “wealth creation”, and bad capitalism, which he called “wealth grabbing” (extracting rent).

Capitalism collapses without growth, yet perpetual growth on a finite planet leads inexorably to environmental calamity. Those who defend capitalism argue that, as consumption switches from goods to services, economic growth can be decoupled from the use of material resources.

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Source: Common Domain

Here’s one more box to check when hiring a financial adviser

Thursday 14:32 GMT

From generating referrals to qualifying prospects to closing sales to on-boarding new clients to scheduling periodic client reviews — she asks the adviser, “Do you have a process or checklist for that?”. “Often, the adviser answers yes and then we talk to the support team and they say no,” she said. “Some advisers have a process in their head, but they haven’t put key critical tasks on paper.”

Recruiting, training, and managing a workforce can prove more distracting and stressful than the actual practice of financial planning.

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Source: BBC

Nissan's ex-boss Ghosn granted $4.5m bail

Thursday 19:06 GMT

A Tokyo court has granted former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn bail set at 500 million yen ($4.5m; £3.5m), paving the way for his release from custody.

Earlier this month Mr Ghosn said the allegations were a plot and conspiracy against him, accusing Nissan executives of "backstabbing".

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Source: The Guradian

Avengers: Endgame – who survived Thanos’ finger-click Discuss with spoilers

Thursday 09:56 GMT

The still-bad Nebula from the past has snuck in to the present and brought the Mad Titan and his evil hordes to Avengers HQ.

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, it looks like Steve Rogers is about to say it at the very end, but the music blurts in and the screen cuts to black.

Source: Reuters

Former VP Biden's 2020 bid reshapes White House race

Today 05:09 GMT
Source: Global News

‘Completely unacceptable’: Canadian watchdog to take Facebook to court over privacy concerns

Today 02:24 GMT
Source: BBC

Climate activists block stock exchange

Today 04:15 GMT
Source: Fox News

Former Obama adviser on Biden: He's 'the candidate that can best beat both Bernie Sanders and President Trump'

Today 05:09 GMT
Source: Global News

North Korea ready to denuclearize if security guarantees are met, Putin says after summit

Today 05:10 GMT
Source: CTV

Joe Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign

Today 05:09 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Cardinals select multi-sport star Kyler Murray as No1 pick in NFL draft

Today 04:15 GMT
Source: DW

China tries to allay fears over Belt and Road policy

Today 05:09 GMT
Source: Fox News

Kevin Hunter accused of poisoning Wendy Williams

Wednesday 17:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields rise as oil prices surge to nearly 6-month high

Tuesday 19:05 GMT
Source: Fox News

Newt Gingrich: China wants to replace America as THE global superpower -- Here's what we must learn

Today 05:09 GMT
Source: Fox News

Veterans should have choice on health care provider: Dan Caldwell

Thursday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Deutsche Bank hands over Donald Trump loan documents: reports

Thursday 21:51 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How to Play Amazon Stock Ahead of Earnings, According to Goldman Sachs

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

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