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Source: The Guradian

Hong Kong train network suffers its worst ever delay – a six-hour signal failure

Today 07:00 GMT

Hong Kong is investigating its worst train delay in the public transport system’s history, after a signalling failure of six hours left thousands of commuters stranded on Tuesday.

The failure, a rarity for Hong Kong, often cited as having one of the world’s best public transport systems, threw the city into chaos.

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Source: BBC

Roseanne objects to character's exit

Today 13:36 GMT

Roseanne Barr has objected to the way her character has been written out of The Conners, a spin-off show to her cancelled self-titled sitcom.

In a statement co-written by her "longtime Rabbi and friend" Shmuley Boteach, Barr said "killing off the Roseanne Conner character" was "a choice the network did not have to make.". "After repeated and heartfelt apologies, the network was unwilling to look past a regrettable mistake, thereby denying the twin American values of both repentance and forgiveness," she continued. The cancellation of Roseanne, she went on, was "an opportunity squandered due in equal parts to fear, hubris, and a refusal to forgive."

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Source: Common Domain

U.S. Sanctions Iran Finance Network in Bid to Sever Tehran’s Global Ties

Today 16:22 GMT

Appeared in the October 17, 2018, print edition as 'Sanctions Take Aim At Iran Network.'. Washington’s latest action sets the stage for next phase of economy-crippling sanctions and are a warning shot to companies and governments still engaged with Iran

The U.S. sanctioned a multibillion-dollar network of Iranian companies, banks and funds accused of financing the country’s elite paramilitary unit, ratcheting up global pressure on Tehran and sending a warning to governments and companies considering continued engagement with Iran.

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Source: CBS News

Want to "unsend" messages on Facebook Messenger Button is in the works

Today 06:07 GMT

Facebook is currently testing out an "unsend" button feature that lets users take back messages on the company's Messenger app, a spokesperson for the company told CBS News.

The embattled social network giant has been working on an "unsend" functionality since coming under fire six months ago when CEO Mark Zuckerberg's messages to users suddenly disappeared from their inboxes.

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Source: Fox News

HLN fires big-name hosts, cuts three live shows in drastic overhaul at CNN sister network

Today 01:32 GMT

CNN’s sister network, HLN, has axed top anchors Carol Costello, Ashleigh Banfield and Michaela Pereira as part of a complete programing overhaul, Fox News confirmed on Tuesday.

HLN finished as the No. 49 most-watched primetime network on basic cable during the week of Oct. 8-14, behind networks such as Animal Plant, Oxygen, VH1 and the Lifetime Movie Network. CNN Executive Vice President Ken Jautz detailed the changes in a memo to staffers that was obtained by Mediaite and confirmed by Fox News.


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