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Source: BBC

Geraint Thomas: Tour de France champion 'on track' for strong defence

Today 18:11 GMT

Thomas rode in the Tour of the Basque Country last week and plans to step up his Tour de France preparations at the Tour de Romandie from 30 April to 5 May.

Thomas started his Tour preparations later than for last year's win and said in February he would miss May's Giro d'Italia to be "in the best shape possible" for July's Tour. Geraint Thomas says he is "on track" to challenge for a second straight Tour de France title this year.

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Source: The Guradian

Coachella day three review: Ariana Grande on fire and Pusha T on an iceberg

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

The gold, fluorescent green and animal print that defines Coachella’s wardrobe gives way to a sea of pink and lavender: Ariana Grande’s disciples have arrived.

R&B star HER and Dev Hynes’ Blood Orange later bring gospel intensity to the second stage, but teeing up Ariana more directly are Perfume, a joyously OTT J-pop trio, and Scottish electro-poppers Chvrches, whose singer Lauren Mayberry counters the banal emotional bromides of so much US stage banter with tales of wet wipes and questioning “what does Coachella even mean” after Beyoncé aced the 2018 edition of the festival.

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Source: Fox News

China's 'vast, secret system' of AI reportedly tracks and controls Uighurs, a largely Muslim minority

Tuesday 18:10 GMT

Chinese authorities are harnessing a vast and secretive system of advanced facial recognition technology in order to control and surveil the Uighurs, a largely Muslim minority, according to a new report.

PELOSI HERALDS 'NEW ERA' OF BIG TECH REGULATION, SAYS 230 PROTECTIONS COULD BE REVOKED. The Uighurs had already been targeted by Chinese authorities in the western region of Xinjiang with tools of surveillance, including tracking people's DNA, but these newly revealed systems allow officials to target the largely Muslim minority in up to 16 different provinces and regions across China.


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