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Source: The Guradian

Rembrandt masterpiece The Night Watch to be restored under world's gaze

Today 20:01 GMT

The Night Watch by Rembrandt, one of the world’s most spectacular paintings, is to be restored under the world’s gaze at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, its general director has told the Guardian.

Completed by Rembrandt van Rijn in 1642 at the height of the Dutch Golden Age, The Night Watch, more formally known as Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Francis Banninck Cocq, was commissioned by the major and leader of the civic guard of Amsterdam.

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Source: BBC

Huawei watch has no time for Android Wear

Today 20:02 GMT

Huawei has decided not to use the wearable-tech version of Android in its latest smartwatch, opting instead for an in-house operating system.

The new Mate 20 handsets are both powered by Android 9 but have several distinguishing features:. Unlike the firm's recent P20 Pro, however, there is no dedicated monochrome camera as Huawei says it no longer needs one to enhance image detail. Business users are being targeted by the ability to wirelessly link the handsets to Bluetooth-enabled screens for presentations.

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Source: DW

'The Night Watch': Rembrandt masterpiece will be restored in public

Today 16:24 GMT

The Rijksmuseum has announced the unusual step of having a world-famous painting restored in the gallery where it hangs.

Rather than take the museum's crown jewel away from its gallery for the years-long restoration, the project will be carried out in public and also be streamed online. "The Night Watch … is one of the most famous paintings in the world and we feel we have to preserve it for future generations," Rijksmuseum General Director Taco Dibbits told French news agency AFP.

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Source: Washington Post

An abandoned pickup, a wristwatch and an affair: The makings of a lover’s 1998 wrongful conviction

Today 13:37 GMT

The lights on the pickup truck were flashing when police found it abandoned on the side of a remote stretch of California’s Interstate 15 in Riverside County in April 1998.

The nephew’s DNA was in the federal database because of a sexual-assault conviction in 1998, just months after Cheek was killed. Leal was living with Harris and Harris’s new girlfriend at the time, Brooks said, and was convicted of orally copulating the woman’s child while she was unconscious, according to criminal court records.

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Source: Common Domain

The NFL Is Back. Nobody Tell Trump.

Today 15:27 GMT

The NFL was offending half of America before opening kickoff—and then the other half of America was offended at that half for being offended, until finally, President Trump intervened and tried to unite the country.

Trump may have followed football on “60 Minutes” on Sunday, but he lately hasn’t been using the First Twitter to rail on the NFL.

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Source: Washington Post

North Dakota soybean farmers, caught in the trade war, watch the season run out on their crop

Sunday 14:30 GMT

Snow was dusting out of the steel-colored sky as Monte Peterson stared out his home office window at the North Dakota land his family has worked since the 1950s.

Peterson and other Great Plains farmers directly fed the overseas markets, harvesting more than 243 million bushels in North Dakota, at a price of $2.1 billion in the last market year. For the past decade, North American soybean production has exploded, driven by an intense demand from China.


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