Google Allo: new messaging app is latest to fight FBI over encryption

Messaging tool will have incognito mode that offers end-to-end encryption, making it difficult for law enforcement to recover messages during investigations Google on Wednesday became the latest major technology company to join a standoff with the FBI over encryption. At its developer conference, the company announced that its new messaging app, Allo, would feature an […]

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Oregon Democratic primary: Sanders adds to string of late wins over Clinton

Sanders overcame states closed primary, while Clinton claims victory in Kentucky late victories over Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. With 60% of the vote reporting, the Vermont senator was ahead of Clinton 53%-47%. In Kentucky, which also voted on Tuesday, Clinton a tiny bird landed on his podium in the midst of his speech, delighting the […]

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Alberta wildfire destroys oil sands work camp as 8,000 staff are evacuated

Situation worsens for oil production sites north of Fort McMurray, while explosions in city itself highlight uncertainty over when it will be safe to return The wildfire raging through northern Alberta has swelled in size and surged north of Fort McMurray, consuming an evacuated oil sands camp on Tuesday and threatening several other facilities in […]

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Millions could get a raise under Obama administration’s new overtime rules

The salary threshold for workers to qualify for overtime pay will double to $47,476 by December 2016, but the new rule has faced opposition More than four million working Americans could get a bigger paycheck by the end of the year, thanks to a new overtime rule to be finalized by the US Department of […]

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Indecent review Broadway’s first lesbian kiss locks lips once more

A tender unconventional new play explores the furore created by Sholem Aschs play God of Vengeance, a flashpoint in Jewish and queer theatrical history In 1923, Sholem Asch moved from the Provincetown Playhouse to Broadways Apollo Theatre. Acclaim was not precisely universal. Ugly, sordid, and repellent beyond any play that has yet been presented on […]

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The Judas Kiss review Rupert Everett compels as a doomed Oscar Wilde

Brooklyn Academy of Music Harvey Theatre, New YorkThe 1998 production faltered, but David Hares play is back with Everett physically transformed to play the famed wit, sharp of mind but foolish of heart In Oscar Wildes final years, did life imitate art? Several plays might have predicted a jollier, tidier end to the mans life. […]

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Philadelphia 76ers win lottery to get first pick in NBA draft

The Philadelphia 76ers landed their first No1 overall draft pick in 20 years on Tuesday at the NBAs draft lottery The Philadelphia 76ers landed their first No1 overall draft pick in 20 years on Tuesday at the NBAs draft lottery, putting Australias Ben Simmons in line to head to the team that finished the season […]

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Cavaliers trample Raptors in Game 1 of Eastern Conference finals

LeBron James hardly missed, Kyrie Irving scored 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where they left off by thumping the Toronto Raptors 115-84 LeBron James hardly missed and scored 24 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where they left off before a long layoff by thumping […]

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Donald Trump says he is open to talks with North Korea and David Cameron

Republican candidate sets out foreign policy priorities: putting pressure on China, renegotiating Paris climate deal, and stopping countries ripping us off Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he was willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to try to stop Pyongyangs nuclear program, proposing a major shift in US policy toward the isolated […]

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Brawl erupts in South African parliament as opposition party ejected

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters party wrestled out of their seats by guards after they refused to let president Jacob Zuma speak A fistfight broke out in the South African parliament on Tuesday as security guards ejected opposition lawmakers in an ugly fracas that underlined heightened political tensions over Jacob Zumas presidency. About 20 […]

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