Uber to pay $20m over claims it misled drivers over how much they would earn

Agreement with Federal Trade Commission covers statements Uber made while trying to recruit more drivers to expand its service and remain ahead of Lyft Uber is paying $20m to settle allegations that it duped people into driving for its ride-hailing service with false promises about how much they would earn and how much they would […]

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George Soros: Theresa May won’t last and Donald Trump is ‘would-be dictator’

Billionaire investor delivers bleak Brexit forecast at World Economic Forum and says Donald Trump is gearing up for trade war but will fail Theresa May will not remain in power long as Brexit cripples her government, while Donald Trump is a would-be dictator who is going to fail, the billionaire investor George Soros has told […]

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Tom Cotton, Joe Manchin praise Obama’s ‘dignity’

Washington (CNN)In the final days of President Barack Obama’s second term, a couple of his critics took a moment to express some kind words. Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in separate interviews Wednesday that Obama brought “dignity” to the nation’s highest office.

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Gambia: tourists scramble for flights out as troops mass at border

UK Foreign Office warns against all but essential travel to the Gambia after Senegal says it will act if president refuses to accept election defeat Tourists and Gambians have scrambled to leave the west African country after the Senegalese army said its forces would cross the border if long-time president Yahya Jammeh did not stand […]

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Teen prosecuted as adult for having naked images of himself on phone

North Carolina high schooler and his girlfriend face legal proceedings over selfies as both the adult perpetrators and minor victims A teenage boy in North Carolina has been prosecuted for having nude pictures of himself on his own mobile phone. The young man, who is now 17 but was 16 at the time the photos […]

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Trump inauguration: Taiwan delegation will attend in another red flag to China

Taiwanese delegation will attend new presidents swearing-in, prompting Beijing to warn it could disturbe or undermine Sino-US relations The war of words between China and Donald Trump flared again as China urged the US not to let a Taiwanese delegation attend his inauguration. Trump previously said it opposed the Taiwan delegations attendance, which could disturb […]

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China’s Xi Jinping says Paris climate deal must not be allowed to fail

President says we only have one homeland in a coded warning to Donald Trump not to dismantle the agreement The world must not allow the Paris climate deal to be derailed or continue to inflict irreparable damage on the environment, Chinese president Xi Jinping has said, amid fears the rise of Donald Trump could strike […]

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North Korean ICBM test looking more likely, says South

Intelligence agencies believe they spotted missile parts being transported, according to South Korean media, after regime boasted of upcoming launch North Korea may be preparing to test-launch an upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korea has warned. In his new years speech the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, boasted a test launch […]

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Strange things happen in other peoples homes. With Airbnb it’s all part of the service | Brigid Delaney

Marvelling at the messiness of other peoples lives, negotiating awkward silences staying in an Airbnb is weird because people are weird So there I was, looking forward to a Saturday morning lie-in at my Airbnb when the host knocked on the door just before 9am. Err, I forgot to tell you, theres an open for […]

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Male or female? Instagram nipple account challenges sexist standards

Instagram bans female nipples, but closeup images make it difficult if not impossible to tell whether they are male or female An Instagram account depicting nipples in extreme closeup aims to topple sexist double standards in censorship on social media. Genderless Nipples #FreeTheNipple campaign ongoing since 2012. The posted the account. The Guardian has contacted […]

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