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Tech CEO who allegedly hit girlfriend 117 times gets venture capital job

Gurbaksh Chahal got NIN Ventures gig less than six months after he was given a year in jail for violating probation by allegedly assaulting second woman Gurbaksh Chahal, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who assaulting a second woman months after pleading guilty to the first case. His sentence is suspended pending an appeal. Announcing Chahals appointment […]

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Uber admits to self-driving car ‘problem’ in bike lanes as safety concerns mount

Engineers were working to fix programming flaw that could have deadly results for cyclists days after Uber announced it would openly defy California regulators Uber has admitted that there is a problem with the way autonomous vehicles cross bike lanes, raising serious questions about the safety of cyclists days after the company announced it would […]

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Time travel, slackers and Wonder Woman: the best comic books of 2016

A banner year for the artform saw excellent new Hellboy and Wonder Woman volumes as well as a frighteningly topical time travel story Even if no one sheds a tear for 2016, at least the year produced such an amazing crop of comics that we need two No 1 spots. Some of the best contemporary […]

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Zsa Zsa Gabor: oddly modern figure shaped contemporary celebrity

Actor and socialite pioneered concept of being famous for being famous and creating personal brand seven decades ago Although she was born in the year of the Soviet revolution and her final claim to fame was longevity, Zsa Zsa Gabor, who has died at 99, was in many ways an oddly modern figure. The concept […]

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Sadio Mans injury-time winner earns Liverpool dramatic derby victory

The Liverpool striker Sadio Man bundles home the late goal that clinched a 1-0 win at Goodison Park and inflict more pain on Everton after a hard-fought derby encounter Red flares fell from the Bullens Road stand housing Liverpools supporters but there was no sign of distress. They were signals of the delight, ecstasy and […]

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Barack Obama commutes sentences of a record 153 federal prisoners in one day

Obama also issued 78 presidential pardons as part of initiative to cut sentences for non-violent inmates Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 153 federal inmates on Monday, the most on a single day by any US president in history. The announcement brought the total for his presidency to more than 1,150, with the overwhelming majority […]

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Ohio judge stays three executions amid challenge over lethal injection drugs

Execution of Ronald Phillips dependent on outcome of his legal challenge over law shielding details about drugs, as state moves to new three-drug combination A federal judge issued a stay on Monday in the planned January execution of an Ohio death row inmate and for the next two inmates scheduled to die in 2017, a […]

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White supremacist gets 30 years prison for his plot to kill Muslims and Obama

Lawyers for Glendon Scott Crawford argued he never intended to use weapon dubbed a death ray, which combines explosives and radioactive material A self-proclaimed white supremacist convicted on charges he planned to use a death ray to kill Muslims and Barack Obama was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in prison, federal prosecutors in New […]

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Action needed now to prevent South Sudan genocide, says UN chief

Ban Ki-moon issues plea to security council to impose arms embargo on African country, amid fears of escalating violence The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, has said he fears genocide could start in

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Andrei Karlov: Russia’s ambassador to Turkey at time of diplomatic thaw

Karlovs stint in Ankara coincided with a tumultuous period for relations between Putin and Erdoan Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey who was told the Russian news agency Tass: The Turkish leadership acts with increasingly bellicose statements towards Russia In such circumstances I do not see prospects for the normalisation of relations. In fact, […]

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