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Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ

Published 26/06/2017

The logo of the social network Facebook is seen on a beach during the Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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Box Office: `Transformers: The Last Knight` Opens to Franchise Low $69.1 Million

Box Office: `Transformers: The Last Knight` Opens to Franchise Low $69.1 Million

Published 25/06/2017

Actor Mark Wahlberg arrives for the U.S. premiere of the film 'Transformers: The Last Knight' in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

By Seth KelleyLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It seems the "Transformers" franchise is rusty.As of Sunday morning "Transformers: The Last Knight,

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Australia to seek greater powers on encrypted messaging at `Five eyes` meeting

Australia to seek greater powers on encrypted messaging at `Five eyes` meeting

Published 25/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: An encryption message is seen on the WhatsApp application on an iPhone in Manchester , Britain March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Australia said on Sunday it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the "Five Eyes" intelligence network.

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British lawmakers hit by `sustained` cyber attack

British lawmakers hit by `sustained` cyber attack

Published 24/06/2017

The Union Flag flies near the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service.

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Bulgaria`s first communications satellite launched into orbit

Bulgaria`s first communications satellite launched into orbit

Published 24/06/2017

Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite has been launched into space, operator Bulsatcom said in a statement on Saturday.

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Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Published 23/06/2017

The logo of the social network Facebook is seen on a beach during the Cannes Lions in Cannes, France, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.

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Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar: minister

Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar: minister

Published 23/06/2017

Turkey's defense minister said on Friday his country had no plans to review its military base in Qatar and that any demand for its closure would represent interference in Ankara's relations with the Gulf state.

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Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis: trade minister

Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis: trade minister

Published 23/06/2017

Buildings are seen on a coast line in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

Turkish exports to Qatar have tripled from their normal levels to $32.5 million since four Arab countries began boycotting the Gulf state on June 5, Turkey's Customs and Trade Minister Bulent Tufenkci said late on Thursday.

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Apple adds Virgin to U.S. carrier lineup as Virgin ditches Android

Apple adds Virgin to U.S. carrier lineup as Virgin ditches Android

Published 23/06/2017

A customer views the new iPhone 7 smartphone inside an Apple Inc. store in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Apple Inc will soon start selling wireless plans from Virgin Mobile USA, the first new carrier offered by the iPhone maker's since 2013, the companies said on Wednesday.

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Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Published 22/06/2017

Sand carver Sergey Zaplatin from Russia. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand-sculpture festivals.

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