• Amazon is bringing the Alexa digital assistant to its flagship Android app
Amazon is bringing the Alexa digital assistant to its flagship Android app

Amazon already offers a separate Alexa app, which has about 5 million downloads on Google's Play Store , but the shopping service's flagship app now sits somewhere between 100 and 500 million. By offering developers an "immersive learning opportunity", Amazon aims to build interest in its Alexa platform and solidify its presence in the voice c...

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  • State pension age to hit 68 in 2038
State pension age to hit 68 in 2038

The government has announced plans to increase the state pension age to 68 between 2037 and 2039, in line with proposals laid out in the Cridland report. A DWP spokesman said: "When the State Pension was introduced in 1948, a 65-year-old could expect to spend 13.5 years in receipt of it - around 23 percent of their adult life".

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  • We Can't Tell The Difference Between Kylie Jenner And Her Wax Figure
We Can't Tell The Difference Between Kylie Jenner And Her Wax Figure

Kim Kardashian commented on the post, saying, "I was so confused and thought you were posing for a loooooong time" with a crying laughing emoji... then Khloe Kardashian commented "You didn't FaceTime me"! Jenner's wax figure is valued at $350,000, according to a press release.

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  • Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead reunited with puppy that was held for ransom
Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead reunited with puppy that was held for ransom

Whitehead's dog, Blitz, was being held for ransom by Ft. Whitehead posted on Snapchat with a short video of his dog. Whitehead reportedly contacted police but learned that the dognappers' use of a "burner phone" made their calls and texts untraceable.

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  • Here's Why Trump Didn't Kill The Iran Deal
Here's Why Trump Didn't Kill The Iran Deal

The decision preserves the status quo even though President Donald Trump says it's a bad deal that mustn't stand as is. If carried out, the move against the Revolutionary Guards would come with risks, Iran's military warned. Trump denounced the deal during his campaign and promised to renegotiate it and get tough on Iran. Since early last w...

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  • BurgerFi Deal: FREE fries with purchase TODAY
BurgerFi Deal: FREE fries with purchase TODAY

Bob Evans: Receive Bob Evans Sweet Potato Fries for free with this coupon printed. First of all lads and lassies, let us just give you the greatest news you're gonna hear all week: today is International French Fry Day. Burger King: There'a not free fry offers here, but there is a $3.49 deal. There's also a buy one large fry, get a large fr...

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  • Gayle out, Lewis slams 24-ball fifty
Gayle out, Lewis slams 24-ball fifty

When will the India vs West Indies 2017, T20, India vs West Indies cricket game be played? Gayle's appearance at his home ground of Sabina Park will be his first Twenty20 global appearance since last April's World T20 final victory over England, but the 37-year-old has revealed he has no plans to retire.

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  • South Korea's president seeks talks with North's Kim Jong Un
South Korea's president seeks talks with North's Kim Jong Un

But US military actions in the South China Sea are antagonizing Beijing. "And we stand right alongside the United Nations on this". "I appreciate the things that you have done relative to the very substantial problem that we all face in North Korea, a problem that something has to be done about", Trump told Xi.

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  • An Acrobat Falls To His Death At Spanish Music Festival
An Acrobat Falls To His Death At Spanish Music Festival

The organizers of the Mad Cool festival expressed their condolences to the acrobat's family in a statement Saturday, saying they "regret the awful accident". His sister confirmed on social media today the artist had lost his life after falling 100ft from a suspended cage in front of 35,000 people at the Mad Cool Festival .

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  • Without budget, Wednesday's Powerball final one for IL lotto players
Without budget, Wednesday's Powerball final one for IL lotto players

Recently, the Illinois Lottery announced they'll be suspending sales on Powerball and Mega Millions tickets because of the lack of a state budget. "The last time [lottery sales were suspended], the border communities lost 42 percent of their lottery sales, and it took them five or six months before they ever got 90 percent of them back", Flei...

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  • Area lawmakers describe tough votes on IL budget
Area lawmakers describe tough votes on IL budget

In theory, the state reimbursing the purse accounts for the awards would free money that could be used to increase overnight purses, but details regarding how the money might be used and the mechanism for its distribution still were being ironed out Friday.

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  • AirAsia X incident: Bird strike suspected in turnback to Brisbane
AirAsia X incident: Bird strike suspected in turnback to Brisbane

Boon and his friends from Penang Forward Sports Club (PFSC) were among the 345 passengers and 14 crew on board flight D7207. "The flight took off and three minutes after the engine failed already, flames really went through it all". "We are following all regulatory guidelines to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests". "We would like to ...

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  • Libya's oil output tops one million barrels per day
Libya's oil output tops one million barrels per day

Oil prices rose to a two-week high yesterday, extending a rally into a sixth straight session after a decline in weekly U.S. production eased concerns about deepening oversupply. Oil prices failed to stabilize this year despite the production cuts announced by OPEC alongside non-OPEC members such as Russian Federation last November 2016.

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  • Sony to start pressing vinyl after 30-year hiatus
Sony to start pressing vinyl after 30-year hiatus

One legendary record label is keeping up with the times by going old-school. The company installed record-cutting equipment at a Tokyo recording studio in February, allowing them to produced masters from which vinyl records are created.

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  • US to seek more security on international flights
US to seek more security on international flights

Officials refused to say what the screening would entail or whether it would delay passengers, insisting that that depends on how carriers and foreign airports choose to implement the screening, which appears aimed at trying to prevent terrorists from smuggling bombs hidden in laptops onboard a plane.

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  • International Monetary Fund cuts U.S. growth outlook amid absent policies
International Monetary Fund cuts U.S. growth outlook amid absent policies

The IMF on Tuesday also cut its forecast for 2018 US GDP growth to 2.1 per cent from 2.5 per cent, Efe news reported. Trump's budget for the fiscal year ending in 2018 assumes the economy will grow by 2.9 per cent on average in the coming decade, but the IMF's central forecast says this is unlikely to be achieved in the absence of a clear plan....

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  • Amtrak Names Former Delta Chief As President And CEO
Amtrak Names Former Delta Chief As President And CEO

Anderson will work alongside current CEO Wick Moorman, whom Amtrak appointed as a transitional CEO in September 2016, through the end of the year, at which point Moorman will move into an advisory position, according to Amtrak. It remains an open question how much the rail service would benefit from a proposed trillion-dollar federal infrastructure...

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  • Brexit talks get underway, fears of tight deadline for process
Brexit talks get underway, fears of tight deadline for process

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney , in a speech at London's Mansion House on Tuesday, said domestic inflation pressures remain subdued and signaled he isn't in a hurry to raise interest rates. Brexit secretary David Davis agreed to drop earlier demands he made last week that trade talks should run in parallel with the divorce discussions, an...

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  • Romanian low-priced airline Blue Air orders six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
Romanian low-priced airline Blue Air orders six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Most of the orders were for smaller, single-aisle jets: Boeing's 737 and Airbus' A320neo. For the last four consecutive years, FlightStats has recognized Copa Airlines as "Best Airline in Latin America" for its on-time performance and service quality, and, for the last two consecutive years, Copa Airlines was recognized as "The World's Second M...

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  • US Government Bonds in Holding Pattern as Investors Await Inflation News
US Government Bonds in Holding Pattern as Investors Await Inflation News

A number of Federal Reserve speeches are also on the docket. USA government bonds remained stuck in a holding pattern Friday, with yields slipping slightly on a daily and weekly basis as investors awaited more data to either confirm or challenge their lowered inflation expectations.

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  • Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw
Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw

Chile has won the last two Copa Americas and is seeking its first trophy in a major global competition. It was the second 1-1 draw of the day in Group B as Cameroon and Australia also finished level. Lars Stindl put the Germanys ahead before Celtic's Tom Rogic equalised for the Socceroos . Loew, having rested all of his World Cup-winning...

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  • Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion
Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Meanwhile, the more than 460 Whole Foods stores in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom could be turned into distribution hubs - not just for delivering groceries but as pickup centers for online orders. Amazon also has been testing automation technology at a Seattle convenience store that's now open only to Amazon employees. Whole Foo...

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  • Kamala Harris has the mic now, so everybody needs to sit down
Kamala Harris has the mic now, so everybody needs to sit down

Before the hearing, Harris had clarified her stance on Twitter, saying that she would "focus on gathering the facts and information surrounding a few questions". She was also interrupted by Burr and McCain while questioning Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein the previous week. A very simple question that should be asked is: "Did ...

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  • 'Iran can supply food to 10 states like Qatar'
'Iran can supply food to 10 states like Qatar'

The High Commissioner had voiced, on Wednesday, concern over the act, saying that the Qatar diplomatic crisis would impact on human rights. Mr Faki warned that if the rift is allowed to escalate further, it could have adverse political, security and humanitarian implications for the Gulf states, Africa and worldwide peace and security.

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  • Merkel says ready for Brexit talks, assumes United Kingdom sticking to its plan
Merkel says ready for Brexit talks, assumes United Kingdom sticking to its plan

With talks due to start in Brussels in ten days time, Mr Tusk said it was their "urgent task" to get on with the negotiations in "the best possible spirit". "We want to negotiate quickly, we want to stick to the time plan, and so at this point I don't think there is anything to suggest these negotiations can not start as was agreed".

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