Move over notch, the hole-punch smartphone camera is coming

First it was the notch, now the hole-punch has emerged as the latest tech for concealing selfie cameras whilst keeping our smartphones as free of bezel as possible to maximize the screen space. This week, Samsung and Huawei both unveiled new phones that dispense with the iconic “notch” — pioneered by Apple…

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Drunk Japanese pilot nine times over the limit gets 10 months in prison

London (CNN)A Japanese pilot found to be more than nine times over the legal alcohol limit before a scheduled flight from London Heathrow in October has been sentenced to 10 months in prison, police said Thursday. Jitsukawa said he had drunk two bottles of wine and a pitcher of beer…

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Wildlife Trafficking Should Be Treated Like All Other Serious Organized Crime, Urge World Leaders

The illegal wildlife trade is worth $23 billion annually. It causes both human and animal suffering, and is pushing species to the brink. This week, leaders from 80 nations came together at London’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, announcing that wildlife trafficking is a crime that should be given the same weight…

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VietnamFeelsthe Ripples of the Yuan Rout

Think the latest yuan rout is over? Tell that to Vietnam. The slide in China’s currency paused this week after jawboning by the central bank, which told commercial lenders it has the tools to stabilize the market and urged them to avoid “herd behavior,” Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. But the ripples of…

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Japan: Heat spikes to 41.1C near Tokyo as high temps to continue until August

Tokyo (CNN)Dozens of people have died across Japan as the country continues to swelter under scorching summer temperatures. The Hanagasa Junko parade, the second largest event of the Gion Matsuri festival, has also been canceled due to high temperatures. Around 300 children and elderly people were expected to parade in…

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Thai cave rescue: Soccer team found alive one kilometer underground

Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN)Thais reacted with relief and jubilation after rescue teams reported that they’d found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive in a cave in Thailand nine days after the group went missing. “We are coming, many people are coming. Many people, we are the first.” The…

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Einstein’s Travel Diaries Have Just Been Published – And The Contents Are Upsetting

Albert Einstein famously called racism a “disease of white people”, but it appears it is a disease he himself wasn’t immune to, at least in his early life. Yes, the depressing truth is that the revered scientist responsible for E=mc2 and the theory of general relativity also expressed xenophobic views. The…

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