Samsung enters crypto-currency chips business

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Samsung aims to benefit from rising demand for the equipment needed to underpin crypto-currencies Samsung Electronics has revealed it is making chips designed specifically to harvest crypto-currency coins. The firm made the disclosure in its latest earnings report, where it said the activity should boost its profits. The report […]

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Jacinda Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford on his impending new role

The partner of New Zealand’s prime minister has spoken to 5 live about his impending new role as a stay-at-home dad. TV presenter Clarke Gayford will be at home full-time when Jacinda Ardern returns to her position as prime minister. He spoke to 5 live’s Rachel Burden. This clip is originally from 5 live Breakfast […]

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Hong Kong bans ivory trade in ‘historic’ vote

Image copyright SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images Image caption The ivory trade will now be phased out in Hong Kong by 2021 Hong Kong’s lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban the trade in ivory, in a move campaigners termed “a lifeline for elephants”. A similar ban was brought in across mainland China earlier this year. Ivory sales […]

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Germans campaign for memorial to victims of communism

Image copyright Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen/Gvoon Image caption The old Stasi prison is Berlin’s current memorial to the victims of communism The campaign to put up a memorial in Berlin to political prisoners who suffered under East Germany’s communist government has taken a first step forward in parliament. Two MPs – Social Democrat Siegmund Ehrmann and Christian […]

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Uzbekistan reforms: President Mirziyoyev sacks security chief

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The sacking suggests President Mirziyoyev has won a power struggle unleashed following the death of former leader Islam Karimov Uzbekistan’s veteran security chief has been removed after 23 years in the post. Rustam Inoyatov was one of the most powerful figures in the country. But he was replaced at […]

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Tariq Ramadan: French police question Muslim scholar over rape claims

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tariq Ramadan is facing several allegations of rape and sexual misconduct Prominent Muslim academic Tariq Ramadan is being questioned by French police investigating allegations of rape and sexual assault against him. He was taken into custody in Paris over claims made by two women last year. Mr Ramadan, 55, denies […]

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Kenya TV stations to remain off-air after Odinga ‘inauguration’

Image copyright KTN Image caption Kenyan news broadcasters were taken off-air but were live streaming their coverage online Three of Kenya’s biggest television stations will remain off-air until further notice because they had planned to broadcast the opposition leader’s unofficial “inauguration” in Nairobi. Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i told reporters they would stay closed until investigations […]

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