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California law on rideshare drivers may hurt ‘gig economy’

Labor activists Wednesday were celebrating California’s move to have drivers treated as employees by rideshare firms even as it fueled concerns it will hurt digital platforms depending on the so-called “gig economy.” A landmark bill was approved 29-11 late Tuesday in the state senate, with the assembly — which has already approved the measure — […]

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Four things to know about vaping

The Trump administration has announced it will soon ban flavored e-cigarette products to deter an ever growing number of young users. It comes amid an outbreak of vaping-linked severe pulmonary disease that has killed six people and sickened hundreds. Here are four things to know about vaping. – Is it safer than smoking? – The […]

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UN chief: W. Bank annexation would violate international law

UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex a key part of the occupied West Bank would violate international law. “Such steps, if implemented, would constitute a serious violation of international law,” Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. “They would be devastating to the potential of […]

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Rookie of Year Im eyes breakthrough win as PGA Tour season begins

South Korea’s Im Sung-jae will make a quick turnaround from his Rookie of the Year campaign when he tees it up Thursday at The Greenbrier in the first event of the US PGA Tour’s 2019-20 season. The 21-year-old from Jeju learned Wednesday that he’d been voted Rookie of the Year after making 26 cuts in […]

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Sri Lanka says it has received terror warnings ahead of Pakistan tour

Sri Lanka’s cricket board said Wednesday it had received warnings its national team could be the target of a terror attack during an upcoming tour of Pakistan. Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Office had received “reliable information of a possible terrorist threat” against the national squad ahead of the six-match limited overs tour, the board said. […]

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Taylor backs Smith to captain Australia again after ban expires

Former skipper Mark Taylor Thursday backed Steve Smith to captain Australia again after his incredible Ashes exploits, as support mounts for the 30-year-old to be given a second chance. Smith was banned for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his captaincy in a Cape Town Test, and slapped […]

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The beloved oldest leader, Kim Jong- un , sent a celebration to comrades

The beloved supreme leader Kim Jong- un , chairman of the State Council of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea , sent a celebration to his comrade, King Karl Gustaf, on the 9th. The electricity storage is as follows. On the anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, I express my […]

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Qasad militias break into neighborhoods in Hasaka, prevent families from returning to their houses in Raqqa

Patrols of Qasad militias, supported by US occupation forces, stormed into Khashman neighborhood in Hasaka city , and abducted 30 persons form the neighborhood. The patrols forcibly prevented tens of displaced families from returning to their houses in Raqqa city coming from Deir Ezzor and Raqqa countryside. Local sources said that Patrols of Qasad militias […]

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Syria participates in the 23rd session of UNWTO General Assembly in St. Petersburg

The 23rd session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) kicked off in the Russian city of St. Petersburg with participation of over 1200 delegates from 150 countries , including Syria. Speaking During the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that effective government support will be provided to develop tourism industry […]

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Butyrka prison chiefs forced to move inmates to old tower from overcrowded regular cells – FSIN

Relocation of some detainees to a historic tower of Moscow’s oldest remand prison Butyrka (officially, SIZO-2) was due to the number of inmates exceeding limits and repair works going on in some other ordinary cells, spokesman for the Moscow department of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Sergei Tsygankov said. “Suspects and defendants were placed in […]