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Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors Monday....
 

Traders' body protests in Srinagar against cross-LoC trade suspension

A traders’ body associated with the cross-LoC trade on Monday staged a protest in Srinagar to demand resumption of the trade between parts of divided Kashmir. Scores of traders affiliated with Salamabad cross-LoC traders Union assembled at Park in Srinagar to demand resumption of the trade which was suspended on April 19 by the Union Home Ministry....

Iraqi girls pose in combat outfit to protest PUBG ban

Iraqi girls protst PUBG ban in Baghdad. (twitter) Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A group of Iraqi girls have protested a recently approved Iraqi parliament ban on online combat game PUBG, a decision that won wide-scale condemnation from the youngster society in Iraq.

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors....

BUJU ‘BLUNDER’ LAST STRAW

Police intelligence to be revamped GARY MEETS BUJU: In an image shared on Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton’s Instagram account, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith met with Buju, whose real name is Mark Myrie at the Trinidad Hilton after police searched the singer’s hotel room. THE Police Service’s intelligence arm will be revamped.

U.S. prepares to end Iran oil waivers, triggering price spike

WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is expected to announce on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering a 3 percent jump in crude prices to their highest for 2019 so far.

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors Monday at the company's Palo Alto, California, headquarters. Musk, known for his swagger as well as his smarts, is so certain that Tesla will win the race toward full autonomy that he indicated in an....

Death toll from Sri Lanka terrorist attacks rises to 290

The number of victims of the terrorist attacks carried out on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka has now risen to 290. The attacks were carried out by means of eight explosions, three of which targetted Catholic churches, during the celebration of what is considered to be the most important feast for Christians.

Celebrating 60 years since Brit became first to sail solo around world Mirrorpix

Three years before the huge around the world achievement, Robin had sailed his William Atkins design ketch Suhaili from Bombay to England in 1965. The boat's design is based on the Norwegian sailing lifeboat designs of Colin Archer. Despite losing his self-steering gear off Australia, Robin rounded....

London climate protesters seek talks with government

Climate change protesters who have brought parts of London to a standstill said Sunday they were prepared to call a halt if the British government will discuss their demands. Some 963 arrests have been made and 42 people charged in connection with the ongoing Extinction Rebellion protests.

IMF approves $118.2 mn rapid credit for Mozambique

The International Monetary Fund board on Friday approved an $118.2 million credit that will be rushed out for cyclone-devastated Mozambique to help with the recovery efforts. The zero-interest, 10-year loan will help shore up the country's budget amid the reconstruction efforts after the massive....

Extensive flooding in eastern Canada forces evacuations

Flooding in eastern Canada forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 people while over 600 troops have been deployed in response, authorities said Sunday. Warming weather over the Easter weekend has brought spring floods due to heavy rains and snowmelt from Ontario to southern Quebec and New Brunswick.

Landslide in northern Malawi kills three, injures many

Three people died after a landslide hit a village in the Rumphi district in northern Malawi, with at least five still missing Sunday and many others injured and hospitalised. Rumphi police spokesperson Tupeliwe Kabwilo told AFP that incessant rains in the area led to the landslide early Saturday....

Jayne Dowle: Why my family have cancelled our Cornwall summer holiday in favour of the Yorkshire coast

I’VE been a fan of our glorious Yorkshire coast since my first visit to Scarborough on the club trip. Aged two-and-a-half, I ran fully-clothed into the sea as soon as we landed, my uncle chasing after me with a bucket and spade. Over the years, I thought I had pretty much got the measure of it all.

Neil McNicholas: Why it was wrong to take religion out of Easter

Not quite. I have had my own little furore over the total absence, at least in the shops I have visited this year, of religious-themed Easter cards. The nearest I could find had pictures of churches, or crosses made of flowers, but none with any direct reference to the resurrection of Christ – which....

Louise Walker: Here’s how and why you can avoid legal limbo over cohabitation and marriage laws

THE Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) latest data release on marriages in England and Wales has revealed that the long term decline in the number of people getting married is continuing. The new data, which covers 2016, also shows that the number of religious marriage ceremonies is at an....

Sri Lanka attacks: Death toll soars to 290 after bombings hit churches and hotels

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Three churches were targeted during Easter services. The death toll in Sri Lanka has soared to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday. Police said 24 people had been arrested, but it is not yet known who carried out the attacks.

Isa Ab Hamid sworn in as senator for second term

KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 (Bernama) -- Datuk Isa Ab Hamid today took his oath as a member of the Orang Asli community in Senate for the second term from 2019 to 2021 before Senate president, Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran in Parliament. When met by reporters after the ceremony, Isa said he was determined to....

Royal call for nurturing spirit of togetherness

SEREMBAN, April 22 (Bernama) -- The spirit of togetherness can be nurtured by educating school children early on their social and moral responsibility so that they grow up more disciplined and practicing noble values, said the Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir.

Government examinations postponed due to Easter attack

The Examinations Department announced that following exams which were to commence from today has been postponed indefinitely. 1. Examinations of the Oriental Studies Society of Sri Lanka -2018(2019) -Intermediate 2. Examinations of the Oriental Studies Society of Sri Lanka -2018(2019) -Final(General Degree) 3.

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism Source: AP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors....

Investigator: 7 suicide attackers behind 6 Sri Lanka blasts Source: AP

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - The coordinated Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels were carried out by seven suicide bombers, a government investigator said Monday. An analysis of the attackers' body parts made clear that they were suicide bombers, said Ariyananda Welianga, a forensic crime investigator.

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media sites after the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels which killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction which reflects accumulated distrust in the capability of American internet companies to control harmful content.

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

FILE- This Oct. 3, 2018, file photo shows a Tesla emblem at the Auto show in Paris. Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years.

Apartheid, the race-based system ended 25 years ago

South Africa's first all-race vote 25 years ago turned the page on an oppressive system of racial segregation called apartheid that for roughly 50 years privileged whites over blacks. Here is a reminder. - Races apart - Apartheid -- an Afrikaans-language word meaning the state of "apartness" --....

Sudan protest leaders halt talks with military

Sudanese protest leaders Sunday suspended talks with military rulers, after the army failed to meet their demand for an immediate transfer to civilian rule. The protest leaders had planned to name members of a civilian body to take over from the ruling military council which took power on April 11 after ousting veteran leader Omar al-Bashir.

'Horrific', 'cruel', 'sad': World reacts to Sri Lanka blasts

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed at least 290 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them. Japan also confirmed one of its citizens was among those killed by the bombs which....

South Africa: milestones in 25 years since democracy

South Africa has travelled a difficult road since the first all-race elections in April 1994 ended more than three centuries of white domination. Here are some milestones. - 1994: first black president - The party that led the fight against apartheid, the African National Congress (ANC), wins the....

Seastead structure dragged back to shore by Royal Thai Navy

A floating seastead has today been towed by a naval vessel back to the Port of Phuket in Cape Panwa. Meanwhile the Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam is challenging the owners and builders of the structure to take the Thai Government and Navy to the International Court of Justice.

Pot must build up, or patrons will go underground

, April 18. The meager retail choice comprised of inexperienced pot-store lottery winners, financially backed by deep pocketed ‘license investors’ and supplied by corporate Bay St. backed growers leaves patrons no other choice but to stick with the status quo.

Two Galaxy Fold launch events reportedly delayed. Will the foldable phone still ship on time? - CNET

Right now, it isn't clear Samsung would also hit the pause button on selling the Galaxy Fold in the US. A Samsung spokesperson said last week that the US April 26 launch date is still on track, according to a tweet from The Wall Street Journal . It's unknown if Samsung will revise its statement in....
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