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The ladder-climbing robotic snake and other news

BBC Click’s Nick Kwek looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including: Google announces it is shutting down the majority of its social network, Google+, after user data was left exposed Augmented reality company, Magic Leap, holds its first developers conference University researchers at Kyoto ...

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Royal wedding: Well-wishers gather for Eugenie ceremony

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank went for a final rehearsal on Thursday Well-wishers have begun to arrive in Windsor for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. Some 850 guests are expected, including X Factor judges Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field, singer Ellie ...

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Queensland storm: Tornadoes and huge hailstones wreak damage

Image copyright STEVEN HARLAND Image caption Locals posted images online showing injured and distressed animals Tornadoes and a thunderstorm “supercell” have swept across Queensland in Australia, injuring four people and causing widespread damage. The dangerous weather system hit the state’s south-east on Thursday, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said. One ...

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Stocks plunge again; Dow’s two-day loss reaches 1,300 points

Technology and retail companies continued to stumble. Amazon dropped another 2% to $1,719.36 and Apple fell 0.9% to $214.45. Microsoft and Alphabet, Google’s parent company, were little changed. Those stocks have made huge gains for years, but they’re currently out of favor. Amazon and Alphabet, respectively the second- and fourth-most ...

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‘Licensed drug dealers:’ Five doctors and phamacist busted for allegedly flooding the city with millions of pain pills

Dr. Nkanga Nkanga, another Staten Island doctor, also wrote thousands of needless prescriptions without even an examination, prosecutors allege. And Nadem Sayegh, who had offices in the Bronx and Westchester County, allegedly conspired with a second person, and wrote prescriptions to that person using variations of the name and relatives’ ...

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