Thursday , February 22 2018

Apple HQ: So beautiful, it’s like a smack in the face

Apple HQ: So beautiful, it’s like a smack in the face

Updated February 21, 2018 09:46:45 Photo: Apple's new campus in California does not skimp on large glass walls. (Reuters: Stephen Lam) Apple has encountered a problem with windows — the headlines practically write themselves. A few days ago, MarketWatch reported the massive, clear glass panes used extensively in the design of Apple's new multibillion-dollar "spaceship"…

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Wesfarmers net profit plunges nearly 87pc on Target and Bunnings UK write-downs

Wesfarmers net profit plunges nearly 87pc on Target and Bunnings UK write-downs

Updated February 21, 2018 10:05:01 Wesfarmers has reported an 86.6 per cent plunge in its first-half net profit, after writing down the value of its Target and Bunnings UK business. Key points: Bunnings UK purchased two years ago for $700m was written down by $900m The Bunnings UK impairment coupled with a $300 impairment in…

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Airstrikes pound rebel-held Damascus suburb, leaving more than 200 dead

Airstrikes pound rebel-held Damascus suburb, leaving more than 200 dead

The Syrian government and its allied forces pounded a besieged rebel-held Damascus suburb on Tuesday, killing dozens of civilians just a day after the enclave’s highest death toll in three years. Airstrikes and shelling have killed at least 210 civilians, including 54 children, since Sunday night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based monitoring…

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Weapons cache found at home of Md. teen accused of bringing gun to school, police say

Weapons cache found at home of Md. teen accused of bringing gun to school, police say

A cache of weapons and an apparent list of grievances were discovered at the home of a Maryland teenager arrested last week for allegedly bringing a loaded pistol and a knife to his high school. Alwin Chen, 18, was taken into custody at Clarksburg High School campus last Thursday after he was allegedly caught with…

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Denis Zvizdic: Bosnia’s future lies with Europe, NATO

Denis Zvizdic: Bosnia’s future lies with Europe, NATO

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic says the future of his country lies with the European Union and NATO. During an official visit to Qatar, Zvizdic said his country is implementing political and economic reforms, including fighting corruption, in its efforts to speed up its integration process into the EU and NATO. He sees that…

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Special counsel files new charge against lawyer in Russia meddling probe

Special counsel files new charge against lawyer in Russia meddling probe

Updated February 21, 2018 08:41:19 Photo: Alex van der Zwaan is expected to plead guilty in court. (AP: Susan Walsh) The US special counsel investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has charged a lawyer with lying about his communications with Rick Gates, a former aide to Donald Trump's campaign. Key points: Alex…

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Meet the modern-day Cupid who single-handedly revitalised a dying regional town

Meet the modern-day Cupid who single-handedly revitalised a dying regional town

Posted February 21, 2018 08:00:02 Photo: Ange Newton is a modern-day Cupid. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) The Northern Territory needs young women. Last week, Chief Minister Michael Gunner said that attracting young, working women to the Northern Territory would help solve the ongoing issue of population decline. Census data shows that the Northern Territory…

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