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LAST_UPDATETue, 22 Aug 2017 8am

British Airways Says Heathrow Check-In Problem Resolved

LONDON - British Airways said it had resolved an issue with its systems that affected the check-in process on flights from Heathrow on Wednesday, saying that customers were now being processed as normal.

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Jakarta Bans Motorbikes From New Road Over Selfie Risk

The Semanggi Interchange is named after a common plant which resembles a four-leaf clover and the roads it passes over are shaped the same way.

JAKARTA - Jakarta's administrators have banned motorbikes from a new overpass that opened in the city this weekend, over fears that its potential popularity as a spot for taking selfies could cause accidents.

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Beijing To Use AI To Fight Crime

BEIJING - China is looking to predict and prevent crime with the help of AI technology, according to a Financial Times report.

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Amazon China Partner Tells Users To Stop Using Illegal VPNs

Pic: ReutersBEIJING/SHANGHAI: A Chinese partner of global e-commerce firm Amazon.com Inc has told customers to end the use of illegal virtual private networks (VPNs), which can allow users to circumvent internet censorship.

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Disney Hopes New Face-Reading Tech Will Tell Them What The Audience Wants

Facial recognition technology has been tested by the Walt Disney Company to determine whether audience members are enjoying a film or thinking about walking out.

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Apple Defends Complying With China Over VPNs

Apple boss Tim Cook has defended his company’s decision to comply with the Chinese government’s demand it remove VPN software from the App Store.

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Apple Shares Sail To Record High On Healthy Iphone Sales

Apple Inc on Tuesday delivered surprisingly strong fiscal third-quarter earnings and signaled that its upcoming 10th-anniversary phone lineup is on schedule, driving the stock up 6 percent to an all-time high in after-hours trading.

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Vantiv Granted Extension To Make Firm Bid For Worldpay

LONDON - British payments firms Worldpay said on Tuesday that its U.S. suitor Vantiv has been granted a week-long extension to Aug. 8 to make a firm takeover bid or walk away for six months.

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Seed Funding Slows In Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO - The bloom is off seed funding, the business of providing money to brand-new startups, as investors take a more measured approach to financing emerging U.S. technology companies.

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