Paul Simon thanks fans on final European show at Hyde Park

Paul Simon thanks fans on final European show at Hyde Park

Paul Simon told fans how thankful he is for their support as he played his last show in Europe before he retires from touring.

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Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics says changing the DNA of a human embryo could be ‘morally permissable’ if it is in the child’s best interests. The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally permissible” if it was in the future child’s interests and did not add to the kinds of inequalities that already divide society.

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Rising sea levels are threatening your internet connection

Rising sea levels are threatening your internet connection

Underground internet cables criss-crossing coastal regions will be inundated by rising seas within the next 15 years, according to a new study. Thousands of miles of fibre optic cables are under threat in US cities like New York, Seattle and Miami, and could soon be out of action unless steps are taken to protect them. The report, presented at a meeting of internet network researchers in Montreal, is among the first to reveal the damage a changing climate will cause for the network of cables and data centres that underpins so much of modern life.

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Test-tube rhinos? Experiment aims to save a vanishing species

Test-tube rhinos? Experiment aims to save a vanishing species

Scientists say they’ve used human test-tube baby techniques to try to save the nearly extinct northern white rhino. In an improbable experiment, they are trying to resurrect an entire subspecies using dead males, two infertile remaining females, and some closely related southern white rhinos. And they say they also plan to use stem-cell technology to try to create a population of pure northern white rhinos in the lab.

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Lava flies through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 13

Lava flies through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 13

An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii’s Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. They were aboard a tour boat that takes visitors to see lava plunging into the ocean from the long-erupting Kilauea volcano that has been vigorously shooting lava from a new vent in the ground for the past two months.

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Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

The European Union and Japan signed a landmark deal on Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade. The ambitious pact signed in Tokyo runs counter to President Donald Trump’s moves to hike tariffs on imports from many U.S. trading partners. It covers a third of the global economy and markets of more than 600 million people.

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Germany: We Can’t Trust the Whack Job in the White House

Germany: We Can’t Trust the Whack Job in the White House

When Donald Trump shocked the world and won the presidential election (with a little help from his Russian friends), leaders around the globe immediately sprang into action in an attempt to figure out how to interact with a guy who had spent most of his campaign flaming global alliances. Justin Trudeau whisked the president’s favorite child off to the theater. Emmanuel Macron rolled out the red carpet and presented Trump with an array of shiny objects, including a military parade. Angela Merkel held Trump’s hand and attempted to explain complex concepts in a way she thought his small brain could understand.

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Amazon suffers glitches at the start of Prime Day

Amazon suffers glitches at the start of Prime Day

Amazon suffered glitches at the start of Prime Day on Monday, slowing sales on the e-retailer's biggest shopping day of the year. Amazon's annual shopping holiday kicked off at 3 pm E.T. and runs for 36 hours, the longest Prime Day yet. Shoppers reported several errors — on both the desktop site and the mobile app.

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