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'My son is next to me dying.' The heartbreaking pleas from a widow under ISIS rule to her mom in Holland

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2017-07-03 15:09
Sitting in her modest apartment near Amsterdam, Wafa turns on her phone and opens WhatsApp. She's filled with a mixture of hope and fear.
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The whole world in one layover

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2017-07-03 15:09
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How the iPhone changed the world

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2017-07-03 15:09
The iPhone is one of the most transformative consumer products in history, changing the way we communicate, work and live. And it's only been a decade.
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The iPhone: Then and now

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2017-07-03 15:09
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Trump speaks to China, Japan leaders over growing North Korea threat

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2017-07-03 15:03
US President Donald Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday night over the threat from North Korea's nuclear program.
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Elon Musk says first Model 3 will exit the factory Friday

Mashable - Mon, 2017-07-03 14:55

Tesla's affordable mid-size electric sedan, the Model 3, is ready for production, and the first car (Musk calls it SN1 which likely means serial number 1) will be completed on Friday. 

That's according to Elon Musk, who shared the news on Twitter, explaining the Model 3 passed "all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule." 

SEE ALSO: Tesla's Model X gets the first perfect SUV crash rating

Musk also tweeted that he plans to throw a "handover party" for the first 30 Model 3s to be handed to customers on July 28. He says that production will grow "exponentially," meaning the company should be producing 100 cars in August, more than 1,500 in September, and 20,000 in December.  Read more...

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Trillanes says Senate merely a ‘lapdog’ of Duterte admin

Inquirer - Mon, 2017-07-03 14:55
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday blasted his colleagues in the Senate for being lapdogs of President Duterte, turning the institution as the "last bastion of democracy" to merely "puppets" of the administration.   "'Yung Senado na dating last bastion of demoracy, ngayon wala na. Para na rin kaming mga tuta ng administrasyon na 'to (The Senate used to be the last bastion of demoracy, but now it's not. It's as if we'relapdogs of the administration)," Trillanes said during the Kapihan sa Manila Hotel forum on Monday.   Without mentioning any names, Trillanes, one of the Duterte administration's fiercest critics, called some senators "cowards" for refusing to ...

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Nintendo director explains why he won’t remake iconic games

Inquirer - Mon, 2017-07-03 14:44
Banking on the so-called "nostalgia train" seems to be the popular route that game developers are taking these days, as evidenced by the revival of numerous platforms and titles in recent months. But as far as Nintendo franchise creator and iconic developer Shigeru Miyamoto is concerned, he'd prefer if classic games remain as it is---memorable and untouched. Currently serving as the co-representative director of Nintendo, the 64-year-old video game designer recently discussed his thoughts on revisiting older games in the series. Contrary to the latest fad, Miyamoto expressed his disinterest in retreading earliertitles just for the sake of catering to nostalgic gamers. "I don't real...

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Qatar defiant as Saudi extends deadline to resolve Gulf rift

Inquirer - Mon, 2017-07-03 14:35
DOHA, Qatar---Qatar appeared defiant as Saudi Arabia and its allies Monday extended a deadline for Doha to accept a series of demands to lift a de facto blockade.   Their demands include Doha ending support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the closure of Al-Jazeera television, a downgrade of diplomatic ties with Iran and the shutdown of a Turkish military base in the emirate.   Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt gave Doha 10 days to comply with their 13 demands, with the ultimatum due to expire at the end of Sunday.   The 48-hour extension was in response to a request by the Kuwaiti emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who is acting...

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It’s been a grim year under Duterte, says Trillanes

Inquirer - Mon, 2017-07-03 14:35
The Philippines will go to the dogs under President Duterte's watch.   This was how Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, a fierce critic of the President, painted the country if Duterte would remain in office as he assessed the Chief Executive's freshman year.     "Sa kangkungan talaga tayo pupulutin at the rate we're going dahil wala talaga kaming nakikitang direksyon. Bukod dito sa pagpatay, sa war on drugs, wala nang ibang malinaw," Trillanes said at the Kapihan sa Manila Hotel on Monday.   He said Duterte failed to fulfill the primary and most important duty of the president of any country -- to protect his or her people.   When he exi...

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