• JK Rowling thanks fans on 'Harry Potter' 20th anniversary
JK Rowling thanks fans on 'Harry Potter' 20th anniversary

On both the Facebook site and mobile app, to cast the spell, type out a post containing any of the phrases " Harry Potter ", "Gryffindor", "Ravenclaw", "Hufflepuff", or "Slytherin". A play titled " Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two" was also conceived and penned by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and Rowling. Author J.K.

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  • Police Prevent Istanbul Gay-Pride March
Police Prevent Istanbul Gay-Pride March

Parade organisers said members of the ultraconservative groups also showed up in Taksim Square , yet police prevented a face-off between the different groups. As LGBT Pride Month draws to a close and cities around the world host marches in solidarity and in search of equality, we're taking it back to where the modern-day movement began: Stonewa...

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  • Grizzly Bears Are Off The Endangered Species List
Grizzly Bears Are Off The Endangered Species List

Tom France from the National Wildlife Federation said the focus should now be turned to rebuilding the grizzly bear's population in areas like the North Cascades in Washington state and Selway-Bitteroot in Idaho . Today, the population has rebounded to around 700. "Right now we are really focused still on the conservation of this species". "T...

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  • Samsung's Galaxy S8 Plus Boasts Top Battery Life
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Plus Boasts Top Battery Life

OnLeaks and 91mobiles have joined forces and released a set of alleged renders, as well as a 360-degree video, of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 . The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will come with an S Pen and it will be dust and water resistant. The Galaxy S8 + comes is powered by a 1,9GHz Exynos 8895 octa-Core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM ...

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  • All-new Seat Arona revealed
All-new Seat Arona revealed

The first public appearance at large will come at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and first deliveries are coming afterwards. The SUV sister vehicle to the well-received new Ibiza supermini, the Arona is taller and wider than its supermini sibling, further perfecting the formula originally established by the Nissan Juke .

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  • Qatar Offer Leaves American Airlines Cold
Qatar Offer Leaves American Airlines Cold

American Airlines' chief executive said on Thursday he is not "particularly excited" about Qatar Airways' interest in buying up to 10 percent of the US carrier's shares, in a letter to employees following the state-owned Gulf airline's overture.

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  • China Accuses Indian Border Guards of Crossing Into Its Territory
China Accuses Indian Border Guards of Crossing Into Its Territory

A statement posted on the Chinese defence ministry's social media account offered few details about the alleged incident, but said it had "seriously endangered peace and tranquility in the border areas". In view of the above event, for safety reasons, China has to put off arranging for the Indian pilgrims to enter China through the Nathu La pass, G...

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  • The Conjuring 3 confirmed, new writer hired
The Conjuring 3 confirmed, new writer hired

Safran recently told CinemaBlend that Conjuring 3 would break the pattern of " another supernatural possession in a house with a family in peril ". The Conjuring 3 marks the seventh film in the growing Conjuring universe following that of its first two incarnations plus Annabelle , Annabelle: Creation , The Nun and The Crooked Man (w...

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  • Mobile takes LTE-U crown, launches in select locations
Mobile takes LTE-U crown, launches in select locations

LTE-U uses publicly available 5 GHz airwaves to bolster existing LTE capacity and give a speed boost to what is already America's fastest, most advanced 4G LTE network. With LAA, T-Mobile can combine more licensed and unlicensed bandwidth. More locations will be rolling out later this year, T-Mobile noted. Earlier, T-Mobile announced the increase...

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  • Steamworld Dig 2 will release on Steam just after the Nintendo Switch
Steamworld Dig 2 will release on Steam just after the Nintendo Switch

We've known since its announcement that SteamWorld Dig 2 would be a Nintendo Switch exclusive upon its launch. "But at the same time we want to create something new", the studio said . As for other formats-namely 3DS and Vita-Image & Form says it has no further details to share right now. From here the developers are apparently going on vaca...

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  • Apple buys German eye tracking glasses specialist
Apple buys German eye tracking glasses specialist

In a move that is sure to stoke rumors about Apple's future work in augmented and virtual reality technologies, Apple has acquired SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI), an eye-tracking firm, MacRumors reports . SensoMotoric is a German company that provides computer vision applications with a major focus on eye tracking technology. The amount Apple pa...

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  • Gatland concerned by targeting of Lions scrum-half Murray
Gatland concerned by targeting of Lions scrum-half Murray

The goal for this week would be to look to wrap up the series by winning the second Test. Henshaw is one of the few in this Lions squad to have experienced a victory over the All Blacks, after he played an integral part in the Irish victory in Chicago, a fortnight before his team's defeat in Dublin.

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  • GOP Senate Bill Would Cut Health Care Coverage By 22 Million
GOP Senate Bill Would Cut Health Care Coverage By 22 Million

Senate Republicans skeptical about a GOP health overhaul bill are expressing some doubt about holding a vote on the measure this week. "I think we're gonna get it". It also warned that average premiums for benchmark plans for single individuals "would be about 20 percent higher in 2018 than under current law", mainly because the elimination of m...

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  • Melania outshines star couple as Trump meets Modi
Melania outshines star couple as Trump meets Modi

A joint India-US statement is also likely to be issued. Heaping praises on Prime Minister Modi , Trump said that he had been reading a lot about him and that he would want to congratulate him for the exemplary leadership he has shown, primarily, economically.

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  • Census 2016: 'No religion' submissions rise as Christianity slides
Census 2016: 'No religion' submissions rise as Christianity slides

The number of over 65s increased by almost 665,000 people in 2016, but the average age of Asian immigrants is typically much younger, helping to steady the rise. Most of the growth in younger age groups is driven by migration from Asia. The figures showed almost half of the population were either born overseas or their parents were.

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  • We Have Got to Talk About That Jaw-Dropping Doctor Who Cliffhanger
We Have Got to Talk About That Jaw-Dropping Doctor Who Cliffhanger

The first part of the season finale will be followed on July 1 by " The Doctor Falls ", which will run for an hour and will feature the Twelfth Doctor as he continues his fight against the Cybermen and The Master . Thought Bill's departure is not confirmed, the Doctor's exit absolutely is happening at some point. But finally, she comes to the ...

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  • Aston Martin to go electric in 2019
Aston Martin to go electric in 2019

The British automaker first revealed its all-electric model less than two years ago as a concept, and the production model will be based on the Aston Martin Rapide AMR . They have worked on the original RapidE Concept and will assist Aston Martin with the task of engineering integration. Batteries will be stored under the bonnet and down the spi...

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  • Anthem to pay record $115M to settle data breach lawsuit
Anthem to pay record $115M to settle data breach lawsuit

The breach is one of a series of high-profile data breaches that resulted in losses of hundreds of millions of dollars to US companies in recent years, including Target Corp, which agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle claims by 47 states in May, and Home Depot Inc, which agreed to pay at least $19.5 million to consumers last year.

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  • CBO: Senate Health Care Bill Sees 22 Million More Uninsured by 2026
CBO: Senate Health Care Bill Sees 22 Million More Uninsured by 2026

Sen. If the Senate passes a bill, it will either have to be approved by the House, the two chambers would have to reconcile their differences in a conference committee, or the House could pass a new version and bounce it back to the Senate.

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  • Verizon completes $4.5bn acquisition of yahoo
Verizon completes $4.5bn acquisition of yahoo

The deal also brings to an end the 5-year rule of Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer , who is not joining the new company. The deal was thrown into doubt after Yahoo was twiced hit by cyber attacks, with the original enterprise value of the agreement eventually dropped by US$350 million in an effort to push it through.

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  • DIY Nintendo Switch Dock Created Using Old Game Boy Advance
DIY Nintendo Switch Dock Created Using Old Game Boy Advance

In other news, despite the restocking issues with the Switch, it still has proven to be Nintendo's most popular console today, even casting a shadow on their other well-loved portable gaming device, the Nintendo 3DS. And so, what that means is, a sweet spot of $300 for the Nintendo Switch , a platform that has Mario and Zelda and Splato...

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  • JK Rowling Marks 20 Years Since Harry Potter Appeared
JK Rowling Marks 20 Years Since Harry Potter Appeared

As many as 450 million copies in nearly 80 languages have been sold, Rowling's official website says . Today marks the 20 anniversary of the first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (Sorcerer's in the U.S.) Stone , being published.

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  • British and Irish Lions: Jonathan Davies wants 'clinical' finishing
British and Irish Lions: Jonathan Davies wants 'clinical' finishing

It is do or die in the series now, with the Test matches. "I thought that's a little bit risky, and after he's kicked he's been pushed a few times, pushed to the ground.So we'll probably just get some clarity from the ref later in the week", said Gatland.

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  • US Senate Republicans release changes to healthcare proposal
US Senate Republicans release changes to healthcare proposal

Those two - plus fellow conservatives Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas - have said the current measure doesn't do enough to erase Obama's law and reduce premiums. "I want to see a bill with heart". Leaders are reviewing next steps, including bringing their bill to the House floor for a vote shortly after the Senate acts.

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  • Alaska Air offers charter flight for solar eclipse viewing
Alaska Air offers charter flight for solar eclipse viewing

They successfully lobbied Alaska Airlines to adjust the flight path so they could see the event from the air, said Halley Knigge, an airline spokeswoman. It will be viewable first from above the Pacific Ocean, before appearing in OR and following a diagonal path across the country to SC. On Aug. 21, the United States will experience its first coa...

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  • Facebook brings new masks, filters and reactions to Messenger video chat
Facebook brings new masks, filters and reactions to Messenger video chat

You can see their differences by tapping on a certain reaction while you are facing the camera and tapping it again when your face is off the screen. While Snapchat offered augmented reality filters first, the addition of the feature to Messenger's live video chats is a first for the field.

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  • SpaceX launches satellites from California base
SpaceX launches satellites from California base

Elon Musk's space exploration company is preparing to launch a Falcon 9 rocket, from a Californian airbase, on a mission to send 10 satellites into to low-Earth orbit today. SpaceX previously used a recycled rocket during a March mission. Since the 1950s, rockets have launched into space from Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center.

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  • The iPhone is getting drag and drop too with iOS 11
The iPhone is getting drag and drop too with iOS 11

Announced this week at WWDC, Apple's annual developers conference , the latest iPad Pro has been updated with a A10X fusion chip, which Apple claims makes it more powerful than the vast majority of Windows laptops on the market. As part of last October's release of Apple's iOS 10.1, users that attempted to use a 32-bit app on their upda...

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  • 'Most expensive' Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch expected in September
'Most expensive' Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch expected in September

Although the phone will most likely feature the same skinny bezels as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ . "After activating the Unlock with Home button feature via Settings Display Navigation bar, a hard press of the square Home button from the Always On Display will unlock the device (a swiping motion is not required), while a double-tap will pu...

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  • Will AB de Villiers Call Time On Cricketing Career?
Will AB de Villiers Call Time On Cricketing Career?

They lost to England in a One-Day global series by the same scoreline and exited the ICC Champions Trophy in the first round. Meanwhile De Villiers was left to rue some sloppy fielding as his side, beaten in a one-day worldwide series by England and knocked out in the first round of the Champions Trophy, suffered another defeat on this tour.

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  • SpaceX set to launch satellites from California air base
SpaceX set to launch satellites from California air base

The second batch of 10 satellites is now scheduled to launch on a Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday (June 25), making a weekend doubleheader for SpaceX . SpaceX's next launch is targeted for mid-July for Intelsat communications satellite , although the date has not yet been confirmed. In fact, Musk said there...

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  • Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR) Stock Soars on Waymo Deal
Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR) Stock Soars on Waymo Deal

Self-driving vehicle fleets are at once a threat to rental auto companies like Avis and an opportunity for them to expand their role in an emerging market, albeit not as a company interacting directly with consumers but more as a backend-service provider.

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  • SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base
SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

The first-stage booster landed about 7 minutes later. The new fins are a bit heavier, but are designed for multiple re-uses as SpaceX seeks to more toward rapid reuse of its first stage booster. Those satellites will join a growing network dubbed the Iridium Next system. Two or three of those flights will be for Iridium, which has purchased a...

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  • Emre Can overcomes injury scare to book semi-final spot with Germany
Emre Can overcomes injury scare to book semi-final spot with Germany

In the other Group B match, Chile drew 1-1 with Australia to finish in second place and will now battle Portugal in the Semi-final. By securing top spot in Group B of the World Cup warm-up tournament, the inexperienced Germany squad playing without many of its 2014 World Cup winners will now stay in the Black Sea resort of Sochi and play ...

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  • Supreme Court could rule on Trump's proposed travel ban before summer break
Supreme Court could rule on Trump's proposed travel ban before summer break

The justices granted parts of his administration's emergency request to put the March 6 executive order into effect immediately while the legal battle continues. After it was blocked by the courts, Trump tried again in March with a revised version that didn't include Iraq and was meant to clarify problems of the first order that created uncertainty...

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