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Korean prosecutors question Samsung heir in succession-related probe

Korean prosecutors question Samsung heir in succession-related probe

SUMMARY: Prosecutors have been investigating suspected accounting fraud at drug company Samsung Biologics after the Korean financial watchdog complained the firm’s value had been inflated by 4.5 trillion won ($3.64 billion) in 2015.

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China's coronavirus campaign offers glimpse into surveillance system

China's coronavirus campaign offers glimpse into surveillance system

SUMMARY: This year, cities and villages across the country have used the system for what the government has labelled “an all-out people’s war on coronavirus”.

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Central Park review: Apple TV Plus' first cartoon is a surprising gem

Central Park review: Apple TV Plus' first cartoon is a surprising gem

SUMMARY: Apple TV PlusCentral Park, Apple TV Plus' first official cartoon, is a surprising gem plucked from the dusty shelves of abandoned network TV.

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A new Motorola Razr with 5G is reportedly dropping in September

A new Motorola Razr with 5G is reportedly dropping in September

SUMMARY: Angela Lang/CNETAfter Motorola revived its iconic Razr flip phone last year, the company is reportedly working to launch an upgraded sequel in North America as early as this September.

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Hydroxychloroquine trials for COVID-19 suspended by the WHO

Hydroxychloroquine trials for COVID-19 suspended by the WHO

SUMMARY: George Frey/GettyThe World Health Organization announced Monday it is pausing clinical trials using the controversial malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, to treat patients with COVID-19.

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Japan's Marvelous shares untraded as China's Tencent takes 20% stake

Japan's Marvelous shares untraded as China's Tencent takes 20% stake

SUMMARY: FILE PHOTO: People visit Tencent's booth at the World 5G Exhibition in Beijing, China, Nov. 22, 2019.

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In land of big data, China sets individual privacy rights

In land of big data, China sets individual privacy rights

SUMMARY: According to a recent draft, an individual has a right to privacy and to have their personal information protected.

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Red Cross urges halt to cyberattacks on healthcare sector amid COVID-19

Red Cross urges halt to cyberattacks on healthcare sector amid COVID-19

SUMMARY: FILE PHOTO: Red Cross members take the temperature of a migrant before disembarking from a Spanish coast guard vessel in the port of Arguineguin on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, May 17, 2020.

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China’s food delivery giant Meituan hits $100B valuation amid pandemic – TechCrunch

China’s food delivery giant Meituan hits $100B valuation amid pandemic – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Meituan’s shares hit a record high on Tuesday, bringing its valuation to over $100 billion.

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Uber cuts 600 jobs in India – TechCrunch

Uber cuts 600 jobs in India – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Uber is cutting 600 jobs in India, or 25% of its workforce in the country, it said on Tuesday as it looks to cut costs to steer through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hong Kong demand for VPNs surges on heels of China's plan for national security laws

Hong Kong demand for VPNs surges on heels of China's plan for national security laws

SUMMARY: HONG KONG (Reuters) - Demand for virtual private networks in Hong Kong surged more than six-fold last Thursday as Beijing proposed tough new national security laws for the financial hub, reflecting concerns over internet privacy, according to a VPN provider.

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Coronavirus: Drones to deliver COVID-19 tests and PPE to Isle of Mull

Coronavirus: Drones to deliver COVID-19 tests and PPE to Isle of Mull

SUMMARY: Drones are delivering urgently needed medical supplies such as coronavirus test kits and personal protective equipment to a Scottish island.

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Best last minute Memorial Day 2020 deals: Laptops, home exercise gear, mattresses, vacuums, and more

Best last minute Memorial Day 2020 deals: Laptops, home exercise gear, mattresses, vacuums, and more

SUMMARY: When you apply discount code THINKMEMORIAL, it's very nearly half off.

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Hacked NES Power Glove is a thing of horrifying, wriggly beauty

Hacked NES Power Glove is a thing of horrifying, wriggly beauty

SUMMARY: Makeup tutorials, woodworking tutorials, baking tutorials — there are creators of every kind uploading lessons in their craft for the YouTube-watching masses.

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The best last minute Memorial Day deals on mattresses

The best last minute Memorial Day deals on mattresses

SUMMARY: Deal Savings PriceShow more (22 items)coronavirus may have interfered with all sorts of Memorial Day plans, but the pandemic has not gotten in the way of the usual array of online Memorial Day deals.

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Virgin Orbit: Richard Branson's rocket fails on maiden flight

Virgin Orbit: Richard Branson's rocket fails on maiden flight

SUMMARY: Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit rocket has failed to launch a test satellite into space on its maiden voyage.

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NASA and SpaceX confirm SpaceX’s first ever astronaut launch is a ‘go’ – TechCrunch

NASA and SpaceX confirm SpaceX’s first ever astronaut launch is a ‘go’ – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: NASA and SpaceX are closer than ever to a moment both have been preparing for since the beginning of the Commercial Crew program in 2010.

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Elon Musk and Grimes changed their baby's name

Elon Musk and Grimes changed their baby's name

SUMMARY: Brendan Smialowski/Getty ImagesElon Musk and Grimes have had to change the name of their baby son from "X Æ A-12" to "X Æ A-Xii".

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Virgin Orbit's big demonstration launch doesn't make it to space

Virgin Orbit's big demonstration launch doesn't make it to space

SUMMARY: Virgin OrbitRichard Branson's space launch company, Virgin Orbit, didn't manage to launch a rocket into orbit from midair on Monday as hoped.

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Extremely rare 'cosmic ring of fire' discovered in the early universe

Extremely rare 'cosmic ring of fire' discovered in the early universe

SUMMARY: James Josephides/Swinburne Astronomy ProductionsA violent, catastrophic collision between two galaxies has given rise to an extremely rare ring galaxy, lurking some 11 billion light years from the Earth.

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