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Australia unveils robot to protect Barrier Reef

WT24 Desk A robot submarine able to hunt and kill the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devastating the Great Barrier Reef was unveiled by Australian researchers on Friday, AFP reports. Scientists at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) said the robot, named the ...

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Facebook bans Myanmar army chief

WT24 Desk Facebook banned Myanmar’s army chief and removed other pages tied to the country’s military on Monday after a UN probe called for him to be prosecuted for genocide over a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, AFP reports. “We are ...

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NASA Spitzer marks 15 yrs in space

WT24 Desk NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, the youngest member of the “Great Observatory” programme, has completed 15 years in space, IANS reports. The Great Observatories are four big-ticket space telescopes — Spitzer, Hubble Space Telescope, the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory ...

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Video game swastikas stir unease in Germany

WT24 Desk The first video game to depict Germany’s 1933-45 Nazi era uncensored, showing the swastika and Adolf Hitler, has stirred up debate over whether it’s an advance for artistic freedom or a new danger of radicalisation. “Through the Darkest ...

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Twitter CEO to testify before US House panel

WT24 Desk Twitter Inc’s chief executive will testify before a US House of Representatives committee on 5 September, the panel said on Friday, after some Republicans raised concerns about social media companies removing content from conservatives, Reuters reports. The House ...

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