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Lebanon scraps WhatsApp tax as protests rage

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have taken to the streets over the government's handling of an economic crisis. The Lebanese government has backtracked on plans to tax WhatsApp calls as protests rage over the government's handling of an economic crisis.It had announced a new $0.20 (£0.16) daily charge

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League of Legends: Boss says it’s ‘not for casual players’

Ghost nets: Tackling a silent killer of the seas

Facebook chief rules out banning political adverts

Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock works if eyes are shut

Health

Fat found in overweight people’s lungs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Fatty tissue has been found in the lungs of overweight and obese people for the first time.Australian researchers analysed lung samples from 52 people and found the amount of fat increased in line with body mass index.They said their findings could explain why being overweight

Genetic tests: Experts urge caution over home testing

Microphone could be used to diagnose ‘noisy’ arthritic knees

Royal Papworth Hospital rated ‘outstanding’ in all categories

Science/Nature

Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDr Jennifer Jackson: "Satellites get us to whales in those places that are hard to reach" Scientists developing techniques to count great whales from space say the largest ever recorded mass stranding event was probably underestimated.The carcasses of 343 sei whales

Why a brainless yellow ‘blob’ that can learn is mystifying scientists

Plastic pollution: how plastic bags could help save the planet

Human ‘mini-brain’ develops slowest among primates

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    Lady Gaga plummets off stage in a fan’s arms during Vegas show

    [ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star has been performing her Enigma show in Vegas since December 2018 Lady Gaga fell head over heels off into the audience during the latest date of her Las Vegas residency.The star had invited a fan called Jack to join her on
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    Abominable: A DreamWorks movie, a map, and a huge regional row

    [ad_1] Image copyright Supplied Image caption Vietnamese media featured this photograph - showing the controversial dashed line - which was taken in the cinema Malaysian censors have ordered a scene to be cut from DreamWorks film Abominable before it is screened there - because of a brief glimpse of a
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    Channel 4 move makes Leeds the new media city

    [ad_1] Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption The former Majestic nightclub will be Channel 4's northern base Channel 4 has officially opened a new base in Leeds, which it says will make it better able to reflect life across Britain. What difference will it make, and why is West Yorkshire
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    Sulli: The woman who rebelled against the K-pop world

    [ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sulli first entered the Korean entertainment industry at the age of 11 In an industry that rewards performers for their silence off stage, K-pop star Sulli was a rebel.The actress-singer rose to prominence as a member of girl band f(x). But she came
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    Why is Banksy vetting the customers of his online store?

    [ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The artist recently showcased his wares in Croydon Banksy has launched his own official online shop, selling the stab vest Stormzy wore at Glastonbury, a tombstone and housebrick handbags.But as ever with the artist, there is a twist - he's vetting potential buyers

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    China economy: Third quarter growth misses expectations

    [ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images China's economy grew at its slowest pace since the early 1990s in the third quarter, official figures showed. In the three months to September, the economy expanded 6% from a year earlier, falling just short of expectations for 6.1% growth. The slowdown comes as China
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    IMF: What is it and why does it matter?

    [ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images/AFP The people charged with protecting the world's economy are meeting in Washington this week.The decisions made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) affect people around the world. But what is the IMF, why is it important, and what criticism does it face?What is the IMF?The
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    Banning out-of-hours email ‘could harm employee wellbeing’

    [ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Banning staff from accessing their work emails outside office hours could do more harm than good to employee wellbeing, a study suggests.University of Sussex researchers found while a ban could help some staff switch off, it could also stop people achieving work goals, causing stress.Companies