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Here Are the World’s Virtual Currency Billionaires (or at Least They Were)

The list is a reminder of how the biggest gains in virtual currencies have been reaped by a small number of early adopters — despite the early promises that virtual currencies could democratize the financial system and spread wealth more ...

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Ride the world’s tallest swing in this South African city

Visitors to South Africa tend to favor Cape Town and Johannesburg, often overlooking the coastal city of Durban. But the country’s third-largest city shouldn’t be omitted. One local has an interesting take on this. “If South Africa were Destiny’s Child, ...

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Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers

Amazon told customers of its Amazon Web Services cloud service that the vulnerability “has existed for more than 20 years in modern processor architectures.” It said that it had already protected nearly all instances of A.W.S. and that customers must ...

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Kendall Jenner is world’s highest-paid model, dethroning Gisele

Kendall Jenner is cat-walking her way straight to the bank. The 22-year-old star is the world’s highest-paid model after raking in a whopping $ 22 million in the 12 months leading up to June 2017, marking the first time since ...

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Richest 1% owns more than half of the world’s wealth: study

The world’s richest 1% owns more than half of the world’s wealth, according to a financial report. In over a year, the world’s wealth increased from $ 16.7 trillion to $ 280 trillion, the report by Credit Suisse, released Tuesday ...

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Feature: How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World’s Alphabets

Now a computational linguist and motivated by a desire to put his historical knowledge to use, Pandey knows how to get obscure alphabets into the Unicode standard. Since 2005, he has done so for 19 writing systems (and he’s currently ...

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One-time world’s heaviest woman dies at 37

Eman Ahmed Abdul Atti, who was once considered the world’s heaviest woman, weighing more than 1,000 pounds, died at 37 from complications due to heart disease and kidney dysfunction on Monday. Abdul Atti, born in Egypt, was in Abu Dhabi ...

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Kansas lawmaker’s son killed riding world’s tallest water slide

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, August 7, 2016, 6:48 PM The world’s tallest water slide turned deadly on Sunday, after a Kansas state representative’s son was killed on the Kansas City, Kan. attraction. Nathan Schwab, the son of Rep. Scott ...

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World’s oldest man dies aged 112 in Japan

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 9:08 AM Koji Sasahara/AP Yasutaro Koide has died at the age of 112. He is seen in August 2015, holding the Guinness World Records certificate as he is formally recognized as the world’s ...

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