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Social Media giant Facebook will change its tax structure meaning instead of recording all advertising revenue through its global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland it will be recorded by tis local companies in those countries. Dublin will remain the site of its worldwide headquarters. Facebook's United Kingdom operations paid just £5.1m in corporation tax a year ago, despite a jump in profit and revenues almost quadrupling on the back of increasing advertising sales.
  • Right whales facing extinction after 17 die this year, scientists say

    Right whales facing extinction after 17 die this year, scientists say

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    This year of high mortality among the right whales has been complicated by poor reproduction rates. According to Phys.org, John Bullard, the Northeast regional administrator from NOAA, says that the United States and Canada need to consider the very real possibility of extinction for these animals, and enact regulation to ensure these massive, rare marine mammals persist in Earth's oceans.
  • This controversial 'bullying' remark really annoyed fans of I'm A Celebrity

    This controversial 'bullying' remark really annoyed fans of I'm A Celebrity

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    Iain came third before Jamie and then Toff, who was crowned the victor, and Amir even interrupted his exit interview to claim he wasn't a bully . We're not bullies mate. Amir lied and said it was Iain's idea to eat the treat, which led to the radio host being treated differently in camp. From THAT Myleene Klass bikini to Jordan's cornrows in the shower here are our favourites.
  • Potential treatment for Huntington's disease discovered

    Potential treatment for Huntington's disease discovered

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    Brain scan of a patient with Huntington's disease. Researchers from University College London have tested a drug that can be injected into the spinal fluid to silence the gene responsible for generating the protein that causes damage to brain cells among people affected by the neurodegenerative disease.
  • Google Maps to Now Show Users Final Destination on Buses/Trains

    Google Maps to Now Show Users Final Destination on Buses/Trains

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    The real-time updates will be given while a user is are on his/her transit journey and the updates will appear in the Google Maps app. The latest update makes things even simpler as Google Maps gives you live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during your journey.
  • NASA's Kepler space telescope makes discovery using machine learning from Google

    NASA's Kepler space telescope makes discovery using machine learning from Google

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    Furthermore, recent reports have revealed that NASA cited Google's machine learning played a pivotal role in the highly anticipated discovery . Kepler completed its prime mission in 2012 and went on to collect data for an additional year in an extended mission. In 2014, Kepler began a new exoplanet-hunting mission, K2, which has confirmed the existence of 178 exoplanets to date.
  • Street Fighter V's Season 3 Characters Revealed

    Street Fighter V's Season 3 Characters Revealed

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    Sakura will be joined by fellow legacy characters Blanka, Cody and Sagat , along with newcomers Falke and G. Falke has appeared in Ed's Story Mode cutscenes, with her standing at his side during the formation of Neo Shadaloo, whilst G appears to be some hobo Abraham Lincoln cosplayer.
  • Geminid meteor showers to light up sultanate's skies this week

    Geminid meteor showers to light up sultanate's skies this week

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    Though the meteors tend to originate from the Gemini constellation, they can be observed in most parts of the sky. Astrologist Ibrahim bin Mohammed al Mahrouqi, a member of the Omani Astronomical Society said that the meteor showers known as Geminid is the best meteor shower to happen throughout the year.
  • Bitcoin futures set to begin trading later Sunday

    Bitcoin futures set to begin trading later Sunday

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    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange also Friday that it will start offering bitcoin futures trading December 18. It is the first opportunity for professional investors to invest in bitcoin. First, check to make sure that your broker allows futures trading and that your trading account has permission to trade them. The exchanges have agreed to "self-certification", or a pledge that the new instruments will not break federal securities laws.