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Girlguiding says girls not at risk from trans inclusion

Image copyright Getty Images Girlguiding has defended its decision to allow transgender members and leaders – after it expelled two volunteers who objected to the policy. Helen Watts, one of the expelled volunteers, said girls had a right to “female-only spaces”. But Girlguiding says including people who self-identify as female to join or lead groups […]

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The Papers: More green, less greed, says Corbyn

By BBC News Staff Image caption The Guardian reports how Jeremy Corbyn will attack “greed-is-good” capitalism in his closing speech at his party’s conference and vow to “rebuild and transform Britain”. In an attempt to steer the conference away from dissent over Brexit, the Labour leader will promise a “green jobs revolution” and a major […]

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Leak reveals Pixel 3’s Google Camera will support real-time Lens analysis

Real-time detection in the Google Lens app began rolling out in May 2018, but it’s still not possible to use the tool in real-time just by opening up the basic Google Camera app. That won’t be the case for long, though, according to a new leak that shows Lens running by default in the Pixel […]

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Derby stun Man Utd in dramatic Cup shootout

Jose Mourinho lost his first home match in the League Cup as a manager Derby County beat Manchester United 8-7 in a dramatic penalty shootout at Old Trafford to reach the Carabao Cup fourth round. After 15 successful penalties, Derby goalkeeper Scott Carson saved Phil Jones’ effort low to his left to secure victory for […]

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ARCore v1.5 adds support for OnePlus 6T, ROG Phone, Razer Phone, Xperia X, and many more [APK Teardown]

Google’s ARCore team just rolled out a new update that appears to bring the augmented reality framework to several more phones and tablets. Some hot new (and upcoming) devices are on the list, like the Galaxy Note9, OnePlus 6T, and ROG Phone. These are also joined by some older models like the Sony Xperia X. […]

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MOT diesel test not performed in NI for 12 years

Image copyright AFP Emissions tests on diesel cars have not been carried out during MOTs in Northern Ireland for 12 years, despite being legally required. The tests were crucial, an air pollution expert told BBC Spotlight, and not to do them was “virtually criminal”. The government is legally required to do an emissions test on […]

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The teens starting university after a life in care

How do you get ready for university when you can’t afford a suitcase? Only 6% of young people leaving care go on to university. The BBC’s Ashley John-Baptiste, who grew up in care himself, meets two care leavers as they face the financial and emotional challenges of starting higher education. Tolu, 19, went into foster […]

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Instagram’s co-founders are leaving Facebook

Instagram co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom are leaving Facebook “to explore [their] curiosity and creativity again,” Systrom announced in a blog post. Bloomberg reports that the departure comes amid increasing friction between the pair and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Krieger and Systrom founded Instagram in 2010; Facebook acquired the young photo-sharing platform for a […]

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Instagram adds notifications to its browser app and Instagram Lite

If you use Instagram’s mobile web app, then you’ve likely been waiting patiently for the addition of notifications since it launched in the first half of 2017. That wait is finally over. Now, Instagram users who log in from Chome can turn on notifications for when they get new followers, likes, or comments. The change […]

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Trump blasts “globalism” in address to United Nations General Assembly — live updates

President Trump excoriated the “ideology of globalism” and multinational authorities, underscoring the importance of national sovereignty and need for countries to pay for their own defense in his address before the United Nations General Assembly in New York Tuesday. The president’s second address before the body since taking office was marked by the president’s insistence […]

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Twitter unveils new policy on dehumanizing speech, seeks feedback from users

Twitter’s Dehumanization Policy You may not dehumanize anyone based on membership in an identifiable group, as this speech can lead to offline harm. Definitions: Dehumanization: Language that treats others as less than human. Dehumanization can occur when others are denied of human qualities (animalistic dehumanization) or when others are denied of human nature (mechanistic dehumanization). […]

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