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Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

By Emil Valerio EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) — Many people are familiar with the question posed in the theme song “Sunny Days” which asks viewers how to get to Sesame Street. The popular television show “Sesame …

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More than just a pretty picture: “Picture Character” documentary gives insight into world of emojis

By Joanne Soriano EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) — How often do you receive or send emojis when communicating with family and friends? The emoji, a Japanese term for “picture character,” has grown in popularity across generations …

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Gardens of the future spring up at Chelsea Flower Show

by Pauline FROISSART LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Gardens of the future are being unveiled at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, where green-fingered designers have imagined innovative solutions to help combat climate change. “If we don’t have plants, we …

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Huawei ban a salvo in widening US-China standoff

by Shaun TANDON WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — In effectively banning tech giant Huawei, President Donald Trump has fired a new salvo against China as the United States increasingly sees confrontation as the best way to curb the rising power. …

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Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world’s smartphones, said Sunday it was beginning to cut ties with China’s Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat. In …

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Mineral misery: Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate

by Jenny VAUGHAN / Tran Thi Minh Ha HON KOI, Vietnam (AFP) — The salt farmers of Hon Khoi rise before dawn as they have for generations, fanning out across shallow seawater pools in southern Vietnam to harvest the precious …

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SpaceX postpones launch of its first internet network satellites

by Ivan Couronne WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — SpaceX postponed launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit that was scheduled for Thursday night, possibly until next week, citing a need for software updates. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from …

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Chinese probe reveals secrets of Moon’s dark side

by Patrick GALEY PARIS, France (AFP) — Scientists on Wednesday said they could be a step closer to solving the riddle behind the Moon’s formation, unveiling the most detailed survey yet of the far side of Earth’s satellite. In January, …

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Facebook tightens live-streaming in crackdown on violence

by Glenn CHAPMAN SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook announced Wednesday it is tightening access to livestreaming to prevent the rampant sharing of graphic video as took place with the Christchurch massacre. People who have broken certain rules, including …

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Monet painting draws $110.7 mn at New York auction

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A Claude Monet painting from his celebrated “Meules” (Haystacks) series drew $110.7 million in New York on Tuesday in an auction record for the French Impressionist master. The sale at Sotheby’s — the first …

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NASA dubs 2024 Moon mission ‘Artemis,’ asks for $1.6 billion

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — NASA’s next mission to the Moon will be called Artemis, the US space agency announced Monday, though it’s still looking for the money to make the journey happen by its accelerated 2024 deadline. In March, …

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The Moon is shrinking: study

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Moon is steadily shrinking, causing wrinkling on its surface and quakes, according to an analysis of imagery captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) published Monday. A survey of more than 12,000 images revealed …

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