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Australia’s languages ‘share single source’

Image copyright Getty Images Researchers in Australia say they have traced the country's indigenous languages back to a single, common tongue. The languages are all derived from a mother tongue, known as Proto-Australian, that was spoken about 10,000 years ago, according to a new study. Linguists have long debated the subject in Australia. More than…

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Driverless car worries hit US stocks

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in Tesla and California chipmaker Nvidia dove on Tuesday amid fresh worries about the promise of self-driving car technology. The concerns added to a wider technology sell-off that saw US markets reverse gains notched on Monday as fears of a global trade war receded. The tech rich Nasdaq index plunged…

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Warner may never play for Australia again: Jim Maxwell

Updated March 28, 2018 12:42:12 Video: 'He's been put in the naughty corner': Jim Maxwell says Warner ostracised by team (ABC News) David Warner's international career may have come to an end amid the fallout from the ball-tampering scandal, according to ABC cricket commentator Jim Maxwell. Maxwell, who is travelling with the team in South…

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France just lowered its compulsory school age to 3

Updated March 28, 2018 12:53:10 Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron listens to pre-school children in Paris. (AP: Christophe Ena) President Emmanuel Macron has announced compulsory schooling in France will begin at age three, instead of six, as part of new reforms set to shake up the country's education system. "Kindergarten will be a founding moment…

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Trump ends deportation protections for Liberians

President Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 25, 2018, after returning from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP) President Trump announced on Tuesday he will end a special immigration program that has allowed nearly 4,000 Liberians to…

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What the Cambridge Analytica Revelations Signal for Future Political Campaigns

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. John Moore/Getty Images A national déjà vu unfolds over internet privacy in the age of big data. After The New York Times revealed that British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica siphoned off Facebook data for roughly 50 million users—all blissfully unaware that affiliates of the Trump campaign were mining their behavioral patterns…

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