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Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Onkalo aims to solve the 100,000-year problem of nuclear waste storage

Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

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Facebook has announced new steps to fight ‘information operations’ led by governments and organisations designed to sway public opinion
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Facebook to tackle organised misinformation campaigns

Facebook has announced new steps to fight ‘information operations’ led by governments and organisations designed to sway public opinion

Business In a major restructure, Toshiba has announced that it will split its four in-house companies into wholly owned subsidiaries

Toshiba to be split into four entities

In a major restructure, Toshiba has announced that it will split its four in-house companies into wholly owned subsidiaries

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Energy In a landmark moment for energy usage, the UK has generated a day’s worth of electricity without using coal

UK achieves first coal-free day since the Industrial Revolution

In a landmark moment for energy usage, the UK has generated a day’s worth of electricity without using coal

Business Amazon has announced it is bringing its retail service to Australia. The country is both a new market for the company, and its fourth marketplace in the Asia-Pacific region

Amazon actualises Australian ambitions

Amazon has announced it is bringing its retail service to Australia. The country is both a new market for the company, and its fourth marketplace in the Asia-Pacific region

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Business Mastercard will roll out payment cards with fingerprint scanners in South Africa, with trials also planned for Asia Pacific and Europe

Mastercard unveils biometric payment card

Mastercard will roll out payment cards with fingerprint scanners in South Africa, with trials also planned for Asia Pacific and Europe

Technology The global ‘dumbphone’ market is forecast to grow 5,000 percent this year, with new devices and rock-bottom prices offering a stepping stone between older models and smartphones

India’s march to mobile is about to get dumb

The global ‘dumbphone’ market is forecast to grow 5,000 percent this year, with new devices and rock-bottom prices offering a stepping stone between older models and smartphones

Strategy Baidu has announced the launch of its new Apollo platform to develop self-driving technology in collaboration with other firms

Baidu launches Apollo self-driving platform

Baidu has announced the launch of its new Apollo platform to develop self-driving technology in collaboration with other firms

Technology Mark Zuckerberg made clear augmented reality is the future of Facebook at the F8 developer conference, as the company faces ethical questions surrounding its service

Facebook uses F8 conference to unveil its augmented future

Mark Zuckerberg made clear augmented reality is the future of Facebook at the F8 developer conference, as the company faces ethical questions surrounding its service

Technology Russian authorities force Google to loosen its grip on the Android operating system in a bid to improve competitiveness

Google agrees to open up Android to rivals in Russia

Russian authorities force Google to loosen its grip on the Android operating system in a bid to improve competitiveness

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Strategy Financial writing should be kept simple, but this principle must not be taken too far - crucial legal information cannot be dumbed down, even if it does seem 'boring'

Boring financial jargon or critical info? Cardinal rules for investment writing

Financial writing should be kept simple, but this principle must not be taken too far – crucial legal information cannot be dumbed down, even if it does seem ‘boring’

Business Alibaba-backed Ant Financial has teamed up with Emtek to bring fintech services to Indonesia

Ant Financial to roll out fintech in Indonesia

Alibaba-backed Ant Financial has teamed up with Emtek to bring fintech services to Indonesia

Business Unable to get auditors to sign off on its results, Toshiba has elected to publish them anyway while warning that its future is at risk

Toshiba’s future is in doubt

Unable to get auditors to sign off on its results, Toshiba has elected to publish them anyway while warning that its future is at risk

Strategy China has introduced new draft rules to restrict the flow of data from companies in a move that boosts data localisation

China cracks down on data transfer

China has introduced new draft rules to restrict the flow of data from companies in a move that boosts data localisation

Technology In the process of disrupting agriculture, airborne drones are experiencing growing pains. Fortunately, a new generation of entrepreneurial farmers could help them take off

Agricultural drones need time to take root

In the process of disrupting agriculture, airborne drones are experiencing growing pains. Fortunately, a new generation of entrepreneurial farmers could help them take off

Business AT&T has bought Straight Path Communications for $1.6bn in a huge bet on 5G technology

AT&T places $1.6bn bet on 5G

AT&T has bought Straight Path Communications for $1.6bn in a huge bet on 5G technology

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Strategy In an attempt to appease advertisers, YouTube will only allow ads to be run on channels with over 10,000 total views

YouTube blocks ads on smaller channels

In an attempt to appease advertisers, YouTube will only allow ads to be run on channels with over 10,000 total views

Business Huawei Technologies wins $11.6m from Samsung in patent infringement court case

Huawei wins $11.6m patent battle against Samsung

Huawei Technologies wins $11.6m from Samsung in patent infringement court case

Strategy As Germans head to the polls later this year, the government is cracking down on influential fake news

Germany takes aim at fake news and illegal content with €50m fines

As Germans head to the polls later this year, the government is cracking down on influential fake news

Business Boeing has agreed a $3bn deal with an Iranian airliner, testing the Trump administration’s promise to get tough on Iran

Boeing brings Iran nuclear deal into focus

Boeing has agreed a $3bn deal with an Iranian airliner, testing the Trump administration’s promise to get tough on Iran

Business As camera makers struggle to innovate, consumers are finding little need to upgrade. The market is slowing to the point of inertia – manufacturers need to take a leftfield approach to stay competitive

The death of digital photography

As camera makers struggle to innovate, consumers are finding little need to upgrade. The market is slowing to the point of inertia – manufacturers need to take a leftfield approach to stay competitive

Business Shares in Imagination Technologies fell 70 percent in a single day as Apple cut its ties with the chipmaker

Apple loses its Imagination

Shares in Imagination Technologies fell 70 percent in a single day as Apple cut its ties with the chipmaker