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Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend

Here's the biggest news you missed this weekendFrom the Sri Lanka Easter attacks to impeachment talk, here's the weekend news to know.



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The biggest revelations in the Mueller report

The biggest revelations in the Mueller reportKey takeaways from the 448-page, moderately redacted special counsel report.



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Erdogan on track to lose Turkey's biggest cities in shock poll upset

Erdogan on track to lose Turkey's biggest cities in shock poll upsetWhile official vote tallies and Turkish broadcasters put the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidates ahead in both cities, the Islamist-rooted AKP promised appeals that could delay the final results for days. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics since sweeping to power 16 years ago and has ruled with an ever tighter grip, campaigned relentlessly for two months ahead of Sunday’s vote, which he described as a “matter of survival” for Turkey. “The people have voted in favour of democracy, they have chosen democracy,” said opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, whose secularist CHP also held its Aegean coastal stronghold of Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city.



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New Zealand's biggest online classifieds site bans sale of semi-automatic guns

New Zealand's biggest online classifieds site bans sale of semi-automatic gunsIn the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attack, New Zealand is looking to step up on gun control.It's led to the country's biggest online marketplace, Trade Me, stopping the sale of semi-automatic firearms until it receives further instruction from the government.SEE ALSO: Facebook has removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting, but questions remain"We have listened to public sentiment following Friday's terrorist attack in Christchurch and decided to remove all semi-automatic firearms sales and parts associated with those weapons today," Trade Me's statement reads.The company said it would aim to remove listings for semi-automatic firearms by the end of Monday. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pledged that the country's gun laws "will change" following the tragedy, and said on Monday she would start discussing the issue within the government."Rightly … people are asking the question 'why is it that someone with a firearms licence in New Zealand can obtain a military-style semi-automatic weapon?'" Ardern told Radio NZ.The New Zealand Police Association has backed the action on the country's gun laws."Jacinda Ardern has said emphatically that New Zealand's gun laws will change and that now is the time for that change," Police Association president Chris Cahill said in a statement online."I absolutely agree with her and I believe many New Zealanders will be aghast that in our country someone can amass a cache of weapons like that discovered in this Christchurch tragedy."Unlike neighbouring Australia, whose famously strong gun policy resulted in a ban on semi-automatic firearms, New Zealand allows private possession, as long as the owner is approved by police and licensed. As per Gunpolicy.org, New Zealand has double the guns per person than Australia, and the number of privately-owned guns is estimated to be at 1.5 million. There have also been calls for a gun register, which isn't required in New Zealand for most firearms, according to the BBC. WATCH: Delete Facebook says WhatsApp co-founder



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Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend

Here's the biggest news you missed this weekendFrom Boeing crashes to the New Zealand shooter, here's what to know.



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Biggest obstacle to passage of Green New Deal? Democratic lawmakers

Biggest obstacle to passage of Green New Deal? Democratic lawmakersDemocrats agree that climate change needs to be addressed. Pronto. But they're divided on if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' Green New Deal is the answer.



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Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Indicted in Sweeping College Bribery Scheme. Here Are the Biggest Allegations and What to Know

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Indicted in Sweeping College Bribery Scheme. Here Are the Biggest Allegations and What to KnowWho was charged and the biggest allegations



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US tech giant Nvidia in biggest ever deal with $6.9bn takeover of Israel's Mellanox

US tech giant Nvidia in biggest ever deal with $  6.9bn takeover of Israel's MellanoxThe US computer giant Nvidia has made its biggest-ever acquisition with a $ 6.9bn (£5.3bn) takeover of Israel’s Mellanox. The deal represents a strategic shift towards cloud computing for Nvidia after a share crash at the end of last year triggered by the end of the cryptocurrency boom and slow sales of its computer game graphics chips. Nvidia is best known for graphical processors, which are used in video and game production but have also become surprisingly proficient at intensive computing tasks such as cryptocurrency mining and artificial intelligence. Its shares rose ten-fold between 2016 and last September amid booming interest in AI and the Bitcoin bubble, but lost half their value at the end of last year as cryptocurrency mining became unprofitable and sales of the graphics cards it sells to video gamers slowed, particularly in China. Mellanox’s networking technology is used within data centres, the remote stacks of powerful computers used by companies to store and process vast amounts of information. Its technology transfers data at high speeds within and between the data centres, which are increasingly in demand due to the rise of cloud computing services in which companies rent server space from Amazon, Microsoft and others. Jensen Huang, Nvidia’s chief executive, said: “The emergence of AI and data science, as well as billions of simultaneous computer users, is fueling skyrocketing demand on the world’s data centers.” The two companies have previously worked together on the world’s two most powerful supercomputers, the IBM-built systems used by the US government. Nvidia reportedly beat away competition from Intel for the acquisition. Intel has also been leaning more heavily on its data centre business as the market for personal computers shrinks. It is by far the company’s biggest acquisition to date, worth almost 20 times the $ 367m it paid for modem company Icera in 2011. Shares in Nvidia rose by more than 5pc on news of the deal.



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World's biggest sovereign fund to dump oil and gas stocks: Norway

World's biggest sovereign fund to dump oil and gas stocks: NorwayNorway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s biggest and which is fuelled by petrodollars, will divest its oil and gas holdings to reduce its exposure to the oil sector, the Norwegian government announced on Friday. While the decision is based solely on financial considerations and not on the environment or climate change, a divestment by an investor worth more than $ 1 trillion will undoubtedly be seen as a major blow to polluting fossil fuels. The government of Norway, the biggest hydrocarbon producer in western Europe, said it would exclude companies classified as exploration and production companies from the fund.



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India says struck biggest Jaish camp in Pakistan, killed many militants

India says struck biggest Jaish camp in Pakistan, killed many militantsIndia said its air strikes inside Pakistan on Tuesday killed a large number of militants from Jaish-e-Mohammad, the group that claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack on a Indian paramilitary convoy in the disputed Kashmir region earlier this month. “In an intelligence led operation in the early hours of today, India struck the biggest training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot,” Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said. “In this operation, a very large number of Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, trainers, senior commanders, and groups of jihadis who were being trained for fidayeen action were eliminated,” Gokhale told a news conference.



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