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Google launches Motorbike Mode navigation in Kenya, first for Africa

Google launches Motorbike Mode navigation in Kenya, first for AfricaGoogle, said on Monday it would offer Motorbike Mode on Google Maps in Kenya, offering the voice navigation service for bike riders in Africa for the first time. Google, part of the U.S. firm Alphabet Inc, already provides the service in Asian nations, such as India. “For over a million Kenyans, boda bodas are a convenient and affordable way to move and transport goods from one place to another,” Google said in a statement.



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Pro-Kavanaugh Dark Money Group Launches Campaign To Support Susan Collins

Pro-Kavanaugh Dark Money Group Launches Campaign To Support Susan CollinsLast Saturday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), considered a moderate swing



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Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link

Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail linkA new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China will launch Sunday, a multi-billion dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city’s territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing. Chinese security will be stationed in semi-autonomous Hong Kong for the first time at the harbourfront West Kowloon rail terminus, as part of a new “special port area” that is subject to mainland law. Passengers will cross through immigration and customs checkpoints into the mainland-controlled portion of the station, which includes the platforms and the trains, even though West Kowloon is miles from the border further north.



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Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link

Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail linkA new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multi-billion dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city’s territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing. Chinese security have been stationed in semi-autonomous Hong Kong for the first time at the harbourfront West Kowloon rail terminus, as part of a new “special port area” that is subject to mainland law. Despite critics’ fears over passenger safety in the mainland zones, hundreds gathered at the terminus in the early morning, with the first train leaving for the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen at 7:00 am (2300 GMT Saturday).



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Nike's Online Sales Soar After Colin Kaepernick Ad Campaign Launches

Nike's Online Sales Soar After Colin Kaepernick Ad Campaign LaunchesNike's online sales have rocketed since the company revealed that former San



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Mercedes-Benz Launches the EQC, a Fully Electric SUV to Compete With Tesla

Mercedes-Benz Launches the EQC, a Fully Electric SUV to Compete With TeslaIt has a range of 200 miles.



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Iowa launches new website in search for missing student

Iowa launches new website in search for missing studentMONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Investigators searching for a University of Iowa student who vanished last month are launching a new website to generate tips from potential witnesses.



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Lift-Off! NASA Launches Parker Solar Probe To 'Touch The Sun'

Lift-Off! NASA Launches Parker Solar Probe To 'Touch The Sun'We just got one step closer to "touching" the sun.



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Israel halts fuel shipments to Gaza citing continued fire balloon launches

Israel halts fuel shipments to Gaza citing continued fire balloon launchesIsrael will stop shipments of fuel and gas to the Gaza Strip from Thursday in response to militants in the enclave launching incendiary balloons that have torched fields in Israel. A statement from Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s office on Wednesday said he had ordered a halt to fuel supplies into the strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing until further notice. “The decision has been taken in view of the continued terror of incendiary balloons and friction along the (border) fence,” the statement said.



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Vietnam launches probe into American detained for 'public disorder'

Vietnam launches probe into American detained for 'public disorder'Vietnam police have launched a formal criminal investigation into an American man who was among dozens arrested last week during rare protests that erupted across the authoritarian state. American citizen William Anh Nguyen, 32, was detained in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday during a massive rally protesting a government proposal to grant lengthy land leases in new special economic zones. Many protesters expressed fear the land would be handed to China, and thousands gathered in several cities across the country to demand the government not lease land to Beijing for “even one day”.



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