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It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before. This became clear with the live video earlier this month from Diamond Reynolds when she captured the aftermath of the shooting by a police officer of her boyfriend Philando Castile in Minnesota and streamed it live on Facebook.
The Pokemon Go craze is blamed for several robberies of distracted mobile phone players, but the game's cartoon characters have also helped US police improve strained community relations and even arrest wanted suspects.
People who drink lots of soda or other sugary beverages may have a higher risk of developing rare cancers in the gallbladder and bile ducts around the liver, a Swedish study suggests. Little is known about the causes of biliary tract and gallbladder tumors, but emerging evidence suggests obesity as well as elevated blood sugar levels that are a hallmark of diabetes may increase the risk of these malignancies.
She is emerging as the go-to star for big budget action blockbusters, knocking human and alien heads together in "Avatar," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Star Trek." But 38-year-old US actress Zoe Saldana isn't averse to giving her real-life adversaries a kicking either, with "Star Trek" grandee George Takei and English "James Bond" novelist Anthony Horowitz the latest in her firing line.
He's been accused of killing a homeless man, shooting dead an endangered animal and assaulting a former Miss World but it seems nothing can stop the box office appeal of Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan. The Indian superstar's latest blockbuster smashed records last week, just over a fortnight after he sparked fresh controversy by saying his heavy training schedule for the film left him feeling "like a raped woman".
Scooter Braun made his name as the man who discovered music phenomenon Justin Bieber nearly 10 years ago. Today, the talent roster of his management firm works with a number of big names, like Kanye West, Black Eyed Peas and Carly Rae Jepsen, which landed him on Time Magazine's 2013 list of the world's 100 Most Influential People.
A lot has been written on bidding in Bridge. Countless conventions reign supreme as far as finding the right contract is concerned. And yet even at the highest international level, catastrophes occur in bidding when partners are not on the same wave length misconstruing and misunderstanding each other's bids to land in ridiculous contracts or the wrong level of contract.