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'Unfit' Uber stripped of London license
LONDON (Reuters) - London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities.

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing on deal terms - sources
(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with Sprint Corp , people familiar with the matter said on Friday, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.

At smartphone pioneer HTC: a new, or virtual, reality
TAIPEI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple and Samsung Electronics.

Kremlin: Russia did not use Facebook adverts to sway U.S. election
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia did not place adverts on Facebook Inc to try to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

Exclusive: VW moves to secure cobalt supplies in shift to electric cars
LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Volkswagen is moving to secure long-term supplies of cobalt, a vital component of rechargeable batteries, as the group accelerates its ambitious shift to electric cars.

Wal-Mart tests direct-to-fridge; Amazon ups restaurant game
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is testing a service to stock groceries directly to customers' refrigerators as it seeks to take on e-commerce giant Amazon.com.

ECB's Constancio compares Bitcoin to Dutch tulip mania
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bitcoin is not a currency but a mere instrument of speculation, the vice president of the European Central Bank said on Friday, comparing the digital currency to tulip bulbs during the 17th century trading bubble in the Netherlands.

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Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly
Seismologists say Mexico City's dry lake bed of soft soil made the earthquake shaking worse

During Trump's Campaign, Paul Manafort Offered to Privately Brief a Russian Billionaire Friend of Putin's
Trump's campaign chair said he was willing to give "private briefings" to the billionaire in the middle of the 2016 campaign

Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive
Cassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."

Uber's flying taxis project: First look
Uber is sharing new details and images about its plan to bring on-demand flying cars to the Dallas market as part of the company's project to transform urban air transportation

As Fall Equinox Approaches, Was Stonehenge Used to Predict Astronomical Events?
This Friday night and Saturday morning, druids, pagans, hippies, and assorted hangers-on will gather at Britain’s world-famous neolithic “Stonehenge” site to mark the fall equinox, the point when summer ends and the days begin to shorten. “This is the third of the four ‘sky points’ in our Wheel of the Year and it is when the sun does a perfect balancing act in the heavens,” says a piece on the Stonehenge blog. The nearest full moon to the equinox is known as the “harvest moon.” Farmers would celebrate it as the end of the second harvest.

Who Is Frida Sofia? Mexico Shocked at the Truth Behind Girl 'Trapped' in Rubble
Officials now say she never really existed

New fight in California water wars: How to update old system
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade.

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