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India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft enters lunar orbit in one of the trickiest aspects of its historic mission to the Moon.

India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit

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US Commerce Department grants 90-day trade extension to Huawei

Secretary Wilbur Ross announced limited reprieve despite President Trump's remarks on long-term pivot away from company.

US Commerce Department grants 90-day trade extension to Huawei

Hong Kong protests

Laser beams, Twitter war: The tech side of Hong Kong protests

Technology has become a crucial element in the Hong Kong protests, from facial recognition system to online trolling.

Laser beams, Twitter war: The tech side of Hong Kong protests

101 East

Fighting Slavery From Space

101 East shows how space technology is helping uncover modern slavery and free bonded workers.

Google

Google staff warns against working with US border agencies

A letter signed by almost 400 people urges Google not to be involved in 'human rights abuses'.

Google staff warns against working with US border agencies

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Facebook admits it listened to users' audio messages

The company have since said it has stopped doing this as privacy organisations raised concerns over the practice.

Facebook admits it listened to users' audio messages

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Who needs a bank account when you have a phone?

Networks of agents have brought financial services to millions of 'unbanked' people, and there's still room for growth.

Mobile phones are replacing bank accounts in Africa

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China vies to get in on crypto boom

Unlike decentralised blockchain-based offerings, China's digital currency intends to give Beijing more control.

China preparing to launch its own 'cryptocurrency'

Social media

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

White House calls on social media companies to help build technologies to 'combat domestic terrorism'.

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

Science & Technology

Overcoming prejudice, poverty and 'Molenbeekphobia' in Brussels

Faced with poverty and discrimination, residents of Belgium's Molenbeek neighbourhood build their own alternatives.

Overcoming prejudice, poverty and 'Molenbeekphobia' in Brussels

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Huawei unveils own operating system to compete with Android

Huawei said its HarmonyOS - or HongMeng - would 'bring more harmony and convenience to the world'.

Huawei unveils own operating system to compete with Android

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Caring for China's senior citizens with smart home technology

A quarter of a billion people in China are aged 60 and older, and smart technology in their homes is on the rise.

Caring for China's senior citizens with smart home technology

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Months after IPO, Uber's quarterly loss tops $5bn

The ride-sharing company racked up 100 million customers by July, but for every dollar brought in, it lost roughly $1.65

Months after IPO, Uber's quarterly loss tops $5bn

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Land degradation accelerates global climate change

Desertification or land degradation already affects more than 500 million people in the world's poorest countries.

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US bans federal purchases of telecom gear from Huawei

Trump administration temporarily bans government agencies from doing business with Huawei and four Chinese tech firms.

US bans federal purchases of telecom gear from Huawei