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Bodies of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims to return home

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A train carried the bodies of 282 victims to Ukrainian government-controlled Kharkiv on the way to the Netherlands. Elizabeth Palmer reports from Amsterdam.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 black box handed over to Malaysian authorities with a price

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Victims’ bodies have arrived in Ukrainian government territory, and the local pro-Russian rebels handed over the plane’s black box, but none of this has been a smooth or easy process. Mark Phillips reports from Grabovo, Ukraine.

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Flight 17 victims’ bodies finally heading home

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

4 days after Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over eastern Ukraine, train carrying most victims reaches gov’t territory for identification

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Pregnant mother, 21, set to become youngest in Britain with TWO sets of twins

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Annie Gladstone, 21, had her first pair of twins four years ago and is set to become the youngest mother in the UK to have two sets, when she welcomes her next set of twins due on September 11.

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Parents who fail to prevent daughters being subjected to FGM face prosecution: Cameron to unveil new laws that will also see victims given lifelong anonymity

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Prime Minister is to announce a raft of measures, including new task forces and court orders to protect victims, at the Girl Summit, which is being held in London today

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Palestinian civilian ‘shot dead by Israeli sniper as he desperately searched for family’

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The harrowing footage was captured by an activist from the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement in the Shijaiyah neighbourhood of Gaza City.

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Wealthy bankers outbid for swanky central London pads by foreign students

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than 40 per cent of undergraduates have swapped halls of residence and cramped bedsits for flats in some of central London’s most exclusive addresses, according to research by the London Central Portfolio.

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Nuance Unleashes Its Latest ‘Dragon’ Speech Software

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nuance on Tuesday announced the next version of its PC speech software for dictation and voice control, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13.

Like each prior release, Nuance focused again on speed and accuracy. According to Nuance CMO Peter Mahoney, Dragon 13 is 15% more accurate than Dragon 12, and for the first time, it supports the ability to dictate with built-in microphones so you don’t need to use a headset for a “truly untethered experience.”

In an interview with Business Insider, Mahoney described how Nuance was able to make Dragon significantly more accurate.

“It turns out one of the ways to make Dragon more accurate is by telling it the words that mean something to you,” Mahoney told us. “Product names, email addresses, those things, but also your writing style. That makes a big difference in accuracy.”

A big aspect of Dragon 13 is making it much more compatible and friendly with web applications, particularly email clients like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. Once you give the software permission to look at your “sent mail” folders, Dragon’s set of tools automatically analyze your vocabulary so it can adjust its language model to better accommodate you for better speech accuracy.

“Dragon users are spending more time on web-based applications,” Mahoney told Business Insider. “The early versions of Dragon worked well with clients like Microsoft Office and Word Perfect, but we’ve invested a lot to improve the compatibility and support for web-based applications for dictating but also navigating around.”

Nuance still boasts the fastest and most accurate speech recognition software, and dictation and voice control are further improved in NaturallySpeaking13, which has also gotten better at distinguishing between dictation and voice commands.

“Personal assistants are designed to have two-way conversations, which are convenient and cool, but they’re meant to be an adjunct way of getting information, not controlling your entire environment,” Mahoney told us. “I can navigate my entire computer user experience with my voice and make my computer hands-free. That’s important for people that have strain injuries or personal disabilities, and Dragon is far ahead of anything [else like it] on the market.”

The “Home” edition of Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 will be available for shipping and download starting in August for $99. The premium version of the software, which costs $199, goes on sale today. Visit Nuance to learn more about the capabilities of Dragon 13.

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Britain Announces Inquiry Into Killing of Ex-K.G.B. Officer

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The decision to look into the death of Alexander V. Litvinenko could be taken by Russia as a further rebuke as it faces Western opprobrium over Ukraine.



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City Room: New York Today: Live From the Line

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

What you need to know for Tuesday: Waiting for Shakespeare in the Park, a gorgeous day, and dance parties galore.



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Aldi co-founder Karl Albrecht dies aged 94

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Karl Albrecht and his brother built up the business after the Second World War, when they started selling bread and milk cheaply from a shop in Essen, Germany, where he died this week

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unpasteurised milk set to go on sale

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Food Standards Agency is considering relaxing laws on ‘raw milk’ to allow it to be bought from vending machines in shops and supermarkets in England and Wales

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Jakarta Governor Widodo Wins Indonesian Election

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, who won the hearts of Indonesians with his common man image, won Indonesia’s presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, final results from the Election Commission showed Tuesday.

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DealBook: Credit Suisse Posts Largest Loss Since 2008 After U.S. Fine

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Swiss bank posted a second-quarter loss of 700 million Swiss francs, or about $779 million, a steeper decline than analysts had expected.



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Sky News’ Colin Brazier apologises for rifling through MH17 passenger’s case

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sky News reporter Colin Brazier has apologised for rummaging through MH17 crash victims’ possession live on air, saying it was a ‘serious error of judgement’.

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