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Human rights group: Employee targeted with Israeli spyware
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Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp
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Threat from on high: race on to bolster drone defences
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Pharmacy-made pain creams flagged on fears Of Medicare fraud and risk
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Texas indicts Arkema over 'toxic cloud' during Harvey flooding
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Ancient Roman Library Discovered Beneath German City
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Germany moves to tackle sales tax fraud in e-commerce
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Creation and selective functionalization of virus-like polymer particles
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Diving robots find Antarctic winter seas exhale surprising amounts of carbon dioxide
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BMW to recall 323,700 diesel cars over fire danger: report
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Hitler: Election campaigner with limited influence?
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Review of current evidence suggests both interior and coastal routes viable path for first migrations into North America
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Naked mole-rats defy conventions of aging and reproduction
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