Facebook users continue to grow despite privacy scandals

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Facebook users have continued to rise despite a series of data privacy scandals and criticism over its attempt to stem toxic content.The social media giant said the number of people who logged into its site at least once a month jumped 9% last year to 2.32 billion people.Fears the firm's scandals could put off advertisers also proved unfounded with annual revenues up 30% on last
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Brexit: MPs continue EU withdrawal deal debate

[ad_1] Image copyright PA MPs will continue debating Theresa May's Brexit deal, as she bids to build support for it ahead of Tuesday's vote.Friday will see the third of five days of debate on the EU withdrawal agreement, which has been opposed by more than 100 Conservative MPs.Theresa May called two union leaders on Thursday and has met some Labour MPs in a bid to build support.But Labour Leader Jeremy
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Inquiries continue into fatal minibus crash in Borders

[ad_1] Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Ross Jones Barker of Port Seton, East Lothian, was pronounced dead at the scene A man who died when a minibus overturned in the Scottish Borders has been named by police. Ross Jones Barker, 59, was travelling to Kelso Races with a group from Newtonbridge, Midlothian, when the accident happened. The driver of the bus and 22 passengers were taken to hospital after

Cryptocurrencies continue to tumble on Goldman reports

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bitcoin's price has been extremely volatile over the last few months Bitcoin and other digital currencies have continued to tumble in value, amid concerns that Wall Street institutions are shunning cryptocurrencies.It follows media reports, originally in Business Insider, that Goldman Sachs is shelving plans to set up a cryptocurrency trading desk.Mainstream lenders have largely kept their distance from digital currencies.A Goldman spokesman said the

Will the US stock market boom continue?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Should we celebrate the recent market milestone? America's benchmark stock index, the S&P 500, hit a major milestone this week, marking nearly nine and a half years of gains and closing at a new high. By many counts, it was the longest period without a 20% or more drop in index history, surpassing the previous record set in the 1990s.US President Donald Trump

Five tips on how to continue to survive the school holidays

[ad_1] Image copyright Kirsty Catling Image caption Wes Hedger recommends doing lots of cycling to tire the children out during the school summer holidays The school summer holidays can feel long for children - and their parents. With weeks of unstructured time while schools, preschools and nurseries are closed, parents are left to organise their children's time themselves. So, we asked parents in the UK how they divided, managed and
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Brazil fuel protests continue despite price cut

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Long queues have been reported at Brazil's petrol stations A lorry drivers' strike that paralysed Brazil for a week appears to be continuing despite the government's decision to lower diesel prices.Most of the truckers' unions backed the move to cut the price by 46 Brazilian cents ($0.13; £0.09) per litre. But some unions are still holding out.Drivers have been blocking major roads across the