2016.10.25

News Headlines - 25 October 2016

Scotland to pardon gay men convicted under outdated laws | The Guardian

Men convicted of same-sex sexual activity on the basis of outdated and homophobic laws will receive a full pardon, the Scottish government has announced... A similar law intended to apply to England and Wales was scuppered by the Conservative justice minister, Sam Gyimah, on Friday after he spoke so long that it ran out of time.

EU trade deal with Canada on brink of collapse after Belgian disarray | The Guardian

The EU’s hopes of signing a free-trade agreement with Canada this week are on a knife-edge after Belgium announced it could not sign the treaty because of opposition from regional parliaments.

Apple Pins Hopes on iPhone 7 as Profit, Revenue Decline - WSJ

Apple Inc. posted its first annual revenue decline in 15 years, but projected a return to growth in the current quarter behind strong sales of its new iPhone 7.

Wikipedia is fixing one of the Internet’s biggest flaws - The Washington Post

Recent research from Harvard Business School suggests that Wikipedia has become increasingly balanced in the course of its 15-year history. An analysis of political articles shows that the site was once heavily biased toward the left, but has steadily drifted toward the center, to the point that many entries are now about as neutral as their counterparts in the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Rare line-up of stars predicted for 2028 could reveal alien life on other planets | Daily Mail Online

The European Southern Observatory has predicted a very rare 'gravitational lensing event' which will see Earth-like planets orbiting the stars closest to our own solar system.
The prediction comes shortly after astronomers announced the discovery of Proxima B – a planet very similar to Earth that may be home to alien life.


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