News Headlines - 26 September 2017

Dyson plans to release its own EV by 2020

An unlikely player has stepped onto the electric vehicle playing field. Vacuum cleaner and hairdryer producer Dyson announced today that it has already begun working on its own EV and that it should be ready for launch by 2020.

Twitter just doubled the character limit for tweets to 280 - The Verge

Twitter said today that it has started testing 280-character tweets, doubling the previous character limit, in an effort to help users be more expressive... Now Twitter hopes to ease that burden by doubling the character limit in what it calls “languages impacted by cramming,” which includes every language except for Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.

BBC launches Korean news service - BBC News

A primary focus of the service is North Korea, where government censorship restricts access to independent news.
Korean is one of 12 new BBC language services funded by a £291m ($400m) grant from the British government.

Norwegian news agency accidentally reports death of King - The Local

Norway’s Royal Palace has confirmed King Harald V is in “fine form” after news agency NTB erroneously released an obituary of the monarch on Tuesday.

Guard shot dead near Philippines Presidential palace amid Duterte war on drugs | Express.co.uk

The body of the man from the Presidental Security Group (PSG) was found with a gunshot wound to his chest at 8.50am local time.
The incident took place in Malacanang Park, Manila, the base of Duterte's guard unit and close to his Bahay ng Pagbabago residence.








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