South Korea flags ban on cryptocurrency trading, rattles market

South Korea flags ban on cryptocurrency trading, rattles market

Updated January 11, 2018 20:53:48 The South Korean Government has flagged a ban on cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil. The clampdown in South Korea, a crucial source of global demand for cryptocurrency, came as policymakers around the world struggled to regulate an asset whose value has skyrocketed over the last year. “There are great concerns regarding virtual currencies and [the] Justice Ministry is basically preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through exchanges,” Justice Minister Park Sang-ki said in a press…

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Motorhead rocker Eddie Clarke dead at 67 after battling pneumonia

Motorhead rocker Eddie Clarke dead at 67 after battling pneumonia

MOTORHEAD legend “Fast” Eddie Clarke has died aged 67. The rock star, who founded the famous British heavy metal band, passed away in hospital yesterday. The former Motorhead guitarist had been battling pneumonia, reports The Sun. A statement posted on the band’s official Facebook page said: “We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight. Camera IconMotorhead founder Eddie Clarke has died of pneumonia. Picture: Fin Costello/RedfernsPicture: Getty Images“Edward Allan Clarke — or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke —…

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Mixed Australian Open draw for Aussies, tough task for Djokovic

Mixed Australian Open draw for Aussies, tough task for Djokovic

Updated January 12, 2018 00:07:11 Photo: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic faces a tough draw in this year’s Australian Open after six months off the circuit. (AP: Andy Brownbill) Related Story: Kyrgios won’t tone down emotion for Australian Open campaign Related Story: Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open Novak Djokovic faces a huge challenge if he’s to win a seventh Australian Open title on his return from injury, after receiving a tough draw on Thursday night. The Serbian will likely come up against athletic Frenchman Gael Monfils in the second round…

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Meet Alice in Wonderland, an Indigenous AFL-playing tomboy

Meet Alice in Wonderland, an Indigenous AFL-playing tomboy

Updated January 11, 2018 23:25:46 Video: Indigenous woman takes lead role in Alice in Wonderland (7.30) Dubs Yunipingu has the starring role in a new Australian adaptation of Alice In Wonderland. It’s the first time Alice has been played by an Indigenous woman in a fresh take on Lewis Caroll’s classic tale about the girl who fell down the rabbit hole. “This is a contemporary take on Alice In Wonderland and it’s about the brave act of being yourself, despite what others think,” director Cristabel Sved said. Photo: A young…

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Nasa rover Curiosity visits 'Scotland' on Mars

Nasa rover Curiosity visits 'Scotland' on Mars

Image copyrightNASA/JPL-Caltech Image caption Curiosity’s tracks in Torridon on MarsNasa’s Mars rover Curiosity is exploring a part of the planet named after Torridon in Scotland. Martian geological areas and features have been named by Nasa after places on Earth. Several of the names have been taken from Scotland and, as well as Torridon, there is a Siccar Point, Muck, Wick, Sandwick and Holyrood on Mars. Five years ago, a celebration was held when Curiosity reached an area called Glenelg. Nasa chose the name Torridon due to the Torridonian Supergroup, a…

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