Power cuts in Kabul follow explosion

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A loud explosion was heard in the Afghan capital Kabul in the early hours of Monday local time and power appeared to be cut in parts of the city, it has been reported. The cause of the blast was unclear in its immediate aftermath, the Reuters news agency said. It came about a week after Read More

Hope for ‘end of Aids’ is disappearing, experts warn

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Efforts to combat Aids in Africa are seriously faltering, with drugs beginning to lose their power, the number of infections rising and funding declining, raising the prospect of the epidemic once more spiralling out of control, experts have warned. The UN has set a target of 2030 for “the end of Aids”, which has been Read More

Hope for 'end of Aids' is disappearing, experts warn

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Efforts to combat Aids in Africa are seriously faltering, with drugs beginning to lose their power, the number of infections rising and funding declining, raising the prospect of the epidemic once more spiralling out of control, experts have warned. The UN has set a target of 2030 for “the end of Aids”, which has been Read More

Clinton doubles down on blaming Russia for hack of DNC emails and data

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Hillary Clinton has once again blamed Russian intelligence services for hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer system and accused Donald Trump of supporting Russian president Vladimir Putin. Related: Donald Trump and Russia: a web that grows more tangled all the time In her first national interview since clinching the Democratic nomination, Clinton spoke to Read More

Donald Trump has ‘black soul’, says father of fallen Muslim US soldier

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The parents of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq said on Sunday Donald Trump was a “black soul” and dismissed his claims to have experienced sacrifice, after the Republican presidential nominee insulted their family. Related: Trump attacks Muslim father’s Democratic convention speech Amid widespread astonishment at Trump’s conduct, the father and mother of 27-year-old Read More

Amazon patents a noise-canceling headphone that automatically turns off when it detects certain sound patterns, frequencies or key words like a name.

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Amazon might be coming out with a noise-canceling headphone that automatically turns off when someone yells your name. USPTO.gov Here in New York City, noise-canceling headphones are as important as comfortable walking shoes. I throw a set in my bag every morning to fight the sound of shrilly subway trains, noisy construction crews and that Read More

Google’s purpose in life: POLITICAL MANIPULATION!

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Google’s purpose in life: POLITICAL MANIPULATION! By Winton Lee, Andrew Vester. Originally submitted to Politico Google, in their attempt to rig elections and public perceptions, tried to get away with only removing defamations and character assassinations in French, on French sites under the dot “FR” domain. Google tries to ignore the fact that everybody reads Read More

Google's purpose in life: POLITICAL MANIPULATION!

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Google’s purpose in life: POLITICAL MANIPULATION! By Winton Lee, Andrew Vester. Originally submitted to Politico Google, in their attempt to rig elections and public perceptions, tried to get away with only removing defamations and character assassinations in French, on French sites under the dot “FR” domain. Google tries to ignore the fact that everybody reads Read More

Germany train attack could prompt rethink of counter-terrorism policy

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German security services could be forced to rethink their counter-terrorism strategy after what experts regard as the first “lone wolf” attack by an asylum seeker on German soil. A 17-year-old Afghan armed with an axe and a knife attacked passengers on a regional train in northern Bavaria on Monday evening, seriously injuring four Chinese tourists Read More

The return of the Luddite president | “Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would each bring a tech-challenged record to the White House”

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Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the White House, one thing seems sure: The U.S. will get a president with scant first-hand understanding of modern technology. Clinton’s tech travails are all over the headlines, including the lax security of her home-brewed email server and her documented struggles with fax machines — and the recently Read More

Melbourne street artist behind racy Hillary Clinton mural has Instagram account deleted: “It’s fine to go on and do a mural on Trump, but when I go and do one on Hillary Clinton, my account is gone.”

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Controversial Melbourne street artist, Lushsux, has been removed from Instagram following a provocative mural of Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Lushsux reportedly awoke this morning to find his account had been wiped from the popular social media site. He had more than 100,000 Instagram followers and has been painting for around 16 years. The local artist Read More

New species of Pacific beaked whale confirmed

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Scientists have confirmed that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale roams the northern Pacific Ocean. Sightings of the creature, which has a bulbous head and a beak like a porpoise, had been reported by Japanese fishermen, who call them karasu or ravens, but it was previously unknown to science. It has yet to be Read More

Password sharing is not a federal crime… But it is still illegal in Tennessee

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4351 points · Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Isn’t Actually Waterproof, Says Consumer Reports 963 points · Corrupt agent who investigated Silk Road is suspected of another $700k heist 115 points · Verizon’s new data plans are woefully outdated Password sharing is not a federal crime… But it is still illegal in Tennessee · Pokémon Go’s Read More

"In 2010, Finland became the first country in the world to make Internet access a legal right. Now, there are plans to make access to a 100 Mbit/s Internet a legal right for all citizens."

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Planet Earth is becoming hyperconnected. This transformation is called the Internet of Things, Connected Devices, Programmable World, and many other names. As a result, we are at a major crossroad. What are the conditions under which this change becomes the guiding development of our time? How can we support positive change and use technology to Read More

Federal Court Now Calls Nick Denton a “LIAR”!

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A Florida judge said Gawker founder Nick Denton “misled” the court about the value of his company — and punished him by ruling that Hulk Hogan could start seizing his assets. Denton told Judge Pamela Campbell in June that Gawker Media Group, Inc. was worth $276 million. He didn’t have the cash to post the Read More

Nice massacre victims mourned as French investigators search for motive

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French investigators are scrambling to establish why a 31-year-old French-Tunisian with no obvious links to terror groups or radicals rented a 19-ton truck and killed at least 84 people, including 10 children, on the seafront in Nice, in France’s third massacre of civilians in 18 months. Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a chauffeur, petty criminal and father who Read More

Brazilian police arrest Lebanese former Hezbollah member before Olympics

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In a continued roundup of suspects linked to terrorism ahead of the Rio Olympics, Brazilian police have announced the arrest of a Lebanese man who was a former member of the militant group Hezbollah and wanted for drug trafficking. Fadi Hassan Nabha, 42, was arrested late on Thursday at his home in Caieiras, a suburb Read More

The Congressional Investigation Archive of the Entire Energy Department Scandal.

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THE BIGGEST CORRUPTION CASE IN MODERN HISTORY IS STILL HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON, DC! From the new book: “THE SILICON VALLEY MAFIA: From Computer Chips to Gun Clips” “…Silicon Valley campaign finance oligarchs ( John Doerr, Eric Schmidt, Steve Westly, Richard Blum, Larry Page, Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, Vinod Khosla and the “PayPal Mafia” Cartel) made Read More

Microsoft faces two new lawsuits over aggressive Windows 10 upgrade tactics

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Microsoft is facing more legal trouble over its handling of Windows 10 upgrades. Microsoft is facing two more lawsuits over the company’s questionable Windows 10 upgrade tactics. Both suits are seeking class-action status. The first suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Florida. It alleges that Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade prompts “violated laws governing Read More

Airline pilots complain of dangerous fatigue in leaked documents

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Airline pilots describe being pushed to the limit and warn about the impact on flight safety in a cache of leaked documents that give a unique and occasionally hair-raising insight into the aviation industry. Crews complain about fatigue and potentially dangerous schedules at a leading budget airline, which is already under pressure following a crash Read More

Google search connects Trump’s book to Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ | Fox News

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(Screenshot from google.com) This story has been updated to reflect the removal of the “Mein Kampf” image and to include a statement from Google.  Google’s search function has been thrust into the spotlight again for connecting Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler.  On Wednesday, typing the name of Trump’s 2015 book “Crippled America” into a Google Read More

Chelsea Manning faces solitary confinement and charges after suicide attempt

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Chelsea Manning may face charges relating to a suicide attempt this year, which could lead to indefinite solitary confinement or transferral to a maximum-security facility, according to a civil rights group. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced on Thursday that Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence in military custody for leaking state secrets Read More

See The Congressional Investigation Archive of the Entire Energy Department Scandal

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See The Congressional Investigation Archive of the Entire Energy Department Scandal See the crazy billionaires, the exploding batteries and the political kick-backs that led to some of the biggest political corruption in U.S. history. From the character assassinations to actual murders, these are the original investigation records that forced over 50 of the top players Read More

Silicon Valley…Out of ideas?

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The former child bride who is using her story to liberate Afghan women

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When Zahra Yaganah was a child, her mother beat her three times. Once for dropping a tray of glasses. Twice for allowing the food to burn because she was so absorbed reading Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. Yaganah was 11, and already bookish. Growing up as an Afghan refugee in Iran, she learned from her mother Read More

Hillary Clinton's DNC speech to declare 'moment of reckoning'

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Hillary Clinton will declare “a moment of reckoning for America” on Thursday night when she becomes the first woman to formally accept the Democratic presidential nomination. In a speech due to be introduced by her daughter Chelsea and after performances by Carole King and Katy Perry, the former secretary of state takes the stage in Read More

Gary Johnson: I’d Consider Pardoning Snowden, Manning

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The Libertarian Party candidate expressed his willingness to consider pardons for many high-profile convicts of hacking and computer-related crimes The U.S.’s most popular third-party presidential candidate says he would “consider” pardoning the highest profile convicts of computer-related crimes in the country, including Chelsea Manning, Ross Ulbricht, and Jeremy Hammond. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, a former Read More

Former Mexico cartel leader guilty of killing DEA agent moved to house arrest

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Ernesto ‘Don Neto’ Fonseca Carrillo, 86-year-old co-founder of the Guadalajara Cartel convicted in 1985 killing, has been transferred from prison Drug lord Ernesto “Don Neto” Fonseca Carrillo, who was convicted in the 1985 killing of a US Drug Enforcement Administration agent, has been transferred from prison to house arrest to serve out the remainder of Read More

Norway considers moving a mountain to raise Finland’s spirits

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Norwegian government considers shifting border to gift its Nordic neighbour a peak that would become its highest point What do you give a country that has 188,000 lakes for a birthday present? Its highest mountain back, obviously. Norway’s government has confirmed that for the centenary of Finland’s independence next year it is considering moving the Read More

Norway considers moving a mountain to raise Finland's spirits

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Norwegian government considers shifting border to gift its Nordic neighbour a peak that would become its highest point What do you give a country that has 188,000 lakes for a birthday present? Its highest mountain back, obviously. Norway’s government has confirmed that for the centenary of Finland’s independence next year it is considering moving the Read More

Turkey builds ‘traitors’ cemetery’ for insurgents who died in failed coup

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Those who died in attempt to overthrow government denied funeral services and as country continues with crackdown Tucked in the back corner of a construction site for a new dog shelter in eastern Istanbul lies a freshly dug, unmarked grave – the first in the new “traitors’ cemetery” created specifically to hold the bodies of Read More

Turkey builds 'traitors' cemetery' for insurgents who died in failed coup

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Those who died in attempt to overthrow government denied funeral services and as country continues with crackdown Tucked in the back corner of a construction site for a new dog shelter in eastern Istanbul lies a freshly dug, unmarked grave – the first in the new “traitors’ cemetery” created specifically to hold the bodies of Read More

Taliban in disarray as the search for a new leader gets under way

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The Taliban’s search for a new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who was killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan on Saturday, is unlikely to be swift or smooth, analysts have said. As Mansoor’s charred, decapitated remains lay unclaimed in a military hospital in the city of Quetta on Monday, discussions over his Read More

Gun culture thrives in Florida town ravaged by shooting at teen event

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In Fort Myers, where two teenagers were shot dead, children learn how to shoot in county-run programs and gun shops host community functions When Jason Moore heard about the shooting in a Fort Myers, Florida, nightclub that killed two and injured more than a dozen others, his reaction was immediate. He had the employees at Read More

Obonjan organisers delay opening of Croatian island festival

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Festival-goers hear last minute via Facebook of water and power failure on uninhabited island A six-week music and wellbeing festival on the Croatian island of Obonjan, touted as the first of its kind, has been postponed on its inaugural day due to a power and water failure. The previously uninhabited Obonjan was this year revived Read More

Police in armed standoff with gunman in Surrey village

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Police raided house in Smallfield, Surrey, at 6am as part of planned operation and were confronted by man with firearm Armed police are locked in an ongoing standoff with a gunman in a Surrey village. Police raided the house in Smallfield at 6am as part of a planned operation but were confronted by a person Read More

Teaching children swimming and CPR to save lives in Bangladesh

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Drowning kills more children than any other accident or disease in Bangladesh. Governments efforts to solve the issue have stalled, so what can be done? At just nine years old, Sadia Yasmin Lata is already a trained cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) caregiver. She’s demonstrating a CPR drill to other children her age. “I would remove any Read More

Night three at the Democratic national convention: what we learned

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Barack Obama stole the show with an emotional speech; Clinton makes first in-person appearance of the convention; and a few unruly delegates remained Emotional Obama passes baton to Hillary Clinton – as it happened The sun has set on day three of the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia. Here’s what happened: Continue reading… Read More

Critical moment for family planning as funds come under pressure

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Ambitious initiative to offer contraception to women and girls in 69 countries risks being undermined if governments fail to allocate more money Countries with the lowest take-up of contraception will need to increase spending on family planning to meet international targets. At the halfway point of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), an ambitious initiative to increase Read More

The future of Gaza: from city under siege to world tourism hub?

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Elements of stylish, civilised Gaza have survived its darkest decade. Palestinian businessman Basil Eleiwa believes his city could become a world tourist hub – but are Gaza and its people holding out for a future that will never arrive? As you chat with Basil Eleiwa over a chilled strawberry-and-fresh-lemonade cocktail in his 11th-floor restaurant Level Read More

HMRC cleaners striking over pay: 'They've treated us appallingly'

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Workers employed by ISS to clean HMRC buildings have had hours docked and lost out on tax credits as firm complied with ‘national living wage’ When George Osborne announced a new “national living wage” (NLW) to boost low-paid workers’ income and help people off welfare, cleaner Maria Hill looked forward to the modest rise the Read More