Monthly Archives: October 2017

Manhattan attacker was likely radicalized inside US – retired army general

The New York terrorist may have been a “lone wolf” but his attack is part of the war waged by ISIS supporters against the US and the West as a whole, retired US Army General Paul Vallely told RT, noting that the suspect was likely radicalized in the US. Read more The New York Police Department has been treating an ...

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In their first Russia hearing, tech giants try to placate Congress (with mixed results)

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off the first of three hearings this week examining the relationship between social media and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The hearings mark the first time that lawmakers will hear testimony from Google, Facebook and Twitter around how their platforms were and are manipulated as part of Russian political disinformation ...

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Aussie minister forced into apology after suggesting ‘anyone with an Irish accent’ could be a crook

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 03:21 A leading Australian official felt a fierce backlash after she warned homeowners to “automatically ask anyone with an Irish accent” to leave their property. Victoria Consumer Affairs Minister Marlene Kairouz made the statement when launching a campaign to raise awareness about con men preying on older Australians. “If anybody knocks on your door that ...

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‘Cultural appropriation’: Halloween costumes (& fun) under fire

Several colleges across the country are telling students to choose their Halloween costumes carefully, so as to not upset people of minority races. Recent workshops and events at various schools are shedding light on what they see as a big problem. Colleges are using guides, checklists, workshops, threats of investigations and offering 24/7 counseling on the matter of cultural appropriation ...

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12 neat hidden features in the iPhone X

With the iPhone X, Apple has had to rethink many of the iOS core gestures. The new device features a brand new design with a taller display, Face ID and no home button. If you plan on buying a new iPhone X, it’s going to take a while to get used to these new metaphors. So here’s a list of ...

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Japan may deploy new Marines force alongside Americans amid islands face-off with China

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 02:23 Japan’s future amphibious assault force, which is being trained with the help of the US Marine Corps, may be deployed alongside the Americans at an Okinawa base. The force is meant to beef up Japan’s capability amid an ongoing stand-off with China over disputed islands. Tokyo has had no specialized amphibious force since Japan’s ...

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Manhattan terrorist suspect identified as 29yo Uzbek native Sayfullo Saipov – reports

Multiple news agencies have identified the “lone wolf” suspect responsible for killing at least eight people and injuring more than a dozen others after driving a truck down a bike path in New York City. The suspected terrorist who mowed down pedestrians and cyclists in lower Manhattan has been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbekistan native, law enforcement officials ...

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Amazon Prime Video launches globally on Xbox consoles

Today, Amazon Prime Video is launching globally for Xbox One, and will also be available on the new Xbox One X when it lands in stores on November 7. The streaming app, which is the only place to watch Amazon Originals like Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle, is going live in Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain and India. In ...

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If age doesn’t get you, cancer will: Humans will never be immortal, study says

Aging and cancer are two harsh but inescapable realities of life as a multicellular organism and while humanity can strive to treat one or the other, eventual death is mathematically guaranteed, according to a new study. A pair of researchers from the University of Arizona have developed the first general model of the interaction between intercellular competition, aging and the ...

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Trump orders 'extreme vetting' escalation in response to Manhattan terrorist attack

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 01:32 Edited time: 1 Nov, 2017 01:52 President Donald Trump has tweeted in reaction to the terrorist attack in Manhattan, “I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!” In the wake of the vehicular terrorist attack in Manhattan that killed ...

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