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VIDEO of Swiss soldiers caught ‘stoning’ young recruit goes viral

Several Swiss soldiers were ordered by their commanding officer to throw stones at a young recruit in a military training school. The army has launched an investigation after a video of the incident went viral. The video, released earlier by the public broadcaster RSI, shows several men in army fatigues lined up near a single soldier with his back facing them. The ...

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White woman calls cops on black man cheering son’s soccer game, goes viral as ‘Golfcart Gail’

A Florida woman has faced ridicule online after she was recorded calling the police on a black man while he shouted and cheered from the sidelines during his teenage son’s soccer game. The woman, who was dubbed ‘Golfcart Gail’ in a now viral Facebook post (but whose name, we’re guessing, is probably not Gail), is seen sitting behind the wheel ...

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Alexa’s new Whisper Mode goes live

At Amazon’s Alexa event last month in Seattle, the company teased a new feature soon coming to its voice assistant: the ability to whisper. The company demonstrated how whispering a request – like “play a lullaby” – to Alexa would trigger the voice assistant to respond in kind. Today, Amazon says Whisper Mode is officially going live. The feature is ...

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YouTube users question sanity, reality as service goes dark worldwide

YouTube videos began returning errors around 9pm EST. The site infrastructure still loads, but the videos themselves do not play and are replaced by error messages imploring users to “please try again later.” The video-sharing website is seeing a massive service disruption across the northeastern United States, as well as parts of West and East Coasts. Users in Australia also ...

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Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups as future clients Nigerian digital payments startup Paga is gearing up for international expansion with a $ 10 million round led by the Global Innovation Fund. The company is exploring the release of its payments product in Ethiopia, ...

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Kavanaugh vote goes to Senate – Only question is when

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted along party lines in favor of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, with 11 yeas and 10 nays. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) asked for a delay of the floor vote, though. Democrats fought tooth and nail to delay the vote in committee and stop the floor vote, demanding a FBI investigation ...

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Satellite pics show Syria strike as IAF chief goes to Moscow to explain Il-20 incident

Timely released satellite images have revealed the destruction left by IDF air strikes in Syria’s Latakia after Israel was forced to make a rare admission to the raid which resulted in the downing of the Russian Il-20 recon plane. On Wednesday, Israeli satellite imaging company ImageSat released three photos of an “ammunition warehouse” in Latakia, showing it before and after ...

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The eagle has landed: National symbol joins 9/11 commemoration, crowd goes wild (VIDEO)

As the US marked the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center which claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people, one commemoration ceremony had a surprisingly patriotic and unexpected guest. The Andover Fire Department, based in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, 15 miles north of the state capital Minneapolis, used a cable suspended between two fully extended ...

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The Xbox Adaptive Controller goes on sale today and is also now part of the V&A museum’s collection

In an important move for inclusion in the gaming community, the Xbox Adaptive Controller, created for gamers with mobility issues, is now on sale. The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) also announced today that it has acquired the Xbox Adaptive Controller for display in its Rapid Response gallery dedicated to current events and pop culture. First introduced in May, the ...

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Russian police chief goes to Brunei to share pro tips with Asian law enforcement bosses

Leaders of police forces of several Asian nations are meeting in Brunei for their latest get-together to discuss better ways to tackle problems like terrorism, transnational crime and the illicit narcotics trade. Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev headed the Russian delegation to the 38th Aseanapol conference. In his welcome speech to fellow police chiefs, from countries like New Zealand and ...

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