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‘Elegant crap’: Paris urinal project turns into social media pissing contest

If you can’t beat them, join them. Paris has done just that by providing public urinators with a more sanitized place to whizz in the open. But not everyone is pleased with public urinals popping up around the City of Love. A war against street soilage has prompted Paris authorities to roll out a number of devices known as uritrottoirs, ...

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Utah man flies plane into his own house after argument with wife (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A Utah man flew a small aircraft into his own house, kamikaze-style, hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife during an argument, police say. Duane Youd, 47, died in the crash, as the light-skinned Cessna disintegrated on impact and burst into flames. Youd’s wife and a child, both inside the house, survived and the house remained intact. ...

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Security researchers found a way to hack into the Amazon Echo

Hackers at DefCon have exposed new security concerns around smart speakers. Tencent’s Wu HuiYu and Qian Wenxiang spoke at the security conference with a presentation called Breaking Smart Speakers: We are Listening to You, explaining how they hacked into an Amazon Echo speaker and turned it into a spy bug. The hack involved a modified Amazon Echo, which had parts ...

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Amnesty vows “full & independent external inquiries” into 2 staff suicides in recent months

Amnesty International has promised independent external inquiries into the suicides of two of its employees in the past three months. In a farewell note, one of the victims said he did not get the help he’d wanted from the NGO. Roz McGregor, 28, a paid intern within the group that lobbied at the UN in Geneva, took her life this ...

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French police searching for man who rammed car into mosque

Published time: 12 Aug, 2018 12:53 Edited time: 12 Aug, 2018 12:57 Police are searching for a driver who deliberately rammed his vehicle through the front doors of a mosque in a town in northern France, local media cited officials. The  car deliberately broke the entrance of Al-Wifaq mosque in Mons-en-Barœul, 3 km from the city of Lille, at about ...

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Is Merkel saving face? Controversial Germany-Spain deal on migrants comes into force

As a Berlin-Madrid deal to send back migrants coming though Spain comes into force, critics call it a “symbolic” gesture aimed to calm the political storm in Germany but that will not solve the migrant crisis. Germany reached a deal on Wednesday for Spain to take back previously registered migrants who show up at the German border. The move is ...

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Independent probe needed into deadly Saudi attack on bus in Yemen – UNSC

The United Nations Security Council believes a credible and transparent probe is needed into a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a bus in Yemen, in which dozens of children were killed, according to the British envoy to the UN. “They expressed their grave concern at these, and all other recent attacks in Yemen. They called for a credible and transparent investigation,” ...

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Herd of cows corners hapless carjacker & corrals her into custody of Florida cops (VIDEO)

Surprised by an unexpected visitor to their pasture, a herd of Floridian cows managed to corner the intruder who was trying to evade police during a chase, and drove her right into the officers’ hands. Taking the bull by the horns required a team effort by the bovine pack that witnessed a woman crash their grazing time on Tuesday afternoon ...

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This hack turns your old Kindle into a clock

If you have an old Kindle e-reader lying about then you’d best dig it up. This cool hack can turn your dead e-reader into a living clock that scours hundreds of books for exact times and displays the current time in a quote. It updates once a minute. The project, available on Instrucables, requires a jailbroken Kindle and little else. ...

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