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Afghan guards open fire at Afghan-NATO meeting in Kandahar, injuring 2 Americans – reports

Two US citizens were wounded and a local police chief killed, as Afghan guards opened fire at NATO and US forces commander in Afghanistan, Austin S. Miller after his meeting with Kandahar officials in the city. The attack took place on Thursday afternoon after Miller’s meeting with Kandahar’s governor and provincial police chief, Geneneral Abdul Raziq, which took place at ...

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Microsoft adds 60,000 patents to the Open Invention Network

Microsoft announced today that it’s joined open-source patent group Open Invention Network in an effort to help shield Linux and other open-source software from patent-related suits. As part of the deal, the software giant is opening a library of 60,000 patents to OIN members. Access to the massive portfolio is unlimited and royalty free. It is, as ZDNET notes, a ...

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Half of all Russians and Ukrainians want friendship & open borders between two nations, poll shows

About a half of Ukrainian and Russian people want their countries to remain independent but friendly, with open borders and mutual visa-free regimes for citizens, according to a joint poll by Russian and Ukrainian think tanks. In Russia, 45 percent of respondents supported the idea of a friendly alliance with Ukraine without customs of visa barriers, similar to the relations ...

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Gender danger: Trans student barred from all locker rooms, left in the open at school shooter drill

LGBTQ groups have criticized a Virginia public school for leaving a transgender student unprotected during a lockdown drill. While others hid in boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, teachers argued over where to hide the trans student. After a spate of school shootings earlier this year inspired copycat threats at Virginia middle schools, area school districts began scheduling “lockdown drills” to ...

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Microsoft, SAP and Adobe take on Salesforce with their new Open Data Initiative for customer data

Microsoft, SAP and Adobe today announced a new partnership: the Open Data Initiative. This alliance, which is a clear attack against Salesforce, aims to create a single data model for consumer data that is then portable between platforms. That, the companies argue, will provide more transparency and privacy controls for consumers, but the core idea here is to make it ...

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Several killed as militants open fire at military parade in southern Iran – state TV

Unknown assailants have attacked an army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, local media report. The attack has left several people dead, it is said. Gunmen opened fire from behind the stands during a military parade in Ahvaz on Saturday, killing and injuring several people. The attack comes as the nation commemorates the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq ...

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Russophobia Digest Part 8: Skripal claims open floodgates, and Pearl Harbour compared to tweeting

When two Russians no one has heard of were named as the main suspects in the Salisbury spy poisoning this week, it was clear this was going to be a great opportunity for Russophobia. And it was! Here’s a look at the last seven days or so of Russophobia. The MP for Russophobia West However Sergei Skripal and his daughter ...

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‘Open season for poachers’: 87 elephant carcasses found in Botswana

Scores of elephant carcasses have been found near a wildlife sanctuary in Botswana in what conservationists say is the largest case of poaching ever seen in Africa. Elephants Without Borders is conducting an aerial survey in the area near Okavango Delta and found many of the elephants were killed in the last fortnight and were targeted for their tusks. Five ...

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French counter-terrorism troops open fire at suspicious car, vehicle on the run

Soldiers from Operation Sentinel, deployed in the aftermath of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, opened fire on a suspicious car that was trying to hit one of them. The driver is currently on the run and is wanted by police. The incident took place in a suburb of Lille in northern France on Saturday evening. However, the information did not ...

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Google One is now open to all

A few months ago, Google announced Google One, its new subscription program for getting more Google Drive storage and other perks. Over the course of the last few weeks, Google slowly rolled existing Drive subscribers over to a Google One membership and starting today, new users (at least in the U.S., with other countries coming soon) can now sign up ...

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