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Saudi Arabia bars Israel from taking part in chess championship

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 16:53 Edited time: 24 Dec, 2017 16:53 Riyadh has refused to issue visas for Israeli players who were expected to take part in a Saudi-hosted chess tournament, the World Chess Federation said. Israel says it is considering a response. The speed chess tournament, named after King Salman, will see “the world’s highest IQs and greatest ...

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German communities should be paid for taking in refugees – vice chancellor

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 15:06 Local communities should be appropriately paid for taking in refugees to reduce social tensions, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said, adding that Germany is becoming “a land of desire” like the US was in the 19th century. Municipalities that take in refugees should receive incentives for doing so, particularly through government funding, Gabriel told German ...

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US ‘will be taking names’ during UNGA vote on Jerusalem move, envoy Haley warns

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 01:58 Edited time: 20 Dec, 2017 02:01 The US is ready to “take names” of its critics, America’s ambassador to the UN has warned, ahead of a GA session to debate Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move its embassy there. The US is ratcheting up its rhetoric and its threats ...

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N. Korea: Trump taking dangerous step to nuclear war by seeking naval blockade

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 13:29 Edited time: 14 Dec, 2017 13:59 US President Donald Trump is taking an “extremely dangerous” and “big step” towards nuclear war by seeking a naval blockade, North Korea has stated, according to the official KCNA news agency. Pyonyang also said it will take “merciless self-defensive” measures against any blockade, as it would consider such a move ...

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Hallucination machine lets you blow your mind without taking psychedelic drugs

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 17:09 VR tech had to branch out into the world of psychedelics sooner or later. A hallucination machine developed by a British university makes it possible to trip out without taking illegal drugs. Instead of experimenting with LSD and magic mushrooms, researchers at Sussex University’s Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science have chosen a safer option ...

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‘Robots are not taking over the world’: UN panel meets to define ‘killer robot’ threat (VIDEO)

Published time: 18 Nov, 2017 12:45 A UN panel met this week to discuss ‘killer robots’ amid concerns that not enough is being done to rein in and monitor advances in artificial intelligence. It agreed to define and set limits on weapons that kill without human involvement. The event, held in Geneva, marked the first formal meeting of government experts ...

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In major policy change YouTube is now taking down more videos of known extremists

Google has confirmed a major policy shift in how it approaches extremist content on YouTube. A spokeswoman told us it has broadened its policy for taking down extremist content: Not just removing videos that directly preach hate or seek to incite violence but also removing other videos of named terrorists, unless the content is journalistic or educational in nature — ...

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Pope Francis admits taking nap while praying…but says God’s OK with it

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 08:57 Edited time: 1 Nov, 2017 09:08 Pope Francis admitted he sometimes falls asleep during prayers, the 80-year-old head of the Catholic Church has revealed during an interview with a Catholic TV program. “When I pray, sometimes I fall asleep,” he said in the second episode of the ‘Pade nostro’(‘Our father’) program, which is scheduled ...

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Barrels, ballots & ISIS: Why Iraq is taking back Kirkuk, and what the US will do about it

Baghdad’s military incursion into Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk shows that the carve-up of the post-Islamic State landscape in the Middle East is in full swing, and leaves the US bemoaning its repeated failure to influence the region as two of its sponsored allies face off against each other. READ MORE: Iraqi forces taking over Kirkuk ‘a declaration of war’ – Kurdish Peshmerga Why ...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders compares job to taking care of kids

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said her job at the White House is a lot like looking after young children. Sanders during an appearance on “The View” alongside her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, discussed the importance of being the only mother to ever hold the press secretary role for a presidential administration. Sanders explained to host Whoopi Goldberg ...

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