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Aug 17

An Anti-Muslim Australian Senator Wore a Burqa in Parliament. It Didn't Go Down Well

An Anti-Muslim Australian Senator Wore a Burqa in Parliament. It Didn't Go Down WellLawmakers chastised her for the offensive “stunt”

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Aug 17

China targets Alibaba's Taobao, other e-commerce sites, in VPN crackdown

By Cate Cadell BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have issued a warning to the country’s top e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba Holding Group Ltd’s Taobao.com, over the sale of illegal virtual private networks that allow users to skirt stat…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/china-targets-alibabas-taobao-other-e-commerce-sites-064741675--finance.html

Aug 17

A referee’s-eye view of Real Madrid, baseball cat and slo-mo overtaking

This week’s roundup also features it all kicking off in pre-season NFL training, some blinding catches and a golfer taking one for the team

1) It might look like one of those adverts where a member of the public is chucked into a professional game for some reason, but the results of mounting a camera on the ref’s head for the game between MLS All-Stars and Real Madrid are all kinds of excellent. Warning though: not for the easily sea sick. It’s David Elleray vs Tony Adams for the 21st century.

2) It’s NFL pre-season training, where the LA Rams and San Diego Chargers have been practising against each other and, well, it all kicked off.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/17/a-referees-eye-view-of-real-madrid-baseball-cat-and-slo-mo-overtaking

Aug 17

Investigators likely slain by Congolese militia: UN probe

Two UN investigators killed in March likely died at the hands of Congolese militia members, a UN inquiry found, adding that further investigation will be required to “fully ascertain the identity” of those involved. Michael Sharp, an American, and Zai…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/investigators-likely-slain-congolese-militia-un-probe-233821638.html

Aug 17

'I'm terrified': White nationalist Christopher Cantwell cries in video about Charlottesville protest

'I'm terrified': White nationalist Christopher Cantwell cries in video about Charlottesville protestA white nationalist who was featured in a Vice News documentary about the “Unite the Right” Charlottesville marchers at the weekend has posted a video in which he tearfully complains about his current plight. Christopher Cantwell took part in the rally in support of Confederate hero Robert E Lee in Virginia on Saturday, which escalated to violence and ended in the death of a woman.  “I have been told there’s a warrant out for my arrest,” he said while crying on the video. “With everything that’s happening, I don’t think it’s very wise for me to go anywhere. There’s a state of emergency. The National Guard is here!” “I want to be peaceful. I want to be law-abiding. That was the whole entire point of this,” Cantwell continues. “I’m watching CNN talk about this as a violent, white nationalist protest. We have done everything in our power to keep this peaceful!” he added. Warning: Video contains offensive language. He also said urged police to contact him if there was a warrant out for his arrest. “I am armed, I do not want violence with you. I’m terrified, I’m afraid you’re going to kill me, I really am,” he said. “If I gotta go to jail today, you know it won’t be the f——* first time… I honestly believe I have been law-abiding. I have been engaged in violence, I have, there’s no question about it and I’ve done nothing to hide that but it was in defence of myself and others and I would not have done it for any other reason,” he added. Cantwell was banned from Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday, while a page connected to his podcast was removed. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja also said at least eight pages connected to the white nationalist movement were taken down over what Budhraja said were violations on the company’s polices on hate speech and organisations. Cantwell, of Keene, New Hampshire, was listed on rally flyers and labelled an extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Centre. A former information technology worker who moved to New Hampshire from New York in 2012, the 36-year-old Cantwell describes himself as a white nationalist and said he voted for President Donald Trump. He has a podcast and blog that promote his views. Cantwell says Facebook shut down his account in an attempt to silence him for his views. He also said his PayPal account had been closed. The company wouldn’t confirm that because it has a policy of not commenting on the status of accounts. “I’m not surprised by almost any of this because the whole thing we are complaining about here is that we are trying to express our views, and everybody is going through extraordinary lengths to make sure we are not heard,” Cantwell told AP in a phone interview from an undisclosed location. “Frankly, whatever you think of my views, that is very scary to me,” he said. “Facebook and Instagram is one thing but not being able to participate in the financial system because of your political opinions is something that, you know, people should worry about in America.” 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/apos-apos-m-terrified-apos-001659111.html

Aug 17

Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement leaders jailed 

Joshua Wong and two other young leaders of Hong Kong’s huge Umbrella Movement rallies were jailed Thursday for their role in the 2014 pro-democracy protests, dealing a fresh blow to the campaign for political reform. The sentences handed down by the c…

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Aug 16

At least seven dead in suspected gang attack at Guatemala hospital

At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured on Wednesday after suspected gang members attacked a hospital in the capital in a bid to free a jailed associate who went there under police supervision for a checkup, officials said. “Anderson D…

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Aug 16

Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car

Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection carMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement.

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Aug 16

Two Kids Got Locked In A Grocery Store And Did Exactly What You'd Expect

Two Kids Got Locked In A Grocery Store And Did Exactly What You'd ExpectIt’s right out of a TV show.

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Aug 16

The Latest: VA secretary defends Trump remarks

The Latest: VA secretary defends Trump remarksWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican reaction to President Donald Trump’s comments about the weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times EDT):

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Aug 16

Trump's business council had 'decided to disband before Trump claimed he had disbanded it'

President Donald Trump has taken credit for disbanding his Strategic and Policy Forum, but a new report claims the business council members made the decision for themselves, before the President ever announced his intentions. Members of council decide…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-apos-business-council-had-212500963.html

Aug 16

Trump Says Kids Shouldn't Come To U.S. Illegally. He's Also Limiting Their Legal Options.

Trump Says Kids Shouldn't Come To U.S. Illegally. He's Also Limiting Their Legal Options.WASHINGTON ― Central American immigrants in the U.S. already had few ways to legally bring their children over to join them.

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Aug 16

Scientists solve mystery of ‘Frankenstein dinosaur’

Scientists solve mystery of ‘Frankenstein dinosaur’

A dinosaur that puzzled researchers thanks to the incredibly puzzling design of its body finally has its place in history thanks to a team of scientists from Cambridge and the Natural History Museum in London. The Chilesaurus, which has been nicknamed the “Frankenstein dinosaur” due to it appearing as though it were patched together from other, unrelated dinosaur species, has now been labeled a transitional species that helps to bridge the gap between herbivorous dinosaurs and the more iconic meat-eaters like the Tyrannosaurus rex. 

After its fossils were initially discovered, Chilesaurus was thought to be a part of the Theropod group of dinos — which includes the T. rex— due to its advanced digestive system. Those creatures, which are considered “lizard-hipped,” were carnivores, but the Chilesaurus didn’t appear to be particularly well-suited for consuming meat.

After extensive examination of the fossils, the researchers are now declaring that Chilesaurus was in fact a plant eater. As it turns out, the puzzling creature is actually a member of the group called Ornithischia — meaning “bird-hipped” — dinosaurs that also includes recognizable herbivores like the Stegosaurus and Triceratops. The team believes Chilesaurus was a essentially a stepping stone between the two groups, acting as a branching-off point.

“Before this, there were no transitional specimens — we didn’t know what order these characteristics evolved in,” Matthew Baron, Cambridge Ph.D. student and contributing author of the study, said of the research. “This shows that in bird-hipped dinosaurs, the gut evolved first, and the jaws evolved later — it fills the gap quite nicely.”

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/scientists-solve-mystery-frankenstein-dinosaur-200520731.html

Aug 16

Woman Arrested for Running Raffle Ticket Scam Using Image, Name of Boy Who Died of Cancer

Woman Arrested for Running Raffle Ticket Scam Using Image, Name of Boy Who Died of CancerTracey Jacqueline Weir is accused of selling phony raffle tickets to support children’s cancer research in the name of 4-year-old Nolan Scully.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-arrested-running-raffle-ticket-200200626.html

Aug 16

US will 'know how to face' anti-Semitism: Israel president

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin expressed shock Wednesday over anti-Semitism at a recent US white supremacist rally, but said American leaders would succeed in dealing with “this difficult challenge”. Rivlin wrote to the Conference of Presidents of Ma…

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Aug 16

Meet the Nokia 8: Specs, price and release date revealed

Meet the Nokia 8: Specs, price and release date revealedOn Wednesday evening, HMD Global, the Finnish company that acquired Nokia’s feature phone business last year, unveiled the first flagship Android phone under the Nokia brand. The Nokia 8 will go on sale in Europe in September for 599 euros (~$700), but there is no word yet on a US release.

Having been the subject of dozens of leaks in the weeks and months leading up to its official unveiling, we already know most of what there is to know about the Nokia 8. HMD’s Android phone features a 5.3-inch Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (with microSD support). Reasonable specs for a 2017 flagship, but the design isn’t quite as contemporary.

HMD’s Nokia 8 retains the display bezels that Samsung and LG have eliminated in their latest offerings, as well as a traditional home button with a fingerprint scanner under the display. Rather than attempt to compete with the Galaxy S8 or the LG V30 on design, HMD is instead packing the Nokia 8 with intriguing hardware. For example, the phone feature Zeiss lenses on both the front and back cameras, both of which are 13-megapixel sensors with a dual-camera array on the back.

The camera software is mostly untouched, but HMD has added a “bothie” mode which allows both the front and rear cameras to capture photos or videos at the same time. HMD also implemented Nokia’s Ozo Audio, which gives users the ability to capture 360-degree audio while recording videos.

HMD Global plans to launch the Nokia 8 in four different color options: glossy blue and copper, as well as matte blue and grey. It will be available in Europe next month for 599 euros, joining the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. It’s still unclear if the Nokia 8 will follow the Nokia 6 to the US.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/meet-nokia-8-specs-price-release-date-revealed-192222287.html

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