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These children’s smartwatches are raising some serious privacy concerns

20 October 2017

Some popular children’s gadgets, including smartwatches available internationally, have been found to have security flaws so serious that individuals could track and eavesdrop on kids’ conversations, according to a consumer safety panel in Norway. The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) reviewed the smartwatches with European security company Mnemonic and found gross invasions of privacy. When the [...]

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New Zealand to Have Youngest Prime Minister Since 1856

20 October 2017

New Zealand will have a center-left coalition government led by the nation’s youngest prime minister in more than 150 years. When New Zealanders voted in a general election almost a month ago, neither of the two major parties, the center-right National party, which had been in power for nearly a decade and won more seats [...]

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The year’s most awe-inspiring—and devastating—wildlife photos

20 October 2017

These are 2017’s big winners. The good life Grand title winner 2017, Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Also winner of the 15-17 years old category). Nelson, a teenager from the Netherlands, captured this image of Caco—a lowlands gorilla—in Odzala National Park in the Republic of Congo. Caco is enjoying a ball-shaped breadfruit in the [...]

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Mandalay Bay hotel decides what to do with Las Vegas murderer’s infamous suite

20 October 2017

las vegas shooter note The suite rented by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock will remain locked indefinitely as hotel employees work to preserve evidence related to the shooting. MGM Resorts International, which owns and operates the resort and casino, announced Thursday that they will not rent the 32nd-floor room following the Oct. 1 massacre that [...]

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Ivanka Trump’s Conflicts of Interest Under Fire

20 October 2017

A key member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has joined a chorus of congressional Democrats calling for Ivanka Trump’s security clearances to be reviewed because her failure to fully divest herself from her business empire poses serious potential for conflicts of interest. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the ranking member of the GOP-controlled committee, is [...]

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Quoting Arafat, Palestinian mission in Colombia calls for Israel’s destruction

20 October 2017

By TOI staff The official Palestinian mission to Colombia on Thursday night tweeted a quote from former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat calling for the destruction of the State of Israel. The tweet read, “Our goal is the end of Israel, and there can be no compromises or mediations…. We don’t want peace. We want WAR [...]

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The Czech Republic’s Trump is in the lead for Prime Minister

20 October 2017

Dubbed the “Czech version of Trump” by Forbes, the wiry, grey-haired, Slovak-born farming, media and chemicals mogul is the Czech Republic’s second-richest man. Andrej Babis set up the populist ANO (Yes) party in 2011 as a political outsider determined to lure voters with promises of clean politics in the EU country of 10.6 million ranked [...]

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At White House opioid commission meeting, insurance industry gets a scolding

20 October 2017

WASHINGTON – Patrick Kennedy, it seemed, had been waiting for a public opportunity speak directly to the nation’s health insurers. “The historic treatment of addiction and mental illness has been a separate and unequal process,” the former Rhode Island congressman and a member of the president’s opioid commission told a group of insurance executives on [...]

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North Korean Official Says US Must ‘Put Up” with Pyongyang’s Nuclear Weapons

20 October 2017

A senior North Korean official said in Moscow Friday that Pyongyang does not plan to discuss its nuclear program with the U.S., insisting Washington would have “have to put up” with the reality it possesses nuclear weapons. “This is a matter of life and death for us,” North Korean Foreign Ministry official Choe Son-hui told [...]

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CIA chief: if Kim Jong-Un should disappear… uh, let’s not talk about it

20 October 2017

The US Central Intelligence Agency thinks that North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is a rational actor who is focused on staying in power and “waking up in his own bed” each day. But if Kim should suddenly not show up for work, well, don’t ask US spy chief Mike Pompeo about it. “With respect to, if [...]

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Dolphin diets show how climate change could alter food chains off the California coast

20 October 2017

Scientists studying dolphins dining off the California coastline have found that the marine food web is starting to look a little threadbare. The length of food chains in that web appears to have gotten shorter in response to environmental changes — such as those caused by El Nino events. The findings, published this week in [...]

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Robert Mugabe is appointed a WHO goodwill ambassador, stunning critics

20 October 2017

The new head of the World Health Organization has named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador for the agency, a move that has startled public health experts. The WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, made the controversial announcement on Wednesday in a speech at a global conference on non-communicable diseases in Montevideo, Uruguay. Tedros, as [...]

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Mexico jumps into battle over Texas ‘sanctuary city’ law

20 October 2017

WASHINGTON — The government of Mexico has aligned itself with municipalities suing the state of Texas over a new law that, if implemented, would crack down on sanctuary cities, arguing that the state’s action hurts Mexico’s relationship with Washington. Lawyers for the Mexican government argue that Texas Senate Bill 4 creates unnecessary tension in relations [...]

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I teach ethics at the university where Richard Spencer spoke

20 October 2017

By Anna L. Peterson, Professor of Religion, University of Florida. Once in a while, life provides us with the kind of dramatic moral dilemma that even the most imaginative ethics textbook writer couldn’t think up. Presently, my community – the University of Florida and the city of Gainesville – faces a dangerous and complicated series [...]

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