Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cops investigating after 10yo maced during Tony Robinson Minneapolis march


http://ift.tt/1cAZRxo The mayor and chief of police in Minneapolis are asking for the public's help in finding out how a 10-year-old boy was gassed during Wednesday night's solidarity march protesting the death of Tony Robinson.
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New app lets you create & share videos with life-size holograms of celebrities


http://ift.tt/1cAPFVt Want a video where you’re chatting with Obama? Or a selfie with a Bengal tiger? A new app, which creates the illusion of life-size holograms via a mobile device you can share on social media, has been launched on the Kickstarter crowd funding website.
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'We Are the World'.... order? Social media slams NATO’s charity song performance


http://ift.tt/1L4cHju NATO foreign ministers got their rocks off and sang karaoke at the end of a meeting in Antalya, Turkey. Perhaps the song choice - “We Are The World” – was poor though. They got roasted on social media for their perceived peace-promoting hypocrisy.
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Genetic test can predict if you survive radiation poisoning


http://ift.tt/1cAEBrD A team of scientists have found an accurate way to immediately identify long term radiation damage by examining blood-bound genes, allowing more accurate predictions of who can survive radiation exposure after a nuclear catastrophe or a dirty bomb.
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​Private US oil company to drill near Deepwater Horizon


http://ift.tt/1QMLMfc A privately owned US oil company, LLOG Exploration Offshore has been given permission to drill near BP’s Deepwater Horizon, the place of largest oil spill in US history.
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Scientists find way to deliver drugs straight into people’s brains


http://ift.tt/1JhmHqJ A team of Canadian scientists has found a way to break the barrier of the human body that keeps the nervous and circulatory systems apart, and inject the drugs directly into the brain using “carrier” antibodies.
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​Poland sues Gazprom seeking lower gas price


http://ift.tt/1A2MwZV PGNiG, Poland’s largest gas distributor, has filed a lawsuit against Gazprom and Gazprom Export in the Stockholm arbitration court, saying it wants conditions similar to the European gas market.
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Death toll from Amtrak derailment stands at 8, authorities say


http://ift.tt/1A2MxwI Officials say that an eighth body has been recovered from the scene of this week's Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Force British jihadists into de-radicalization programs, says counter-terror chief


http://ift.tt/1QMGWyA Counter-terror police attempting to cope with growing numbers of Britons drawn to extremist ideologies may request fresh powers to force people to enroll in de-radicalization programs, the UK’s counter-terror chief says.
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Ukrainian nationalists assault women & elderly in war on Soviet-era Victory Day symbols


http://ift.tt/1IAJu1v As the world marked the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat in WWII, Ukraine has seen a wave of attacks against Victory Day symbols associated with May 9 celebrations in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
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‘Russia - reason to keep NATO alive’


http://ift.tt/1FayNyS A great opportunity to dissolve military alliances was wasted at the end of Cold War and since then Western commanders have been looking for reasons, like Russia, to keep NATO alive, says Tony Robinson, co-director at Pressenza News Agency.
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The Evil within: The truth we dare not see about Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen


http://ift.tt/1FayNyP On the 70th anniversary of the fall of Nazi Germany, fascism is far from dead. As Yemen bleeds under Saudi Arabia’s grand war, it is really the annihilation of one people we are seeing play out - the Zaidis of Yemen.
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Oxford University head condemns sexual harassment on campus


http://ift.tt/1IAJu1r Sexual harassment and intimidation is widespread at Oxford University student parties and its social areas, according to the principal of Somerville College Dr Alice Prochaska.
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Highest minimum wage in Australia - OECD


http://ift.tt/1JhezGA Australia has the highest minimum wage in the developed world, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Its after-tax rate of $9.54 per hour is followed by Luxembourg with $9.24 and Belgium with $8.57.
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Scottish showdown: SNP leader Sturgeon & PM Cameron to hold talks


http://ift.tt/1QMDTq4 Devolution and Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act are expected to be on the agenda when Prime Minister David Cameron and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon hold official talks on Friday.
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EU referendum should take place ‘as soon as necessary’ – Bank of England chief


http://ift.tt/1e3pqbi The governor of the Bank of England has said a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) should take place “as soon as necessary.”
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‘More air policing, more drills’: NATO to boost presence on Russia's doorstep


http://ift.tt/1A3e9l6 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is going to increase its activity at its eastern borders, with more air and sea patrols, amid non-stop exercises.
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Britain’s terror threat greater due to ‘lack of trust’ among EU allies – study


http://ift.tt/1L3ZRlx Tension between European Union (EU) member states has led to such low levels of trust that British efforts to fight domestic and international terror threats have been compromised, a new report suggests.
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Naftogaz makes $30mn prepayment to Gazprom


http://ift.tt/1L3Zh76 Ukraine’s Naftogaz has paid Russia’s Gazprom $30 million as a down payment for gas deliveries. The almost bankrupt firm is struggling to repay its $2.5 billion debt to Russia.
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Sailing through space: Tiny satellite to use solar wind for propulsion


http://ift.tt/1e3kC5Z A small satellite powered by solar sails will be launched on May 20. If it works, the technology could lead to cheaper space travel, as it uses particles and radiation from the sun to propel itself.
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‘US closing eyes to Saudi atrocities – sign of extraordinary hypocrisy for Iranians’


http://ift.tt/1PlyFEy The US is accusing Iran of being a “sponsor of terrorism” while ignoring their Saudi allies are slaughtering Yemeni civilians, funding Al-Qaeda, and have occupied Bahrain, said political analyst at Tehran University Seyed Mohammad Marandi.
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​Watch out: Chinese Army bans wearable gadgets citing security concerns


http://ift.tt/1cAgmK7 Smart watches, glasses and other of the latest wearable internet gadgets have been banned among China’s armed forces over concerns of security breaches, state media reports.
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Hoax ‘ISIS jihadist’ jailed for spate of Newcastle bomb threats


http://ift.tt/1RJIjzF Prank phone calls to Newcastle police landed a man in prison after he called in a series of bomb threats and pretended to be a member of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
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PNG peeved at ex-colonial ruler Australia’s diplomatic outpost plans


http://ift.tt/1JKGKvO Australia plans to open a diplomatic mission on Bougainville Island, currently a territory of Papua New Guinea and soon to hold an independence referendum. The island, with vast deposits of copper ore, was an Australian colony until 1975.
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Ancient Palmyra ‘under threat’, ISIS militants approach UNESCO site


http://ift.tt/1JKGHjz Islamic State militants clashed with Syrian troops within two kilometers of ancient Palmyra, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday. There’s a risk they will run rampant over the landmark UNESCO site.
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