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'Libya slave auctions horrifying'-UN Secretary General

'Libya slave auctions horrifying'-UN Secretary General Last week, CNN published a report on modern slavery in Libya , featuring a video that reportedly was shot in August and appeared to show a man selling African migrants for farm work. Men from Niger and other sub-Saharan countries were seen being sold to buyers for about $400 in Libya . The goal was to ascertain the veracity of the claims, assess their condition, and offer assistance to tho... [Full Article...]

Archdiocese of Washington Sues DC Transit System for Banning Their Christmas Ads

Archdiocese of Washington Sues DC Transit System for Banning Their Christmas Ads The Find The Perfect Gift website advertised on the proposed displays shows church teachings, Mass schedules, and upcoming charity events, and features the test "Jesus is the perfect gift", on its homepage. In McFadden's view, the proposed WMATA ad was "comparatively mild" in terms of promulgating religion. Several other supposedly controversial ads were previously banned by the transport syst... [Full Article...]

Microsoft announces support for SAP's S4/HANA software on Azure

Microsoft announces support for SAP's S4/HANA software on Azure Business software heavyweights Microsoft (MSFT) and SAP (SAP) announced Tuesday that they are expanding their cloud computing partnership and have agreed to use each other's cloud products internally. The list of their mutual customers includes companies like Coca-Cola, Coats and Costco Wholesale and Columbia Sportswear. This week, Microsoft execs said they would be using SAP S/4HANA on ... [Full Article...]

200-mph+ Chevy Corvette ZR1 convertible at LA auto show

200-mph+ Chevy Corvette ZR1 convertible at LA auto show The power top can be operated remotely or while driving up to 48kmph. The convertible is powered by the same 755 hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8 as the recently-unveiled coupe, and has a top speed over 200 miles per hour, according to Chevrolet. [Full Article...]

Explore Kobolds & Catacombs on December 7!

Explore Kobolds & Catacombs on December 7! Hearthstone's last expansion - Knights of the Frozen Throne - featured an adventure-like single-player element that was free to all players regardless of whether they bought expansion packs. Players can take part in three sequential Dungeon Runs that each reward a " Kobolds and Catacombs " card pack. In this mode players will face a boss and if they manage to defeat it they will be able to add ... [Full Article...]

Dictionary.com's 2017 Word of the Year: complicit

Dictionary.com's 2017 Word of the Year: complicit In 2016, the website named " xenophobia " its word of the year. While many people also associate the word " complicit " with the Trump administration, Dictionary.com maintains it is relevant to many news events of the past year. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump touts "big week for tax cuts" as Senate GOP nears critical vote Flake: GOP backing Moore over Dem "is political tribalism at ... [Full Article...]

Research shows samples from alleged 'yetis' are likely from bears

Research shows samples from alleged 'yetis' are likely from bears Great excitement was stirred by reported sightings of the creature and its footprints but the blurry photos and shaky video were not enough to support the animal's existence. For the study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B on November 29, Charlotte Lindqvist , from the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences , and colleagues analyzed nine specimens believed to belo... [Full Article...]

Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) with full-view display unveiled: Specifications, features

Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) with full-view display unveiled: Specifications, features The device is the first device in the Zenfone series to come with an 18:9 display, and the second device from Asus to come with this feature. Coming back to the Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1 ), it has been listed on the company's Russian Federation website. [Full Article...]

Bosnian-Croat war crimes suspect Slobodan Praljak 'takes poison' in United Nations court

Bosnian-Croat war crimes suspect Slobodan Praljak 'takes poison' in United Nations court Bosnian Muslim Union veterans watch a television broadcast of the appeal trial in the Hague, Netherlands, for six Bosnian Croat senior wartime officials accused of war crimes against Muslims in Bosnia's 1992-1995 war, in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina November 29, 2017. [Full Article...]

Modi rakes up Indira Gandhi's Morbi visit to attack Congress

Modi rakes up Indira Gandhi's Morbi visit to attack Congress The content of his addresses are slightly different, but in essence all his speeches are the same-attack the Congress for the survival of the BJP in Gujarat, where the party is facing anti-incumbency wave after its long rule of 22 years. "Development for us is not about winning polls, it is about serving every citizen", the PM said. "Congress loves asking me - Modi ji what did you do". [Full Article...]

Senior Saudi prince Miteb released from detention

Senior Saudi prince Miteb released from detention It could not be immediately determined if the prince, 65, was now able to move freely; it was more likely that he had been transferred to some form of house arrest, the United States official said. At least three others had also agreed to settlements, according to officials. The public prosecutor has chose to release several individuals and will proceed with the prosecution of at least five othe... [Full Article...]

Twitter Slams Trump For Retweeting Anti-Muslim Videos Posted By Jayda Fransen

Twitter Slams Trump For Retweeting Anti-Muslim Videos Posted By Jayda Fransen The first video shared by Trump is entitled, "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches", while a second is labelled: "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!" She claims the other two videos show attacks carried out by other Muslims. [Full Article...]

You can now 'remix' direct Instagram photo messages and send them back

You can now 'remix' direct Instagram photo messages and send them back Apart from remix , the Instagram Android app also gets the ability to limit how often a friend can view a photo you have sent him or her. Once your friend drops you a photo in your DMs, you can edit and decorate it however way you like, be it with stickers, doodles, or sending it back with another photo of yourself. [Full Article...]

Windows Sets could fundamentally change how we work on PCs

Windows Sets could fundamentally change how we work on PCs Imagine you're typing in a Word document and need to switch over to your browser to look something up or copy a paragraph from a note app, with Microsoft's new Sets feature, you can create tabs of all these apps in a single window. Windows Insiders get to test up and coming Windows 10 features before anyone else. For now, the feature is being called "sets". PC World says that Microsoft is ad... [Full Article...]

Lashkar likes me, I like them: Musharraf

Lashkar likes me, I like them: Musharraf Musharraf explained his warming up to Islamist groups and globally acknowledged terror outfits like LeT and JuD as "the requirement of the day" and added: "you must do everything in light of the reality of Pakistan". Asked if he liked Saeed, who has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head for his role in terror activities, the former Pakistan Army chief said he does and that he had met him. [Full Article...]

It's time for Al Franken to resign

It's time for Al Franken to resign The allegations of sexual misconduct brought that image crashing down. The Alabama senate election features a candidate who has been accused of preying on 14-year-olds. Franken apologized to both Tweeden and Menz for the photographs, but said he recalled the incident with Tweeden differently, and does not remember taking the photograph with Menz, sentiments he conveyed again on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Biggest Supermoon of year to light up Seoul sky this weekend

Biggest Supermoon of year to light up Seoul sky this weekend CT, 8:46 a.m. MT, and 6:46 a.m. PT), as per reports. " Supermoon " has become the widely popular term for what an astronomer would call the perigean full moon. He said the distance will be about 14 per cent shorter than the apogee phenomenon, when the moon is farthest from earth. Elsewhere, clouds could obscure the view in the upper Midwest, northern Plains, Rockies and Northwest. [Full Article...]

Bungie Cancels the Final Destiny 2 Rise of Osiris Livestream

Bungie Cancels the Final Destiny 2 Rise of Osiris Livestream Now, wisely, Bungie has announced it's skipping the planned Curse Of Osiris livestream scheduled for tomorrow and will be addressing fan feedback instead. The issue at hand being the in-game experience scaling system, and one that has been called into question since day one but with more of a spotlight this week. [Full Article...]

Australian Senate passes gay marriage bill in key step

Australian Senate passes gay marriage bill in key step To take some of the heat out of the debate about religious protections, Turnbull last week announced a "stocktake" of Australia's religious freedoms and protections . One Nation leader Pauline Hanson rose to speech about the bill and said her comments were personal and did not represent the rest of her party. It was important to show respect across the divide, she said. [Full Article...]

Earthworms take birth in Mars soil simulant from NASA

Earthworms take birth in Mars soil simulant from NASA The red dust that covers the surface of Mars is so barren and dry that scientists are hesitant to call it "soil" at all: the word implies the presence of organic matter from plants and animals. This still contains organic matter that is broken down further by bacteria - releasing nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium for use by the plants. [Full Article...]


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