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Missouri Snow Crashes Number Hundreds, Include 5 Fatalities

Missouri Snow Crashes Number Hundreds, Include 5 Fatalities There were a pair of rollover accidents Sunday afternoon in Texas County as snowfall hit the area, causing slick road conditions. At least seven people died and eight others were injured after ice- and snow-covered roadways triggered multiple collisions Monday in Iowa. [Full Article...]

Former Facebook and Google workers launch campaign to fight tech addiction

Former Facebook and Google workers launch campaign to fight tech addiction In partnership with the non-profit media group, Common Sense Media , the newly formed group is targeting over 55,000 USA public schools with an anti-tech addiction ad campaign and lobbying effort. Their first call to duty is to create a website called Ledger of Harms, which will exist to exclusively let rank-and-file engineers know what the ethical side of things are looking like in regards to ... [Full Article...]

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Will Reportedly Feature Battle Royale Mode

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Will Reportedly Feature Battle Royale Mode According to a bunch of developer notes obtained by the site , the sequel to 2010 smash hit Red Dead Redemption will support an extensive online component, which is made up of Battle Royale , Revive and Survive , and Money Grab modes. [Full Article...]

Dow plunges more than 1000 points Monday after major drop last week

Dow plunges more than 1000 points Monday after major drop last week On Monday, the Dow declined 1,175 points , or 4.6%, to 24,346, while the S&P 500 fell 4.1% and the Nasdaq Composite 3.8%. That was its biggest loss since August 2011 , when stocks were reeling as investors fretted over European government debt and the USA credit rating was downgraded after the debt ceiling impasse. [Full Article...]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro is up for pre-order in the US

Huawei Mate 10 Pro is up for pre-order in the US The Chinese company took a hit in January when AT&T and Verizon pulled out of deals to carry the Mate 10 Pro in their stores, reportedly due to U.S. At this very moment, you can pre-order the Huawei Mate 10 Pro from Amazon , Best Buy , B&H, and Newegg , all of which will properly release the handset on February 18. [Full Article...]

Cosco Pakistan head gunned down in Karachi

Cosco Pakistan head gunned down in Karachi A second Chinese national travelling with him survived the attack. Two employees of a shipping firm were targeted in an upscale neighbourhood while out shopping for groceries on Monday. Police said nine bullet casings were found at the site of the incident. "All measures should be taken to ensure that the suspects are arrested", the minister said. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong democracy protesters freed

Hong Kong democracy protesters freed The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday struck down controversial prison sentences for pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, effectively allowing them to walk free. At the direction of Beijing, the Hong Kong administration has "criminalized people for their speech, deprived people of their right to stand in elections, ousted elected lawmakers and punished dissenters... [Full Article...]

Israeli man stabbed to demise at West Financial institution settlement

Israeli man stabbed to demise at West Financial institution settlement A Palestinian man suspected of killing a rabbi last month near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank was shot dead, the authorities said on Tuesday. Before dawn on Tuesday, Ahmad was found by Israeli forces, which included the Shabak intelligence and elite units, in the village of Yamoun, some nine kilometres from his hometown of Jenin. [Full Article...]

Larry Nassar sentenced to prison following numerous sexual assault claims

Larry Nassar sentenced to prison following numerous sexual assault claims The latest sentence stems from abuse he committed at the Twistars gymnastics training centre in MI, where victims said in court they were referred to Nassar for treatment and were molested. In addition to describing Nassar's abuse, many women who spoke about their time at Twistars said Nassar was the good guy compared to Twistars owner John Geddert. [Full Article...]

USA starts Iraq withdrawal after defeat of Islamic State

USA starts Iraq withdrawal after defeat of Islamic State According to one senior official who spoke to AP, 60 percent of the American troops now in Iraq will be withdrawn as part of the agreement, leaving around 4,000 to train the Iraqi military. While the US has closely supported key Iraqi military victories over the Islamic State in places like Mosul, some of the Shiite-led paramilitary forces with close ties to Iran have called for the withdrawal o... [Full Article...]

Alastair Leithead on the daring investigator who took on ivory poachers

Alastair Leithead on the daring investigator who took on ivory poachers A family member went to Mr Bradley-Martin's house on Sunday (local time) to check on him after he did not respond to phone calls, and found the body on a bed with a stab wound to the neck, said Nicolas Kamwende , head of criminal investigations in the capital, Nairobi. [Full Article...]

Administration Expects Russia to Uphold the Obama-Negotiated Nuclear Limits Trump Criticized

Administration Expects Russia to Uphold the Obama-Negotiated Nuclear Limits Trump Criticized The United States of America now has 660 deployed Minuteman-III Inter-continental Ballistic Missiles, Trident-II, Submarine-launched ballistic missiles and B-2A and B-52H heavy bombers in its nuclear arsenal for deterrence. The New START Treaty was signed in Prague on April 8, 2010 by then U.S. President Barack Obama and then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and came into force on February 5, 201... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Amazfit BIP smartwatch goes on sale outside China

Xiaomi Amazfit BIP smartwatch goes on sale outside China Underneath the Gorilla Glass 3 is a 1.28-inch transflective colour display - this display is the key to the long battery life. Xiaomi seems to have fixed both of those pain points with the launch of Amazfit Bip. It comes with IP68 rating and is resistant to dust, rain and splashing. Sensors on the watch include optical heart rate sensor for heart rate zones, 3-axis accelerometer, Air pressur... [Full Article...]

Paris attack suspect refuses to stand at shootout trial

Paris attack suspect refuses to stand at shootout trial Asked why he was refusing to stand, Abdeslam said: "I'm exhausted, I did not sleep". The only surviving member of the Islamic State cell that attacked Paris in November 2015 refused to rise for a Belgian court on Monday, or answer questions about his actions, during his first appearance in public since his arrest almost two years ago. [Full Article...]

Syrian Army deploys new air defenses in north

Syrian Army deploys new air defenses in north More than 340,000 people have been killed in Syria's conflict, which began in 2011 with anti-government protests but morphed into a brutal civil war, pulling in world powers and attracting jihadist fighters from around the globe. Located in northern Syria near the Turkish border, Idlib was declared a de-escalation zone according to a cease-fire agreement last May reached in Kazakhstan's capital As... [Full Article...]

Julian Assange fails in attempt to have British arrest warrant dropped

Julian Assange fails in attempt to have British arrest warrant dropped However, a judge at Westminster Magistrates Court said it remains valid. Had the judge ruled in Assange's favor, he would have been free to leave the embassy without being arrested on the British warrant. A courtroom defeat means Assange still faces arrest for jumping bail, although British police no longer maintain a round-the-clock security presence outside the embassy. [Full Article...]

'Tsunami Warning' Test Alert Went Out to Some in SC

'Tsunami Warning' Test Alert Went Out to Some in SC Officials said it appeared to be an issue with the popular Accuweather app. From New York and Boston to the Carolinas and Florida, people who received the alerts took to Twitter to inquire about what exactly was happening. "We are now trying to find out how a message went out as a warning". He said the National Weather Service is trying to sort out what happened. The alert appeared as a no... [Full Article...]

Democratic, GOP lawmakers: Memo doesn't clear Trump in probe

After Nunes went to the White House , Democrats demanded Nunes recuse himself from his committee's investigation into Russian meddling. President Donald Trump says a GOP memo declassified on Friday "totally vindicates " him in the Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

What is Female Genital Mutilation?

What is Female Genital Mutilation? Durga Nandini of Change.org, India said that first public evidence on the existence of FGM came in December 2015 in the form of an online petition asking for its ban supported by over 1 lakh people. - FGM is practised by both Muslim and Christian communities and by followers of some indigenous religions. The Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ) recognize that female genital mutilation underm... [Full Article...]

Government Halts Seven-Day Shutdown of Major Kenyan TV Stations

Government Halts Seven-Day Shutdown of Major Kenyan TV Stations The rights group said: "Police have failed to produce Miguna in court in accordance with court orders on both February 2 and February 5, as well as Kenyan law, which requires the accused to be brought to court within 24 hours". County Revenue Superviser Frank Omondi confirmed the death. Kenya police fired teargas on Monday to disperse a crowd of more than 100 demonstrators demanding that the gov... [Full Article...]


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