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Turkish soldier killed in Syria offensive
- August 28, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) during a bilateral meeting focused on the Syrian crisis in Geneva, Switzerland, August 26, 2016. Turkey has not yet released an official comment. Anadolu agency said the rebels were destroying mines planted by Daesh. "They can not, will not, and under no circumstances get American support if they do not keep that commitment, period", he said. (more...)
Cincinnati Zoo deletes Twitter accounts over Harambe memes
- August 28, 2016

The "constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward more difficult" for the zoo's staff, Thane Maynard, Director at Cincinnati Zoo in the United States, was quoted as saying in a statement to a new agency. Constant mentions of Harambe "makes moving forward more hard for us". In the three months since the incident, Harambe's death has since been mocked on many platforms, including memes, signs, petitions and Harambe hashtags. (more...)
Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade's cousin
- August 28, 2016

Two of the bullets struck Aldridge, one in the head and another in her arm. It is being investigated whether the encounter between the men was a robbery, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday afternoon. The initial tweet didn't offer condolences, instead focusing on his bid to win African-American voters in the November 8 American election. "RIP Nykea Aldridge. (more...)
Apple Patches Up Exploits That Allow Hackers To Hijack Devices
- August 28, 2016

All Mansoor had to do was click the link. Ahmed Mansour, a human rights defender from the UAE, certainly is. Those vulnerabilities had been targeted by the NSO Group , an Israeli spyware company, which has created a product that can rifle through a phone to read texts, track calls and record sounds, among other capabilities, the Times reported . (more...)
California bakery blasted for making transgender Ken doll cake California bakery blasted for making transgender Ken doll cake
- August 28, 2016

But hundreds of people stand by the cake, and what it represents for the LGBT community. Ken can have his cake and eat it, too. "I actually naively just thought it was a really great cake". The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies later ruled that the bakery had the right to do it. The backlash that Freeport Bakery had experienced was "a little ridiculous", he added. (more...)
All Blacks retain Bledisloe All Blacks retain Bledisloe
- August 28, 2016

Vice-captain Michael Hooper said despite the two Bledisloe beltings, a win was not too far away for the Wallabies. New Zealand trained in light drizzle on Friday, however such inclement weather is expected to clear before kick-off. They've packed plenty of dynamite in the reserves with young guns Damian McKenzie Rieko Ioane coming into the side also, exhausted legs late in the game could be feasted on by these two. (more...)
Obama creates in Hawaii world's largest marine protected area
- August 28, 2016

Friday, President Barack Obama will designate the world's largest protected marine area in Hawaii to cover 582,578 square miles of land and sea. Obama will travel to the Midway atoll to discuss the expansion. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), who formally proposed the PMNM expansion in a letter to the president in June, was among ardent supporters. (more...)
Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update
- August 28, 2016

The espionage software was discovered because it had been targeted at Ahmed Mansoor, a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident. You really shouldn't wait to install it - the new version fixes three security vulnerabilities that were actively exploited by an Israel-based company in an episode likely involving the UAE government and a spy operation. (more...)
Syria barrel bomb attack: At least 16 killed at wake in Aleppo
- August 28, 2016

If the jets struck targets linked to the Kurdish-aligned group, it would signal Turkey's action against Kurdish-backed forces in Syria was being ratcheted up a notch. The SDF alliance is backed by the United States, putting Ankara at odds with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Washington in the engagement in Syria, where a multi-faceted conflict has raged for five years. (more...)
You need to update your iPhone at the earliest!
- August 28, 2016

Companies that supply their workers with mobile devices may want to take extra efforts to ensure workers are aware of and avoid typical types of exploits like unsolicited links. Mansoor immediately became suspicious, and sent the message to Citizen Lab for verification. No stranger to hacking attempts, the well-known dissident forwarded the messages to a researcher at Citizen Lab in the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs. (more...)
Yellen says a rate hike is coming-but markets say not now Yellen says a rate hike is coming-but markets say not now
- August 28, 2016

In an interview after the speech, Fed Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer said Dr Yellen's comments were consistent with expectations for possible interest rate hikes this year. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard has called for one increase this year, bringing the rate to 0.75%, and no further tightening for the next two years. (more...)
WhatsApp want to share your phone number - here's how to opt out WhatsApp want to share your phone number - here's how to opt out
- August 28, 2016

Many users see it as a business model that has become pivotal for the survival of the free app ecosystem. "If an account is disabled for spam or abuse on one service, we will now have the option to do it on multiple services". Facebook owns the computers WhatsApp uses. Experts rubbished such fears. WhatsApp didn't make any qualms about the benefits of such a move, writing on Thursday, "By connecting your phone number with Facebook's systems, Facebook can offer better friend ... (more...)
The challenge facing Hamilton at the Belgian GP
- August 28, 2016

Verstappen, son of former racer Jos, won on his Red Bull debut in May's Spanish Grand Prix and has stood on the podium a further three times since. With nothing to gain, Hamilton did only four laps early in qualifying before rolling into the team garage. (more...)
Balochistan assembly adopts resolution against Modi Balochistan assembly adopts resolution against Modi
- August 28, 2016

Pakistani forces are engaged in a "tsunami of human rights violations" in Balochistan, a top Baloch leader alleged today as he sought the help of the global community, including India, in the Baloch nationalist movement. Use of aerial bombardment, use of gases have become routine, he claimed and added that Balochistan is the world capital of missing people. "What I would say is that terrorism and providing support and sanctuary and safe havens to terrorists and making the distinction between ... (more...)
State Department ordered to expedite Clinton email review
- August 28, 2016

After a year-long investigation, FBI Director James Comey said last month that Clinton should have recognized the sensitivity of the information and that she had been " extremely careless " with government secrets. The State Department suggested Abedin did nothing wrong saying that just because the materials were destined for a "burn bag", doesn't mean they were classified. (more...)
Terror motive suspected in Australia stabbing attack Terror motive suspected in Australia stabbing attack
- August 28, 2016

The woman, 21, was found dead by Queensland police who were "confronted with a bad scene" at the hostel in Home Hill - about 100km south of Townsville - on Tuesday night . Another Australian man, 46, was said to have intervened and sustained a stab wound in his leg. He said: "This is not about race or religion, it is about individual criminal behaviour". (more...)
Clinton defends family foundation, says its work will continue Clinton defends family foundation, says its work will continue
- August 28, 2016

No documents have shown Clinton making decisions in favor of donors while secretary of state. The ad "Shirts" joins a previously released commercial "Some Place" in spotlighting Trump's long history of making Trump-branded products outside of the U.S., as part of an effort over the past month to contrast the 70-year-old tycoon's hypocritical business record with Clinton's agenda to "make the economy work for everyone, not just those at the top". (more...)
What is BleachBit? Little-known tool at center of Clinton email controversy What is BleachBit? Little-known tool at center of Clinton email controversy
- August 28, 2016

On Thursday, Reuters reported that U.S. District Court Judge William Dimitrouleas ordered the State Department "to release by September 13 any emails it finds between Hillary Clinton and the White House from the week of the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, among the thousands of additional emails uncovered by federal investigators". (more...)
Invest 99L still disorganized Saturday morning as it nears Gulf
- August 28, 2016

The cyclone, which developed near the western edge of the Eastern Pacific basin, is forecast to continue heading west-northwest over the next couple of days, entering the Central Pacific basin, which is where Hawaii is located, today. Rick Scott declares a state of emergency. Gaston's tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 240 kilometers from the center . The depression is forecast to strengthen into Madeline later today or tomorrow. (more...)
Oil prices drift lower at Friday's open as markets await Yellen
- August 28, 2016

The minister's comments watered down hopes that the world's major producers could agree to cap crude output at an informal meeting scheduled for the end of September. Prices have taken a beating this week on concerns about the chances of success at the Algeria meeting, but they turned higher Thursday when Iran said it would join in, clearing up days of uncertainty over its attendance. (more...)

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