BBC Parliament
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They are protected, the Indian troops are protected by the special armed Forces act of 1993, which allows them complete free range, and knows them to be able to abuse people, to be able to torture people. When people go missing, there is no accountability.
Marketing Land
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The Economist - Business
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THERESA MAY’S speech on January 17th set Britain definitively on a path to a “hardBrexit, in which it will leave not just the EU but the European single market. This was not what the City of London wanted to hear. The prime minister did at least pick out finance, along with carmaking, as an industry for which “elements of current single-market arrangements” might remain in place as part of a future trade deal. The City is holding out hope that a bespoke deal built on the existing legal concept of “equivalence” could still accord it a fair degree of access to Europe. “Passporting”, which allows financial firms in one EU member state automatically to serve customers in the other 27 without setting up local operations, was always going to be difficult after Brexit. Outside the single market, says Damian Carolan of Allen & Overy, a law firm, the “passport as we know it is dead.
Techradar
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There are also insights related to calories and nutrients and the app integrates with other devices and apps such as the Withings Body scale or RunKeeper. Clear, simple and accessible. Like Citymapper, ETA will help you get somewhere. The title refers to its front-and-centre information. You add a location on the iPhone and save it. Then it'll give you timings for driving, walking or taking public transport. Some watch faces allow it as a complication, where it'll show the time it'll take to your top saved route. It knows what traffic is like so allows extra time for a drive in rush hour, say. On the Watch app you tap the chosen saved destination and it'll take you through to Maps for directions. Similarly, for public transport directions in select cities Maps will provide the directions. Like Dark Sky this is a paid-for app: 2.
Daily Mail - Travel
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The annual ranking, which is based on the number of visa-free and visa on arrival destinations a passport allows its holder into, also listed Swedish and Singaporean passports highly.
Sky News
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She says, if you do not respond in the right way, then that allows... She was saying there, it allows populist leaders of the left and right to take up the political oxygen. She says that you have to change. And so, with that, will look it well -- this responsible globalisation are.
Autocar
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Facelifted SUV best-seller is spotted in more upmarket trim, and is set to receive single-lane autonomous tech The facelifted 2017 Nissan Qashqai has been spotted testing for the first time, in a range-topping form which will rival the Audi Q3 at launch. It’s easy to see where the revisions will be made from the camouflage cladding, but more interestingly, the alloy wheel design is not one currently featured on the Qashqai , and is heavily camouflaged too. We already know that the plush Qashqai will get distinctive and exclusive wheel finishes, so the camouflaged alloys is a giveaway that we’ve caught the upcoming upmarket variant, expected to be badged Tekna+, testing ahead of its launch. Nissan has already confirmed that the Qashqai would be host to the brand’s Propilot autonomous tech , which allows single-lane autonomy. This tech is due to be joined in 2018 by an update to Propilot which allows multi-lane autonomy, although this will more likely feature on Japanese models first, before spreading to other markets.
Phys.Org
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In an advance that could lead to improved manufacturing, a new study by UCLA researchers shows that adding nanoparticles to metals during the melting process allows for better control during melting.
Autocar
an hour
Facelifted SUV best-seller is spotted in more upmarket trim, and is set to receive single-lane autonomous tech The facelifted 2017 Nissan Qashqai has been spotted testing for the first time, in a range-topping form which will rival the Audi Q3 at launch. It’s easy to see where the revisions will be made from the camouflage cladding, but more interestingly, the alloy wheel design is not one currently featured on the Qashqai , and is heavily camouflaged too. We already know that the plush Qashqai will get distinctive and exclusive wheel finishes, so the camouflaged alloys is a giveaway that we’ve caught the upcoming upmarket variant, expected to be badged Tekna+, testing ahead of its launch. Nissan has already confirmed that the Qashqai would be host to the brand’s Propilot autonomous tech , which allows single-lane autonomy. This tech is due to be joined in 2018 by an update to Propilot which allows multi-lane autonomy, although this will more likely feature on Japanese models first, before spreading to other markets.
South China Morning Post
an hour
Hold tight to your lai sees, or red packets, this Lunar New Year because soon they may be obsolete. The Year of the Rooster will be ushered in with a new way of gifting money traditionally given in red envelopes that symbolise good luck with digital lai sees. HSBC launched the eLaisee function on their mobile banking app that allows customers to send red packets and greetings digitally to their family and friends from January 19 to February 15. Senders can send HK$...
The Iran Project
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Al Manar Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expected that the upcoming Syrian peace talks in Astana will focus on ceasefire rather than political dialogue. In an interview with Japanese channel TBS, Assad said the talks will also tackle conciliation between the Syrian sides. “We dont have, let’s say, expectations concerning Astana talks. But we have hopes that this conference will be a platform for talks between various Syrian sides on everything.” “But I think that at first, the talks will focus on ceasefire in a bid to save the people’s lives and to allow the access of humanitarian aids to all Syrian areas.” The Syrian leader noted that it was not clear whether there would be a political dialogue during the talks “because it is still not clear who will take part in the talks.” “We think that the conference will take the form of talks between the government and the terrorist groups in a bid to reach a ceasefire and an agreement that allows these groups to take part in the Syrian conciliation.
TIME - Top Stories
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Trump appointed David Friedman, a man who vehemently opposes a two-state solution, and raises money for settlements, as his Ambassador to Israel. To avoid any ambiguity, he intends to make his son-in-law Jared Kushneranother patron of settlements his Middle East Peace Envoy . After a prolonged stasis, it seems likely that for the first time since the Cold War we are about to see a serious break in international consensus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The E.U. will likely adopt a much firmer posture toward Israel, while the U.S.with its legislative and executive branches now aligned with the Israeli right-wingallows Netanyahu to drop even the pretense of support for a two-state solution. The Quartetestablished in 2002 and made up of the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and Russia cannot be expected to function in such an environment.
BBC News 24
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We're talking about informal discussions, something that is off the record, that is private, and the preparatory work is done, so to then have a formal statement when the time allows it, this is the way diplomacy works. Lawyers don't run the world.
Politico
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Since the end of the Cold War, the prospect of a president being forced to respond within minutes to a massive Russian attack—the main reason for a system that allows a president to order an attack quickly and unilaterally—has been greatly reduced. But the Cold War system endures, in part because Russia maintains about 1,800 active nuclear warheads capable of hitting the U.S. (The U.S. keeps active about 1,400 warheads.) And in recent months, many experts have warned that the prospect of a nuclear conflict with an increasingly belligerent Russia has grown—although Trump says he wants warmer relations with Russia and said in an interview over the weekend that “nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially.” It is unclear whether such talk will assuage critics who warned during the campaign that Trump could not be trusted with the presidency’s most awesome power.
BBC News 24
3 hours
You have four children, do you understand it? I have been given the low down by my eldest daughter, doing their GCSEs this year, she will be in the first batch to do a harder exam, I kind of understand where this is coming from and I understand the league table ranking a little bit better than most parents. Yes, I think in a way it is great, it allows better students to perform and show off their academic capabilities.
Den of Geek
4 hours
The second allows you to challenge other people's best course times. The third, however, is actually a level creator toolset in which you will use coins earned from completing challenges in other modes to make your own levels similar to (but likely not as detailed as) Mario Maker . Currently, Super Mario Run is set to release in December 2016. There will be a free trial mode available for all users, but this will not be a free-to-play game. The actual price is unknown at this time, as is whether or not this will be an iOS exclusive. However, Miyamoto's language during the conference suggests that the game will debut on iOS first, but will be available for Android down the line.
The Bolton News - Your Town
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Washingtons Blog
7 hours
Much like the fabricated universe in Peter Weir’s 1998 film The Truman Show , in which a man’s life is the basis for an elaborately staged television show aimed at selling products and procuring ratings, the political scene in the United States has devolved over the years into a carefully calibrated exercise in how to manipulate, polarize, propagandize and control a population. Indeed, Donald Trump may be the smartest move yet by the powers-that-be to keep the citizenry divided and at each other’s throats, because as long as we’re busy fighting each other, we’ll never manage to present a unified front against tyranny in any form. This is the magic of the reality TV programming that passes for politics today. It allows us to be distracted, entertained, occasionally a little bit outraged but overall largely uninvolved, content to remain in the viewer’s seat.
SiteProNews
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And, in some cases, that’s true. In many, though, long-form content is where it’s at. According to the Buzzsumo report, content containing between 3,000-10,000 words got the most shares out of all the content they analyzed, with a whopping 8,859 total average shares. Check out this OkDork graphic, to see what I mean: Courtesy of: OkDork.com Surprised? If so, you’re not alone. While a significant portion of the Internet is indeed racing to find information and get on with it, many readers want to sit down and dig in, and that’s exactly what long-form content like this allows them to do. In addition to being more valuable (a higher word count means more space to insert useful information), these articles and blog posts are also much rarer, which makes them stand out naturally. When compared with short-form articles with less than 1,000 words, there were 16 times fewer pieces with 2,000 words or more.
Techradar
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Apple has today announced several impressive updates for GarageBand on iOS and Logic Pro X on Mac. If you happen to use both of these music-creation tools, the biggest news will likely be the ability to add new tracks to your Logic sessions via a cloud-based, GarageBand-compatible version of your project making it easier than ever to create tracks on the go. The updated GarageBand for iOS (now at version 2.2) has been blessed with the acclaimed software synthesizer Alchemy , which was acquired by Apple from Camel Audio early in 2015 and has since become a staple of Logic Pro X. On top of this, its now much easier to rifle through your sample libraries and Touch instruments to find the right tool for the job thanks to a powerful redesigned sound browser. Multi-Take Recording allows you to pick your best moments without having to fiddle for hours, and GarageBands redesigned audio recorder can utilise simple one-touch effects, along with more detailed studio treatments like delay and pitch correction.
Forbes
11 hours
Microsoft's next step in its quiet but highly visible infiltration of Android is the lock screen. The latest piece of beta software from Redmond allows users to access Cortana with a single swipe from the opening screen. It's another way to bring users int; Microsoft's cloud services.
TechCrunch
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Beeline is a handlebar-mounted gadget that uses a combination of Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS to direct you around town. Instead of giving you turn-by-turn direction like a traditional GPS, though, it simply acts as a compass to guide you to your destination. The Beeline team argues that this allows riders to be more present by letting them decide the best path to take. The project launched on... Read More
Sputnik International
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Bleacher Report
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A December early signing period is still a possibility, but the NCAA's Division I Council rejected a proposal Wednesday that would create a June window. According to the Associated Press , the council rejected a plan that would have put a 72-hour period on the last Wednesday in June. The modified proposal of a new recruiting calendar would include a three-day window in December. A formal vote on that proposal will happen in June. There is already a December signing period for junior college transfers. High school players can currently begin signing their national letters of intent on the first Wednesday in February. Until then, commitments are nonbinding verbals. The American Football Coaches Association was unanimously in favor of a December signing period but against a June window. "We think this is the least intrusive to the current model and allows for the best study because this is the biggest step," executive director Todd Berry told reporters .