Antiwar.com News
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The Obama Administration has made a habit of dramatically underreporting civilian deaths in its assorted military operations around the world, but took things to a whole new level in what will presumably be their last such document, claiming only one civilian killed all year in US drone strikes worldwide. The report, which Obama requires by executive order, nominally for the sake of transparency, claims a massive decrease from the number of civilians killed the year prior in drone strikes, and managed to achieve this by deliberately excluding the overwhelming majority of the US drone strikes carried out in 2016 from the report's definition of worldwide. Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are not counted. The brief report insists any information to contradict the one civilian dead claim is propaganda, and insists that no reputable NGO is actually disputing the US assessment in this regard.
MSNBC
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Autocar
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0-litre V8 petrol engine mated to a standard nine-speed automatic, with both 4Matic four-wheel drive and Air Body Control air suspension set to be standard. Insiders also hint at plans for a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 flagship, although this is yet to be officially acknowledged. Also under development for the new GLS are petrol-electric and diesel-electric hybrid drivetrains – the latter of which is set to debut in the E-class later this year. Mercedes-Benz’s plan to extend the Maybach line-up to include a GLS based model comes after strong sales of the Mercedes-Maybach S-class, which has racked up some 15,000 sales worldwide since its launch in 2015.
Washingtons Blog
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S. ‘allies’, not to be “enemies” of the U.S., at all. For example: as one strong friend of the royal Arabs, Hillary Clinton has said in private: “Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.” Saudi Arabia is owned by the Saud family; so, she knew that they are the main funders of Al Qaeda etcetera (or, like Osama bin Laden’s former bagman said of Al Qaeda’s financing, “Without the money of the — of the Saudi, you will have nothing” ). That family control the government, and all the rest of their aristocracy do whatever the Saud family tell them to do. Hillary wasnt naive. And, elsewhere (also in private), she referred to “the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region.
Liarpoliticians
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Ars Technica
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MSNBC
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South China Morning Post
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Restaurants offering brunch are pretty standard these days, but for Pierre at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, its a first not just for its Hong Kong location, but all of Pierre Gagnaires restaurants worldwide. The brunch made its debut this past Sunday and at HK$688 plus 10 per cent, the price is comparable to others in town, but the offerings are on another level. Guests can choose from a boozy brunch with a carafe of champagne, or detox with kombucha made with aloe...
TIME - Top Stories
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Futurity
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Urgent action is needed to protect the world's dwindling primate populations, experts warn. Sixty percent of the more than 500 primate species worldwide are threatened with extinction, while more than 75 percent have declining populations. The majority of primate species are endangered now. We are at a turning point where we must take action or lose many species during the next 50 years, says Thomas Gillespie, an associate professor in Emory University's environmental sciences department and an expert in the disease ecology of primates. Primates are our closest relatives and make up a large proportion of the mammals of the world. If we lose them, not only do we lose a lot of insights into ourselves, we lose the ecological services that they provide. Endangered species wait 12 years to get on the list The order primatesranging from the tiny mouse lemurs of Madagascar to the massive mountain gorillas of Central Africa—is the third most diverse order of mammals, after rodents and bats.
KyivPost
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One might assume that a person who has written a successful cookbook, which has sold almost 100,000 copies worldwide and been translated into four languages, must have been into cooking from an early age. But the author of “Mamushka,” Ukrainian Olia Hercules, says she was a reluctant chef in her early years. “When I was a teenager my dad used to make me cook every Sunday, but I didnt enjoy it I didnt want to be forced,” she says. “Mamushka,” which is full of mouth-watering recipes, beautiful photographs and engaging childhood stories, is a celebration of Ukrainian food. “It’s a nod to my family,” says Hercules, who was born in Kakhovka, a city of 38,000 people in Kherson Oblast, some 626 kilometers southeast of Kyiv. The wordmamushka” is not a real word; it comes from the 1991 U.S. movie “The Addams Family” where, in one scene, the characters suddenly start speaking a made-up Eastern European language and dancing the Mamushka – “the dance of brotherly love.
Techradar
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This is partly an issue of choice - particularly the browser choice that Microsoft was forced to give customers after a court ruling - and partially because older versions fell behind the rendering and compatibility curve. There are no such issues with Internet Explorer 11. It's clean, powerful, highly compatible, and it demands less of your RAM and CPU than equivalent pages would on Chrome or Firefox. Plus it one-ups both of them on WebKit's Sunspider benchmark. That's not to say this browser is perfect. Google's V8 benchmark sees it struggling, and IE isn't quite as able to handle add-ons and extensions as many of its competitors. So while there's no reason to avoid IE like there might once have been, if you're looking for a more customised browsing experience you're out of luck. Download here: Microsoft Internet Explorer Tor Browser is a heavily modified version of Firefox that re-routed web traffic via random nodes worldwide 7.
The Huffington Post
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LAS VEGAS - Even if there's no disruption at CES there's always good reasons for media agencies and their clients to meet "on nice, neutral ground," says OMD Worldwide CEO Mainardo de Nardis. This year is no exception. "It's all about innovation, even in years like this when there hasn't been something terribly disruptive to the industry," de Nardis says in an interview with Bee.TV. "I think innovation is the key word and that is what attracts so many of our clients to come here each and every year." Once again, 2017 is the year of virtual reality "because we've been saying it for the last three years," de Nardis muses. "It hasn't been yet," with the exception of limited audiences for the emerging technology, he adds. "I don't think we've yet arrived to the final consumers because of the lack of content and amazingly expensive cost of the hardware.
euronews
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MacRumors
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Apple recently removed its first-generation iPod nano replacement program from its support website , over five years after it started. MacRumors contacted a few Apple Authorized Service Providers that confirmed the program has indeed ended, and we were advised to contact Apple directly. Apple's support team initially informed us the program is no longer in place, but a senior AppleCare advisor honored the program after we escalated our request. In other words, if you still have a twelve-year-old iPod nano , you may be in luck still, but it could take some persistence to reach the right person. The replacement program was launched worldwide in November 2011 after Apple determined that, in very rare cases, the battery in the first-generation iPod nano may overheat and pose a safety risk. The manufacturing defect is limited to iPod nano models sold between September 2005 and December 2006. Related Roundup: iPod nano Tag: repair program Buyer's Guide: iPod Nano (Don't Buy) Discuss this article in our forums
Deadline
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BBC News 24
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They will need to be thousands to get this and tired administration into place. While we look at these images I would like to welcome our guest, the former worldwide vice president of Republicans overseas, now a member of the transition team and she is in our studio in Washington. Thanks for joining us, I know it is a busy time.
TechCrunch
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But there are still a lot. Twitter just released its first diversity report since hiring Jeffrey Siminoff, the former director of worldwide inclusion and diversity at Apple, in December 2015. Overall, Twitter is 57% white, 32% Asian, 3% black, 4% Hispanic/Latinx, 3% multi-racial, less than one percent American Indian and Native Hawaiian in the U.S. and 37% female worldwide, up from 34% in Read More
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The Huffington Post
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And while the Vermont hack was a scare, swathes of Ukraine were really plunged into darkness by Russian hackers in December 2015 and December 2016. Security experts have pointed out that the country is being used as a "testbed for refining attacks on critical infrastructure, attacks that could be used across the world". Predictably, and despite the fact that U.S. officials are aware of cyberattacks emanating from Russia since at least 2009, Trump has consistently questioned intelligence regarding such Russian attacks when not heaping lavish praise upon Russia's president Vladimir Putin. The second example involves critical flaws in the woefully outdated system used by financial institutions the world over to transfer trillions of dollars each day. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system is a messaging system that most of the world's banks use to communicate payment orders.