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Renewed protests in Ethiopia’s northern city of Gondar

By   4 weeks ago

Posted at 15:42 Anti-government demonstrations have broken out for a second time within in a week in Ethiopia’s northern city of Gondar. A resident of the city has told the BBC’s Emmanuel Igunza in Addis Ababa that there are chaotic scenes as hundreds of people took to the streets. Images circulating on social media also […]

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Trump Asks Russia to Hack Hillary’s Missing Emails

By   1 month ago

Trump Asks Russia to Hack Hillary’s Missing Emails CNN During a Wednesday morning press conference in Florida, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump encouraged Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s “missing” emails from her tenure as secretary of state. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” he said. […]

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Mali arrests leader of Islamist group linked to deadly attack on troops

By   1 month ago

Coffins are seen draped in Malian flags at a funeral for 17 soldiers who were killed earlier this week in Segou, Mali, July 21, 2016. Picture taken July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mamadou Camara Coffins are seen draped in Malian flags at a funeral for 17 soldiers who were killed earlier this week in Segou, Mali, July […]

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Former lawmaker was one of AU base suicide bombers in Somalia: al Shabaab

By   1 month ago

MOGADISHU | BY FEISAL OMAR A former Islamist lawmaker turned al Shabaab militant was one of the drivers in Tuesday’s double car bomb attack on the African Union’s main peacekeeping base in Somalia, al Shabaab said. The militants said in a radio broadcast that Salah Nur Ismail, who joined al Shabaab in 2010, was one […]

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Ethiopia: EU must raise treatment of Human Rights Defenders with Prime Minister

By   2 months ago

Dear President, High Representative, Dear Commissioners, The Prime Minister of Ethiopia will be visiting Brussels for the 2016 European Development Days. We urge you to express serious concerns about the Ethiopian Government’s violent repression of the Oromo protests, and its escalating crackdown on human rights defenders, independent media, peaceful protesters, and members of the political […]

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Ethiopian China-Backed Sugar-Export Push Hits Cash, Design Snags William Davison,

By   2 months ago

* Delays cast doubts on government aim to be top sugar producer * State company agreed to borrow $1.6 billion from Chinese banks Ethiopia’s development of Chinese-backed sugar plants in the country’s south, part of a plan to become one of the world’s top 10 exporters, is struggling because of a lack of funding and […]

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AirAsia crash: Faulty part ‘major factor’

By   9 months ago

Image copyrightReutersImage captionThe wreckage of the plane was located days after the crash AirAsia crash Anatomy of an avoidable crash Flight QZ8501: What we know AirAsia flight QZ8501: Who were the victims? What is AirAsia? Faulty equipment was a “major factor” in the AirAsia plane crash last December that killed all 162 people on board, […]

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Emanuel fires McCarthy

By   9 months ago

WRITTEN BY FRAN SPIELMAN AND MICHAEL SNEED  Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has been fired. | Sun-Times file photo Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has been fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the mayor confirmed Tuesday. McCarthy was called into City Hall on Monday and when he left City Hall he still had a job. But […]

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9 Products You Think Are Healthy, But Aren’t

By   1 year ago

By JESSICA MIGALA Getty Images You buy these products with the best intentions: antibacterial soapto kill germs, toothpaste to prevent cavities, a humidifier to relieve sinus congestion. But everyday items like these can trigger your allergies, leave you with a skininfection, or cause other problems if used incorrectly. The good news: the fixes are resoundingly […]

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A Planned Parenthood clinic is seen in Vista, California, REUTERS/Mike Blake

By   1 year ago

By Letitia Stein (Reuters) – (This 28 August 2015 story was refiled to add the dropped word “court” in the first paragraph) Planned Parenthood filed a complaint in Alabama federal court on Friday seeking to stop the state from defunding its health clinics after the release of covertly recorded videos attacking the organization’s handling of […]

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athe – and giving him special care, because Silas was born three months before his due

By   2 years ago

  Rare birth: Baby born completely encased in amniotic sac Ben Brumfield, CNN Story highlights Silas Philips was born ‘en caul,’ with completely surrounded by his amniotic sac That’s very rare — it occurs in fewer than one in 80,000 births (CNN)We all know that every baby is special, but Silas Philips pulled off a […]

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Former lawmaker was one of AU base suicide bombers in Somalia: al Shabaab

By   1 month ago

MOGADISHU | BY FEISAL OMAR A former Islamist lawmaker turned al Shabaab militant was one of the drivers in Tuesday’s double car bomb attack on the African Union’s main peacekeeping base in Somalia, al Shabaab said. The militants said in a radio broadcast that Salah Nur Ismail, who joined al Shabaab in 2010, was one […]

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Ethiopia: EU must raise treatment of Human Rights Defenders with Prime Minister

By   2 months ago

Dear President, High Representative, Dear Commissioners, The Prime Minister of Ethiopia will be visiting Brussels for the 2016 European Development Days. We urge you to express serious concerns about the Ethiopian Government’s violent repression of the Oromo protests, and its escalating crackdown on human rights defenders, independent media, peaceful protesters, and members of the political […]

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AirAsia crash: Faulty part ‘major factor’

By   9 months ago

Image copyrightReutersImage captionThe wreckage of the plane was located days after the crash AirAsia crash Anatomy of an avoidable crash Flight QZ8501: What we know AirAsia flight QZ8501: Who were the victims? What is AirAsia? Faulty equipment was a “major factor” in the AirAsia plane crash last December that killed all 162 people on board, […]

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Obama in Addis is reflection of Ethiopians at large. (By Simegnish Mengesha)

By   12 months ago

    President Barack Obama’s five-day trip to Africa concluded last week with a strong speech given at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. He delivered a tough message to African leaders on democracy and leadership, drawing applause and cheers from the audience in the AU’s Nelson Mandela Hall. “Democracy is not […]

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Egyptian court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to prison

By   1 year ago

By Ahmed Aboulenein Al Jazeera television journalists Mohamed Fahmy, C, and Baher Mohamed, L, talk to the media with lawyer … By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a […]

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7 quick facts about Ethiopia’s population—soon DR Congo and Tanzania will show it dust

By   1 year ago

www.maledatimes.com M&G Africa Reporter Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on prMore Sharing Serviceswww.maledatimes.com  These numbers essentially make Ethiopia the one of the next superpowers–demographically speaking. But no for long. A young Ethiopian woman. The number of women is equal to that of men at birth in the country, data shows. (Photo/Rod Waddington/Flickr) ACCORDING to projections […]

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438 Days Imprisoned in Ethiopia: Journalist Recounts Facing Arrest, Mock Execution & Terror Charges

By   1 year ago

www.maledatimes.com Watch Listen 20m 15s      While President Obama visited Ethiopia on Monday, he made a passing reference to press freedom, calling on the Ethiopian government to “open additional space for journalists, for media, for opposition voices.” The Committee to Protect Journalists has described Ethiopia as one of the leading jailers of journalists on the […]

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Mali arrests leader of Islamist group linked to deadly attack on troops

By   1 month ago

Coffins are seen draped in Malian flags at a funeral for 17 soldiers who were killed earlier this week in Segou, Mali, July 21, 2016. Picture taken July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mamadou Camara Coffins are seen draped in Malian flags at a funeral for 17 soldiers who were killed earlier this week in Segou, Mali, July […]

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Reviving Thomas Sankara’s spirit

By   1 year ago

Will Burkina Faso’s judiciary go beyond exhuming Thomas Sankara’s remains? Captain Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, in August 1986 [Getty] ABOUT THE AUTHOR Hisham Aidi Hisham Aidi teaches at Columbia University. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture, a study of black internationalism […]

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Court tosses United Airlines lawsuit over a cheap ticket website

By   1 year ago

Jon Fingas United Airlines can’t sue Skiplagged for exposing a loophole in ticket prices… at least, for now. A Chicago court has tossed outUnited’s lawsuit because the airfare website doesn’t operate in that jurisdiction. The move lets site owner Aktarer Zaman breathe a little, although he may only get a temporary reprieve. While United hasn’t said whether or […]

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Meet 10 years old maths genius who is just enrolled at college

By   1 year ago

CNN Meet the 10-year-old maths genius who’s just enrolled at college Lauren Said-Moorhouse, for CNN Story highlights Esther Okade is a 10-year-old British-Nigerian student She recently enrolled at the Open University in the UK Already top of her class scoring 100% in a recent exam Took A-level exams, a British secondary school qualification, last year […]

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PDP Will Rule Nigeria for Next 60 Years – Patience Jonathan

By   1 year ago

Photo: Leadership Dame Patience Jonathan Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has declared that the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, will continue to rule Nigeria the next 60 years. Mrs. Jonathan, represented by the Minister of Women Affairs, Zainab Maina, spoke at the party’s women rally in Sokoto on Tuesday. She said that Nigerian women had got […]

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WHY OBAMA LEFT BEHIND UHURU’S SH300, 000 GIFTS

By   1 year ago

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 President Uhuru Kenyatta presents the gifts to President Barack Obama at State House ,Nairobi. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS By NAIROBI NEWS REPORTER Details have emerged why US President Barack Obama did not carry the gifts presented by his host President Uhuru Kenyatta. President Kenyatta had collected two portraits done by […]

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Slain Cop Kerrie Orozco Was Going to Bring Her Baby Home Thursday

By   1 year ago

  Michael Daly The Omaha police officer shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday was a day away from the release of her daughter Olivia Ruth—born prematurely in February—from the hospital. On Thursday, 3-month-old Olivia Ruth Orozco is scheduled to be released from the Nebraska Medical Center, where she has been in the […]

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Court tosses United Airlines lawsuit over a cheap ticket website

By   1 year ago

Jon Fingas United Airlines can’t sue Skiplagged for exposing a loophole in ticket prices… at least, for now. A Chicago court has tossed outUnited’s lawsuit because the airfare website doesn’t operate in that jurisdiction. The move lets site owner Aktarer Zaman breathe a little, although he may only get a temporary reprieve. While United hasn’t said whether or […]

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeats Manny Pacquiao in Boxing’s Big Matchup By JOHN BRANCHMAY 3, 2015

By   1 year ago

  For nearly 20 years, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has frustrated opponents in the ring with his cool calculation. He has been criticized out of the ring for his lavish lifestyle and outbursts of domestic violence. And he has navigated it all by winning habitually and becoming unapologetically rich. Manny Pacquiao, the mop-haired scrapper from […]

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Man who taped Freddie Gray arrest said he was folded like a crab

By   1 year ago

Man who taped Freddie Gray arrest said he was folded like a crab What’s Going On Baltimore Police Union Turns on Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby After Charges Announced Baltimore Police Union Turns on Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby After Charges Announced Dr Boyce Watkins: Stephen A Smith’s Baltimore comments were embarrassing and probably even racist Dr Boyce Watkins: […]

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s Long History of crying Wolf About Irans Nucleair Weapons

By   1 year ago

  BENJAMIN NETANYAHU’S LONG HISTORY OF CRYING WOLF ABOUT IRAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS BY MURTAZA HUSSAIN @mazmhussain YESTERDAY AT 10:40 AM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to address the U.S. Congress tomorrow about the perils of striking a nuclear deal with Iran.  Netanyahu, not generally known for his measured rhetoric, has been vociferous in his public statements about the dangers […]

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Dictators did not respect democracy: Europe hits back after Zuma’s refugee comments

By   12 months ago

###By: Hlengiwe Nhlabathi Europe’s envoy to South Africa has reacted to President Jacob Zuma’s hard-hitting comments on Nato’s involvement in the refugee crisis by acknowledging the crisis but blaming it on “leaders or dictators who did not respect democracy”. Zuma pulled no punches yesterday as he told European leaders that they were to blame for […]

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Meet 10 years old maths genius who is just enrolled at college

By   1 year ago

CNN Meet the 10-year-old maths genius who’s just enrolled at college Lauren Said-Moorhouse, for CNN Story highlights Esther Okade is a 10-year-old British-Nigerian student She recently enrolled at the Open University in the UK Already top of her class scoring 100% in a recent exam Took A-level exams, a British secondary school qualification, last year […]

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Blue Moon Full Moon Rises Tonight: What to Expect

By   1 year ago

  www.maledatimes.com There’s a “Blue Moon” in the sky tonight — but that doesn’t mean the lunar surface will turn indigo. Tonight’s (July 31) moon will be a gorgeous sight, but it won’t look different than any other full moon. The term Blue Moon has come to refer to the second full moon in a […]

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What the Future Looks Like for Youngest Dual Hand Transplant Recipient

By   1 year ago

www.maledatimes.com The youngest recipient of a dual hand transplant may be through his surgery, but the real test of the transplant’s success may come as he starts to recover and gain use of his new hands. Historic Dual Hand Transplant Gives Boy Second Chance at Life Doctors are hopeful that the new hands for Zion […]

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Court tosses United Airlines lawsuit over a cheap ticket website

By   1 year ago

Jon Fingas United Airlines can’t sue Skiplagged for exposing a loophole in ticket prices… at least, for now. A Chicago court has tossed outUnited’s lawsuit because the airfare website doesn’t operate in that jurisdiction. The move lets site owner Aktarer Zaman breathe a little, although he may only get a temporary reprieve. While United hasn’t said whether or […]

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Mercedes’ Bonkers self-Driving Concept Is Roaming San Francisco

By   1 year ago

  Mercedes’ Bonkers Self-Driving Concept Is Roaming San Francisco Alex Davies Mercedes-Benz F 015 The German automaker’s CES contribution was a radical concept for a self-driving car. Outside, it looks a little bit like a space-age bar of soap. The interior is more intriguing. The front seats swivel 180 degrees, transforming the car’s center into a lounge-like communal […]

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Uber Buys Mapping Software,Signaling Growing Tensions With Google

By   1 year ago

Uber Buys Mapping Software, Signaling Growing Tensions With Google Issie Lapowsky Uber Buys Mapping Software, Signaling Growing Tensions With Google Uber is finally loosening its chokehold on the billions of dollars it’s raised over the years, with the acquisition of deCarta, a mapping software business that was founded back in 1996. The acquisition, which Uber confirmed […]

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The Somali Woman Who’s Become A Global Star on Instagram

By   1 year ago

The Somali Woman Who’s Become A Global Star on Instagram “When I go out, I try to look for beauty within the ruin.” Somali Instagram star Ugaaso Abukar Boocow is making headlines with her irreverent take on life in the country. The self-styled comedienne posts videos and photos of daily life in Mogadishu, countering negative […]

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Snowden Ready to Return to U.S. IF PROMISSED fair trial Lawyers says

By   1 year ago

Snowden Ready to Return to U.S. if Promised Fair Trial, Lawyer Says BY LAUREN WALKER TECH & SCIENCE Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in Toronto, in this file photo taken February 2, 2015.MARK BLINCH/REUTERS FILED […]

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AirAsia crash: Faulty part ‘major factor’

By   9 months ago

Image copyrightReutersImage captionThe wreckage of the plane was located days after the crash AirAsia crash Anatomy of an avoidable crash Flight QZ8501: What we know AirAsia flight QZ8501: Who were the victims? What is AirAsia? Faulty equipment was a “major factor” in the AirAsia plane crash last December that killed all 162 people on board, […]

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Emanuel fires McCarthy

By   9 months ago

WRITTEN BY FRAN SPIELMAN AND MICHAEL SNEED  Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has been fired. | Sun-Times file photo Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has been fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the mayor confirmed Tuesday. McCarthy was called into City Hall on Monday and when he left City Hall he still had a job. But […]

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Why #IStandWithAhmed is about more than a Muslim boy in Texas

By   12 months ago

  Why #IStandWithAhmed is about more than a Muslim boy in TexasJuvenile arrests often create a stigma around a student that leads to further delinquent activity. Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old in Texas, has been flooded with support that may soften the blow, experts say. By Henry Gass, Staff writer / September 16, 2015 Save for later Irving […]

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Obama in Addis is reflection of Ethiopians at large. (By Simegnish Mengesha)

By   12 months ago

    President Barack Obama’s five-day trip to Africa concluded last week with a strong speech given at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. He delivered a tough message to African leaders on democracy and leadership, drawing applause and cheers from the audience in the AU’s Nelson Mandela Hall. “Democracy is not […]

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Police obtain search warrant after sheriff’s deputy shot dead in Houston

By   1 year ago

Darren Goforth, 47, shot repeatedly while in uniform, filling car at gas station Police speak with person who has information on shooting Video report on the shooting of Houston sheriff’s deputy. Associated Press in Houston The search for the suspect in the death of a uniformed sheriff’s deputy who was shot several times while filling […]

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Egyptian court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to prison

By   1 year ago

By Ahmed Aboulenein Al Jazeera television journalists Mohamed Fahmy, C, and Baher Mohamed, L, talk to the media with lawyer … By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a […]

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Chinese media accuse authorities of lack of transparency after Tianjin explosions

By   1 year ago

www.maledatimes.com Vehicles and buildings at the blast site devastated by the deadly explosions in Binhai New Area in Tianjin, China Picture: Imaginechina/REX Shutterstock By AFP 4:41AM BST 17 Aug 2015 State-run newspapers complain that slow release of information about blasts that killed 112 people could lead to conspiracy theories Chinese state-run media on Monday lambasted […]

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The Meles Zenawi I Knew

By   1 year ago

  OBIT DESK Ethiopia’s late dictator was a complex and sophisticated leader — a self-taught ex-guerrilla who brought his people economic growth and repression. BY BARRY MALONE AUGUST 22, 2012 I once asked Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died on Aug. 20 from an unspecified illness at age 57, whether he was a dictator. He […]

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Ethiopia: Poetic Jazz @ Alliance Ethio-Francaise

By   1 year ago

Alliance Ethio-Francaise in collaboration with Alle School of Fine Arts and Design has organized Tobiya Poetic Jazz yesterday, A-B-A-B-A, which was expressed as an experiment with rhythms of poetry, soundings, in-voicing, performing, rehearsing, translating and playing together. It is the third experimental get-together of poets, musicians and translators, based both in Addis Ababa and Berlin. […]

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Blue Moon Full Moon Rises Tonight: What to Expect

By   1 year ago

  www.maledatimes.com There’s a “Blue Moon” in the sky tonight — but that doesn’t mean the lunar surface will turn indigo. Tonight’s (July 31) moon will be a gorgeous sight, but it won’t look different than any other full moon. The term Blue Moon has come to refer to the second full moon in a […]

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What the Future Looks Like for Youngest Dual Hand Transplant Recipient

By   1 year ago

www.maledatimes.com The youngest recipient of a dual hand transplant may be through his surgery, but the real test of the transplant’s success may come as he starts to recover and gain use of his new hands. Historic Dual Hand Transplant Gives Boy Second Chance at Life Doctors are hopeful that the new hands for Zion […]

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Court tosses United Airlines lawsuit over a cheap ticket website

By   1 year ago

Jon Fingas United Airlines can’t sue Skiplagged for exposing a loophole in ticket prices… at least, for now. A Chicago court has tossed outUnited’s lawsuit because the airfare website doesn’t operate in that jurisdiction. The move lets site owner Aktarer Zaman breathe a little, although he may only get a temporary reprieve. While United hasn’t said whether or […]

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Mercedes’ Bonkers self-Driving Concept Is Roaming San Francisco

By   1 year ago

  Mercedes’ Bonkers Self-Driving Concept Is Roaming San Francisco Alex Davies Mercedes-Benz F 015 The German automaker’s CES contribution was a radical concept for a self-driving car. Outside, it looks a little bit like a space-age bar of soap. The interior is more intriguing. The front seats swivel 180 degrees, transforming the car’s center into a lounge-like communal […]

Read More →

Uber Buys Mapping Software,Signaling Growing Tensions With Google

By   1 year ago

Uber Buys Mapping Software, Signaling Growing Tensions With Google Issie Lapowsky Uber Buys Mapping Software, Signaling Growing Tensions With Google Uber is finally loosening its chokehold on the billions of dollars it’s raised over the years, with the acquisition of deCarta, a mapping software business that was founded back in 1996. The acquisition, which Uber confirmed […]

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The Somali Woman Who’s Become A Global Star on Instagram

By   1 year ago

The Somali Woman Who’s Become A Global Star on Instagram “When I go out, I try to look for beauty within the ruin.” Somali Instagram star Ugaaso Abukar Boocow is making headlines with her irreverent take on life in the country. The self-styled comedienne posts videos and photos of daily life in Mogadishu, countering negative […]

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Snowden Ready to Return to U.S. IF PROMISSED fair trial Lawyers says

By   1 year ago

Snowden Ready to Return to U.S. if Promised Fair Trial, Lawyer Says BY LAUREN WALKER TECH & SCIENCE Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in Toronto, in this file photo taken February 2, 2015.MARK BLINCH/REUTERS FILED […]

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