23 Mar 2017

French national kidnapped in Chad

“A French national was kidnapped on Thursday in eastern Chad, a French military source said.” Source: French national kidnapped in Chad – French military source | Top News | Reuters

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21 Mar 2017

Most electronics being banned on certain U.S.-bound flights

“The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on nonstop U.S.-bound flights from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and some other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.” Source: Most electronics being banned on certain U.S.-bound flights

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02 Mar 2017

Three Bombs Explode in Central Sofia, Police Looking into Hooliganism

“Three bombs went off in central Sofia in the night of Wednesday into Thursday, local media report. The incident occurred near a building that will house specialized judicial institutions when construction is complete, located not far from the National Palace of Culture (NDK) and popularly known by the name ‘the

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28 Feb 2017

There Were 46% More Potential Near-Misses Between US Planes and Drones

“Drones can deliver pizza and packages, but it’s illegal to fly them near aircraft under U.S. law. Yet, the Federal Aviation Administration logged 1,274 reports of ‘possible’ drone sightings to air traffic control between February to September of 2016, a 46 percent increase from the same period the year prior, the agency said

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27 Feb 2017

2 kidnapped German archaeologists freed, Nigerian governor says

“Nigerian security agents have freed two German archaeologists kidnapped by gunmen from a remote dig, the governor of northern Kaduna state said Sunday.” Source: 2 kidnapped German archaeologists freed, Nigerian governor says | Fox News

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26 Feb 2017

Truck rams crowd during Mardi Gras parade; many injured

“One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 28 people, five seriously, officials said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, appeared to be

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23 Feb 2017

Two Germans kidnapped near Nigerian capital’s temporary airport: police

“Two German archaeologists were kidnapped in central Nigeria on Wednesday, a police official said, near the road that will run between the capital Abuja and its temporary airport from next month.” Source: Two Germans kidnapped near Nigerian capital’s temporary airport: police | Top News | Reuters

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17 Feb 2017

Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta

“Several hundred migrants have stormed a six-metre (20 ft) security fence that separates Morocco from Ceuta, a Spanish territory in North Africa.” Source: Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta – BBC News

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16 Feb 2017

Dubai Is Set to Fill its Skies With These Self-Flying Taxi Drones Later This Year

“Dubai is planning to offer self-flying taxis by July, the city’s Road and Transportation Agency announced this week at the World Government Summit conference.” Source: Dubai Is Set to Fill its Skies With These Self-Flying Taxi Drones Later This Year – Nextgov.com

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16 Feb 2017

New ‘Camouflage’ Promises to Make You Unrecognizable to Facial-Recognition Tech

“Privacy advocates worry scenarios like this and advancing face-recognition technology could soon allow a modern surveillance state to identify and track anyone. But Adam Harvey, a Berlin-based artist, has developed a camouflage-like pattern he believes will help keep its wearer unrecognizable—or less recognizable, at least—to computer vision.” Source: New ‘Camouflage’ Promises

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