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  • Liu Xiaobo: Freed Chinese intellectual spoke out for change

    Liu Xiaobo: Freed Chinese intellectual spoke out for changeLiu Xiaobo, who won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize from behind bars, was for decades a vocal champion of democracy and human rights until Chinese authorities locked him up for speaking out. To Beijing's fury, he was awarded the Nobel prize a year later -- and was represented by an empty chair at the ceremony in Oslo. Liu was arrested in late 2008 after co-authoring Charter 08, a widely circulated petition that called for political reform in the Communist-ruled nation.




  • U.S. to work with Israel, seek other ties to combat cyber attacks

    U.S. to work with Israel, seek other ties to combat cyber attacksBy Steven Scheer TEL AVIV (Reuters) - The U.S. government will seek to collaborate with Israel and other countries to develop new ways to thwart computer hacks and other cyber attacks, U.S. President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser said on Monday. Thomas Bossert, assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism, said a U.S.-Israeli working group will meet this week on cybersecurity issues such as protecting critical infrastructure. The U.S. team will include representatives of the State Department, Homeland Security and FBI and work with their Israeli counterparts.




  • Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

    Dozens missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoirNine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia’s Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Ninety-nine people were rescued, Margarita Moncada, the head of disaster relief for Antioquia province, told journalists.




  • Ford testing plug-in hybrid Escape

    Ford testing plug-in hybrid EscapeThe possibility of a plug-in hybrid version of the Ford Escape dates back as far as 2009 when Ford actually took a prototype to the Detroit Auto Show, and a small batch of them were handed over to a California utility to be tried out. It now seems as though a plug-in hybrid variant of the current model could finally be arriving in showrooms for sale to the public, and it could possibly be unveiled as soon as next year. Although Ford has confirmed it's currently testing a new Escape PHEV prototype, no details have yet been released regarding the expected range, how it's likely to perform, or how much it will eventually cost to buy.




  • US Government Websites Hacked By ISIS Propaganda

    US Government Websites Hacked By ISIS PropagandaOhio Gov. John Kasich’s website was hacked to broadcast pro-ISIS propaganda, displaying a message in Arabic message and playing a call to Islamic prayer.




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