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US judge says Ferguson police acted unconstitutionally

A federal judge ruled on Monday that the so-called five-second rule, a police tactic sporadically used in Ferguson, Mo., that required demonstrators to keep moving while they protested, is unconstitutional. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/us/judge-blocks-rule-for-ferguson-protesters.html?ref=us “The practice of requiring peaceful demonstrators and others to walk, rather than stand still, violates the Constitution,” Judge Catherine D. Perry of District Court […]

Islamist militants killing christians, destroying churches

For the last decade the Chaldean Catholics of Iraq — members of an Eastern Rite church that is affiliated with Roman Catholicism while retaining its own customs and rites — have been suffering recently at the hands of Islamic militants. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/06/us/as-iraqi-christians-in-us-watch-isis-advance-they-see-a-slow-motion-genocide.html?ref=us During that period, the total Christian population of Iraq, the largest share of which […]

Time Warner Cable tests internet kill switch in US

Time Warner Cable’s network left millions of people cut off from the internet in the US. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28955562 The firm said a problem affected customers in all 29 of the states in which it offered broadband connections. The problem started in the early hours of Wednesday morning, which will have limited its effect. The company said […]

Swarms of syncronized robots ready to take orders

Engineers in the US have built a swarm of 1,000 little robots that can shuffle into specific formations on command.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28739371 Each of the identical robots is given a picture of the required shape, and then they work together to make it happen. It takes up to 12 hours, but then this is the biggest […]

Peacekeepers launch military offensive in Africa

African peacekeepers and Somali troops battled militants in a suburb of Mogadishu on Friday, launching a joint offensive that killed at least 14 people, police said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/15/us-somalia-security-idUSKBN0GF0KR20140815?feedType=RSS African peacekeepers and Somali troops battled militants in a suburb of Mogadishu on Friday, launching a joint offensive that killed at least 14 people, police said. The attack […]