Jeremy Brooks

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Solar Lamps Double As Cute Robotic Pets

The Species of Illumination lamps (that’s Darwin and Wallace to you) can autonomously provide light in a dark room.<p>“As Plato said, ‘You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.’” That’s designer Bob de Graaf talking, and he has thought up a lamp that our …

Microsoft's Cortana could soon control your mood lighting

​Microsoft's Cortana may be younger than counterparts such as Google Now and Apple's Siri, but the virtual assistant already stands out thanks to some unique features. One prime example is Notebook, which the service uses to learn about your habits and keep track of your preferences. Another is the …

'Nowhere To Go,' Ugandan LGBT Activist Applies For Asylum In U.S.

Citing an environment of fear, persecution and anti-gay violence in his home country of Uganda, John Abdallah Wambere has applied for asylum in the United States.<p>Wambere, 41, came to prominence for his work with Spectrum Uganda Initiatives, an organization that advocates for LGBT rights and …

Anne Hathaway Rallies Support for #BringBackOurGirls for Nigerian Schoolgirls

Anne Hathaway is the latest star to rally support for #BringBackOurGirls, a Twitter hashtag campaign for the rescue of more than 200 high school …

African invoice fraud hampers development of poorest nations

More than $60bn (£36bn) has been illegally moved in and out of Uganda, Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania over 10 years, with most of it passing through tax havens, according to a report by financial transparency campaigners.<p>Washington-based group Global Financial Integrity (GFI) said the …

Nigeria state governor "has information" on abducted girls

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1075000/1075862_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524709833_9343ce7583b302d32793e4bddf4cbea9<p><b>The governor of Nigeria's Borno state says he has information on the whereabouts of about 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko …

Africa

As voting closes in India, no one knows what the results will be

May 12 is the last phase of voting in India’s general election, and over 90% of the country’s voters have already gone to the polls. At this late stage in many democratic contests, statistics gurus would be feverishly crunching the exit and opinion poll numbers to offer up a semi-credible …

India

Insurgents say Ukraine region opts for sovereignty

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ninety percent of voters in a key industrial region in eastern Ukraine came out in favor of sovereignty Sunday, pro-Russian …