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Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

How to make an Android app with Xamarin

In a previous post, we learned how to set up Xamarin and Visual Studio for Android development and covered one or two basics of how it works. We also looked at some basic code to allow us to count “clicks” on the screen. Check it out if you’re looking for a brief introduction to the IDE and what it …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Evidence mounts that the Russian government may be using the UK and US as a 'killing ground' to eliminate its enemies

LONDON — Britain offers wealthy Russians many attractions: the great city of London, the bucolic countryside, exclusive schools, and a global financial hub. But for some former spies and other foes of President Vladimir Putin, it has become lethal.<p>The latest victims near death's door are …

Satellite images reveal signs North Korea has resumed producing plutonium for weapons

Satellite images indicate that North Korea has restarted its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon and is once again producing plutonium for its atomic weapons programme, a move that analysts suggest is a “political manoeuvre” designed to put more pressure on South Korea for the recent outbreak of détente to …

North Korea

7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

South America

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Female Israeli soldier uses ninja moves on threatening crowd of ultra-Orthodox protesters

JERUSALEM — Ultra-Orthodox Jews protesting the military draft is nothing new in Israel, but a young woman using karate chops and kung-fu kicks to push back a crowd of angry young men might just be a first.<p>Meet Nomi Golan.<p>On Monday night, Golan, an off-duty soldier, attempted to guide a car through …

U.S. Stood By as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show

BANGKOK — It was an anti-Communist blood bath of at least half a million Indonesians. And American officials watched it happen without raising any public objections, at times even applauding the forces behind the killing, according to newly declassified State Department files that show diplomats …

Police crack mystery of bullet out of nowhere that killed an Everglades fisherman

Lawrence Ramdass was snug in his happy place, tossing a fishing net into the muddy water and surrounded by family, when bullets started ripping his way.<p>The 46-year-old South Floridian was in a boat with his uncle and a friend, drifting down a sawgrass-fringed canal in the Everglades on the western …

Crime

After Catalan parliament’s vote to create a republic, Mariano Rajoy is turning to a constitutional measure never used before<p>Spain is facing its worst political crisis in 40 years. On Friday afternoon, the Catalan parliament voted in favour of establishing a sovereign, independent republic. Shortly …

Europe

Demonstrators defy police to protest against people responsible for devastating truck bomb in Mogadishu<p>Thousands of Somalis have demonstrated against those behind the bombing that killed more than 300 people at the weekend, defying police who opened fire to keep them away from the site of the …

Extremism

Top Syrian general killed by Isil landmine near Deir Ezzor

A senior Syrian commander and one of President Bashar al-Assad’s most trusted generals has been killed during an operation against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).<p>Brig Gen Issam Zahreddine, a field commander in the elite Republican Guard, died after a convoy he was travelling in hit a …

Middle East

Balance of Power: Xi’s Plans for China Are Big. Really Big.

We knew Xi Jinping had big ambitions for China. Today we learned how big.<p>In a three-and-a-half-hour speech to Communist Party cadres laden with …

The Army is fast-tracking new weapons to prepare for war on the Korean Peninsula

US Army war-planners and weapons developers have been intensifying efforts to fast-track networking technologies designed to potentially counter or destroy a North Korean ground invasion — by better enabling soldiers to operate underground in tunnel complexes and in dense urban environments.<p>While …

Las Vegas For Non-Gamblers: Five Things To Do + Where To Stay

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