Sebastian St James

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Iraq is Digging A Security Trench Around Fallujah

The trench will have a single opening for residents to move in and out of the city.<p>The Iraqi military will use a medieval tactic to keep control of Fallujah after recapturing it from the Islamic State group last month: It is digging a trench around the city.<p>The trench will have a single opening for …

11 Police Robots Patrolling Around the World

• Author: April Glaser. April Glaser Security<br>• Date of Publication: 07.24.16. 07.24.16<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Law enforcement across the …

Calls for EU-wide gun law as Munich killer 'buys Glock 9mm on dark web'

The German government has called for EU-wide gun controls in the wake of the Munich shootings, as it emerged the teenage attacker bought a gun on the “dark web”.<p>One of the mysteries of the attack has been how Ali Sonboly managed to get hold of a Glock handgun and the 300 rounds of ammunition police …

Bomb scare closes city loop

A man has been detained by police after a bomb scare shut down trains in part of Melbourne's city loop on Saturday.<p>Trains, which have since resumed, …

Tesla Autopilot Crash Shouldn’t Slow Self-Driving Development, Regulator Says

Head of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says main objective is to reduce traffic fatalities<p>The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration signaled U.S. regulators want self-driving technologies to progress quickly to market despite a recent fatality connected to Tesla …

Tesla

Federal Department scrambles to scrap Turnbull's 'exciting time' catchcry from government website

Federal bureaucrats have scrambled to erase the Prime Minister's "exciting time" catchcry from a Government website, amid claims it amounted to …

Brexit: Cameron considered last-ditch appeal to Merkel

<b>David Cameron made a late appeal to Germany's Angela Merkel for limits on free movement of people if the UK voted Remain, BBC Newsnight has learned.</b><p>The then-prime minister called the German leader days before the EU referendum, as opinion polls seemed to show voters moving to the Leave camp.<p>But he …

Great Britain

Department of Homeland Security detains journalist returning from Beirut

Maria Abi-Habib, a Middle East correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, said DHS officials attempts to confiscate her cellphones after she arrived at LA airport<p>The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has come under scrutiny over its policy of detaining journalists, after a Middle East …

Animatronic Therapy Cats Bring Laughter and Smiles to Memory Care Unit

The memory care floors of the Hebrew Home nursing center are home to some difficult narratives.<p>Stories of bright, lively individuals, who have become …

Autopilot technology drives Teslas but comes with warnings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Tesla in Autopilot mode can drive itself but it's not a "self-driving" vehicle, at least as far as safety regulators are …

Obama Administration Offers Electric Vehicle Charging Loan Guarantees

The White House on Thursday said it was expanding a federal loan guarantee program to include companies building electric vehicle (EV) charging …

Islam in Australia: It's complicated

<i>Everyone has an opinion about Islam in Australia, and the question of what it means to be a Muslim has become highly politicised. Sami Shah explains</i> …

NATO Shmato?

Donald Trump’s apparent rejection of the cornerstone of global security after World War II has stunned U.S. partners in the alliance.<p><i>Updated at 10:21 a.m. ET</i><p>America’s NATO allies may be on their own after November if Russia attacks them.<p>Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, appeared to make …

The coolest people under 40 in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley revolves around the minds of tech pioneers that are striving to burst through the industry ceiling each year.<p>These innovators have the power and ambition to change the way we think and live.<p>Business Insider recently released its annual Silicon Valley 100 list, highlighting the people …

Silicon Valley

Saudi Arabia Reinstates Pokemon Fatwa

Pokémon

Water Out of the Tailpipe: A New Class of Electric Car Gains Traction

STEVE MANNING, a financial consultant in Southern California, liked the idea of driving a car that would go easy on the environment.<p>But last November, as he eyed a $58,000 Toyota Mirai at the dealership near his home in Santa Ana, he had to think more than twice.<p>This was not just any electric car. …

Happy Birthday To Ernest Hemingway, With Love From His Many-Toed Cats

Ask not for whom the cat purrs; it purrs for thee.<p>A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. attributed to Ernest Hemingway<p>Only one author in America is known for his sparse prose, Nobel-Prize-winning work, long-held …

Narcos: Pablo Escobar is on the run in season 2 trailer

The hunt for Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) is on!<p>Netflix has released the new trailer for <i>Narcos</i> season 2, which picks up where the first season left …

Google Maps is turning its over a billion users into editors

Google has begun to further tap into the power of the crowd in order to improve its Google Maps application, the company announced this morning. This is being done through the introduction of a number of features that will allow users to more easily share location details, as well as confirm edits …

January 2016

Air Conditioning Is a Human Right

In 2011, the State of Texas convicted Larry McCollum of forgery, for passing a bad check. He was supposed to serve a short prison sentence of two …

Meet the Trumps: America's next first family

The election of a new US president means a fresh brood will soon call the White House home.<p>Meet America's next first family.<p>The next first lady of …

Amazon has a radical idea to turn street lights and church steeples into refueling stations for its drones

It's been over two years since Amazon first revealed its plan to use drones to deliver packages.<p>Although the drone delivery service is still years away from materializing, due to various regulatory issues, Amazon certainly hasn't given up on the idea.<p>And according to a new patent filing, first …

Patents

Cat caught taking an afternoon nap is a delight to watch

There's nothing not to love about cats, especially this furry little creature in Japan called Tetsuro-kun.<p>Tetsuro's owner recently posted a video …

Cute

Watch: A German robot grills up sausages with ruthless efficiency

It’s summertime in the northern hemisphere. That means it’s time to char pieces of meat on open flames.<p>But it’s hot, and there are probably sports to watch, or beer to consume, or other activities that are best enjoyed inside. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a robot with a cute little chef’s …

Sausages

Private equity's botched pizza strategy

It comes as the hunt is on to find a buyer. Interested are parties speculated to include Retail Food Group and a non-pizza group. The price will be a …

Hottest ever June marks 14th month of record-breaking temperatures

US agencies Nasa and Noaa say last month was 0.9C hotter than the 20th century average and the hottest June since records began in 1880<p>As the string of record-breaking global temperatures continues unabated, June 2016 marks the 14th consecutive month of record-breaking heat.<p>According to two US …

Home-owning dream slipping away as over-65s cash in on property market: survey - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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And so it begins - is Malcolm up to the challenge?

George Christensen has called for major changes to the Coalition superannuation policy or he will cross the floor.<p>The Mackay-based MP did not express …