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The Cyber Activists Who Want to Shut Down ISIS

Somewhere in Europe, a man who goes by the name “Mikro” spends his days and nights targeting Islamic State supporters on Twitter.<p>In August 2014, a Twitter account affiliated with Anonymous, the hacker-crusader collective, declared “full-scale cyber war” against ISIS: “Welcome to Operation Ice …

Amid harassment spike, Saudi Arabian woman hits back at tormentor

Security camera footage of a woman in Saudi Arabia beating an attempted sexual harasser with a mop went viral after it was leaked this week.<p>The scene …

How to Build a City on the Moon

The new head of the European Space Agency wants to give it a try.<p>Humans haven’t set foot on the moon since 1972. That hasn’t stopped Johann-Dietrich Woerner, the new director general of the Paris-based European Space Agency, from pushing mankind toward more of a giant lunar leap than another small …

'Breasts are not weapons,' say Hong Kong protesters

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Forget umbrellas: The newest symbol of protest in Hong Kong is the bra.<p>That's what dozens of angry citizens wore Sunday in a demonstration against what they say is an absurd and sexist ruling: The sentencing of a female protester to three and a half months in prison for …

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Washington battle rages over Iran nuclear deal's fate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The sides facing off over the Iran nuclear deal are pulling out all the stops in an epic Capitol Hill battle.<p>Anti-deal advocacy groups flush with cash are flooding congressional offices with calls and emails, running ads in national media and employing other campaign-style …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Microsoft is reportedly investing in Uber.</b>It's raising a $1 billion round of funding that will value the company at $50 billion.<p><b>2. A group of German vehicle manufacturers has reportedly agreed to purchase Nokia HERE.</b> Uber had been in the running to buy the mapping service.<p><b>3. Photo-sharing app</b> …

Death row prisoner: 'I have been told I am going to be executed seven times'

<b>Update (CNN) —</b> After numerous postponements, Shafqat Hussain was hanged in a Karachi prison in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to campaign group Reprieve.<p>Imprisoned at the age of 14, he was 24 at the time of execution.<p>His crime? He was found guilty of kidnapping and killing a child …

Obama's clean power plan hailed as US's strongest ever climate action

Hundreds of businesses including eBay and Nestlé back federal rules to cut emissions and encourage a switch away from coal to renewable energy<p>Hundreds of businesses including eBay, Nestlé and General Mills have issued their support for Barack Obama’s clean power plan, billed as the strongest action …

Greek government submits to parliament bill required by EU deal

ATHENS (Reuters) - The Greek finance ministry submitted on Tuesday to parliament legislation required by a deal struck with its international lenders on Monday.<p>Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has until Wednesday night to get those measures adopted in parliament.<p>The bill regulates increases in value …

Greece: Here Is Why #ThisIsNotACoup

If you've ever driven a car in my gorgeous birth country, you may have observed a truly fascinating phenomenon as you prepare to make a left turn: …

UK government sets out plans to toughen strike laws

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government published plans on Wednesday for the biggest shake up of strike laws since the Thatcher era 30 years ago, setting itself up to battle trade unions over proposed limits to walkouts at key public services.<p>Commuters at Earls Court underground station, awaiting …

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Reddit had fun watching a livestream of a Dutch roundabout but, of course, someone had to ruin it

Thousands of people are watching a livestream of a roundabout in a small Dutch village, because of a thread on Reddit. It got weird fast when people figured out the location and went there.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1agHAa6eG8<p>The post about the webcam shot to the top of /r/videos yesterday, …

Taylor Swift's label boss reveals more details of Apple Music negotiations

Scott Borchetta explain stance during free-trial payments row: ‘I can’t support this: you need to pay us from the first stream’<p>Taylor Swift wrote her famous To Apple, Love Taylor blog post protesting at the company’s music-streaming royalties plans without the knowledge of her record label, its …

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