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Spanish elections: renewed deadlock beckons as no party wins majority

Conservative People’s party wins largest share of vote but falls short of majority and Unidos Podemos surge fails to materialise<p>Spain is facing further political deadlock after the country’s second general election in six months proved a near rerun of the December vote, leaving the conservative …

Kenyan, 94, testifies about killings by British soldiers

Court in central London hears witness recall being beaten and seeing companions shot dead during Mau Mau insurgency<p>Nelson Njao Munyaka witnessed two companions being shot dead by British soldiers; he carried their corpses to a white settler’s farm in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Both victims had taken the …

Facebook and YouTube use automation to remove extremist videos, sources say

Video-sharing websites are taking down Isis videos and other violent propaganda with technology used to remove copyright-protected material<p>Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two …

Kaine on Trump: 'A guy who will always put himself first'

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, reportedly a top contender on Hillary Clinton’s veep list, went after Donald Trump on Sunday for his reaction to Brexit, saying that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee always puts himself first. But Kaine acknowledged that there "are parallels" between Brexit and …

Uber’s hundreds of freewheeling outposts fueled its growth but also caused headaches

In 2014, Uber’s office in Lyon, France unveiled what’s now the ride-hailing company’s most infamous ad campaign: pairing “hot chick” women drivers with passengers for a 20 minute trip. The promo video, with close-ups of women’s breasts strapped under seat belts, was taken down as soon as Uber’s …

Racist incidents feared to be linked to Brexit result

People have been reporting incidents of racism believed to be fuelled by the result of the EU referendum, including alleged racist graffiti and cards reading “no more Polish vermin” posted through letterboxes.<p>Suspected racist graffiti was found on the front entrance of the Polish Social and …

The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist …

Emerging Markets

'This Is Crazy.' Mom Arrested After 6-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Younger Brother

A New Jersey mother was arrested Saturday after her six-year-old accidentally and fatally shot his four-year-old brother in the head, officials said, …

Bahraini activist to be tried for tweets: lawyer

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab will face trial for tweets he allegedly made about the Gulf Arab kingdom’s prison system and its involvement in the war in Yemen, his lawyer said on Sunday, and he could face up to 13 years in prison.<p>Human rights activists, Zainab …

Human Rights

8 Children, 2 Adults Hurt in Scottish Roller Coaster Derailment

Eight children and two adults were injured after a roller coaster derailed and fell off the tracks at an amusement park Sunday afternoon in Scotland, police said.<p>M&D's amusement park in Motherwell in North Lanarkshire said in a statement that the theme park was closed after "a serious incident …

7 stabbed at neo-Nazi event outside Capitol in Sacramento

The white nationalists and skinheads, clad in black, began to arrive a little before noon Sunday for their planned march on the state Capitol grounds. They were met by hundreds of protesters toting signs that denounced “Nazi scum.”<p>Violence began almost immediately, authorities and witnesses said, …

Rights & Freedoms

New York City's pride parade brings out large crowds and increased security

With a moment of silence followed by the roar of motorcycles, New York City’s gay pride parade kicked off Sunday, a celebration of barriers breached and a remembrance of the lives lost in the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Crowds of onlookers stood a dozen deep along Fifth Avenue, many …

In new TV ad, Clinton takes Trump to task for his Brexit reaction

A new television ad from Hillary Clinton seeks to make the British vote to leave the European Union a liability for Donald Trump, mocking the real estate mogul for tying the historic event to the fate of his golf resort in Scotland.<p>The ad, which a Clinton aide said would debut this week on cable …

“Made for Taiwan”: the next billion-dollar app market

While the smartphone market may be slowly plateauing worldwide, the app market is still on the increase. As <i>App Annie</i> has noted previously, “all companies need to view themselves as app publishers, irrespective of their mobile strategy”. While the significance of apps for the future of engagement is …

Beloved Sufi performer gunned down in Pakistan is remembered as devoted, humble

When Amjad Sabri, one of Pakistan's best known performers of Sufi devotional music, was gunned down in Karachi, the country's private news channels ran continuous coverage of his killing for 24 hours.<p>People across the country grieved and staged protests. Thousands congregated in Karachi to offer …

Pakistan

China launches new carrier rocket amid ambitious space program

Long March-7 two-stage rocket is expected to become the main carrier for China’s future space missions<p>China blasted off its Long March-7 new generation carrier rocket on a successful inaugural voyage on Saturday from a new launch centre, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an …

Mitch McConnell Won't Say Whether Donald Trump Is Qualified To Be President

He got two opportunities to say "yes," but he didn't take them.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is supporting Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump for president -- but he isn't saying, at least for now, whether he thinks the business mogul is actually up to the job.<p>McConnell …

Republicans

Intel said to be considering sale of its cybersecurity business

<i>NEW YORK (Reuters)</i> — Chipmaker Intel Corp is considering the sale of its cyber security business, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.<p>According to the report, the company has been talking to its bankers about options for the IntelSecurity unit, which was previously known as McAfee.<p>Intel bought …

Cybersecurity

British expatriates fear for their future after UK vote

BENIDORM, Spain (AP) — Tad Dawson's pub in this Spanish vacation town was doing a brisk business in the summer sun. The only dark clouds he saw were …

Europe

United Airlines hopes slim seats and exclusive lounges will help generate $3 billion

Hoping to match the profit margin of his competitors, United Airlines Chief Executive Oscar Munoz laid out a plan this week to generate $3.1 billion in new revenue and savings by 2018.<p>One way he hopes to meet that goal is do what airlines have been doing a lot lately: Squeeze more thin-cushion …

United Airlines

The View From The Northeast Corridor: Deep Divisions Ahead Of 2016 Election

<i>This story is part of</i> "The View From," <i>an election-year project focused on how voters' needs of government are shaped by where they live. The series</i> started in Illinois, visited Appalachia, <i>and this week, NPR took a road trip across two Northeastern states.</i><p>The Northeast Corridor is technically a rail …

Line, the Biggest Tech IPO of the Year, Struggles to Show its Growth Plan Can Work

In delaying its IPO by two years, Japanese messaging app company Line bought time to correct weak financial reporting controls, work on its business …

It’s Sunday, so let’s watch a $1,400 drone drown in Coca-Cola

YouTube is weird.<p>The latest viral video from YouTube user TechRax raises a series of troubling questions:<p>"Why did you fill a swimming pool with soda?"<p>"Why did that guy agree to dive into a swimming pool filled with soda?"<p>"Why on Earth would you crash a very expensive drone into <i>the aforementioned</i></i> …

Swimming Pools

(Update: “Blue Coral”) More Galaxy Note 7 details leak: 64GB and color variants

<b>Update (June 26th)</b>: It looks like the logo that was leaked over the weekend is actually indicative of more than what one might have initially expected:<p>GalaxyClub.nl<p>The above was discovered by GalaxyClub.nl who has posted the above image, which appears to come from an application filing. The name …

Galaxy Note

Yuneec Typhoon H drone gets new obstacle-avoiding powers from Intel

Yuneec's Typhoon H camera drone already had the ability to stop itself before colliding into large objects. But now with help from Intel RealSense technologies, it will avoid obstacles and keep moving right around them to get the shots you're after.<p>A factory-installed Intel RealSense R200 camera …

Fallujah fully liberated from IS group, Iraqi commander says

We're in the middle of a cancer-treatment revolution — here's what's keeping us from beating the disease

With success stories like President Jimmy Carter, who declared he was cancer-free only a few months after sharing that he'd been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, new immunotherapy treatments like the one he used are creating a sea change in the way cancer is treated.<p>While success stories abound, …

Cancer

20 years later, 'Quake' gets a new, free story episode

To celebrate <i>Quake's</i> 20th birthday<i>,</i> the developer behind <i>Wolfenstein: The New Order</i> decided to do something special.<p>MachineGames honored the classic …

Iraqi forces retake Islamic State holdout in Falluja, declare battle over

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces on Sunday recaptured the last district of Falluja held by Islamic State militants and the commander of the operation declared the battle over following a month of fighting.<p>Iraqi troops reached the city center, an hour’s drive west of Baghdad, last week but …

Counterterrorism