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Israel approves extension of cease-fire in Gaza; Hamas rejects it

Israel late Saturday authorized an extension of the humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza for another 24 hours at the request of the United Nations, Israeli officials told CNN.<p>But Hamas rejected a cease-fire extension, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.<p>"Any humanitarian cease-fire that does not include …

Canadian airline passenger arrested by SWAT is mentally ill, father says

When Sadegh Shahi heard reports about a SWAT team armed to the teeth storming onto a Sunwing Airlines flight to arrest a passenger, he thought to himself, "it's probably my son."<p>The father's intuition apparently was correct.<p>Ali Shahi was arrested Friday by at least a half-dozen heavily armed …

Net neutrality is dead – welcome to the age of digital discrimination

A US appeal court ruling that undermines the principle of net neutrality could spell the end for the ideal of an open internet<p>Want to know if someone is internet-savvy? Just ask them why anyone should care about net neutrality. If they understand the technology, stand by for a lecture on why it is …

Russia's new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can't accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track -- and for good reason. The forward-tilted …

With Germany’s win Microsoft perfectly predicted the World Cup’s knockout round

<i>Update 5:40pm ET: With Germany’s 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, Microsoft’s prediction engine had a perfect record in predicting the knockout stages of the World Cup.</i><p>The most accurate predictor of the knockout stages, Microsoft’s predictions, have been perfect for every match of the final …

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Starwatch: The European Extremely Large Telescope

Our image shows an artist's impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope, or E-ELT, whose 39-metre aperture puts it in line to be the world's largest optical-infrared telescope. Being built by the European Southern Observatory, it will cost in excess of 1bn euros, including a British …

Hearing Aid Evolution Unveils What The World Sounds Like In '3-D'

As hearing aid technology has improved, so has health reporter Kathleen Raven's confidence.<p>When she was 5 years old, she found out she had a hearing problem. Complications during her birth led to damage in her inner ear.<p>"I couldn't hear water dripping from a faucet. I couldn't hear crickets on a …

Helsinki's future transportation grid will let you order any service from one app

Navigation apps can tell you how to get across town using only public transportation, but they don't make it a seamless experience. Wouldn't it be nice if you could pay for bikes, buses and trains from a single app? If Helsinki has its way, you might. The Finnish city plans to test a transportation …

Thousands flee northern Gaza after Israel warnings

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1092000/1092623_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532063852_d3ddb54a616ab761a0e415f27731f5ba<p><b>Thousands of Palestinians are fleeing northern parts of Gaza after Israel warned it was targeting the area in its campaign to stop the continuing</b> …

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Ukraine's shelling could have irreversible consequences, says Russia

Russia's foreign ministry says the Ukrainian army is responsible for the shelling that killed a man inside Russian territory, warning that the incident could have "irreversible consequences".<p>Russian investigators say a man was killed and a woman injured when a shell fired from Ukrainian territory …

Satirical Facebook Post Sparks Outrage at Stephen Spielberg for Hunting Triceratops

There are times when you lose all hope in humankind. We may be the most intelligent of all creatures, but just because our brains are the most …