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Palantir Connects the Dots With Big Data

<b>By Michal Lev-Ram</b><p>CEO Alex Karp and philanthropy team leader Karin Knox with colleagues (from left) Josh Harris, Nick Zamiska, and Ryan Taylor. Photo …

The world hasn't been this deadly since the end of the Cold War

The number of deaths due to armed conflicts is on the rise, and geopolitical violence hasn't been this bad in decades according to a new report.<p>In an expansive, 70-page note on the geopolitical outlook and its impacts, Tina Fordham and her team at Citi noted 2014 was the most violent year globally …

Child labour revealed at heart of battery supply chain

Ten percent of cobalt produced and used by the world's largest technology and mining companies relies on child labour and worker exploitation, a new …

Nearly 19,000 civilians killed in Iraq in 21-month period, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in Iraq between January 2014 and October 2015 -- a toll the United Nations calls "staggering" in a new report.<p>The report, released Tuesday, outlined the horrific impact that Iraq's ongoing conflict is having on its civilian population.<p>Much of the …

Human Rights

For a Growing Africa, Hope Mingles With Fear of the Future

Will a baby boom pull the world’s poorest continent into the center of global affairs?<p>LOKOJA, Nigeria—This was a small town on the docks where steamships stopped when a traveling young nut merchant named Ahmed Musa settled here in the 1940s. He didn’t even lock his doors at night.<p>Now Lokoja is the …

United Nations

YG Unscripted

YG’s been telling gleeful gangster stories about life in Los Angeles since he was in high school. Now that America has embraced him, real life drama …

Hackers can hijack Wi-Fi Hello Barbie to spy on your children

Security researcher warns hackers could steal personal information and turn the microphone of the doll into a surveillance device<p>Mattel’s latest Wi-Fi enabled Barbie doll can easily be hacked to turn it into a surveillance device for spying on children and listening into conversations without the …

Privacy

Goldman's Incredibly Depressing Predictions for 2016

In a research note out this week, Goldman Sachs’ top strategists predict that stocks will once again disappoint next year. Goldman predicts the S&P …

The Rubble-Strewn Road to Damascus

A Biblical land and its people are being wiped out by weapons of the twenty-first century. Syria, after almost five years of war, is strewn with the rubble of a shattered state, a fractured society, and a demolished landscape. To the north, the grand city of Aleppo—the formerly bustling heart of …

Middle East

Python Training | Python For Data Science | Learn Python

<b>Journey from a Python noob to a Kaggler on Python</b><p>So, you want to become a data scientist or may be you are already one and want to expand your tool …

Python Programming

Stratfor predicts loose nukes in Russia will be 'the greatest crisis of the next decade'

The firm believes the Russian Federation will not survive the decade in its present form, after a combination of international sanctions, plunging oil prices, and a suffering ruble trigger a political and social crisis. Russia will then devolve into an archipelago of often-impoverished and …

Iran will take no lessons from US, says supreme leader after senators' letter

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reacts to letter from Republicans, saying he is concerned about fate of nuclear talks because other side is ‘deceitful and back-biting’<p>Iran’s supreme leader has reacted to an open letter from Republican senators in the US by saying that Tehran will take no lessons from …

South Asia

Asking America's Police Officers to Explain Abusive Cops

Revisiting the story of a man arrested at his job for "trespassing"—and the cops who paid no price for wrongly detaining him dozens of times.<p>The radio show <i>This American Life</i> recently broadcast a number of stories on policing. They're collected in the episodes "Cops See It Differently," Part One and …

Libya’s new agony

EGYPT’S reprisal was swift. The day after Islamic State (IS) beheaded 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya, Egypt’s air force swooped across the border to bomb …

Report Claims Militias Have Seized Qaddafi’s Chemical Weapons Amid Chaos in Libya | VICE News

Libyan militias have reportedly seized chemical weapons — including mustard gas and the nerve agent Sarin — that were stockpiled by former dictator Muammar Qaddafi.<p>An unnamed Libyan military official told <i>Asharq Al-Awsat,</i> a London-based newspaper that is owned by a member of the Saudi royal family, …

Egypt's President: It's time for an Arab coalition against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> As ISIS continues it murderous rampage in the Middle East, Egypt's President said it's time for more Arab countries to join forces against the terror group.<p>"The need for a unified Arab force is growing and becoming more pressing every day," Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in a …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Lithuania to reinstate compulsory military service amid Ukraine tensions

President says measure restoring mandatory service for young men necessary for small nation because of ‘growing aggression’ in Ukraine<p>Lithuania will restore compulsory military service for young men as tensions in Ukraine continue to worry the small Baltic nation, the government said on …

Russia

Opinion: Six differences between now and last time Nasdaq was at 5,000

Though the NASDAQ Composite COMP, +0.49% has finally clawed its way back to the 5,000 level it hit at the top the Internet bubble in March 2000, it’s …

Huge New Holes In Siberia Have Scientists Calling For Urgent Investigation Of The Mysterious Craters

Scientists were baffled last July when they discovered three giant holes in the ground in the Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia.<p>Now, with the help of satellite imagery, researchers have located four additional craters--and they believe there may be dozens more in the region. That has them calling …

Al-Shabaab threatens malls, including some in U.S.; FBI downplays threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's clearly a chilling message.<p>But after a video from terror group Al-Shabaab calling for attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, how worried should shoppers be?<p>Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told CNN Sunday that there's "no credible or …

Terrorism

New ISIS video shows Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers in cages in Iraq

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has released a new propaganda video showing what appears to be Kurdish Peshmerga fighters paraded down Iraqi streets in cages.<p>The video features a man saying the Peshmerga soldiers were captured by ISIS.<p>CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video. But it shows at …

Peshmerga

HSBC Bank: Secret Origins To Laundering The World's Drug Money

<i>Submitted by the Drug Trafficking & Narco-Terrorism Department of GreatGameIndia</i> <b><br>HSBC Bank : Secret Origins To 26/11 Mumbai Attacks</b>#SwissLeaks what …

Osama Bin Laden

Bill Hader completely loses it after Dana Carvey shows off his newest impression

Twitter’s Transparency Report Reveals The World’s Most Data-Hungry Governments

#whichgovernmentswantyourdata?<p>Twitter is a real-time, finger-on-the-pulse measure of public opinion–so it’s no surprise that governments are interested in finding out details about some of the social network’s users.<p>In a new transparency report covering the last six months of 2014, Twitter reveals …

Google Added A Puppy To Its Creepy Robot Family

Boston Dynamics has given its humanoid robot a terrifying—but cute—new best friend.<p>Spot is the latest effort from Boston Dynamics, the Google-owned robotics company known for creating the freaky humanoid robot Atlas and the four-legged automaton originally known as Big Dog. Announced via YouTube …

Missouri cities, including Ferguson, sued over 'grotesque' jail conditions

The city of Ferguson, Mo., and another northern St. Louis suburb have been accused of maintaining "grotesque" jail conditions for motorists locked up because they couldn't pay fines for minor legal infractions, according to two federal class-action lawsuits.<p>The lawsuits against Ferguson and the …