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2015 was a tipping point for six technologies that will change the world

To the average person, it may seem that the biggest technology advances of 2015 were the larger smartphone screens and small app updates. But a lot …

Sexism and Success for Women Entrepreneurs

<b>Are these the Best of Times or the Worst of Times for women entrepreneurs?</b><p>“Savagely misogynistic” is how a recent cover story about Silicon Valley described the venture capital climate on the West Coast, complete with a cartoon image of a woman whose skirt was being lifted by a phallic cursor gone …

Women Entrepreneurs

9 reasons why iPhones are better than Android phones

But if you're having trouble deciding between iPhone and Android, here are some ways the iPhone trumps Android.

Twitter video-sharing app Vine launches a standalone version for kids

Twitter has launched a new version of its Vine video-sharing app aimed at children, promising to filter out inappropriate content.<p>Vine Kids has launched initially for Apple’s iPhone, and will offer a feed of “hand-selected” six-second looping videos from Vine’s community.<p>That means no swearing, …

Apps

Egypt court sentences 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists.<p>The men were convicted of playing a role in the killings of 16 policemen in the town of …

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

Mobile Devices

Images of child abuse found in Vatican City

Two cases of child pornography possession were uncovered within the walls of the Vatican last year, along with numerous other crimes in the city state, the Holy See’s prosecutor general has announced.<p>Following worldwide allegations of sex abuse by priests, Gian Piero Milano, the Holy See’s Promoter …

Dominican Republic

Fewer than half Malaysians trust the government, study shows

Protesters are seen outside the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, October 8, 2014. Only 45 per cent of Malaysians polled said they trust their government, …

Ruby Tuesday discriminates against male employees, federal lawsuit claims

The restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday is being accused of discriminating against male bartenders and servers because the company hired only women for summer positions at its Park City, Utah, location.<p>According to The Oregonian, a federal lawsuit filed last week by the Equal Employment Opportunity …

South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of …

Anti-migrant group marches in Germany despite scandal

Thousands of supporters of a far-right German anti-immigrant group marched Sunday for the first time since their leader stepped down in disgrace after posing as Adolf Hitler and making remarks that were widely perceived to be racist.<p>The group, Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the …

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Growing up without HIV in Zimbabwe<p>A remarkable partnership has prevented 37,852 babies being infected with HIV.<p>Before 2010, a Zimbabwean baby born to …

Jewish Newspaper Photoshops Female Leaders Out of Charlie Hebdo March Photo

Millions of people — including many world leaders — took to the streets of France this past weekend to show solidarity in the aftermath of the <i>Charlie</i> …

How 10 Successful Women Figured Out What They Wanted to Do With Their Lives

"Oh, I love doing this, and I do it without anybody else to entertain me."<p><b>1.</b>"I just turned 21 and I was still using my older sister's identification that my mother had given me so I would be able to drink legally. I got pulled over and I was very abstinent, not getting along with the police …

New ISIS video appears to show child executioner killing alleged Russian spies

A horrifying new video released online on Tuesday appears to show ISIS using a young boy to execute a pair of captives the terror group claims are Russian spies.<p>The slickly-produced video shows two men being interrogated in Russian about their alleged attempt to infiltrate ISIS. One captive, and …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1.</b> France has ordered 10,000 troops to protect the country's sensitive sites, including Jewish schools, starting Tuesday evening.<p><b>2.</b> The next cover of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will feature the Prophet Muhammad holding a sign that says "Je Suis Charlie," under the words "Tout est …

Ebola Brings Another Fear: Xenophobia

The father says the bullying began soon after his two sons arrived at their New York City school from Senegal almost one month ago. They were called …

35,000 Germans rally in Dresden against racism and xenophobia | Reuters

DRESDEN (Reuters) - A rally against racism and xenophobia on Saturday drew tens of thousands of people in the eastern German city of Dresden, which has become the centre of anti-immigration protests organised by a new grassroots movement called PEGIDA.<p>“We won’t permit that hate will divide us”, …

Smuggler caught with 96 iPhones taped to his chest, abdomen, thighs and calves

Officials on China’s border with Hong Kong caught a smuggler with 96 iPhones strapped to his body like a hi-tech suit of armour.<p>Chinese customs officers at the Futian border crossing pulled a young man aside when they noticed that his “gait was weird, with still joints and tense muscles, as if he …

China

Hospital forced to chain toys to bed to prevent thefts

<b>A hospital in south Wales has started chaining toys to children's beds in a bid to prevent them being stolen.</b><p>Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital has suffered a spate of thefts which prompted staff to use bike locks to secure toys to the side of cots.<p>Dean Beddis, whose two-year-old son was treated at the …

Apology for 'Muslim Birmingham' Fox News claim

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1137000/1137303_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524700988_56dc87b5719cc2189d9fd8462a378677<p><b>An American terrorism commentator has apologised for describing Birmingham as a "Muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go" during a Fox News</b> …

Transgender Student's Family Sues Michigan School Districts For Discrimination

Four Michigan school districts are being sued for allegedly discriminating against a transgender student, violating his civil rights and causing him pain and suffering.<p>The complaint, filed on behalf of the 14-year-old boy and his mother in September in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern …

Does Social Security Discriminate Against Women?

The American Academy of Actuaries recently testified before the Senate on the issue of women and Social Security, in a hearing called "Is a Key …

Why this year will be longer than last year – by a leap second

Good news! This year is to last a second longer than 2014. The decision was made this week by the International Earth Rotation Service (IERS). A leap second is to be inserted at the very end of 30 June. You will probably be asleep. You could set your alarm, but you’d better wake at its first beep …

Chronometry

Life after a viral nightmare: from Ecce Homo to revenge porn

What happened to the Spanish artist behind ‘the worst restoration job in history’? Where is the woman who sent the Quentin Tarantino toe-sucking email now? And how does a victim of internet harassment recover? Survivors of online humiliation tell their stories<p>Remember that woman who tweeted …

Internet

Charlie Hebdo magazine attack: vigils held as French hunt suspects – as it happened

We’re going to close this live blog and <b>pick up our live coverage out of Australia</b>. Click here for a summary of the latest developments.<p><b>#JeSuisCharlie was tweeted millions of times</b> by Wednesday evening in Paris.<p>Twitter Data (@TwitterData)By 7.15pm, Paris time, there had been 2.1m Tweets for …

Charlie Hebdo

Dog found abandoned at Scottish train station with suitcase of belongings

An animal shelter is trying to track down the owner who abandoned a young Shar Pei at a railway station in Scotland, leaving him leashed to a rail with a suitcase full of his belongings.<p>The Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), an animal welfare charity, said the …

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