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Violence and barriers won't stem tide of migrants to Europe, U.N. warns

Anti-immigrant riots, border barriers and hate crimes won't deter the thousands of refugees from Syria and other war-torn regions, a U.N. special envoy on migrant rights warned Tuesday after days of violence against those seeking to reach safety in Europe.<p>United Nations officials also put European …

North Africa

Michigan prosecutors drop case against medical marijuana patient and agree to return her stuff

In July 2014 the St. Clair County Drug Task Force raided medical marijuana patient Ginnifer Hency's home and "took everything," including a car, TV …

To medicate with marijuana or not, that’s the question

<i>Susan Okie is an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, a poet, and a former medical reporter and science editor at The Washington Post.</i><p>Stoned<p>A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana<p>By David Casarett<p>Current. 289 pp. $27.95<p>‘Does medical marijuana …

Cannabis
Middle East

The EU Wants To Pay Its Member States $6,500 For Each Asylum Seeker They Take In

The European Commission has proposed a scheme to resettle 40,000 asylum seekers across the bloc using country-by-country quotas, and to compensate the nations who take people in.<p>The EU has been scrambling to respond to a migration crisis this year, which has seen a rise in people from the Middle …

Isis tricked victims into appearing calm with beheading rehearsals

Islamic State videos featuring ‘Jihadi John’ Mohammed Emwazi were preceded by mock run of killing videos in which they were unharmed<p>Foreign hostages captured by Islamic State were subjected to numerous mock beheadings and were unaware they were about be killed, a former member of the jihadi group …

US-led coalition conducts 13 air strikes against Isis in Iraq and Syria in 24 hours

Strikes hit Islamic State tactical units and fighting positions as well as a factory for making improvised explosive devices, US military says<p>US and coalition forces conducted 12 air strikes against Islamic State (Isis) fighters in Iraq and one in Syria in the past 24 hours, the US military said on …

Liberian Women's Sewing Project, "Made In: Liberia"

Africa's Agribusinesses Must Look Beyond the Realms of Microfinancing

I've seen a fair bit of talk of late on the need for increased microfinancing tools to support Africa's agricultural growth but I'm not convinced that this is a sustainable way forward. The default mechanism of microfinancing is somewhat challenged not to mention very costly. While it does act as …

Agrobank targets microfinancing of RM240m this year

Agrobank targets microfinancing of RM240m this year<p>Published on: Monday, March 02, 2015<p><b>Seremban:</b> Agrobank has target microfinancing of RM240 million …

WAN

Farm Projects Boost Bangladeshi Women, Children

Women organise themselves into small collectives, to better bargain and trade their produce. Credit: Helen Keller InternationalBy Josh Butler<br>NEW …

Burkina Faso

61 Incredible Things Robots Can Now Do

We're building smarter robots in countless forms, from four-legged pups to formless blocks that intelligently rearrange themselves. Here's our unscientific survey of the robot world!

Robotics

Giant robotic teddy bear: Japan's nurse of the future

The gentle giant has been designed specifically to assist in caring for Japan's ageing population, taking on heavy-duty tasks such as lifting.<p>The population of Japan is ageing, and fewer children being born. This creates a variety of problems -- not the least of which is a shortage of caregivers …

Invasion of the Friendly Movie Robots

‘Chappie’ and ‘Ex Machina’ will explore artificial intelligence in the coming weeks, with more movies to follow<p>Robots are becoming more of a reality in everyday life, and movies have started to overhaul their depiction of them. They’re gentler, friendlier and often better-looking.<p>Yet the question …

Robotics

Why you can’t program intelligent robots, but you can train them

Image copyright University of Maryland.If it feels like we’re in the midst of robot renaissance right now, perhaps it’s because we are. There is a …

Robotics

Learn to program robots for free, on your own time

Wanna-be robot programmers short on cash and time can learn what they need when and where they want.<p>Thanks to a new initiative from TurtleBot — an open-source development kit for rolling robot applications — anyone can learn robotics programming for free.<p>The company announced today it has put …

Robotics

What It’s Like to Ride in a Robot Car

It’s a bit dis­con­cert­ing the first time you see a steer­ing wheel move on its own.<p>Trav­el­ing down the high­way, with your life in the hands of a …

Driverless Cars

How to Teach a Baby Robot to Talk With Its Hands

New research suggests that hand gestures are an integral part of human communication—what about machines?<p>The iCub childlike learning robot. Image: Jiuguang Wang/Flickr<p>Raising a baby robot is weirdly similar to nurturing a human one. For instance, the toddler-sized iCub had to be taught how to crawl …

Robotics

What is a robot? The answer is constantly evolving

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>Most people would say that a Roomba is a robot. But what about a Nest thermostat? Or an ATM or …

Robotics

Chinese restaurant owner ditches human waiters for robots

A restaurant owner in China is opting to save on employee wages by foregoing traditional servers and using robots instead.<p>The eatery, located in a shopping mall in Ningbo, a city in China's northeastern Zhejiang province, has become a big tourist draw with its futuristic waitstaff.<p>Each robot costs …

Climate Change Helped Spark Syrian War, Study Says

Research provides first deep look at how global warming may already influence armed conflict.<p>A severe drought, worsened by a warming climate, drove Syrian farmers to abandon their crops and flock to cities, helping trigger a civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, according to a …

Climate Change

ISIS Rules Revealed: Foosball’s Fine, and AK-47’s for Women — Leaving? Not So Much

Men are forbidden from wearing western clothing. A woman is free to carry a Kalashnikov rifle, as long as it’s not slung over the shoulder in such a way to give definition to her body — which is to be covered in a traditional cloak.<p>Playing foosball is OK, as long as there is no gambling …

Syria's civil war 'linked to global warming'

Syria may have fallen into its vicious civil war due, in part, to a drought caused by climate change in what scientists say is strongest connection between violence and human-caused climate change<p>The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global …

Climate Change

Ukraine crisis: Leaders upbeat after Moscow talks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1143000/1143790_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518498404_2b08b1a1cd1f454437031e23e2d836bc<p><b>The leaders of Russia, France and Germany have held "constructive and substantive" talks on ending the conflict in Ukraine, diplomats say.</b><p>Russian …

Russia

Islamic State fighters mass on Lebanon border and threaten to launch attacks across it

Exclusive: How Islamic State fighters have been training new recruits close to Lebanon – and could launch cross-border attacks<p><b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant</b> fighters in <b>Syria,</b> massed close to the Lebanese border, are threatening to launch attacks across it, the Telegraph has witnessed.<p>The …

Crisis in Ukraine could trigger nuclear war, warns Gorbachev

The former Russian leader warns that Moscow does not trust the West, and the West does not trust Moscow<p>Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader, has warned that the world is at risk of a “nuclear war” because of the tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.<p>In an interview with the …

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