Meeting with Haitian minister comes as charity publishes report into scandal Oxfam has offered its “humblest apologies” to the Haitian government over allegations of sexual exploitation by its staff. The charity's chief executive of Oxfam GB, Mark Goldring, and the head of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, have also requested an “official high-level meeting” with the government. Continue reading... [...]
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Students stage 'lie-in' at White House to protest Donald Trump's stance on gun control
Teenagers have staged a “lie-in” outside White House as students across the country mobilise to protest the lack of gun control in the US in the wake of one of the worst school shootings in the country's history. A group, known as Teens for Gun Reform, had 17 members lie down outside the White House to symbolise the number of people who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida on Valentine's [...]
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Last week we reported a major bug in Apple operating systems that would cause them to crash from mere exposure to either of two specific Unicode symbols. Today Apple fixes this major text-handling issue with iOS version 11.2.6 and macOS version 10.13.3, both now available for download. Read More [...]
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Sluggish account of the 1976 plane hijacking fails to capitalise on strong cast and script, and José Padilha at the helmIt was one of the most audacious undertakings of the age: the Israeli mission to Uganda to rescue the passengers of a hijacked Air France plane in July 1976. And Brazilian director José Padilha should have been just the audacious director to tell the story: recently at the helm of the Netflix series Narcos, he [...]
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The team behind WyzeCam is full of surprises. First they introduced a $20 plug and play security camera in October of last year, and now they're already back with the sequel. The simply titled WyzeCam v2 is here, less than half a year later, bringing with it some pretty welcome updates. The first version of the camera actually scored some pretty decent reviews for all it was able to… Read More [...]
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Roseanne Jokes Her National Anthem Was 'Better' Than Fergie's
Fergie's rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday has been widely judged a colossal flop, with some people calling it one of the worst performances of the national anthem ever. [...]
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Before Xerox Parc there was PLATO. This amazing computing system came to life in 1960 and by the 1970s was running a number of graphical terminals well before the rise of Xerox PARC and the Alto. This wild little system used some unique hardware and software to create true early educational computing projects and author Brian Dear has written an amazing book on the project. Called Friendly… Read More [...]
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From light clothes in medieval times to fur in the 1500s, fashion reveals how climate has changedThe history of fashion can give a fascinating glimpse of how climate has changed. Medieval times were notably mild and illustrations in manuscripts show people wearing light and loose clothes, without capes, fur or hats. That changed in the Little Ice Age, roughly spanning the 1300s to 1800s, which included some bitterly cold times. Fashions responded, especially in the [...]
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