Archive for August, 2016

NHS British junior doctors vow to take worst industrial action in UK’s healthcare history

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NHS British junior doctors vow to take worst industrial action in UK’s healthcare history

A protester holds a placard reading “Save our NHS” during a demonstration by doctors in central London on April 26, 2016 during a junior doctors strike over the imposition of a new contract. (AFP) British junior doctors plan strike action for five consecutive days over the government’s plans to impose […]

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Over 2,000 Nigerians protest Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Zakzaky’s illegal detention

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Over 2,000 Nigerians protest Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Zakzaky’s illegal detention

Over 2,000 Nigerians have taken part in a protest rally calling for the release of prominent Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. The protesters gathered on Wednesday in the capital Abuja and marched from the National Mosque to the Federal Secretariat chanting slogans in support of Zakzaky’s release and condemning […]

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Venezuela and Ecuador announce severing diplomatic ties with Brazil after replacing of Dilma Rousseff as the Latin American country’s president with Michel Temer

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Venezuela and Ecuador announce severing diplomatic ties with Brazil after replacing of Dilma Rousseff as the Latin American country’s president with Michel Temer

Venezuela and Ecuador have announced that they are severing diplomatic ties with Brazil in response to the removal of Dilma Rousseff as the Latin American country’s president. In a statement released on Wednesday, Caracas described Rousseff’s impeachment and ouster as a “parliamentary coup”, and said it “permanently” withdrew the Venezuelan ambassador “in order to safeguard international law […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says restricting immigration will be central to Brexit deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says restricting immigration will be central to Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May chairs a meeting of the cabinet at her retreat in Chequers, Buckinghamshire, on August 31, 2016.(AFP) British Prime Minister Theresa May makes restricting immigration a top priority in Brexit negotiations with the European Union. May held a cabinet meeting, the first since the summer break, […]

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Iraqi officials announces execution of 7 al-Qaeda terrorists of various Arab nationalities

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Iraqi officials announces execution of 7 al-Qaeda terrorists of various Arab nationalities

File photo shows members of the al-Qaeda terrorist group in Iraq. Iraqi officials have announced the execution of seven convicted al-Qaeda terrorists of various Arab nationalities. Dakhel Radhi, a provincial council member of Iraq’s southern Dhi Qar province, noted that the terrorists, who were from some Arab countries including Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, […]

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Lead from behind, Dems told on Black Lives Matter

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Lead from behind, Dems told on Black Lives Matter

A Black Lives Matter activist holds up a sign during a protest against police brutality at City Hall Park, August 1, 2016 in New York City. In a newly leaked document, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has advised the party’s candidates for the US House to limit public events […]

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New study named Kuwait worst expat destination

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New study named Kuwait worst expat destination

Kuwait has been named in a new survey as the world’s worst destination for expats. A new study has named Kuwait as the worst place for expats to live in the world for 2016 – the third consecutive year the country has been given the low rating. The Expat Insider […]

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Protest erupt as Gabon’s incumbent President Ali Bongo narrowly wins re-election

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Protest erupt as Gabon’s incumbent President Ali Bongo narrowly wins re-election

Police take position next to a water cannon as they block the demonstration of supporters of Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping in Libreville, August 31, 2016. (AFP) Clashes have erupted in Gabon following an announcement that incumbent President Ali Bongo is the winner of contested weekend elections. Several hundred supporters […]

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Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen consolidates terror groups: UN

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Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen consolidates terror groups: UN

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed ©AFP The United Nations special envoy for Yemen has warned that the deadly Saudi aggression against Yemen is fueling the spread of the al-Qaeda and Daesh terrorist groups across the conflict-ridden country. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed issued the warning in an address to the UN Security Council on Wednesday. […]

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Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff stripped of Brazil’s presidency

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Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff stripped of Brazil’s presidency

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff gestures during her testimony in her impeachment trial at the National Congress in Brasilia on August 29, 2016. (AFP) Dilma Rousseff has been stripped of Brazil’s presidency following a Senate impeachment vote in Brasilia. Senators voted on Wednesday by a majority of 61 to 20 to remove […]

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Hillary Clinton needs neurological test: President Barack Obama’s ex-doctor Dr. David Scheiner told CNN

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Hillary Clinton needs neurological test: President Barack Obama’s ex-doctor Dr. David Scheiner told CNN

Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton samples coffee at Hub Coffee Roasters in Reno, Nevada, on August 25, 2016. (AFP photo) US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton should undergo a neurological test, says President Barack Obama’s former doctor. Dr. David Scheiner told CNN on Tuesday that the […]

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Gabon election commission, Cenap approves President Ali Bongo’s victory

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Gabon election commission, Cenap approves President Ali Bongo’s victory

This photo taken on August 28, 2016, shows Gabon’s incumbent President Ali Bongo speaking to members of his campaign at election offices in Libreville. (AFP) Several members of Gabon’s election commission, known as Cenap, say the supervising body has approved the victory of incumbent President Ali Bongo over challenger Jean […]

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Pakistan and Afghanistan agree to reopen Chaman border crossing

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Pakistan and Afghanistan agree to reopen Chaman border crossing

A truck enters Pakistan from Afghanistan at the border crossing in Torkham on June 18, 2016. (AFP) Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to reopen a key border crossing that was closed for almost two weeks. Pakistan’s paramilitary Frontier Corps said in a statement on Wednesday that the decision came during […]

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Russia claims credit for killing Daesh spokesman and chief strategist, Abu Mohamed al-Adnani in Syria

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Russia claims credit for killing Daesh spokesman and chief strategist, Abu Mohamed al-Adnani in Syria

This undated image posted online shows Daesh’s spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, who was reportedly killed in Syria on August 30, 2016. ©AP Russia’s Defense Ministry says the Daesh spokesman and chief strategist, Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, was killed by a Russian airstrike in Syria. The ministry said in a statement on […]

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Lawmakers in the US state of California goes after companies boycotting Israel

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Lawmakers in the US state of California goes after companies boycotting Israel

Palestinians walking past a sign painted on a wall in the West Bank, June 5, 2015. (AFP photo) Lawmakers in the US state of California have passed a law that aims to punish companies partaking in a worldwide boycott campaign against Israel. The legislation, which was approved on Tuesday, seeks […]

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Iran considers weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) as redline for its defense program: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

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Iran considers weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) as redline for its defense program: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei talks to a group of top officials and specialists of Iran’s Ministry of Defense in Tehran on August 31, 2016. ©Khamenei.ir The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran considers development of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), […]

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Donald Trump vows to overturn free trade agrrements with other nations

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Donald Trump vows to overturn free trade agrrements with other nations

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on August 30, 2016 in Everett, Washington. (AFP photo) US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has once again vowed to overturn US free trade agreements with other nations which he blames for the loss of American jobs. Speaking during a […]

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Maldives issues arrest warrant for ex-president Mohammad Nasheed

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Maldives issues arrest warrant for ex-president Mohammad Nasheed

In this photograph taken on January 25, 2016, the former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, speaks during a press conference in London. (AFP) A court in the Maldives has issued an arrest warrant for former president, Mohammad Nasheed, as officials seek to bring him back to the country where […]

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Stable Channel Update for Desktop

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Stable Channel Update for Desktop

The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 53 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. This will roll out over the coming days/weeks. Chrome 53.0.2785.89 contains a number of fixes and improvements — a list of changes is available in the log.  Watch out […]

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Iran and Pakistan agree agree to ditch dollar

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Iran and Pakistan agree agree to ditch dollar

Iran and Pakistan agree to open banks accounts in their respective central banks for trade transactions in local currencies. Iran and Pakistan have signed an agreement to re-establish banking relationship and carry out trade transactions in local currencies. Pakistan’s Federal Minister of Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan supervised the signing of […]

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Two suspected militants killed in Tunisia army raid

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Two suspected militants killed in Tunisia army raid

Tunisian special forces take position during clashes with militants in the southern town of Ben Guerdane, near the Libyan border, on March 7, 2016. ©AFP Police have killed at least two suspected Takfiri-linked terrorists in a raid on their hideout in the central west of the African country. The raid […]

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Beta Channel Update for Desktop

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Beta Channel Update for Desktop

The beta channel has been updated to 53.0.2785.89 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. A partial list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. The community help forum is […]

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Suspected far-right extremists brick up mosque in Germany

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Suspected far-right extremists brick up mosque in Germany

The entrance to a mosque in the town of Parchim in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern were bricked up by far right Germans on August 26, 2016. Suspected far-right extremists in northern Germany have blocked the entrance of a mosque with concrete blocks and covered it with anti-Muslim slogans in […]

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Improving Inception and Image Classification in TensorFlow

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Improving Inception and Image Classification in TensorFlow

Posted by Alex Alemi, Software Engineer Earlier this week, we announced the latest release of the TF-Slim library for TensorFlow, a lightweight package for defining, training and evaluating models, as well as checkpoints and model definitions for several competitive networks in the field of image classification. In order to spur […]

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Takfiri Daesh militants behead 13 civilians in northern Iraq

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Takfiri Daesh militants behead 13 civilians in northern Iraq

This file photo shows Takfiri Daesh terrorists in an undisclosed location in Iraq. Takfiri Daesh militants have reportedly executed more than a dozen people in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk on charges of facilitating the escape of civilian families from an area under the extremists’ control. A provincial security source, […]

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