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Selfie drone manufacturer sued over allegations it misled customers

Promo videos showed Lily drone filming people autonomously, but court claim says shots were taken by skilled professionals using a more expensive camera Lily Robotics, the defunct manufacturer of the world’s first “selfie drone”, is being sued over allegations that it faked product shots and misled consumers about the capability of its prototype devices. The lawsuit alleges that videos on Lily’s website, presented as though they had been taken by the drone, were in fact shot by a mixture of GoPro cameras and DJI drones, a competitor model that costs up to four times as much and requires a skilled filmmaker to manually control the camera. Continue reading...

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Tunisia attack: police 'deliberately' delayed arrival, inquest to hear

Testimony about police units in Sousse resort to be heard as inquests resume into deaths of 30 Britons killed by gunman on beach in 2015 Police officers “deliberately and unjustifiably” slowed down on their way to a mass terrorist shooting on a Tunisian beach, according to witness evidence to be heard at the inquests into the deaths of 30 Britons killed in the atrocity. A report by a Tunisian judge contains testimony that police units in the resort town of Sousse purposefully delayed their arrival at the Imperial Marhaba hotel on 26 June 2015 as a gunman opened fire and killed 38 tourists, 30 of whom were British. Continue reading...

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At least 37 dead after Turkish cargo jet crashes into Kyrgyzstan village

Officials say Boeing 747 was attempting to land in fog when it ploughed through village, damaging dozens of buildings A Turkish cargo jet has crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials have said. According to the airport’s administration, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near the capital city, Bishkek, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul. It crashed when trying to land in poor visibility at 7:31 am (0131 GMT). Continue reading...

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Egyptian court derails island transfer to Saudi Arabia, jeopardizes multibillion-dollar investments

A court in Egypt has overruled the government hand-over to Saudi Arabia of disputed islands in the Red Sea. The border change was part of short-lived thaw in relations between the Gulf monarchy and troubled Arab powerhouse Egypt. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people: our economics is broken | Mark Goldring

Oxfam’s statistics are beyond belief. Inequality is the biggest threat to the global economy – and it’s getting worse Today, eight people have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Stop and think about this. It is a mind-boggling concept. Last year we said we would have needed a double-decker bus to transport the 62 people we thought owned the same as the poorest 3.6 billion on the planet. In 2017, thanks to more accurate data, we find that in fact this group would fit in a single golf buggy. Continue reading...

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FBI's pre-election sweep of Muslim Americans raises surveillance fears

Council of American Islamic Relations received about 100 reports of FBI agents visiting homes before Trump’s win, asking about personal details and al-Qaida On the Friday afternoon before the presidential election, Ahmed was at home with his family in Texas, when he heard a knock at the door. He answered in an undershirt and shorts, and found two men who were dressed casually. It was the FBI. Ahmed, a doctor, who says he’s never even had a parking ticket, was at first surprised and then scared. Continue reading...

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'Satanist' teen suspected of slaughtering his family with ax

A 17-year-old young man has been arrested in Russia’s central Tambov region for allegedly killing his sister, father, and grandmother with an ax. The suspect is reportedly a Satanist, who “wanted to change his life.” Read Full Article at RT.com

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Pedophile ex-football coach Barry Bennell pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

Former youth football coach and convicted pedophile Barry Bennell has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of child sex abuse at a hearing at Chester Crown Court, UK. Read Full Article at RT.com

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