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Cynthia Kelly-Yildirim

Dare I say, unique and geeky...
July 29, 2014 13 comments 2 shares 5 plus ones
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Israel Broadens Targets in Gaza Barrage; Hits Gaza's Only Power Station, Power Is Out

"Israel’s aerial assaults on targets in Gaza broadened on Tuesday, with barrages that destroyed Hamas’s media offices, the home of a top leader and what Palestinians said was a devastating hit on the only electricity plant, plunging the enclave of 1.7 million into deeper deprivation with no power, running water or sewage treatment."

#news   #gaza   #politics   #worldnews   #humanrights   #palestine  

Israel Broadens Targets in Gaza Barrage; Power Is Out

Airstrikes destroyed the home of a top Hamas leader and its media offices. Gaza’s only power plant also took a devastating hit.

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July 29, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 8 plus ones
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European Court exposes illegal detention facilities linked to CIA's extraordinary rendition program in Poland

"The European Court of Human Rights [official website] handed down two rulings [judgments, PDF http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/eng/pages/search.aspx?i=001-146047#{"itemid":["001-146047"]} ] finding the Polish government in violation of European human rights laws based on the establishment of prison center used for illegal detainment and torture of terrorist suspects." - JURIST

#news   #law   #cia   #poland   #terrorism  

JURIST - European Court exposes illegal detention facilities linked to CIA's extraordinary rendition program in Poland

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights [official website] handed down two rulings [judgments, PDF] finding the Polish government in violation of European human rights laws based on the establishment of prison center used for illegal detainment and torture of terrorist suspects.

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July 28, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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Watch live video: #Gaza city skyline

Watch live: Gaza city skyline - Telegraph

Watch a skyline view from Gaza City and the south Israel border as the UN Security Council calls for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" between Israel and Hamas

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July 28, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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"As of July 20, the World Health Organization had confirmed 224 cases of Ebola in Liberia, including 127 deaths. Overall, Ebola has killed at least 660 people in West Africa. There were 45 new cases reported in the region between July 18 and July 20 alone."

Read Ebola Facts: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/11/health/ebola-fast-facts/index.html

#ebola   #westafrica   #health   #news  

Liberia closes its borders to stop Ebola

Liberia has closed its borders to stop the Ebola outbreak as two infected Americans fight for their lives. Learn more about the Ebola outbreak.

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July 28, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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At least 7 children killed., these children have now been denied their right to live out their lives to adulthood, go to college, marry, have children, their future destroyed. It's tragic.

#gaza   #health   #war   #israel  

Blasts strike major hospital, street in Gaza; both sides point fingers

Deadly explosions slammed an urban street and a major hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, but Israel swiftly disavowed any responsibility for the blasts, one of which killed at least seven children playing in the street and the other hitting the grounds of Shifa Hospital, the most sophisticated medical facility in Gaza.

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July 28, 2014 27 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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"An analysis by Unitar/Unosat, an agency of the United Nations, found that about 600 structures had been destroyed in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City in the first two and a half weeks of the Israeli incursion."

#gaza   #palestine   #news   #data   #israel  

Assessing the Damage and Destruction in Gaza

Analysis of satellite imagery taken before and after the first two and a half weeks of the Israeli incursion.

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July 27, 2014 2 comments 2 shares 4 plus ones
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#Ukraine   #Russia   #news  

U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

The State Department says the photos show burn marks from the firing of multiple rocket launchers inside Russia and resulting craters on the other side of the border.

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July 26, 2014 11 comments 1 shares 5 plus ones
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"The Pentagon and American intelligence agencies are developing plans that would enable the Obama administration to provide specific locations of surface-to-air missiles controlled by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine so the Ukrainian government could target them for destruction, American officials said.

But the proposal has not yet been debated in the White House, a senior administration official said. It is unclear whether President Obama, who has already approved limited intelligence sharing with Ukraine, will agree to give more precise information about potential military targets, a step that would involve the United States more deeply in the conflict."

#news   #ukraine   #pentagon   #intelligence   #russia  

Pentagon Plan Would Help Ukraine Target Rebel Missiles

A proposal would let the Obama administration give precise locations of surface-to-air missiles controlled by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine so the Ukrainian government could target them.

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July 26, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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Advancing a career in the US government might soon require an interview with a computer-generated head.

"Using the avatar also allowed the researchers to measure pauses in conversation and take advantage of questions that would seem out of place on a paper form. At the end of each interview section the computer-generated interviewer asked the volunteers “if there was anything at all” they wished to discuss—with over 10 percent then responding with more information."

#intelligence   #US   #funny   #science   #technology   #robots  

Oh, Great: Robots Are Set to Conduct National Security Clearance Interviews

Apparently people are way more willing to talk about their drug use with a human avatar.

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July 26, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 7 plus ones
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"It’s amazing what DIY fixes astronauts have carried out to solve embarrassing failures and life-threatening accidents. Here is a rundown of our favorites."

#sceince   #space  

The five greatest space hacks of all time

It’s amazing what DIY fixes astronauts have carried out to solve embarrassing failures and life-threatening accidents. Here is a rundown of our favourites.

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July 26, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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#comiccon  

The cosplay of San Diego Comic-Con: Day 1

Check out a gallery of some of the coolest costumes to hit the floor on the first day of San Diego Comic-Con.

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July 26, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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#fun  

Your Premier Portal of Pointlessness

We aim to list only pointless and useless sites that are completely pointless, don't have popup ads or too many ads in general, are original, are useless, are not offensive and most of all make you smile - family friendly fun.

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July 26, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 2 plus ones
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Cure for boredom.

#fun  

The Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites

We scoured the Web to find 100 sites that you need in your Favorites folder or RSS reader.

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July 26, 2014 13 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to a 12-hour “humanitarian pause” in the fighting, to begin possibly as early as Saturday morning.

Early Saturday, Hamas announced it would also abide by the 12-hour pause. Dead and wounded people are still believed to be trapped under rubble and in isolated villages along jagged front line that runs the length of Gaza Strip. Many families in Gaza have remained in battle zones for fear of moving."

#news   #gaza   #israel   #palestine   #ceasefire  

Israel and Hamas agree to a 12-hour cease-fire

The secretary of state seeks to halt violence that now threatens to spread to the West Bank and Jerusalem.

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July 25, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 6 plus ones
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“Smaller is baller,” “Min it to win it,” “Think shrink.”

"Those are the puns Google is using to promote its new competition: $1 million to whomever can invent a working power inverter for solar and other forms of renewable energy that’s roughly as small as a laptop. The company has teamed up with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to launch the competition."

#solar   #energy   #engineering   #technology   #technews  

If You Can Make Solar Power Better, Google Will Give You $1 Million

"Smaller is baller," says the Google-sponsored competition to invent a tiny household power inverter.

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July 25, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 8 plus ones
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9,000 House staffers can't touch the site, at least not for anonymous edits.

#congress   #wikipedia   #politics   #news  

Who’s banned from editing Wikipedia this week? Congress

9,000 staffers can't touch the site, at least not for anonymous edits.

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July 25, 2014 2 comments 1 shares 12 plus ones
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Jewish And Arab People Are Posing Together In Inspiring Photos Saying “We Refuse To Be Enemies"

#JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies #gaza   #israel  

Jewish And Arab People Are Posing Together In Inspiring Photos Saying "We Refuse To Be Enemies"

"My mother is Jewish. My father is Palestinian. I am their face."

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July 25, 2014 5 comments 2 shares 7 plus ones
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Latest totals from July 25, 2014:

3,209 targets in Gaza struck by airstrikes from   #Israel
800 Palestinian deaths
Most Palestinian deaths due to airstrikes, but also 4 from protest, and some after being shot in the street.

2,153 rockets launched at Israel from #Gaza
36 Israeli deaths
Israel deaths are due to an ambush, and one from friendly fire.

#news   #data  

The Toll in Gaza and Israel, Day by Day

The daily tally of rocket attacks, airstrikes and deaths in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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July 25, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 8 plus ones
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"10,000 marched in the West Bank city of Ramallah late Thursday to protest the IDF incursion into Gaza. Two Palestinians were reported killed in the exchange of firebombs, tear gas and gunfire with Israeli police at a checkpoint."

#gaza   #breakingnews  #48kMarch #Israel  

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July 24, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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