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  • [World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post] New Zealand political parties team up ahead of 2017 election: New Zealand?s second- and third-largest political parties announced Tuesday that they are teaming up to try and stop the dominant National Party from winning a fourth straight election.
  • [World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post] Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California: Taiwan?s foreign ministry has confirmed a report that a former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud was killed in a car accident in California. He had been hiding for years in the United States.
  • [World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post] Thai school reopens after dormitory fire killed 17 girls: A volunteer at a school in northern Thailand where 17 girls were killed in a dormitory fire last week says the school has reopened, but only about a third of the students returned because some families remain wary of safety.
  • [World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post] 17 reportedly killed in India army ammunitions depot fire: A fire broke out at a major ammunitions depot in western India early Tuesday, causing fatalities, officials said. Local news reports said at least 17 army personnel were killed in the blaze.
  • [War Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post] New Zealand political parties team up ahead of 2017 election: New Zealand?s second- and third-largest political parties announced Tuesday that they are teaming up to try and stop the dominant National Party from winning a fourth straight election.
  • [War Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post] Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California: Taiwan?s foreign ministry has confirmed a report that a former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud was killed in a car accident in California. He had been hiding for years in the United States.
  • [War Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post] Thai school reopens after dormitory fire killed 17 girls: A volunteer at a school in northern Thailand where 17 girls were killed in a dormitory fire last week says the school has reopened, but only about a third of the students returned because some families remain wary of safety.
  • [War Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post] 17 reportedly killed in India army ammunitions depot fire: A fire broke out at a major ammunitions depot in western India early Tuesday, causing fatalities, officials said. Local news reports said at least 17 army personnel were killed in the blaze.
  • [Reuters: Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods] UPDATE 1-Animal rights activists briefly disrupt Sanders' rally in California: May 30 (Reuters) - At least five animal rights activists on Monday rushed the stage as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at a rally in Oakland, video posted online showed.
  • [Reuters: Politics] Animal rights activists briefly disrupt Sanders' rally in California: (Reuters) - At least five animal rights activists on Monday rushed the stage as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at a rally in Oakland, video posted online showed.
  • [Reuters: Bonds News] BRIEF-Solar Aluminium Technology Services files for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy - court filing: * Solar Aluminium Technology Services files for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. District Of Delaware - court filing Source text : [http://1.usa.gov/1Z9GAWl]
  • [Reuters: Cyclical Consumer Goods] VW Q1 profit gains on special items related to scandal provisions: BERLIN, May 31 (Reuters) - Volkswagen posted a surprise gain in first-quarter profit on special items related to provisions it has set aside to pay for its diesel emissions scandal, the carmaker said on Tuesday.
  • [Reuters: Company News] PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - May 31: SOFIA, May 31 (Reuters) - These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
  • [Amateur Photographer Equipment Reviews] Poll ? Have you ever got up before dawn to capture a sunrise?: Have you ever got up before dawn to capture a sunrise? Then let us know by voting on our pollThis week's poll question is - Have you ever got up before dawn to capture a sunrise? Take part and vote
  • [Reuters: Mergers News] Nikkei rises for 5th day on weak yen, MSCI index review drive volumes: TOKYO, May 31 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose for a fifth straight day on Tuesday as growing expectations of an imminent U.S. interest rate hike helped the dollar hold onto recent gains against the...
  • [Reuters: Company News] Nikkei rises for 5th day on weak yen, MSCI index review drive volumes: TOKYO, May 31 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose for a fifth straight day on Tuesday as growing expectations of an imminent U.S. interest rate hike helped the dollar hold onto recent gains against the yen, supporting exporter shares.
  • [The Register] Bitcoin to be hammered ? in an auction, that is: E&Y to flog 24k BTC seized by Oz cops Australia is getting ready to sell off a bunch of Bitcoin seized by police under proceeds of crime laws, in an international auction.?
  • [Reuters: Healthcare] BRIEF-Shanxi C&Y Pharmaceutical Group unit to invest 10 mln yuan to set up sub-unit: * Says its unit will invest 10 million yuan to set up a pharmaceutical subsidiary in Taizhou
  • [Reuters: Healthcare] BRIEF-Corline Biomedical: Renaparin receives SEK 1 mln grant from Vinnova: * Renaparin receives 1 million Swedish crown ($120,056.67) grant from Vinnova Source text for Eikon:
  • [Reuters: Healthcare] BRIEF- Shanxi C&Y Pharmaceutical Group to invest 7 mln yuan to set up unit: * Says company will establish a pharmaceutical unit based in Tibet with registered capital of 10 million yuan
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Photos

  • On U.S.-Cuba military cooperation, proceed with caution

    A Cuban official?s visit to a U.S. military facility seems premature.

  • Congressional Republicans are playing games with a public-health emergency

    They need to act fast on legislation to combat the Zika virus.

  • Texas?s voter ID chicanery

    The transparent purpose and proven effect is to cull minority voters.

  • California: The latest battleground in Trump?s war on data

    Trump continues to invent colorful problems.

  • The most depressing moment of the 2016 race

    GOP leaders make the terrible mistake of surrendering to Trump.

  • Trump has taught me to fear my fellow Americans

    To look the other way during his rise is to let the country down.

  • Trump?s tragic, rolling bluster

    An embarrassingly small rally caps off a bad week for the presumptive GOP nominee.

  • Want to win $2 billion? Create the next antibiotic.

    Growing antibiotic resistance requires bold moves.

  • Haiti panel recommends throwing out results of disputed vote

    A special verification commission on Monday recommended throwing out the disputed results of Haiti?s first-round presidential election because it appeared to be tainted by significant fraud.

  • Australia to sell bitcoins confiscated as proceeds of crime

    About $13 million in bitcoins will be auctioned in Sydney in June after Australian police confiscated the digital currency as proceeds of crime, an official said Tuesday.

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Entries

  • Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war (291 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 03:28:49 -0400Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by warWorld: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post

    Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country?s growing crisis of refugees internally displaced by war.

  • Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war (291 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 03:22:31 -0400Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by warWar Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post

    Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country?s growing crisis of refugees internally displaced by war.

  • Malaysia's finance ministry appoints new 1MDB board of directors (257 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 03:04:00 -0400Malaysia's finance ministry appoints new 1MDB board of directorsReuters: Company News

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Reuters) - Malaysia's finance ministry announced on Tuesday a new board of directors for scandal-hit 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), after the previous board was dissolved following a parliamentary inquiry into the state fund.

  • Russian Online Trolls Resist The Light (1646 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 03:00:00 -0400Russian Online Trolls Resist The LightSlashdot

    Rick Zeman writes: Since the beginning of the public Internet on Usenet and now following on comment boards worldwide, live the trolls, the online creatures dedicated to stirring up trouble with their versions of online flaming, fact-twisting, and overall being a menace to online society. Russia, by paying state-sponsored trolls, has elevated the troll to the level of professional propagandists spewing the party line. In neighboring Finland, a country again precariously balanced between Europe and the Russian bear, Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro's investigations have opened a new front in the (dis)information war (Warning: source may be paywalled) where "'There are so many layers of fakery you get lost,' said Ms. Aro, who was awarded the Finnish Grand Prize for Journalism in March," reports the NYT. All because "A member of the European Union with an 830-mile-long border with Russia, Finland has stayed outside the United States-led military alliance but, unnerved by Russian military actions in Ukraine and its saber-rattling in the Baltic Sea, has expanded cooperation with NATO and debated whether to apply for full membership." The NYT article explores many of the actions that the Russian propagandists use to keep Finland out of NATO, and some of the more indefensible ones directed personally at Aro. She says, "They get inside your head, and you start thinking: If I do this, what will the trolls do next?"

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Hamas executes three convicted Palestinians in Gaza (253 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 02:48:00 -0400Hamas executes three convicted Palestinians in GazaReuters: World News

    GAZA(Reuters) - Security forces from the Islamist group Hamas executed three convicted Palestinians at dawn on Tuesday, a move condemned by local and international human rights groups and likely to lead to deeper division among Palestinian factions.

  • Daniel Stenberg: On billions and ?users? (4831 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 02:41:00 -0400Daniel Stenberg: On billions and ?users?Planet Mozilla

    At times when I?ve gone out (yes it happens), faced an audience and talked about my primary spare time project curl, I?ve said a few times in the past that we have one billion users.

    Users?

    OK, as this is open source I?m talking about, I can?t actually count my users and what really constitutes ?a user? anyway?

    If the same human runs multiple copies of curl (in different devices and applications), is that human then counted once or many times? If a single developer writes an application that uses libcurl and that application is used by millions of humans, is that one user or are they millions of curl users?

    What about pure machine ?users?? In the subway in one of the world?s largest cities, there?s an automated curl transfer being done for every person passing the ticket check point. Yet I don?t think we can count the passing (and unknowing) passengers as curl users?

    I?ve had a few people approach me to object to my ?curl has one billion users? statement. Surely not one in every seven humans on earth are writing curl command lines! We?re engineers and we?re picky with the definitions.

    Because of this, I?m trying to stop talking about ?number of users?. That?s not a proper metric for a project whose primary product is a library that is used by applications or within devices. I?m instead trying to assess the number of humans that are using services, tools or devices that are powered by curl. Fun challenge, right?

    Who isn?t using?

    I?ve tried to imagine of what kind of person that would not have or use any piece of hardware or applications that include curl during a typical day. I certainly can?t properly imagine all humans in this vast globe and how they all live their lives, but I quite honestly think that most internet connected humans in the world own or use something that runs my code. Especially if we include people who use online services that use curl.

    curl is used in basically all modern TVs, a large percentage of all car infotainment systems, routers, printers, set top boxes, mobile phones and apps on them, tablets, video games, audio equipment, Blu-ray players, hundreds of applications, even in fridges and more. Apple alone have said they have one billion active devices, devices that use curl! Facebook uses curl extensively and they have 1.5 billion users every month. libcurl is commonly used by PHP sites and PHP empowers no less than 82% of the sites w3techs.com has figured out what they run (out of the 10 million most visited sites in the world).

    There are about 3 billion internet users worldwide. I seriously believe that most of those use something that is running curl, every day. Where Internet is less used, so is of course curl.

    Every human in the connected world, use something powered by curl every day

    Frigging Amazing

    It is an amazing feeling when I stop and really think about it. When I pause to let it sink in properly. My efforts and code have spread to almost every little corner of the connected world. What an amazing feat and of course I didn?t think it would reach even close to this level. I still have hard time fully absorbing it! What a collaborative success story, because I could never have gotten close to this without the help from others and the community we have around the project.

    But it isn?t something I think about much or that make me act very different in my every day life. I still work on the bug reports we get, respond to emails and polish off rough corners here and there as we go forward and keep releasing new curl releases every 8 weeks. Like we?ve done for years. Like I expect us and me to continue doing for the foreseeable future.

    It is also a bit scary at times to think of the massive impact it could have if or when a really terrible security flaw is discovered in curl. We?ve had our fair share of security vulnerabilities so far through our history, but we?ve so far been spared from the really terrible ones.

    So I?m rich, right?

    If I ever start to describe something like this to ?ordinary people? (and trust me, I only very rarely try that), questions about money is never far away. Like how come I give it away free and the inevitable ?what if everyone using curl would?ve paid you just a cent, then??.

    I?m sure I don?t need to tell you this, but I?ll do it anyway: I give away curl for free as open source and that is a primary reason why it has reached to the point where it is today. It has made people want to help out and bring the features that made it attractive and it has made companies willing to use and trust it. Hadn?t it been open source, it would?ve died off already in the 90s. Forgotten and ignored. And someone else would?ve made the open source version and instead filled the void a curlless world would produce.

  • UPDATE 1-Death toll from Russian air strikes in Idlib climbs to 23-monitor (268 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 02:41:00 -0400UPDATE 1-Death toll from Russian air strikes in Idlib climbs to 23-monitorReuters: Industrials

    BEIRUT, May 31 (Reuters) - At least 23 people were killed in Russian air strikes overnight in the Syrian rebel-held city of Idlib, the heaviest bombardment there since a cessation of hostilities was agreed in February, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • S.Korean stocks end at 4-wk high, finish May slightly weaker (253 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 02:36:00 -0400S.Korean stocks end at 4-wk high, finish May slightly weakerReuters: Cyclical Consumer Goods

    SEOUL, May 31 (Reuters) - South Korean shares climbed to their highest closing level in four weeks on Tuesday, tracking gains in the wider region, but finished the month slightly weaker amid growing worries about a near-term U.S. interest rate hike.

  • Sri Lankan rupee forwards weaker on importer dollar demand (263 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 02:36:00 -0400Sri Lankan rupee forwards weaker on importer dollar demandReuters: Financials

    COLOMBO, May 31 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan rupee forwards fell on Tuesday on dollar demand from importers amid fears the currency could weaken further if the government increased spending to deal with the country's worst natural disaster since 2004, dealers said.

  • S.Korean stocks end at 4-wk high, finish May slightly weaker (253 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 02:36:00 -0400S.Korean stocks end at 4-wk high, finish May slightly weakerReuters: Industrials

    SEOUL, May 31 (Reuters) - South Korean shares climbed to their highest closing level in four weeks on Tuesday, tracking gains in the wider region, but finished the month slightly weaker amid growing worries about a near-term U.S. interest rate hike.

  • UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 31 (264 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 02:33:00 -0400UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 31Reuters: Company News

    May 31 (Reuters) - Financial spreadbetters at IG expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open down by 17 points, or 0.3 percent, on Tuesday, with futures up 0.18 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

  • European Factors to Watch-Equity futures edge higher (260 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 02:16:00 -0400European Factors to Watch-Equity futures edge higherReuters: Company News

    LONDON, May 31 (Reuters) - European equity futures moved slightly higher on Tuesday, propped up by a rise in the U.S. dollar on currency markets which weakened the euro, since a weaker euro typically helps European companies to export their goods overseas.

  • Intel invents the concept of mega-tasking to sell new 10-core CPUs (788 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 02:00:00 -0400Intel invents the concept of mega-tasking to sell new 10-core CPUsThe Verge - All Posts

    At Computex Taipei today, Intel is introducing its new range of Extreme Edition processors, with the crowning jewel being the company's first 10-core CPU, the $1,723 Core i7-6950X. For that eye-watering price, you get a 3GHz powerhouse capable of running 20 simultaneous work threads and also achieving a turbo boost speed of 3.5GHz. Intel's answer to the inevitable question of what anyone would want to do with all that might is the new concept of mega-tasking.

    The primary scenario envisioned by Intel is of a gamer playing at 4K resolution while also encoding a recording of his or her match and streaming at 1080p on Twitch at the same time. The extra processor cores make this new EE chip the new champion for handling CPU-intensive tasks...

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  • Intel's first 10-core desktop CPU will cost $1,723 (1988 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 02:00:00 -0400Intel's first 10-core desktop CPU will cost $1,723Engadget RSS Feed

    Now that the megahertz race has slowed down in the desktop processor world, the new race is all about more and more cores. To that end, Intel just announced its first 10-core desktop CPU, the Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition, today at Computex. (It's had 10-core Xeon CPUs for servers since 2011). The new processor will run at 3GHz (with boost speeds up to 3.5GHz), pack in 25MB of cache and feature Intel's new Turbo Boost 3.0 technology. Just but be prepared to pay through the nose for the privilege of owning it, as the 10-core i7 Extreme Edition will run you $1,723.

    So what does such an expensive processor get you? Intel claims it's twice as fast as the quad-core i7 6700K when it comes to 3D rendering, and 35 percent faster than the last-gen Core i7-5960X. When it comes to editing 4K video, it's 65 percent faster than that same quad-core chip and 25 percent faster than the previous i7. On the gaming front, it's 25 percent faster than the 5960X when it comes to gaming in 4K while encoding and broadcasting a 1080p Twitch stream. Basically, if you're dealing with massive amounts of content on a daily basis, it could be the ideal CPU for you.

    The new Extreme Edition of i7 processors will also be available in an 8-core version (the i7-6900K for $1,089) and 6-core variants (the i7-6850K for $617 and the i7-6800K for $434). Naturally, they're completely unlocked, so you can overclock them to your heart's content. All of the new chips also support DDR4-2400 RAM, a slight bump in speeds from the previous-gen processors.

    If your head is spinning at the cost of these chips, then they're probably not for you. But for demanding users, it puts Intel a step ahead of AMD, whose current high-end processor tops out at eight cores (though it's notably cheaper any any of Intel's chips). If you're in the market for a new CPU and still want a decent amount of power, Intel still has its "Performance Unlocked" line of i7 CPUs around, the 6600K ($242) and 6700K ($339).

  • Saudi says intercepts and destroys ballistic missile from Yemen (251 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 01:16:00 -0400Saudi says intercepts and destroys ballistic missile from YemenReuters: Industrials

    DUBAI, May 31 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from Yemen and a Saudi-led military coalition said in a statement late on Monday it may be forced to reconsider a truce that has been place since April.

  • SE Asia Stocks-Cautious ahead of U.S. econ data, Yellen's speech next week (504 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 01:11:00 -0400SE Asia Stocks-Cautious ahead of U.S. econ data, Yellen's speech next weekReuters: Energy

    By Aparajita Saxena May 31 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stocks were largely cautious on Tuesday as investors waited for cues from U.S. inflation and employment data next week, the two most important indicators for a "data-dependent" U.S. Federal Reserve. Investors will also be keeping a keen eye out for Fed chair Janet Yellen's speech in Philadelphia on Monday for clarity over whether rates would be increased as early as June. On Friday, Yellen said that if current economic conditions hol

  • How Hayward's Genel lost its Kurdish oil reserves (274 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 01:00:00 -0400How Hayward's Genel lost its Kurdish oil reservesReuters: Energy

    LONDON, May 31 (Reuters) - On the last Sunday of February 2016, late in the evening, Genel Energy's Chairman and former BP boss Tony Hayward held an urgent call with the board to break some bad news: the firm's prized oil field was worth much less than they had thought.

  • Weekly Hot-5 - May 31 - 2016 (456 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 00:26:00 -0400Weekly Hot-5 - May 31 - 2016Nikonians News - Photography & Imaging News and Podcasts

    What's "hot" this week in our forums?

    Our editorial staff and Moderating Team members run across much more topics and images than the average member, and we realize a lot of very interesting material deserves to be highlighted and shared in our community.

    The Weekly Hot 5 and Trending Blog encourages you to join in the discussions, or have a look at a photo that we think will inspire you to grab your Nikon gear and capture equally outstanding images.

  • Mondelez to create more apps, online videos in advertising shift (251 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 00:05:00 -0400Mondelez to create more apps, online videos in advertising shiftReuters: Technology News

    (Reuters) - Oreo cookie maker Mondelez International Inc's "Twist, Lick, Dunk" mobile application has been such a success that the snack company plans to roll out similar games in a move away from traditional advertising to create its own content.

  • Mondelez to create more apps, online videos in advertising shift (251 characters)

    Tue, 31 May 2016 00:05:00 -0400Mondelez to create more apps, online videos in advertising shiftReuters: Business News

    (Reuters) - Oreo cookie maker Mondelez International Inc's "Twist, Lick, Dunk" mobile application has been such a success that the snack company plans to roll out similar games in a move away from traditional advertising to create its own content.

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Media

  • Fire Destroys Adams Street Home in Holliston

    Crews responded to a fire on Adams Street over the weekend.

  • Mendon Memorial Day Ceremony To Be Held Indoors

    The Mendon Memorial Day Parade which was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. has been cancelled due to predicted heavy rains. Instead, a ceremony will be held at the Mendon Highway Barn.Filed under: Uncategorized

  • MA Memorial Day Weather: Storms, Possible Flooding

    The National Weather Service alerted Memorial Day motorists to be prepared for rain and potential floods as they travel across the state.

  • Clocking In: New Jobs In and Around Holliston-Hopkinton

    Looking for a new job? Start exploring here.

  • Trooper Injured in Shootout Released From Hospital|12 Years Later, Two Charged with Murder|State's Richest Person: PM Digest

    Also: The embarrassing word most commonly misspelled word in Massachusetts; Trooper hospitalized after motorcycle crash; More.

  • Area RIT Student Named to National Invitational Rowing Championships All-Academic Team

    Connor Murdock of Hopkinton of the RIT men's crew team received the appointment on Thursday, May 19.

  • Memorial Day Weekend Traffic: What to Know Before Hitting the Road

    MassDOT is already opening lanes early and construction is halting as nearly 850,000 drivers are expected this weekend in Massachusetts.

  • The First Down: How High School Athletes Get Hooked on Drugs

    Nagging injury, the drive to play, a sports identity - it's easy for athletes to get hooked, but a new MIAA rule aims to prevent addiction.

  • What's Open, Closed on Memorial Day in Holliston and Hopkinton

    Along with town offices and banks, by state law, liquor stores are also closed on Memorial Day in Massachusetts.

  • Brother of Accused Cop Killer Speaks After Court Appearance|Woman Allegedly Poses as Cop, Tases Man: PM Digest

    Also: Everything you need to know about Boston Calling; Man guilty of killing friend who spurned romantic feelings; Fatal 495 Crash; More.

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