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Source: Global News

Trump’s high-tech plan for immigration screening likely ‘inaccurate and biased’: experts

Friday 17:20 GMT

That plan has its roots in President Donald Trump’s repeated pledge during the 2016 campaign to subject immigrants seeking admission to the United States to more intense ideological scrutiny — or, as he put it, “extreme vetting .” Over the summer, DHS published a “statement of objectives ” for a system that would use computer algorithms to scan social media and other material in order to automatically flag undesirable entrants — and to continuously scan the activities of those allowed into the U.S.. The goal, that document stated, was to let computers help determine whether an immigrant “intends to commit criminal or terrorist acts,” as well as their likelihood of becoming a “positively contributing member of society.”

Source: DW

Kaczynski's PiS pulls Poland to periphery of European Union

Friday 15:30 GMT

"We've been managing with Alexis Tsipras' Greece, so we will live with Poland under Kaczynski as well," senior EU diplomats said after former Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski's Law and Justice Party (PiS) won the 2015 parliamentary elections.

However, in a more likely scenario, Poland's aversion to new EU integration projects, its permanent struggles with Brussels, and its view of the European Union as a necessary could marginalize the country within the bloc.

Source: Global News

Garrett Hedlund on Netflix’s ‘Mudbound,’ a sweaty, tense look at postwar life

Friday 17:20 GMT

In this case, a black man — go off to war and be a hero, risk their life and fight for their country… to have them come home to their land and town, and they can’t even walk in the front door of the general store.

It’s garnered much Oscar buzz, but it remains a question if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will even consider the movie. Co-starring singer Mary J. Blige and Carey Mulligan, Mudbound is bursting with talent and deserving of all the awards.

Source: CTV

Three-years for Alberta woman guilty in son's death

Saturday 18:11 GMT

A woman found guilty in her son's death by failing to seek medical treatment for his strep infection has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Alberta's chief medical examiner testified the boy's body was full of group A streptococcus bacteria, which caused most of his major organs to fail.

Source: New York Times

Paul Buckmaster, 71, Arranger on Hits by Bowie and More, Dies

Friday 15:30 GMT

Paul Buckmaster, whose orchestral arrangements brought power and poignancy to signature songs by David Bowie, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Carly Simon and countless other rock, pop, country and jazz stars, died on Nov. 7 at his home in Los Angeles.

Mr. Buckmaster was something of a child prodigy on the cello and might have made a career solely as a musician, but a few fortuitous introductions connected him to Mr. Bowie and brought him the assignment of arranging “Space Oddity,” the eerie 1969 Bowie song that begins with the lyric “Ground control to Major Tom.” Not long after, at a concert by Miles Davis (with whom Mr. Buckmaster would later collaborate), someone introduced him to a singer and pianist then in his early 20s, Elton John, who was working on his second album, which would be released in 1970 as simply “Elton John.”

Source: Fox News

Wisconsin College Democrats leader resigns after 'I f---ing hate white men' tweet

Friday 17:20 GMT

“It's not hard to imagine why Sarah had to step down, seeing as the College Democrats board is riddled with white men,” Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans Chairman Jake Lubenow told Fox News. “More troubling to the College Republicans, is not the ridiculous hatred of white men, but rather that someone who has demonized those who disagree with her has been allowed to serve in such a capacity for so long.”

Source: BBC

Why the UAE plans to grow lettuce on Mars

Friday 15:30 GMT

Even before a UAE Mars probe leaves the ground in 2020 from Japan - UAE is working in partnership with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - the Gulf state has now announced its space agriculture intentions.

At least the country will have created a new generation of scientists in the Gulf - and learned how to grow a lot more fruit and veg in the desert.

Source: Fox News

Ohio man threatened to kill wife, carry out 'historic' mass shooting at Las Vegas hotel, FBI says

Friday 17:20 GMT

An Ohio man threatened to kill his wife and carry out mass shootings at a church and a Las Vegas casino that would “go down in history,” the FBI said Thursday after allegedly uncovering a series of text messages.

Li allegedly vowed to carry out a mass shooting at a church he attended with at least 1,000 people in it, reportedly writing in a text: "I will make the biggest [mass shooting] in history," according to Cleveland.com. His wife responded to the texts with, "You are too cruel" and "Are you sick?" court records stated.

Source: Common Domain

How an Atlanta power couple's business has heightened Hollywood and Silicon Valley's piracy anxieties

Saturday 20:01 GMT

Piracy has long been a scourge of Hollywood, but the emerging technology sold by the Goldsteins has heightened anxieties about the industry’s vulnerability to copyright theft.

The bottom of the site now includes a disclaimer: “TickBox TV should not be utilized to download or stream any copyrighted content without permission from the copyright holder.”

Source: Common Domain

Thinking of returning to work after a career break Read this.

Friday 15:30 GMT

So, in this regard the career break is really an opportunity, sometimes for the very first time, to step back and reflect, to think about whether you were even on the right career path to begin with.”

Here’s the text: “Hey Mika, can’t Know Your Value do something for women like me who took a career break to take care of their kids? A lot of us want to figure out how to go back to work - we have value too!”. Mika immediately said yes and asked me to join the Know Your Value team and use her powerful platform to bring attention to women who are trying to relaunch their career after taking time off.

Source: Global News

Japan weighs plans to deal with North Korean evacuees in case of crisis

Friday 17:20 GMT

Japan is studying plans to cope with an influx of perhaps tens of thousands of North Korean evacuees if a military or other crisis breaks out on the peninsula, including ways to weed out spies and terrorists, a domestic newspaper said.

It’s dangerous but here’s how they do it. Evacuees granted temporary entrance would be transferred to emergency detention centers, probably in southern Japan, after completing quarantine and other procedures.

Source: New York Times

The ‘Lion King’ Effect: How a Broadway Smash Changed South African Lives

Thursday 18:15 GMT

Early this month, he found himself talking about constructing a post-show life with a group of “Lion King” alumni after a boisterous 20th anniversary performance that brought Elton John, one of the show’s composers, back to its st

Finally, on the last day of May, Ms. Moeketsi found herself in front of a row of folding tables occupied by “The Lion King” global brain trust, including the show’s award-winning director, Julie Taymor, and, hovering anxiously along a wall, Duma Ndlovu, the South African casting consultant. “Nants’ ngonyama,” she belted out, silencing the room with the Zulu lyric that has become the show’s signature sound.

Source: Common Domain

This Mexican-American playwright is tackling our biases through humor, even Spanglish

Friday 15:30 GMT

Indeed, the Mexican-born playwright from Washington, DC pokes fun at everyone, helping us laugh at ourselves and experience other perspectives.

In "Destiny of Desire," not only is there Spanglish but there are certain songs that are all Spanish and certain songs that are all English. In the play that I’m writing right now, I have characters who only speak Spanish, with translation underneath it.

Source: New York Times

A Star on Washington’s Ice With a No. 1 Fan at the Kremlin

Friday 17:20 GMT

In a political season of investigations into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election and the ever-invisible hand of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, Mr. Ovechkin — a LeBron James-style prodigy with three M.V.P. awards, impish charisma and a gaptoothed grin — has glided into the zeitgeist with his own Washington mystery: He is the stickhandling hero who may or may not be a witting font of Kremlin propaganda in the United States’ capital.

Source: NBC News

Comcast in talks to acquire parts of 21 Century Fox

Saturday 01:32 GMT

Comcast, the owner of NBCUniversal, is in talks to buy some of the assets of 21st Century Fox, people familiar with the discussions told NBC News on Thursday.

Fox has been having on-again-off-again conversations with Disney which was interested in buying Fox assets to bolster a direct-to-consumer internet video service.

Source: Common Domain

Michigan man found wandering near DMZ is deported, South Korean officials confirm

Wednesday 23:44 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Ratko Mladic, the ‘Butcher of Bosnia,’ guilty of genocide in last Balkan war crimes trial

Wednesday 19:11 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber passengers and drivers

Wednesday 10:54 GMT
Source: Global News

Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic convicted of genocide, sentenced to life

Wednesday 13:38 GMT
Source: NBC News

The backlash is building over the plan to gut net neutrality.

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: BBC

Ashes: England or Australia - who win win Pundits make their predictions

Wednesday 23:46 GMT
Source: Fox News

Widening search finds no sign of missing Argentine submarine

Wednesday 22:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Silicon Valley Firms Back New Music Venture Helmed by Steve Stoute

Thursday 11:48 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada’s Walk of Fame 2017: Stompin’ Tom Connors, Donovan Bailey, Anna Paquin honoured, among others

Thursday 23:43 GMT
Source: Global News

‘Nashville’ TV show to end after 6 seasons

Saturday 20:01 GMT
Source: Global News

2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Russians under further scrutiny

Sunday 14:30 GMT
Source: BBC

Price of Football 2017: Premier League clubs cut or freeze majority of prices

Friday 05:13 GMT
Source: Reuters

Volkswagen Group earmarking $11.8 billion to develop, build China electric cars

Friday 08:08 GMT
Source: Common Domain

L.A. County leaders make a plea to feds in push to keep funds for homeless veterans

Saturday 01:32 GMT

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