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Berlin bombing suspect radicalized by imams in Germany, brother says

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By Joseph Nasr BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin bomb suspect Jaber Albakr showed signs of radicalization in Germany, posting jihadi videos online before traveling to the Islamist-controled Syrian city of Idlib earlier this year, his brother told Reuters.

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UN chief 'deeply' regrets veto of Palestinian ex-PM as envoy

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Yahoo News UN chief Antonio Guterres on Monday said he "deeply" regretted opposition to former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad as the organisation's peace envoy to Libya, days after Washington vetoed the appointment. "I deeply regret this

Image : Ba Ria Vung Tau plans $1.35bn logistics center

Ba Ria Vung Tau plans $1.35bn logistics center

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 24,2016

The evaluation council of the Cai Mep Downstream Logistics Center has selected a project from Japan’s Nippon Koei Company Limited, a consultant joint venture company, for the project’s construction in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

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Read the letter Bill Gates sent to Microsoft employees for the company's 40th anniversary

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On April 4th, 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen started a little company named Microsoft. You probably know the story from there: Gates went on to become the wealthiest man in the world, and then gradually pulled back from his company to focus on broad philanthropic efforts through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. But Gates is far from finished at Microsoft; last year after Satya Nadella took over as CEO, Gates said he would be taking a bigger role at the company — using up to a third of his time to advise Microsoft employees on new products.

Gates sent the following letter to Microsoft employees today to celebrate the company's 40th anniversary.

“Tomorrow is a special day: Microsoft's 40th anniversary.

Early on, Paul Allen and I set the goal of a computer on every desk and in every home. It was a bold idea and a lot of people thought we were out of our minds to imagine it was possible. It is amazing to think about how far computing has come since then, and we can all be proud of the role Microsoft played in that revolution.

Today though, I am thinking much more about Microsoft's future than its past. I believe computing will evolve faster in the next 10 years than it ever has before. We already live in a multi-platform world, and computing will become even more pervasive. We are nearing the point where computers and robots will be able to see, move, and interact naturally, unlocking many new applications and empowering people even more.

Read the letter Bill Gates sent to Microsoft employees for the company's 40th anniversary

Under Satya's leadership, Microsoft is better positioned than ever to lead these advances. We have the resources to drive and solve tough problems. We are engaged in every facet of modern computing and have the deepest commitment to research in the industry. In my role as technical advisor to Satya, I get to join product reviews and am impressed by the vision and talent I see. The result is evident in products like Cortana, Skype Translator, and HoloLens -- and those are just a few of the many innovations that are on the way.

In the coming years, Microsoft has the opportunity to reach even more people and organizations around the world. Technology is still out of reach for many people, because it is complex or expensive, or they simply do not have access. So I hope you will think about what you can do to make the power of technology accessible to everyone, to connect people to each other, and make personal computing available everywhere even as the very notion of what a PC delivers makes its way into all devices.

We have accomplished a lot together during our first 40 years and empowered countless businesses and people to realize their full potential. But what matters most now is what we do next. Thank you for helping make Microsoft a fantastic company now and for decades to come.”

Source: The Verge

New Zealand close to victory on day 4, 1st test vs. Pakistan

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Pakistan's long record of success in test series in New Zealand was under threat Sunday as the hosts moved within 47 runs of victory in the first test match by lunch on the fourth day.After building a 67-run lead in a low-scoring match, New Zealand dismissed Pakistan for 171 in in its second innings to leave itself a chase for 105 runs for a 1-0 lead in the two-test series.Pakistan hasn't loss a test series in New Zealand since 1985, winning five and drawing… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

BMW's Futuristic Motorcycle Balances on Its Own

The motorcycle of the future is so smart that it could eliminate the need for protective gear, according to automaker BMW.To mark its 100th birthday, BMW has unveiled a number of concept vehicles that imagine the future of transportation. Possibly its most daring revelation, the so-called Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle is so advanced that BMW claims riders wouldn't need a helmet.The Motorrad Vision Next 100 would have a self-balancing system that keeps the bike upright both in… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Indian tailor confesses to sexually assaulting "hundreds" of schoolgirls - police

By Nita BhallaNEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A tailor in India has confessed to abducting, molesting and raping "hundreds" of schoolgirls over the last decade, said Delhi police, uncovering what may be one of the biggest serial pedophile cases in the country in recent times.Sunil Rastogi, a 38-year-old married man with five children, was arrested on Saturday by police investigating the sexual assault of three girls aged nine and ten in the east of the Indian capital."This criminal,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Highlights: The Trump presidency on Feb. 15 at 12:12 P.M. EST

(Reuters) - Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday:RUSSIATrump assails U.S. intelligence agencies and dismisses reports of contacts between members of his presidential campaign and Russian intelligence officials.The Kremlin says U.S. media reports about Russian intelligence connections to Trump's presidential campaign are groundless.Congress should start a bipartisan investigation if there were inappropriate contacts between Trump's campaign and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Mekong Forum connects Vietnamese and Cambodian enterprises

The events were part of a series of activities to mark 50 years since the establishment of Vietnam and Cambodia’s diplomatic ties. In their speeches, representatives from the two governments spoke highly of Vietnamese businesses’ contributions during the investment and business process in Cambodia and highlighted Cambodia’s new policies aimed at attracting and creating favourable conditions for foreign investors, particularly those from Vietnam. The Vietnamese representative gave a briefing on… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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