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Protesters wall off access to French migrant shelter

Toulouse - Protesters in a town in southwest France have built a nearly-two-metre-high wall around the entrance to a disused hotel to try to prevent it being turned into a migrant shelter.

Artificial intelligence helps stroke patients walk again

Lausanne - Researchers have developed an algorithm designed with a robot-assistive rehabilitation approach, to help people learn to walk again after neurological injuries such as stroke.

Review: Joan Jett gives Jones Beach a masterclass in rock and roll Special

Wantagh - On July 23, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts performed at the Jones Beach Theater on Long Island, along with rock band Boston.

Op-Ed: DOJ crackdown on marijuana is more of a vendetta than justice

Trump's Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by DOJ chief Jeff Sessions is expected to release a report in the next few days that may link marijuana use to violent crime, with recommendations for tougher sentences for its sale or use.

Review: Edmonton's Interstellar Rodeo continues to bend musical genres Special

Edmonton - The sixth annual Edmonton Interstellar Rodeo brought another line-up of genre-bending music paired with fine wine to the Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre July21-23, 2017.

Op-Ed: The Great DNA Ripoff? Donate your DNA swab to corporations

Sydney - The theory is that your DNA swab can be used for “counselling” of whatever standard of usefulness. The practice is that you pay companies $80 for your DNA swab to be used for god knows what.

Microsoft advances second-gen HoloLens by adding special AI chip

Microsoft has announced that the second-generation version of the unique processor used in its HoloLens augmented reality headset will include AI capabilities. The company has incorporated the technology to reduce latency and improve compute performance.

Apple investigating ways of toppling Samsung's OLED business

Apple has reportedly bought specialist production equipment that could be used to make OLED screens for smartphones. The company may be planning to bring OLED production in-house, reducing its dependency on rival Samsung.

'Despacito' singers slam Venezuela's Maduro for 'illegal' use of song

San Juan - The Puerto Rican duo behind the worldwide sexy smash Latin pop hit "Despacito" on Monday slammed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for "illegally" using their song to promote a controversial vote he is organizing.

3D printers creating car factories of the future

The future for many industries is the 3D printer and the future factory will be composed of several industrial-sized printers. The car and automotive sector is one area likely to be affected. We survey the technologies.

Invasive plants follow fracking into Marcellus shale forests

Invasive, non-native plant species have been making significant inroads into Pennsylvania's forests along with unconventional natural gas fracking, a long-term study by researchers has found.

Four killed in northeast Nigeria suicide attacks

Maiduguri - Four people were killed in suicide bomb attacks at a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict in northeast Nigeria, the emergency services said on Monday.

Justin Bieber abruptly ends tour

New York - Justin Bieber abruptly canceled the remainder of a world tour Monday, citing "unforeseen circumstances.

Bluetooth sensors used to monitor traffic flow in Danish city

A Danish city is using Bluetooth sensors to detect signals from phones and connected devices inside cars. The information is used to record traffic flow in real-time, enabling officials to identify problem areas in the absence of actual connected cars.

Op-Ed: New York wins smart city award for 2016

New York City - At the Smart City Expo World Congress in 2016 held in Barcelona Spain, New York was announced as the Best Smart City of 2016.

The IMF just downgraded the Trump economy

The International Monetary Fund has sharply revised its forecast for US economic growth in a direct indictment of Donald Trump’s presidency and lack of action on promised policy changes.

Microsoft officially deprecates Paint after 32 years

Microsoft Paint, the company's fan-favourite Windows drawing app, is being deprecated 32 years after its release. Microsoft confirmed the next Windows 10 update will see support for Paint come to an end. It will however remain available.

Russia deploys forces to police Syria safe zones

Moscow - Russia has deployed military police to monitor two safe zones being established in Syria, it was announced on Monday, with officials touting it as a new era of US cooperation.

Two Chinese warplanes buzz US recon plane: Pentagon

Washington - A US surveillance plane was forced to take evasive action after two Chinese fighters intercepted it over the East China Sea, the Pentagon said Monday.

Wild fire threatens homes on France's Corsica

Bastia - Dozens of firefighters were battling a blaze on the French island of Corsica on Monday that has spread across 900 hectares of forest and was threatening homes, emergency services said.
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