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Op-Ed: Making augmented reality commercially viable? Sort of.

Sydney - Augmented reality is the subject of a lot of ongoing market babble, which hasn’t helped much. The question is whether AR is useful. Developers are sending very mixed signals about the viability of a potential fourth wave of digital transformation.

Police chief criticizes US cop who shot Australian woman

Chicago - The police chief in Minneapolis, speaking out for the first time Thursday, strongly criticized the actions of one of the city's officers who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman.

Brazil sends 1,000 additional officers to combat Rio violence

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian government has deployed a thousand additional personnel to combat insecurity in Rio de Janeiro, which has seen a spike in violence in recent months, authorities said Thursday.

Trump taps new ambassador to Afghanistan

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Thursday named veteran diplomat John Bass as his choice to become the new US ambassador in Afghanistan, ending his current posting in Ankara.

IMF approves $1.8 bn loan for Greece 'in principle,' no funds released

Washington - The International Monetary Fund late Thursday approved a one-year, $1.8 billion loan program for Greece but will not release any funds until the eurozone agrees on a debt relief plan, in a highly unusual compromise step.

UN adds Syrian armed groups to sanctions blacklist

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday added two armed groups in Syria, two money exchange businesses and four individuals to a sanctions blacklist for their alleged ties to the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda.

India unveils country's first train with solar powered coaches

New Delhi - Indian Railways is the largest rail network in Asia and a huge consumer of diesel fuel. However, this is all about to change with the debut in New Delhi of it's Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) with solar powered coaches.

Fighting kills 6 Ukraine soldiers in fresh spike of violence

Kiev - Clashes with Russian-backed rebels killed six Ukrainian soldiers Thursday, officials said, in the bloodiest surge in fighting along the volatile frontline in recent months.

Op-Ed: Three key changes Canada should demand in NAFTA negotiations

The first round of negotiations between the US, Canada, and Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are to begin next month but Canada has yet to make its key demands clear while the US has done so.

Digital First: Clinical transformation of pathology

The digital transformation of pathology is being taken up at different rates worldwide. One area where considerable growth has taken place is with the U.K. National Health Service. This is crystallized in a new report.

Pathology services are embracing digital technology

For pathologists the computer could soon become the diagnostic workstation, customized by the scientist to provide the resources to improve diagnostic outcomes, advise on treatments and monitor patient responses.

UN rights chief pressures China on dissident widow's fate

New York - UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Thursday he plans to meet with Chinese officials to push for assurances that the widow of late dissident Liu Xiaobo will be allowed to leave China.

INFINITI Global's Dane Fisher talks digital transformation

If you’re not innovating in the automotive industry right now, you’re dead and dying. The influence of disruptors like Tesla and the fast pace of technological changes in vehicles are driving companies to rapidly future proof their product lines.

'Syrian Billy Elliot' dances his way to a new life

Paris - From Palmyra to Paris: "Syrian Billy Elliot" Ahmad Joudeh is set on showing the real image of his nation and erasing the horrors of the Islamic state group.

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Dead at 41

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has reportedly committed suicide at age 41. The news has been reported by the Los Angeles country coroner.

Easing of Chile abortion ban hits roadbump

Santiago - A plan to ease Chile's total ban on abortion hit a legislative roadblock Thursday when one deputy abstained from a vote, kicking the bill to a cross-party committee for review.

Deadly clashes in ICoast ahead of international games

Abidjan - Fresh violence in Ivory Coast left one member of the security forces dead as gunmen attacked a police training school just hours before the start of an international sports tournament.

Rover comes out on top at culmination of the INFINITI Lab program

Luxury car brand INFINITI hosted its pre-accelerator pitch night this week for eight Toronto startups. After a rigorous four-week program, the innovators were ready to show why their products represent the best in IoT and smart city technology.

South Miami is first city in state to mandate solar panels

Miami - South Miami, Florida has become the first city in the state to require new homes to include rooftop solar installations, thanks to a teenage girl who helped to write the measure.

Paying to preserve trees helps fight warming: study

Miami - Paying small amounts of cash to convince landowners not to cut down their trees is a highly effective strategy for reducing carbon emissions that drive climate change, researchers said Thursday.
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