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  • Ukraine says detained Russian soldiers were on 'special mission'
    Ukraine says detained Russian soldiers were on 'special mission'

    By Pavel Polityuk and Alessandra Prentice KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces had captured a group of Russian paratroopers who had crossed into Ukrainian territory on a "special mission" - but Moscow said they had ended up there by mistake. The Ukrainian military meanwhile reported pro-Russian separatist forces were shelling the town of Novoazovsk and Russian military hardware was building up over the border. Earlier, the security services released video footage purporting to show testimonies from Russian paratroopers detained by Ukrainian government forces while fighting alongside pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.

  • Missouri governor names new public safety director
    Missouri governor names new public safety director

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.

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  • New leak reveals iPhone 6’s release date
    New leak reveals iPhone 6’s release date

    After a Chinese carrier confirmed a few days ago that it’ll soon sell Apple’s iPhone 6, posting a concept image for the handset in the process, Chinese publication PCInLife said on Weibo that the Unicom version of Apple’s iPhone 6 will be launched in the country between September 16th and September 19th. FROM EARLIER: An Apple carrier partner just confirmed the iPhone 6 The iPhone 6 is expected to be unveiled on September 9th during a special media event that’s yet to be confirmed by Apple, and hit various markets, including U.S. and other initial launch markets the following week. Specifically, the iPhone 6’s release date is expected to be September 19th, the second Friday following the phone’s unveiling on September 9th. Similarly, in past

  • Ukraine says video shows Russian soldiers detained in east Ukraine
    Ukraine says video shows Russian soldiers detained in east Ukraine

    Ukrainian security services on Monday released video footage purporting to show Russian servicemen who were captured by Ukrainian government forces while fighting alongside pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine. The footage, which is likely to fuel allegations from Kiev and its Western allies of Russian involvement in the war, appeared on the day the Russian and Ukrainian leaders are to meet for talks in the Belarussian capital to try to end the conflict. Russia denies giving military help to the separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine's state security service said on Monday it had detained 10 Russian paratroopers who had crossed into Ukrainian territory from Russia in a column of several dozen armed infantry vehicles.

  • Twitter Co-Founder on Women in Tech: “There’s a leadership crisis”
    Twitter Co-Founder on Women in Tech: “There’s a leadership crisis”

    Jack Dorsey knows code. The co-founder of Twitter and CEO of the mobile payments company Square, Dorsey has the perfect pedigree of a Silicon Valley programmer turned business mogul.

  • We are about to find out if our universe really is a hologram
    We are about to find out if our universe really is a hologram

    What could be the most important scientific experiment of our lifetime is about to begin. The so-called Holometer Experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory aims to determine whether our perception of a three-dimensional universe is just an illusion. Do we actually live on a 2D plane, as a holographic projection? There is a well-established theory that states we are indeed living in a hologram, with a pixel size of about 10 trillion trillion times smaller than an atom. This has certain implications, some of which are quite sinister, even unspeakably horrific. The argument about the nature of the universe hinges on something that 99.99% of people are not able to comprehend even on the most superficial level — namely,

  • Alarm as Nicaragua starts canal route survey
    Alarm as Nicaragua starts canal route survey

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Teams of assessors accompanied by soldiers and police have begun surveying properties along the route of Nicaragua's planned interoceanic canal, taking quick steps toward the start of a vast project the country has dreamed of for more than a century.

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