I was an ‘undercover’ teacher at North Korea’s elite school – any questions?

How do you explain the concept of Facebook to students cut off from the outside world? Suki Kim joins us for a Q&A on teaching incognito in the DPRK Continue reading… …read more

Via: The Guardian

Google Chrome will banish Chinese certificate authority for breach of trust

Google’s Chrome browser will stop trusting all digital certificates issued by the China Internet Network Information Center following a major trust breach last week that led to the issuance of unauthorized credentials for Gmail and several other Google domains.
The move could have major consequences for huge numbers of Internet users …read more

Via: ArsTechnica

Iraq claims victory over Islamic State in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) – The Iraqi government claimed victory over Islamic State insurgents in Tikrit on Wednesday after a month-long battle for the city supported by Shi’ite militiamen and U.S.-led air strikes, saying that only small pockets of resistance remained.

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Via: Reuters

Late Night FDL: Help Me

Joni Mitchell – Help Me
Please light a candle, sing a song, and send good wishes Joni’s way…
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home.
The 71-year-old was rushed to hospital on Tuesday afternoon. It is not immediately clear what illness she has.
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Via: FireDogLake

Israel test-fires ‘David’s Sling’ missile defense system

A number of recent David’s Sling missile tests – the most recent one this Tuesday – have been a great success, the Homa Directorate at the Defense Ministry and the American Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced Wednesday. “This is a unique weapons system: the interceptor is small and agile,” …read more

Via: RT

BREAKING New Evidence On Saudi Arabia Our (US) Ally

I am old enough to be Luke’s Father, if I were, I would be proud to be his father. He’s doing a great job. If I were on the Dark Side, Luke could bring me back …

I wrote my Vermont US Congressman Peter Welch and asked him to support …read more

Via: LiveLeak

Arkansas governor seeks fix of religion bill seen as targeting gays

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) – Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson told lawmakers on Wednesday to revise a bill that rights activists and U.S. businesses said allowed discrimination against gays, and home-state corporate giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc praised his action.

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Via: Reuters

At least 43 dead, two dozen missing after Russian trawler sinks

MOSCOW (Reuters) – At least 43 crew of a Russian trawler died and more than two dozen were missing after the vessel sank in freezing waters off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Western Pacific Ocean late on Wednesday, Russia’s Emergency Ministry said.

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Via: Reuters