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Zainab’s rape, execute sparks child sexual abuse debate

A minor girl’s rape and murder earlier this month has sent a shock wave across Pakistan. The incident has drawn a wide public outcry, with many celebrities openly talking against child sexual abuse in the South Asian nation. Zainab Fatima Ameen, a seven-year-old girl from the city of Kasur in central Punjab, was found dead…

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leandromoreira/ffmpeg-libav-tutorial

I was looking for a tutorial/book that would teach me how to start to use FFmpeg as a library (a.k.a. libav) and then I found the “How to write a video player in less than 1k lines” tutorial.Unfortunately it was deprecated, so I decided to write this one. Most of the code in here will…

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Turkey deploys thousands of FSA rebels at Syria border

Turkey has mobilised thousands of Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels to a border province with Syria, as part of a planned offensive against Kurdish fighters, according to Turkish media. Anadolu news agency reported that the Ankara-backed FSA rebels were taken “under extensive security” in a convoy of at least 20 buses, from the province of…

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Trump’s The US: A war on police, or their detractors?

Donald Trump promised to restore law and order while on the campaign trail that took him to the office of the presidency on January 20, 2017. “We need vigilance,” Trump said in 2015. “We need security,” he added.  “Some horrible mistakes are made. At the same time, we have to give power back to the…

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Twitter begins emailing the 677,775 Americans who took Russian election bait

Enlarge / Maybe Twitter should try this approach for the 677,775 emails it says it will soon send to affected users. Warner Bros. / Sam MachkovechOn Friday, Twitter took an end-of-the-week opportunity to dump some better-late-than-never news onto its userbase. For anybody who followed or engaged with a Twitter account that faked like an American…

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Germany stops hands exports to Yemen combatants

Germany will stop all arms exports to countries involved in the ongoing war in Yemen, a government spokesperson has announced. The decision, announced on Friday by a spokesperson for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, comes as political parties including Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) continue to hold talks about forming…

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Commentary: 3 Gorgeous Issues About a Govt Shutdown

Talk of an impending shutdown of the United States federal government spreads far beyond Washington, D.C. these days. The reason: Funding halts completely on Friday if a temporary deal is not reached. Time is quickly running out. I’ll be honest. Two weeks ago, I thought the likelihood of a shutdown was remote. Why would any…

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Lockheed’s ‘Son of Blackbird’ be aware plane may already be here

That’s why Lockheed’s secretive Skunk Works team has been developing the SR-72, dubbed “Son of Blackbird”, since at least 2007. This next generation spy plane will reportedly exceed its predecessor in nearly every way. Rumored to be powered by an air-breathing scramjet engine, the SR-72 will conceivably be capable of topping Mach 6 (4,000MPH), granting…