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Four killed in clash east of Saudi Arabia

Four killed in clash east of Saudi Arabia | Global politics | Scoop.it
Two Saudis wanted for their involvement in unrest in the eastern town of Awamiya and two policemen
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Two killed in Lebanon as Palestinian named as suicide bomber

Two killed in Lebanon as Palestinian named as suicide bomber | Global politics | Scoop.it
TRIPOLI/BEIRUT, Lebanon (Reuters) - Two people were killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli on Thursday including a military commander from the Alawite minority shot dead on his way to work, security sources said, the latest spasm of violence linked to the Syrian civil war. In Beirut, a Palestinian man was named as one of two suicide bombers who blew themselves up near the Iranian cultural centre in the capital's southern suburbs on Wednesday, killing at least four other people in other Syria-related violence. The three-year-long civil war in neighbouring Syria has exacerbated tensions in Lebanon between groups sympathetic to the rival sides, posing a major security challenge to a new government that is seeking to stabilise the fragile state. In Tripoli, the Syria war has fuelled tensions between Alawites loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government and Sunni Muslim groups sympathetic to the uprising against him.
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Russian FM: U.S. policy spurs ‘terrorism’

Russian FM: U.S. policy spurs ‘terrorism’ | Global politics | Scoop.it
America’s Syria policy encourages the financing and supply of “terrorist organizations,” Agence France-Presse reported Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Thursday in the Iraqi capital.
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At least 50 dead in Syria refugee camp car bomb: activists

At least 50 dead in Syria refugee camp car bomb: activists | Global politics | Scoop.it
BEIRUT: At least 50 people have been killed and dozens injured in a car bomb attack at a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish border, according to opposition websites.
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Protesters 'holding 67 policemen hostage' in Kiev

Protesters 'holding 67 policemen hostage' in Kiev | Global politics | Scoop.it
Ukrainian anti-government protesters are holding 67 policemen hostage in Kiev, the country's interior ministry said.
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Ukraine truce fails, rioters renew offensive in Kiev, death toll rises to 35

Ukraine truce fails, rioters renew offensive in Kiev, death toll rises to 35 | Global politics | Scoop.it
The battle for Kiev’s Independence Square has reignited as rioters clash with security forces amid sniper fire. The death toll has increased to 35, the Ukrainian Health Ministry confirmed.
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Proxy Conflict With Russia: Ukraine Descends Into Open Warfare

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Documenting Darkness - How a Thug State Operates

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War Made Easy - Narrated by Sean Penn

War Made Easy | A new documentary featuring Norman Solomon and narrated by Sean Penn that chronicles how propaganda has been used to sell wars to the American people.
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How Big Pharma Brainwashes Americans Into Believing They're Sick

How Big Pharma Brainwashes Americans Into Believing They're Sick | Global politics | Scoop.it
Big pharma uses celebrities and other sneaky ways to sell diseases that may not exist.

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Monkeys control each other's movement via computer link

Monkeys control each other's movement via computer link | Global politics | Scoop.it

Scientists have successfully used computer chips to link two monkeys together, allowing one monkey's brain to control the other's body movement. Researchers say they hope their work - partly inspired by Hollywood blockbuster Avatar - will lead to the development of implants for patients who have nerve or spinal cord paralysis.

 

Harvard neurosurgeon Ziv Williams, who co-authored the study published in the journal Nature Communications, says the paper aimed to find possible ways to treat people with cervical spinal cord injuries and are quadriplegic or have had brain stem strokes.

 

"What we basically did was create a functional cortical to spinal bypass where we're able to record neural signals in the brain, extract information about what the monkey is intending on doing and then basically stimulating the spinal cord to produce movements in their paralysed limb to those same intended target locations," Dr Williams said.

 

"For example, if the monkey is intending on moving upwards, we would select specific electrode contacts in the spinal cord to stimulate a movement that reaches that exact same target location. "In some cases actually the first monkey just needed to think about what they wanted to do and then the other monkey would make the movement."


Dr Williams said the "master monkey" was implanted with a microchip in the area of their brain responsible for thinking about movement and the neurons were recorded, based on the patterns of activity.

 

"We could figure out what the monkey was intending on moving or intending on doing - for example you know, moving up, down, left, right - and then at the same time we implanted a microchip in the spinal cord of the avatar and then we stimulated those areas based on what the other monkey was thinking," he said.


"So the hook-up was basically a computational link where we basically matched everything that the monkey, that the master, was thinking about and then matched that with movements produced in the avatar.


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▶ Marche imposante à Sayda Zeinab et dans les villes avoisinantes en appui à l'AAS. 20-02-2014 - YouTube

Des milliers d'habitants de la ville de Sayda Zeinab, des villages de Bahdaliyeh, Husseiniyeh, Kherbet Ward, et du camp des réfugiés palestiniens à Saydeh Ze...
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▶ Manifestation Pro-Assad dans la localité de Qudssaya en banlieue de Damas. 20-02-2014 - YouTube

Dans la banlieue de Damas, des milliers d'habitants de Qudssaya, Dimas et de Sabourah ont organisé aujourd'hui une marche populaire imposante, en soutien à l...
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Pro-Assad party issues ultimatum over official's killing

Pro-Assad party issues ultimatum over official's killing | Global politics | Scoop.it
The ADP issues a 48-hour ultimatum to authorities following the assassination of a party official in the restive northern city of Tripoli.
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Remains raise Beirut bombings' death toll to 10

Remains raise Beirut bombings' death toll to 10 | Global politics | Scoop.it
The death toll of the twin suicide car bombings that targeted the Iranian Cultural Center near Beirut rose to 10 following the recovery of more human remains from the site of the attack, judicial sources told The Daily Star Thursday.
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WASHINGTON: Crowds rush UNRWA food deliveries in Yarmouk as Nusra withdraws | World Watch | McClatchy DC

WASHINGTON: Crowds rush UNRWA food deliveries in Yarmouk as Nusra withdraws | World Watch | McClatchy DC | Global politics | Scoop.it
The drama of Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus that had been occupied by al Qaida-linked rebel forces and sealed off by Assad-friendly militias and Palestinian groups, entered a new phase today -- perhaps a better one.
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But delivering food stuffs was a step forward. Conditions inside Yarmouk had become horrific, with at least three dozen deaths from starvation by mid January. People were living on grass and cactus, fearful of being shot by snipers if they strayed outside the camp and trapped by jihadi rebels with fundamentalist religious beliefs.


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Putin Offers Ombudsman as Mediator to Ukraine

Putin Offers Ombudsman as Mediator to Ukraine | Global politics | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin is sending an envoy to Ukraine to try to mediate talks between the government and the opposition, the Kremlin said Thursday.
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M of A - Ukraine: White House Is "Outraged By Images"

M of A - Ukraine: White House Is "Outraged By Images" | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Ukraine Crisis: Video Evidence of Government Snipers' Massacre of Kiev Protesters [GRAPHIC CONTENT]

Ukraine Crisis: Video Evidence of Government Snipers' Massacre of Kiev Protesters [GRAPHIC CONTENT] | Global politics | Scoop.it
Shocking video shows live ammunition is being used by government snipers in Kiev unrest.
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Propaganda alert: No evidence that snipers are government forces:Video : "Evidence" of Government Snipers' Massacre of Kiev Protesters [Video - GRAPHIC CONTENT]:
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Is Ukraine Drifting Toward Civil War And Great Power Confrontation?

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Why Amazon’s Collaboration with the CIA Is So Ominous--and Vulnerable

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Harassed by the Empire

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They Do It Because They Can
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US and EU Are Paying Ukrainian Rioters and Protesters -- Paul Craig Roberts - PaulCraigRoberts.org

US and EU Are Paying Ukrainian Rioters and Protesters -- Paul Craig Roberts - PaulCraigRoberts.org | Global politics | Scoop.it
US and EU Are Paying Ukrainian Rioters and Protesters Paul Craig Roberts A number of confirmations have come in from readers that Washington is fueling the
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Sign the Petition to We are targeting all decision makers · Hands Off Syria Petition to the World

Sign the Petition to We are targeting all decision makers · Hands Off Syria Petition to the World | Global politics | Scoop.it
This petition has received 241 signatures. Syrians need a sovereign state where they can practice their rights to vote and decide their future and not be planne...
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▶ Des centaines de milliers de manifestants Pro-Assad dans toute la Syrie. 20-02-2014 - YouTube

Syrie : Des dizaines de milliers jusqu'à des centaines de milliers de manifestants Pro-Assad aujourd'hui dans toute la Syrie, Les villes de Al Qamecheli, Al ...
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