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Indonesia's President Joko Widodo welcomes John Kerry to JakartaState chief met Asia-Pacific leaders Monday, including from countries with large Muslim populations.


10/20/2014 9:53:33 AM

A mother of one of 43 missing studentsMEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.


10/20/2014 10:25:44 AM

This fear of clowns, dubbed coulrophobia, has swept small towns in Pas-de-Calais in northern FranceBéthune (France) (AFP) - The party is over for a fake clown who received a six-month suspended jail term Monday for threatening passers-by while in full circus garb, a disturbing trend terrifying towns in northern France.


10/20/2014 9:58:08 AM

Oscar Pistorius gestures as he sits in court as the sentencing process entered a second day, Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014. Pistorius was being portrayed as a "poor victim" ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


10/20/2014 9:32:18 AM

FUZ02. Beijing (China), 19/10/2014.- Runners with masks on compete in the annual Beijing Marathon, in Beijing, China 19 October 2014. Due to the serious smog affecting the city, some runners were forced to quit the race. EFE/EPA/CHI BEN CHINA OUTCritics are blasting the decision by officials in China to stage the Beijing Marathon on Sunday despite conditions deemed hazardous by health officials.


10/20/2014 9:53:30 AM

Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to Islamist extremist group Boko Haram's former camp near Maiduguri on June 5, 2013Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's government may have negotiated a supposed ceasefire with only one faction of Boko Haram, an influential regional group has said, as violence continued unabated in the far northeast.


10/20/2014 9:16:32 AM

People gather at a site of a bomb attack in BaghdadBAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group.


10/20/2014 9:30:00 AM

DAY IN PICTURES: OCTOBER 20THSix strikes at militants near Syrian border town Kobani, six with coalition in Iraq near Fallujah, Pentagon says.


10/20/2014 8:24:07 AM

Swedish corvette HMS Stockholm patrols Jungfrufjarden in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge, with Latvia's foreign minister calling the incident a potential "game changer" in the region. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Anders Wiklund) SWEDEN OUTStockholm (AFP) - Sweden's navy widened the search on Monday for a suspected foreign submarine as speculation mounted over the origin of the mystery vessel.


10/20/2014 8:06:48 AM

FILE - This undated file image obtained from Facebook shows Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. A Libyan militant was indicted Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, on new charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks, including crimes punishable by the death penalty, the Justice Department said. The new 18-count grand jury indictment, which includes multiple counts of murder, had been widely expected since Abu Khattala was captured in June by U.S. special forces and brought to the United States to face trial. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.


10/20/2014 10:07:51 AM

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10/20/2014 7:00:22 AM

New Smart Street Corners That Will Act Like a Fitbit for the City

Imagine if the city itself could tell you which walking paths were the most trafficked at night, or which managed traffic based on car traffic and foot traffic.

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10/20/2014 4:30:58 AM

Hey Dubai: A 160 MPH Ambulance May Not Be a Great Idea

Not only do response times matter way less than we think they do, focusing on getting to those in need at full speed can make things worse.

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10/20/2014 4:30:58 AM

The Hidden Privacy Threat of … Flashlight Apps?

When I downloaded the Flashlight app to my iPhone, I was in a jam. I was camping, I think. Or maybe a pen had rolled under my couch. I remember that smug sense of self-congratulation after I downloaded the software, which converted the iPhone’s LED flash into a steady and bright beam of light. But […]

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10/20/2014 4:30:56 AM

The ‘Chinese Google’ Is Making Big Bucks Using AI to Target Ads

Deep learning can do many things. Tapping the power of hundreds or even thousands of computers, this new breed of artificial intelligence can help Facebook recognize people, words, and objects that appear in digital photos. It can help Google understand what you’re saying when you bark commands into an Android phone. And it can help […]

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10/20/2014 4:30:56 AM

Women in Data Science Are Invisible. We Can Change That

I have to admit that I never really gave the number of women in data science much thought until recently. Maybe it was because, by some lucky accident, my NYU faculty advisor’s two other PhD students also happened to be female. And about half of my predictive modeling group peers at IBM Research were female. […]

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10/20/2014 4:30:54 AM

Volvo Bets Its Future on Small, Turbocharged Engines

With a new owner and a pile of money to spend, Volvo's showing off new cars, engines, and safety technologies that make Sweden sound like the new Silicon Valley.

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10/20/2014 4:30:53 AM

These Impossible Buildings Make M.C. Escher Look Quaint

Each of Filip Dujardin's creations is meticulously constructed, teetering on a fine edge between reality and absurdity.

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10/20/2014 4:30:43 AM

A Wearable Gadget Implanted in Your Hand Isn’t as Freaky as You’d Think

Wrist wearables hark back to Dick Tracy’s watch; Google Glass is reminiscent of Arnold’s sunglasses from Terminator. These are all little limited in their imagination.

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10/20/2014 4:30:43 AM

The Culture We’re Obsessed With This Month, From Cult Classics to New Tunes

We asked our co-workers—from photographers to business writers to the geniuses who write the headlines—about that one thing they can’t get enough of this month.

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10/20/2014 4:30:42 AM