Sunday, 31 December 2017
Iran blocks Instagram and messaging app after third night of protests | World news | The Guardian
Iranian authorities, scrambling to contain the biggest nationwide protests since 2009, have blocked social media apps and said anyone who disrupts public order will pay the price, after a turbulent night of growing anti-establishment demonstrations left at least two dead.
People took to the streets on Saturday night for a third evening of apparently spontaneous protests. The demonstrations began over economic grievances but have since taken on a political dimension, with unprecedented calls for the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to step down.
Saturday, 30 December 2017
Friday, 29 December 2017
NYE WAREHOUSE PARTY @ ExFed in Manor House. 10pm-6am. £10 OTD. 2 rooms of music – breaks to techno and beyond. Reasonably priced bar. Acts include: Luke Vibert, Jerome Hill, Ben Pest, Ronin, The Doubtful Guest, Bustawidemove, Boycey, Stormfield, Hackney Town Hell, Medallion Man, Alex Buttonhead + more Unit 4, 199 Eade Road, N4 1DN
NYE WAREHOUSE PARTY
@ ExFed in Manor House.
10pm-6am. £10 OTD.
2 rooms of music – breaks to techno and beyond. Reasonably priced bar. Acts include: Luke Vibert, Jerome Hill, Ben Pest, Ronin, The Doubtful Guest, Bustawidemove, Boycey, Stormfield, Hackney Town Hell, Medallion Man, Alex Buttonhead + more
Unit 4, 199 Eade Road, N4 1DN
Thursday, 28 December 2017
Wearable 'Teng' generators harvest energy from body movement to charge mobiles • NFC World
Consumers could soon be able to act as their own mobile phone power supply, researchers at the University of Surrey have announced, by simply wearing smart clothing that uses Triboelectric Nanogenerators (Tengs) to harvest and store the static charge generated by their movements.
Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Monday, 25 December 2017
Sunday, 24 December 2017
Friday, 22 December 2017
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
International Criminal Court to investigate CIA black sites in Afghanistan — RT World News
The chief investigator of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, has asked for judicial permission to launch an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, the ICC said.
According to an ICC statement, the investigation will look into crimes allegedly committed in Afghanistan since May 1, 2003, as well as any crimes linked the conflict that took place outside it since July 1, 2002. The parties under investigation will be the Taliban and another powerful Islamist group, the Haqqani Network, both of which also operate in Pakistan, as well as the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), in particular, members of the National Directorate for Security (NDS) and the Afghan National Police (ANP).
“The situation in Afghanistan has been under preliminary examination by the Office of the Prosecutor since 2006,” the statement said. “After a comprehensive and careful scrutiny of the information available to the office, applying the applicable Rome Statute legal criteria, the prosecutor has determined that there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation of the situation in Afghanistan.”
The investigation will also examine war crimes and human rights violations committed by the United States and its allies, with an additional focus on the Central Intelligence Agency and its role in operating secret detention facilities, so-called “black sites,” on the territory of Afghanistan and other allied countries.
These black sites were used by the CIA to hold and question suspected terrorists after September 11, often making use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” which has been criticized as being a euphemism for torture.