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German airliner crashes in the French Alps; 150 feared dead

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How I escaped marrying a Boko Haram fighter

Medicare loophole endangers seniors

WSJ: Israel spied on US talks with Iran

Could Saleh come back in Yemen?

A Peruvian’s struggle to survive TB and AIDS

India’s top court scraps Facebook arrest law

Official: At least 13 dead in Afghan attack

Utah to allow execution by firing squad

Merkel and Tsipras meet, but little progress

Opinion: The sustainable diet we need

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in Nile dam deal

Muslim police officers allege harassment

Police say ‘no evidence’ of UVA gang rape

Life as a Boko Haram captive

Coming out as an undocumented immigrant

DC marijuana law may benefit black market

SCOTUS hears Confederate flag case

Code Geass R1...as told through headlines

There was definitely news coverage of the events of Code Geass, and they were probably much more serious than this, but let’s just say a Britannian newspaper somehow managed to completely avoid the censor. What kind of headlines might be churned up?

1. TERRORISTS TO BE WEEDED OUT FROM SHINJUKU

Prince Clovis has decreed the best way to eliminate terrorism is to commit mass genocide of their race. Another excellent idea from his Highness!

2. CEASEFIRE AT SHINJUKU

Following the revelation that these terrorists are actually competent, Prince Clovis has changed his mind and ordered a ceasefire. Elevens are hardly worthy of our Prince’s mercy.

3. PRINCE CLOVIS IS DEAD

The nation is in mourning for the loss of our beloved Prince Clovis. Margrave Jeremiah has stated: “it was probably an Eleven”. 

4. CLOVIS’S ASSASSIN FOUND

Suzaku Kururugi, an Eleven. No-one is surprised.

5. WAIT NO ZERO DID IT

He may also be an Eleven. It’s hard to tell since we all speak in Japanese for some reason.

6. PRINCESSES CORNELIA AND EUPHEMIA ASSUME THE POSITIONS OF VICEROY AND SUB-VICEROY OF AREA 11

Princess Cornelia returns from kicking terrorist ass in Area 18 to kick terrorist ass here, in our very own Area 11! We look forward to the ass-kicking to come! Oh, and Princess Euphemia too, we guess.

7. SAITAMA = SHINKUKU 2.0?

We beg Princess Cornelia to not change her mind and call a ceasefire! We’re running out of Royals.

8. THE RETURN OF ZERO

We’ve got him this time!

9. ZERO ESCAPES

Dammit.

10. JLF HOLD HOTEL HOSTAGE

Let this be a reminder to all you sympathisers out there - terrorists are very evil!

11. BLACK KNIGHTS SAVE HOTEL

…But they’re still evil.

12. BLACK KNIGHTS CRACK DOWN ON DRUG TRADE

Reports indicate that Zero is very easily distracted.

13. CORNELIA CORNERS JLF AT NARITA

So long as nobody intervenes, victory should be certain!

14. HOLY SWORDS SHOW UP AT NARITA

So the tide is wavering, but victory is still within our reach!

15. ZERO SHOWS UP AT NARITA

The Daily Imperialist regrets to inform our readers that the Britannian Army may be screwed.

16. BLACK KNIGHTS FALL BACK

We of course were never in doubt of Britannian victory!

17. BATTLE AT PORT YOKOSUKA

The JLF are fighting for one final push, but our brave soldiers are boarding the enemy ship as this is written!

18. ZERO BLOWS UP EVERYONE

Just…everyone.

19. ARMED CRIMINAL SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES BY POLICE

The criminal, named “Mao”, is now undergoing treatment at the local hospital. His recovery seems very, very unlikely.

20. MAO RECOVERS SOMEHOW

Reports suggest that the police were so impressed they let him free.

21. MAO MURDERED(?)

“Generally a gunshot wound to the head would guarantee death,” doctors say, “But you can never tell with that guy.”

22. BLACK KNIGHTS ATTEMPT PRISON BREAK

Kyoshiro Tohdoh, leader of the Four Holy Swords, has been sprung out of jail. However, a mysterious white knightmare is now opposing them!

23. SUZAKU KURURUGI DECLARED PRINCESS EUPHEMIA’S KNIGHT

Suzaku Kururugi, an HONORARY Britannian - that is, an Eleven in disguise - has been knighted. Hopefully Princess Euphemia will feel better tomorrow and sack him immediately.

24. BLACK KNIGHTS RUIN PRINCESS EUPHEMIA’S ISLAND GETAWAY

“What a bunch of party poopers” says Earl Asplund.

25. SCHNEIZEL BLOWS UP EVERYONE

With much more style than Zero, obviously.

26. WAIT, EVERYONE IS ALIVE

Kururugi yet to be disciplined for clear insubordination. Sources suggest this is because Princess Euphemia might have “a bit of a thing for him”.

27. EXILED JAPANESE GOVERNMENT STAGE INVASION

Britannia is currently fighting back with a single Knightmare. Clearly the threat is not to be taken seriously.

28. ZERO AND KURURUGI TEAM UP AGAINST SAWASAKI

Everybody confused as to what Zero is actually trying to do here.

29. JAPANESE INVASION FORCE DEFEATED BY TWO KNIGHTMARES

Sawasaki has been reported to be very embarrassed.

30. PRINCESS EUPHEMIA DECLARES SPECIALLY ADMINISTRATED ZONE OF JAPAN

“That’s a terrible idea”, says everyone. We however remain unbiased.

31. SPECIAL ZONE OFFICIAL OPENING

We’re not saying that this is going to go horribly wrong, but it might be implied.

32. IT WENT HORRIBLY WRONG

We may not be the most pro-Eleven newspaper, but…wow, Euphemia.

33. ZERO DECLARES FORMATION OF UNITED STATES OF JAPAN

“I can’t think why, but it just sounds oddly familiar”, one passer-by was noted to have said.

34. ZERO INITIATES “BLACK REBELLION”

The entire country is in upheaval. This may be our last issue as our editors return to the Homeland.

35. ZERO MISSING FROM THE BATTLEFIELD

Looks like publication can continue!

Android Headliner: Are Bezel-Free Devices The Future Of Smartphone Design?


Smartphone displays are getting bigger and bigger as the time goes by. The standards display size on a smartphone is much different now than it was a couple of years ago. The original Galaxy Note launched back in 2011 with a 5.3-inch display, and was considered a huge, huge smartphone. Very few people actually expected it to be such a huge success, and yet, it not only succeeded, but it became a part of one of Samsung’s best-selling smartphone series. Things are very much different nowadays, we’re seeing 5.5-inch devices on a regular basis, and some of them are even considered smartphones, not phablets.


Considering the fact that display sizes are increasing, it is only logical that bezels are getting smaller / thinner. There are a number of devices out in the market which sport really thin bezels, like the LG G3 and Huawei Ascend Mate 7 for example. One would think that the bezels won’t get any thinner, but that’s not the case. It seems like some smartphone OEMs are basically trying to remove side bezels altogether. We’ve seen quite a few leaks recently showing us devices without bezels on the side, the LeTV X900 and Oppo’s mysterious handset which leaked recently. These two devices are not the only ones though, ZTE’s alleged Nubia Z9 handset has also leaked many times before and showed us its almost non-existent bezels. We might as well mention Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge handset as well, the non-typical smartphone with a curved display on the sides. This smartphone doesn’t exactly belong in this category per se, but thanks to the curves, it seems like this device is bezel free as well, even though that’s not the case.


It seems like more and more smartphone vendors are joining the bezel-less smartphone train lately. The question remains, is this a good thing, or not? The bezel-free smartphones certainly look great, well, most of them at least. Will this affect the usability of those smartphones though? The aforementioned leaked devices seem like they’re prone to accidental screen presses and what not. We won’t know for sure until the devices launch, of course, but that might be an issue. I’m currently carrying the G3 as my daily driver, and even though accidental palm presses are not an issue, it does happen from time to time, despite the fact I have a rather large hands. It makes me wonder whether it will be more annoying on a phone with significantly smaller or non-existent side bezels. I haven’t had the chance to try out Sharp’s Aquos Crystal handset just yet, though I can image that’s a significantly different experience than these upcoming smartphones will be due to the “chin” below the display.


I personally do not mind having a thin bezel on a device, the G3 bezels are a perfect fit for me actually. I’d be lying if I said that I’m not intrigued by bezel-free devices though. LeTV’s bezel-free handset look great in my humble opinion, same goes for the latest Nubia Z9 leaked images, and I’d definitely like to try it out once the company makes it available. There’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll see many more such smartphones hit the market by the end of the year, it remains to be seen how useful will they be though. What about you, would you like to try out such a smartphone? Do you think bezel-free smartphones are the future, or do you think the technology / design will lead us in an another direction?


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Afternoon Headlines for Monday, March 30, 2015

Washington Post

“Shooting at NSA headquarters leaves one dead”

“One person was killed and another was injured Monday morning when police with the National Security Agency opened fire on a vehicle whose driver refused commands to stop at a security gate, according to a statement from the agency.”

AFP

“Nigeria rejects U.S.-U.K. poll interference fears”

“Nigeria’s electoral commission on Monday hit back at U.S. and British fears of political interference in the country’s general election, saying there was ‘no evidence’ of party meddling in the count.”

Washington Post

“Obama to travel to Kenya this summer”

“The White House announced Monday morning that President Obama will travel to Kenya this July for the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which the Kenyan government has agreed to co-host this year.”

The Guardian

“Personal details of world leaders accidentally revealed by G20 organizers”

“The personal details of world leaders at the last G20 summit were accidentally disclosed by the Australian immigration department, which did not consider it necessary to inform those world leaders of the privacy breach.”

AFP

“China suspected as software site GitHub hit by attack”

“The software collaboration website GitHub said Monday it was fighting off a cyberattack since late last week, and security analysts said the effort appeared to originate in China.”

Washington Post

“Supreme Court asks Virginia panel to reexamine redistricting decision”

“The Supreme Court Monday told a federal judicial panel in Virginia to take another look at its decision that lawmakers improperly packed minority voters into one congressional district.”

Washington Post

“A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans”

“Remember those 15 people who refused to repay their federal student loans? Their ‘debt strike’ has picked up 85 more disgruntled borrowers willing to jeopardize their financial future to pressure the government into forgiving their student loans.”

Associated Press

“Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber”

“Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.”

Associated Press

“Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports”

“Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen’s ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port city of Aden by Shiite rebels and forces loyal to a former president, in what appeared to be the most intense day of fighting since the air campaign began five days ago.”

NPR

“Ex-Feds accused of pocketing Bitcoins during investigation”

“Two former federal agents accused of stealing bitcoins have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and related offenses, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.”

AFP

“Top Ugandan prosecutor in 2010 bombing trial shot dead: police”

“Gunmen shot dead Monday a top Ugandan state prosecutor whose cases include the trial of 13 men accused of involvement in Al-Shebab bomb attacks that killed 76 people in 2010, police said.”

AFP

“Election tensions prompt protests, curfew in Nigeria’s Rivers state”

“An overnight curfew was imposed in Nigeria’s southern Rivers state as tensions ran high over local results of the country’s general election, the state government said on Monday.”

The #JournoList

March 26, 2015

A storm system produced at least three tornadoes in Arkansas and Oklahoma, killing one person and injuring several others.

Protesters in the US state of Michigan are demanding that two white two policemen be fired after a video aired showing them beating a black suspect.

The family of an unarmed, naked black man shot dead by police earlier this month said that they have launched their own investigation into the killing of a man they described as a gentle soul.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order to reform policing by the state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, after white officers from the agency bloodied a black University of Virginia student during an arrest a week earlier.

Gov. Doug Ducey has until Monday to decide whether to sign or veto a bill requiring state agencies to keep confidential for 60 days the identities of law enforcement officers involved in deadly or serious shootings.

American warplanes began airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Tikrit, finally joining a stalled offensive to retake the Iraqi city as American officials sought to seize the initiative from Iran, which had taken a major role in directing the operation.

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Yemen by sea as Shiite rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south, captured its airport and put a bounty on his head, officials said. Hours later, Saudi Arabia announced it had begun airstrikes against the Houthi rebels.

Water supplies are being targeted by fighters in Syria and Iraq and water systems in the Middle East are approaching breaking point due to conflicts there, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) warned in a report.

Amnesty International said in a report that Palestinian organizations had committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza-Israel conflict, by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate projectiles.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who slipped away from his patrol base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held in captivity for five years, has been charged with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy.

The FBI must work to improve its intelligence capabilities and information sharing to counter continuing threats, the FBI 9/11 Review Commission said in a report.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a massive budget near $4 trillion for the coming fiscal year by invoking a rarely used congressional tactic called the “queen of the hill” rule.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled a new plan that it said would help rein in the $50 billion payday lending industry and prevent low-income borrowers from facing spiraling levels of debt.

The Supreme Court sided with black lawmakers challenging an Alabama redistricting plan and revived a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against United Parcel Service.

A young Mexican who urgently needs a heart and liver transplant has twice been denied a U.S. visa to go to the Mayo Clinic for treatment.

Thousands of farmworkers are on strike in the Mexican agricultural hub of San Quintin.

Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation’s most active death penalty state can be carried out.

Photo: Newsroom of the New England bureau of the Associated Press, 1942.

The #JournoList

March 23, 2015

Free speech activists rallied in Washington, D.C. to call on the government of Bangladesh to conduct a swift investigation into the murder of a U.S. blogger, an ardent defender of secularism, who was killed last month in Dhaka.

Sen. Ted Cruz, the combative conservative who has made liberty the clarion call of his politics, will announce his intention to pursue a presidential bid at Liberty University.

The Boston Globe has called upon Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president.

As the U.S. mission to Iraq expands, so do its efforts to arm and train the country’s security forces to combat the Islamic State group, with large-scale operations continuing to recapture territory from the Sunni militants.

The US military has called for “vigilance” after an online threat was allegedly made by Islamic State to about 100 of its personnel.

The U.S. must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners. 

Charlottesville police will release the results of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault at the University of Virginia that was reported in Rolling Stone magazine in fall 2014.

A Wisconsin federal judge struck down a state law requiring doctors performing abortions have hospital-admitting privileges, saying the measure was enacted to put a barrier between women and the procedure.

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a free speech case on whether Texas should allow specialty vehicle license plates to display the Confederate flag.

The Supreme Court is considering whether the Americans With Disabilities Act requires police to take special precautions when trying to arrest armed and violent suspects who are mentally ill. 

Workers on strike at three Tesoro Corp refineries on the West Coast are due to vote on a new contract this week.

Liberian officials have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the country, dashing hopes that the deadly epidemic of the disease that began last year had finally been extinguished.

The Totten Glacier in Antarctica covers an area of 40 miles by 18 miles, and it is losing an amount of ice equivalent to 100 times the volume of Sydney Harbor every year.

Photo: Newsroom of Georgetown University student newspaper The Hoya.

Deal: Lumsing 10,400mAh Harmonica Style Battery Pack – $24.59


This battery pack from Lumsing is pretty interesting and also pretty cool. It’s a harmonica style battery pack, that touts 10,400mAh of battery inside to charge up your devices. It does have 2 USB ports here to charge up your smartphone and tablet, or even two smartphones. It also uses 4 LED indicator lights to let you know how much juice is left. It’s currently on sale right now for just $24.59. You can grab it from the link below.


Lumsing® 10400mAh Harmonica Style Portable Power Bank External Battery Pack Backup Travel Charger for USB-charged Devices


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