Friday, 20 October 2017  
US-backed forces declare victory in Raqqa


A US-backed Syrian force has declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence after a four-month battle that left it in ruins.

Britain’s May wins Brexit reprieve


British Prime Minister Theresa May has won a modest reprieve in stalled Brexit talks, with European Union leaders signalling their readiness to move the negotiations forward in the coming months.

ďż˝Trump blames UK crime on ‘Islamic terror’
�Rich businessman likely next Czech PM
�Plague kills 94 in Madagascar: WHO
�Ex-Nazi death camp guard charged at 96
�Russia-China can settle N Korea: Lavrov
�Butter shortage in France as demand grows
�Iraq, Kurdish forces in fierce border fire
�Hurricanes, quakes to cost $121b: Swiss Re
Melania Trump Gives Gown to Smithsonian


Melania Trump donated her inaugural ball gown to the First Ladies' Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. The first lady handed over the vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown during a ceremony Friday in Washington. (Oct. 20)

Richard Spencer supporters arrested in University of Florida area shooting


The three men from Texas face attempted homicide charges stemming from a shooting that involved protesters sitting at a bus stop; no one was injured.

�Trump Welcomes UN Sec General to White House
�Sexual violence on campus targeted in new bill
ďż˝There’s a good chance your partner wants you to be ‘sweeter’
�Fox News ran a story about a fake Navy SEAL, forced to apologize
�Spacewalking repair job for ISS robotic arm
�Lockdown at Virginia State University lifted after second shooting in less than a week
�Iditarod sled dog doping prompted new rules for the race
�Pimp your Instagram with a photo shoot on a private jet
When Quantum Computers Come, They May Speak Microsoft


Microsoft has been working on a language for a computer that doesn't exist. The company unveiled the language -- as yet unnamed -- at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida. Part of its Visual Studio product, it will run on a quantum simulator and quantum computer. "Quantum computing is the next phase in computing," said Jack E. Gold, principal analyst at J.Gold Associates.

�SQL Server 2017 Embraces Linux, Docker
�Huawei Adds AI Chips, Dual Leica Cameras to Mate 10 SmartphonesHuawei Adds AI Chips, Dual Leica Cameras to Mate 10 Smartphones
�Ubuntu Drops Unity for GNOME in Artful Aardvark ReleaseUbuntu Drops Unity for GNOME in Artful Aardvark Release
�Surface Book 2 Delivers Big Power Boost With Intel Core i7 ProcessorSurface Book 2 Delivers Big Power Boost With Intel Core i7 Processor

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