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    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 19
    Aug19

    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 19

    Indonesian search teams Tuesday found the so-called black boxes from a commercial aircraft that went down in the remote eastern province of Papua, but low clouds were hampering efforts to remove bodies from the mountainous site of the crash, which killed all 54 people aboard, officials said. Search teams reached the crash site Tuesday afternoon,...

    Putin explores sunken ship
    Aug19

    Putin explores sunken ship

    During his visit to Crimea, Russia President Vladimir Putin explored the depths of the Black Sea. …read more Source: USA...

    Bubka, Coe face off for IAAF presidency
    Aug19

    Bubka, Coe face off for IAAF presidency

    Beijing (AFP) – Athletics greats Sergey Bubka and Sebastian Coe will vie for the presidency of world body the IAAF on Wednesday in a pivotal vote which will shape the future of the drug-tainted sport.Members of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) 214 federations will cast their ballots at a vast convention...

    ‘Nobody’ in artificial intelligence is trying to pass the Turing Test
    Aug19

    ‘Nobody’ in artificial intelligence is trying to pass the Turing Test

    People have thought of the Turing Test as a benchmark that artificial intelligence (AI) must pass since famed computer scientist Alan Turing proposed it in his 1950 seminal paper. Now 65 years later, some AI scientists say it’s time to rethink the Turing Test and design better measures to track progress in AI. The Turing Test tasks a human...

    Russia burned 50 ducklings because it’s pissed at Ukraine
    Aug19

    Russia burned 50 ducklings because it’s pissed at Ukraine

    Fifty ducklings are the latest casualty in the political spat between Russia and its perceived enemies According to the Moscow Times, Russian officials confiscated and burned alive 50 ducklings that had been smuggled over the border from Ukraine. The move was part of a wider ban on foods coming into Russia from countries that have placed their...

    Myths about Russia and Swedish Non-Alliance
    Aug19

    Myths about Russia and Swedish Non-Alliance

    In the current debate about Nordic security, it is sometimes claimed that if Sweden and Finland joined the NATO alliance, it would increase regional tensions and serve as a provocation to Russia. A steady flow of articles and official statements from Russia assures us that Moscow has only been reactive in recent years, and acted merely to correct...

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko to meet senior EU officials in Brussels
    Aug19

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko to meet senior EU officials in Brussels

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to travel to meet senior European Union officials in August, a European Commission spokeswoman said Tuesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Putin Goes Diving in Black Sea
    Aug18

    Putin Goes Diving in Black Sea

    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia used a submersible to explore the waters off the coast of Crimea, looking for a centuries-old shipwreck. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia’s Putin Is Once Again Spending His Summer Riding Submarines
    Aug18

    Russia’s Putin Is Once Again Spending His Summer Riding Submarines

    The Russian leader is in Crimea promoting tourism. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Putin takes submarine on shipwreck expedition in Black Sea
    Aug18

    Putin takes submarine on shipwreck expedition in Black Sea

    Jared M. FeldschreiberSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, Aug. 18 (UPI) — President Vladimir Putin climbed into a three-seat submersible craft to check out an ancient sunken ship found recently in the Black Sea. …read more Source: United Press...