Israel Says Shoots Down Drone Over Golan Heights Frontier With Syria

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FILE PHOTO: A Patriot anti-missile battery is deployed in the northern city of Haifa, Israel August 29, 2013. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel shot down a pilotless aircraft that tried to enter its airspace at its Golan Heights frontier with Syria on Tuesday, the Israeli military said. Israeli media said a Patriot interceptor missile was used in the incident. Not all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the White House. In four years, number of students with access to high-speed internet has increased tenfold.


Pink Floyd tribute band pulls out of Israel shows

Al Jazeera

A British Pink Floyd cover band has scrapped three of its concerts in Israel after Roger Waters, cofounder of the legendary rock band, called for their cancellation. The UK Pink Floyd Experience was scheduled to perform in the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv, Haifa and Beersheba in early January. Waters, a British singer and songwriter who performed with Pink Floyd from 1965 until 1985, routinely calls for boycotts of Israel during his own performances. Taking to Facebook on Friday, Waters said he was "aghast" the cover band were planning to perform in Israel and posted a picture of the tribute act alongside an image of a wounded child. "To sing my songs in front of segregated audiences in Israel, and contribute to the cultural whitewashing of the racist and apartheid government of that country, would be an act of unconscionable malice and disrespect," Waters said.


Interview with Israeli Author Amos Oz: Trump 'Doesn't Even Have the Faintest Idea'

Der Spiegel International

The interview with Israeli writer Amos Oz takes place inside his modest 12th-floor apartment with a view over the Bay of Tel Aviv. Since Donald Trump's election as U.S. president, Oz, who at 70 still has much of his fury and passion, has grown more pessimistic about the future. A German copy of the new edition of "The Seventh Day," a book he originally edited, lies on the coffee table. Following the Six-Day War in 1967, he interviewed Israeli soldiers about their experiences in the war. The conflict ended with occupation of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. SPIEGEL: Mr. Oz, you've spent decades championing a resolution of the Middle East conflict.


Pro-Isis hackers break into US government websites leaving chilling messages for Donald Trump

The Independent - Tech

Isis supporting hackers broke into US government websites and issued chilling warnings to Donald Trump. It is just the latest pro-Isis attack to be launched on government pages by a group that apparently seek to disrupt organisations and deface their websites. "You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries," read one message, posted on Ohio governor and unsuccessful presidential candidate John Kasich's website. The message, left by "Team System DZ", ended: "I love the Islamic state." US President Donald Trump, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud being welcomed at Murabba Palace in Riyadh US President Donald Trump adjusts the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal, after it was bestowed upon him by Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud presents U.S. President Donald Trump with the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia US President Donald Trump looks on as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef exchange a memorandum of understanding US President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Israeli soldiers rest during preparations ahead of President Trump's landing in Tel Aviv, Israel US President Donald J. Trump and his wife, US First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, in Lod outside Tel Aviv, Israel US First Lady Melania Trump chats wife Sara Netanyahu as US President Donald Trump chats to Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a welcoming ceremony to welcome Trump at Ben Gurion International Airport US President Donald Trump watches as First Lady Melania Trump signs the guest book at the President's Residence in Jerusalem US President Donald Trump walks with first lady Melania Trump in Jerusalem's Old City US President Donald Trump stands next to Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz at the plaza in front of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City US President Donald J. Trump arrives in a vehicle to Saint Damaso's Court for a private audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City The group has claimed responsibility for similar hacks in the past in Richland County, Wisconsin, and in places such as Aberdeen, Scotland, and Sweden.


Artificial Intelligence: Apply for positions at Google's research centre to be launched in Accra JBKlutse

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In a recent blog post and tweet, Google announced that it'd be launching a new Artificial Intelligence research centre to be opened later this year in Accra, Ghana. We're continuing to expand our @GoogleAI teams around the world. We'll be opening our first research center in Africa in #Ghana later this year! If you're a machine learning researcher interested in working in Accra, Ghana, apply: https://t.co/YgntDigTJt With this, Accra will be the first African city to join the likes of New York, Montreal, Tokyo, San Francisco, Paris, Beijing, Zurich, Toronto, Seattle, Cambridge/Boston, and Tel Aviv/Haifa, in hosting Google AI centres.