The situation in Arunachal Pradesh has taken a turn for the worse with the state government suddenly climbing down in the face of violent protests and declaring that it will not implement the report granting Permanent Residency Certificates to six communities living along the Assam Arunachal border.
;We are here today to urge the Interior Minister to sign the civil marriage contracts that were previously held in Lebanon,; Lucien Abou Rjeily, actor and producer, told Xinhua. ;If we want to work towards a civil country then civil marriage should be the first step,; he added. ;People from different religions and sects should be able to get married easily and civil marriage should be an option for everybody,; activist Farah Saab said. According to the National News Agency, like many countries in the Middle East, nonreligious marriage is not allowed in Lebanon.
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The leader of the United Family International Church (UFIC), Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa is reported to have warned the government not to continue using the military to quell protests as this would provoke foreign militaries to act and intervene. At least 7 people died after the August 1, 2018, protests while at least 17 people died following the #ShutdownZimbabwe protests last month. In both cases, the military and the police used live bullets to quell the protests.
iAppleBytes conducted the popular Geekbench battery life benchmark test on an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 running on the latest version of iOS. The channel regularly performs this test on the latest version, and whenever the next one is released, it runs the tests again and releases an update.After performing the iOS 12.1.4 battery life test, iAppleBytes compared the results with those from the iOS 12.1.3 test. Overall, the iOS 12.1.4 battery life test showed a very marginal improvement over the previous version of iOS. The biggest gainer was the iPhone 8, which gained six minutes after updating to iOS 12.1.4. However, that s not a big gain when you consider how long it takes the entire battery to drain.
The French Interior Ministry said 51,400 people protested country wide, versus 58,600 on Feb. 2. In Paris, 4,000 converged to the Champs Elysees Avenue, down from 10,500 at a similar rally last week.Despite determination of some to continue protests, the action has waned from its November 17 peak when the turnout was at 287,710.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Kyiv must join the European Union and NATO to protect itself from Russia as he officially launched his reelection campaign. Poroshenko, who is seeking a second five year term in the March 31 vote, accused Moscow of planning to interfere in the election. Poroshenko also charged that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to destroy Ukrainian independence and described the nation's presidential election as a "general battle for Ukraine. " "Only full fledged membership in the European Union and NATO can decisively and irrevocably guarantee our independence, national security, freedom, and well being, " Poroshenko told supporters in the capital on February 9. The 53 year old Poroshenko, one of Ukraine s richest men, came to power in the aftermath of the pro European Maidan protests that pushed Moscow friendly President Viktor Yanukovych out in February 2014. He has vocally advocated closer integration with the West and criticized Russia following Moscow's seizure of Ukraine s Crimea region and amid a continuing war against Russia backed separatists in the eastern region known as the Donbas. Recent polls indicate former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyy will be Poroshenko's closest rivals in the March 31 election. Ukrainian election officials said a record 44 candidates have registered to run in the election.
A prototype of the reusable one engine drone is expected to have the first of five flight tests in 2023.
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Aired on BBC One;s Inside Out on Monday (4), footage shows security allowing fraudsters to feed customers the right answers to the tests.An undercover reporter met with Masoud Abul Raza, the director of a learning academy in London which helps candidates to prepare for the test. However, instead of offering tuition, Raza told the reporter to pay 2,000 and then he could cheat the Life in The UK test.
Facial recognition is being relied on for everything from unlocking your phone to your front door, and is being used to estimate your mood or likelihood to commit criminal acts and we may as well admit many of these applications are bunk. But even the good ones often fail simple tests like working adequately with people of certain skin tones or ages.This is a multi layered problem, and of course a major part of it is that many developers and creators of these systems fail to think about, let alone audit for, a failure of representation in their data.
Don #039;t Miss: Before you spend hundreds on an Apple Watch, check out this $80 smartwatch with 30 day battery lifeA gadget that goes by the name of Google Coral scored 3296 and 9235 in Geekbench single core and multi core tests, respectively. The results are very much in line with benchmarks for other phones powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor, the chip that will be found in the Galaxy S10 and most other 2019 flagship Android phones this year, Pixel 4 included.
Protesters take part in an antigovernment yellow vest demonstration in front of the H tel National des Invalides in Paris early in January. Philippe Lopez AFP Getty Images hide caption
By WorldTribune Staff With support from the U.S., opposition leaders in Venezuela have sparked what they hope is the beginning of the end of the socialist regime of President Nicolas Maduro.Reports on the ground say smaller scale demonstrations that began on Jan. 21 began to spread on Jan. 22 with protests erupting in more than 60 neighborhoods across Caracas and in interior states.