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  • A path to security for the world's deadliest countries | Rachel Kleinfeld
    by (TED) on January 16, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    You are more likely to die violently if you live in a middle-income democracy with high levels of inequality and political polarization than if you live in a country at war, says democracy advisor Rachel Kleinfeld. This historical shift in the nature of violence presents an opportunity: because while few people can do much to end war, regular voters can be the greatest force for change in rotten democracies. In an eye-opening talk, Kleinfeld unravels the causes of violence around the world and […]

  • Facebook gives Oculus Go permanent $50 price cut
    by Sam Byford on January 17, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook has permanently cut the price of its Oculus Go VR headset. “Oculus Go is now priced at $149, which is equal to a $50 price drop,” the company tells UploadVR. “We are applying comparable discounts across all countries where Go is sold. Updated pricing is rolling out to all channels.” The Oculus Go is manufactured by Xiaomi and marked Facebook’s effort to produce a low-cost, entry-level headset that could handle […]

  • Hunting association opposes Cele gun ownership proposal
    by Bongisipho Magcaba on January 17, 2020 at 6:39 am

    The Confederation of Hunting Associations of South Africa (CHASA) has opposed Police Minister Bheki Cele's proposal for individuals not to own firearms. The post Hunting association opposes Cele gun ownership proposal appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.. […]

  • 'We can't wait': Maldives desperate for funds as islands risk going under
    on January 17, 2020 at 9:21 am

    The tropical Maldives may lose entire islands unless it can quickly access cheap financing to fight the impact of climate change, its foreign minister said. The archipelago's former president Mohamed Nasheed famously held a cabinet meeting underwater to draw attention to submerging land and global warming a decade ago. "For small states, it is not easy," Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid told Reuters in New Delhi. […]