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Watch: Privacy State of the Union and wish list for 2017

Tune in for a Privacy Lab talk on Tuesday, January 24 that will look at hopes and trends for cybersecurity in the year ahead.

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Dutch PM to migrants: 'Behave normally or go away'

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sought to draw votes from his far-right opponent with a full-page newspaper ad that said that immigrants engaging in antisocial behavior should leave.

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Will Japan allow its Emperor to abdicate? Interim report suggests Akihito could get his hinted wish

A government panel looking into the prospect of Emperor Akihito's abdication suggests that one-time legislation could permit the current emperor to step down from his duties, avoiding any permanent change to the system. 

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US AIDS program in Africa: ‘massive entitlement’ or biggest success of 50 years?

The Trump Administration has expressed divergent views about the program, leaving beneficiaries across the continent uncertain about its future at a crucial junction in the global fight against HIV.

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Pope Francis takes wait-and-see approach to Trump

'We'll see what Trump does,' before judging him, said the pope in an interview published Saturday.

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Gambia's ex-president finally steps down – but takes riches with him

Former president Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled Gambia for 22 years, left the country late Saturday, after bowing to international pressure to step down to newly elected Adama Barrow.

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As refugees traverse France's Roya Valley, locals ask: Should we help them?

Several residents of the region are facing charges for supplying aid to migrants who crossed over from Italy. They say they feel obligated to help, especially as the government does not.

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Video: How to create a secure password, as told by a 12 year old

A young New Yorker started her own business to sell secure passwords. 

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Protests erupt in Romania over proposals to soften criminal penalties

Thousands took to the streets in Romania on Sunday to protest pardons that they worry could reverse anti-corruption efforts.

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Hollywood cybersecurity vs. Vegas cybersecurity

The cybersecurity we see in movies and TV often takes some creative license (we’re looking at you, CSI), but the stuff on stage in Vegas conferences can be just as far removed from the day-to-day practice of cybersecurity, too.

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How bots can help fight online trolls

Twitch, the platform that allows people to play video games and stream their activity, has implemented one of the most recent efforts to combat trolling. But in general, the use of such bots raises some larger questions.

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Trident missile misfire off Florida: When did British PM learn about it?

A failed missile test last June for Britain's aging Trident nuclear deterrent system may have been kept quiet as ministers voted to £40 billion of funding for the program.

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Israel pushes ahead with settlements as Trump takes office

Anticipating friendlier relations with the new US president, more hawkish members of Benjamin Netanyahu's Israeli government are seeking to test that position by annexing a sprawling settlement in the Palestinian West Bank.

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UK PM May promises frank talk with Trump after women protest

The UK Prime Minister will be one of the first world leaders to meet with the new president, and has said she would like to use next week's talks to discuss future trade relations, as well as NATO and the Syria conflict.

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The Pompidou at 40: How, despite terrorism, museum keeps Parisians coming

Many Paris museums saw their attendance decline in 2016, as terrorism fears kept foreign tourists away. But the Centre Pompidou, which turns 40 this year, hasn't suffered the same shortfall.

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What the extradition of 'El Chapo' means for US-Mexico relations

Coming on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, the move may signal Mexico's attitude towards cooperating with the United States. 

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Why Chad shut its border with Libya

The threat of terrorism – as well as an interest in impressing the new administration in Washington – are likely factors.

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Recaptured by ISIS, ancient Palmyra loses two more monuments to antiquities destruction

After re-capturing the Syrian city in December, Islamic State militants have destroyed the Tetrapylon and part of the Roman theater, local authorities confirmed Friday, what archaeologists say is a priceless loss for history.

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Gambia has a new president. But will the incumbent cede power?

A coalition of West African nations have thrown their support behind the newly inaugurated President Adama Barrow, as has the head of Gambia’s defense forces.

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How Russian pensioners are teaching foreign students their language

LinguaLink of Generations was launched by three individuals who’ve studied at a school in Moscow. The program pairs retirees and students for language lessons using Skype.

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