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While you were sleeping: 1 March 2016

While you were sleeping: 1 March 2016

Apple wins decisive decryption battle, Trump rally a disaster, and Google's auto-car crashes.

“Whatever comes easily to us we turn away from, but that which slips away from us we will pursue to the ends of the earth.” 

? Dee Brown

Story of the Day

Report: Days of violence and thunder at University of the Free State
For years, the University of Free State (UFS) has swept racism under the rug, implementing only superficial changes, say black students. With frustration growing on campus and increasing levels of activism among black students at UFS and around the country, it’s time for equality, they say. Transforming the century-old institution might take time, but protesters are tired of studying ‘under apartheid conditions’. By GREG NICOLSON

While you were sleeping

Apple receives boost in hacking case
Brooklyn magistrate, Judge James Orenstein, has ruled that he is not able to make a decision on whether the tech giant should comply with the FBI’s demand to unlock a phone. The invocation of a 1994 law on wiretapping as an argument by the prosecution was insufficient, giving Apple a much-needed legal foundation.
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Trump rally disrupted, photographer choked
In true Donald Trump campaign style, a TIME magazine photographer was choked and slammed to the ground for stepping 18 inches out of the press box. ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrators were escorted out of the rally to a chorus of “all lives matter”. In all, a perfect storm of hysteria leading up to Super Tuesday.
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Syrian truce on fragile knife-edge
Major Syrian opposition organisations are accusing the regime of breaking an ongoing truce. The violations, which US Secretary of State John Kerry denies as a major destabiliser, are being investigated. The state of the truce so far, it seems, is utterly precarious.
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Google’s self-driving car in accident
The autonomous vehicle struck a municipal bus in California. Although a blow to Google’s ongoing quest to create a self-driving vehicle without a steering wheel or gears, this is just the 17th accident in over two million miles of testing.
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In Numbers

The total academic staff at Greenland’s only university. There are roughly 150 students.

Facts of the Day

Today in 1901 saw the formation of the Australian Army. It has been at war with the emus ever since.

Fact of the day: Potatoes contain virtually all the nutrients a human needs to live. Mars-grown, Matt Damon-tended potatoes more so.

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