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Mozilla, Creative Commons, Wikimedia Foundation announce Bassel Khartabil Free Culture fellowship following execution of open culture activist
Mozilla, Creative Commons, Wikimedia Foundation announce Bassel Khartabil Free Culture fellowship following execution of open culture activist

On Friday, several free knowledge, culture and open source oriented organisations collectively announced a three-year commitment for a free-culture fellowship to honour Bassel Khartabil's continuing influence on the open web, during the Wikimedia's annual conference Wikimania in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Palestinian-Syrian Khartabil was held in captivity under the Syrian government starting in 2012. Early this month his wife confirmed Khartabil had been executed in 2015.

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Ohio man charged with second-degree murder of Charlottesville, Virginia counter-protester
Ohio man charged with second-degree murder of Charlottesville, Virginia counter-protester

James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Heather Heyer of Charlottesville, Virginia when a car drove into a crowd of people counter-protesting a group of white supremacists who were in Charlottesville to protest the removal of the town statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Fields, age 20, was denied bail on Monday morning.

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Australia: Victorian government to trial driverless vehicles on public roads
Australia: Victorian government to trial driverless vehicles on public roads

On Friday, the state government of Victoria, Australia announced their decision to trial self-driving vehicles on two of the state's major connecting motorways, the CityLink and Tullamarine Freeway.

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Bayern Munich's technical director Michael Reschke leaves the club, becomes sporting director of VfB Stuttgart
Bayern Munich's technical director Michael Reschke leaves the club, becomes sporting director of VfB Stuttgart

German football club Bayern Munich announced their technical director Michael Reschke vacated his position. VfB Stuttgart, who announced parting ways with their sporting director Jan Schindelmeiser on Friday, recruited Reschke as their new sporting director.

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Former Governor of Texas Mark White dies aged 77
Former Governor of Texas Mark White dies aged 77

Former governor of Texas, Mark White died at the age of 77 in Houston, his son Andrew White told the Associated Press.

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