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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

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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Man with knife stabs people in Finnish city of Turku
Man with knife stabs people in Finnish city of Turku

At 16:02 local time (UTC+3) on Friday a man with a knife stabbed apparently random people at Market Square, Turku, Finland. Police said there were eight injured and two dead.

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

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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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 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.

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New South Wales police extradict 'self-healer' Hongchi Xiao from London over death of six-year-old boy at conference
New South Wales police extradict 'self-healer' Hongchi Xiao from London over death of six-year-old boy at conference

On Thursday, the New South Wales, Australia police 'self-healer' Hongchi Xiao, age reportedly 53 or 54, from London, United Kingdom over the death at his conference, allegedly from diabetic ketoacidosis, of a six-year-old boy.

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