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A Kenyan woman was attacked Wednesday, Indian police said, in the same northern city where a mob had assaulted African students following the death of a local teenager from a suspected drug overdose. The woman was allegedly dragged out of a taxi and repeatedly slapped and kicked by unknown assailants as she returned to her home in Greater Noida, a satellite city outside India's capital New Delhi. The incident came as police stepped up security in the city's sprawling suburbs where mobs on Monday attacked a group of Africans with sticks and metal chairs.
The Internet may seem like an apolitical entity, but the fact is, the United States government has a great deal of influence over it. On Thursday (Mar. 23), the U.S. Senate voted to overturn an important broadband privacy rule instituted under the Obama administration. Your ISP will continue to be able to collect and sell your online data with reckless abandon, and frankly, unless you’re willing to kneecap your own Internet access, you can’t do much about it.
South Korean authorities faced a deluge of criticism Wednesday for announcing that human remains had been found from the sunken Sewol ferry, only to correct itself within hours to say they were animal bones. Newspapers said relatives of the missing had been put through "heaven and hell", and accused the maritime ministry of recklessness. The maritime ministry raised their hopes Tuesday when it said that human remains had been found by workers and were "suspected to be one of the missing victims".
Toshiba Corp on Wednesday said its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with $9.8 billion in liabilities as of the end of December. The Japanese conglomerate said Westinghouse would be off its consolidated books as of the end of this month. Toshiba said its own net loss for this fiscal year could reach 1 trillion yen ($9.00 billion), versus its previous estimate of 390 billion yen.
Do you burn with rage every time you read a tweet from Donald Trump? Then we have the machine for you. SEE ALSO: Trump wants to kill the energy program that helped make Tesla what it is today It automatically prints out the president's tweets, grabs them with a robotic arm, burns them with a lighter, and then deposits the remains in an ash tray. The videos are then posted to the "Burned Your Tweet" account on Twitter. Here Trump tries to deflect attention away from his administration's ties to Russia. Sorry Donald, but that tweet is going up in flames. Oddly satisfying. Let's watch it burn some more tweets, shall we? This one's for the "failing" New York Times, which, ironically enough, added a ton of digital subscribers after Trump became president. Here's it burning a tweet that celebrates Trump rolling back environmental protections. Maybe the robot should've burned that one with concentrated sunlight instead of fossil fuels, but still, we appreciate the gesture. The account has tweeted out four videos since starting on Tuesday morning. Seeing as Trump has tweeted nearly 35,000 times, we assume it's going to be very, very busy in the future. WATCH: A reusable sponge could be the latest solution to effectively clean up oil spills
Toshiba has approved a plan to place its US nuclear unit in bankruptcy protection, a report said Wednesday, as the troubled division wrestles with multi-billion-losses and accounting fraud claims. Japan's Nikkei business daily said Toshiba's board gave Westinghouse Electric the green light to make a Chapter 11 filing in a US court, which temporarily shelters struggling firms as they try to restructure their affairs and outstanding debts. Toshiba, a pillar of corporate Japan and one of its best-known brands overseas, declined to comment on the report.
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