News Headlines - 22 July 2017

Russian parliament bans use of proxy Internet services, VPNs - ABC News

The State Duma on Friday unanimously passed a bill that would oblige Internet providers to block websites that offer VPN services. Many Russians use VPNs to access blocked content by routing connections through servers outside the country.

US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports | TechCrunch

The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself satisfied with “enhanced security measures in place”.
It had already lifted the ban for three major airlines, earlier this month. But late yesterday an official tweeted that all restrictions had been lifted for remaining airlines and airports.

India musician plays guitar during brain surgery - BBC News

An Indian musician played the guitar on the operating table to help doctors treat involuntary muscle spasms in his fingers.
Abhishek Prasad was asked to play every time doctors "burnt" a circuit in his brain to treat what is commonly known as "musician's dystonia".

Scientists find bacteria with no clear life-support mechanism:The Asahi Shimbun

Japanese researchers reported the existence of a microorganism that defies conventional understanding of what constitutes life, a discovery that is being hailed as mind-boggling.
The bacteria discovered in California by a team led by Shino Suzuki, a senior researcher at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, has no obvious mechanism to keep it alive.

Pele's son Edson Cholbi Nascimento back in jail for drug trafficking and money laundering - Goal.com

Edson Cholbi Nascimento, former Santos goalkeeper and son of legendary forward Pele, will return to jail to serve more than 12 years on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.








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