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From Wikinews, the free news source you can write! Jump to: navigation, search Welcome to Wikinews The free news source you can write! Monday, August 21, 2017, 1731 (UTC) Copy usNewsroomMission statementReport breaking newsDonate Audio WikinewsSocial networkingChatBest of Wikinews 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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On Thursday, the New South Wales, Australia police extradited '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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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

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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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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