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Watch a watch being made

It's amazing to see these tiny, precision components being created and placed carefully together to create a mechanism. Each moment seems an exercise in human and technical precision--don't miss the branding being lasered in.

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Journalists threatened, detained while covering MH17 plane crash

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ): "Since Friday, armed separatists with the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have briefly detained and threatened at least 10 foreign correspondents, according to international press reports and a Ukrainian press freedom group. Journalists in the capital, Kiev, have also told CPJ that DPR separatists are barring Ukrainian journalists' access to the region." Read the rest

TV reporter apologizes for rummaging through MH17 victims' luggage at crash site

The internet was abuzz this week with horror at the actions of Sky News reporter Colin Brazier, who was reporting live from the Malaysia Airlines crash site in Eastern Ukraine for the 24-hour news network. He picked up crash victims' luggage live on air, and rummaged through its contents, describing them to camera. Mr. Brazier now realizes he "crossed a line," and wrote a sort of mea culpa in the Guardian. Read the rest