Death toll from Indonesia quake rises to 82: disaster officials

The death toll from an earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Lombok Island on Sunday rose to 82 from 32, disaster officials said.

Iran eases currency rules, hoping to buoy rial ahead of sanctions

Iran will ease foreign exchange rules, state TV reported on Sunday, in a bid to halt a collapse of the rial currency that has lost half its value since April due to fears about U.S. sanctions likely to be imposed this week.

3D-printed (and CNC-milled) guns: Nine questions you were too afraid to ask

By now, you’ve probably seen all the news regarding Defense Distributed, company founder Cody Wilson, and 3D-printed guns. As of last week, his story has showed up everywhere from The New York Times‘ podcast The Daily to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Issues surrounding 3D-printing firearms and firearms parts have recently come up in the Senate and been addressed by White House officials.

For Ars readers, this may feel a bit like déjà vu. We’ve covered Wilson and his company at Ars for over five years now; we’ve met him in Texas and California.

But it’s easy to get lost in all of this new coverage of his saga, so we thought we’d try to help clarify the major details and the current state of it all. Similar to the beginner’s guide to bitcoin we put together at the height of cryptocurrency hype, we’ve gathered the most common questions that come up in comments section or over a cup of coffee. Hopefully, these nine topics can help clear up some confusion regarding this strange intersection of technology and the law.

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Blast scattering soldiers makes Venezuela’s Maduro look vulnerable: analysts

Deeply unpopular Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked keen to project himself as fully in charge of the crisis-ridden military, long a powerbroker, when he addressed its National Guard on Saturday.

The Insight That Makes Buying Facebook A No Brainer

As part of his apprenticeship Nate Cuson, an economics major at Vassar College, has been researching Facebook. He was skeptical that he could come up with any insights that were not already reflected in the price. I think he succeeded, but you be the judge.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester United: Jose Mourinho warns of ‘difficult season’

Manchester United face a “difficult season” unless they strengthen their squad before Thursday’s transfer deadline, says boss Jose Mourinho.

Maurizio Sarri: Community Shield loss shows issues for new Chelsea boss

Sunday’s defeat by Manchester City highlighted the task ahead for Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, suggests former England defender Matt Upson.