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Syria refugees pour into Iraqi Kurdistan in thousands

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1003000/1003559_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524689297_627c2c8f74f9d3f4997ca5087c0711a9<p><b>Thousands of refugees from Syria are pouring over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan, the UN refugee agency says.</b><p>Up to 10,000 crossed at Peshkhabour on …

The Most Dangerous City in the World Is Not Where You Think It Is

There's a war brewing in Central America.<p>Orlan Chavez was a quiet but efficient civil servant, a prosecutor known for successfully investigating money-laundering schemes run by Honduran politicians. In April, he was killed for doing his job, shot seven times by unknown attackers as he made his way …

Syria resolution dies at U.N., and British lawmakers balk

WASHINGTON— TheObamaadministration's move to punish Syria's government for allegedly using chemical weapons in a deadly attack last week appeared to suffer a setback Wednesday when the U.S. failed to getUnited Nationsapproval for use of force and British support was thrown into question.<p>The …

Baghdad bomb attacks leave scores dead

A co-ordinated wave of bombings has torn through Shia Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital, killing at least 66 and wounding many more, according to officials.<p>The blasts, which came in quick succession, targeted residents out shopping and on their way to work early on Wednesday.<p>The attacks …

Kim Jong-un's ex-lover 'executed by firing squad'

Kim Jong-un's ex-girlfriend was among a dozen well-known North Korean performers who were executed by firing squad nine days ago, according to South Korean reports.<p>The reports in South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper indicate that Hyon, a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra, was among those arrested on …

Why the Chinese government spent $33 billion on cotton that nobody wants

Texhong Textile Group, one of China’s biggest textile makers, has been shifting production to Vietnam, and the market loves it, reports Bloomberg—the stock is up 445% from a year ago.<p>And that’s not because of the much-bemoaned rise of Chinese labor costs. It’s because the Chinese government is …

China

Failed 'terrorist' attack on Suez Canal ship

A container ship in the Suez Canal was the target of a failed "terrorist" attack on Saturday aimed at disrupting traffic through the key waterway, the head of the Suez Canal Authority said.<p>Admiral Mohab Mamish confirmed that "a terrorist" had launched the attack against a Panamanian-flagged ship, …

W.H. to Congress: Help protect Israel

The Obama administration is using a time-tested pitch to get Congress to back military strikes in Syria: It will help protect Israel.<p>Israel’s enemies, including Iran and the terrorist group Hezbollah, could be emboldened if Congress fails to approve action against the regime of Syrian President …

In Syria, fear and uncertainty abound as Obama seeks Congressional approval for military action

Syrians expressed relief, fear and uncertainty in light of Obama’s ambiguous announcement about military action<p>President Obama announced on Saturday that he will seek Congressional approval before launching a military strike against Syria, saying the United States will be "better off" if Congress …

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Samsung's 65-, 55-inch Ultra HDTVs will ship to the US in August

After releasing its massive 85-inch UHD TV with a stunning $39,999 price in the US earlier this year, Samsung is ready to follow up with a few models that are more easily attainable. The 65- and 55-inch F9000 UHD TVs will carry US pricetags of $7,499 and $5,499, respectively, with pre-orders …

US Navy's X-47B unmanned jet successfully lands on an aircraft carrier

The US Navy's unmanned plane, the X-47B, has been in development for years. It first flew in 2011, began testing aboard an aircraft carrier in late 2012, and finally took off from a floating airstrip earlier this year. Taking off from a moving ship is easier than landing on one, of course, but the …

LG Display shows off 2.2mm thick 'world's slimmest' 1080p LCD for smartphones

As smartphones continue to get thinner and thinner, LG Display is continually doing its part to shave off a few millimeters. Its latest introduction is this "world's slimmest full HD panel for smartphones", measuring at 5.2-inches diagonally, it's just 2.2mm thick and has a 2.3mm bezel. To get …

This is the phone that will save Nokia

It's a bold statement, I know. But the Lumia 1020 is going to be the device that not only reminds people how good Nokia <i>used</i> to be, but will also …

Mobile Technology

Amazon Prime Instant Video inks deal with Miramax, lets you Kill Bill on demand

Amazon's Prime Instant Video has long trailed behind Netflix in terms of catalog size and quality, but today's Miramax licensing deal should give it a much needed competitive boost. All the art house, indie and cult flicks you've likely amassed into a cherished DVD collection -- <i>Trainspotting</i>, <i>Amélie</i> …

How technology will transform your visit to the supermarket

Jessica Winch looks at the technology set to speed up your shopping trips.<p>When I go into a supermarket, particularly on a Sunday afternoon when it is packed with small children, my main goal is to grab the items I need and check out as quickly as possible.<p>To that end, I usually head straight for …

Water Landscapes Around the World Showcase Nature's Beauty

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

Web porn: Just how much is there?

<b>Many things in porn are exaggerated, including the statistics regularly quoted to show how much pornography is on the web.</b><p>The need to get a good sense of its size and reach has sharpened as British politicians, pundits and the media debate what influence pornography is having on children, teenagers …

The U.S. Department Of Defense Is Getting An App Store

We’ve seen app stores from Apple, Google, Microsoft, BlackBerry and Amazon. Now there’s a new kind of app store, but not what you might think. This …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Release Date Rumored For 4th September

The last thing we heard about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is that the device will be announced in September. We had previously heard that it would …

How can I improve my wi-fi signal?

A reader asks for advice with a low wi-fi signal that won't send or receive.<p>I have a wi-fi system but of late the signal seems to vary from low to good and excellent. On the low and good connection it fails to send or receive though I can access internet pages. What I can do? <i><br>John Roberts, by …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

BBQ

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom release date leaks, coming to the UK July 8 | Trusted Reviews

<b>A Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom release date has reportedly been set, with the camera heavy S4 spinoff pegged to go on sale in the UK on July 8.</b><p>One of a …

This magic T-shirt can make you attractive to women

This Week in Science, we've got amazing breakthroughs in cloning, the culinary arts, astrophysics, and even some scary evidence that our phone …

How to speed up your Mac in 30 minutes

You opened that beautiful Apple box to find your gleaming new Mac within ages ago! It booted up, and immediately the Mac seemed so much faster than …

Operating Systems

Defenders of the Earth

ON JUNE 24th NASA, America’s space agency, announced it had discovered the 10,000th “Near Earth Object” (NEO), the rather dry name given to asteroids …

Space

Verizon starts selling 32GB Samsung Galaxy S 4 online for $299

Verizon customers -- now's your chance to grab Samsung's latest flagship device with more internal storage. The carrier has started selling the 32GB Galaxy S 4 online, giving buyers another choice besides the 16GB version sold on its website for $199. Shipments aren't promised until July 3rd, but …

Cox flareWatch beta brings IPTV with 60 HD channels, cloud DVR for $35 monthly

While everyone tries to figure out what the future of TV looks like, <i>Variety</i> reports Cox Cable has crossed over to offering internet TV service to customers in Orange County. flareWatch beta testers can buy a Fanhattan Fan TV set-top box for $99 (up to three per household) and sign up for a TV …