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Battle for Mosul begins with gunfire and car bombs

<b>Near Mosul, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Two years ago, Iraqi soldiers in Mosul threw down their weapons and fled the city in terror as armed militants overran the streets under the banner of the emerging threat of ISIS.<p>On Monday, invigorated Iraqi forces and their allies started back down the road to Mosul to try …

Islam

Syria's Assad says taking Aleppo from rebels key to pushing 'terrorists' back to Turkey | Reuters

MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday that the Syrian army’s capture of Aleppo, which has come under renewed bombardment in an effort to seize its rebel-held sector, would be “a very important springboard” to pushing “terrorists” back to Turkey.<p>Rescue workers …

Middle East

U.S. forces are using white phosphorus munitions in Iraq but it’s unclear exactly how

U.S. forces are using white phosphorus munitions in their fight against the Islamic State based on pictures and videos posted online by the Pentagon, but it is unclear exactly how the controversial armament is being employed.<p>White phosphorus shells are intended to make smoke screens or signals for …

Middle East

In Germany, anti-Muslim extremists may pose as big a threat as Islamist militants

DRESDEN, Germany — When an 18-year old German Iranian killed nine people and then shot himself on Friday in Munich, speculation that it was an Islamist attack circulated for hours.<p>But doubts arose when a video was uploaded in which the attacker can be heard shouting: "I am German."<p><i>[Munich</i> …

Extremism

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to Resign After Britain Votes to Leave EU

Departure expected by the start of Conservative Party’s annual conference in October<p>LONDON—British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday morning said he would step down after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum.<p>Speaking outside his Downing Street office, Mr. Cameron …

United Kingdom

Cure-all vaccine? Scientists trick immune system to attack viruses - and cancer cells

Vaccines have long come in handy in preventing viral infections, but now German scientists say they can also fool our immune system into going after …

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Dark Matter
Islam
Islam
Islam

Swift Finds Evidence of Second Malware Attack

Hackers used malicious software to gain access to bank’s fund-transfer system<p>Hackers have again gained access to the world’s largest system for transferring funds among banks, a breach the network’s operator said indicates a wide-ranging effort to penetrate the financial system.<p>The Society for …

Cybersecurity

With China pressing south, U.S. ships return to the Philippines’ Subic Bay

SUBIC BAY, Philippines — The newest bar to grace this former U.S. military base is painted with American flags and shaded by a scaled-down Statue of Liberty.<p>Nearly 25 years ago, Philippine politicians fought to expel U.S. forces stationed here, vowing to “unchain” the country from its former …

China

IBM launches quantum computing for the rest of us

Soon Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t be the only semi-average person who can talk a good quantum computing game.<p>On Wednesday, IBM …

Military

Isolated Nepal PM not ready to go after Maoists call for change | Reuters

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal’s embattled Prime Minister K.P. Oli will not resign after the main Maoist party that props up his fragile coalition said on Wednesday it would try to form a new government, plunging the Himalayan nation into crisis.<p>Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli meets …

India

Nintendo delays new 'Zelda' to 2017, announces NX version

There's good news and bad for Nintendo's upcoming <i>Legend of Zelda</i> open-world title for the Wii U console. First the bad: It's been delayed again, so it won't arrive now until 2017. The good news is that it's going to come out on the next-gen Nintendo NX console, which, by the way, Nintendo just …

Former SS Auschwitz guard apologizes at trial in Germany

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant admitted in court Friday that he had served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, apologizing to Nazi Holocaust survivors looking on in a German courtroom that even though he was aware Jews were being gassed and their corpses burned, he did …

Auschwitz

German police warn of a ‘climate of fear’ and more right-wing extremist violence

DRESDEN, Germany — In a bleak assessment, Germany's Federal Police warned on Thursday that the country should be prepared for more politically motivated violence committed by right-wing extremists in the coming months.<p>"Apart from physical harm, one has to reckon with murders," authorities concluded …

North Africa

Iran votes in key run-off elections for parliament

More than 60 seats are up for grabs in the highly contested second round of voting. Both conservatives and reformists failed to secure a majority in …

South Asia

Thailand jails nine activists charged with sedition, computer crimes | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nine activists who posted comments critical of Thailand’s ruling junta and a military-backed draft constitution on Facebook have been jailed, police said on Saturday, the latest opponents of the government penalised for airing dissent.<p>One of the eight people charged with …

Human Rights

Apple's iPhone 7 problem

Commentary: Apple needs the next iPhone to be a hit. But the technology for a truly knockout upgrade may be more than a year away.<p>The iPhone 7 will have something of an uphill battle when it comes to cooking up a compelling feature list.<p>Until the bezels change, the iPhone design is pretty much …

Mobile Technology