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Boko Haram’s expanding stranglehold risks legitimacy of Nigeria’s election

Barely a month before a crucial Nigerian election, Boko Haram extremists are escalating their campaign of terror, recruiting children as suicide bombers and expanding their territory by slaughtering hundreds of civilians and soldiers.<p>The Islamist radical militia is now believed to control more than …

Two more girl suicide bombers hit north Nigeria town

Boko Haram believed to be behind latest in a wave of attacks featuring children fitted with explosives as President Jonathan Goodluck prepares for elections next month<p>Two suspected child suicide bombers blew themselves up in a market in north-east Nigeria on Sunday, witnesses said, killing three …

Iran Says It Will Reduce Military Potential of Nuclear Reactor

Iran is willing to make changes to the nuclear reactor it is building near the city of Arak, 180 miles southwest of Tehran, that would make it more …

How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program …

Most Americans don’t know what bitcoin is, and that’s good news for speculators

Bloomberg surveyed a bunch of Americans and discovered that only 42% could correctly identify what bitcoin is. A small minority (12%) thought bitcoin was either an Xbox game or an iPhone app. (Scroll to the bottom of this Bloomberg page for an unintentionally hilarious pie chart depicting the …

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Al-Qaeda’s Most Ambitious Franchise: What You Need to Know About AQAP

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is a Sunni militant Islamist organization based in Yemen behind numerous high-profile terrorist attacks. …

Kerry: U.S., Afghanistan agree on security pact

The deal will allow U.S. troops to remain in the country after 2014.<p>WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the U.S. and Afghan governments have agreed on terms for a security arrangement that could clear the way for a long-term U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.<p>The …

Wild day for Bitcoin: currency cracks $700, feds say no new laws are needed

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Don’t expect the Bitcoin hype to die down anytime soon. On Monday, the virtual …

Iran unveils 'biggest missile-equipped drone'

Iran has unveiled the biggest missile-equipped drone yet to be developed in the Islamic republic, the official IRNA news agency has reported.<p>Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Monday that the reconnaissance and combat drone Fotros had a range of 2,000km, capable of covering much of the Middle …

Xbox One vs. the PlayStation 4: A battle over services, not chips

If you start counting from the Magnavox Odyssey, we've been playing console games for seven generations now. Yes, it's crazy to think of, but it's even more alarming to realize that the industry has been in an all-out "war" since generation three. For better or worse, competition became a part of …

As Bitcoin prices surge past $750, a new high, U.S. agencies set to argue in favor (updated)

Bitcoin prices have exploded over the past week, and just in time: Federal agencies are gearing up to defend the digital currency’s legitimacy in a Senate hearing today.<p>The United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchanges Commission will argue in favor of Bitcoin’s viability, with …

Bitcoin makes a pitch for 'safe and sane' regulation

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that fuels transactions on Internet black markets such as Silk Road and Black Market Reloaded, will make its case to Congress on Monday that such currency has potential to open the digital economy to poor societies around the world.<p>Federal law enforcement agents will …

KKK Imperial Wizard Hates to See Kids in Klan Costumes: 'There's No Respect'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Ku Klux Klan leader told The Atlantic Wire that one racist Virginia mom and her 7-year-old son's …

Pakistan says drones killed 67 civilians since 2008

<b>Pakistan has said 67 civilians died in US drones strikes in the country since 2008, a figure much lower than estimates by independent organisations.</b><p>It said 317 US drone strikes killed 2,160 militants in Pakistan in the same period.<p>The Pakistani Defence Ministry provided the figure on Wednesday in a …