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Project Loon has successfully delivered video-capable speeds as it moves into carrier testing

Google’s parent company Alphabet told a TED conference in Vancouver that its Project Loon Internet-delivery balloons had successfully delivered speeds of 15Mbps – fast enough for streaming video. It is preparing for carrier tests in Indonesia and elsewhere this year.<p>Alphabet X head Astro Teller …

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Gigi Hadid Appears (Mostly) Nude On The Cover Of French Vogue

Gigi Hadid has had quite a year. She’s appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, a hot-and-heavy video with confirmed boyfriend Zayn Malik, and …

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Islamic State forced to halve its jihadists' monthly salaries in tough times

The financial strain could be a result of intensified air strikes on its oil infrastructure in Syria and Iraq<p>The Islamic State jihadist group has announced plans to halve the monthly salaries of its members in Syria and Iraq.<p>The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor, which …

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom under fire - again

<b>Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has emerged from bitter rows with Saudi Arabia and Israel only to sink into a new quagmire over a deal for a Stockholm flat.</b><p>Ms Wallstrom, 61, is one of Sweden's best-known politicians, having spent 10 years (1999-2009) as an EU commissioner and held …

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Islamic State confirms identity of dead British terrorist Jihadi John

Isil confirms identity and death of Mohammed Emwazi in statement taunting MI5 for allowing jihadi to travel from Britain to Syria<p>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists have acknowledged the death of Jihadi John for the first time, claiming that he "pretended to be unintelligent to trick …

How Two Top Fashion Bloggers Style 7 On-Trend Looks

Two fashion bloggers, opposite coasts, racks of clothes, and a proposition: Shoot yourself to suit yourself. Allure provided an edited version of the spring collections to Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat and Aimee Song of Song of Style, who staged their own shoots in their home cities. The result? …

WhatsApp is dropping the $1 annual fee

WhatsApp, the $19 billion dollar messaging service is dropping its $1 annual fee. Founder Jan Koum revealed the news on stage at this year's DLD conference, explaining that the buck-a-year charge might not sound like much, but still prevents many people from using the service -- in particular, …

'British sniper investigated for not shouting warning in Iraq'

Veterans group expresses outrage at unlawful killing investigation despite fact that lethal shot prevented insurgent firing rocket propelled grenade at British base<p>A British sniper is being investigated for shooting dead an Iraqi insurgent preparing to fire a rocket propelled grenade because he did …

Iran Sanctions Lifted as U.N. Agency Says Nuclear Deal Is Met