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Nigeria: Obasanjo Makes U-Turn, Says Buhari Succeeded

President Buhari with Obasanjo.<p>In what appears to be a volte-face, former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the weekend turned around and praised …

Russian curler fails Winter Olympics drug test

• OAR confirm ‘possible violation of anti-doping rules’ • IOC banned Russia from Pyeongchang over doping at Sochi<p>A Russian athlete who won bronze in the mixed curling at the Winter Olympics has failed a preliminary drug test, putting his medal into jeopardy and throwing the spotlight on the …

United Kingdom

People Will Always Get Lost

GPS-equipped smartphones were supposed to put an end to going off course. They didn't, and they never will.<p>On the sense-of-direction scale, mine is immeasurably bad. I simply cannot find my way. The minute I try to make sense of a map, an unfathomable emotional process takes over. I can get within …

Beatrix Potter

Inside North Korea’s Hacker Army

In most respects, Jong Hyok looks like any other middle-aged male tech worker you might see on the skyscraper-shadowed streets of Seoul’s Gangnam …

North Korea

Why Your Brain Clings To False Beliefs (Even When It Knows Better)

We evolved to be not just gullible, but stubborn.<p>How do you calculate a dog’s age in human years? Most people think you just multiply by seven, but they’re wrong. It’s just a made-up number that’s been circulating since the 13th century. Where did we get beliefs like this, and how do they persist …

Penguin Random House

UK weather: Icy blast to bring snow and sub-zero temperatures across Britain

Temperatures are set to plummet as low as -7C with swathes of the UK being told to expect snow and ice in the days ahead.<p>The weekend got off to a …

Why the Nunes memo is a very big deal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>On Monday night, the House Intelligence Committee approved -- on a party line vote -- the public release of a memo alleging a litany of abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department</i><i>. President Donald Trump now has five days to decide whether or not to allow the memo's release.</i> …

Surveillance

Trump needles 'monster' Chuck Todd at off-the-record anchors' lunch

The president used his traditional pre-State of the Union sit-down to air his grievances with news coverage of his presidency, again.<p>Hours before his first formal State of the Union address, President Donald Trump gathered top news anchors at the White House and vented his spleen.<p>The president took …

Donald Trump

Amid publicity tour, porn star denies affair with Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — An adult film star who previously alleged an extramarital affair with Donald Trump now says in a statement the affair never happened.<p>A lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels confirmed his client's statement Tuesday. Daniels' real name is Stephanie Clifford.<p>Clifford has been on a …

Donald Trump

A popular jogging app is leaking military secrets

The fitness tracking app Strava released a heat map last fall showing jogging routes logged by its users around the world. But in recent days, independent military experts have noticed the map discloses the locations of one normally secretive set of fitness buffs: military personnel from the U.S. …

Fitness Technology
Mobile

At least 25 killed in Mexico over bloody weekend

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 25 people were murdered in Mexico this weekend, according to officials and local media, including nine men who were executed at a house party in a suburb of the wealthy northern industrial city of Monterrey.<p>Masked gunmen burst into a home in San Nicholas de los …

Hong Kong police defuse unearthed World War II bomb

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Hong Kong authorities successfully defused a newly unearthed World War II-era bomb on Sunday, according to police.<p>The 450-kg (992 lb.) explosive was discovered during construction near the Hong Kong Convention Center on Saturday, Hong Kong police said on their official Facebook …

Hong Kong

Audio Of Israeli Prime Minister's Wife Screaming Over Gossip Column Emerges Online

A stormy tape recording has surfaced of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife screaming at an aide nearly a decade ago, the second such embarrassing leak to hit the Netanyahu family this month.<p>On Sunday, the Israeli site Walla! News posted a tape recording it said featured Sara …

Israel

Video: Strange artefacts trigger wild theories about aliens once visiting Earth

The video has been viewed more than 150,000 times and has got the internet divided about the existence of extra-terrestrials.<p>Do aliens exist? Well, …

Man jailed for sexually assaulting four-year-old girl said he 'thought she was 18'

A young man who sexually assaulted a four-year-old girl and then claimed he believed she was "the 18-year-old babysitter" has been jailed.<p>Conrad Asa …

KGI predicts 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will help Apple rebound from ‘lower-than-expected’ iPhone X sales

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is today out with a trio of new investor notes that offer some additional color on the supplier breakdown for this year’s new iPhones. The analyst has previously stated that Apple will introduce three new iPhones this year, including two OLED …

Japan cryptocurrency exchange to refund stolen $400m

Coincheck will reimburse 260,000 customers who lost holdings of NEM currency<p>A Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange will refund to customers about $400m (£282m) stolen by hackers two days ago in one of the biggest thefts of digital funds.<p>Coincheck said it would use its cash to reimburse about 46.3bn …

Cryptocurrency

The 2018 Grammy performances ranked, from best to worst

With only a handful of awards that get doled out during the televised show, much of the drama at the 60th annual Grammy Awards had to do with the live performances.<p>More than a dozen artists took the Madison Square Garden stage Sunday night, including Alessia Cara, Pink, Kendrick Lamar and …

Sam Smith

Eleven Afghan soldiers killed in latest attack in Kabul | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - Militants on Monday raided a military academy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 11 soldiers, the fourth major attack in a spate of violence over the past nine days that is putting a new, more aggressive U.S. strategy under the spotlight.<p>Five gunmen attacked an army outpost …

Afghanistan

Scoop: Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network

Trump national security officials are considering an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile network to guard against …

Trump Administration

Tesla Mega battery made about 650,000 euros in two days

Less than a year ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted to say that he could fix a huge power problem in Australia by installing a giant battery. And if that wasn’t a big enough challenge, he said he’d do it within 100 days or he’d give the whole plant away for free.<p>The $50 million USD bet must have …

Trump praises African leader after White House dustup

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to mend relations Friday with a key African leader in the aftermath of his controversial comments about African nations, praising the U.S. partnership with Rwanda along the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum.<p>Trump's meeting with …

Moving past the wall: Trump plan takes on legal immigration

The most contentious piece of President Donald Trump's new proposal to protect the so-called Dreamers has nothing to do with them. It's the plan's potential impact on legal immigration that sparked fierce Democratic opposition Friday and appeared to sink chances for a bipartisan deal in …

Trump letter to African leaders: Tillerson to make 1st visit

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Donald Trump in a new letter to African leaders says he "deeply respects" the people of Africa and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make an "extended visit" to the continent in March, his first in that role.<p>The letter dated Thursday is addressed to …

Secret talks to extend Brexit transition period as UK ministers clash again

An extension is likely to spark a fierce backlash from Conservative Brexiteers.<p>Theresa May is struggling as ministers argue for and against different …