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Boko Haram, hit by 3-nation offensive, turns fury on Cameroonian civilians

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters took revenge Thursday on villagers in Cameroon, shooting and burning scores to death and razing mosques and churches after warning Nigeria's neighbours not to join the battle against the Islamic insurgent group.<p>France's President warned that the world was not doing …

Iraqis say ISIL used chlorine gas in attacks

Iraqi government officials have said ISIL used chlorine gas during fighting with Iraqi soldiers and Shia militia north of Baghdad.<p>A senior security official, a local official from the town of Duluiya and an official from the town of Balad said the group used bombs with chlorine-filled cylinders …

'Quarantine stations,' Ebola questions, thermometers coming to 5 U.S. airports

One person has come to the United States and come down with Ebola here.<p>Authorities want to keep it that way.<p>To that end, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday beefed-up measures at five of America's biggest, busiest airports aimed at preventing the deadly virus' further …

Obama hails Arab allies and says Isis offensive is not 'America's fight alone'

US president Barack Obama claimed the backing of five Arab nations for intensive military attacks against Islamic State (Isis) targets in Syria on Tuesday showed the offensive was not “America’s fight alone”, as his military chiefs warned the intensive air assault was only the start of a sustained …

What I’m Reading: Sommelier Raj Vaidya

<i>As the head sommelier of a restaurant with three Michelin stars, Rajeev Vaidya is a man whose good taste is literally certified. At Daniel, Chef</i> …

At Last, Scientists Unravel Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks

The first witnesses to an enduring natural mystery are an engineer, a biologist and a planetary scientist who met thanks to a remote weather station.<p>This odd group has captured the first video footage of Death Valley's sailing stones creeping across Racetrack Playa. For a century, these eerie rocks …

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Omaha police kill Cops TV crew member during gunfight

Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant killed a crew member with the longrunning TV show Cops as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities in Omaha have said.<p>The suspect fired from the pellet …

Yahoo Also Offered To Buy $970 Million Twitch Before Amazon Swooped In

Google's interest in Twitch, which came in at a $1 billion price tag, was widely reported. And a source confirms that Google indeed made an offer that fell through. But this person also says another company, Yahoo, also made an offer to buy Twitch. It's unclear what price Yahoo was willing to pay …

Burger King and Tim Hortons: A recipe for success?

News that Burger King was negotiating to acquire Canadian doughnut shop Tim Hortons raised speculation that tax inversion—the latest hot trend in …

The Brazilian influence behind 3G’s Tim Hortons deal

Brazilian billionaires come in two varieties: the starlet-dating, Ferrari-driving flash of Eike Batista, or the camera-avoiding, early-to-bed sobriety of Jorge Paulo Lemann. Mr. Batista, of course, flamed out spectacularly: he lost $34-billion (U.S.) between 2012 to 2013 and declared bankruptcy …