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Colombia and FARC agree to combat drugs trade

<b>Bogota, Colombia -</b> The Colombian government and FARC rebels have announced an agreement to combat drug trafficking, in a breakthrough just days before a presidential election.<p>In a joint statement, the FARC and government negotiators on Friday said the deal was part of a "comprehensive solution to …

Nigerian villagers fight off attacks by Boko Haram

Residents of three villages in northeastern Nigeria took security into their own hands this week, repelling attacks by Boko Haram insurgents and killing more than 200 of them, residents and officials said.<p>Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters stormed the villages of Menari, Tsangayari and Garawa in the …

The GoPro drone that makes art in the sky – in pictures

Photographer Rus Turner strapped his camera to a drone – or quadcopter – and sent it sky-high to capture the rolling countryside of Hampshire from a dramatic new angle

US planes begin air search for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Surveillance planes fly over remote forest area where more than 200 teenage girls are suspected of being held by Boko Haram<p>US surveillance planes have begun flying missions over a remote area of Nigeria as part of a mounting international effort to find and rescue more than 200 teenage girls …

Oracle v. Google ruling shows why cloud players may have steered clear of Amazon APIs

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / zimmytws<p>A new appeals court ruling, which found that parts of Oracle’s Java API set are entitled to …

'Everything as a service': A key piece of Microsoft's push to get IT to the cloud

Microsoft didn't unveil a single new on-premises product at its TechEd 2014 show. But company officials still had a message for the core IT …