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Corruption allegations between top officials lead to brawl in front of Ukrainian president

Spokesman for Ukraine's president has upbraided the country's interior minister and the Odessa governor for a water-throwing and insult-laced clash<p>Corruption allegations between top Ukrainian government officials boiled over into a dramatic showdown on Monday that reportedly saw the country’s …

A Guy Accused of Taking Cash From ISIS Says He Was Just Trying to 'Scam Some Money'

And that, when you think about it, the FBI should probably give him a job.<p>A Maryland man busted by the FBI for allegedly receiving around $10,000 from ISIS through online transfers earlier this year says he was actually just trying to scam money out of the terrorists and that, when you think about …

Microsoft rebrands Bing Pulse and integrates with Skype, Azure and OneNote

Microsoft has announced that its audience polling tool Bing Pulse is to be rebranded as Pulse and integrated into a number of other Microsoft products, including Azure Media Services, Skype for Business, OneNote, Yammer and Power BI.<p>Bing Pulse lets users create polls pages using a Web-based …

Iraq's New Chinese Drone Draws First Blood

CH-4 smashes ISIS position<p>In the ongoing Battle for Ramadi, an Iraqi Security Force CH-4 drone attacked an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) artillery position on December 6, 2015. This is the first documented use of a Chinese-made armed drone in Iraq.<p>The CH-4, built by Chinese Aerospace and …

Islam

Associated Press News

The Iraq That Chalabi Left Behind

The great WMD deceiver ended up alone, abandoned and betrayed—even by his dream of a unified country.<p>ERBIL, Iraq — On the rare occasion Ahmed Chalabi consented to an interview in the last couple of years, you first had to listen to a recitation of the list of U.S. and U.N. officials who had …

Middle East

Suspicion of terror in Russian jet crash raises questions for Obama

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Indications that ISIS or an affiliated terror group took down a Russian airliner over Egypt don't just raise the possibility of one of the worst terror attacks since September 11, 2001.<p>They also represent a possible turning point in what is now a generational battle against …

Middle East

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Globalization

The 22 unhealthiest, unhappiest, poorest, and most unsafe countries on Earth

Prosperity may mostly be used to talk about money, but the Legatum Institute thinks there is more to it than that.<p>It takes into account 89 different variables, ranging from indicators like a country's unemployment rate to asking citizens about how much political freedom they feel they have.<p>The data …

Why the U.S. Hopes ISIS Didn't Destroy the Russian Airliner

The prospect that ISIS planted a bomb that blew a Russian airliner out of the sky last weekend raises the stakes for President Obama and the rest of …

Security

Stunning Vintage Photos Reveal The Brief Life Of Artist Eva Hesse

Even though the American artist's life was tragically cut short at 34, Hesse stood out in the 1960s for her use of discarded materials to create organic forms, while her predominately male contemporaries were making rigid minimalist sculpture.<p>A documentary set for release in April 2016, will reveal …

Chesapeake cuts budget again on weak oil and gas prices

(Reuters) - Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK.N) cut its 2015 capital budget for the second time this year to cope with low oil and gas prices and swung to a large quarterly net loss as the second largest U.S. producer of natural gas wrote down the value of assets.<p>Chesapeake Energy Corporation's 50 acre …

Oil & Gas Industry

Chrome extension ‘Fav Forever’ brings Twitter’s stars back just hours after they disappeared

Earlier today, Twitter ditched favoriting tweets in favor of liking them, and in turn replaced the social network’s beloved star icon with an adorable heart. This change is of course — as with every change that comes to pretty much every social network, ever — very controversial, with many arguing …

Robin Williams' Widow Says Depression Did Not Kill Beloved Actor

"Depression was one of ... let's call it 50 symptoms, and it was a small one."<p>Robin Williams' widow opened up about the actor in an emotional interview with People magazine and the disease he was battling before his death.<p>"It was not depression that killed Robin," Susan Williams told People about …

This Map Shows How Far El Chapo’s Power Extends Past Mexico

This one man is perhaps the most dominant figure in the U.S. drug trade.<p>Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera’s escape through a hole in the shower from the maximum security Altiplano prison outside Mexico City in July was more than a major embarrassment for President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration. …

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Look So in Love At Screening of Their New Movie By the Sea

Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt play a struggling couple in their new movie <i>By the Sea</i>, but in real life it’s the complete opposite story.<p>The A-list …

Director Danny Boyle on the job of selling 'Steve Jobs'

LONDON (AP) — Danny Boyle admits "Steve Jobs" is a hard sell.<p>The film about the Apple co-founder got disappointing figures when it opened across the …

Rx for America: Nearly 6 in 10 adults take prescription drugs, study says

Americans have become increasingly medicated since the turn of the century, according to a new study.<p>Fully 59% of U.S. adults were on at least one prescription drug in the years 2011 and 2012, and 15% took five or more. A dozen years earlier, 51% of adults filled at least one prescription and 8% …

FBI investigated 2 members of Wu Tang Clan in murders of NYC drug dealers

The FBI investigated whether two founders of the old-school New York rap group Wu-Tang Clan had links to the 1999 murders of two Staten Island drug dealers who had robbed their relatives, according to a Brooklyn federal court filing.<p>The revelations stem from the convictions of former drug kingpins …

Justin Bieber Graffiti Ban Proposed by Boston Politician (but He Was Just Kidding)

He did manage to get some support for his plan.<p>Justin Bieber's viral marketing campaign for his new album caused a Boston politician to jokingly call for a ban on graffiti inspired by the singer. Even though he said he was kidding, the joke didn't sit too well with the thousands of people who …

Game streamer Hitbox takes on Twitch with 4K eSports broadcasts

Pop quiz hotshot: Name a game broadcasting service that isn't Twitch, YouTube Gaming or MLG.tv. Give up? You're forgiven. Vienna-based Hitbox.tv is relatively new to the space and its looking to make a name for itself by offering features that the competition doesn't. Like streaming eSports events …

Livestreaming

22 European cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

Quentin Tarantino refuses to back down in police brutality row

Django Unchained director denies labelling all US cops ‘murderers’ but says he has a constitutional right to speak out against attacks on civilians<p>Quentin Tarantino has signalled he will not apologise for a controversial attack on alleged police brutality in the US, while accusing his critics of …

Hearts attack: is Twitter trying to kill its users? | Dean Burnett

Twitter recently introduced ‘hearts’ and ‘likes’ instead of stars and favourites. Is this seemingly-innocuous change part of an ongoing attempt to wipe out the more dedicated users?<p>Enthusiastic Twitter users are currently reeling from a huge shift in the way the omnipresent social network …

George Osborne

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Nurse at Hospice Wasn't a Nurse: Cops

ATLANTA — A woman in charge of caring for Bobbi Kristina Brown at the hospice where she died was impersonating a nurse and faces charges, police said.<p>Brown died July 26, six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in the bathtub of her townhome. She was the only daughter of Bobby …

Health Care

iPhone 6S offers relatively carefree fixes, repair site says

You likely would never need to take apart your new iPhone 6S or 6S Plus. But the folks at iFixit did as part of their usual teardown testing and found the journey mostly smooth sailing.<p>The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus officially go one sale on Friday across the US and other countries but have …

Mobile Technology

717 people dead: What caused the Hajj stampede?

<i>For full coverage in Arabic, please visit CNN Arabic</i>.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> A day after a deadly crush killed 717 people during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, a critical question remained Friday: What caused the chaotic stampede?<p>Among the suggested causes: pilgrims rushing to complete the rituals, heat, masses of …

Saudi Arabia

Kate Hudson in a Bikini Had the Best Sunday Ever

Why watch an awards show when you can have a boat, football, and cheese puffs?<p>Why even think about the Emmys when you can go out on a boat and eat cheese puffs? Instead of worrying about red carpets for a change, Hudson had an impeccable day on the water with her son, doing what everybody should …

Apple patent victory puts Samsung devices in jeopardy

Apple has won another small victory in its never-ending patent row with Samsung. The war that nobody asked for (and like most wars will have no winners, only losers) rages on with another appeals court decision. This one went in favor of Apple (as all but a few have), ruling that the company could …