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Dating Show Contestant Admits to Murdering Former Wife, Lover on TV

Sefer Calinak, when he appeared on a Turkish dating show called Luck of the Draw, revealed to the host that he had murdered both his former wife and …

Crime

Nigeria's undersized, undertrained military under fire

What is clear is that the military has lost the trust of citizens in the north, who alternately accuse soldiers of being lethargic in the face of Boko Haram threats and heavy-handed when they do respond. At the same time as northern politicians allege President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian, has …

Lawyer defending doctor who helped nab Bin Laden quits amid death threats

The lawyer defending a Pakistani doctor jailed after helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden is quitting the case because of death threats and alleged U.S. interference in the trial, the lawyer said Saturday.<p>"I am getting threats on a regular basis. Not only is my life in danger, my family is also in …

Mexico turns anti-cartel vigilantes into a police force

Around 450 men reportedly sworn in to new rural state police force, handing guns and uniforms to members of a vigilante movement formed to challenge Mexico's violent drug gangs<p>Authorities have begun handing blue police uniforms and assault rifles to vigilantes in western Mexico, legalising a …

Ukraine crisis: France and Germany warning to Russia

The leaders of Germany and France have warned of further EU sanctions against Russia, if presidential elections fail to take place in Ukraine later this month.<p>In a joint statement, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande also said referendums planned for Sunday by pro-Russian separatists in eastern …

Russia

Opinion

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CNN exclusive: Nigerian schoolgirl describes escape from Boko Haram

The terrifying news began to spread before the gun-wielding Islamist militants made it into Chibok last month. Villagers began to receive cell phone calls that the feared extremist group Boko Haram was on the way.<p>No one knew what the attack would entail, that it would mean hundreds of schoolgirls …

Facebook Poke is dead

...and so is Facebook Camera<p>To Facebook, Poke was always "more of a joke" than anything else — so why did the company leave it in the App Store for more than a year after its troubled debut? We may never know, but today, Facebook finally put an end to Poke. If you check the App Store for Facebook's …

Vote Preparations In Chaos As Eastern Ukraine Gets Ready For Referendum On Autonomy

DONETSK, Ukraine -- Nikolai Danko would like to vote in Sunday’s separatist referendum in eastern Ukraine. But he does not know where to go or how to …

North Korea Says It Will Defend Its Dignity With Another Nuclear Test

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Following a tense week, North Korea upped the ante in its feud with South Korea and the United …

Microsoft Beats Google by Launching Bing Search for Firefox OS

Microsoft this week quietly launched Bing Search for Firefox OS, which joins the roster of competing platforms that have an app for the search engine (including Android, iOS, and Kindle). “At Bing, we are committed to helping you spend less time searching and more time getting things done …

Is Beats a mistake for Apple? No diggity!

Apple is in talks to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, according to several news reports. But if the deal does actually happen, Apple soon may be singing Dr. Dre's "I Need A Doctor."<p>The <i>Financial Times</i> first reported Thursday that Apple is closing in on a purchase of the high-end headphones …

As Mobile Roars Ahead, It’s Time To Finally Admit The Web Is Dying

While discussions about tech bubbles have been heated, few commentators seem to be targeting their invective at the real underlying bubble: the World Wide Web itself is crumbling. Like any outmoded technology, the Web is rapidly losing users as it fails to adapt to disruption from mobile apps and …