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Tech, Yeah! The World Wide Web Turns 25 Today; Where to Shop (Online, of Course!) In Its Honor

Could you imagine life without the Internet? Well, just 25 years ago the World Wide Web was just beginning. Fast-forward to today, and it’s clear our …

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Armed men kidnap schoolgirls in Nigeria

Heavily armed men have kidnapped more than 100 girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria's Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a day after a deadly bombing in the African state's capital.<p>No one claimed responsibility for Tuesday's kidnapping, but fingers were pointed at fighters …

iOS 7.1 Arrives Bringing CarPlay Support, Visual Tweaks, Siri Improvements And More

Apple has just released iOS 7.1, the first major update for iOS 7 since its launch back in September. The update has been available to developers for some time now and brings a lot of small but interesting changes to Apple’s mobile OS, including continued visual tweaks of the all-new iOS 7 …

Seeking more video ads, Twitter hires ex-YouTuber

Twitter has hired an ex-YouTube executive to help improve its video chops.<p>The hiring, reported on The Verge, will mean that Baljeet Singh today becomes a product director charged with helping to sell ads for video content as well as improving the quality and volume. Singh had been at Google and …

VMware beats Amazon to the punch with release of its cloud desktops

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>One of the big reveals at the AWS Re:Invent conference in November was WorkSpaces, Amazon’s(S amzn) take on desktop …

Google launches referral program for enterprise apps

To spread the word on its business-related software, the company offers $15 to people for every new user they sign up.<p>Google is hoping customers can spread the word on its suite of productivity apps.<p>The company on Monday announced a bounty program, offering to pay people $15 for every new user they …

Sigma Alpha Epsilon: We’re Banning Pledging

One of the pillars of American fraternity culture eliminated its hot-button "pledging" process Sunday after a string of hazing-related deaths.<p>Sigma Alpha Epsilon — one of the nation's largest and oldest fraternities that counts among its alums William Faulkner and President William McKinley — had …

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Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: What we know and don't know

As the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet entered a sixth day Thursday, investigators remained uncertain about its whereabouts.<p>Here's a summary of what we know and what we don't know about Flight 370, which was carrying 239 people when it disappeared from radar screens over Southeast</b> …

Gay British man deported from Uganda urges government to help his partner

Bernard Randall says ministers need to do much more for Albert Cheptoyek, facing seven years' prison on indecency charges<p>Bernard Randall, the British man deported from Uganda after being found with a gay-sex video, has condemned Britain's failure to take decisive action against the east African …

Courts Take A Kinder Look At Victims Of Child Sex Trafficking

We've all seen them: the public service announcements about sex trafficking in America. They're plastered on buses and billboards; images of young women exploited for their bodies, with hotlines to call for help.<p>The numbers are staggering. The Justice Department estimates that each year at least …

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UN warns of food crisis in CAR

A food crisis is looming in the Central African Republic after nearly a year of violence, a UN humanitarian official warned on Sunday.<p>Funds pledged to help the crisis in January have not materialised, Abdou Dieng, the United Nations' humanitarian coordinator said, with only one-fifth of the $500m …

Florida woman's sentence could be tripled in stand-your-ground retrial

• Prosecutor will seek three consecutive 20-year terms • Marissa Alexander claims she fired gun in self-defence<p>A Florida woman who won a retrial after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a “warning shot” in the direction of her violent husband has been told that her jail term could be …

Islamic extremists kill at least 90 in northeast Nigeria

At least 90 people are thought to have been killed in twin attacks in Borno state<p>Almost 100 people have died in a series of attacks across the north of Nigeria.<p>At least 51 people were killed in one attack, in the northeast <b>Nigerian</b> city of Maiduguri, after Islamic extremists set off two car bombs in …

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El Niño may return late this year, experts say

El Niño, nature's most powerful influence on weather around the globe, has been in a lull for two years. But indications suggest that could change as early as fall.<p>Since spring 2012, the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean has not warmed enough to create an El Niño. Nor has it cooled to form a La Niña. …

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Uganda church warns of Anglican split over gay law

The Anglican Church of Uganda said Monday it may consider breaking away from their mother church in England if it puts Uganda under pressure over a tough new anti-homosexuality law.<p>"The issue here is respect for our views on homosexuality, same sex marriage as a country and church. If they are not …

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Female genital mutilation law must be toughened, UK's top police officers say

Acpo demands specific legal focus on parents who let their daughters suffer FGM as well as on 'cutters'<p>Britain's senior police officers have called for tighter laws to increase the likelihood of prosecution of those who carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) and of the parents who let it happen …

Nigeria's 'Boko Haram attack' Borno state's Mafa town

<b>Suspected militant Islamists have killed at least 29 people in an attack on a town in north-eastern Nigeria's Borno state, a lawmaker has said.</b><p>Government troops fled when the militants raided Mafa town on Sunday night, Ahmad Zannah added.<p>The attack brings to about 150 the number of people killed in …

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Scientists Find Unprecedented Black Hole

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists have discovered a "fast and furious" super-powered small black hole, the first that …

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Backs Uganda's Anti-Gay Law

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe will boycott next week's mammoth EU-Africa summit after his wife was not invited, a foreign ministry official said Friday.<p>"We are no longer going to the EU-Africa. We disagreed on the composition of our delegation," said a source at the ministry, who asked not to …

Los Angeles Gangsters Reportedly Fighting in Syria for Assad

A video posted online and shared Saturday by the media monitoring group Middle East Media Research Institute purports to show two Los Angeles …

Trial for Bin Laden's son-in-law begins in New York with jury selection

Suleiman Abu Ghaith charged with conspiring to kill Americans as part of his role as al-Qaida spokesman after 9/11<p>Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was introduced to prospective jurors Monday at the start of his trial on charges that he conspired to kill Americans and support terrorists in his role as …

The Steel in Barack Obama’s Spine

In Ukraine, the president may face his toughest foreign policy test yet. Is he up to the task?<p>As Vladimir Putin’s troops seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, President Obama is facing what some have called the biggest foreign policy challenge of his presidency. True or not, it’s clear his …