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'Digital India' lags behind in world internet race

<b>India appears to be falling behind in the global race for mobile internet and broadband penetration, the latest UN figures show.</b><p>India's ranking on broadband penetration dropped to 131 in 2014 - lower by six places since the last year - according to a Unesco report covering 189 countries and titled …

Secular thinkers under attack in India as religious fundamentalism grows

At age 78, writer M.M. Kalburgi remained hard at work at his home in southern India. He was putting the final touches on a lengthy introduction to a volume of ancient Kannada-language verse, which was due to be translated into Mandarin, Japanese, French and Spanish.<p>But one morning late last month, …

Convert or die: ISIS chief's former slave says he beat her, raped U.S. hostage

<b>(CNN) —</b> When ISIS came for Zeinat and her family, they ran, terrified, for the safety of the mountains. They had heard the horror stories and knew only too well what might happen to them if they stayed in their home.<p>But they were too late; stranded at the foot of Iraq's Mount Sinjar by the huge …

Free Syrian Army

ISIS Using Rape as 'Policy,' UN Envoy Angelina Jolie Warns

The terror group ISIS is using rape as a weapon of terror to a degree "beyond what we have seen before," actress and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie told a committee of the House of Lords in England on Tuesday.<p>"It is a violent, brutal, terrorizing weapon," Jolie, special envoy for the United …

Angelina Jolie

British Library rejects Taliban archive over terror law

The British Library has decided not to acquire an archive of Taliban documents over fears that researchers accessing the materials could fall foul of the country's terrorism laws.<p>In a statement posted on its website on Friday, the library acknowledged that the collection was of research value, but …

Iraq War Ends for This General, But Not For His Army

Ray Odierno retires Friday.<p>After 39 years, the four-star general is hanging up his uniform after serving as the Army chief of staff, the service’s …

Middle East

Feds: Mississippi couple planned honeymoon to join ISIS in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Our story will be that we are newlyweds on our honeymoon," the young woman allegedly wrote.<p>But in reality, according to a criminal complaint, she and her soon-to-be husband had a far more sinister trip in mind: flying from Mississippi to Europe, then traveling to Syria and joining ISIS.<p>Now …

Cold War redux: Could war games spark a European conflict?

British Ghurkas attend the multinational NATO exercise Saber Strike in Adazi, Latvia, June 11, 2015. (Reuters)<p>War between Russia and the NATO alliance should be unthinkable. But a new study of recent military exercises suggests both powers are preparing for just that possibility.<p>Researchers at a …

Associated Press News

How Google Is Helping In The Fight Against ISIS

Tony Avela—AP<p>Aya Brackett—Nest<p>George Frey—Reuters<p>Tripplaar Kristoffer—Sipa USA<p>Google/AP<p>Ventures and Capital<p>Tony Avelar—Bloomberg/Getty Images

NATO and Russian war games could spur real conflict, analysts warn

Russia and NATO have been staging military exercises designed to confront a threat from the other, raising the danger of an accidental collision or misunderstanding that could provoke actual war, European security analysts warn.<p>Russia and the Western military alliance have increased the scope and …

Russia

Islamic State Planned to Assassinate Queen Elizabeth in Massive Bomb Attack on Ceremony Next Weekend: Report

Islamic State group jihadists from Britain have been working on a plan to launch a dramatic bomb attack at a ceremony next weekend marking the end of World War II in which they aimed to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s Mail reported on Sunday.<p>According to the report, Islamic State …