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AT&T will require working FM radios in its Android phones (update: just a request)

You might think that conventional radio is becoming less relevant as time marches on, but AT&T begs to differ. It's requiring that Android phone makers not only include active FM radio chips in their devices from 2016 onwards, but that they switch on chips in as many existing phones as possible. …

Twitter just released a native Windows 10 app

We’re not even done with launch day, and it already looks like Windows 10 is getting the ball rolling with third-party software: Twitter just launched a native app for the operating system.<p>Without requiring you to log in, the app showcases top trending tweets, photos and videos. It’ll also feed you …

Yahoo Unveils Its Audio-Free Video Messaging App, Livetext

Yahoo has officially announced Livetext, an app where users chat with friends by sharing video and text — but no sound.<p>A couple of weeks ago, we spotted the Livetext app in the Apple App Store in Hong Kong. At the time, Yahoo declined to comment, except to say that it’s “always experimenting with …

Apps

Rescuers search for survivors after military helicopter crashes in Laos

Crew and passengers missing after military aircraft goes down in bad weather heading towards Xiangkhouang and Houaphanh, say state media<p>More than 20 people are missing after a military helicopter in Laos crashed in bad weather earlier this week, state media have said.<p>The ministry of defence said …

Nigeria's Buhari in Cameroon seeks closer partnership against Boko Haram

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began a two-day visit to Cameroon on Wednesday in a bid to soothe fractious ties between the West African neighbors and strengthen cooperation against Islamist militant group Boko Haram.<p>President Muhammadu Buhari addresses members of the …

Africa

Mid-air emergency diverts Los Angeles-bound flight to Alaska

An international flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles was diverted to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska early Wednesday after the crew declared a mid-air emergency.<p>Cathay Pacific Flight 884 landed at Eareckson Air Station in Shemya about 3:30 a.m. local time, the Federal Aviation Administration said. …

FAA

Mullah Omar Is Dead: Father of Afghanistan's Taliban Died in Pakistan

Even in the prime of his life, at the height of his power, it was difficult for anyone to learn about, much less meet, Mullah Omar. He was simply the most reclusive, secretive leader in the world.<p>Word of his death Wednesday confirmed just how much of a phantom the father of the Taliban had become. …