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North Korea Threatens To Attack U.S. If Obama Retaliates Over Sony Hacking

A top North Korean defense committee threatened attacks on "the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.S. mainland" if President Barack Obama retaliates over last month's cyberattack on Sony Pictures, according to a statement posted Sunday to the country's official Korean Central News …

Kenya tells US to back off over 'terror' law

A senior Kenyan official at the State House has criticised the United States for raising concerns about a new Kenyan law aimed at fighting "terrorism".<p>Munyori Buku said in a statement on the presidential website that Kenya's new law had checks and balances, unlike US security laws that have created …

Obama says he will outline Isis strategy in speech on Wednesday

President Barack Obama will lay out a strategy this week to “go on offence” against Islamic State (Isis) by rallying an international coalition behind economic, political and military measures.<p>Obama said he will brief congressional leaders on Tuesday and address the nation on Wednesday to explain …

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31 arrests over Wales 2014 Nato summit

<b>There were a total of 31 arrests related to the Wales Nato summit last week, the officer leading the operation has said.</b><p>The arrests were for offences including assaulting police and possession of offensive weapons.<p>Nine and a half thousand officers from around the UK were brought in for the week.<p>The …

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World comes to Wales for 2014 Nato Summit in Newport

<b>The eyes of the world are on Wales as the Nato summit begins in Newport bringing together more than 60 heads of state and government.</b><p>US President Barack Obama started his visit with a trip to a local school with UK Prime Minister David Cameron.<p>They then returned to the Celtic Manor where he was …

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NATO summit to highlight unity against Russia

NATO leaders are holding a summit in the UK in a bid to show unity against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, after France suspended delivery of a warship to Moscow despite a surprise peace plan put forward by the Kremlin.<p>Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held talks with US President Barack …

Zimbabwe economy: Investments plunging, says bank governor

Foreign investment in Zimbabwe more than halved in the first six months of the year, the country's central bank chief John Mangudya has said.<p>"The country received a paltry $67m [£40m] compared to $165m during the same period in 2013," he said.<p>The government policy to hand economic control to black …

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Cry-Baby of the Week: A Guy Called the Cops Because a Stripper Wouldn't Have Sex With Him

This week: A woman called the cops because she heard someone say "fuck" and someone else called the cops because a stripper wouldn't have sex with him.<p><i>It's time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world:</i><p><b>Cry-Baby #1: William McDaniel</b><p><i>Screencap via Google Maps</i><p><b>The</b> …

Don’t Forget About Nature: Designer and Photographer Julian Bialowas On the Importance of Exploration in the Digital Age

Julian Bialowas is always searching for the next adventure. Currently based in San Francisco, the Canadian photographer and designer has made his …

This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you'll see today

We've seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model's face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light that's inseparable from the object itself. People say …

Video Games Are Good For You

Video games aren't some obscure niche property anymore. Still, gamers let the non-gamers in a group make them feel like the weirdos and outcasts in a social setting. Enough of that. Video games aren't just common; they're beneficial.<p><i>Still from 'Video Games: The Movie'</i><p>There are over 180 million …

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Fifteen Years Later, 'Fight Club' Still Sucks

The 15th anniversary of 'Fight Club' is rapidly approaching. No need to celebrate—it’s just as sexist, pseudo-intellectual, and pornographically violent as you remember.<p>When <i>Fight Club</i> was first released, I found it to be the most scathing indictment of consumerist culture I had ever witnessed. …

Twitter to remove photos of deceased on families' request

Families of deceased individuals can now request that images of their loved ones be removed from Twitter<p>Twitter has announced that it will remove imagery of deceased individuals at the request of family members, out of respect for the wishes of loved ones.<p>The social media company said that …

Voice recognition technology will attempt to ID 'barbaric' British jihadist

British intelligence agencies are likely to use voice recognition software to try to identify the British jihadist and the where he grew up and lived<p><b>» Live updates on the Iraq crisis «</b><p>British intelligence agencies are likely to use voice recognition software to try to identify the British jihadist …

White supremacy is the real culprit in Ferguson. The excuses just prove it

We’ve had enough of the police brutality, of the colorblind mythologies and post-racial rhetoric, of the sweet-talk, of the calls for non-violence; of mass incarceration and systemic poverty, of trigger happy cops and crying black mothers, of the Eric Garners and Renisha McBrides, the Michael …

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Gritty Black and White Photos Capture the Dynamic Energy of Tokyo’s Streets

Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki captures the dynamic energy of Tokyo in his gritty, black and white street photos. With a background in law at the prestigious Waseda University, Suzuki didn't start pursuing photography until 2008, but his striking images showcase his natural talent at …

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