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U.S. has armed drones over Baghdad, official says

Armed drones. Mass graves. Kirkuk's effective annexation. The Iraq crisis escalated Friday.<p>A U.S. official confirmed to CNN that armed American drones started flying over Baghdad in the previous 24 hours to provide additional protection for 180 U.S. military advisers in the area. Until now, U.S. …

Building Code To Break Poverty In Bangladesh

Teaching people in the third world how to code seems to be a growing trend that may just help to break the world-wide poverty cycle. Danish-based microfinancing operation CodersTrust is starting to do just that with a test group of 100 Bangladeshis.<p>“Nine out of 10 coders on sites like oDesk suck,” …

Divers Map The Garbage Dump That Is Filling The World’s Oceans

What’s really in the water? Project Aware lets you see what divers find beneath the waves with their waste audits.<p>You may have heard how there’s a Great Garbage Patch floating in the Pacific, and that it’s the size of Texas. Many newspapers and websites have reported on it, and it sounds …

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Bangladesh back to basics to stop erosion

Bangladesh is using sandbags to contain erosion incidents that sweep away homes and land of more than 60,000 families every year. Engineers have plumped for sandbags instead of the more expensive, imported concrete slabs that were being used before.<p>Al Jazeera correspondent Maher Sattar reports from …

Egypt's new President vows to 'correct the mistakes of the past'

Egypt's former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was sworn in Sunday as President, vowing to lead the country through important changes.<p>In its next phase, Egypt "will witness a total rise on both internal and external fronts, to compensate what we have missed and correct the mistakes of the …

Australia’s CSIRO creates a new solar-powered method for producing supercritical steam. Could it make renewables more efficient? http://ow.ly/xHZBM