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Possible MH370 debris found by relative of disappeared passenger

Piece of board found by one of seven relatives who flew to Indian Ocean island to raise awareness of need to hand in debris thought to be from plane<p>A Chinese man who travelled to Madagascar in search of answers to the disappearance of his mother on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has found a …

Syria's Assad says victory in Aleppo won't end the war

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Defense Ministry says two of its soldiers were killed in a mortar attack on the Russian air base in Syria.<p>The ministry says the attack on the Hemeimeem base took place on Sunday and that it was carried out by a "mobile sabotage group" of fighters.<p>Thursday's reports by the …

White Helmets in east Aleppo plead for help after regime advances

Rescue group says volunteers fear for their lives as Syrian army, backed by Iranian militia, approaches rebel-held areas<p>The Syrian White Helmets rescue group has urged international organisations to protect its volunteers in rebel-held parts of eastern Aleppo, warning that they face torture and …

Intel signs deal with Delphi to supply self-driving computing power

Intel will be the primary supplier of computing power inside Delphi’s self-driving system of the future. The two companies signed the deal on Monday, giving Intel another major partner in the auto industry.<p>Delphi is making big moves in the self-driving industry, clearly trying to avoid becoming …

Computer Science

Chaos, desperation at first U.N. aid distribution inside Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi police fired shots in the air and threatened to whip crowds with a hose as residents tried to overrun the first distribution of aid by UN agencies inside Mosul on Thursday, a scene of the desperation in areas retaken from Islamic State.<p>The distribution aimed to reach …

Middle East

Apple now at over 200 CarPlay vehicles, confirms 50 new models w/ support

Apple today updated its website listing supported CarPlay vehicles to note that the feature is now available in over 200 models, up from the 150 vehicles the site previously listed. While noting the 200 vehicle milestone, Apple has added 50 new models to its list of supported vehicles, including a …

Jeep Compass

LinkedIn notifications in Windows will be a special kind of hell

Run for the hills<p>As part of Microsoft’s finalized acquisition of LinkedIn, the Windows maker this morning outlined a series of goals it has for its new social network. One of those goals includes the implementation of LinkedIn notifications in the Windows 10 Action Center, so you will never again …

LinkedIn

​Zuckerberg and Andreessen are a bit too cozy, lawsuit says

Facebook shareholders file a lawsuit alleging a conflict of interest between the social network's CEO and a board member.<p>A lawsuit has been filed against Facebook's board of directors over dealings between company CEO Mark Zuckerberg and board member Marc Andreessen. The suit alleges the two …

Alcatel launches the IDOL 4 in India with a VR headset

In a press event in New Delhi, Alcatel launched the IDOL 4 smartphone in India. The IDOL 4 and IDOL 4S were first unveiled at the MWC 2016 earlier this year.<p>The highlight of the IDOL 4 is a bundled VR headset that offers an immersive 360-degree multimedia and gaming experience. The smartphone packs …

Mobile Technology

Apple Music now boasts more than 20 million subscribers

Apple Music still has a long ways to go if it ever wants to catch up to Spotify, but Apple’s streaming music service is still chugging along and …

Music Industry

Facebook now lets brands use dynamic ads to drive mobile app installs

Facebook’s dynamic product ads are getting an upgrade. The social networking company is now letting brands use this marketing format to drive mobile app installs. Now, when users see these ads on a website or on Facebook, they may be directed to install the retailer, hotelier, or merchant’s mobile …

Apps

Amazon says it has ‘no plans’ to open 2,000 stores

Amazon would like us all not to get too carried away envisioning its plans for those futuristic, cashier-free grocery stores unveiled on Monday.<p>Though a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> indicated that Amazon eventually hopes to open 2,000 such stores, Amazon denied that this was true in a comment …

Brazil

Microsoft officially closes its $26.2B acquisition of LinkedIn

After getting its final European Commission approvals earlier this week, Microsoft and LinkedIn today announced that Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the social networking site, has officially closed.<p>The news comes six months after news first broke of the deal.<p>In an internal memo, …

Syrian army's Aleppo advance slows but victory in sight

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army’s advance in Aleppo slowed on Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Bashar al-Assad vowed that retaking the city would change the course of the six-year-old war.<p>Russia’s RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister …

Middle East

Iraq's parliament adopts law legalizing Shiite militias

BAGHDAD (AP) — Rekindling sectarian rivalries at a sensitive time, Iraq's parliament on Saturday voted to fully legalize state-sanctioned Shiite militias long accused of abuses against minority Sunnis, adopting a legislation that promoted them to a government force empowered to "deter" security and …

Middle East

MH 17: Russian separatist leader sued for $900 million by crash victims

Exclusive: Igor Girkin formally accused of orchestrating the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight in east Ukraine<p>Igor Girkin, the leader of Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, was on Wednesday formally accused of orchestrating the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, …

Russia