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Barack Obama to make historic trip to Cuba in coming weeks

First sitting US president to visit the island in nearly nine decades White House is planning to make the announcement on Thursday<p>Barack Obama will travel to Cuba in the coming weeks, becoming the first sitting US president to make a state visit to the island in nearly nine decades.<p>The White House …

Cuba

Sweden turns to Caribbean cruise ship to house refugees

Sweden's migration agency plans to convert luxury cruise ship into floating asylum centre<p>A luxury cruise ship which spent decades crossing the sun-drenched waters of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean could be en route for Sweden’s chilly Baltic coast to be converted into an asylum centre.<p>Sweden’s …

Google to ban Adobe Flash-based advertising

Another nail is hammered into Flash’s coffin, meaning 2016 will be the last year of abundant display-marketing based on the maligned plugin<p>Google has announced that it will stop accepting ads made with Adobe’s much maligned Flash in June this year and ban them entirely from 2 January 2017.<p>Both arms …

Software

Dozens killed by bombs in Syria, clouding UN peace session

GENEVA (AP) — A triple bombing killed at least 50 people in a predominantly Shiite suburb south of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday even as a …

Middle East

Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead: officials

DALORI, Nigeria (AP) — A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to …

Africa

US election: Tight race in final countdown to Iowa caucuses

In the run-up to Monday’s Iowa caucuses, White House hopeful Hillary Clinton has a lead of just three percentage points according to an influential last-minute poll.<p>The Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa poll released on Saturday indicated a tight Democratic and Republican race.<p>Democrat …

Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead: officials

A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists.<p>Scores of charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the …

Charity watchdog reportedly places Wounded Warrior Project on its watch list

The Wounded Warrior Project, the charity for wounded veterans, has been placed on Charity Navigator’s watch list over accusations of using donor money toward excessive spending on conferences and parties instead of on recovery programs, according to CBS News.<p>According to the charity’s tax forms, …

Corruption

Thousands of Burundians flee to Rwanda

More than 5,800 Burundian refugees have crossed into Rwanda so far this month amid fears of violence before elections later this year, the UN refugee agency has said.<p>Failure to organise free and fair elections could prompt a return to deadly violence in Burundi, according to a top UN rights …

Africa