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U.S. sticks to demand Assad leave power at first peace talks to include Iran

VIENNA (Reuters) - Washington stuck to its demand on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leave power, ahead of peace talks which will include Assad’s main ally Iran for the first time, reflecting his stronger position since Russia joined the war on his side.<p>Throughout four years of war …

Middle East

At least 57 killed in missile attack on Syrian town: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 57 people were killed and dozens wounded when Syrian government forces fired missiles into a marketplace in a town near Damascus, a conflict monitor said on Friday.<p>A man carries an injured child as another man gestures at a site hit by missiles fired by Syrian government …

Middle East

British son of notorious hate preacher reportedly killed in Syria

Mohammed Omar Bakri Mohammed, the son of an extremist banned from the UK, is said to have been executed by Isis for apostasy<p>The British son of extremist hate preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed has reportedly been killed by his fellow terrorists in Syria for supposedly abandoning the Islamic …

Windows 10 will automatically download on to Windows 7 or 8 PCs

Company to make Windows 10 a ‘recommended update’ next year, meaning those running updates will have it downloaded and will be prompted to install<p>Microsoft’s efforts to entice users to upgrade to Windows 10 will soon see it automatically downloaded on to users computers without their knowledge.<p>The …

London police arrest second teenager over TalkTalk data breach

The hack which exposed millions of TalkTalk customer account details may have been orchestrated by more than one individual. Following the arrest of a 15-year-old boy on Monday, Metropolitan Police today confirmed that a second individual has been apprehended in connection with the case. A …

Nations agree on new Syria talks, but say little about Assad

VIENNA (AP) — The United States, Russia, Iran and more than a dozen other nations agreed Friday to launch a new peace effort involving Syria's …

Middle East

Anti-Islamic State activist and his friend beheaded in Turkey

BEIRUT — A prominent member of a secretive monitoring group in Syria that works to expose Islamic State atrocities in the war-ravaged country was found dead Friday along with a friend in southern Turkey, activists said.<p>Members of the group, known as Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, accused the …

2 Palestinian attacks, Israeli police say; 2 stabbers killed

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an American man at a station of Jerusalem's light rail on Friday before he was shot dead …

Knife-wielding Palestinians strike in West Bank, Jerusalem; two dead

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Knife-wielding Palestinians attacked Israelis in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank on Friday and police said they had shot dead two assailants, in a further wave of violence spurred partly by tensions over a Jerusalem holy site.<p>Four people, including another Palestinian …

Israel

South Korean telco proclaims it will be world's first 5G network operator

South Koreans currently enjoy the world's fastest Internet speeds, so it makes sense that they would be the first to get a fifth-generation mobile network, aka 5G.<p>SK Telecom, the country's most widely used mobile carrier, on Thursday declared it would be the world's first operator of a 5G network …

Apple’s secrecy is damaging its AI research

Apple’s desire to compete with companies like Facebook and Google in terms of artificial intelligence research is being hurt by… (drum roll) its obsessive secrecy, according to a new report.<p>Noted neural network researcher Yoshua Bengio says that Apple has started attending big conferences such as …

U.S. to Deploy Special Operations Forces in Syria: Officials

The U.S. will send a small number of U.S. special operations forces into Syria as part of a shift in its strategy against ISIS, White House officials announced Friday.<p>President Barack Obama has authorized a contingent of fewer than 50 commandos to deploy into northern Syria and work with moderate …

Halo 5 multiplayer feels like classic Halo, but with some great new surprises

The decision to pare <i>Halo 5</i>'s core multiplayer mechanics back makes it more approachable for new players, but it also gives it a higher skill ceiling. It's comparatively easy to silhouette an enemy face in your ironsights in most other shooters, but in <i>Halo 5</i>, squeezing out three DMR headshots across …

Halo

HP, a Silicon Valley icon, is ready for its break-up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the nation's most storied tech companies will split in two this weekend, another casualty of seismic shifts in the way …

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Business (Canada)

Apple’s latest Android app is already getting trolled by 1-star reviews

Apple can’t catch a break on Android. When Apple released its first app on Google’s platform last month called Move to iOS, Android fans were quick to negatively rate the app that only existed to help people switch from Android to iPhone. To date, Move to iOS has roughly 30,000 1 star reviews to …