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Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults

They may not know who Steve Jobs was or even how to tie their own shoelaces, but the average six-year-old child understands more about digital technology than a 45-year-old adult, according to an authoritative new report published on Thursday.<p>The advent of broadband in the year 2000 has created a …

ISIS Makes Up Only About 10% Of The Militant Coalition In Iraq

Now he fights alongside the Islamic State — the extremist group that split off from Al Qaeda earlier this year and has swept through Syria and northern Iraq in the past month, declaring a new cross-border caliphate.<p>Thousands of Iraqis like Obeidi have likewise joined the ranks of a coalition …

Isis militants 'seize Iraq monastery and expel monks'

<b>Islamist militants in Iraq are reported to have seized an ancient monastery near Mosul and expelled the monks.</b><p>Local residents said monks at the Mar Behnam monastery were allowed to take only the clothes they were wearing.<p>The monastery, which dates from the 4th Century, is a major Christian landmark …

ISIS Torches 1800-Year-Old Mosul Church After Expelling Christians

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While details of the recent expulsion of the Christian community in Mosul have been well-documented …

Museums And Heritage Sites In Syria Are Under Siege

Experts are training locals to preserve and protect art and antiquities.<p>The civil war devastating Syria and spilling into Iraq has claimed yet another casualty: museums and cultural heritage sites. As evidence of destruction mounts, the international community is moving to action.<p>What we’re doing …

ISIS Generates Millions From Seized Oil Fields: Iraqi Officials

Militants are selling crude oil and gasoline from four seized oil fields to finance their new Islamic state. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is believed to be generating a multi-million dollar profit from the illegal trade, Iraqi officials told Reuters. The small oil fields were seized …

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Purged by ISIS, Iraq's Christians appeal to world for help

Iraqi Christians are begging for help from the civilized world after Mosul, the northern city where they have lived and worshiped for 2,000 years, was purged of non-Muslims by ISIS, the jihadist terror group that claims to have established its own nation in the region.<p>Assyrian Christians, including …

Isis militants blow up Jonah's tomb

Islamic State (Isis) militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah in Mosul, residents of the city said.<p>Residents said on Thursday that the militants first ordered everyone out of the Mosque of the Prophet Younis, or Jonah, then blew …

Claims Islamic State ordered female genital mutilation 'unconfirmed'

The United Nations is looking into claims jihadists who have taken over parts of Iraq ordered women to undergo genital mutilation.<p>"We have current reports of imposition of a directive that all female girl children and women up to the age of 49 must be circumcised," Jacqueline Badcock, a U.N. …

MH17 disaster: few hard facts so far | DW | 24.07.2014

The July 17 incident saw Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, the area controlled by pro-Russian separatist forces. The plane had …

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U.N. shelter in Gaza hit, 16 dead

At least 16 people were killed and many more were wounded when a U.N. shelter in northern Gaza was hit during Thursday's fighting, officials said.<p>John Ging, director of the U.N.'s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, confirmed to CNN's Christiane Amanpour that 16 died in the strike. …