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Is this new smartphone OS real competition for Android and iOS? (spoiler: no)

Let’s face it, if you’re going to buy a new smartphone, you’re probably looking at the iPhone and Android first, because almost everyone you know has …

Twelve injured as huge storm lashes Australian city of Brisbane

The Australian city of Brisbane is clearing up after an overnight storm injured 12 people and caused damaged estimated at nearly 70 million euros.<p>Winds of up to 140km an hour swept through the province of southeast Queensland along with hailstones described as the size of golf balls.<p>Around 90 000 …

Chicago-area refugees experience traditions, flavors of Thanksgiving

The music filling the room was wholly American — the instantly recognizable Vince Guaraldi piano riff from the "Peanuts" holiday specials.<p>But the guests in the room didn't grow up watching Charlie Brown or celebrating Thanksgiving. They were refugees from troubled spots around the globe, Iraq, …

Syrian refugees: Charities urge PM to allow more into UK

<b>Britain has made a "woefully inadequate" attempt to resettle Syrian refugees, charities have said.</b><p>They say figures to be published on Thursday show only 100 Syrians have been given shelter in the UK.<p>In a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, charities and aid agencies have urged him to allow …

Syrian Refugees

Syria denies targeting civilians, tells U.S. to criticize militants instead

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria rejected as “fabricated” U.S. accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with air strikes and said Washington would do better to criticize hardline Islamic State militants who have killed American citizens.<p>Children play in front of damaged buildings along a …

Syria 'no-fly zone' not being considered: NATO general

IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) - NATO is not considering establishing a “no-fly zone” in northern Syria, something Turkey has been calling for to alleviate security and humanitarian pressures on its southeastern borders, one of the alliance’s top generals has told Reuters.<p>Smoke rises after what activists …

Islamic State targeted in 17 air strikes by U.S., allies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States led 17 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since Monday, the U.S. Central Command said on Wednesday.<p>The strikes, part of Operation Inherent Resolve against the militant Islamic force, included 10 attacks near Kobani, Syria. They destroyed …

Qatar runs covert desert training camp for Syrian rebels

DOHA (Reuters) - At a desert base, Gulf state Qatar is covertly training moderate Syrian rebels with U.S. help to fight both President Bashar al-Assad and Islamic State and may include more overtly Islamist insurgent groups, sources close to the matter say.<p>Rebel fighters prepare to fire a machine …

Egypt opens Rafah crossing to stranded Palestinians bound for Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) - Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Wednesday for the first time in a month to allow thousands of stranded Palestinians to return to the Gaza Strip, border officials said.<p>Palestinians returning to Gaza wait to stamp their passports at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt …

Egypt plans blanket anti-terrorism law against 'disrupting order'

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s cabinet approved on Wednesday a draft anti-terrorism law that would give the government blanket power to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order.<p>Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a statement following a meeting …

U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills five suspected militants

PARICHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone killed five suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, a militant and a government official said, as the intensity of air strikes grew as part of an anti-Taliban offensive by the Pakistani military.<p>The drone strike hit a house in Datta …

Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions …

Obama touts immigration action in speech frequently interrupted by hecklers

President Obama traveled to Chicago on Tuesday to sell his executive action on immigration in a speech at a community center in a predominantly Polish-American neighborhood, although his remarks were frequently interrupted by hecklers.<p>Obama began the speech by mentioning the protests in Ferguson, …

Syria airstrikes kill 95 in ISIS stronghold, report says

At least 95 people have been killed and 120 injured in airstrikes by Syrian government forces on the northern city of Raqqa, a stronghold for the extremist group ISIS, a monitoring group said Wednesday.<p>The death toll from Tuesday's airstrikes is expected to rise because many people are critically …

Indonesia seeks island for refugees

1 / 2<p>Indonesia's justice minister (pic) is reportedly considering housing asylum seekers on one island.<p>Indonesia is reportedly considering housing …

As number of South Sudanese refugees grows, UN relief official urges support to Ethiopia

In a press release issued today by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian …