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Turkey to readmit more migrants from Greece as EU deal faces protests | Reuters

ANKARA/LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - Turkey is ready to take in another 200 migrants deported from the Greek islands this week, a senior government official said, as it presses ahead with a disputed EU deal aimed at shutting down the main route for illegal migration into Europe.<p>A first group of 202 …

North Africa

Shock as Thai junta gives army sweeping powers of arrest

The US and human rights groups call for Thailand’s coup leaders to limit military influence over civilian authorities<p>Thailand’s coup leaders have been criticised for giving military officers broad police-like powers to arrest and detain, further eroding the capabilities of civilian authorities in …

Human Rights

'Good times are over' for motorists as cost of petrol begins to rise

Motorists have been warned that the “good times are over” after the cost of petrol rose for the first time in eight months.<p>Campaigners are now accusing retailers of “unscrupulously fleecing” motorists and adding “needless salt in their wounds” for instigating a sudden price hike for unleaded as …

The clever way British cops got around the encryption on a would-be terrorist's iPhone

Last Friday, a 25-year-old delivery driver from Luton, England, was convicted of planning a terror attack on American soldiers stationed in Britain. Junead Khan was planning to target United States Air Force bases in East Anglia, and communicated online with an ISIS fighter in Syria, The Guardian …

World Figure Skating Championships in Pictures

Winter Sports

Thousands in Warsaw protest against proposed abortion ban

Thousands attended a pro-choice rally outside parliament in Warsaw on Sunday after the powerful leader of Poland’s ruling party backed a call by Polish Catholic bishops for a full ban on pregnancy terminations.<p>Poland already has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the European Union. …

Europe

How people using Slack to organise their grocery lists is helping it grow

When Cal Henderson began working on real-time workplace communication platform Slack in 2013, he never expected people to turn to it for organising …

Homebrew self-driving tech gets millions in backing

George "Geohot" Hotz's attempt to put cheap, self-driving tech into any existing car raised eyebrows (and Tesla's ire) when it was revealed late last year. Now, one of Silicon Valley's most prominent venture capital funds is throwing its wallet behind Hotz's grand idea. Andreessen Horowitz has …

Another Western intervention in Libya looms

The shaky debut last week of a new unity government in Libya brings Western nations, including the United States, much closer to a renewed military mission there, and to a host of obstacles that will test their ability to secure a country gripped by Islamist extremism and civil war.<p>Tensions ran …

Middle East

The CEO of Google DeepMind plans to buy a Tesla 3 off Elon Musk — who happens to be one of his early investors

Hassabis congratulated Musk on Twitter after Musk tweeted that 276,000 Model 3 orders had been made by the end of Saturday, just two days after the electric car was launched.<p>"Really amazing to hear!! Just placing my order...," Hassabis wrote.<p>At $35,000 (£24,423), the five-seater Model 3 is the …

David Cameron will be an excellent former prime minister 

Petronella Wyatt's portrait of David Cameron will get lots of attention because of her slightly saucy tales of the young PM's romantic style (warm, wandering hands, if you must know), but it deserves to be taken much more seriously than that because it's one of the best, most measured accounts of …

Vietnam Seizes Chinese Ship for 'Illegal' Entry in South China Sea

BEIJING — Vietnam detained a Chinese ship for “illegally” entering its waters, state media reported, amid continued territorial tensions in the South China Sea.<p>The vessel was “carrying three Chinese sailors and 100,000 liters of oil [26,000 gallons] without clear origin” and it “illegally entered …

China

HP says its new ultra-thin laptop will out-innovate Apple

Big launch scheduled for Tuesday during a luxury conference<p>Having made a habit of emulating (if not outright imitating) Apple's MacBook and MacBook Air lines in recent years, HP believes its latest laptops are going to propel it to a position of design leadership. Speaking to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> …

MacBook Air

Three Ways Google Predicts Your Smartphone Will Change The Future Of Work

One Googler explains how machine learning will soon make your smartphone “a much more efficient and decisive problem solver.”<p>When people imagine machine learning, they tend to think about talking cars or humanoid robots–the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, or else dystopian fiction. But machine learning is …

As wearables in workplace spread, so do legal concerns

Wearable devices, like the Fitbits FIT, +2.72% and Apple AAPL, +0.69% Watches sported by runners and early adopters, are fast becoming tools in the …

Child survivors of Nepal earthquake sold to rich British families

Vulnerable children, including child survivors of last year’s earthquake in Nepal, are being sold to British families as domestic slaves, an investigation by the Sun newspaper has claimed.<p>The paper says boys and girls as young as 10 are being sold for £5,250 ($7,468) in India’s Punjab province, …

Panama Papers: £2bn Of Secret Deals Lead To Vladimir Putin, Leaked Mossack Fonseca Documents Reveal

'The biggest blow the offshore world has ever taken'<p>A network of secret offshore deals and loans worth $2 billion reportedly leads to Russian …

Flower Power in China: Pictures

Asia