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NATO troops end one Afghanistan mission, start another | DW | 27.12.2014

After about 13 years, operations of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, known as ISAF, will conclude at the end of 2014. For …

Let Muadh go: Arab Twitter users plead for pilot held by Isis

A social media campaign of solidarity with the Jordanian pilot captured last week by Islamic State (Isis) has gone viral in Arab countries.<p>Muadh al-Kasasbeh ejected from his F-16 jet before it crashed near the de facto Isis ‘capital’ of Raqqa on Wednesday. Isis has published pictures of him naked …

See How Much Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, and More Stars Look Like the Real People They’re Playing

The holiday movie season has once again brought a flurry of biopics, which has us wondering: How much do these movie stars really look like the people they’re playing? From the dead ringers to the, um, generous adaptations, here are 19 of the season’s biggest stars, side by side with the real …

Devils replace fired DeBoer with star-laden 3-headed coaching staff

The New Jersey Devils are replacing the fired Pete DeBoer with a three-headed coaching staff.<p>Former Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates, ex-Devils assistant and star defenceman Scott Stevens and general manager Lou Lamoriello will split duties on the bench. Oates will handle the forwards and …

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos …

Next Version Of Google Glass Said To Be Powered By Intel

Google hasn’t thrown in the towel on Google Glass if this Wall Street Journal report is to be believed. Reportedly, Google is hard at work at the next version of Glass and has ditched Texas Instruments in favor of Intel. The first consumer version of Google Glass left a lot to be desired. From a …

Hong Kong crackdown reveals China’s fear of contagious rebellion

Xi Jinping’s hardline stance sends fear across Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang, where there are other challenges to monolithic rule<p>The harsh police crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, the most violent repression seen in the former British colony since the protests began earlier this …