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Britons offering protection against pirates facing five years in Indian jail

Six former soldiers who worked for a firm offering protection to commercial shipping convicted of weapons offences<p>Six former British soldiers working for a private “anti-pirate” security company have been sentenced to five years in prison in India after a court upheld a conviction for possession of …

Tamil Nadu

Who was Abdelhamid Abaaoud, suspected ringleader of Paris attack?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even in death, Abdelhamid Abaaoud was hard to pin down.<p>It took investigators a day to confirm the suspected ringleader of last week's terror attacks in Paris was dead.<p>He was killed in a police raid in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis on Wednesday. His identity was confirmed via prints from …

Terrorism

Facebook activates Paris safety check following terror attacks

<b>UPDATED 6 p.m. PT</b><p>Facebook activated its "safety check" feature in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris on Friday.<p>The feature, which has previously …

12 Most Controversial TV Episodes Ever Aired

by M. Carter<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Because TV is being sent into people's homes rather being sought out by viewers, networks are very careful to avoid upsetting …

TV

Syfy will premiere 'The Expanse' online before it hits cable

If enough time has passed for you to be comfortable calling the network "Syfy," perhaps you'll check out its new TV show. <i>The Expanse</i> is based on a popular series of novels by the same name, following a detective and a ship's captain pursuing the case of a missing young woman before it uncovers a …

Deadly Kashmir clashes after Indian PM Modi visit

<b>A demonstrator has been killed in clashes with government troops in Indian-administered Kashmir, following a visit there by PM Narendra Modi.</b><p>Police opened fire and used tear gas to disperse the crowds, but the news of the death brought more protesters onto the streets of the city of Srinagar.<p>The …

Pakistan

Chromecast and Android TV owners can get $6 in Play Store credit

If you own a Chromecast or Android TV, you'll want to check out the latest offers, which earn you $6 in Play Store credit. You'll be able to redeem …

NBC Expects Huge Ratings, and Hecklers, When Donald Trump Hosts SNL Tonight

NBC Expects Huge Ratings, and Hecklers, When Donald Trump Hosts SNL TonightNEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Donald Trump speaks at a press conference for …

Comedy

Leaked Comcast memo reportedly admits data caps aren't about improving network performance

Public relations would also prefer that you stop calling it a data cap<p>Comcast is unleashing its PR machine to try to manage the controversy around its home broadband data caps. After recently expanding its "trial" 300GB monthly data cap in several cities around the Southeastern US, it looks like …

CBS chief explains why the new Star Trek series will air on subscription streaming service

Earlier this week, Paramount and CBS Television Studios announced that <b>Star Trek</b> is returning to the small screen for a brand new series from Alex …

NSA says how often, not when, it discloses software flaws

<i>(By Joseph Menn, Reuters) –</i> The U.S. National Security Agency, seeking to rebut accusations that it hoards information about vulnerabilities in computer software, thereby leaving U.S. companies open to cyber attacks, said last week that it tells U.S. technology firms about the most serious flaws it …

Scholars Doubt Donald Trump’s Approach to the Presidency

Donald Trump’s promise to overhaul both foreign and domestic policy through his leadership skills vastly overstates and misunderstands the power he would hold if elected president, according to political scientists and scholars of the presidency.<p>The real estate mogul has said that he would convince …

Donald Trump

Mars mystery unravelled: NASA finds reason why Red Planet can\'t support life

Solar wind carrying charged particles from the sun may have triggered the thinning of Mars' atmosphere, eventually causing the Red Planet to lose its …

Leaked Comcast documents show its data cap has nothing to do with network congestion

Recently, Comcast began introducing 300 GB data caps for Internet subscribers across various markets in the U.S. If you go over your allotted bandwidth limit, you'll be charged $10 for every 50GB of data you use. Or, you can opt to pay Comcast an extra $30/month to eliminate the cap completely. We …

Hillary Clinton proposes loosening restrictions on marijuana

<b>Orangeburg, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton proposed loosening restrictions on marijuana in South Carolina on Saturday, telling a largely African-American audience that she would like to reschedule the drug in order to spur research.<p>"What I do want is for us to support research into medical …

Cannabis

Increased Scrutiny Threatens Carson’s Political Strength

Ben Carson, who has reached the top of polls in the GOP primary in part through telling his compelling personal story of surviving a difficult childhood to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon, is now facing intense scrutiny about whether he has exaggerated or made up details of his early life.<p>A …

Government

Augmented reality device turns your arm into a keyboard

Japanese electronics maker NEC has unveiled a unique input mechanism that allows you to type on your arm using augmented reality.<p>The system is called …

Tech in Africa: All the news you shouldn’t miss

There was bad news, however, from three of Africa’s flagship tech firms. South African social network Mxit announced it is shutting down commercial operations after a significant fall in user numbers in recent years. Launched in 2005, Mxit has close to 100 million registered users globally, and …

Africa

Russia apparently gets the blame for hacking Pentagon email

A couple of weeks ago the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff suddenly shut down its unclassified email network for all users, but didn't say why beyond citing "suspicious activity." Now, anonymous sources and unnamed government officials have told <i>NBC</i> and <i>The Daily Beast</i> that investigators believe the …

Periscope for iOS can mute notifications

Periscope's latest version for iOS comes with a handful of useful features, including one for folks suffering from notification overload. Now, you can "mute" broadcasters you follow so you don't get a pop-up every time they go live. Don't worry about missing their shows, though -- their updates …

Nasa may have found the most Earth-like planet to date

<i>UPDATE: Nasa has now announced its findings. Read all about it here.</i><p>Nasa may have just found the closest thing to an Earth-like planet in the …

Astronomy