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France warns of security risks caused by global warming

Climate and international security are closely linked, says French foreign minister in the run-up to landmark UN climate change conference in Paris<p>A UN conference on climate in Paris this year will also be a “conference for peace”, given that global warming threatens the world’s security, a top …

French court recognises third gender for the first time

A French court has for the first time recognised a third gender for a person born with both male and female genitalia, a prosecutor said Wednesday.<p>The plaintiff, who had been considered a man since being designated male at birth, can now use the term "neutral gender" on personal official documents …

Blurred Lines vs Got to Give it Up: Twitter reaction

After Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams lost their plagiarism case against Marvin Gaye's estate, Twitter was quick to weigh in on the verdict<p>Yesterday, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay a hefty $7.4 million to the children of the late singer Marvin Gaye, after a judge ruled …

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Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Japan must face up to its shameful Second World War past like Germany did, says Angela Merkel

German chancellor speaks on trip to Tokyo of the need for Japan to squarely confront its past ahead of 70th anniversary of country's defeat in Second World War<p>Japan must face up to its actions during the Second World War if it is serious about building better relations with its neighbours, Angela …

Gay marriage comes to Alabama over chief judge's objections

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's chief justice built his career on defiance: In 2003, Roy Moore was forced from the bench for disobeying a federal …

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Teenager arrested after taking selfie with dead body

16-year-old who allegedy used Snapchat to share photograph with friend is charged with homicide<p>Authorities say a western Pennsylvania teenager charged in the shooting death of another teen took a selfie with the body and sent it to a friend on social media.<p>The 16-year-old boy is charged with …

Ukraine peace 'uncertain' after talks with Putin, but worth trying

“History shows us that dictators will always take more if you let them,” says John McCain, comparing Angela Merkel and François Hollande's talks with Vladimir Putin to Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of Hitler<p>A rift between <b>Europe</b> and the <b>US</b> over the <b>Ukraine</b> crisis appears to be growing after senior …

Windows 10: Our complete guide to Microsoft’s next OS

Windows 8 was a bit of a misstep for Microsoft. The removal of the Start menu, introduction of fullscreen “Metro” apps, and redesigned interface …

Microsoft’s quest for low-end Windows sales begins: $99 tablet, $199 laptop from HP

Ahead of a planned event where it is expected to show off Windows 9, Microsoft announced low-cost Windows tablets and notebooks in conjunction with …