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Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East

Refugee crisis: Hungary uses tear gas, water cannons on migrants at border

<b>At the Hungarian-Serbian border (CNN) —</b> Hungarian riot police used tear gas and water cannons Wednesday on migrants at the country's border with Serbia after a group broke through a barrier to try to enter the European Union.<p>Frustrations boiled over Wednesday afternoon after Hungary had sealed the …

Teargas

37 fraternity members charged in hazing death at New York college

The death of a 19-year-old student has shone a light on a ritual known as the “glass ceiling” in which young people pledging to join a fraternity at a New York university were blindfolded while wearing a weighted backpack, and forced to get through a line of fraternity brothers outdoors in a …

Crime

What To Expect At Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ Event

Tomorrow’s Apple event is going to be a behemoth. First, it’s going to take place in San Francisco’s Civic Auditorium, which seats a huge crowd of 7,000 people. Second, rumor has it that Apple is going to touch on many product lines — the iPhone obviously, but also the Apple TV, the iPad and the …

Apple

Brush fire in La Habra and Fullerton burns near homes, triggering evacuations

A fast-moving brush fire broke out in Orange County on Tuesday, burning near homes in La Habra and Fullerton, authorities said.<p><b>UPDATE: Orange County brush fire is fully contained</b><p>The fire was first reported about 4 p.m. near Rosecrans Avenue and Beach Boulevard, said Capt. Steve Concialdi of the …

Verizon simplifies its data plans and eliminates device subsidies for new subscribers

Verizon has followed T-Mobile’s lead, and is ending phone subsidies and contracts for new customers. Starting August 13, subscribers can choose how much data they want, and pay a flat monthly fee to connect devices.<p>Data plans now come in four sizes:<p>Small — 1GB of data for $30 per monthMedium — 3GB …