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UK shops to receive Charlie Hebdo magazine despite radical cleric calling it an "act of war"

Hundreds of copies of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo 'survivors' magazine are expected to be brought to the UK when it is published on Wednesday despite claims by radical preacher Anjem Choudary it is "an act of war".<p><b>Hundreds of copies</b> of the 'survivors' edition of the Charlie Hebdo satirical …

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A tiny island might have the world's first 5G network, whatever that is

Wikimedia<p>As we have discussed in the past, a number of companies are rushing their 5G technology without any idea what 5G means nor the ability to currently provide solid 4G speeds. Some are even marketing that they currently offer 5G speeds when they are barely able to offer 4G speeds, if that. …

Drones patrol half of Mexico border

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control …

UN says LRA abductions on rise in C Africa

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels have launched a string of attacks across central Africa with a "steady increase" in abductions, the United Nations said.<p>The elusive rebels, who raid villages and enslave residents, have abducted 432 people so far this year, a "steady increase" from last …

Elated scientists show off latest pics from historic Rosetta comet mission

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists who pulled off a huge achievement in space exploration showed numerous black-and-white images Thursday of where they think the Philae probe landed on a comet 310 million miles from Earth.<p>Many at the European Space Agency have gone without sleep in the last few days, nervously …

Ukrainian military will not abandon ceasefire: spokesman

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Moscow and Kiev accused each other on Thursday of violating a ceasefire and the United States warned Russia the West might punish it further for its “military escalation” of the Ukraine crisis.<p>Smoke rises near the traffic control tower of the Sergey Prokofiev International …

Iranian Pharrell Williams fans behind Happy video sentenced

A group of Pharrell Williams fans who were arrested for filming themselves dancing to the Pharrell Williams song Happy on the rooftops of Tehran have received suspended sentences of imprisonment and lashes.<p>According to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI), a New-York based …

Fantasy football could cost businesses $13.4 billion a season

It became pretty clear that the World Cup ended up draining productivity in the U.S., but one study shows that the NFL’s fantasy football may also be …

The man who created the first pop-up ad says 'sorry'

"I'm sorry. Our intentions were good."<p>Ethan Zuckerman was a designer and programmer for the early web-hosting service Tripod.com when a car company freaked out. The unspecified manufacturer had bought a banner ad on a page that "celebrated anal sex," and was not too pleased at the association of …

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Marine loses appeal against murder conviction

Sergeant Alexander Blackman argued that conviction was unsafe as court martial required only a simple majority verdict<p>A Royal Marine found guilty of murdering a badly injured Taliban insurgent has lost his fight to clear his name.<p>Sergeant Alexander Blackman, who is serving a life sentence in a …

Chinese museum shut over fakes

According to the Global Times newspaper, Lucheng Museum, in the province of Liaoning, was investigated by police who found thousands of counterfeits among its collection of 8,000 items.<p>The counterfeits included a sword supposedly from the Qing Dynasty, and claimed to be worth 120 million yuan …

North Korea fires shells near South Korean vessel, Seoul says

North Korea fired at least two shells Thursday near a traveling South Korean high-speed patrol boat in the Yellow Sea, the South Korean Defense Ministry said.<p>The shells landed about 200 meters away (650 feet) from the vessel, which was on a regular patrol mission, the ministry said.<p>No casualties or …

Vigilantes Vow to Track Down Nigerian Girls Taken by Boko Haram

A vigilante group of traditional hunters has volunteered to help find the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.<p>Armed with homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets, about 100 men have gathered in a camp in Maiduguri and offered their services to the Borno state government.

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DARPA unveils hack-proof drone

The Pentagon’s research arm unveiled a new drone built with secure software that prevents the control and navigation of the aircraft from being hacked.<p>The program, called High Assurance Cyber Military Systems, or HACMS, uses software designed to thwart cyber attacks. It has been underway with the …

Attack on Ukrainian army checkpoint leaves at least 11 dead

The conflict between pro-Ukraine and separatist forces in the east of Ukraine led to one of its bloodiest days yet on Thursday, days before presidential elections due to take place on Sunday.<p>At least 11 pro-Ukraine forces were killed in a surprise dawn attack on a Ukrainian army checkpoint, …

Ukraine military push appears to lose momentum in the east

Ukraine's armored vehicles rolled Wednesday, but its attempt to take back eastern towns from pro-Russian militants seemed to stall.<p>In Donetsk, six armored vehicles sent into the nearby city of Kramatorsk in the morning later showed up carrying Russian flags in Slaviansk.<p>Russian Ambassador to the EU …

Russia sets tough conditions for diplomatic solution in Crimea

Russia set out a series of tough conditions on Sunday night for agreeing a diplomatic solution to the crisis over its annexation of Crimea, demanding that the US and its European partners accept its proposal that ethnic Russian regions of eastern and southern Ukraine be given extensive autonomous …

House Republicans Urge Obama to Take Hard Stance Against Russia

Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee sent an open letter to President Obama on Wednesday urging him to share new intelligence of Russian troop movements with the Ukrainian government.<p>The congressmen said they are "gravely concerned about the aggressive posture of Russian forces along …

Apple engineer explains where the iPhone came from

Offering a rare interview in the run-up to another legal fray between Samsung and Apple, the senior engineer behind the iPhone has explained where it all started, part of Apple's plan to communicate how groundbreaking the original iPhone was. Talking to the <i>WSJ</i>, Greg Christie explained how the …

Pro-Russians storm Ukrainian navy base in Crimea - CNN.com

<b>Simferopol, Crimea (CNN)</b> -- A deadline Ukraine's acting President gave Crimea's separatist leaders to release hostages came and went without apparent incident Wednesday, after pro-Russian activists stormed the former Soviet state's navy headquarters in the region.<p>Amid signs the uneasy standoff …

Ukraine Minister: Ukraine, Russia Agree Crimea Truce Until March 21

"An agreement has been reached with (Russia's) Black Sea Fleet and the Russian Defense Ministry on a truce in Crimea until March 21," Ihor Tenyukh told journalists on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting.<p>"No measures will be taken against our military facilities in Crimea during that time. Our …

Special Report: Egyptian militants outwit army in Sinai battlefield | Reuters

AL-LAFITAAT, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt’s army says it is crushing Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula, but in the region’s villages and towns a victory for the state feels a long way off.<p>A Palestinian works inside a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian forces, beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border …

Crimea votes to become part of Russia again

A referendum in favour of a re-union of Crimea with Russia is denounced by the West, despite being passed by 96.6 per cent<p>Crimea said it would become part of Russia again on Sunday after a referendum on the region’s future saw an overwhelming majority vote to break away from Ukraine.<p>In a poll …

Russia isolated over Crimea after UN vote

Russia has been exposed as isolated over the crisis in Ukraine, with members of the UN Security Council overwhelmingly supporting a draft resolution condemning an upcoming referendum on the future of Crimea as illegal.<p>The vote on Saturday comes as reports claimed that Russian troops had landed on a …

Russia Accuses U.S. Of Discrimination Against Russian Journalists

MOSCOW, March 14 (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Friday of unacceptable discrimination against Russian journalists by barring them from a news conference given by President Barack Obama and Ukraine's prime minister.<p>The Russian Foreign Ministry portrayed Washington as trampling on …

Vice Reporter In Crimea Challenges Russian Soldiers: 'Are You Going To Shoot Me?'

Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky has been covering the ongoing crisis in Crimea with interesting and insightful dispatches being released over the …

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Ukraine's Military Mobilizes, Prepares For Combat: Trucks, APCs, SAMs, Howitzers, Tanks Rolling Out

Did somebody say de-escalation?<p>Earlier today, photos were distributed showing the latest military convoy reinforcements heading into the Crimea, …