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Syria: 14 killed in air strikes in Idlib province, hours after ceasefire extension

Fresh air strikes were reported in Syria's northwest Idlib province, in which at least 14 people were killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights …

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover just snapped a picture of something that's unlike anything it encountered before

Just in time for the holidays, NASA's Curiosity rover is celebrating Christmas 2015 at a Red Planet Paradise — spectacular "Namib Dune." And she marked the occasion by snapping her first ever color self-portrait with the mast mounted high resolution Mastcam 34 mm camera.<p>Heretofore Curiosity has …

Particles

Microsoft stops automatic Windows 10 upgrades, says default checked update was ‘a mistake’

Some Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users this week started reporting they were being forced to upgrade to Windows 10, even though they had not reserved a copy nor indicated in any way they wanted to upgrade. We reached out to Microsoft asking why users were being forced to install Windows 10, and the …

Microsoft brings the Windows 10 Start Menu to Surface RT

Microsoft has released an update for its orphaned Windows RT 8.1 OS that gives it a Windows 10-like Start menu, according to users who've downloaded it. That's good news for owners of the original Surface and Surface 2 RT hybrid laptops, or those who bought RT devices like the Asus Vivo Tab RT and …

Facebook starts letting your friends know you've ignored their event

"Seen."<p>The dreaded read receipt in Facebook's chat client, Messenger, which has ruined many a friendship by letting your chat buddies know you've …

Britain is on the brink of 'running dry' of diesel fuel

The RAC Foundation, a transport policy and research organisation, said in a new report titled "Readdressing the balance between petrol and diesel demand" that diesel is being sold as twice as fast as petrol and by 2030 it is predicted that diesel could be selling four times as fast.<p>In turn, the RAC …

Oil

US warns Russia over support for Syrian regime

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Moscow's "continued support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad risks exacerbating and extending the conflict" in the country.<p>Kerry made the comments on Tuesday in his third phone call to Lavrov in the past 10 …

Islamic State Syria advance pushes France to begin air strikes

PARIS (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have made considerable progress near the contested northern Syrian city of Aleppo and are threatening to rout core elements of Western-backed Syrian rebel forces there, France’s defence minister said on Wednesday.<p>The Islamist militant group launched an …

Middle East

Jenna Coleman 'Quits Doctor Who' As She 'Lands Role As Queen Victoria In New ITV Drama'

Jenna Coleman is once-again at the centre of reports she’s quit ‘Doctor Who’.<p><b>MORE 'DOCTOR WHO':</b><p>'Spoilers!' Fan Favourite To Return To 'Doctor …

Can rice give you cancer? 'Not if you cook it in a coffee percolator'

Rice contains high levels of arsenic because it is grown in flood plains, but steaming it in a coffee percolator removes most of the poison<p>Rice should be cooked in a coffee percolator because it contains dangerous levels of carcinogenic arsenic, scientists have said.<p>People who eat a lot of rice are …