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Death of al-Shabab Boss Godane Could See Jihadis Returning to U.S.

The death of a brutal terror leader in a U.S. airstrike in Somalia could see a dangerous splintering of his organization and potentially worrying consequences for the United States, according to experts.<p>Ahmed Godane was the ruthless "emir" of al-Shabab — Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked terrorist …

Terrorism

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

'89 French champ Chang helps Nishikori to US final

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Chang knows what it takes to win a Grand Slam title as a player. Lately, as a coach, he's been trying to transmit some of that knowledge to Kei Nishikori while helping guide him to the U.S. Open final.<p>Chang has been an animated presence in the courtside guest box the past …

NFL Week 1 picks: Bears, Broncos and Patriots locks for kickoff weekend

SB Nation's "expert" NFL picking panel returns for a new season, starting with a slate of Week 1 games that include some picks so obvious, they're sure to be wrong.<p>The 2014 NFL season is finally here, almost. It kicks off Thursday night in Seattle. But before the excitement kicks in, there's …

Showtime for Apple: Big phones, smart watches and high expectations | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - It has been four years since Apple Inc introduced a completely new gadget and the pressure is on for the world’s largest tech company to wow at its “special event” in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday.<p>The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store …

Take A Color Crash Course In One Of Fall's Hottest Hues: Aubergine!

Long associated with royals and riches, this deeper take on purple will add a mysterious allure to your wardrobe. Whether you're trying to look …

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.<p>"If you're solving a problem that is real to them, they're going to come out of the woodwork."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

Text Messaging

Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker review: An activity tracker with the heart of a smartwatch - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Vivosmart can accurately track your daily activities and display notifications from your smartphone. It can connect with third-party apps like MyFitnessPal and wireless heart-rate monitors. It's also waterproof and has personalized activity goals.<p><b>The Bad</b> Notifications can be difficult …

Wearable Tech

Former French hostage says Brussels attack suspect was among his captors in Syria

PARIS (Reuters) - A French journalist held hostage for months in Syria said on Saturday that one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May.<p>The reporter, Nicolas Henin, said he recognized Mehdi Nemmouche from video shown to him as part of …

Denmark introduces rehab for Syrian fighters | War

<b>Aarhus, Denmark -</b> An innovative rehabilitation programme is offering Danish Muslims in Syria an escape route from the conflict zone and help getting their lives back on track without the threat of prosecution.<p>The programme, a collaboration between welfare services and police in Aarhus, Denmark's …

Afghan court sentences seven men to death for gang rape in case that shook capital | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan handed the death penalty to seven men on Sunday for raping and robbing a group of women returning from a wedding in a rare case of sexual assault that has shaken the capital and raised concerns over public security at a time of transition.<p>Police said a large group of …

After Syria and Iraq, Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN Pakistan (Reuters) - Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultra-radical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al Qaeda.<p>A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the …

Henry Kissinger: Iran 'A Bigger Problem Than ISIS'

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that Iran "is a bigger problem than ISIS."<p>In an interview with NPR that was released on Saturday, Kissinger explained that because Iran has a stronger footing in the Middle East, it has a greater opportunity to create an empire.<p>"The borders of the …

British female jihadis sign up to the Islamic State's all-women police force

Female jihadi from UK posts on Twitter a photo of her suicide belt as dozens of women flock to Syria to join the terror state<p>British female jihadis are running an ultra-religious police force that punishes women for un-Islamic behaviour in territory controlled by Islamist terrorists, The Telegraph …