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Abducted Syrian Christians moved to militant stronghold

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have moved a large group of Christians they abducted to one of their strongholds as fighting raged on Wednesday …

Human Rights

Photographers Ignite: 5-Minute Presentations in 20 Rapid-Fire Slides

An <i>ignite</i> is a type of event in which presenters are given 5 minutes to talk about a subject in just 20 slides. Each slide is shown for only 15 …

Bill Gates, energy execs, once again call for tripling of energy research funding

The U.S. has benefited significantly from investing in fundamental energy research in previous years. The U.S. government’s investments in gas and …

Overfishing Drives Thai Boats to Use More Slave Labor

Decades of overfishing and the international demand for cheap seafood mean Thai boats are increasingly turning to slave labor as fishermen flee worsening working conditions, a rights group said on Wednesday. Thai waters are one of the world's most over-fished regions, and Thai boats now catch just …

Destiny's latest patch arrives today with some major changes

<i>Destiny</i> developer Bungie is patching the shooter to version 1.1.1 today, the studio announced on Twitter.<p>Players will be required to exit their play sessions in order to download and install the update "shortly," said Bungie at 12:56 p.m. ET. The long-awaited update includes a host of weapon …

Dragon Quest Heroes is headed west to PS4 this year

<i>Dragon Quest Heroes</i> will arrive this year on European and North American PlayStation 4 consoles, Square Enix announced today.<p>Designed by Chrono Trigger and Dragon Quest artist Akira Toriyama, the $59.99 action role-playing game is in development at Omega Force. The Tecmo Koei studio is perhaps best …