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Apple iOS 10.3 Beta Has A Gift For Verizon Customers

Apple iOS 10.3 is a big release packed full of new features, but dig deep and you will find it also has a very popular one that has not been included in the official release notes…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system updates for the</i> …

iOS

US-backed Syrian alliance moves to liberate Raqqa from 'Islamic State'

An alliance of Syrian militias, including the Kurdish-led YPG, have begun the third phase to liberate Raqqa from the "Islamic State." The militants …

Chicago immigration attorney: 'Get back to the states as soon as possible'

Chicago lawyers expect a wave of Middle Eastern travelers to begin arriving at O'Hare International Airport on Saturday after a federal judge in Washington state on Friday issued a temporary order against enforcement of President Donald Trump's immigration ban.<p>Local immigration attorney Fiona …

The cave squeaker returns: Rare frog seen after decades

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The cave squeaker is back.Researchers in Zimbabwe say they have found a rare frog that hasn't been seen in decades.The …

Wildlife

Tens of thousands join marches across UK against Trump's travel ban

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken part in marches across the country condemning Theresa May’s state visit invitation to Donald Trump. Demonstrators urged the prime minister to withdraw the invitation and denounced the American president’s travel ban as “racist”.<p>Some of the UK’s most …

Donald Trump

Democratic Leaders Outside of the Beltway Emerge in Battle Against Trump

Democratic officials outside Washington sensed their base’s hard turn against cooperating with President Donald Trump more quickly than their counterparts in Washington, leading the charge against the administration's policies in their cities and states.<p>In a party with a thin bench, Trump is …

Donald Trump

Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines leader 'not ready' to talk to rebels

<b>The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said he is scrapping peace talks with communist rebels due to take place later this month.</b><p>Mr Duterte said he is abandoning discussions in Norway with the New People's Army (NPA) and is instructing his negotiators to return home.<p>He said that demands …

Asia

Most Britons believe selling arms to Saudis is ‘unacceptable’

The government is keen to promote arms exports in a post-Brexit world<p>Almost two-thirds of British people think selling arms to Saudi Arabia – the UK’s largest defence customer – is unacceptable.<p>The finding comes ahead of this week’s high court case, which has the potential to derail arms sales to …

Human Rights

Anonymous posters criticising pope appear in Rome

Posters accusing Pope Francis of attacking conservative Catholics appeared around Rome this weekend and were swiftly covered up by city authorities.<p>The posters, put up during the night between Friday and Saturday by mystery activists, featured a picture of a stern-faced pope and the slogan: …

Islands on the frontline of a new global flashpoint: China v Japan

While the South China Sea has drawn attention, the Senkaku Islands have become the site of renewed tension<p>The Chinese flotilla arrived at the start of August, more than 300 fishing boats escorted by 15 vast coastguard ships, some of them armed. They circled the Senkaku Islands for a week, drifting …

China