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Indonesia: The Muslim country ISIS considers un-Islamic

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> Three days after ISIS militants carried out a deadly terror attack in broad daylight, Indonesians poured out by the thousands onto the streets of this tropical city for an exuberant day of recreation.<p>A stream of families walked, jogged, cycled, munched street food and …

Rome court acquits ex-Vatican accountant of corruption

ROME (AP) — A court in Rome Monday acquitted an Italian monsignor, who was fired from his job as a Vatican accountant, of corruption, a defense …

Scary questions in Ukraine energy grid hack

American investigators are traveling to Ukraine to investigate a recent electricity blackout -- perhaps the first major act of cyberwar on a civilian population.<p>Ukraine's top law enforcement agency, the SBU, has publicly claimed this was a cyberattack by Russia, part of its ongoing war over the …

Avalanche kills 5 French Foreign Legion soldiers

PARIS (AP) — An avalanche in the French Alps swept away a military unit training in the backcountry, killing five soldiers from the French Foreign …

Pentagon releases new details on how U.S. sailors were taken captive by Iran

The U.S. military released new details on Monday about how 10 Navy sailors were taken captive briefly by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf last week, but it remains unclear how the sailors first ended up in Iranian territorial waters before their capture.<p>The sailors were detained …

Morocco arrests Belgian man linked to Paris attackers

Moroccan police have arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan descent linked to the Islamic State group and who had a "direct relationship" to attackers who carried out the Paris attacks just over two months ago, the Interior Ministry said Monday.<p>The man had spent time in Syria getting military training …

Southern Africa's drought leaves millions hungry

About 14 million people in Southern Africa are facing hunger because of last year's poor harvest, caused by the El Nino weather pattern, the World Food Programme says.<p>In a statement released on Monday, the WFP, which is the UN's food-assistance branch, gave warning that the number of people without …

Africa

Five people starved to death in Madaya despite aid delivery, UN says

Five people have starved to death in the past week in the Syrian town of Madaya, where a single biscuit sells for $15 (£10) and baby milk costs $313 per kg, despite two emergency United Nations aid deliveries to the besieged town, a UN report has said.<p>Relief workers have reported 32 deaths from …

Middle East

Facebook Is Outsourcing its Fight Against Racist Posts in Germany

Facebook (fb) has hired a Bertelsmann business services unit to monitor and delete racist posts in Germany following widespread public criticism of …

Microsoft finally kills support for Windows 8. It's the end of an error

Windows 8 is officially toast.<p>Microsoft has pulled the plug on Windows 8's life support. It told customers they need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 -- or better yet, Windows 10 -- to continue receiving crucial updates and security patches.<p>Despite a free upgrade to the superior Windows 8.1 two years ago …

Windows 10

Netflix to clamp down on proxy and VPN access

<b>Update, May 16:</b> Android Authority confirms ExpressVPN is still working as of this post.<p><b>Update, January 22:</b> Netflix has reportedly begun blocking users of certain VPNs in Australia from accessing its service from other regions. It looks like Netflix uses some form of IP-based blocking to shut down …