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Samsung running out of time against Apple in court

With a little more than a week to go in the month-long patent trial between Apple and Samsung, time is running out quickly. Both sides get 25 hours each to call up, and cross-examine one another's witnesses — and Samsung's running low. By the end of the day the company had a little under four hours …

Nigeria introduces novel recycling incentives

Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, produces around 10,000 tonnes of waste every day.<p>To tackle the problem, working class neighbourhoods are being offered incentives to recycle rubbish.<p>An innovative loyalty scheme offers electrical equipment, groceries and phone credit in return for waste.<p>Al Jazeera's …

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The War On Drugs On World Cafe

We are major fans of the band The War On Drugs. Today's show presents an epic live performance and interview with leader Adam Granduciel. The band formed in Philadelphia in 2005 and was critically lauded in 2011 for the album Slave Ambient<i>,</i> which put them on the map.<p>Their new album is called <i>Lost In</i> …

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Busted! 81 percent of parents steal Easter candy from their kids

This Easter, a chocolate bunny will make its way into thousands of children’s baskets. His ears will be the first thing to go, and there’s a good chance it will be a parent biting them off.<p>The sweet treats of Easter are a tradition in many households, and apparently it’s not just the kids gobbling …

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The Mental Benefits of Yoga

There's legitimate science as to why it's the workout that could be the secret to discovering a calmer you.<p>Although yoga was once considered glorified stretching by workout diehards, this has changed drastically since the recent rise in heart rate-raising hybrid classes (like those that incorporate …

Bullying Books Empower Students, Parents and School Personnel

<i>New book helps educators and parents deal with bullying</i><p>Nancy Willard has been writing and speaking about cyberbullying since practically before the term was coined. But, like most cyberbullying experts, she knows that cyberbullying -- for the most part -- is bullying. And that -- plus a lot of …

Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap

BEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put China among the elite ranks of such deep-sea-faring …

Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance

Saying that because they're both former spies they can speak the same language, Russian President Vladimir Putin told "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden on Thursday that his nation does not have a "mass system" that collects data about Russian citizens' phone calls and other electronic communications.<p>The …

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.<p>"The source of the virus is still not known," but it was not imported from nearby countries, said Dr. …

Taliban Talks at Standstill as Pakistani Militants Cancel Truce

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The Pakistani Taliban has formally ended a 40-day truce, saying the government had stepped up attacks during the cease-fire and refused to release hundreds of prisoners as the militants demanded.<p>“We are forced to end our 40-day cease-fire as the government, despite having a …

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Ukraine Crisis: Russia Endorses Call For Protesters To Disarm

This post was updated with a new top at 4:10 p.m. ET.<p>Diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union emerged Thursday from a meeting that wasn't expected to accomplish much saying they had made progress toward resolving the crisis in Ukraine.<p>"We worked hard and we worked in good …