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U.S. military trains African armies ahead of Boko Haram campaign | Reuters

MAO, Chad (Reuters) - Under the glare of the Saharan sun, a U.S. special forces trainer corrects the aim of a Chadian soldier as he takes cover behind a Toyota pick-up and fires at a target with his AK47 — a drill that could soon save his life.<p>A U.S. special forces soldier stands in front of …

Boko Haram Sends Out Child Suicide Bomber as It Loses Ground to Nigeria

Victory in battle is rarely a straight shot. So it goes in Nigeria, where the fight against the militant Islamist insurgent group, Boko Haram, …

Africa

Has the Tide Turned Against Boko Haram in Nigeria?

More on:<p>Sub-Saharan Africa<p>Nigeria<p>Elections and Voting<p>Terrorism and Counterterrorism<p>Heads of State and Government<p>On February 25, in the aftermath of …

Two Psychology Rules For Getting Better At Chess -- And Life

We often use chess as a metaphor for life, business and other competitive sports, because it's such a strategic game. Coder and chess player Gautam …

Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event, including that crazy HoloLens

Today Microsoft unveiled the future of Windows, from the cross-platform Windows 10 to a brand new virtual reality headset. We’ve summed up the biggest stories from the event below.<p>Many of Microsoft’s announcements simply expanded on what we already knew, but the presentation packed a few surprises, …

Police Can Basically 'See' Inside Your Home With Radar

At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have quietly acquired technology that allows them to essentially "see" inside people's houses, and they're deploying it "with little notice to the courts," USA Today reports.<p>From USA Today:<p>The radars work like finely tuned motion detectors, using radio …

'Bleach: Brave Souls' Hack 'n Slash Game Coming Soon in Japan

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Top 10 Misconceptions About Ancient Egypt People Love To Believe - Part 2

Page1 2<p><b>6. The intricate interior decorations of the pyramids</b><p>In all fairness, sometimes objects with interior decorative purposes are found within the …

Boastful Boko Haram leader throws down gauntlet to 'kings of Africa', saying 'come and get me'

Abubakar Shekau, the "emir" of Boko Haram, revels in the bloodshed of his campaign in new video message<p>The leader of <b>Boko Haram</b> taunted the "kings of Africa" for their failure to halt his campaign on Wednesday, boasting that his fighters had “killed” the inhabitants of a <b>Nigerian</b> town.<p>"The kings of …

Obama's state of the union 'victory lap'

<b>On Tuesday night President Barack Obama faced a vexing challenge. How can he give a policy speech to a Congress that has little interest in what he has to say?</b><p>With the present effectively off the table, Mr Obama spent his time looking back - and forward.<p>Although the president said early in his 2015 …

Obama urges middle-class help, but calls for ending vital college tax break

President Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to tout “middle-class economics” – including tax breaks for child care and free community college.<p>But while it went unmentioned in his speech, the White House also is proposing rolling back a vital tax break for college savings plans …

Pigskin Physics: What's the Big Deal About Deflated Footballs?

The New England Patriots' victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday's AFC Championship game was marred by allegations that the Patriots used deflated footballs. Late Tuesday night, those suspicions were bolstered by Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, who cited NFL sources who said that 11 of the 12 …

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O'Hare regains title of world's busiest airport

O'Hare International Airport is again the world's busiest airport for passenger and cargo traffic, a designation it lost a decade ago, according to data from the Federal Aviation Administration.<p>Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wrested the top honor away from O'Hare in 2005 and had …

Flying

Well done to everyone who correctly spotted that Sheila Reid (Etta in Vengeance on Varos) later played Clara’s nan! http://t.co/fhPUZ7PDuC

Self-Dissection: a conversation with satirical English author Will Self

<i>The following interview was conducted by phone, over the course of two days, and was extensively edited, and in a few instances rewritten, for</i> …

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