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Islamic State confirmed to have used mustard gas against Kurds in Syria

American analysts confirm that Islamic State used chemical weapons on a Kurdish militia<p>The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) used mustard agent in its fight against a Kurdish militia in Syria, testing has confirmed.<p>Unnamed US government officials involved in investigating alleged chemical …

Soldiers killed in bomb attack in eastern Turkey

Three soldiers have been killed in eastern Turkey after a bomb attack on their vehicle, according to local media reports.<p>Six more troops were injured and hospitalised in a blast triggered from a distance by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters, the Dogan news agency said.<p>The Turkish …

Cubans welcome John Kerry's call for 'genuine democracy' in country

Residents discuss what was once a taboo topic after US secretary of state’s speech at reopened embassy is presented live on state television<p>The blazing Caribbean sun rose on Saturday on a US flag flying over Havana for the first time in 54 years. In the city, people discussed political reform with …

How colour perception could unlock consciousness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including everything you need to know about Apple Watch, and why colour could be the key to understanding consciousness.<p>Work | Keynes and hard work<p>JM Keynes was right to predict global prosperity in the 21st Century, wrong to predict that …

Five Myths About New U.S. Climate Plan: What You May Not Know

The U.S. unveils the final version of its controversial Clean Power Plan, which calls for sweeping cuts in carbon emissions from power plants.<p><i>Updated at 2:44, August 3</i><p>Talk about complexity. The key plank of President Obama’s climate plan is hardly one-size-fits-all. Its targets vary by state, and …

Weed Delivery Service Will Fly Drugs To Customers Via Drone

Also, they accept Bitcoin<p>Trees is a Bay-area startup that combines the novelty of selling box kits with the functionality of California’s medical marijuana industry and the enduring gimmick of drone delivery. Watch their brief promo video, set to Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” below:<p>Prices for …

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Tiny Drones Can See The World Like Insects Do

Better for surveillance... and not crashing into each other<p>Tiny insect drones could be useful for disaster-area surveillance or delivering supplies to people in accessible places. But the technology is still new, and they run a high risk of running into each other in confined spaces. Now …

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Amazon Cuts Down On Prime Members Sharing Their Benefits

Over the weekend, Amazon quietly rolled out a series of changes to its “Amazon Household” program and the ability for Prime members to share their shipping benefits. The changes are designed to limit the ability for customers to share Amazon Prime subscriptions with those who are not actually …

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Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict

LICE, Turkey (AP) — The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire — …

The man with the toughest job in the world | Janine di Giovanni

When Staffan de Mistura became UN special envoy, his past successes brought hope for peace. A year later, with no solution in sight, he faces heavy criticism. Has his innovative diplomacy failed or is it simply mission impossible?<p>In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish …

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