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'I just want to go home': German teenager who joined Isis speaks of regrets – reports

A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just wants to come home to her family, media reported.<p>Der Spiegel magazine reported that four German women who joined Isis in recent years, including a 16-year-old …

North Africa

Supreme Court won't hear appeal over FBI abuse claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a U.S. citizen who tried to sue a group of FBI agents over claims they falsely …

New Jersey

Laser as bright as a billion Suns alters fundamental physics of light and matter

Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have created the brightest light ever produced on Earth, and it could be the first step towards …

Twitch lets users play the stock market with someone else's money

A new Twitch channel is letting an audience of thousands buy stocks with one man’s $50,000 — and they’re actually doing quite well.<p>StockStream claims to be “the world’s first cooperative multiplayer stock market game using real money.” It was created by Amazon engineer Mike Roberts, who said the …

Study: New Mexico, Georgia had highest jail rates in US

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and Georgia — two states with some of the nation's largest percentages of minority residents in the United States …

New Mexico

A giant lava lamp inside the Earth might be flipping the planet's magnetic field

If you could travel back in time 41,000 years to the last ice age, your compass would point south instead of north. That’s because for a period of a …

The Latest: Armed inmate killed, hostage rescued at hospital

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a jail inmate who took a hospital worker hostage in Illinois (all times local):<p>9:15 p.m.<p>Authorities say two nurses …

Crime

Researchers Find Gut Bacteria Can Trigger Brain Lesions That Lead to Strokes

Another connection between the gut and the brain.<p>In yet another study that has connected conditions in the gut to diseases of the brain, scientists …

Turkey seeks 40 separate life terms for nightclub attacker

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Prosecutors in Istanbul are seeking 40 consecutive life sentences for the man who attacked a nightclub in Istanbul during New …

Extremism

Report: Mexico was second deadliest country in 2016

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was the second deadliest conflict in the world last year, but it hardly registered in the international headlines.<p>As Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan dominated the news agenda, Mexico's drug wars claimed 23,000 lives during 2016 -- second only to Syria, where 50,000 people died as a result of …

Mexico

Isil claims to have beheaded 'Russian FSB agent'

Isil has released a video showing the beheading of what it says was an FSB agent, in the first such public killing of a Russian spy operating in Syria.<p>However, the Russian defence ministry denied any Russian serviceman had been captured and killed by Islamic State in Syria.<p>The video released on …

'I really couldn't tell you': Marine A at loss to explain in interview why he shot dead wounded Taliban fighter

A Royal Marine who shot dead a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan said he cannot explain why he took the course of action he did, as he said his first days of freedom are "a really good feeling".<p>Sergeant Alexander Blackman was freed from prison just under two weeks ago, having spent more than …

Black Culture

Polish unemployment rate falls to lowest level in 25 years

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish government statistics show the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in April, the lowest level in a quarter …

Europe

Homeland Security is building a ‘biometric pathway’ for the airport

A ‘biometric pathway’ through the airport, unlocked by your face<p>The US government has rolled out a plan to reshape airport security around facial recognition, playing off a wealth of passport photos and visa applications.<p>Led by Customs and Border Protection, the plan is built around the Biometric …

Surveillance

Amazon just discounted the Echo for the first time in 2017

Earlier this week, we told you about a big sale Amazon is running on refurbished Echo speakers. $134.99 is a fantastic price for a certified …

Dakota Access Pipeline protest movement now focuses on the money

It’s been a tough few months for opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). First Donald Trump officially approved the $3.8 billion project. …

Scientists have eliminated HIV in mice using CRISPR

An important breakthrough has been made in the eradication of AIDs. Scientists have found they can successfully snip out the HIV virus from mouse cells using CRISPR/Cas9 technology.<p>Right now patients with the deadly virus must use a toxic concoction of anti-retroviral medications to suppress the …

Facebook under pressure after man livestreams killing of his daughter

Facebook is coming under fresh pressure over its Facebook Live service after a Thai man broadcast a video of himself killing his 11-month-old daughter.<p>Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, filmed the murder of his daughter on the rooftop of a deserted hotel in two video clips streamed on Facebook, before killing …

Internet

French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

PARIS (AP) — French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on …

Voting

Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government on Saturday blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Friday's attack on a boat that killed at least 42 …

Middle East

NASA has found a moon robot that's been missing for nearly 8 years

NASA has managed to find a lost Indian spacecraft in orbit around the Moon using a novel technique that could be used to track spacecraft in the future.<p>Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, used NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex — also in …

Holi festival: Delhi women forced into lockdown amid sexual harassment fears

Students attack ‘degrading’ decision to confine them to halls to avoid India’s colourful but sometimes rowdy festival<p>As India’s raucous spring festival of Holi approached this year, a memo circulated among two women’s dormitories at the University of Delhi.<p>Undergraduate women would be locked inside …

India

Second part of ancient Egyptian statue lifted from site

CAIRO (AP) — The three-ton torso of a massive statue that may be of one of Egypt's most famous pharaohs was lifted Monday from mud and groundwater …

Cairo

Up to half of the Arctic’s melt might be totally natural

But climate change is still responsible for the rest<p>Scientists have known for a while that the Arctic is melting. The signs are everywhere—from the famed Alaskan Iditarod course being moved multiple times due to lack of snow, to the emergence of starving polar bears with nowhere to hunt.<p>But while …

Laser breakthrough could make computers 100,000 times faster

In a step towards quantum computing, researchers have guided electrons through semiconductors using incredibly short pulses of light.<p>What are quantum …

Quantum Computing

British Woman’s Revolt Against High Heels Becomes a Cause in Parliament

LONDON — When Nicola Thorp was sent home for refusing to wear high heels to her job as a receptionist in London’s financial district, she did not cower in her sensible flats. She got even.<p>Ms. Thorp, an actress, helped spur a popular revolt in Britain after she started a petition calling for a law …

High Heels

New travel ban eases some legal questions but not all

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban eases some of the legal questions surrounding the previous order, but critics said it …

Immigration

Horrors of Duterte's Drug War Exposed in New National Geographic Episode

A couple of weeks before Christmas, <i>National Geographic</i>‘s Ryan Duffy joined Filipino crime beat reporters on Manila’s graveyard shift. On a tip, the …