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Obama speaks on Israel, Trump in last White House interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — The increase of Israeli settlements has "gotten so substantial" that it is inhibiting the possibility for an "effective, contiguous …

The Week in Review: Trump Cabinet Picks in the Hot Seat

President-elect Donald Trump‘s cabinet picks faced questioning on Capitol Hill this week as they all made their case to serve in the administration of the 45th president once he is sworn in next week.<p>The hearings before different Senate committees included opening statements, testimonials and …

Bombers at Nigeria's Maiduguri University kill professor

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Three suicide bombers, including a child, exploded at dawn Monday at Nigeria's northeastern University of Maiduguri, …

Muted reaction in Russia to Trump's talk of nuclear arms cut

MOSCOW (AP) — Suggestions by President-elect Donald Trump that sanctions against Russia could be lifted in exchange for a nuclear arms cut attracted …

Free speech clash: Justices considering offensive trademarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in …

Powerful Storm Pummels Northern California, Nevada: Pictures

Chrooma Keyboard 4.0 update adds GIF image search and much more

One of the more popular Android keyboard apps, Chrooma Keyboard, is rolling out an update today with a host of new features. Version 4.0 is now out of beta and is available to download in the Google Play Store from developer Game Lounge.<p>Thanks to a new partnership with Giphy, you’ll now be able to …

Marijuana Eases Pain, But Jury's Out On Other Health Benefits, Scientists Say

Researchers call for more studies to fill the gaps in knowledge about pot use.<p>Marijuana has proved to be a powerful aid in easing chronic pain and helping battle nausea, but results are mixed or largely inconclusive on other health benefits, as well as detriments, according to a massive new …

Nvidia’s next flagship graphics card is tantalizingly close to being ready

PC gamers who are already growing tired of the awesome power of Nvidia’s GTX 1080 graphics card (and if that’s you, just know that we’re all jealous) …

Averse to Trump, America's poets fight back with words

BOSTON (AP) — America's leading poets are averse to Donald Trump, and they're not about to go gentle into that good night.<p>Poetry slams and other …

'Uncontrollable' Hani had to be killed - Derby-Lewis in last interview

Johannesburg – Former Communist Party leader Chris Hani had to be murdered because he was an uncontrollable radical who was targeting civilians, …

South Africa

Ohio seeks drug reversing lethal injection process if needed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the …

Facebook is once again putting the $41 billion computer network industry to shame

And Facebook will again share it with the world for free, putting commercial network tech vendors on notice. (We're looking at you, Cisco).<p>The new innovation, revealed on Tuesday, is something called Backpack and it's a second-generation computer switch, the successor to the one it released last …

US airstrikes killed 64 civilians in Iraq and Syria over 10-month period

Sixty-four civilians were killed and eight injured in 24 US airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria between 20 November 2015 and 10 September 2016, the US military said in a statement on Wednesday.<p>“In each of the cases released today, the assessment determined that although all …

Middle East

Presidential Property: Where Do They Live After the White House?

We look at where five former presidents moved straight after leaving the Oval office<p>When President Barack Obama’s second term as president ends in …

Five shot in downtown Seattle near scene of anti-Trump protests | Reuters

(Reuters) - A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday evening following an argument and wounded five people, one man critically, not far from protests against the surprise victory of Republican Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election.<p>The shooting did not appear to be connected to …

New software could give lip-reading powers to everyone

Giving everyone the ability to comprehend one another might soon be much easier.<p>A team from the University of Oxford's Department of Computer Science …

Artificial Intelligence

The Latest: SKorea media say Trump promises military support

LONDON (AP) — The latest on world reaction to the U.S. presidential election (all times local):<p>3:30 a.m.<p>South Korean media say U.S. President-elect …

South Africa has not yet reached its tipping point – Mbeki

When Zuma goes, what will change?

Joburg Zoo wall collapses, vehicles pushed off highway in flood disaster

Amanda Khoza, News24<p>Flooded roads in Linksfield, Johannesburg. (Max Cohen)<p>Durban – A boundary wall at the Johannesburg Zoo has collapsed following …

Trump's presidential campaign may not be the last to successfully use scare tactics

Charles Molele is a senior politics reporter at the Mail & Guardian. Charles joined the paper in 2011. He has covered general news, court and …

Barack Obama

ANALYSIS: Zuma and ANC run out of road as bad news piles up

Shock and awe: Five countries, five views on the US election

People from five countries around the world tell the BBC's World Have Your Say how they feel about the US election result.<p>Listen to the full programme on the World Have Your Say website.<p><i>Produced by Trystan Young</i>

GALLERY: Chaos as flash floods hit Joburg

Several people missing after flash flood hits Johannesburg

Amanda Khoza, News24<p>Durban – Several people are still missing following Wednesday's flash flood, Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department …

South Africa faces uneasy questions about the power of President Zuma

South Africa

Zuma congratulates Trump 'on behalf of the people of South Africa'