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India ready to put driving licences onto smartphones

The paper or plastic driving licence could be consigned to history as India announces that it will allow motorists to store the documents on their smart phones.<p>Under its proposals the information will be kept in the cloud, with drivers able to keep digital copies of both their licences and car …

Some US national parks are feeling pressure from developers

More than 300 million tourists visited US national parks in 2015, a 5 percent increase from the previous year. The National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday last month, and recently President Barack Obama added to the list of protected parks and monuments.<p>But with increased popularity …

Groom divorces bride after she was too busy texting to have sex on their wedding night

A Saudi man divorced his wife hours after they were married, because she was apparently too busy replying to congratulatory messages from friends to …

San Diego to become largest U.S. city to run on 100% renewable energy

San Diego is not waiting for Washington to get its act together on climate change. The southern California city is moving forward with an ambitious …

San Diego

Pentagon is ‘Actually Training Islamist Militants’ in Syria

<b>The Pentagon has admitted that it’s currently training Syrian rebels.</b><p>The US Army Colonel Steve Warren told journalists on Friday that ‘dozens of …

Uber’s newest service works just like a bus

As a “sharing economy” company, Uber is constantly, proverbially iterating. And on Tuesday (Dec. 8) Uber announced the latest iteration of its service in Seattle. The test program, scheduled to begin on Thursday, is called UberHop; its stated goal is to use “today’s existing infrastructure more …

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Syria's civil war prompts first 'Doomsday Vault' withdrawal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The horror of Syria's civil war is familiar to most, thanks to the ghastly images of death and destruction -- and most recently, of fleeing refugees -- that have played out across our screens.<p>But the conflict's ugly effects have now reached far beyond the devastated streets of Syria and the …

Middle East

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San Diego is a salt mover and shaker in desalination campaign

San Diego may be known as "America's Finest City," but — at least this week — it's also the epicenter of the desalination and water reuse movement.<p>More than a thousand water experts from around the globe are gathered at the waterfront convention center for the International Desalination Assn. World …

Water

FLASHBACK: What college was like before the Internet

The first taste of independent living, the new friends and the late nights all combine for an unforgettable, if hazy, experience.<p>But college was very different just a few years ago, back when the Internet was not yet a standard fixture on campuses. For students at the time, the daily routine —from …

High School