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Six killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead six Palestinians in protests in Gaza and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel on Friday in a wave of violence that has fueled talk of a new uprising against Israel.<p>The soldiers shot across the border into Gaza after …

Israel

Google now quite literally owns the Alphabet

Google recently split its operations to run under a parent company, Alphabet, but announced the news on an odd domain: ABC.xyz.<p>As of now, Google owns the alphabet — well, in domain form — with the acquisition of abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com.<p>The domain goes nowhere right now, but Domain Investing …

'Psychic robot' predicts your intentions

For those worried about the singularity -- that time when computers or robots become smarter than us and start reproducing themselves -- new research out of the University of Illinois at Chicago might be a bit unsettling. Bioengineers there have developed a computer algorithm that can predict your …

Apple says iPhone 6s and 6s Plus battery life may vary 2-3% regardless of Samsung or TSMC chip

After some debate over whether the difference between iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models made with Samsung or TSMC chips may impact battery life, Apple has offered its own take on the matter:<p>Our testing and customer data show the actual battery life of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, even taking …

Arson Against Planned Parenthood

California officials said Thursday a fire at one of the group’s facilities was deliberate.<p>A small fire that damaged a Planned Parenthood center in Southern California this week was the result of arson, officials said.<p>Fire authorities said Thursday that someone had used a rock to break a window of …

Qur'an verses dating from seventh century go on view in Birmingham

Some of the earliest surviving pages of the Qur’an in the world were discovered by an Italian scholar in a volume in the Birmingham university library<p>The Birmingham Qur’an manuscript exhibition officially opens to the public on Friday, but many of the local Muslim community have already been …

Birmingham, UK

Ten killed in shooting at Ore. community college

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Ten people were killed and another seven injured Thursday after a 26-year-old gunman opened fire in a classroom at a community college here in southern Oregon.<p>Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said the gunman was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with officers at …

Iranians quietly question their government's role in Syria and beyond

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's decision to sign the Vienna nuclear agreement has opened up a wide discussion on formerly taboo topics. For the first time in years some Iranian intellectuals — both reformists and conservatives — are cautiously raising questions about Iran's foreign policy.<p>Some are …

Barricades Are Down but Politics Have Hardened a Year After Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Commemorative mass gatherings are a part of Hong Kong’s DNA.<p>Every year on June 4, tens of thousands of people throng the city’s iconic Victoria Park …

Hong Kong

1-Pound Baby Born Early Aboard Cruise Ship Survives

Hands the size of quarters and weighing only 1 pound, a baby born about three months early aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean is expected to live.<p>A Utah couple, Chase and Emily Morgan, were on a seven-day Royal Caribbean cruise with their 3-year-old daughter earlier this month. What was supposed …

War Without End

WHEN MAX BLUMENTHAL ARRIVED in Gaza in the summer of 2014, he did so in the midst of a brutal Israeli war — the third such assault since 2008. The …

Powerful underwater earthquake hits off east Indonesia

More than 60 people have been injured and 200 houses damaged after a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia, a disaster agency official said, and warned the number of victims could rise.<p>People were woken up and ran out of their homes when the 6.6-magnitude undersea quake struck …

Transcript: Read the Speech Pope Francis Gave to Congress

Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress in a historic speech Thursday morning.<p>Here’s a full transcript of his remarks.<p>I am most grateful …

Christianity

Will the Rich and Famous Buy the Apple Watch Edition?

Yes.<p>They will buy a lot of them because they have lots of money and they buy expensive stuff all the time.<p>Wait, really? A dinosaur skull? Huh, ok.<p>Rich people, they buy crazy stuff and $10,000 to $17,000 is nothing to them. NOTHING!

Google Code is closing down because developers aren't using it

Programmers prefer GitHub and Bitbucket<p>Google is closing its programming project hosting service, Google Code, after nine years of operations. Google stopped users from creating new projects yesterday and will make existing project read-only this August, ahead of a complete closure scheduled for …

Apple’s special gold isn’t so special after all

All week, it’s been reported that Apple is using a “new gold” in the gold Apple Watch Edition. According to Bloomberg, Slate, Gizmodo and many others, Apple has patented a new process to create a “metal matrix composite” by mixing gold with ceramic particles.<p>The composite supposedly allows Apple to …

Amazon drone delivery plan given hope as NASA progresses with air traffic control system

When the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in February rolled out its proposed list of regulations for the commercial use of drones, many companies, Amazon among them, were left feeling disappointed.<p>The reason? The flying machines have to stay in view of the operator at all times, the FAA said. …

Pandora May Begin Offering 24 Hour Ad-Free Subscriptions For A Dollar

Music streaming is pretty cheap, but for some, it simply isn’t cheap enough. There are those who are willing to listen to ads or go without full catalogs, rather than hand over even a few dollars a month, and if someone isn’t willing to give less than ten dollars for unlimited access to millions of …

YouTube now supports 360-degree videos

Flat videos are so 2014<p>It may be a tad later than originally anticipated, but YouTube has just added support for 360-degree videos, making the massive video sharing site more useful to owners of VR headsets. Google said it would have the feature ready in "the coming weeks" back in January, and now …