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Scores killed in Nigeria military raid

Nigeria's military says an air bombardment and ground assault have destroyed what it called two "terrorist camps" and killed scores in an ongoing campaign against armed group, Boko Haram, in northeastern Borno state.<p>Army spokesman Mohammed Dole said on Friday that "74 suspected militants" were …

Quincy Jones sues Michael Jackson's estate

Producer claims he is owed at least $10m on royalties from music he co-wrote used in films and shows since singer's death<p>Music producer Quincy Jones has filed a suit against Michael Jackson's estate, claiming that he is owed millions in royalties and production fees on some of the superstar's …

Barneys CEO apologizes, petition urges Jay Z to drop partnership

The CEO of luxury department store Barneys New York apologized and said the store has hired civil rights experts after two black customers said they were stopped by police after making expensive purchases.<p>Mark Lee said in a statement Thursday that that "no customer should have the unacceptable …

Rights & Freedoms

I've Been Writing Rhymes Since I Was 10! Choc City's Pryse Sits With Us To Discuss Her Journey In The Game and The Future

Born Princess Esindu, she is popularly known as the first lady of chocolate city. Her name is Pryse. She hails from Enugu State but born and brought …

Pirates Singled Out Americans in Ship Attack Off Nigeria, Official Says

Armed pirates stormed a U.S.-flagged ship off the coast of Nigeria, separated the crew by nationality and kidnapped two Americans on board, a …

Africa

Mac App Store bug allows iWork trial users to update the entire suite for free (Update: Aperture, too)

Users who have previously downloaded the free 30-day iWork trial and kept it on their systems found themselves able to update to the latest version of Apple’s productivity suite for free yesterday due to what is apparently a bug with the way the store finds copies of the software purchased through …

Samsung fined $340K for fake online reviews and comments — by Taiwan

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Samsung $340,000 for an organized campaign of using a “large number of hired writers and designated employees” to post good reviews and comments about its own products and criticism of competitors’ products.<p>Samsung got off easy, however; the fine could have …

In Almost Every European Country, Bikes Are Outselling New Cars

We know that Europeans love their bicycles — think Amsterdam or Paris. Denmark even has highways specifically for cyclists.<p>Indeed, earlier this month, NPR's Lauren Frayer reported that Spain, which has long had a love affair with cars, is embracing the bicycle: For the first time on record, Lauren …