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Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging<p>On a winter’s day in 1915 the family of one Capt Charles Sorley – athlete, soldier and poet – received a package. It was his kit bag, …

Reports: Iran nuclear talks extended

Negotiators for world powers and Iran agreed Friday in Vienna to extend nuclear talks until November over how to limit Iran's disputed nuclear program in exchange for the removal of international sanctions, according to Iran's state-owned IRNA News Agency.<p>The talks, which were supposed to end …

U.N. accuses Islamic State of executions, rape, forced child recruitment in Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United Nations accused Islamic State fighters in Iraq of executions, rape and forced recruitment of children during a campaign to seize much of northern Iraq, part of a conflict it said has killed almost 5,600 civilians this year.<p>A tank is pictured as Iraqi security forces …

Airbnb rebrands itself with a 'people, places, love' motto

Airbnb unveiled a major redesign on Wednesday to market itself as a warmer, fuzzier company that caters to making people feel like they can "belong" anywhere in the world.<p>Central to Airbnb's makeover is a new symbol the company has dubbed the "Bélo." This curvy, upside-down heart or paperclip …

Apple boosts iCloud email encryption to keep out snoopers

Apple has added extra protection to iCloud’s outgoing email, making it harder for hackers, the NSA, or any other malicious spying groups to get their digits on your messages.<p>A month after Apple promised to boost iCloud’s email security, a new transparency report from Google shows that at least 95% …

Obama indicates extension to Iran nuclear talks as deadline looms

US President Barack Obama has signalled he may be willing to extend the nuclear talks with Iran that, while temporarily halting Tehran's nuclear program, have not yet produced the kind of historic agreement they hoped would be possible in the short term.<p>Obama raised the prospect of extending the …

Israel, Hamas OK temporary cease-fire: Five hours on Thursday

A brief respite from the violence in Gaza appeared imminent Wednesday after both sides agreed to a U.N-requested temporary cease-fire.<p>"Factions of the resistance have agreed to accept the offer of the UN regarding a 'field calm' for 5 hours from 10 AM until 3 PM (local time) Thursday for …

What's Apple's best product ever?

Some might feel Apple peaked with the original Apple IIe, or maybe the iPhone, or the MacBook. For me, it's the iPod Classic.<p>There's no debate that the iPod and iTunes transformed the way millions of people listen to music and upturned the music industry's distribution patterns. The first-gen iPod …

BlackBerry on list of brands most likely to disappear in 2015

I'm not sure that Eric Schmidt would ever let this happen.<p>The famed BlackBerry lover -- yes, despite being executive chairman of Google -- must be blanching at the notion that his trusted machine might be no more.<p>Yet some analysts have been sharpening their obituaries of Canada's fine brand for …

Australian scientists developing early detection test for Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Disease, the most common form of dementia, affects an estimated 35 million people worldwide. Scientists at Australia's CSIRO have released promising preliminary results for a test that can detect Alzheimer's before onset of the disease.<p>It's believed that Alzheimer's disease is caused by …

Nature's Delicate Balance

Japan inflation hits a 32-year high

Consumer prices in Japan rose at an annual rate of 3.4% in May, the fastest pace in 32 years ,as the effect of the sales tax hike started to be felt.<p>Japan raised its sales tax rate from 5% to 8% on 1 April.<p>The price rises are a big boost for policymakers who have been trying to spur inflation in an …

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The good and the bad: President Obama's military options in Iraq

President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq, and could down the road authorize targeted military action, if necessary.<p>Advisers will help train and support Iraqi forces, while gathering intelligence on the militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and …

Rape victims rally against Egypt's inaction on sexual violence

Rape victims and rights activists have rallied in Cairo against the escalating number of sexual attacks against women in Egypt.<p>The protest follows last week’s sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman in Tahrir Square during the inauguration of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.<p>Seven men have been …

Eric Cantor Steps Down As House Majority Leader

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced Wednesday that he is resigning his post as House majority leader in the wake of his stunning defeat in his Republican primary race.<p>"While I intend to serve out my term as a member of Congress in the 7th District of Virginia, effective July 31, I will …

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Malaysian Jet Will Be Found Along '7th Arc': Australian Bureau

World<p>New data suggest that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will be found along “the 7th arc” in the Indian Ocean, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said Thursday.<p>The bureau said on its website that “new information and analysis” shows that Flight 370 would have exhausted its fuel by the time …

Google to spend more than $1bn on satellite internet, reports indicate

Google plans to spend more than $1bn on a fleet of 180 satellites to beam internet access to unconnected parts of the globe.<p>The project will use small, but high capacity low-Earth orbiting satellites that sit lower in the sky than traditional satellites, a report by the Wall Street Journal …

iOS 8 is a major under-the-hood update, Apple provides no hint of a bigger iPhone

As expected, Apple(s appl) announced the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, at its annual WWDC event in San Francisco on Monday. In …

Iran sandstorm leaves four dead in Tehran

A powerful sandstorm has hit Iran's capital, Tehran, killing at least four people and injuring about 30.<p>At its peak, the storm brought winds of up to 110km/h (70mph), knocking over trees, damaging windows and knocking out power supplies to tens of thousands of homes.<p>The storm also caused traffic …

U.S. Warns China to Stop 'Destabilizing' Region as Tensions Worsen

World<p>SINGAPORE - The United States warned China on Saturday to halt destabilizing actions in Asia as Washington and its allies sought to boost defense cooperation in the face of what Japan called an "increasingly severe" security environment.<p>Using unusually strong language, U.S. Defense Secretary …

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