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Meet Mobile Odin, a must-have app for flashing Android phone or tablet software

Modifying the operating system on an Android(s goog) device has been an arcane process for years. There’s a benefit to knowing the process of …

Afghans Want Peace, And Hope Their Next President Is Listening

Afghan citizens headed to the polls on Saturday, many of them hoping to elect a new president who will bring peace.<p>The winner of Saturday's presidential runoff will lead Afghanistan into an uncertain future. Most foreign troops will leave by the end of the year, while the Taliban's violent …

Army general tapped to investigate how, why Bowe Bergdahl left base

The U.S. Army has appointed a two-star general to investigate how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his base in Afghanistan, resulting in his capture, a senior defense official said Saturday.<p>Bergdahl spent five years in captivity until his release May 31, in exchange for five Taliban figures …

Shia militia: 'Isis will not take Baghdad'

After five days of siege and foreboding, the citizens of Baghdad breathed easier on Saturday. Old-world tea houses were once again brimming. So were new militia recruitment centres, where would-be fighters signed up to defend the capital.<p>The city's collective relief stemmed from three live …

Francis ditches bulletproof Popemobile, says 'at my age I don't have much to lose'

Pope Francis has told a Spanish newspaper that he prefers not to use a bulletproof Popemobile despite the dangers of an assassination attempt because it is a glass "sardine can" that walls him off from people.<p>"It's true that anything could happen, but let's face it, at my age I don't have much to …

What Buying Twitter Bots Will Do For Your Following

One data scientist experimented on himself to find out and visualized the results here.<p>Got a few bucks to spare? It’s never been easier to buy a booster shot of social influence on Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms.<p>“It’s somewhat of a taboo topic, yet everyone does it,” Gilad Lotan, chief …

Russia and Ukraine's mystery tanks

<b>The Russian government has strenuously denied that any of its tanks crossed the border into Ukraine.</b><p>But now Nato has released satellite imagery, linked to existing video material, which appears to give added weight to assertions from the Ukrainian authorities that the tanks used by separatist …

Russian bombers fly near California

U.S. fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers off Alaska and California this month, the latest incidents in a string of recent aerial encounters over the Pacific.<p>On June 4, according to U.S. defense officials, four long-range Russian Tu-95 Bear-H bombers, accompanied by an aerial refueling tanker, …

The 15 Most Brutal Corporate Firings

Think Ali Rowghani's abrupt and unceremonious dismissal from Twitter this week was bad? Check out these brutal executive ousters.<p>When Ali Rowghani resigned from the chief operating officer job at Twitter on Thursday, he announced it with a tweet, surely a first for a $22 billion company. But the …

‘Duck Dynasty’ season 6 opens with ratings decline

The ratings decline for “Duck Dynasty” continued as it kicked off its sixth season Wednesday with the show’s lowest numbers since the fall of 2012.<p>“Duck,” which featured a guest appearance by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, was cable’s No. 1 show on the night, according to Nielsen, but its 1.8 …

Vodafone: Governments have direct access to our Network Data Centers.

Vodafone: Governments have direct access to our Network Data Centers.<p>The world’s second largest mobile carrier and network provider Vodafone has …

The search is not over: 13 senior executives left Infosys in the last year

Almost all are engineers, most went to business school. Some spent entire careers at Infosys—and now they are competing against their old company.<p>A year ago, co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy returned to the information technology giant as executive chairman. Since then and as of June 12, these 13 …

Bowe Bergdahl returns home to a long road ahead - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last American prisoner of war, returned home early Friday, his hero's welcome supplanted by a controversial prisoner swap and his reputation tarnished by accusations he was a deserter.<p>He arrived in San Antonio from a military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, …

Ukrainian troops regain port city of Mariupol

Ukrainian forces have reclaimed the port city of Mariupol after heavy fighting with pro-Russian separatists.<p>The government said there had been many casualties after an operation to expel separatists in the city began at dawn on Friday.<p>The advances appear to be significant victories for the …

Obama: We Will 'Do Our Part' in Iraq, But Won't Send Troops

The U.S. will not send troops to Iraq amid the deteriorating situation there, President Obama reiterated Friday, but America will "do our part" to help the troubled nation.<p>Obama spoke as radical Sunni fighters continued their rapid advance across Iraq, raising fears of a sectarian civil war.<p><b>Sign up</b> …

Middle East

Facebook, YouTube Blocked in Iraq Amid Increasing Violence

Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms are largely inaccessible in Iraq Friday as the country is being threatened by a Sunni insurgency …

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Has a Consumer Protection Office

A guide to how the militant group overrunning Iraq wins hearts and minds<p>No sooner had it seized the Iraqi city of Mosul and surrounding villages, than the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began outlining how it would govern its <i>dawla</i> (state). On Thursday, the Sunni militant group released a</i> …