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Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report 2014 is Live on Flipboard

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2014 is Live on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / May 28, 2014<p>There are few things that get the tech and business …

Maliki warns Kurdistan over oil exports

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has threatened to cut central government funding for his country's autonomous Kurdistan region if the Kurds pursued a drive to pipe oil exports to Turkey without Baghdad's approval.<p>The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said last week that crude had begun to …

Briton and New Zealander shot dead in Libya

Libyan troops have found the bodies of a British man and a New Zealand woman shot dead in western Libya, security officials have said.<p>The officials said on Thursday that the bodies of the two teachers were found outside an oil gas complex near the town of Zuwarah, 100km west of Tripoli.<p>"The bodies …

Bahrain accuses Iran of training rebels

Bahrain has accused Iran's Revolutionary Guards of providing opposition fighters with explosives training in order to carry out attacks in the Gulf kingdom, also announcing that it had arrested five suspects.<p>Chief prosecutor Osama al-Oufi said the intelligence service reported last month that …

Iraq army assault under way to eject al-Qaeda

An operation is under way to drive hardline fighters out of Iraq's Anbar province, with an aerial assault by government forces hitting east of Fallujah, and clashes between the Iraqi army and al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Ramadi leaving many dead.<p>Iraqi officials …

Iraq PM urges Falluja to expel al Qaeda-linked militants | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s prime minister urged people in the besieged city of Falluja on Monday to drive out al Qaeda-linked insurgents to preempt a military offensive that officials said could be launched within days.<p>An Iraqi soldier checks identification papers at a check point west of Baghdad, …

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'I didn't like the sight': Trump signs executive order ending family separation<p>10-year-old Guatemalan boy reunited with his family<p>What is World …

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Syrian rebels oust al-Qaida-affiliated jihadists from northern city of Raqqa

Syrian rebels have ousted a hardline al-Qaida group from the provincial capital of Raqqa, freeing more than 50 hostages in a fourth day of clashes across the north of the country.<p>The fight against the group, the Islamic State of Iraq in Syria (Isis), comes as members of the same group remain in …

Insight: Fuelled by Syria war, al Qaeda bursts back to life in Iraq | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda gunmen seeking to form a radical Islamic state out of the chaos of Syria’s civil war are fighting hard to reconquer the province they once controlled in neighboring Iraq, stirring fears the conflict is exporting ever more instability.<p>Exploiting local grievances against …

Bangladesh PM hints at fresh polls if violence ends

Bangladesh's prime minister says new polls could be called in the troubled south Asian nation if the opposition ends the violent protests in which hundreds have died in recent months.<p>Sheikh Hasina Wajed also rejected charges that the boycott by opposition parties of the general election held on …

China urges immediate end to conflict in South Sudan

China has called for an immediate end to hostilities in South Sudan, where the government is in talks with neighbouring Sudan to deploy a joint military force to protect vital oilfields from rebels.<p>In a rare overt political intervention in Africa, the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, said he was …

Bangladesh prime minister: 'Elections were legitimate'

Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, said the bloody election in her country was legitimate – despite a boycott by the opposition, 26 dead and torching of hundreds of polling stations<p><b>Bangladesh</b>'s prime minister said that the country’s main opposition party had "missed the train" by …

The Internet of Things: How technology is touching everything

<i>This sponsored post is produced in conjunction with Ford.</i><p>We’re entering a new era of technology. The internet used to be focused on communication and the display of information. Then it became about e-commerce during the early dot-com boom, with the high-profile success of companies like Amazon and …

A terrific Twitter tutorial -- and saying thanks in social media

There are lots of Twitter presentations on the web, but the one below is one of the best I've ever seen. It's by Steve Buttry (@stevebuttry), who has the cool title of digital transformation editor at Digital First Media (I last wrote about him in my blog when he shared very useful Facebook tips: …

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