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Quebec preparing major reform to immigration policy

Quebec is preparing for a major reform of its immigration policy, with proposed changes partly inspired by Ottawa, says the province's Immigration Minister.<p>The time has come for Quebec to re-examine its immigration model, and the way the province chooses, welcomes and integrates foreigners into the …

Congo parliament passes election law stripped of census requirement | Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament gave final approval on Sunday to an electoral law shorn of a controversial provision that risked delaying a vote due in 2016 and had triggered days of deadly protests.<p>The reversal is a major blow for President Joseph Kabila’s camp and a …

Two Marines killed in helicopter crash are identified

The two Marines killed in a helicopter crash during a training mission at Twentynine Palms were from a squadron based at Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps said Sunday.<p>Capt. Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield were the only Marines aboard a UH-1Y Huey helicopter that crashed Friday …

Ukraine's President Hopes To Revive Shattered Peace Process

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says he will "calm" fighting between his forces and Russian-backed separatists in the country's east a day after rocket fire killed 30 people in and around the port city of Mariupol.<p>Poroshenko, speaking after an emergency meeting of Ukraine's security council, …

Disenchanted Hong Kongers are preparing to escape Beijing’s rule

A population drain may be looming for Hong Kong, as the disillusioned residents of China’s special administrative region look for a way out from under Beijing’s creeping influence.<p>After months of protests calling for universal suffrage yielded no discernible results, thousands of Hong Kongers with …

Hong Kong

'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'

<i>This is the first in a series, Inside Alzheimer's, about the experience of being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.</i><p>In 2009, 59-year-old Greg O'Brien was a successful journalist and writer living in Cape Cod. He was healthy and happy — he exercised every day, made a good living, spent …

Senate Subcommittee Drops “Civil Rights And Human Rights” From Name

Sen. John Cornyn, now the chairman of the subcommittee, decided to change the name. "The name of a subcommittee speaks to its priorities," one Senate Democrat aide said.<p>WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights is now just the …

16 dead in protests marking Egypt revolution

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> A bleeding woman collapses on the ground. A police officer totes a weapon behind her.<p>It's an image that spread rapidly on social media -- and fueled furor among activists in Egypt who claimed it cast light on a devastating reality, four years after protests shaped a revolution that …

Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country.<p>The U.S. campaign against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is …

Middle East

: Zachary Porter

Family and friends of missing 25-year-old Zachary Porter have been worried sick for more than 18 months. Zachary vanished on July 23rd, 2013 after leaving his home to sell his motorcycle in Coos County, Oregon. He never returned.<p>Porter was the main caretaker for his mother and grandmother, and also …

Elderly Georgia Couple Missing After Trip to Buy Craigslist Car

Georgia police were searching for a man Sunday who they believe is involved in the disappearance of a couple in their 60s who hadn't been heard from since before going on a day-trip to buy a car they had found on Craigslist.<p>Ronnie "Jay" Towns, 28, was wanted on suspicion of making false statements …

Crime

Blizzard 2015: 250-Mile Stretch of Northeast Braces for Storm

The New York City area was placed under a 35-hour blizzard warning beginning Monday afternoon, with more than 2 feet of snow expected to create "paralyzing, crippling" conditions, forecasters said Sunday.<p>It's part of a storm system that's expected to pummel the Northeast from Philadelphia all the …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Will Feature Brand-New Engine

Anyone who thought that the Call of Duty game engine has started to show its age will finally, at long last, be getting a reprieve. The series ran the same (albeit improved) engine throughout the entirety of the Xbox 360/ PS3 generation, and those fans that notice this sort of thing took that as …

Activision's $500 Million Bet On 'Destiny' Is Far From A Sure Thing

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick is no stranger to raising eyebrows with his comments, and he’s done so once more this week, revealing a figure he says is Activision’s commitment to making Bungie’s Destiny their next massive franchise.<p>“If you’re making a $500 million bet you can’t take that chance with …

Steam yanks $19.99 game from Early Access, offers full refunds

Steam has removed the game <i>Earth: Year 2066</i> from Early Access and is offering refunds to disgruntled gamers who paid its $19.99 asking price.<p><i>Earth: Year 2066</i>, pilloried in Steam's forums as amateurish, ugly and broken, launched April 16. Since then, its developer, Killing Day Studios, has been …

Activision reportedly spending $500 million to launch Destiny

Call of Duty publisher Activision is about to spend half of a billion dollars to blaze a potential path to higher profits over the next 10 years.<p>At the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles last week, Activision chief executive officer Bobby Kotick revealed that his company is spending $500 …

'Shaq-Fu' sequel goes into production following successful crowdfunding

"It's time to start production."<p>In March, NBA star Shaquille O'Neal kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to fund a sequel to the infamous 16-bit game <i>Shaq-Fu</i> — and it may have been close, but the funding was ultimately successful. O'Neal and his development studio Big Deez Productions were looking to …

Uncharted 4 disappears, Nintendo copies Netflix, and other E3 2014 predictions

We’re a little than a month away from this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (2014). The annual event always brings tons of gaming reveals and news.<p>This year’s show, which takes place June 10 to June 12 in at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will surely have its own surprises and …

Nintendo's 'Mario Kart 8' Demonstrates The Folly Of The 1080p Debate

From the looks of it, Mario Kart 8 is shaping up to be an incredibly gorgeous game. Eurogamer has a video that showcases the remade Mario Kart tracks compared to their original versions, and the results are absolutely stunning.<p>The article also comes with the footnote that Mario Kart 8 will run in …

The Honest Trailer For ‘Skyrim’ Reminds Us To Play A Lot More ‘Skyrim’

Smosh Games and Screen Junkies teamed up to create another Honest Trailer about a video game instead of a movie or TV show. As with their honest trailers for <i>Mario Kart</i> and <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>, they’ve picked another awesome game to joke about: <i>The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim</i>.<p>“From the developers of <i>The</i> …

Activision is spending $500 million to make 'Destiny' the next 'Halo'

Activision Blizzard will spend $500 million to launch the upcoming <i>Destiny</i>, the next sci-fi epic from the studio behind <i>Halo</i>. According to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who revealed the sum at the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week, the number includes both development and marketing …

Light Table wants to give you coding superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

The death of Windows XP will impact 95 percent of the world’s ATMs

Microsoft’s 12-year-old Windows XP operating system powers 95 percent of the world’s automated teller machines, according to NCR, the largest ATM supplier in the US. While the idea of Windows powering ATMs may surprise consumers, XP runs in the background powering the software that bank customers …

The iPhone 6: Five Features It Must Have To Stay In The Game

Having owned the last three major revisions of Apple’s iPhone and had extensive use of other handsets besides, I believe the iPhone 6 will be one of the most significant launches yet of an Apple iPhone.<p>However, I don’t mean significant as in a feature-laden device that will wipe the floor with the …

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 1

In the past, coding was a pretty niche affair, those of us with our Acorns, Spectrums and Commodore 64s experimenting with lines and lines of code. I remember as an 8 year old, spending ages typing out lines of code on my beige Acorn Electron to draw….a line on the screen. To add insult to injury …

Apps

Netflix subscriptions rise as HBO and Showtime lose viewers, report finds (update)

<b>Update:</b> The NPD Group has retracted portions of its report, now stating that while its conclusion that premium subscription channels are losing subscribers is true as a whole, it should not have concluded that specific companies such as HBO and Showtime were losing subscribers. HBO and Showtime …