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Apple awarded stocking full of patents, including heart monitor

US Patent and Trademark Office grants Apple 23 patents on Christmas Eve, perhaps most interestingly one for an embedded heart-rate monitor. That's for you, iWatch watchers.<p>The US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple 23 patents, including one for an embedded heart-rate monitor that …

Christmas Eve

Conflict in South Sudan Worsens as Americans Evacuate

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Armed conflict in South Sudan continued Sunday as opposing factions vie for control of the region. …

Customers Sue Target Over Credit Card Breach

At least 11 customers have filed lawsuits against Target over a security breach that exposed the credit card information of 40 million customers.<p>The BBC reports:<p>"The lawsuits, each seeking class-action status, have been filed in US courts in the past several days."Meanwhile, major US banks have …

Al-Qaida Group Admits 'Mistake And Guilt' For Botched Raid

An al-Qaida affiliate has taken the rare step of apologizing to the families of victims killed in a botched attack in Yemen earlier this month.<p>The attack on the Defense Ministry in the capital, Sanaa, was meant to hit an area of the complex where al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) says U.S. …

Nicaragua extradites 18 Mexican drug traffickers who posed as TV journalists

<b>Nicaragua has extradited 18 Mexicans who posed as television journalists to smuggle more than $9m (£5.5m) into the country, officials say.</b><p>The Mexicans were arrested last year when they tried to enter Nicaragua pretending to work as reporters from Mexico's Televisa network.<p>Police found the cash and …

Mexico

Thanks, Putin, But No Thanks: Few Are Grateful for Russia’s Pre-Olympic Amnesty

It was an awkward debate for Russia’s dissidents and the Western politicians who support them. Should they thank President Vladimir Putin for the …