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The 5 Times America Elected Donald Trump

If you can't believe that Donald Trump is still the GOP front-runner, then consider this: America has elected the likes of The Donald before. There …

Political History

7 worst apps that violate your privacy

When you're browsing through the millions of apps available from the Apple and Android app stores, you'll notice that close to 98 percent of them are free to download. That's great if you're looking to fill up your gadget, but many free apps, and some paid ones, do come with a hidden price — your …

Apps

Microsoft Forces Windows 10 Onto Windows 7 And Windows 8

The saga continues.<p>Following news that Windows 10 automatically downloads onto Windows 7 and Windows 8 for users who choose to upgrade, Microsoft has now confirmed it has taken things one serious step further: Windows 10 will now download on computers even when users chose NOT to upgrade.<p>This …

Windows 10

America's dark and not-very-distant history of hating Catholics

Progressives and conservatives are in a rare unity welcoming Pope Francis to the US, but anti-Catholicism was rampant before John F Kennedy was president<p>Congress and the United Nations rolling out their red carpets, nuns working overtime to bake communion hosts, prison inmates carving a walnut …

Religion

13 conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terror attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers

On September 11, 2001, 19 hijackers flew planes into the twin towers of World World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York. A third plane crashed into …

Long passwords won't keep you safe warn security services

Britain's security services have warned that complex passwords do little to reduce the risks of people being hacked by cyber-attackers<p>Complex passwords do little to reduce the risks of people being hacked by cyber-attackers, Britain's security services have warned as they advised businesses to …

How the Religious Right Is Destroying Democracy

You may have noticed a new phenomenon creeping up in this country, it is this trend of our laws taking a backseat to religion. Whether it is the action of not following laws or court rulings in the name of religion or dictating laws based on religion, our country is slowly being destroyed by our …

Religion

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Smartwatches

Fujifilm announces infrared X-T1 camera for fine art and crime scenes

Fujifilm's latest X-series camera is its least expected yet. The X-T1 IR is a variant of the fantastic X-T1 mirrorless camera, and matches it in just about every regard apart from its sensor — this model captures light from different parts of the spectrum, including ultraviolet and infrared as well …

Cameras

God In The Bible Warns His Enemies With Extreme Heat, And God Just Cursed Iran With 164 Degree Weather On The Day That Iran Threatened Israel With Annihilation

By onAugust 3, 2015 in Featured, General<p><b>By Walid Shoebat</b><p><b>In the Bible God warned His enemies with famine and extreme heat and Muslim Iran last Friday</b> …

Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently

Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true. Ahead of their 'Thunderstrike 2: Sith Strike' Black Hat presentation, Xeno Kovah, Trammell Hudson and Corey Kallenberg …

Saudi TV Just Got a Lot More Feminist

At first glance, the four stars of a new Saudi television drama, “Mubta’ethat” or “Sponsored Women,” look a little mis-matched. There’s Salma, a chic …

Saudi Arabia

Uncle of Chattanooga shooter in custody, being investigated

A maternal uncle who hosted the Chattanooga shooter in Jordan for a few months last year is a businessman with no links to any militant groups, his attorney says.<p>But a Jordanian official says the uncle is under investigation over the shooter's time with him there.<p>Asaad Ibrahim Asaad Haj Ali took in …

Mate Is The South American Drink That Puts Our Coffee Game To Shame

The Brits might have a deeply-steeped tea tradition. The Italians' espresso game is surely strong. Americans know where it's at when it comes to iced coffee. But none of that compares to the strong tradition that South America has with its energy-boosting beverage of choice, mate.<p>Mate is an …

South America

The beginning of an Israel-India ‘romance’? | Middle East

Last week, when the UN Human Rights Council voted on a resolution condemning Israel for its military offensive in Gaza last year, India chose to abstain.<p>Experts say this signalled a “significant” diplomatic shift in India’s policy towards Palestine. Last year, when the UN High Commissioner for …

Israel

ISIS Comes to Russia

Defectors from a homegrown jihadi insurgency in the Caucasus are now on Team Caliphate. Here’s what that means.<p>At the same time that bombs rain down …

Swan Song: Robin Williams' 'Boulevard' & 8 Actors' Last Roles

Actors act, and the lion's share of greats never have the luxury of being able to select their final roles with knowledge of their impending fate. …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

IS offers a mix of brutality, charity during Ramadan

BEIRUT (AP) — During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Islamic State group is showing two faces to the millions who live under its rule in Iraq and Syria — handing out food and alms to the poor to tout their adherence to the month's spirit of compassion while meting out sharp punishment to …

Islam

Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’: Read the First Chapter

Read the first chapter of Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ which will be published July 14<p>In 1957, when she was 31 years old, Harper Lee submitted her first attempt at a novel to the publisher J.B. Lippincott.<p>Titled ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ it was set in the ’50s and opened with a woman named Jean …

Harper Lee

Day 1 of 2015 Comic-Con

Darth Vader

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about US spying on French leaders

Francois Hollande apparently held secret meetings with Germany's opposition and Nicolas Sarkozy believed he was the one who could lead the push to resolve the financial crisis in 2008, according to WikiLeaks documents<p>Documents published online by WikiLeaks show that the US wiretapped three French …

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Israel
Donald Trump
Middle East

China bans Muslims from fasting Ramadan in Xinjiang | Ramadan 2017 News

China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open.<p>Most Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk during the holy month, which began on Thursday, but China's ruling Communist party is …

Islam

Inside Islamic State group's rule: Creating a nation of fear

ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — When the Islamic State fighters burst into the Iraqi village of Eski Mosul, Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim knew his wife was in trouble.<p>Buthaina Ibrahim was an outspoken human rights advocate who had once run for the provincial council in Mosul. The IS fighters demanded she apply …

Islam