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Austria's Muslims fear changes to historic Islam law

<b>A row has broken out in Austria over government plans to overhaul the country's century-old law on Islam.</b><p>The new draft, which is partly aimed at tackling Islamist radicalism, forbids any foreign funding. But Austria's official Islamic Community says it reflects a widespread mistrust of Muslims and …

China unveils laser drone defence system

China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported.<p>The machine has a 1.2-mile range and can bring down “various small aircraft” within five seconds of locating its target, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing a …

Peter King Slams Doctors On Ebola, Suggests Ebola Went Airborne

Republican Rep. Peter King thinks the doctors are wrong on Ebola, suggesting the deadly virus might have mutated and gone airborne in an interview with Long Island News Radio last week.<p>"You know my attitude was it's important not to create a panic and it's important not to overreact and the doctors …

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Parrot Missing for Four Years Shows Up Speaking Spanish

Activists: Kurds halt jihadi advance in Syria town

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish fighters have been able to halt the advance of the Islamic State extremist group in the Syrian border town of …

Harassed game developer driven from home after receiving death threats on Twitter

Game developer Brianna Wu and her husband called the police and left their home last night after receiving a credible death threat on Twitter. The threats appear to be the latest in the "Gamergate movement," which has led to several attacks on those criticizing the treatment of women in video games.<p>…

Despite airstrikes, ISIS forces draw nearer to Baghdad

Despite airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition, Islamic State militants are in a position to wreak havoc on Baghdad after making gains in nearby territories, adding to the sense of siege in the Iraqi capital.<p>Yet some military experts believe that the terror group, who now control a large territory …

U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola

(Reuters) - At Fort Campbell in Kentucky, spouses of U.S. soldiers headed to Liberia seem to be lingering just a bit longer than usual after pre-deployment briefings, hungry for information about Ebola.<p>A soldier goes through the decontamination process with U.S. Army soldiers from the 101st …

'I do not want to be called a Turkish Kurd'

Simmering anger among Turkish Kurds may prove difficult for either Ankara or Kurdish political leaders to control.<p><b>Suruc, Turkey -</b> In the busy parking lot of Istanbul's Emniyet bus station, a young man sits quietly to the side, a backpack at his feet. His dark, round eyes reflect a sense of …

Google Glass v Apple Watch: in form against function, Apple edges it over Google

The Romans had a phrase for it: <i>Ars est celare artem</i>. That is: “The art is to conceal the art.” When you’re doing something really difficult in public with the intent of gaining attention, don’t let on how difficult it is to do. You don’t hear guitarists saying “OK, this riff is really hard” ahead …

Wi-Fi security, multiple sim cards and tablet pics – tech questions answered

Q I’ve heard public Wi-Fi is insecure. How do I improve my safety when using it? Sophie via email<p>A With the rise of smartphones, tablets and laptops, it has become increasingly common to use public Wi-Fi without thinking about security and privacy. Most people don’t understand how easily data can …

Vladimir Putin orders Russian troops to return to base near Ukraine border

Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, Russian news agencies have reported.<p>The news came before an expected meeting this week in Milan between the Russian president and his Ukrainian …

Syria: Kobane situation remains 'dangerous' says US

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1115000/1115296_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537466542_caca1aae8d95a120df472bd8d23f1088<p><b>The situation in Kobane in northern Syria remains "dangerous" says US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.</b><p>Fighting between Islamic State militants and …

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Texas healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola as CDC suggests breach of safety protocol

A Texas healthcare worker who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be given a diagnosis of Ebola in the US, who died on Wednesday, has tested positive for the deadly virus.<p>At a Sunday morning press conference at the hospital, it was confirmed that a close contact of the …

Algerian troops kill eight in search for group behind tourist beheading: state media

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian troops killed eight suspected militants in the eastern Bouira region where they have been tracking an al Qaeda splinter group that killed a French tourist, state news agency APS reported.<p>Three suspected militants were killed on Friday and another five were killed on …

U.S. Airways jet lands after air pressure problem

Two U.S. Airways flights experienced difficulties before landing Saturday night at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, airline spokesman Matt Miller said.<p>Flight 5782 was heading to Charlotte and made an emergency landing at 7:45 p.m. because of a hydraulic issue, Miller …

Kurds urge more air strikes in Kobani; monitor warns of defeat

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish forces defending Kobani urged a U.S.-led coalition to escalate air strikes on Islamic State fighters who tightened their grip on the Syrian town at the border with Turkey on Saturday.<p>A group that monitors the Syrian civil war said the Kurdish forces …

IS group pouring reinforcements into Syria's Kobane: monitor

IS has sustained serious losses in the battle for the town despite their superior armour, with at least 36 of its fighters killed on Saturday alone, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.<p>With the world's press massed just across the nearby border with Turkey, the fight for the town has …

As Iraq burns, Islamic State jihadis forced to pour reinforcements into Kobane

The crisis in Iraq deepened with a triple suicide bombing today, as Kurdish fighters in Kobane continued their resistance against Islamic State jihadis.<p>Iraq’s ethnic and sectarian turmoil deepened today when a triple suicide bombing killed dozens in a Kurdish-controlled town and a police chief was …

Big companies snoop on public more than GCHQ, says spy chief

Sir Iain Lobban, Director of GCHQ, says private firms are the ones who know everything about you and share data<p>Private firms snoop far more on the public than the spy agencies, the head of GCHQ has said.<p>Sir Iain Lobban, Director of the intelligence agency, said it was the “commercial companies” who …

Reports of Witchcraft-Related Child Abuse On the Rise in London

World<p>LONDON — Kevani Kanda was just six years old when her family accused her of being a witch. She was being molested by a relative and the trauma made her wet the bed and sleepwalk.<p>But instead of trying to find out what was wrong, Kanda's family were convinced she was possessed by an evil spirit. …

What The Top 1% Of Software Engineers Do That The Other 99% Do Not

<i>Answer by Michael O. Church, functional programmer and machine learning engineer, on Quora</i><p>My first inclination was to disclaim, “I’m not top 1%, maybe top <i>N</i>%” where N is some slightly higher integer, because false precision makes great humble-brags. In reality, I have a hard time identifying “top …

Carl Zeiss unveils its sub $100 virtual reality headset for iOS and Android

Carl Zeiss has just recently announced the VR One virtual reality headset for use with iOS and Android smartphones. While it still feels like a bit of stretch to get people to put these things on their heads, the typically steep price point of early contenders does’t help. The VR One is a similar …

James Foley, Missing American Photojournalist, Beheaded By ISIS In Syria

James Foley, an American journalist who went missing in Syria more than a year ago, has reportedly been killed by the Islamic State, a militant group formerly known as ISIS.<p>A YouTube video and photos purportedly of Foley emerged on Tuesday. The video -- entitled "A Message to #America (from the …

Man held in death of Marine's wife researched how to hide a body

The former Marine arrested on suspicion of killing the wife of a fellow Marine and throwing her body down an abandoned mine shaft had searched the Internet about the best way to dispose of a body, according to an arrest warrant released Tuesday.<p>The former Marine, Christopher Lee, 24, was arrested …

Video Purports to Show Beheading of American Journalist

<i>Updated 11:43 a.m. on Aug. 20</i><p>A video posted online Tuesday purportedly shows an Islamist extremist beheading James Foley, an American journalist …

Govt troops inch closer to rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and European Union officials next week in Minsk, the Kremlin announced Tuesday.<p>In a statement published on its website Tuesday, the Kremlin said Putin would meet on Aug. 26 with Poroshenko, as well as officials …

Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes, rocket fire

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.<p>Palestinians launched more than 180 rockets on Tuesday and Wednesday, mainly at …