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What are 'barrel bombs' and why is the Syrian military using them?

Syrian military forces are using a new tool in their long-running war against rebels who want to oust President Bashar al-Assad from power.<p>They're called "barrel bombs" and they were dropped by Syrian helicopters in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday. The crude-but-deadly devices brought the …

New U.N. Report on Syria: 10,000 Children Killed

Children have endured "acts of terror" and "grave violations," the report states. They have been sexually abused and tortured, used as human shields …

Israel to release 104 Palestinian prisoners

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel will free 104 Palestinian prisoners to coincide with the resumption of long-stalled peace talks.<p>"I agreed to free 104 Palestinians in stages, after the start of negotiations and according to progress," he wrote on his official Facebook page on …

Connected cars are the future, but we still have miles to go

“Driveables” are one of the hottest trends of 2013 and money is flying at this space from all directions. Car manufactures, technology companies, startups, venture capitalists, telecom corporations — everyone wants to get in on what Forrester has called the “distinct fourth environment for …

Target Data Breach Has Congress Eying Data-Security Alternatives

Dustin Volz @dnvolz<p>Feb. 5, 2014, 11:27 a.m.<p>Con­gress will con­sider new ap­proaches to data se­cur­ity in the wake of ma­jor data thefts at Tar­get …

An Artificial Arm Gives One Man The Chance To Feel Again

Ten years ago Dennis Sorensen was setting off fireworks to celebrate New Year's Eve with his family in Denmark when something terrible happened.<p>"Unfortunately one of the rockets we had this evening was not good and when we light it then it just blew up and, yeah, my hand was, was not that good …

Sochi 2014: US warns airlines of Russia 'toothpaste' bomb threat

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1050000/1050609_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522291038_98ae19e20222edcb2b46140b73e87a32<p><b>The US has warned airlines with direct flights to Russia that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled onto planes.</b><p>The Department of …

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Vatican blasts back at UN report on pedophile priests, abortion

The Vatican blasted back at a UN-authored Rights of Children report, saying its criticism of the church's stand on homosexuality is driven by critics of the church's "non-negotiable" teachings.<p>The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, whose members have included such nations as Saudi Arabia, …