Elizabeth Frazier

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From iPad Air to Mac Pro: everything you need to know about Apple's fall event

After a year in which Apple’s product announcements have largely leaked out ahead of time, today the company delivered something of a surprise: a redesigned tablet, the iPad Air, that is the lightest full-size iPad to date at just 1 pound. Its announcement was coupled with the introduction of an …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

British fugitive Samantha Lewthwaite wrote 'love poem' for Osama bin Laden

The British woman allegedly linked to the Kenyan shopping centre attack penned an ode to Osama bin Laden, declaring: "My love for you is like no other," it has emerged.<p>The 34-line poem was found on a laptop belonging to Samantha Lewthwaite, who was married to 7 July 2005 suicide bomber Germaine …

Sparks school shooting: teacher died trying to protect students

A US middle school teacher who served two tours with the National Guard in Afghanistan has been hailed as a hero for trying to protect students from a shooting witnessed by up to 30 children.<p>Police said a student at Sparks middle school was the lone gunman who injured two classmates, killed himself …

U.S. Drone Strikes Violate International Law, Reports Allege

Two reports released on the eve of a White House visit by Pakistan's prime minister allege that the U.S. has "violated international law with top-secret targeted-killing operations that claimed dozens of civilian lives in Yemen and Pakistan," as McClatchy Newspapers writes.<p>In one of the reports, …

Missing Missouri child could be a match for gypsy girl, attorney says

Lisa Irwin, the Kansas City baby who disappeared two years ago, is among the candidates considered by authorities to be a match for “Maria,” the blue-eyed, blond girl found living with alleged abductors in Greece last week, the attorney for the missing girl's family said Tuesday.<p>Lisa, who was 10 …

US drone strikes could be classed as war crimes, says Amnesty International

US officials responsible for the secret CIA drone campaign against suspected terrorists in Pakistan may have committed war crimes and should stand trial, a report by a leading human rights group warns. Amnesty International has highlighted the case of a grandmother who was killed while she was …

Sparks, Nev., stunned after student kills teacher, himself

SPARKS, Nev. — A middle school crowded with parents dropping off their children and students hurrying to class erupted into chaos Monday morning as a student drew a semiautomatic handgun and opened fire, killing a teacher and wounding two students before fatally turning the gun on himself.<p>The …

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India school meal deaths: headteacher and husband charged with murder

A school headteacher and her husband have been charged with murder after 23 children died from eating pesticide-contaminated lunches in July at the school in eastern India, police said on Tuesday.<p>The trial of Meena Devi and her husband was expected to begin soon, said police officer Varun Kumar …

Police search for a motive in Nevada middle school shooting that left two dead

The 12-year-old Nevada boy who fatally shot a Marine veteran teacher and wounded two schoolmates Monday brought the gun from home and attempted to enter the school building before shooting himself, police said.<p>Middle school student Jose Cazares said on the TODAY show Tuesday that one of the …

Tourism in North Korea: the secret state is opening up

All the hoo-ha that's surrounded the recent opening of North Korea's ski resort, framed as it's been by the western press as the answer to chubby Kim Jong Un's wont to indulge his Swiss ways, has overlooked the fact that every dollar spent on tourism is a dollar not spent on centrifuges or Mercedes.<p>…

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In a Weapons Shell Game, Russia Is Still Arming Syria

Even as inspectors carry out a Russian-brokered deal to rid Syria of chemical weapons, Moscow is sending artillery, attack helicopter parts, and …

Iraq violence: Police killed in Anbar attacks

<b>At least 19 police officers and three civilians have been killed in a series of attacks overnight in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, officials say.</b><p>The first saw a suicide bomber ram an explosives-filled car into a checkpoint in Rutba, 110km (70 miles) from the Syrian border, killing five …

FBI gets tips about mystery girl in Gypsy camp

Kansas City girl who would now be 2 vanished from crib almost two years ago.<p>KANSAS CITY (AP) — The FBI is looking into whether a child found at a Gypsy camp in Greece is a missing U.S. girl, although the children's ages don't appear to match.<p>FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said Tuesday that the …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …