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U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A U.S. military airstrike in Somalia has targeted the leader of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Somali and U.S. officials said on Tuesday, but they added it may take time to determine whether Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed.<p>Al Shabaab soldiers sit outside a building …

Ebola threatens food security in West Africa, says UN

Ebola putting harvests at risk and sending food prices soaring in West Africa, UN states<p>The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in …

Samsung has two new high-end smartphones coming this year

Samsung's not just counting on the Galaxy S5 to attract buyers.<p>The South Korean electronics giant said it plans to launch two new high-end smartphones in the second half of the year. One will be a "very innovative new product in the large-screen space," Hyun-Joon Kim, senior vice president of …

Two months with Android Wear: the best smartwatches yet

Google’s software for smartwatches, Android Wear, will start appearing on a range of devices from various manufacturers this autumn, and this year’s IFA electronics trade show, which starts on Wednesday, is expected to be packed with rival models.<p>Wear is a new platform, an overhaul of Google’s …