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Mistrust between Nigeria, Cameroon stalls fight against Boko Haram

DAKAR (Reuters) - Mistrust between Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon as well as disagreements over how to deploy troops against Boko Haram have stalled efforts to set up a regional force to combat the Islamist militants.<p>Failure to launch the 2,800-strong mission as planned in November has left the …

British Jihadist who faked death admits terror offences

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Japan's Abe Faces Great Risk, Little Reward in ISIS Hostage Crisis

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to do all he can to secure the safe release of two Japanese citizens facing death threats at the hands of …

Man gets 25 years for pushing student in front of train

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A homeless man with a long criminal record has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for pushing a college student into an oncoming train in 2013.<p>Howard Mickens, 41, received the sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty in December to one felony count of attempted murder stemming …

Mystery of Greece's Alexander the Great-era tomb deepens with body discoveries

Remains of five people found in vast, ancient tomb dating back to Alexander's era, around 300-325 BC<p>A vast tomb built in the time of Alexander the Great in Greece contains the ancient remains of five people, archaeologists announced on Monday, deepening the mystery as to who it was dedicated …

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Guinea schools reopen, but Ebola fears still keep many home

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Schools shuttered during the height of the Ebola crisis in Guinea began reopening Monday, but many parents were still too …

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Went Into Steep Climb Before Crash: Minister

An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia's transport minister said Tuesday. Ignasius Jonan told Parliament that radar data showed the Airbus A320 was climbing at about 6,000 …

Zambians vote in a special election to replace President Michael Sata

Zambians voted Tuesday in a special election to replace President Michael Sata, who died in office in October after a long illness kept secret by the government.<p>Sata's death unleashed ugly power struggles in the governing Patriotic Front party and the southern African country's biggest opposition …

Ukraine accuses Russian troops of attacking its forces

<b>The Ukrainian military has accused Russia of attacking its forces as fighting in eastern Ukraine spreads towards the Russian border.</b><p>Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said regular Russian units had attacked in the Luhansk region, much of which is under pro-Russian rebel control.<p>Heavy fighting was …

Charli XCX and Rita Ora Go Thelma & Louise in "Doing It" Video

Charli XCX has teamed up with Rita Ora for a new version of "Doing It" from her recent album <i>Sucker</i>. The color-saturated clip, directed by Adam Powell, stars Charli and Rita on the run from authority. "I wanted it to be like this badass Barbie <i>Thelma and Louise</i>-esque video," Charli told Buzzfeed. …

Kim Kardashian Revealed Her ‘Selfish’ Book Cover

Kim Kardashian couldn’t save her excitement any longer and revealed the cover to her upcoming Selfie book titled <i>Selfish</i>. <i>New York Times Bestseller</i> on …

Apple Watch wins the wrist war before it starts

Ever since Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch last September, it’s been one disappointment after another as far as I’m concerned. Apple’s first wearable won’t come in the minimalist form factor of the fitness bracelets I love. Worse yet, the launch version of the fashion-forward device will lack …

Hackers broke into Sony Pictures using an unpatched security hole

Whether or not you believe that North Korea hacked Sony Pictures, one thing is becoming apparent: whoever's responsible knew what they were doing. Sources for <i>Recode</i> understand that the perpetrators took advantage of a zero-day exploit, or a software security hole that hadn't been patched yet. The …

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