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Islamic State seizes Iraq's biggest dam

Jihadists overcome Kurdish fighters in north of country to seize strategic towns as their advance continues, forcing Christians and other religious minorities to flee<p>Islamic State, the jihadist group, has seized Iraq's biggest dam and two more strategically located towns after a series of …

Metal-edged Samsung Galaxy Alpha pic leaks, looking a lot like (you guessed it) an iPhone

In case you hadn’t considered it yet, adding a metal edge to a Samsung Galaxy device makes it look a bit more like Apple’s(s aapl) iPhone 5s. And if …

Ebola patient arriving in Atlanta Saturday, and doctors are ready

Medical personnel are preparing for a deadly strain of the Ebola virus to touch down on U.S. soil for the first time Saturday as Americans fret about their safety and international health officials warn that the deadly outbreak is spreading out of control in Africa.<p>Two stricken American citizens …

Held by North Korea, Kenneth Bae feels abandoned by U.S., report says

Kenneth Bae, an American citizen detained in North Korea for almost two years, said he feels like the U.S. government has abandoned him, according to a pro-North Korea newspaper.<p>Bae gave an interview to Choson Sinbo, a newspaper based in Japan, which has been given access to Bae in the past.<p>The …

'The world stands disgraced' - Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15

United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled on Wednesday.<p>At least 15 people, mostly children and women, …

In Largest-Ever Outbreak, Ebola Spreads To Nigeria

The deadly disease has spread to at least three major West African urban centers. The World Health Organization reports at least 660 have died from the disease since February.<p>Nigeria's national health minister confirmed that a Liberian man who died in a Nigerian megacity on Friday tested positive …

Israel-Gaza conflict: Obama and Pope call for peace as child death toll rises

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis issue separate calls for peace as conflict between Israel and Hamas claims 218th child victim, according to Unicef figures<p>President Barack Obama has urged Israel to halt the Gaza offensive immediately, as new figures showed that 218 Palestinian children have …

Ebola virus kills top doctor, infects U.S. doctor

An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in Africa is now taking a toll on doctors and health care workers battling the deadly disease, including two Americans.<p>Kent Brantly, 33, an American doctor who has been working in Liberia since October for the North Carolina-based aid …

Libya clashes kill 'at least 36' in Benghazi

<b>At least 38 people have been killed in clashes between troops loyal to the Libyan government and Islamist fighters in the city of Benghazi, officials say.</b><p>The militants attacked troops in the centre of the city, in eastern Libya.<p>A week of fighting in the capital Tripoli, near the airport, has left …

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

LG Display unveils flexible TV panel that can be rolled up to 3cm

LG Display has come up with a new flexible TV panel that people can roll up just like a newspaper.<p>The South Korean company on Thursday unveiled two 18-inch OLED panels -- one that's rollable and another that's transparent. This means televisions using this type of technology can be easily hidden on …

Gear & Gadgets

Americans' baby photos and resumes among NSA spy haul

Heaps of baby photos, fitness selfies, medical records and resumes are among thousands of private communications scooped up and stored by NSA spy programs.<p>That's according to new disclosures based on documents Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, gave to The Washington …

California firm recalls chicken over salmonella fears

A California company is recalling an unknown amount of boneless chicken sold in eight states over salmonella fears, federal officials said.<p>Foster Farms, based in Fresno, produced the chicken on March 8, 10 and 11, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection …

Fear and ignorance as ebola 'out of control' in parts of west Africa

When ebola first struck Pujeh, a village deep in Sierra Leone’s forested interior region, residents did what they always do when a mysterious illness brings death: they consulted the traditional healer. But the elderly herbalist soon caught one of the world’s most contagious diseases, and then …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …