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Apple vs. Google: The race is on for the wrist, TV, car

SAN FRANCISCO — Google and Apple are reaching beyond smartphones, tablets and computers to connect with our living rooms, cars and even our bodies.<p>This month, both tech titans detailed presentations to software developers, outlining their vision. Which one is closer to making it happen?<p>The short …

How Apple Got Its Groove Back

More than a week after Apple's WWDC keynote, I'm still trying to wrap my brain around everything that was announced.<p>I went into San Francisco's …

Ed Miliband's weekly shopping bill? Er... £70? More?

The Labour leader claims he spends £70 on his shopping bill, £30 less than the average British family, before conceding that he had probably underestimated it<p>Ed Miliband has been accused of having "absolutely no understanding" of the pressures ordinary families are under after he claimed he spends …

Personal Finance

More U.S. Planes Stand By In Case of Libya Embassy Evacuation

The U.S. Military has placed extra aircraft on standby in Italy in case the decision is taken to evacuate the American Embassy in Tripoli amid rising tension in Libya, defense officials said.<p>Four additional tilt-rotor Osprey transport planes and one additional C-130 Hercules were sent to Sigonella, …

Military

Thai army chief urges rivals to talk after declaring martial law | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s army declared martial law nationwide on Tuesday to restore order after six months of street protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government, but insisted the surprise intervention was not a military coup.<p>While troops patrolled parts of …

NHS could start prescribing e-cigarettes as study finds them 60% more effective than gum or patches

Although e-cigarettes are not yet licenced by the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, researchers at University College London said new evidence showed they were extremely effective at helping smokers to quit<p>The NHS should consider prescribing electronic cigarettes after a major …

Public Health

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: UK spy plane breaks down

<b>A UK spy plane sent to help search for more than 200 girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria has developed a technical fault.</b><p>It has been forced to land in Senegal for repairs, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.<p>The plane left the UK on Sunday, joining an international effort to secure the …

Africa

First British conviction for Syria-related terror offence

Mashudur Choudhury left Britain with aim of joining al-Qaida-inspired rebels fighting regime of Bashar al-Assad<p>A father of two has been convicted of a terror offence for arranging to travel to Syria to join a jihadist training camp.<p>Mashudur Choudhury, 31, is one of at least five men from Portsmouth …