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New strain of Android malware is 'virtually impossible' to remove

Do you remember the bad old days of computer viruses so invasive that it was easier to nuke your software and start over than fix the problem? They're back... in mobile form. Lookout has noticed a trend toward Android malware that masquerades as a popular app, but quietly gets root-level access to …

Refugee Passports Could End Border Delays in the Balkans

Katy Long, <i>Stanford University</i><p>Migrants warm up by a fire as they wait to cross into Croatia, October 19 2015. Marko Djurica/REUTERS<p>The latest hellish chapter in the Syrian refugee crisis is currently unfolding at Croatia's borders. Thousands of refugees were forced to wait in knee-deep mud, as …

EU and Balkans leaders hold crisis refugee summit

The mini-summit called by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, groups the heads of eight hard-hit EU nations including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, plus the leaders of Serbia and Macedonia.<p>The meeting comes after Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia on Saturday warned they would not allow …

More torrential rain falls on top of overflowing waters in Texas

<b>(CNN) —</b> The math is simple, but the potential weather consequences are daunting.<p>Up to 20 inches of rain have fallen over parts of Texas over the last few days, breaking some local rain records. In southeast Texas, another 6 to 12 inches were on their way overnight -- even more in isolated …

Weather

Egypt’s youth don’t care about elections but they still want a democracy

Egypt’s turnout at this week’s parliamentary elections was so staggeringly low it prompted a columnist for one of the country’s biggest tabloids to claim that Egyptians prefer porn to politics.<p>Azza Heikal, an adviser to president Sisi, said on national television in a message directed at young …

Democratic Party

Catholic bishops compromise on divisive family issues

Roman Catholic bishops have reached a compromise on divisive family issues, including whether to allow divorced members of the Church to take communion.<p>The final report from the Church's Synod called for a case-by-case approach but restated there was no foundation for same-sex marriage.<p>Pope Francis …

Christianity

17 killed in fire in Indonesian karaoke bar

MANADO, Indonesia - Seventeen people were killed in a fire that raced through a packed karaoke bar early Sunday on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, and 71 others were hospitalized for smoke inhalation.<p>Witnesses told authorities the fire started at around 1 a.m. on the second floor of the three-story …

Latin America

Tanzania heads to the polls in presidential and local elections

Voters in Tanzania have headed to the polls in what looks to be a tight presidential election. The ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), faces a …

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