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Overwhelming Cause of California Wildfires: Humans

As blazes continue around San Diego, can humans do more to prevent future fires?<p>Investigators around San Diego continue searching for the causes of ten fires that burned thousands of acres of land in the area this week, after determining that one of the blazes was set by sparks from construction …

Kerry: South Sudan President to meet rebel leader

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said South Sudan President Salva Kiir will meet rebel leader Riek Machar next week for talks.<p>Kerry traveled to Juba on Friday to push for face-to-face meetings between the feuding leaders.<p>Thousands of people have died in South Sudan because of drought and …

Nigerian troops 'preparing to launch rescue mission for schoolgirls'

Four battalions of troops, fighter aircraft and helicopter gunships reported to be preparing for assault to free 223 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram<p>Nigerian troops are reported to be massing in a forest in the north of the country in preparation for an assault to free hundreds of schoolgirls …

Africa

Apple, Samsung win some, lose some in patent case

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- An eight-person jury on Friday handed back a mixed verdict in the Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement case, determining that both companies were guilty in some aspects but not guilty in others.<p>The jury found all of Samsung's accused gadgets infringed Apple's '647 "quick links" …

Patents

Saudi Arabia Just Reported 25 New Cases Of The Deadly Virus That Was Just Discovered In The US

On Friday seven people were confirmed as having MERS, followed by 18 more on Saturday, the biggest daily increase in new infections so far. The total number of cases in the kingdom is 396, of whom 109 have died.<p>The new cases include nine in Riyadh, 10 in Jeddah, four in Mecca and two in Medina. In …

#flipshopping: Gifts for Mom

Inside Flipboard / April 29, 2014<p>We love our moms and we want to show them how much we care, but let’s be honest: sometimes they’re a little tricky …

Flood threats remain, but storm begins to fade, finally

It's almost over.<p>The slow-moving storm system that brought deadly tornadoes to the Plains and the Deep South, and flooding from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast could pop off a few more storms before sliding out to sea, forecasters said Thursday.<p>But, thankfully, the system doesn't appear to have …

Sharia Law Goes Into Effect in Brunei

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